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College Students Still Unsure of Social Media Job Search

Workology

When it comes to social media recruitment, much of the reluctance stems from the unknown on the organization’s part – where to start, who “owns” it, what the strategy is, etc… However, once these initial fears and obstacles are conquered, many employers enjoy using social platforms to showcase employer brand, engage their talent community, advertise job openings and source new talent. Many Students Still Unsure of the Social Media Job Search.

6 Social Media Updates Undermining Your Personal Brand

Competitive Resumes

There are times when what you don’t say speaks volumes about your personal brand. Social media is still a double-edged sword. These same people who struggle with finding jobs and remaining employed seem to post the most out-of-date articles Bob Parsons, CEO of Go Daddy is right– especially in social media, yesterday’s news is irrelevant. The problem isn’t the site, but it’s your citing them as a credible source is a problem.

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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. Beyond personal branding and this post on LinkedIn FAQs, I’ll be writing posts on the FAQs that represent the major road blocks and/or job search strategies they have told me they need help understanding, across these topics: Executive resumes.

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15 HR & Recruiting Experts Share Social Media Job Search Tips #SXSW

Workology

Even in a healthy economy, qualified job seekers often struggle with reaching recruiters and human resource professionals due to in part to the increasing number of job applications from unqualified candidates. The average recruiter spends just 6 seconds viewing a resume and many job seekers get passed over because they didn’t fully articulate their skills and qualifications for the specific job opening. 7 Ways to Land a Job in Social Media.

How Strong is Your Executive Brand Online for Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

Aside from your LinkedIn profile – if you have one – how many relevant search results will executive recruiters and hiring decision makers find when they Google “your name”? If you have no compelling search results supporting your executive brand, or your online footprint consists only of your LinkedIn profile, you may be sabotaging your chances of being noticed and qualified as a good-fit candidate. 78% have made a hire through social media.

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Using Social Media in Your Search for a Job: ResumeBear

Resume Bear

Even during a recession, when the job market is particularly competitive, you can find work by seeking out, developing and cultivating job contacts. The evolution of the Internet and social media websites means that job hunters and employers are fast realizing its potential in finding and filling jobs. There are over 130 million blogs on Technorati and you can search through them to find people who work at your target companies. Branding Yourself.

Job Seekers: Using Social Media for Job Hunting

Workology

For the Job Seeker. Many employers have figured out how to use social media to improve their corporate and employment brand. If this is the case, then it makes perfect sense that this is where potential employees / job seekers can now go and should go to find out more about the culture and environment of the organization or company for which they are looking to work. This 950-Million Member social platform is a great place to really dig into a company’s culture.

6 Alternatives to Job Search Boards

Career Alley

Without a doubt, job search boards are the number one tool that people use for their job search. Which is exactly why you should be looking at some of the other job search alternatives that are available to you. Let’s face it, crowds of job searchers means more competition (which is not what you want when conducting a job search). Another reason to use alternatives is that some jobs posted on job search boards are not real jobs.

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The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search Part – 4

Executive Career Brand

Two Little-Known Ways to Master The Personal Branding Social Proof Paradigm. Check out the first three parts in this series: Part 1 – What Personal Branding Is and Is NOT, and How Personal Branding Makes You Stand Out. Part 2 – How to Define Your Unique Personal Brand and Make It Memorable. Part 3 – Mind Your Online Reputation: The Personal Branding Social Proof Paradigm. Please note that LinkedIn, like all social media, is ever-changing.

2017 104

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. Part 2 – How to Define Your Unique Personal Brand and Make It Memorable. A good-looking, well-written resume used to be king and, along with a strong network, just about all an executive needed to land a job. Social recruiting is now the norm.

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The Definitive Social Media To-Do List For Job Seekers

Career Realism

The Definitive Social Media To-Do List For Job Seekers. The job market has changed significantly over the last 20 years, and with it, so too have the hiring methods of employers. Traditionally, it’s been newspapers, industry publications, recruiters, and job boards that have provided the ‘lion’s share’ of new hires for employers. QUIZ: Do You Have Social Media Career Power? The question is, can you afford not to have a social media presence?

Google Plus Profile, Personal Branding and Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

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. I explained that these two online profiles would form a firm foundation for their Google presence, providing people assessing them with diverse information about them and their personal brand. Out-compete job seekers vying for the jobs you want.

2013 159

The Online Safety and Privacy Dilemma in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Understandably, many job seekers struggle with putting themselves “out there” when they’re building their online footprint by using social media. whether or not they must keep their search confidential because they’re currently employed. Executive recruiters and hiring decision makers source candidates online, via LinkedIn mostly, but also elsewhere. On the other hand, job seekers need to be careful about what they put out there.

2015 161

How to Conquer Ageism in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

These tricks are ineffectual now that personal information exists about each of us online (whether or not we’ve put it there), and people sourcing and assessing job seekers are Googling potential candidates’ names before reaching out to them. Numerous aggregator sites pull information about us from various sources. Anyone can easily find your age within the first several search pages, unless you have a very strong, far-reaching online presence.

