Online Reputation Management FAQs for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

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. But they often don’t know how to go about building an online footprint. Are You Executive Job Search-Ready?

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. Whether or not you’re looking for a new job, are you doing all these things? Write articles for LinkedIn’s long-form publishing platform Pulse.

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How Many LinkedIn Connections Are Good For Executive Job Search?

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And, the more connections you have, the more people who are likely to share or like or comment on anything you publish on LinkedIn – updates, Pulse articles, comments, etc. Why a Minimal, Anemic LinkedIn Profile Can Actually Hurt Your Executive Job Search.

2017 211

10 Steps to Executive Job Search Success

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Many of the c-suite and senior-level executives I work with haven’t faced a job search in 5, 10 or even 15 years or more. If they’ve changed jobs over that time, they were sought after by executive recruiters and managed to circumvent the job search process.

2015 241

The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search Part – 4

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Part 3 – Mind Your Online Reputation: The Personal Branding Social Proof Paradigm. By now, most job seekers should be aware of the well-known places to build their brand and online presence – LinkedIn, a personal website or blogsite, Twitter, other social networks, etc.

2017 144

5 Toxic Beliefs That Can Derail Your Executive Job Search

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Landing a great-fit executive job today – that is, one that mutually benefits both you, the job seeker, and the employer – does not work the way it did even a few years ago. Online presence-building. Salary/benefits negotiation with job offers.

2015 225

If All Else Fails in Executive Job Search, Read the Directions

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The same holds true for executive job search. If you haven’t been in a job search for, say, 5 years or more, you probably don’t have an overall understanding of how it works today. How to Build Personal Brand Content for Executive Job Search.

2016 220

How to Use Twitter for Personal Branding and Executive Job Search, Part 2

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This two-part series on Twitter for personal branding and executive job search is the culmination of an interview and communications with a journalist writing an article for Money Magazine. Google will email you links when those keywords show up online.

2014 236

Updated for 2016: 101+ Top Holiday Job Search Tips eBook

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Yes, the holidays are one of the BEST times to land a job, or make strides toward landing first thing in the New Year. mostly because so many job seekers think it’s one of the WORST times. If you job hunt during the holiday season, you’ll have much less competition.

2016 150

Google Plus Profile, Personal Branding and Executive Job Search

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For the past 5 or 6 years, I’ve recommended that my c-suite clients create a Google Profile, along with a brand-supporting, keyword rich LinkedIn Profile , to begin establishing their online presence or extend it. Out-compete job seekers vying for the jobs you want.

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Toxic Executive Job Search Beliefs: I don’t need an online presence

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Executive job search is looming imminently in front of you, or you’re already deeply mired in one. You’ve heard that social networking and online presence are important, but they’re just not for you. Publish articles online.

2015 184

Is Google Plus Useful for Personal Branding and Executive Job Search?

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Many of the c-suite and senior-level executive job seekers I encounter are not familiar with Google+. I suggest they create a Google+ profile , along with a LinkedIn profile , to form a base for online personal branding and building a diverse online presence.

2013 215

Self-Google or Doom Your Executive Job Search

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What I typically find is a very meager online footprint, with very little social networking. Most often, they’ve posted a bare-bones LinkedIn profile, with no summary section, no keyword-rich professional headline, and very little (if any) information under each job title.

2012 215

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. a must before you seriously tackle job-hunting. Current job title and employer (if you’re employed).

2017 256

Want a Successful Executive Job Search? Run It Like a Small Business

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If you’ve been in a job search for a while, and not much is happening, you’d be wise to re-jig your strategy, and start thinking of running your job search like it’s a business. That’s what wise job seekers do. Think of your job search as a business.

2017 137

Personal Brand Buzzkill: Snarky Comments on LinkedIn Pulse

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I post articles nearly every week on LinkedIn’s Pulse platform. ” The comment came from someone who was actively job-hunting – his professional headline noted that he was “actively seeking” particular opportunities. It led him to read at least some of my article.

