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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. Be specific with examples and metrics.

2017 178

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 195

Personal Branding, Resume or Job Search Targeting: Which Comes First?

Executive Career Brand

It may seem obvious that the first thing to do, when you’re about to start an executive job search, is locate, dust off, and update your resume. In my experience, many executive job seekers do just that. In all likelihood, you’ll be facing a protracted job search.

2014 221

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 243

3 Job Search Game Changers

Career Realism

3 Job Search Game Changers. When you conduct a job search in the “usual” way, you are signing up for a fight like this. Here Are 3 Tips That Will Transform Your Search: 1. Concrete metrics are crucial- the more you have, the more credible you seem.

2016 83

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.

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

How to Get the Best LinkedIn Recommendations

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?

Revealed: Expert Strategy To Boost LinkedIn Visibility

Career Realism

Revealed: Expert Strategy To Boost LinkedIn Visibility. Related: 5 Smart Ways To Get Noticed On LinkedIn. The same principle applies for LinkedIn: developing a profile without benchmarking the competition first is like taking wild shots at the basket.

2016 83

The Real Reason Why Most LinkedIn Profiles Suck

Career Solvers

I just finished reading several blog posts referencing LinkedIn’s recent post about the top 10 overused buzzwords on LinkedIn profiles. But have you ever stopped to think why job seekers include these words on their profile? In other words, all the job descriptions sucked.

2011 90

What’s Your Executive Career Brand Story?

Executive Career Brand

Capturing the attention of people assessing you through your resume, LinkedIn profile, and biography – typically rather dry, business-oriented content – can be a challenge. In job search, storytelling works similarly. Building stories around your skill sets, accomplishments, and good-fit qualities helps attract people to you and differentiates the unique value you offer. This method of job search storytelling is a good way to start.

2015 162

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. How to Define Your Personal Brand for Executive Job Search.

2015 190

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

Executive Career Brand

So many of my executive job seeking clients who send me their resumes when we first connect, feel the need to apologize for them. Some Things Executive Job Seekers Do Wrong with Their Resumes. More in my post, Do Grammar and Spelling Errors Really Matter in Executive Job Search ?

2017 203

4 Reasons You Can’t Write Your Own Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

Or, they haven’t looked for a job in several years. We discuss how job search has changed in the past several years, and that these days their resume may not be their first introduction to the people they need to attract. 7 Things Successful Executive Job Seekers Know.

2017 191

What a Personally Branded Executive Resume Does For You

Executive Career Brand

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. 10 Brand-Diluting Phrases That Weaken Your LinkedIn Profile (and Resume).

2013 215

7 Phrases To Delete From Your LinkedIn Profile

Career Realism

Phrases that are taboo on resumes like, “Self-motivated team player,” are creeping back into lists of job hunter credentials on LinkedIn. Unfortunately, these mundane, dry, and redundant phrases can make it difficult for you to maximize the power of LinkedIn in a job search.

2013 83

The Biggest Mistakes New Job Seekers Make

Career Solvers

I meet many job seekers who have never had to conduct a formal job search. If you’re looking for a new job, below are some tips for starting off your search on the right foot: 1. It can be tempting to apply to jobs online. A job search is like a marathon.

2016 80

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

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. That is, they source and assess candidates through Google search, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media.

2017 205

The Biggest Executive Resume Writing Mistake

Executive Career Brand

While these (and others) may all be bloopers that can sabotage your chances, the biggest mistake any executive job seeker can make with their resume – or LinkedIn profile , other online profiles, or any career marketing materials – is: NO CLEAR CAREER TARGETING.

How to Create a Living Resume

Ms. Career Girl

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. While every new engagement is a chance to broaden your experience, that is not always conveyed when searching for the next new opportunity.

2017 204

8 Ways To Get Your Resume Noticed By Recruiters

Career Realism

Recruiters can receive hundreds of resumes to review for a single job posting. Thoroughly read the job descriptions and requirements and make sure you understand what the job entails. Avoid lengthy and irrelevant descriptions and include quantitative metrics.

2019 52

7 Ways Your Resume Will Be Judged Post-Interview

Career Realism

Employers will often bring in candidates who don’t fit the job posting 100% to see what else they’re bringing to the table at this stage. Lack Of Match-Up Between Job Titles And Actual Responsibilities. Accomplishments, accomplishments, accomplishments!

2016 83

Is It Time For Your Resume Checkup?

