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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. Suddenly, a job ad could be large and all-encompassing because employers were no longer restricted to some number of inches of newspaper. That gave rise to specific job boards for specific kinds of jobs. (In

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

Executive Career Brand

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. They know that, when you’re job hunting, you’re essentially a solopreneur. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You.” Think of your job search as a business.

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3 Job Search Game Changers

Career Realism

3 Job Search Game Changers. When you conduct a job search in the “usual” way, you are signing up for a fight like this. This is what results in needlessly extended search times and accepting an offer not because it advances your career, but because you simply want it to be over. Here Are 3 Tips That Will Transform Your Search: 1. Your future employer is already telling you what to include within your resume in the job posting.

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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. On paper and online, you appear to be a slam-dunk candidate for many positions in your industry. Now, if you’ve got all this going for you, why no job offers? Do you have a job YET?&#

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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. The holiday season, however, is also a time in which candidates can easily locate new contacts and even find themselves approached by employers for a prime position. Here are 5 key reasons to put aside the common myths surrounding a holiday job search: 1.

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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. Maybe they’re not actively job seeking, or just beginning a search. No job is permanent these days. Those who are easily found online because their LinkedIn profiles are fully populated with keyword-rich content are way ahead of the game, should they suddenly be out of a job.

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5 Cover Letter Mistakes You Must Avoid

Career Realism

You've polished your resume to no end, especially after finding a job posting that precisely fits your skills. Many hiring managers use your cover letter to gauge your interest in the company, as well as your aptitude for the job. Therefore, when you resort to "Dear Sir, I'm interested in your open job, here's my resume," you're missing out on a critical chance to persuade employers to take you seriously.

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.]. 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. Becomes a means of passive job search, to help you get found by recruiters and hiring decision makers through the relevant keywords you’ve strategically placed in the various sections of your profile. ?

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4 Reasons You Can’t Write Your Own Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

Or, they haven’t looked for a job in several years. We discuss how job search has changed in the past several years, and that these days their resume may not be their first introduction to the people they need to attract. I explain that most recruiters and hiring decision-makers source and assess candidates by what they find in online searches of candidates’ names and relevant keywords that lead them to job seekers.

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4 Ways Recruiters Use Social Networking to Find You

Workology

This is a blog post from our sister blog, Secrets of the Job Hunt. Seen as the new employer marketing resource for the workplace and recruiters, talent acquisition teams are developing talent funnels and candidate engagement strategies with social media and technology in mind. Using Social Networking in Your Job Search. This is especially important since an astounding 93 percent of employers are using social media in their recruitment strategies this year.

The World’s Best Executive Resume Is Not Enough

Executive Career Brand

if you’re not using it with executive job search best practices. It’s targeted, contains value-driven metrics and relevant keywords, and positions the job seeker as a good-fit candidate for the kinds of jobs he’s seeking. Yet the job seeker complains to me that he’s gotten ZERO RESPONSE to it. When I ask him how he’s using his resume, he says he’s responded to hundreds of job postings on the job boards.

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Is It Time For Your Resume Checkup?

Resume Bear

In today’s challenging economy, job seekers will need to implement a strong self-marketing campaign in order to get noticed in a crowded job search space. Below are five strategies for crafting a more powerful presentation of your qualifications to get noticed faster and accelerate your job search. It’s really no different for job seekers. Every resume needs clear evidence that you are qualified to do the job you are applying for.

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Job Interview “Elevator Pitch”

Resume Bear

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. Use accomplishment-focused, metrics-driven examples to support your strengths. Just like the resume, the pitch must include proof that you have successfully completed job relevant tasks.

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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. Before you find someone that is qualified, at the right point in their career and is a good fit for the job. But for someone to deliver on those three, they have to interview in a way that allows the hiring company to visualize them in the job.

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The Biggest Mistakes New Job Seekers Make

Career Solvers

I meet many job seekers who have never had to conduct a formal job search. If you’re looking for a new job, below are some tips for starting off your search on the right foot: 1. If you have spent the last eight hours posting for jobs online, you have wasted seven hours and 50 minutes. It can be tempting to apply to jobs online. Job postings represent the open market; the jobs everyone gets to see. A job search is like a marathon.

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What’s Your Executive Career Brand Story?

Executive Career Brand

In job search, storytelling works similarly. Storytelling helps you make an emotional connection with employers and generate chemistry for yourself as a candidate, compelling hiring decision makers to want to learn more about you by asking for an interview. Storytelling helps employers get a feel for the kind of person you are and how you make things happen, and envision you contributing on the job. Then Use t he C-A-Rs (Challenge – Actions – Results) Strategy.

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Does LinkedIn Make the Executive Resume Obsolete?

