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Why Is My Executive Job Search Taking So Long?

Executive Career Brand

Executive job search in the digital age is hard! Most job seekers don’t know what to do, what not to do, what the first steps are, whether they need help, and basically, how to stage a successful job search campaign. I won’t sugarcoat it.

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The Biggest Executive Job Search and Personal Branding Mistake

Executive Career Brand

What’s the first step when you’re about to dive into a job search? Create your resume, or update your existing one, so you can hit the job boards hard right away? that will accelerate your job search, if you jump right over that first step.

2013 229

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16 Deadly Executive Job Search Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

Meg Guiseppi, C-level Executive Job Search Coach — Resume, Biography, Branding, Online Identity & ROI Value Communications Blog Home Intro Personal Branding 360 Reach Personal Brand Assessment Why hire a Reach Certified Personal Branding Strategist? They easily slid into new jobs.

2010 268

How To Write A Great Accomplishment Statement | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [08.02.10] View Comments How To Write A Great Accomplishment Statement If you are regular reader, you may notice that another recent post showed someone similarly posed. That post was about signaling strength during job interviews.

The Art of the Interview – Three Ways to Nail Your Interview

Ms. Career Girl

In every interview, as we strive to share our authentic self, there is an element of a star performance. While the list is long, the following are my top three tips to nail your interview. Frame your key accomplishments in the macro and the micro.

2018 240

How to Create a Living Resume

Ms. Career Girl

The post How to Create a Living Resume appeared first on Ms. When you’re a freelancer or on the job hunt, your resume is possibly your best marketing tool for picking up new employer and/or clients. If so, it’s time to dust it off and take stock of your achievements to date.

2017 190

3 Job Search Game Changers

Career Realism

3 Job Search Game Changers. The countdown timer runs to zero, a noise signaling the start of the games sounds throughout the arena, and everyone runs towards the cornucopia. Related: How Bright is Your Beacon? Here Are 3 Tips That Will Transform Your Search: 1.

2016 83

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

Executive Career Brand

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. You may be unaware of how much resumes have changed in just the past few years. Prepares you to network and interview well.

2017 247

8 Ways To Beat Job Search Burnout

Career Realism

You probably know the dangers of burnout, but do you also realize that you can become burned out from a job search? Related: 6 Tips For Managing Job Search Stress. It often leads to cynicism, detachment, a lapse in accomplishments, and feelings of ineffectiveness.

2014 114

Job Search: Then and Now

Career Rocketeer

I’m often asked what changes I’ve seen in effective job search strategies from several years ago versus now. What has changed, is how to get noticed and how to get to an interview in the first place. Metrics are king!

How to Make a Business Case for Hiring Military Veterans #SHRM16


Two hundred thousand military veterans are exiting their lines of service each year according to a Maryland’s Workforce Exchange. This makes for a huge opportunity for employers who are excited to hire and employe military veterans. “There is no easy place to find veterans.

Seven Ways to Get Noticed in Your Job Search | Boomers Next Step

Boomers Next Step

Do you hate being ignored when you send your resume to countless employers? Are you approaching your job search like everyone else? You’re just blending in with the Job Search Herd when you’re like everyone else. In order to get noticed by recruiters and hiring managers, you must stand out from the Herd. Don’t Blend In – Be Different How to do this? Recruiters only want to see the last ten years of employment.

2011 65

How to Fix Four Common Resume Mistakes

Career Solvers

And most of them have at least one of four major problems related to content, style, and form. If so, it may be time to perform a checkup on your resume to improve the overall health of your job-search campaign. The job description. I review a lot of resumes.

2011 89

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

Executive Career Brand

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. But they usually haven’t deleted any information to accommodate the new stuff.

2017 226

Performance Improvement Plan a Fraud? – Here’s 12 Clear Indicators

Sklover Working Wisdom

It’s a serious word, not to be used lightly, and never where unjustified. A fraud is commonly defined as “an intentional misstatement or mischaracterization of fact intended to induce action by another person to his or her detriment.” Simple: a Plan to help the employee to Improve his or her Performance. Most often, a Performance Improvement Plan is an exercise designed and supervised by Human Resources to assist management in terminating an employee.

2016 100

4 Reasons You Can’t Write Your Own Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

Often, they’ve written their own resume and state upfront that they’re embarrassed by how bad it is. Many of them have never needed a resume, as they progressed through their careers to the senior or c-suite level. Or, they haven’t looked for a job in several years.

2017 207

What a Personally Branded Executive Resume Does For You

Executive Career Brand

The main purpose of an executive resume is to land interviews. But it can do so much more for you, as you navigate an executive job search. When you add personal branding to the mix, a resume becomes an even more powerful positioning and job search tool.

2013 243

The Biggest Executive Resume Writing Mistake

Executive Career Brand

You sit down to put your resume together and ponder what should go in, and what should NOT go in. You want to make an excellent first impression. You want your email inbox to be flooded with requests for interviews. don’t have time to sift through irrelevant information.

Think Like an Executive Resume Branding Pro – Build Your Personal Brand

Executive Career Brand

To help you prepare to write an executive resume that will help you compete in today’s job market — or help you collaborate with a professional resume writer — I’ve written this 5-part series, from my insider’s perspective. Draw out your top career accomplishments.