Resume Bear

In today’s challenging economy, job seekers will need to implement a strong self-marketing campaign in order to get noticed in a crowded job search space. It’s really no different for job seekers. Focus on Accomplishments Over Job Tasks.

2011 245

4 Reasons You Can’t Write Your Own Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

We discuss how job search has changed in just the past few years, and that these days their resume may not be their first introduction to the people they need to attract. This post will help, Executive Job Search: Research Your Target Employers.

2011 192

5 Ways To Kill Your Chances With A Hiring Manager

Career Realism

A big mistake job seekers make is submitting overly-general resumes. Study the job postings for positions like this, as well as LinkedIn Profiles for people who currently have these jobs. Excitement fuels job offers!

2016 94

4 Cover Letter Hacks That Will Help You Stand Out

Career Realism

We’re all looking for shortcuts, tips, and tricks to make life easier—and why not job searching too? Include Metrics. Give the employer three short bullets that are metric-driven. You could also include a link to your LinkedIn profile (which I strongly urge you to do!),

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. This has not escaped our careers and job searches.

2017 99

Help! My Resume Is Dead On Arrival

Career Realism

By making some strategic changes to how you present yourself, and combining that with improvements designed to make your value and career accomplishments crystal clear, you should see a rapid uptick in responses. Evaluate job postings for common qualifications and requested attributes.

2016 83

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

Workology

Look beyond job boards and find ways to engage them. Look at business goals, strategy and start to identify what it is you want to accomplish. Measure at periodic intervals like quarterly metrics. It’s easy to overmeasure and be focused on the metrics.

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. In today’s challenging economy, job seekers will need to implement a strong self-marketing campaign in order to get noticed in a crowded job search space.

2011 97

6 Punctuation Tips For A Sexier Resume

Career Realism

You want a resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile that presents you in the best possible light. You’ll also want to capitalize your own job title above each position listed on your resume. Job Search Resume punctuation

2014 114

How Do Executives Land Higher-Paying Positions?

Career Realism

They approach an executive search with this mentality. Searching for a new opportunity is a game of shadowboxing, and the more precisely you can place your punches the better the odds of a successful outcome. Value-Driven Accomplishments. Salary details at your last job?

2016 80

Take a Ride in the Elevator Before You Interview | CareerSolvers

Career Solvers

For example, being proficient in Microsoft Project can position a project manager as a candidate that gets the job done expeditiously and in turn saves time, money, and resources. Use accomplishment-focused, metrics-driven examples to support your strengths.

2010 80

Switching Careers at the Executive Level

Jennifer Anthony

In fact, according to Execunet’s 2009 Executive Job Market Intelligence Report, 94 percent of the senior-level executives surveyed would consider switching industries. Of course, you won’t have decades to get the job done.

2009 158

3 Quick Fixes For A Lackluster Executive Resume

Career Realism

Does it seem like an uphill battle to convey your leadership value during your job search? If you use language copied from other resumes or LinkedIn Profiles (or even worse, your job description!), Focus On Single Accomplishments.

2013 109

6 Reasons Why Your Resume Isn’t Getting A Response

Career Realism

It can be hard to ascertain if it’s your resume, the job market, or who knows what else when you’re job searching and your phone just isn’t ringing. Many job seekers have called us and said “I think it’s my resume, but I’m not sure ….” Ditch the objective statement and utilize a job target/job title and personal branding statement instead. Your career summary is full of fluff and filler words that could apply to every job seeker on the market.

2014 88

Is Your Resume Ready for a Recruiter?

Career Realism

QUESTIONS CAREER ADVICE ARTICLES CLIMBING THE LADDER CHOOSING A CAREER PATH INTERVIEWING JOB SEARCH TACTICS NETWORKING RESUME & COVER LETTER SCORING AN INTERNSHIP Home » CAREER ADVICE ARTICLES » RESUME & COVER LETTER » Is Your Resume Ready for a Recruiter?

2010 114

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. We can all choose to give candidates more or less credit for accomplishments. And we’ve all been second place for a big job.

2010 94

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. You cannot say: “I really need this job&#.

2010 96

coworker monopolizes meetings with irrelevant topics

Ask A Manager

And if anyone reading this sees themselves in this guy, now is your chance to repent and reform, and start doing your job as a manager.) As a related question, what do you do when the Boss/Manager is the one who tends to ramble on and on about things not related to your job?

2011 96