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How to Build Personal Brand Content for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

When preparing for executive job search, your mission is to create content for various purposes, and build an executive brand communications plan that reinforces your unique promise of value to your target employers, across diverse channels online and off-line.

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Creating Agile HR, Part 4: Agile Sourcing

Hiring Technical People

Sourcing, how and where you recruit possible candidates is a great way to use small, safe-to-fail experiments. In the late 90’s, with the internet boom, Monster and other job boards started advertising electronically. That’s why time to hire is an inadequate metric.

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Are you positive about your job search?

Write Solution

Career Collective post: Once a month, a group of career professionals blog on a subject topical and timely for a job seeker. This month’s topic: Mid-year job search checkup. You’ve set up metrics to track resume send-out-versus-response ratios.

2011 87

5 Reasons You Should Continue Your Job Search During The Holidays

Career Realism

Planning to hold off on your job search during the holiday season, believing that no one hires at this time of year? Related: 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Freeze Your Job Search During The Holidays. Job Search career advice holiday job search job search

2015 78

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]. The content in your LinkedIn Summary needs to capture attention and compel them to consider you as a viable candidate, and want to reach out to you and learn more about you.

2014 260

Transitioning to a New Role: How to Interview

Hiring Technical People

” You, as a candidate, have to be ready to answer those questions and show the hiring manager how your expertise fits. Once you’ve done that in your resume, you can craft a cover letter that explains how your past experience fits this job. Let’s assume you are interviewing for a project manager or program manager role, since that was the question. Help the interviewer see why you are the right candidate by drawing the parallels yourself.

2014 175

Are You Tweaking Your Out-Dated Executive Resume To Death?

Executive Career Brand

So many of my executive job seeking clients who send me their resumes when we first connect, feel the need to apologize for them. Some Things Executive Job Seekers Do Wrong with Their Resumes. reflect badly on you as a candidate. Use metrics whenever possible – NUMBERS TALK!

2017 226

The Real Reason Why Most LinkedIn Profiles Suck

Career Solvers

Everyone makes good points about why words like creative, organized, and motivated don’t make compelling profile content or prove the impact a candidate has had on past employers or how they can solve a prospective employer’s problems.

2011 90

Make Sure This Part Of Your Resume Is Flawless

Career Realism

Does it give me data, metrics, and outcomes, so that I know what this person can deliver? The whole truth is that resumes must demonstrate that the person is a fit for the target position by highlighting relevant details about the candidate’s experience and training. Job Search Resume

2015 114

13 Common Remote Job Titles Without Location Requirements

Ms. Career Girl

As job seekers enter a promising job market and a historically strong hiring season, it is a prime time for many to start or expand their efforts to find remote work. However, it is a misconception that all remote jobs can be done from any location.

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Receiving 100s Of Rejections To Your Applications? Read This!

Career Realism

I am sure you must be very frustrated when you receive 100s of rejections to your job applications. Related: How To Turn Job Rejection Into An Advantage. You are probably spending way too much time at those sites along with 10,000,000 other candidates! Fake Jobs!

2016 83

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


There is no central database for employer and candidate matching. Look beyond job boards and find ways to engage them. Create a Project Team. Measure at periodic intervals like quarterly metrics. It’s easy to overmeasure and be focused on the metrics.

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.

2011 89

Top 5 Resume Trends In 2017

Career Realism

I’m hopeful that 2017 will be a year full of great opportunities for all job seekers actively searching, and for those passively open to new opportunities—which according to a new survey by JobVite happens to be 74% of us. This has not escaped our careers and job searches.

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7 Phrases To Delete From Your LinkedIn Profile

Career Realism

Phrases that are taboo on resumes like, “Self-motivated team player,” are creeping back into lists of job hunter credentials on LinkedIn. Unfortunately, these mundane, dry, and redundant phrases can make it difficult for you to maximize the power of LinkedIn in a job search.

2013 83

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?

Take a Ride in the Elevator Before You Interview | CareerSolvers

Career Solvers

What can you do that the other 50 candidates cannot? 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.

2010 80

3 Tips For A Persuasive Executive Cover Letter

Career Realism

As an executive, a cover letter is a crucial part of your job search package. Instead of… I have 15 years of experience in sales management and have started many projects both within my company and with partners. I’m ready to shorten my job search and start interviewing.

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.

2012 95

6 Reasons Why Your Resume Isn’t Getting A Response

Career Realism

It can be hard to ascertain if it’s your resume, the job market, or who knows what else when you’re job searching and your phone just isn’t ringing. Many job seekers have called us and said “I think it’s my resume, but I’m not sure ….” What this statement fails to do, though, is substantiate your fit for the opening—or articulate the value you offer the employer should they choose you over another candidate. Metrics, Facts, And Figures Are Nowhere To Be Found.

2014 88

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.

2018 62

3 Steps To A Dollar-Driven Resume That Grabs An Employer’s Attention

Career Realism

Readying your resume for a leadership or executive job search ? You might find the traditional data—career titles, management assignments, projects, and education—aren’t enough anymore.

2013 83

Is Your Resume Ready for a Recruiter?

Career Realism


2010 114

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. And we’ve all been second place for a big job.

2010 94

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. You cannot say: “I really need this job&#.

2010 96

where are they now: 5 reader updates

Ask A Manager

It made me wonder whether I should have done differently, but I’d decided at the time that a painful conversation might have done more harm than good: she’s quite sensitive; I was managing my final projects and coordinating my move, etc. The reader applying to a job that wanted letters, not phone calls, from references (#5 at the link). The reference I ended up using was older but was from a job that better matched the responsibilities of the position.

2013 54

what to say to an employee who’s requesting too much time off, training the person who’s taking your job, and more

Ask A Manager

I am working on establishing these metrics with them and getting to know how they work. And make sure that you frame this all as being about professionalism, and the type of thing that will impact what projects she’s given, how others in the company see her, how easily she’s able to advance, and her overall reputation. We have to train the person who will be taking our jobs. They say we won’t lose our jobs, but how can you cut costs if you don’t get rid of people?

2015 60

Announcing: Brazen Careerist Top 50 Places to Work | Penelope.

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Announcing: Brazen Careerist Top 50 Places to Work Posted to: Job Hunt December 16th, 2009 Anyone can go to a place like Payscale and find out what other people in a similar geographic location are getting paid for a similar job. And many companies are taking advantage of the job market to pay as little as possible and get bargain priced talent. Is this your first time here?

2009 67

where are they now: update #15 – call center misery — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager where are they now: update #15 – call center misery December 24, 2010 Remember the reader who was miserable in her job at a call center ? My other metrics were all well above average. FWIW, Call Centers aren’t a bad job.

2010 60

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?

2011 78

16 months after leaving job, still getting hassled by old boss

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 16 months after leaving job, still getting hassled by old boss March 2, 2011 We recently talked about how long it’s reasonable to answer questions from a past employer after you’ve left. They’re simply metrics for internal use.

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