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Nail Your Virtual Interviews – 21 Things You Need To Know, Do and Master

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This year so many things in our work and personal lives have been shaken up and tested. Social distancing, virtual interviews, and working from home are new work “normals” today. For many of us, our work and personal lives now intersect in ways we wouldn’t have imagined a year ago.

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Reset Your Executive Job Search: What Got You There Will Keep You on Top

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When you first meet a recruiter, you may think “I’m so perfect for the job. Isn’t it obvious?” ” But their reaction will probably be “Umm, no. Excuse me, do I know you?”

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How To Use Video For Job Search and Personal Branding

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When I began collaborating on a new kind of customized video system for job search and career late last year, I did a Google search on “how to use video for job search“ Google loaded more than 5 billion results, but only a few results within the first 10 pages or so were actually about […]. The post How To Use Video For Job Search and Personal Branding appeared first on Executive Career Brand™. Executive Job Search Personal Branding personal brand video

2020 190

3 Reasons I Won’t Connect with You on LinkedIn

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I’m fortunate and grateful to receive lots of requests to connect on LinkedIn. Heeding the same advice I give my executive job seeking clients, I connect with most people who ask me. Expanding my network on LinkedIn means more people to learn from and communicate with.

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Worried About Age Discrimination? 9 Things on Your Executive Resume That Show Your Age

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Several years ago I wrote the post Is Your Executive Resume Still Partying Like It’s 1999?, and then updated it more recently. Sadly, I’m still seeing executive resumes that look and read like the ones I was writing 15-20 years ago.

2018 280

Top 10 Ways to Build Your Online Personal Brand with LinkedIn

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Among the many benefits LinkedIn offers both job seekers and careerists, it is one of the best places to build your online personal brand and differentiate the unique value you offer your target employers. Don’t believe me? Try Googling “your name” right now.

2018 268

Use LinkedIn Wisely in Your Executive Job Search

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I would guess that the majority of executives in job search, or planning one, know that they need a LinkedIn profile. Too many stop there. They may fill in a little information in their profile, but they rarely do much else.

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It’s Time to Update Your LinkedIn Profile

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I’m just as guilty as the next guy of neglecting my social media accounts. I realized recently that I needed to update my LinkedIn profile. Let’s face it. We all get busy. We forget to do things. I was doing some research for a LinkedIn article that led me to scan my LinkedIn profile. Things […]. The post It’s Time to Update Your LinkedIn Profile appeared first on Executive Career Brand™. LinkedIn Personal Branding LinkedIn Profile personal branding

2020 122

The Power of Volunteering For Your Personal Brand and Executive Job Search

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If you’re not already doing some in-person volunteering in your local community, think about getting involved. Savvy business leaders like you have so much to offer organizations that are a good fit for your talents, skills and sensibilities. And guess what? The returns to you can be immeasurable.

2018 252

Targeting, Branding and Networking Get the Job During the Pandemic

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With COVID-19 continuing to impact job search, 3 things are more important than ever: Targeting (and research) … Personal Branding … Networking Some employers (maybe your current employer) are furloughing or laying off people. Others are hiring new people. If you’ve been furloughed or laid off, don’t count on your employer taking you back. They […]. The post Targeting, Branding and Networking Get the Job During the Pandemic appeared first on Executive Career Brand™.

2020 127

Smart Personal Branding: Posting LinkedIn Updates vs Updating Your LinkedIn Profile

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If you’ve been paying attention, plenty of helpful articles have probably passed in front of your eyes about using LinkedIn for personal branding and executive job search. I write about LinkedIn often right here on ExecutiveCareerBrand.com.

2018 265

5 Transformative Executive Job Search FAQs

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In executive job search strategy sessions, my clients and I discuss all kinds of obstacles and issues they’re dealing with, or have concerns about. Over the years, I’ve kept track of these things, and have written blog posts addressing the ones that come up all the time.