2016 171

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. They don’t seem to realize that LinkedIn is a primary destination for people who are sourcing and assessing good-fit job candidates and people to do business with. Whether or not you’re looking for a new job, are you doing all these things? Tell your personal brand story in the Summary section. Keep Your Personal Brand Top-of-Mind.

2016 199

5 Common Executive Job Search Dilemmas

Executive Career Brand

In job search, there are many potential pitfalls that sabotage or prolong the search. Here are 5 challenges facing many executive job seekers, and ways to overcome them: 1. Anyone can easily find your age within the first several pages of search results for “your name”, now that such personal information exists about each of us online, on numerous aggregator sites. Circumvent the gatekeepers and network into the goldmine of hidden jobs.

2017 121

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

Executive Career Brand

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. You may think that step one in job search is dusting off your resume, updating it, and loading it onto as many job boards as possible. Personal Branding. How and Why Personal Branding Works. Writing Branded Content.

2016 161

Research Reveals How Labor Unions Use Social Media

Workology

Yesterday, I hosted a webinar titled, “Understanding Unions, NLRB, and Social Media.” ” The webinar was fantastic and during Jon Hyman and I’s presentation, we discussed data from LabourStart on how unions are using social media and technology to drive information to employees about unions. During my career in HR, I have worked for companies that were both represented by labor unions and those that were non-union.

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

Executive Career Brand

Sometimes, bad things happen in executive job search that are beyond your control. 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. And still other times, your lack of understanding of the new world of job search in the digital age can wreak havoc. 7 Ways To Tarnish Your Personal Brand in Executive Job Search.

2017 102

Online Reputation Management FAQs for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Some of them understand that, when recruiters and hiring managers source and assess talent, they’re more apt to reach out to candidates that have strong online presence. Those candidates are providing better “ social proof ” of their value, and they present as more up to date with the digital age and the new world of work. I’ve written two previous posts in this series of Executive Job Search FAQs: LinkedIn FAQs. Personal Branding FAQs.

US Social Media by the Numbers – May 2012

Workology

How Can, Do, & Should HR and Recruiters Use Social Media? I find myself finishing up my social media presentation for the Annual SHRM2012 Conference where I’m going to be speaking twice. The first, Carrie Corbin ( @thealphafemme ) and myself will be presenting our Social Media 101 Workshop on Sunday, June 24th from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM as part of the pre-conference festivities in Atlanta. How US Time is Spent on Social Media.

2012 107

Social Media & Your Job Search: Act Like a Company, Not a Person.

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [08.13.10] View Comments Social Media And Your Job Search: Act Like a Company A guest post by author and social media strategist Neal Schaffer You’re in transition. We are all, at multiple times in our lives, in between jobs and conducting a job search. And we all land jobs and don’t remain a job seeker forever. You, as a job seeker, are the same.

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

Executive Career Brand

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. Public status updates on Google Plus are indexed by Google and can be displayed as part of organic search results through the Search Plus Your World (SPYW) feature. Self-Google or Doom Your Executive Job Search.

2013 156

Executive Job Search: How Blogging Makes You Smarter

Executive Career Brand

For years I’ve been recommending blogging to my job-seeking c-suite and senior-level executive clients, to help them become highly visible, build credibility as industry thought leaders, and showcase their unique value to target employers (i.e., their personal brand). I’ve blogged about blogging many times, comparing the way it impacts my own business marketing efforts to the way it will benefit job seekers’ personal and career marketing.

2013 157

Do Grammar and Spelling Errors Really Matter in Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

I hope it goes without saying that typos, misspellings and grammatical errors in your job search personal marketing materials (LinkedIn profile, resume, biography, etc.) Such errors can actually tarnish your personal brand. People assume they’ll be better communicators and leaders on the job. All of your job search content should be error-free. This helps search engines find your profile, even when people misspell your name in a search for you.

2016 166

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. Tap LinkedIn for Jobs and Company/Industry Research.

2010 174

The Secret Advantage Of Social Media

Professional Resume Services

Did you know that your use of social media can get you hired? (It Your online presence and social media connectivity is an increasing factor in how potential employers fill openings. This recent article on Mashable caught my eye with the title, “ Job Seekers Recruited via Social More Likely to Be Hired ,” and it increased my interest with a great infographic. 14% of applicants sourced through a job board get hired.

The Definitive Social Media To-Do List For Job Seekers

Career Realism

The job market has changed significantly over the last 20 years, and with it, so too have the hiring methods of employers. Traditionally, it’s been newspapers, industry publications, recruiters, and job boards that have provided the ‘lion’s share’ of new hires for employers. However, since the advent of social media, social networking tools have transformed approaches to recruiting and they are now a primary source of new hire leads for employers and recruiters alike.

Keep Up The Job Search Wherever You Are

Career Alley

A dedicated job search takes eight hours a day , writes Career Cast. Get out, change the scenery, find a comfortable place and continue your job hunt with these recommended apps. Searching For The Ideal Job. Heavy.com recommends a number of job search apps, including one from a premiere job search engine, Indeed. Indeed.com is an aggregator which means it takes your job search criteria and searches a number of job boards.

