Executive Career Brand

How to Write a C-suite Executive Career Brand Biography

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When I first speak with potential c-suite clients, we discuss their job search target and goals, and which of the services I provide they’ll need to accomplish their career goals.

2017 125

How LinkedIn’s Resume Assistant Can Negatively Impact Your Personal Brand

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Personal branding is all about differentiating the unique value you offer the employers you’re targeting. If you want to make headway using LinkedIn to promote your personal brand and value, you create plenty of content to reinforce your brand and what you have to offer.

2018 73

3 Juicy Insider LinkedIn Personal Branding Tips

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I’ve been a LinkedIn member and professional LinkedIn profile writer for close to 10 years. I’ve not only learned how to help my clients leverage LinkedIn for job search, but also how to use it to build my personal brand and business. In fact, most of my clients find me through LinkedIn.

2017 132

How to Write An Irresistible C-suite Executive Resume in 10 Steps

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When was the last time you used your executive resume? When was the last time you even thought about it or looked at it? If you’re like many of the c-suite and senior-level executives I work with you’ve either never needed a resume to get noticed and land a job.

2017 117

Do Cover Letters Really Matter in Executive Job Search?

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Opinions vary on whether or not cover letters are even read – or needed – in job search. Although it’s true that some people won’t even look at them, they probably will notice if you DON’T include one.

The Two Worst LinkedIn Profile Headline Mistakes

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In our first consultation, a new client of mine asked me whether the LinkedIn professional headline a writer had created for him was a good one. This executive job seeker had been an IT Project Management Consultant for 20 years.

2017 106

15 Savvy Tips To Boost LinkedIn Profile Views

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Bedazzle Your LinkedIn Profile and Boost Profile Views. When you’re actively pursuing new career opportunities, you need to make your LinkedIn profile dazzle, so it will be a traffic magnet.

2017 99

Game-changing Executive Resume FAQs

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In this series of posts on executive job search Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), I’ve already covered the following: LinkedIn FAQs. Personal Branding FAQs. Online Reputation Management FAQs. Still to come, my post on Executive Job Search FAQs, in general.

2016 112

How Many LinkedIn Connections Are Good For Executive Job Search?

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One of the questions my c-suite and senior-level executive clients most frequently ask me is: Does it matter how many people I’m connected to on LinkedIn, and who should I connect with – everyone who asks?

2017 98

Smart Executive Job Interview Techniques from the Experts

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For the past 10 years, I’ve been fortunate to count myself among Job-Hunt.org’s many job search and career experts, as the top-rated, trusted career site’s Personal Branding Expert and most recently, its Personal Branding with LinkedIn Expert.

2018 53

The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search – Part 2

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How to Define Your Unique Personal Brand. and Make It Memorable. In Part 1 of this series, I covered: Personal Branding Hype and Myths vs. Reality. What Personal Branding Really Is. How Authentic Branding Makes You Stand Out. How Differentiation Wins Out Over Sameness.

2017 106

3 Neglected, But Simple, Personal (Social) Branding Strategies

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Some personal branding strategies for job search take a lot of time to accomplish. Some personal branding strategies for job search take a lot of time to accomplish. I wrote an article earlier this year that outlines important branding tips, 3 Juicy Insider LinkedIn Personal Branding Tips : 1.

2017 75

Showcase Your Personal Brand with LinkedIn Comments

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[This article was originally published for my gig as the Personal Branding Expert on Job-Hunt.org.].

2016 111

LinkedIn FAQs for Executive Job Search

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As noted in the first in my series of Executive Job Search FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) which focuses on personal branding , I’ve compiled several of the questions/topics that most often come up with my clients.

2016 110

The One Skill Every Job Seeker Should Have

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Being a good listener makes even less qualified candidates more attractive. Have you noticed that listening well and truly being engaged in a conversation seem to be lost arts these days?

2016 108

Personal Brand Buzzkill: Snarky Comments on LinkedIn Pulse

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I post articles nearly every week on LinkedIn’s Pulse platform. I’m very gratified when people take the time to comment. The vast majority of these comments are positive. People thank me for providing useful information. Some add their own helpful tips. That’s all good.

2016 119

LinkedIn Hashtags: A New Personal Brand-Building Tactic

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Promote Your Personal Brand Promise with LinkedIn Hashtags. Feeling inundated by those little cross-hatch figures or pound signs? No wonder. Hashtags are everywhere. It seems that anytime you see any kind of online communication – on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. –

2017 89

FREE eBook on Smart Personal Branding with LinkedIn

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In 2009 I wrote a little ebook for Job-Hunt.org on using LinkedIn for personal branding and executive job search. I did a minor update in 2010. Not too much had changed. With LinkedIn’s newest 2017 User Interface, I needed to do a major revamp of the ebook.

2017 84

What’s the Best Executive Resume Format and Length?

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When I speak with executive job seekers, one of the first things they often ask me is how their resume stacks up. Many of them have never been in a job search or haven’t faced one for a number of years.