2018 245

The Power of Social Capital in Executive Job Search

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Social capital is the value of other people in your life. Leverage this powerful asset and use it both during and after your executive job search. The post The Power of Social Capital in Executive Job Search appeared first on Executive Career Brand™. Executive Job Search Executive Networking

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5 LinkedIn Profile Personal Brand Building Essentials

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Let’s start with the understanding that if you’re job-hunting, you need to have a robust LinkedIn profile personal brand building strategy. This is especially true if you’re an executive job seeker. People who can help you meet your career goals are using LinkedIn to find and assess candidates like you. I mean people like executive […]. The post 5 LinkedIn Profile Personal Brand Building Essentials appeared first on Executive Career Brand™.

2019 203

Smart Networking Tips from Job Search and Career Experts

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Smart networking continues to be the best way to land a job that you covet and deserve. Over the past 10-15 years, power networking has expanded to include connecting and communicating through social media. So many of us shudder at the thought of having to network, even if we know we HAVE to. We can […]. The post Smart Networking Tips from Job Search and Career Experts appeared first on Executive Career Brand

2019 197

Do Executive Job Seekers Need LinkedIn Premium?

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In LinkedIn strategy sessions with my clients, we cover a lot of territory on using LinkedIn for executive job search. A frequently asked question is whether they should upgrade to LinkedIn Premium.

2018 240

7 Things I Learned About Resume Writing That Changed Everything

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I’ve been helping job seekers with their resumes, LinkedIn profiles and other job search-related materials for about 25 years. You’d think resume writing would be that much easier after all that time, but it’s not. Resume writing is complicated. These days, so much more is involved than merely detailing a client’s career history. When I […]. The post 7 Things I Learned About Resume Writing That Changed Everything appeared first on Executive Career Brand™.

2020 116

The Importance of Cover Letters: Experts Weigh In

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The importance of cover letters continues to be debated among job search experts and job seekers alike. We question whether they have any impact at all. or whether they are even read. First a little history.

LinkedIn Updates: A Time-Saving Personal Branding and Networking Tool

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Posting LinkedIn Updates Is an Easy, Fast Way to Stay Proactive on LinkedIn When I’m speaking with executive job seekers about the importance of using LinkedIn, one of their biggest concerns is finding the time. Most of them are employed, while job hunting under cover. They know job search takes effort. But with holding down […]. The post LinkedIn Updates: A Time-Saving Personal Branding and Networking Tool appeared first on Executive Career Brand

2019 198

How to Find Executive Recruiters Specializing in Your Niche

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7 Places to Find Executive Recruiters in Your Niche In my executive job search strategy sessions with clients, one of the things they most often want to discuss is where and how to find executive recruiters. I caution them not to rely entirely on recruiters to get them into a job.

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Experts Debate LinkedIn vs. the Executive Resume

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LinkedIn and Resume Experts Discuss the Value of Each in Executive Job Search A few months ago I posted an update to my LinkedIn stream about LinkedIn vs. the executive resume, which highlighted my blog post, Does LinkedIn Make the Executive Resume Obsolete. I hoped the update would generate some conversation, while providing valuable information […]. The post Experts Debate LinkedIn vs. the Executive Resume appeared first on Executive Career Brand.

2019 212

Why Culture Fit Matters in Executive Job Search

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How to set the groundwork in executive job search to land a job that’s the right culture fit If you’ve read even a few of my blog posts about executive job search best practices, you know that the first steps to land an executive job that will be a mutual good fit are: 1. Targeting […].

2018 246

Executive Job Search Blogging: Anyone Can Learn To Do It, and Excel

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Do you know how beneficial having a blog can be when you’re in executive job search? Having your own blog will help you build your personal brand and differentiate the value you offer as a candidate. in a way that almost nothing else can top. An added bonus. you […]. The post Executive Job Search Blogging: Anyone Can Learn To Do It, and Excel appeared first on Executive Career Brand. Blogging Executive Job Search job search blogging personal branding

2019 210

Tips To Beat Ageism in Executive Job Search If You’re Over 50

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Along with things like employment gaps and lack of skills or other credentials, age discrimination is the major concern for most of my job seeking c-suite and senior-level executive clients. No surprise.