Executive Career Brand

After all, people searching for viable candidates like you will likely see your LinkedIn profile before they ever reach out to you and request your resume. They spend a significant part of their days searching online for candidates, and a significant part of that time specifically on LinkedIn. The cost of social recruiting is minimal (compared to posting on job boards) and opens them to a much larger pool of potential candidates.

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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. Based on our own lens and our reaction to the way a candidate writes their cover letter. A company has a job and you have skills and experience that either match well or don’t match well. And we’ve all been second place for a big job.

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Is the Executive Resume Dead or Dying?

Executive Career Brand

Resumes have morphed over time from being a career history document often leading with an objective statement – to a career marketing communication showcasing relevant achievements, branding and metrics, to link good fit with value proposition. A traditional “paper&# resume seems to have less value in job search today. For most job seekers, emailing a digital version of their resume has replaced snail mailing a hard copy. Is the Executive Resume Dead or Dying?

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Executive Brand Resume: Differentiate Your ROI Value Above the Fold

Executive Career Brand

It’s a marketing document designed to align your qualities and qualifications with your target employers’ requirements and needs, while differentiating the value you offer over your competing job seekers. Most recruiters and hiring authorities are busy sourcing top talent by searching relevant keywords on LinkedIn, and assessing candidates by what they find when they Google their names. Which brings me to “above the fold&# resume writing strategy.

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4 Reasons You Can’t Write Your Own Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

And, because most also don’t understand resume strategy, they don’t know how it should look, what to include, what to exclude and what to highlight. We discuss how job search has changed in just the past few years, and that these days their resume may not be their first introduction to the people they need to attract. I also stress that, since these people search LinkedIn first, before using other search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.)

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Help! My Resume Is Dead On Arrival

Career Realism

Position Yourself As An Ideal Candidate. Identify your ideal job target, and compile a folder of job postings that have piqued your interest. Evaluate job postings for common qualifications and requested attributes. Beyond job postings, checking out the LinkedIn Profiles of people who currently have the position you want is a great way to collect keyword information (you can find this in the “Skills & Endorsements” section of a person’s profile).

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Ace Any Executive Job Interview With A 30-60-90-Day Plan

Career Realism

How can you prove yourself in a demanding executive job interview and give yourself a blueprint to success in your new job at the same time? Related: How To Write A 30-60-90-Day Plan That Gets You The Job Offer. How Can A 90-Day Plan Help You Get An Executive Job Offer? For an executive-level position, companies are looking for individuals who can prove knowledge and fit for the job, strategic thinking skills, communication skills, and motivation to do the job.

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Does Your Cover Letter Make These 5 Critical Mistakes?

Jennifer Anthony

You’ve polished your resume to no end, especially after finding a great job posting that seems tailor-made for your leadership skills. Many hiring managers use your cover letter to gauge your interest in the company, as well as to measure your aptitude for the job. Here are 5 of the most crucial mistakes made in cover letters—including those that can quickly knock you out of the running for a leadership job: 1 – Your opening line was boring. By Laura Smith-Proulx.

Mobile Recruiting is a Complete Sham & Waste of Your Time

Workology

68% of Job Seekers Have Viewed a Job Via Mobile. The key to any recruiting strategy, mobile or not is to do your homework, test the waters and educate yourself on your own candidate audience before implementing a strategy or purchasing any type of software. Recruiters and business leaders should talk to their candidates from past, present and future before adopting any new type of program, pilot or strategy.

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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. I am a manager with PwC Consulting in their strategy consulting department. Have you been secretly sneaking out of your bed to check Monster.com or Indeed.com for new jobs and making your applications even before checking out the job descriptions? Fake Jobs! Yes, I just said it; fake jobs!

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Is It Time For Your Resume Checkup?

Career Solvers

This month my Career Collective colleagues are discussing tactics for giving your job search strategy a mid-year checkup. In today’s challenging economy, job seekers will need to implement a strong self-marketing campaign in order to get noticed in a crowded job search space. Below are five strategies for crafting a more powerful presentation of your qualifications to get noticed faster and accelerate your job search.

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

Workology

Yesterday at the Annual SHRM Conference, I attended the session, “A Business Case for Hiring Veterans: Designing and Implementing a Veteran Hiring Strategy.” There is no central database for employer and candidate matching. Look beyond job boards and find ways to engage them. How to Start Creating a Military Hiring Strategy. Citroen further suggests we get started creating a military hiring strategy by looking at the business.

How Do Executives Land Higher-Paying Positions?

Career Realism

They approach an executive search with this mentality. You are riding a wave, and staying on top means constantly adapting strategies and tactics to deliver the results you’re after. Here are the strategies my executive clients use to secure MAJOR salary and title increases: 1. Searching for a new opportunity is a game of shadowboxing, and the more precisely you can place your punches the better the odds of a successful outcome. Salary details at your last job?

