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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. They often neglect targeting, and narrowing their search to several select companies, because they want to keep their options wide open. That strategy may have worked even a few years ago, but job search doesn’t work the same way now.

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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. Today’s photo shows someone who has just accomplished something great. I used this picture because writing a great accomplishment statement is just the beginning of the conversation about you.

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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. This is what results in needlessly extended search times and accepting an offer not because it advances your career, but because you simply want it to be over. Here Are 3 Tips That Will Transform Your Search: 1. Your future employer is already telling you what to include within your resume in the job posting.

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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. However, left unaddressed, burnout can threaten your relationships, your health, and your career, not to mention your job search. So, how can you prevent or heal job search burnout?

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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. Rather, it’s better to limit your resume to 1 or 2 pages, and provide short, substantive , statements of your related background, accomplishments, and quantified results. These days most any Applicant Tracking System (ATS), or means for a recruiter to search for someone is based on key words they use for the search.

Job Search Tips for Employees of RadioShack and Others Facing a Layoff

Career Solvers

Even if you think your job is not in jeopardy today, you should always be proactively managing your career because stuff happens…quickly. Review your resume to see if your document reads like a laundry list of job tasks or an accomplishment-focused, metrics-driven self-marketing tool. Do it now, before you are in “I need a job yesterday” mode. Do you know what you would do with your 401K or other investments if you lost your job tomorrow?

Revealed: Expert Strategy To Boost LinkedIn Visibility

Career Realism

Revealed: Expert Strategy To Boost LinkedIn Visibility. You need to know what’s working (and what’s not), and adopt the tactics used by people who currently have the job you want to maximize visibility. Click on the “Advanced” option next to LinkedIn’s search bar. This will pull up an “Advanced People Search” box where you can insert search terms across a broad range of areas (you get more search options with a Premium Account).

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Job Interview “Elevator Pitch”

Resume Bear

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. Just like the resume, the pitch must include proof that you have successfully completed job relevant tasks. Quantify accomplishments using numbers, percentages, and dollars whenever possible.

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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. Below are five strategies for crafting a more powerful presentation of your qualifications to get noticed faster and accelerate your job search. It’s really no different for job seekers. Every resume needs clear evidence that you are qualified to do the job you are applying for.

2011 188

What’s Your Executive Career Brand Story?

Executive Career Brand

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. Storytelling helps employers get a feel for the kind of person you are and how you make things happen, and envision you contributing on the job. Then Use t he C-A-Rs (Challenge – Actions – Results) Strategy. More Information About Executive Job Search.

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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. Before you find someone that is qualified, at the right point in their career and is a good fit for the job. But for someone to deliver on those three, they have to interview in a way that allows the hiring company to visualize them in the job.

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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. If you have spent the last eight hours posting for jobs online, you have wasted seven hours and 50 minutes. It can be tempting to apply to jobs online. Job postings represent the open market; the jobs everyone gets to see. A job search is like a marathon.

2016 62

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

Tim's Strategy

Today the focus is on LinkedIn – the social networking site that many job seekers now call home. Whereas Twitter and Facebook still receive lower marks from many job seekers. That a job seeker has taken the time to get them. What if each of your recommendations for a position reflected back on a key accomplishment statement on your resume? The 10 Best Job Search Groups On Linkedin It is hard to imagine, but Linkedin still has a.

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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. A company has a job and you have skills and experience that either match well or don’t match well. Those are your qualifications for the job compared to the requirements for the job. And we’ve all been second place for a big job.

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4 Reasons You Can’t Write Your Own Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

And, because most also don’t understand resume strategy, they don’t know how it should look, what to include, what to exclude and what to highlight. 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. I also stress that, since these people search LinkedIn first, before using other search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.)

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Interview Lessons from Mariah Carey

Career Solvers

Many job seekers choose to “wing” their interviews rather than rehearsing beforehand and often their interview performance suffers because of it. Craft an elevator pitch to communicate your value proposition and be prepared to give accomplishment-focused, metrics-driven examples of how you have helped the companies you’ve supported do things smarter, faster, or more efficiently. Just regurgitating your resume or speaking about general job responsibilities won’t cut it.

