3 Juicy Insider LinkedIn Personal Branding Tips

Executive Career Brand

I’ve been a LinkedIn member and professional LinkedIn profile writer for close to 10 years. 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.

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FREE eBook on Smart Personal Branding with LinkedIn

Executive Career Brand

In 2009 I wrote a little ebook for Job-Hunt.org on using LinkedIn for personal branding and executive job search. With LinkedIn’s newest 2017 User Interface, I needed to do a major revamp of the ebook. 8 Reasons LinkedIn Is a Job Search Must. LinkedIn Groups.

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LinkedIn Hashtags: A New Personal Brand-Building Tactic

Executive Career Brand

Promote Your Personal Brand Promise with LinkedIn Hashtags. LinkedIn is one of the last of the big social media platforms to join the hashtag party, although they briefly toyed with them in 2013. As of September 2016, hashtags are back on LinkedIn, maybe for good.

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How Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Impacts Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

You’re probably aware that, when you’re job-hunting, you need to have a diverse, personal brand-reinforcing online presence , to attract recruiters and employers, when they’re searching for and assessing good-fit candidates. 10 Best Ways to Build Your Personal Brand Online.

5 Deadly LinkedIn Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

Four years ago I published a post that became very popular – 29 Biggest LinkedIn Mistakes – in which I described some of the worst things executives in job search do, or neglect to do, on LinkedIn. Deadly LinkedIn Mistake #2: Neglecting SEO and Keywords.

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The Two Worst LinkedIn Profile Headline Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

In our first consultation, a new client of mine asked me whether the LinkedIn professional headline a writer had created for him was a good one. He had never been a Director or VP, yet the writer he hired to create his LinkedIn profile and resume had used both phrases in his headlines.

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LinkedIn Groups and Personal Branding: Showcase Your Subject Matter Expertise

Executive Career Brand

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. How to Use LinkedIn Groups to Position Yourself as a Subject Matter Expert (SME). ?

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15 Savvy Tips To Boost LinkedIn Profile Views

Executive Career Brand

Bedazzle Your LinkedIn Profile and Boost Profile Views. When you’re actively pursuing new career opportunities, you need to make your LinkedIn profile dazzle, so it will be a traffic magnet. By ACTIVELY using LinkedIn to stay top-of-mind with people and draw new people to you.

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LinkedIn FAQs for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

As noted in the first in my series of Executive Job Search FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) which focuses on personal branding , I’ve compiled several of the questions/topics that most often come up with my clients. Here are 5 LinkedIn FAQs for Executive Job Search.

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3 Important LinkedIn Profile Housekeeping Tasks

Executive Career Brand

Many executive job seekers have a “ build it and forget it ” mindset when it comes to their LinkedIn profiles. So, they scramble to get their LinkedIn profiles up to snuff. For help, read my post, When Was the Last Time You Updated Your LinkedIn Profile?

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How To Exploit the New LinkedIn for Best SEO

Executive Career Brand

Take Advantage of the New LinkedIn User Interface To Draw More People To Your Profile. Have you taken a close look at what’s happened to the very top section of your LinkedIn profile, with the latest User Interface? How’s the New LinkedIn Different From the Old One?

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How to Write a Dazzling LinkedIn Summary

Executive Career Brand

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. No matter, most anyone with a career or doing business in any way needs a complete LinkedIn profile.

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Personal Branding FAQs for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

This first in my series of Executive Job Search FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) focuses on two personal branding issues I’m asked most often. LinkedIn FAQs. 2 Personal Branding FAQs for Executive Job Search. How do I develop my personal brand around that?

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5 Ways To Create A Consistent Brand

Career Realism

5 Ways To Create A Consistent Brand. Having a clearly defined personal brand can be the difference between top candidate for the position or promotion and also-ran. In an effort to get a leg up professionally having a clear, consistent personal brand is a boon to your career.

