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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.

2017 68

Showcase Your Personal Brand with LinkedIn Comments

Executive Career Brand

[This article was originally published for my gig as the Personal Branding Expert on Job-Hunt.org.]. Once again LinkedIn comes to the rescue by offering several ways and places to post your comments on relevant topics. LinkedIn Group Discussions. LinkedIn Pulse Articles.

2016 111

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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.

2017 91

Make LinkedIn and Other Social Media Profiles Your Second Resume

Professional Resume Services

Your LinkedIn profile should tell potential employers why you’re a good candidate. By the time they log on to do their research, they already know much about your qualifications, education and professional experience, thanks to your resume and cover letter.

Personal Branding: How to Brand Your LinkedIn Summary Section

Executive Career Brand

[The following article was originally published for my Personal Branding Expert gig on Job-Hunt.org.]. Powering your LinkedIn Summary section with personal branding helps you differentiate the value you offer over your competitors. Tips for Creating your LinkedIn Summary. ?

Keeping Your Head Above Water: Our Top Four Secrets for Surviving on LinkedIn

Professional Resume Services

LinkedIn profile development can help keep you afloat. Constructing a professional LinkedIn profile doesn’t have to be extremely difficult. When it comes to LinkedIn profile development , you have to understand it needs to be constructed differently from a resume.

2016 120

Does LinkedIn Make the Executive Resume Obsolete?

Executive Career Brand

With the popularity of LinkedIn and the indisputable necessity of having a presence there , many people claim that the resume is dead, or dying. that a robust, fully populated LinkedIn profile is, in fact, the new resume. why do you need a resume at all?

2014 106

Stop! Before You Write Your Executive Resume or LinkedIn Profile ???

Executive Career Brand

The other day I was speaking with a senior-level executive job seeker in the healthcare industry who said she was not getting much response to her resume. We reviewed it together, and I asked her what kinds of jobs she was targeting, and in which industry.

2014 121

How to Deal With Employment Gaps in Your Resume and LinkedIn Profile

Executive Career Brand

Executive recruiters and others assessing you through your executive resume and LinkedIn profile may red-flag you if they see long stretches of time, say a year or more, unaccounted for. Be sure to tweet and post LinkedIn updates regularly about your experience. →

2015 130

What Not to Do With Your Executive LinkedIn Profile

Professional Resume Services

LinkedIn profile development is essential to your success. Setting up a LinkedIn profile can be just as tough as putting together the right resume, especially if you aren’t particularly savvy with the Internet. Don’t Confuse LinkedIn with Facebook.

2016 111

How to Write a C-suite Executive Career Brand Biography

Executive Career Brand

They often want to know more about biographies — what they are, how they differ from resumes, and if they really need one. A brand biography is a storytelling tool that breathes life into an otherwise flat rehash of your resume. It’s less formal than your resume.

2017 121

Expand Your Network with LinkedIn Groups

Professional Resume Services

LinkedIn can be the perfect resource for widening you professional network – as long as you know how to use the platform to your advantage. LinkedIn is a powerful tool for professionals and executives—when used correctly.

2017 56

LinkedIn Alternatives for Online Resumes

Career Alley

The traditional resume is being slowly being outdated, and the number of networks that allow you to share your resume online (like LinkedIn) have grown substantially over the last few years. The best way to spend your time is to use on or more of the many online resume services.

2015 96

How to Build Personal Brand Content for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Executive branding encompasses personal and business attributes, and zeroes in on your leadership qualities that drive high-performing teams to deliver (or over-deliver) on goals, increase profitability, boost productivity, decrease expense, etc. Executive Brand Essential Content.

2015 117

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. A great resume alone doesn’t cut it any more.

2017 73

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.

2016 96

How to Get Your Personal Brand Into Your LinkedIn Profile

Executive Career Brand

You have a “ brand” new executive resume aligning your unique set of qualifications with the needs of your well-researched target employers, and differentiating your value proposition (or personal brand) from your competitors in the job market. LinkedIn Photo.

How to Makeover Your Resume for Social Media Marketing

Professional Resume Services

An executive resume bio requires you to narrow down your experiences. This is vitally important for those interested in getting into social media professionally because the entire industry thrives on snappy marketing and wit by nature. Resumes are supposed to be brief and eye-catching.

The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search – Part 2

Executive Career Brand

How to Define Your Unique Personal Brand. In Part 1 of this series, I covered: Personal Branding Hype and Myths vs. Reality. What Personal Branding Really Is. How Authentic Branding Makes You Stand Out. Targeting and Company/Industry Research.

2017 106

Over 50? Is Personal Branding for Boomers, too?

Executive Career Brand

Personal branding seems to belong to Gen-X and Gen-Y. Does that mean that personal branding works best for them, and not so much for you, if you’re a Boomer? Or that the process of defining and communicating your personal brand is different than for younger generations?

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.

2014 145

7 Tips To Best Utilize LinkedIn

Career Realism

7 Tips To Best Utilize LinkedIn. Spend any time on LinkedIn and you’ll see that the site is constantly changing. Related: 4 Reasons You Might Not Get Recommendations On LinkedIn. Here are some tips to best utilize LinkedIn gleaned from the Career Brainstorming Day report: 1.