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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. Tip: For each position you have held, create a brief paragraph that describes your job responsibilities and job scope including the size of your budget and staff.

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Be a Lean, Mean, Creative Recruiting Machine in 2015

Workology

Our jobs are extremely challenging thanks to a good economy combined with an increase in the number of candidates who are looking to make a move in 2015. These candidates are smarter and more secretive than ever about their 2015 job search. They are building relationships and strategies to make their next move. Because of this increased competition combined with the economy, it’s a job seeker’s market. Candidate Relationship Management.

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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? Executive recruiters and hiring authorities routinely source talent through LinkedIn search. They’re attracted to candidates who have quality recommendations on their profiles. Two bonuses when you use this strategy: 1.

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. Use accomplishment-focused, metrics-driven examples to support your strengths. Just like the resume, the pitch must include proof that you have successfully completed job relevant tasks.

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Analytics & Execution is Key to Be Taken Seriously in Employer Branding

Workology

The more choices of candidate sources made the need for something to make sense of all it. I went so far as to publish my phone number in online job and newspaper ads because I was desperate for understanding in the type of recruiting ROI I was getting. It still makes me a little sad that even still 8 years later we are still allowing for candidate source self-reporting. We’re also communicating directly with the candidate more than ever before.

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The Social Conundrum for HR: Is There One?

Workology

The dark circles were not brought on by conference parties, as many might suspect, but by late night blogging and creations of the next day’s social media strategies. Perhaps it’s in the subtle shift of job boards and HR technology to add social capabilities to their offerings. and just not applying the old school method of “post and pray” All of these things play into the hiring and job search changes we have seen. Candidates.

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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. Don’t hesitate to use performance metrics when possible, especially if they’re relevant to the needs of the company and show how you can add value. Explain what you really like about the job and the company you are applying to, and why you are the best candidate for the position; and remember to keep your language tight and concise but powerful and full of action words.

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. A better strategy? Work closely with executives on strategies for entering new markets.”. They use metrics to describe leadership achievements.

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Quick Fixes to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

Career Realism

However, if it’s been a few months and you still have a bare-bones profile , the less likely it will generate any results for your job search , and even if it does attract visitors, they’ll quickly leave to find someone more interesting. The reality about LinkedIn is this: it’s an amazing job search tool that brings you new leads, impresses your network, and entices recruiters to call— but only if you use it in a way that promotes your professional image.

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“Kiss Me I'm Irish” Carnival of HR

Workology

Book Connect Blogging4Jobs HR + Social Media + Job Search = Blogging4Jobs Business Events OKC Featured Networking Gen Y Guest HR Job Search Social Media Categorized | HR , Networking “Kiss Me I’m Irish&# Carnival of HR Posted on 17 March 2010. Value beyond metrics. Bryan Wempen debuts in his first carnival providing us tools to use in the job search. Check out his post, The RollerCoaster and the Reality of Sudden Job Loss.

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employer said I didn’t have enough “passion” when I couldn’t interview on a Saturday

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I recently applied for a job and was excited to receive an invitation to interview. That was tight, but I moved forward since the job seemed like a great fit for my experience. Best of luck in your job search.” It made me wonder what type of work (not to mention the time commitment) would be expected if I had gotten the job. Apparently, they use it as a metric to see how passionate an applicant really is.

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“Kiss Me I'm Irish” Carnival of HR | Blogging4Jobs

Workology

Book Connect Blogging4Jobs HR + Social Media + Job Search = Blogging4Jobs Business Events OKC Featured Networking Gen Y Guest HR Job Search Social Media Categorized | HR , Networking “Kiss Me I’m Irish&# Carnival of HR Posted on 17 March 2010. Value beyond metrics. Bryan Wempen debuts in his first carnival providing us tools to use in the job search. Check out his post, The RollerCoaster and the Reality of Sudden Job Loss.

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Know Your Value: Don't Undersell Yourself on Your Resume

Resume Writing

Resume Writing Blog: Creating Prints Master Resume Writer | Certified Resume Writer | Expert provides free resume writing information, resume help, tips, advice, career job searching tools, online social networking via this Resume Blog, Resume Writing Blog, Career Blog. Many job seekers, especially those who don’t work at a job where metrics are directly involved with their role, will often fail to promote the difference they have made.

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Want Stronger Results? Try A Networking Resume

Career Realism

Trying to engage high-level decision-makers in your job search? A Networking Resume — a powerful sound bite that encapsulates your career in a single page and gets more traction in your search by supplying a quick picture of your bottom-line brand value. It’s especially useful for job hunters in the midst of person-to-person contact who want to avoid the hassle of tracking multiple sheets of paper. See this example of a Networking Resume for a CEO & CEO candidate.)

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