2016 106

4 Ways Common Courtesy Drives a Successful Executive Job Search

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Executives these days seem to pay less attention to good manners and etiquette when networking, and through the entire executive job search process. which makes these positive qualities an even more powerful asset to those who demonstrate them.

2018 52

How to Network Into the Goldmine of Hidden Executive Jobs

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If you’re in any way involved in executive job search, I’m sure you’ve often heard and read that networking – face-to-face, on LinkedIn and elsewhere online – plays a key role in landing a good-fit gig. Most of my executive job-seeking clients understand the value of networking.

The Secret Weapon for Job-Winning Interviews

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I know. You think I’m going to tell you that the “secret weapon” is something like targeting. or personal brandin g. or proactive networking. or deep preparation. or even hiring a professional job search strategist. All of those are critical, but that’s not the secret weapon I want you to embrace.

2017 98

How to Deal With Employment Gaps in Your Resume and LinkedIn Profile

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It’s an unfortunate situation for executive job seekers. Executive recruiters and others assessing you through your executive resume and LinkedIn profile may red-flag you if they see long stretches of time, say a year or more, unaccounted for. especially if that gap is current.

2015 130

Oh, How the New LinkedIn Has Changed!

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I just completed updating my 3 executive job search ebooks. Most of the strategies I recommend in them haven’t changed much over the past year but, as I got into LinkedIn particulars, I quickly realized that my content updates were going to take a lot longer than I anticipated.

2017 95

Essential Checklist to Optimize LinkedIn For Executive Job Search

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Along with being an essential tool for executive job search, LinkedIn plays an important role in overall career management. I’ve found that many executives have a “build it and forget it” mindset with LinkedIn.

2016 121

7 Tips to Build Your Executive Job Search Target Companies List

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Many executive job seekers resist targeting select employers, because they don’t want to limit their search. They want to be open to any opportunities that may even remotely be a good fit for them.

2016 117

Are You Tweaking Your Out-Dated Executive Resume To Death?

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How to Update and Revive Your Over-Edited, Old Executive Resume. So many of my executive job seeking clients who send me their resumes when we first connect, feel the need to apologize for them.

2017 84

5 Deadly LinkedIn Mistakes

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Four years ago I published a post that became very popular – 29 Biggest LinkedIn Mistakes – in which I described some of the worst things executives in job search do, or neglect to do, on LinkedIn.

2015 128

Executive Job Search Email Mistakes: Careless Email Address and Subject Line

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Think about this. You’re reaching out via email to a recruiter. or a hiring manager at a company you’re targeting. or someone in your network. or someone you don’t know at a target company, with whom you want to network.

2016 117

Do Grammar and Spelling Errors Really Matter in Executive Job Search?

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I hope it goes without saying that typos, misspellings and grammatical errors in your job search personal marketing materials (LinkedIn profile, resume, biography, etc.) reflect badly on you as a candidate. Such errors can actually tarnish your personal brand.

2016 106

How Important Are Thank You Notes in Executive Job Search?

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Job seekers these days seem to pay less attention to good manners and etiquette through the job search process . Which makes these positive qualities an even more powerful asset to those who always display them.

2015 129

Online Reputation Management FAQs for Executive Job Search

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Fortunately, more and more of my c-suite and senior level executive clients are aware of how important it is for them to have a solid online presence, to land a great-fit new gig.

Are You Executive Job Search-Ready?

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7 Questions to Test Your Preparedness for Executive Job Search. I guess no one is really ready for a job-hunt until they’re forced into it, but I’ve found that many new job seekers dive in before understanding how today’s executive job search works.

2016 106

Personal Branding FAQs for Executive Job Search

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When I speak with my c-suite and senior level executive clients for the first time, we discuss the job search issues concerning and impacting them right now. The things they don’t know how to deal with. The things they don’t understand that may be holding them back.

2016 98

How to Stay Positive in Executive Job Search

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10 tips to conquer negative thoughts and keep moving forward. Job search can wreak havoc with your emotional state and self-esteem. Unless you’re very lucky, you’ll face at least some rejections.

2016 99

How to Balance Personal Branding With Personal SEO

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[This article was first posted for my gig as the Personal Branding Expert on Job-Hunt.org.]. Both personal branding and personal SEO are critical pieces for successful job search in the digital age, and they go hand in hand.

2016 110

The Value of Blogging Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn

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Blogging is one of the most powerful ways to demonstrate your subject matter expertise, and communicate your good-fit qualities for the jobs you’re seeking along with something of your personality. that is, your personal brand.

2016 99

The New 10-Step Executive Personal Branding Worksheet

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Differentiate your unique ROI for today’s executive job search. Personal branding has come a long way since Tom Peters ignited the business world nearly two decades ago with his personal branding manifesto on Fast Company, THE BRAND CALLED YOU.

2014 151

How to Conquer Ageism in Executive Job Search

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The 3-Step Strategy to Overcome Age Bias. First, give up the notion that you can hide your age.

2016 99

How To Exploit the New LinkedIn for Best SEO

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Take Advantage of the New LinkedIn User Interface To Draw More People To Your Profile. Have you taken a close look at what’s happened to the very top section of your LinkedIn profile, with the latest User Interface?