2015 206

What’s Your Executive Career Brand Story?

Executive Career Brand

Sure, you need to include all the right keywords representing your skill sets and areas of expertise. but that’s just to keep pace with your competitors. How will you catapult your value and good-fit qualities above the crowd, in these often anemic personal marketing materials? If you’ve ever listened to a great storyteller, you know how connected it made you feel to the person and what’s being said. In job search, storytelling works similarly.

2015 165

4 Reasons You Can’t Write Your Own Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

Often, they’ve written their own resume and state upfront that they’re deeply embarrassed by how bad it is. The majority of them have never needed a resume, as they progressed through their careers to the senior or c-level. They fail to capture attention above the fold.

2011 224

Interview Lessons from Mariah Carey

Career Solvers

It’s unconfirmed whether Mariah forgot the lyrics to her songs or just didn’t want to sing live, but either way, she came off as unprepared. Many job seekers choose to “wing” their interviews rather than rehearsing beforehand and often their interview performance suffers because of it.

2017 52

5 Ways To Kill Your Chances With A Hiring Manager

Career Realism

5 Ways To Kill Your Chances With A Hiring Manager. Who wouldn’t want the ability to instantly read a person’s mind and affect their behavior? Related: How Hiring Managers Make Decisions. Here are 5 of the biggest hiring manager turn-offs to be on the lookout for: 1.

2016 94

4 Tips On Backing Up Your Soft Skills With Hard Facts

Career Realism

While soft skills are important to employers, simply labelling the resume with these words or saying it at the job interview won’t produce much results. You need to back it up with hard facts. Related: How To Create A Resume With Impact: Duties Vs. Results.

2015 114

Is It Time For Your Resume Checkup?

Career Solvers

This month my Career Collective colleagues are discussing tactics for giving your job search strategy a mid-year checkup. Be sure to check out the sage advice of my colleagues as well by following the links at the end of this post. It’s really no different for job seekers.

2011 97

Top 5 Resume Trends In 2017

Career Realism

I’m hopeful that 2017 will be a year full of great opportunities for all job seekers actively searching, and for those passively open to new opportunities—which according to a new survey by JobVite happens to be 74% of us. Feel free to send me an invite here.

2017 99

Take a Ride in the Elevator Before You Interview | CareerSolvers

Career Solvers

Home About Us How It Works FAQs Contact Resources Request a Proposal Thursday, May 13th, 2010 Take a Ride in the Elevator Before You Interview Everyone needs an elevator pitch which is a quick overview of who you are and the value you can bring to an organization.

2010 80

coworker monopolizes meetings with irrelevant topics

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager coworker monopolizes meetings with irrelevant topics February 11, 2011 A reader writes: I have a question about how to deal with one aspect of a co-worker’s conduct that is frustrating and annoying my colleagues and me.

2011 78

employer said I didn’t have enough “passion” when I couldn’t interview on a Saturday

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I recently applied for a job and was excited to receive an invitation to interview. They were looking to fill the position fast and wanted to know if I could interview two days later on Friday. That was tight, but I moved forward since the job seemed like a great fit for my experience. Due to a prior family commitment (planned months in advance), I explained my circumstances and offered to interview the following Monday.

2018 78

I’m supposed to write 23 mini-essays in 24 hours before an employer will even interview me

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I am in the early stages of job searching and have a situation that I’m not sure is abnormal or not. I received the following questionnaire to complete after I applied for a director level job in the nonprofit/association industry. The initial request was to complete this within 24 hours. When I returned and opened the questionnaire, I was shocked because it was going to take me a few hours to complete.

2018 61

Want Stronger Results? Try A Networking Resume

Career Realism

Trying to engage high-level decision-makers in your job search? Planning to contact recruiters or network during business meetings? Skip The Job Descriptions There’s no room for lengthy explanations of teams led, budgets managed, and so forth.

2013 83

Know Your Value: Don't Undersell Yourself on Your Resume

Resume Writing

Resume Writing Blog: Creating Prints Master Resume Writer | Certified Resume Writer | Expert provides free resume writing information, resume help, tips, advice, career job searching tools, online social networking via this Resume Blog, Resume Writing Blog, Career Blog. Many job seekers, especially those who don’t work at a job where metrics are directly involved with their role, will often fail to promote the difference they have made.

2010 58

10 Tips: Asking For Recommendations On LinkedIn | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [09.27.10] View Comments 10 Tips: Asking For Recommendations On LinkedIn So I’ve decided to spend a good portion of the week on getting and using references. Whereas Twitter and Facebook still receive lower marks from many job seekers.

2010 113

10 Interview Styles To Avoid | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [06.17.10] View Comments 10 Interview Styles That Make My Blood Run Cold I don’t do as much interviewing in my current job as I used to do earlier in my career. So bust my credibility for that if you have to.

2010 96

On Being A Good Fit For The Job | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [05.16.10] View Comments On Being A Good Fit For The Job This is an interesting topic for me. Because I spoke to a number of you over the past few weeks. We can all choose to give candidates more or less credit for accomplishments.

2010 94