Post-COVID-19 Job Search: What’s Changing

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Job search has always been complicated and often daunting. Post-COVID-19 job search is even more so. Everyone involved is scrambling to adjust to the new challenges that have come with the pandemic. I’ve pulled together resources and advice from various experts in different aspects of job search. Below you’ll find some specific advice. Post-COVID-19 Job […]. The post Post-COVID-19 Job Search: What’s Changing appeared first on Executive Career Brand

2020 127

How Science Predicts a Bad or Good First Impression in an Executive Job Interview

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How to Ace Your First Impression in Executive Job Interviews First impressions are tricky things. and especially critical in executive job interviews. We always want to nail a first impression but, sometimes, it seems more like an art than a science. However, research shows that there are scientific principles that contribute to how […]. The post How Science Predicts a Bad or Good First Impression in an Executive Job Interview appeared first on Executive Career Brand.

2018 216

How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Is Used in Executive Job Search

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For many years executive recruiters and HR professionals have been using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to improve productivity and performance. I’ve found that many executive job seekers don’t know anything about ATS, and are in the dark about how ATS and AI work together. What are Applicant Tracking Systems? Developed in […]. The post How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Is Used in Executive Job Search appeared first on Executive Career Brand.

2019 205

10 Best Posts to Get Your Executive Job Search in Gear

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At this writing, it’s the beginning of a new year. a time when executive job search is on many people’s minds. But this roundup of posts are well worth reading whatever time of year you come across them. as you think about diving into job search, […]. The post 10 Best Posts to Get Your Executive Job Search in Gear appeared first on Executive Career Brand. Executive Job Search Personal Branding c-suite executive job search personal branding

2019 208

Executive Resume Branding: Differentiate Your ROI Above-the-Fold

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Capture the attention of your target audience immediately and compel them to contact you. The post Executive Resume Branding: Differentiate Your ROI Above-the-Fold appeared first on Executive Career Brand. Executive Resume, Biography & Cover Letter Personal Branding c-level executive resume c-suite job search

2019 197

The #MeToo Movement and Diversity in the Workplace

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The #MeToo movement is a defining moment in fourth-wave feminism, and continues to have a dramatic impact on all of us. at work and in our personal lives. The phrase was first used in 2006 by Tarana Burke, to draw attention to the sexual abuse of women of color. It has since […].

10 Common Job Interviewing Mistakes

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Job interviews are one of the most nerve-wracking but necessary parts of life that most of us must deal with. Job interviewing mistakes are something we can avoid. Did you know that on average 33% of hiring managers decide whether to hire a candidate within the first 90 seconds of meeting them?

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Smart Job Interviewing Tips from the Experts

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If you’re like most job seekers, you dread interviewing for jobs. You may even dread them so much, you almost wish you didn’t land interviews at all. You need help with smart job interviewing. In an effort to make these challenging experiences easier for you, I’ve compiled some advice from various job search and career […]. The post Smart Job Interviewing Tips from the Experts appeared first on Executive Career Brand

2019 167

Secrets Executive Recruiters Can’t Tell You and Tips for Working with Them

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I always advise executive job seekers NOT to rely entirely on executive recruiters to get them into a job. If you reach out to several recruiters and then sit back and wait for them to connect you with a job, you may be waiting a long time. Most of your job-hunting efforts should revolve around […]. The post Secrets Executive Recruiters Can’t Tell You and Tips for Working with Them appeared first on Executive Career Brand.