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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. Identify your ideal job target, and compile a folder of job postings that have piqued your interest. Evaluate job postings for common qualifications and requested attributes. Job Search Resume career advice job search resume dead on arrival resume tips

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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. Below are five strategies for crafting a more powerful presentation of your qualifications to get noticed faster and accelerate your job search.

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

Workology

Yesterday at the Annual SHRM Conference, I attended the session, “A Business Case for Hiring Veterans: Designing and Implementing a Veteran Hiring Strategy.” Look beyond job boards and find ways to engage them. How to Start Creating a Military Hiring Strategy. Citroen further suggests we get started creating a military hiring strategy by looking at the business. Look at business goals, strategy and start to identify what it is you want to accomplish.

How to Fix Four Common Resume Mistakes

Career Solvers

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. These resumes list job responsibilities galore and often look like the writer literally cut and pasted their job description into the resume. Tip: For each position you have held, create a brief paragraph that describes your job responsibilities and job scope including the size of your budget and staff.

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How Do Executives Land Higher-Paying Positions?

Career Realism

They approach an executive search with this mentality. You are riding a wave, and staying on top means constantly adapting strategies and tactics to deliver the results you’re after. Here are the strategies my executive clients use to secure MAJOR salary and title increases: 1. 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.

2016 59

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? Executive recruiters and hiring authorities routinely source talent through LinkedIn search. Two bonuses when you use this strategy: 1. In what ways have I helped you do your job?

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. Just like the resume, the pitch must include proof that you have successfully completed job relevant tasks. Quantify accomplishments using numbers, percentages, and dollars whenever possible.

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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. In order to make a lateral move to another career, you’ll need to get to know the new career just as well as you know the old one, including the customers, products, metrics and process, among other aspects. Of course, you won’t have decades to get the job done.

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How Do the Best Executive Resumes Win Interviews?

Career Realism

In the midst of an executive job search but gaining little to no traction? Powerfully written, superior-quality executive resumes—those that clearly position job seekers as must-have leaders in their field—contain specific language that distinguishes candidates at a high career level. Here are the secrets behind the best executive resumes that win attention for premier positions – along with corrective tips for bringing your own resume up to par in today’s job market: 1.

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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!), As an example, consider the difference between these two statements of scope on a sales executive resume (both describing the same job): Statement A: “Managed national accounts, customer relationships, and sales teams in 4 states.”. Focus On Single Accomplishments.

2013 80

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. That was tight, but I moved forward since the job seemed like a great fit for my experience. Think about something that you’d be willing to go out of your way to accomplish even if all the odds were against you. Best of luck in your job search.” Apparently, they use it as a metric to see how passionate an applicant really is.

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Want Stronger Results? Try A Networking Resume

Career Realism

Trying to engage high-level decision-makers in your job search? A Networking Resume — a powerful sound bite that encapsulates your career in a single page and gets more traction in your search by supplying a quick picture of your bottom-line brand value. It’s especially useful for job hunters in the midst of person-to-person contact who want to avoid the hassle of tracking multiple sheets of paper. Planning to contact recruiters or network during business meetings?

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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.

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Is Your Resume Ready for a Recruiter?

Career Realism

9 Advantages to Subscribing to Our Site Career-Rx Interview Prep Tool 10 Steps to a Job Search Career Personality Test Attitude Adjustment Twitter 101 Am I Money Quiz Job Search Engine CAREEREALISM Toolkit Contact Us 9 Reasons to Subscribe FREE Webinars Premium Career Tools C3 = Career Coaching Clinic 144-Page e-Book Full-Service Career HMO ABOUT ABOUT US FAQ NEWS & MENTIONS OUR TEAM PRIVACY POLICY WHY WE EXIST AM I MONEY? How do you find a job today?

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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. If you would, please describe/explain the reasons for your career moves/job changes, including gaps of employment if applicable. Membership Year Over Year performance metrics.

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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? We have a regular staff meeting that was, for a long time, dominated by the boss, to the point where we didn’t accomplish any of the objectives that the meetings are for.

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