2016 154

New Kindle Book: 101 Top Holiday Job Search Tips from Job-Hunt Experts

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Are you in a job search, or about to be, and thinking that the end of the year is the worst time to land a job? More than 3 million jobs were OPEN in each of the months of October, November and December of 2011, and January of 2012. ? for Your Holiday Job Search.

2012 203

LinkedIn Personal Branding Secrets for Executive Job Search

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Check out the podcast I did with Mac Prichard (@ Mac_Prichard on Twitter) on LinkedIn, personal branding and executive job search — as part of his “ Find a Dream Job ” series. We based the interview on a popular post of mine, Essential Checklist to Optimize LinkedIn For Executive Job Search , in which I outlined the things you need to concentrate on to take full advantage of this powerful social network: Build Your LinkedIn Profile.

2017 105

3 Juicy Insider LinkedIn Personal Branding Tips

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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. Unfortunately, many job-hunting LinkedIn members have a “ build it and forget it ” mentality. Job titles = 100.

2017 239

12 Ways To Build Personal Brand Evangelism

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How to get people to spread the word about your unique value in the executive job market. We all benefit from, and need, the support of the people who surround us – friends, peers, managers, staff, employees, clients, mentors, mentees, etc. – especially when we’re job-hunting.

2017 207

Power Your Executive Job Search with Google Alerts

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Power Your Executive Job Search with Google Alerts is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Do you realize that when job-hunting you’re in a sales and marketing campaign for your company of one – BRAND YOU INC.? Originally posted at Job-Hunt.org.

2011 204

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 143

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.]. Regularly posting comments online is a powerful, and fairly quick and easy, way to do this. If you’re actively job hunting, now’s the time. LinkedIn Pulse Articles.

2016 222

How to Write a Dazzling LinkedIn Summary

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Over the years, I’ve reviewed many LinkedIn profiles of executive job seekers. These job seekers are neglecting a golden opportunity to tell their personal brand story. Maybe they’re not actively job seeking, or just beginning a search.

2016 245

10 Best Ways to Build Your Personal Brand Online

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[This is my latest article as Job-Hunt.org''s Personal Branding Expert ]. Like it or not, getting involved with social media and building your personal brand online have become essential components of today’s job search. Claim Your Name Online.

2014 282

How to Keep Your Personal Brand Alive During Unemployment

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[This article first appeared on Job-Hunt.org, for my Personal Branding Expert gig.]. Wise people understand that we’re all always in perpetual job search, whether or not we’ve been steadily employed throughout our careers. More Information About Executive Job Search.

2015 231

LinkedIn Groups and Personal Branding: Showcase Your Subject Matter Expertise

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One of the ways LinkedIn adds value to overall career management and job search is that, when leveraged to full advantage, it can help keep you and your executive brand top of mind with your network. The Biggest Executive Job Search and Personal Branding Mistake.

2014 229

Personal Branding: How to Brand Your LinkedIn Summary Section

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[The following article was originally published for my Personal Branding Expert gig on Job-Hunt.org.]. They both service different purposes in your job search.

2014 260

15 Savvy Tips To Boost LinkedIn Profile Views

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More profile views means more people may be sending job leads your way, or otherwise help you with your job search and career. To get more views on LinkedIn – and more potential job leads – your profile needs to be highly visible and findable. Pump up your job titles.

2017 190

10 Years on LinkedIn – Why It’s Still Indispensable To Me

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How LinkedIn Remains Invaluable To Me, and To All Executive Job Seekers. So I joined and connected with a handful of people I knew well, and I did what many of my executive job-seeking clients do. Or they see my LinkedIn Pulse articles, comments, status updates, etc.