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Employees as Brand Ambassadors on the new LinkedIn Company Pages

Blogging4jobs

LinkedIn’s new Company Pages show employees and connections more prominently than before. LinkedIn helps companies to highlight the organization culture and unique job opportunities. Provide training to employees about their LinkedIn profile since they are more prominently featured.

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Essential Checklist to Optimize LinkedIn For Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Along with being an essential tool for executive job search, LinkedIn plays an important role in overall career management. I’ve found that many executives have a “build it and forget it” mindset with LinkedIn. Build Your LinkedIn Profile. Build and Engage Your LinkedIn Network.

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How to Balance Personal Branding With Personal SEO

Executive Career Brand

[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. Spice Up Your Personal Brand Content.

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Deadly LinkedIn Mistake: Neglecting SEO and Keywords

Executive Career Brand

LinkedIn is truly a powerful job search and career management tool. Executive recruiters and hiring decision makers at the companies where you want to work search LinkedIn for viable candidates using relevant keywords. More About LinkedIn and Executive Job Search.

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The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search – Part 3

Executive Career Brand

Mind Your Online Reputation: The Personal Branding Social Proof Paradigm. Check out the first two parts in this series: Part 1 – What Personal Branding Is and Is NOT, and How Personal Branding Makes You Stand Out. I’m not a brand, I’m a person.

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How and Why Your LinkedIn Profile and Resume Aren’t the Same Thing

Professional Resume Services

An executive LinkedIn profile can help you stand out. One of the most powerful online platforms for professionals is LinkedIn. For anyone looking for a job in today’s competitive market, having an executive LinkedIn profile is a must. Search Engine Optimization.

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10 Best Ways to Build Your Personal Brand Online

Executive Career Brand

[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. Create a Brand-Charged Email Signature. LinkedIn.

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Deadly LinkedIn Mistake: Generic, Short Summary Section

Executive Career Brand

Before I first speak with prospective clients, I take a look at their LinkedIn profiles. I want to determine whether or not they’re using LinkedIn to full advantage, and to find out more about them than what’s in the executive resume they’ve sent me. Get the Most Out of LinkedIn.

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Look, I Found My Personal Brand Doppelganger!

Executive Career Brand

You’re working on your LinkedIn profile and you see the profile of an executive candidate who is surprisingly similar to you: He has the same skill sets. Right away you think, “That guy’s personal brand is the same as mine!”. LinkedIn may close your account.

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5 Reasons Your LinkedIn Profile Isn’t Working

Executive Career Brand

LinkedIn is an excellent tool for both passive and proactive executive job search. But they wisely realize that things can change at any time, so they want their LinkedIn profiles to be in place, and their personal marketing documents (resume, biography, etc.)

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Deadly LinkedIn Mistake: Anemic, Incomplete Profile

Executive Career Brand

I’m constantly surprised by how many executive job seekers still haven’t fully embraced LinkedIn for job search and career management. Sure, they all at least have a presence on LinkedIn. Personal Branding. More Information about LinkedIn and Executive Job Search.

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7 Reasons NOT to Copy Someone Else’s LinkedIn Profile

Executive Career Brand

You see a compelling, branded LinkedIn profile of a job seeker with qualifications similar to yours. Just the other day I received invitations to connect on LinkedIn from two women employed at the same company, in similar jobs. LinkedIn frowns upon copyright violations, too.

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7 Ways To Contaminate Your Personal Brand and Doom Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Other times, without considering the consequences, you may do one unfortunate thing, or get into bad habits, that will tarnish the good work you’ve done building your personal brand. 7 Ways To Tarnish Your Personal Brand in Executive Job Search. LinkedIn may close your account.

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How to Use the New LinkedIn for Executive Personal Branding – Part 1

Executive Career Brand

This 3-part series on LinkedIn, personal branding and executive job search includes: Part 1. Why All Executives Need to be on LinkedIn. Getting Your Personal Brand Into Your LinkedIn Profile. Customizing Your LinkedIn Profile URL for Better SEO. Benefitting from LinkedIn’s Company Follow. Updating Your LinkedIn Network. Getting Busy With LinkedIn Groups. Tapping into LinkedIn’s Jobs Pages. will land on your LinkedIn profile.