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7 LinkedIn Things You Should Do. But Probably Don’t

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Whether you’re using LinkedIn for executive job search. or career management. or building business, you should want to make it work optimally for you. I review lots of LinkedIn profiles every day, and see some things that still baffle me. People put things on their profiles that don’t belong […]. The post 7 LinkedIn Things You Should Do. But Probably Don’t appeared first on Executive Career Brand. Executive Job Search LinkedIn personal branding

2018 209

5 Reasons Your Personal Brand Loves LinkedIn

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Let’s establish right off the bat that communicating your personal brand is no longer optional in executive job search. Before you write or update your resume and dive into a job hunt, you need to identify what differentiates you from others competing for the same kinds of jobs, with the employers you’re targeting. Defining your […]. The post 5 Reasons Your Personal Brand Loves LinkedIn appeared first on Executive Career Brand. LinkedIn Personal Branding personal branding

2019 180

Yikes! Poltergeists Are Messing with My LinkedIn Profile. Things Are Missing

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Things Can Change on Your LinkedIn Profile Overnight. Keep an Eye on It! When was the last time you took a look at your LinkedIn profile? It may look quite a bit different than even a month ago. things may have moved around, some things may not be there […]. The post Yikes!

2018 203

Jobvite Job Seeker Report, Before and During COVID-19

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This year’s Jobvite Job Seeker report looks at how people were finding jobs before COVID-19, and then during the pandemic. Initially, 1,500 employed adults and job seekers in the U.S. were surveyed in February 2020. Then, to track the impact of COVID-19, they conducted a follow-up survey of 1,500 job seekers in early April. Covering […]. The post Jobvite Job Seeker Report, Before and During COVID-19 appeared first on Executive Career Brand™.

2020 116

Executive Job Search Preparation is Hard Work. Accept it!

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The Corona virus is impacting all of us in many ways right now. We’re following guidelines to stay healthy and avoid spreading the disease. If you’re job-hunting, you may think you should put it all on hold. Companies aren’t hiring now, right? And job search preparation may be the last thing on your mind. But […]. The post Executive Job Search Preparation is Hard Work. Accept it! appeared first on Executive Career Brand

2020 128

5 Things You (Probably) Don?t Know About Executive Resumes and Job Search

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If you’re looking for an executive job or considering changing your career direction, you’re thinking about executive resumes and job search. Maybe you’re writing your own resume, and doing some research to learn how to write your resume. A Google search on “executive resume” yields about 1.5 million results today. Should you trust what you […]. The post 5 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Executive Resumes and Job Search appeared first on Executive Career Brand™.

2020 116

Using Online Branding to Secure Your Dream Executive Position

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Imagine getting a call for that senior-level executive position you’ve been longing for. It all goes well until the interviewers look at your social media profiles. There are some photos and posts you’d rather your prospective employer didn’t see, which reflect badly on your professional image. It needn’t be that way. It’s time to smarten […]. The post Using Online Branding to Secure Your Dream Executive Position appeared first on Executive Career Brand™.

2019 170

A Clever LinkedIn Personal Branding Tip to Accelerate Your Executive Job Search

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If you’re using LinkedIn correctly for personal branding and executive job search, you’ve come at it in two ways: 1. You’re building keyword-rich content to boost SEO (Search Engine Optimization) so your profile sits there working PASSIVELY for you – making you more visible and findable. You’re PROACTIVELY using LinkedIn’s various activities and features […].

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Networking to Referral to Hire: The Best Way to Land an Executive Job

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When discussing executive job search strategy with my clients, I lay out the fundamental first steps that get the best results – targeting, research and personal branding.

2018 206

9 Things to Talk About in an Executive Job Interview

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An executive job interview takes on a slightly different tone than your average interview. The structure is similar, and even some of the questions overlap from interviews for lower level positions. What’s expected of you, however, is on another level. For C-level positions, hiring managers are looking for a leader. someone with […]. The post 9 Things to Talk About in an Executive Job Interview appeared first on Executive Career Brand™.

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