2014 288

How to Write a C-suite Executive Career Brand Biography

Executive Career Brand

When I first speak with potential c-suite clients, we discuss their job search target and goals, and which of the services I provide they’ll need to accomplish their career goals. A brand biography is a storytelling tool that breathes life into an otherwise flat rehash of your resume. For job search and career management, a bio affords the opportunity to reinforce your brand with storytelling in a way that a resume doesn’t allow.

2017 169

Using LinkedIn For Confidential Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Do you have the same fear that many of my c-level executive clients have when I tell them they need a branded, 100% complete LinkedIn profile and to fully leverage all the social network has to offer? If they’re employed, they worry that their employer, or someone at work, will see their activity and know they’re looking for a new job. As an undercover job seeker, they may not be able to be as proactive as those who are not employed.

2012 161

Self-Google or Doom Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

What I typically find is a very meager online footprint, with very little social networking. They’ll almost always have a LinkedIn profile and, unless that person shares a name with others, LinkedIn will be the number one search result on the page, and it will be associated with the person I’m about to speak with. Beyond LinkedIn, they will rarely have any social media presence. I generally only search the first page of results for my initial chat.

2012 156

Executive Job Search: The Old Way (Networking) Still Works Best

Executive Career Brand

Executive Job Search: The Old Way (Networking) Still Works Best is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Are you gungho to embrace the new way – online job search? In my experience, many executives think that job search in the digital age means they need to spend most of their time posting their resume to as many job boards as possible, and continually check email and voicemail to see if they received any interview requests.

2011 162

FREE Twitter Book From Job Search and Career Experts

Executive Career Brand

Did you know that the vast majority of executive recruiters use social recruiting (including Twitter) to source and assess top talent? And that many employers tweet about their new product and service launches (great for researching your target companies and industry ), other business news, and job opportunities? So, are you ready to start using Twitter to accelerate your executive job search and build your personal brand? Network to Find Jobs.

6 Shocking Job Search Statistics I’m Discussing at #SXSWI

Workology

Join Me at the 2016 SXSW Job Fair and Expo. On Sunday, March 13 from 11:00-12:00 PM CST I’ll be taking the stage with my speaking partner in crime Carlos Gil for our SXSW Job Expo Session, Resumes Suck! 7 Ways to Land a Job in Social Media. Only 4% of Recruiters Don’t Use Social Media in Hiring. The practice is called sourcing. LinkedIn is a Recruiter’s Number 1 Social Network. 7 Ways to Land a Job in Social Media.

2016 61

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

Executive Career Brand

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. I don’t have time for social networks and I don’t like the idea of putting myself ‘out there’ online. Ignoring online presence and social networks when you’re job-hunting is a big mistake. More About Today’s Executive Job Search.

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2010 Top 10 Executive Personal Branding and Job Search Trends

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? Tried and true methods still apply, but the impact of the Internet and our recovering job market require building a different kind of job search strategy and becoming much more proactive.

2010 167

Tips to Avoid Job Search Time Wasters: Part 1

Resume Bear

Looking for a job can be a full-time job in and of itself. Finding a job in today’s market is more than just posting a résumé and waiting for a call. It’s a combination of old-fashioned résumé sending, online brand building, and networking. There are many rules to remember when looking for a job and it’s important to remember your job search can’t be tackled in just a few hours. Social Media Snare.

2011 200

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. Let’s first look quickly at what these two components are, and how they impact job search: What are Personal SEO and Personal Branding? Spice Up Your Personal Brand Content. How and Why Personal Branding Works.

2016 131

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. The new title is “Smart Personal Branding with LinkedIn – How to Use LinkedIn to Build Your Personal Brand and Land a New Job Faster!”. I can’t stress enough how important LinkedIn is for executive job search, and here’s why. 8 Reasons LinkedIn Is a Job Search Must.

2017 103

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. Getting Your Personal Brand Into Your LinkedIn Profile. Tapping into LinkedIn’s Jobs Pages. LinkedIn and Confidential Job Search. ?. Whether or not you’re willing to accept and embrace them, the digital age and social media will impact your job search. They have special applications to search LinkedIn for people like you.

2013 178

Online Presence and Personal Brand Management: 5 Things to Remember

Executive Career Brand

Your online presence, or lack of it, matters in senior-level executive job search. It matters for most every job seeker, at any level. Given two equal candidates, in terms of skill sets, education, work history, and all around good fit for the job, recruiters and hiring professionals are likely to choose the person with the more vibrant, far-reaching online footprint. They want to see social proof of all the claims you’ve made in your career marketing materials.

2013 164

Use Smart Networking to Speed Up Your Job Search

Resume Bear

A critical tactic in your job search toolbox is networking, but it may not feel as though your efforts are getting the results you want. Of course, you will discuss your job search with your informal network, but this is not the network that is likely to land your next job. While you don’t want to be a pest, you need to maintain high visibility with your business network in order to be considered as a viable candidate for job openings.

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