When Was the Last Time You Updated Your LinkedIn Profile?

Executive Career Brand

All too many executives adhere to the “build it and forget it” strategy when building their personal brand online. They put up a perfunctory LinkedIn profile years ago – perhaps the last time they were job-hunting – and promptly forgot about it, once they landed a job.

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How To Ensure Your LinkedIn Profile is Found in Google

The Undercover Recruiter

With more than 225 million business individuals now on LinkedIn, there is a growing trend to ensure that a LinkedIn profile is not only created professionally, but can also be discovered by search engines such as Google. How To Ensure Your LinkedIn Profile is Found in Google.

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The Top Reason To Update Your LinkedIn Profile

Professional Resume Services

How long did it take you to get your LinkedIn profile complete? For most of us, it was a process that took longer than we wanted it to because there’s so much to doing a LinkedIn profile correctly. The LinkedIn search engine uses complicated algorithms that are unique to the site.

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The 3 Most Important LinkedIn Profile SEO Places for Relevant Keywords

Executive Career Brand

They go to the LinkedIn search engine and type in various relevant keywords and phrases that match the qualifications they’re seeking. Even so, with 2,000 characters available, that section also needs to be packed with your most brand-reinforcing relevant keywords.

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3 BIG Mistakes That Screw Up Your LinkedIn Professional Headline

Executive Career Brand

Many of the LinkedIn profiles of potential c-suite clients I review have not been touched by human hands. The LinkedIn member has not changed the default headline automatically populated for this spot, based upon their current, or most recent job title. Send someone a LinkedIn InMail.

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Best Kept Secret to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile

Executive Career Brand

Executive recruiters and hiring decision makers at your target companies search LinkedIn using relevant keywords to locate good-fit candidates. Your LinkedIn profile URL. Just below your name, headline and profile photo (if you’ve posted one), you’ll see your LinkedIn URL.

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7 Steps To Building Relationships With Recruiters On LinkedIn

Career Realism

7 Steps To Building Relationships With Recruiters On LinkedIn. RELATED : 6 Things Recruiters Want To See On Your LinkedIn Profile. First, begin with the best possible LinkedIn profile targeted to your audience. Create a recruiter-friendly LinkedIn profile.

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Help! My LinkedIn Skills and Endorsements Are a Mess

Executive Career Brand

A client of mine – a Chief Marketing Officer in global healthcare – had a great LinkedIn question for me recently. Is this detrimental to my SEO strategy with recruiters via LinkedIn? My list was sending the wrong personal brand message. How to Brand Your Skills and Endorsements.

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3 Ways To Instantly Improve Your Online Personal Brand

Career Realism

3 Ways To Instantly Improve Your Online Personal Brand. Whether you’re looking for a new job, working to move up within your organization, or starting your own business, building a strong personal brand will help you get the best possible results.

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Keywords vs Cliches — The Branding Debate

Professional Resume Services

How often are you told you need a LinkedIn Profile that is keyword rich, then you read an article on LinkedIn that tells you, “ Stop Using These 16 Terms To Describe Yourself “? However, keywords are very necessary in terms of being found on LinkedIn.

Take LinkedIn To The Next Level With These Tips

Professional Resume Services

I hope that by now you have a LinkedIn profile because this social media platform is one of the best ways to keep your career viable — if you use it wisely. How to get LinkedIn Premium features for less — who doesn’t like a bargain?

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Stop Making These 3 LinkedIn Mistakes IMMEDIATELY!

Career Realism

Whenever I talk to clients or run a workshop, I always talk about the importance of LinkedIn in their job search. Related: 5 People You Should Ask For LinkedIn Recommendations. Today, I’d like to share some mistakes candidates make on LinkedIn that prevent them from getting hired: 1.

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