2017 167

Executive Job Search: 6 Ways to Get Good With Google

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Executive Job Search: 6 Ways to Get Good With Google is a post from: Executive Career Brand. I rely on Google for many things to market and run my business, and monitor my online reputation and presence. Because running a business parallels running a successful job search campaign, many of the Google features I use are ones that can help you, too. Here are just 6 ways I use Google that work for executive job search, too: 1. Google Search.

2011 157

What Happens To Your Online Personal Brand After You’re Gone?

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What Happens To Your Online Personal Brand After You’re Gone? But if you’ve spent any time working on building your brand and online presence across various channels, you have to wonder what will become of all those profiles and photos. The online profiles could be shut down.

2011 202

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. Include links to other Pulse posts or other online sources in your posts.

2016 180

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. The new title is “Smart Personal Branding with LinkedIn – How to Use LinkedIn to Build Your Personal Brand and Land a New Job Faster!”.

2017 154

LinkedIn Hashtags: A New Personal Brand-Building Tactic

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It seems that anytime you see any kind of online communication – on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. – They are a way to label themes or topics in social media messages, to categorize them and make messages with these keywords easier to find and follow online.

2017 150

5 Must-Do’s To Land More Executive Job Interviews

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When you’re in executive job search mode, landing a coveted interview is like hitting the jackpot. Sometimes you’re lucky, and job interviews come easily, despite your lack of focused and concerted effort. 2 Important Executive Job Search Caveats.

2017 143

Keep Your Personal Brand Top-of-Mind with LinkedIn Updates

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[This is my latest article as Job-Hunt.org''s Personal Branding Expert ]. One of the many benefits of using LinkedIn for job search is the ability to stay top-of-mind with your network – which should include employees at your target companies and recruiters, along with your various professional contacts. An online article, blog post, or white paper you’ve published. An online article, blog post, or white paper that mentions or quotes you.

2014 179

Find the Best Executive Resume Writer For You: Where’s the Value?

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How to Find Top Executive Resume Writers and Job Search Strategists. Did you land on this blogsite after doing a Google search on “executive resumes”, “executive resume writers”, or something similar? and how much we help job seekers.

2013 200

How to Use Twitter: Multiple Resources

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Many of the posts and articles in his list relate to educators, but many others apply to anyone interested in Twitter, including another that I wrote, Social Media: Never on Sunday? Create an online newspaper with your Twitter connections, by David Spencer.

Twitter Personal Branding Time-Saving Tips

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In my practice, I rarely come across executive job seekers who are actively leveraging Twitter to help them land jobs. Understandably, they’re busy people strapped for time, trying to juggle demanding full-time jobs with a full-time job search. Stay Focused on Your Job Search and Your Personal Brand. Don’t start or engage in conversations not related to your job search. 10 Best Ways to Build Your Personal Brand Online.

The One Reason I Have Deleted Your Connection Request and Employers Won’t Hire You

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” I get a lot of requests for job search advice, and I feel obligated to answer most of them. Your job search is suffering. Listen to Personal Branding for the Modern Job Seeker. I went to my college library online.

2017 142

How to Use the New LinkedIn for Executive Personal Branding – Part 2

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In Part 1 of this 3-part series on LinkedIn, personal branding and executive job search I covered: Why All Executives Need to be on LinkedIn. Tapping into LinkedIn’s Jobs Pages. LinkedIn and Confidential Job Search. Again, these are your relevant keywords and phrases – the SEO-friendly terms that reinforce your brand and value, and help people sourcing candidates land on your profile when they search those keywords.

2013 181

How to Use the New LinkedIn for Executive Personal Branding – Part 3

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In Part 1 of this 3-part series on LinkedIn, personal branding and executive job search I covered: Why All Executives Need to be on LinkedIn. Tapping into LinkedIn’s Jobs Pages. LinkedIn and Confidential Job Search. . To find Groups: Go to the search field at the top of your profile. For others, you may be subject to review by the group manager. Add your own blog posts or articles to broadcast your personal brand and value proposition.

2013 167