2016 61

The New 10-Step Executive Personal Branding Worksheet

Executive Career Brand

Personal branding has come a long way since Tom Peters ignited the business world nearly two decades ago with his personal branding manifesto on Fast Company, THE BRAND CALLED YOU. You’re every bit as much a brand as Nike, Coke, Pepsi, or the Body Shop.

2014 151

5 Smart Ways To Get Noticed On LinkedIn

Career Realism

5 Smart Ways To Get Noticed On LinkedIn. During my first months of using LinkedIn back in 2007, it often seemed like I was trying to make my voice heard above others with MUCH bigger microphones! Related: 5 Mistakes That Are Killing Your LinkedIn Profile.

2016 61

3 Things Your LinkedIn Summary MUST Say

Career Realism

3 Things Your LinkedIn Summary MUST Say. The summary of your LinkedIn profile is 2,000 characters of prime real estate to genuinely differentiate yourself among the 3,000,000-member online community. Related: 5 Tips For Upping Your LinkedIn Game.

2016 61

Make Your Resume Pop With Some Inspiration from These Stellar Ideas

Professional Resume Services

A professional resume writing service can help you stand out. A lot of resume advice articles you’ve seen have likely told you to keep the fluff to a minimum. Model Your Resume After Your Social Media Platform of Choice. Create Your Resume Out of a Unique Material.

2016 105

Why Personal Branding Is Essential For Getting A Job

Career Realism

Why Personal Branding Is Essential For Getting A Job. This post was written by Pamela Paterson, author of the Amazon bestseller, Get the Job: Optimize Your Resume for the Online Job Search on behalf of the Happy Grad Project. Related: The Perfect Recipe For A Great Personal Brand.

2016 62

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 55

How To Build A Personal Brand While Still In School

Career Realism

How To Build A Personal Brand While Still In School. Professionals are now going to great lengths to create a personal brand online. Related: How To Build Your Own Brand: Strategies For Success. Work It Daily.

2016 59

5 Mistakes That Are Killing Your LinkedIn Profile

Career Realism

5 Mistakes That Are Killing Your LinkedIn Profile. Did you know that 89% of recruiters report having hired someone through LinkedIn? Or that over ten million people found their current job through LinkedIn? Related: 4 Rookie Mistakes You Need To Avoid On LinkedIn.

2016 61

Use These Five Important Tips for your Job Search on LinkedIn

Professional Resume Services

Optimize your LinkedIn profile to ensure you get the best results. There are a plethora of jobs to be found on LinkedIn. Most job seekers just check the Job Board on LinkedIn. After browsing the board, they spam some resumes and call it a day.

2016 64

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.

2014 115

How Frequently Should You Check Your LinkedIn Profile?

Career Realism

How Frequently Should You Check Your LinkedIn Profile? If you are in job seeking mode, you should have your LinkedIn profile optimized so that you are ready for “prime time” when a recruiter or hiring manager comes across it. Related: 5 Things EVERY Brand Needs To Succeed.

2016 57

Top 4 Keyword Sources For Your Personal Brand

Career Realism

Top 4 Keyword Sources For Your Personal Brand. Related: 3 Quick Tips For Keyword Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile. Your personal brand is crucial, but how do you know what keywords to use? Here is a simple list of great keyword sources for your personal brand.

5 Tips For Building Your Personal Brand In The Workplace

Career Realism

5 Tips For Building Your Personal Brand In The Workplace. Even at work, you have a personal brand. Are you giving off the right vibe to your colleagues and conveying the brand you want to at work? 5 Tips For Building Your Personal Brand In The Workplace.

2016 58

4 (Silly) Myths About Employment Branding

Career Realism

In 2016, I’ve decided to make it my mission in life to prove Employment Branding is not hard to do. I want you to clear your mind of everything you’ve been told about Employment Branding. Myth #1 – You need a comprehensive strategy to properly launch your Employment Brand.

2016 58

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. In a market as tight as this one, it takes more than a superlative resume to get attention. Create a recruiter-friendly LinkedIn profile.

2016 61

5 Tips For Updating Your LinkedIn Profile

Professional Resume Services

LinkedIn is one of the most important places to have an online presence because it is currently the top networking site for professionals of many industries. It’s a very valuable resource and worth taking the time to make sure your LinkedIn profile is complete and contemporary.

2014 46

LinkedIn Guide for Executive Branding and Job Search

Executive Career Brand

LinkedIn Guide for Executive Branding and Job Search is a post from: Executive Career Brand. No question that LinkedIn is THE place for executives to re-connect with co-workers and colleagues, connect with new faces (including recruiters and hiring decision makers), extend their brands and ROI value, find job-hunting advice and resources, and uncover leads and opportunities to land their next great gig. See if they’re on LinkedIn and connect with them.

2010 66

5 Ways To Hack LinkedIn And Twitter For New Jobs

Career Realism

5 Ways To Hack LinkedIn And Twitter For New Jobs. If you’re anything like me, then you probably set up a Twitter and/or LinkedIn account largely because other people were doing it, but had no real game plan on how to use it. Here are some post ideas: Articles on industry trends.