Online Reputation Management FAQs for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Fortunately, more and more of my c-suite and senior level executive clients are aware of how important it is for them to have a solid online presence, to land a great-fit new gig. 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. But they often don’t know how to go about building an online footprint.

Executive Brand Online Reputation Management: Relevance, Quality, Diversity, Volume, Consistency

Executive Career Brand

Executive Brand Online Reputation Management: Relevance, Quality, Diversity, Volume, Consistency is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Whether you’re actively job seeking or think you may be in the future – few people aren’t facing this challenge these days, when no job seems to be permanent – you need a strong online identity. Even if you feel secure in your job, you need to be visible online. See my post, Does Your Online Identity Scream “Hire Me&# ?

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Online Reputation Management: Do You Self-Google?

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? 46% of online adults have created their own profile on a social networking site, up from just 20% in 2006. 8% have requested that someone remove information about them that was posted online, including things like photos or videos.

Why Job Applicants Need Online Reputation Management

The Undercover Recruiter

This is something of a mixed blessing for most employers, who don’t always have the time it takes to sift through resumes and interview each and every potential candidate. Statistics reveal that at least 1 in 4 employers use online search engines to check up on job applicants before they even make it to the interview process. The good news is that there are some steps that any job seeker can take to ensure that he or she has a clean online reputation.

Why Job Applicants Need Online Reputation Management

The Undercover Recruiter

This is something of a mixed blessing for most employers, who don’t always have the time it takes to sift through resumes and interview each and every potential candidate. Statistics reveal that at least 1 in 4 employers use online search engines to check up on job applicants before they even make it to the interview process. The good news is that there are some steps that any job seeker can take to ensure that he or she has a clean online reputation.

How to Conquer Ageism in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Until recently, career professionals relied on a strategy to minimize age in our clients’ documents and online profiles – including only the past 10-15 years of career history and not including dates for education. 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.

2016 171

Are You Executive Job Search-Ready?

Executive Career Brand

People assessing you, like executive recruiters and hiring professionals, Google the names of all potential candidates, before reaching out to them. Know what they will find about you, so you can assess and clean up your online presence, if need be. More in my post, Is Your Online Presence Strong Enough to Compete? 7 Questions to Test Your Preparedness for Executive Job Search.

2016 164

The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search Part – 4

Executive Career Brand

Part 3 – Mind Your Online Reputation: The Personal Branding Social Proof Paradigm. By now, most job seekers should be aware of the well-known places to build their brand and online presence – LinkedIn, a personal website or blogsite, Twitter, other social networks, etc. Here are 2 little-known, but powerful, strategies to add to your brand communications plan: 2 Little-known Tips to Master Online Reputation and Personal Brand Management.

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. Here is an undeniable truth too many job seekers dismiss or don’t understand: With the advent of the digital age, job search has become a whole new ball game, requiring personal branding and online presence for social proof. According to Jobvite’s Recruiter Nation survey, in 2015 only 4% of recruiters DID NOT use social media to source and assess candidates.

2017 101

Avoid These 3 Self-Sabotaging Social Media Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

A robust online presence is great for your personal brand and executive job search, but not all publicity is good publicity. When you’re in job search mode, it’s time to put on a good face (online and in-person) so that the first, and each subsequent, impression of you is a positive one. Hiring managers and others at your target companies will check you out online, and they’ll see what you’ve put out there and judge you by it.

3 Neglected, But Simple, Personal (Social) Branding Strategies

Executive Career Brand

It’s doubtful that things like “results-oriented” or “successful professional” will be keywords that anyone will search, when they’re looking for candidates like you. Here are a few examples of good LinkedIn Professional Headlines: Senior Change Management Executive – Operational Excellence, Performance Management, Risk Mitigation, Compliance. Senior Technical Project Manager & Change Agent for Banking & Financial Services.

2017 170

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. I’ve found that many executives have a “build it and forget it” mindset with LinkedIn.

2016 199

LinkedIn FAQs for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Online reputation management and online presence. LinkedIn is undeniably the executive job-seeker’s most important and powerful tool for online personal branding, networking and career management. Recruiters have embraced LinkedIn as their #1 tool for referrals, candidate research and sourcing, and for publishing job openings.

2016 170

Game-changing Executive Resume FAQs

Executive Career Brand

Online Reputation Management FAQs. It all depends upon what information truly needs to be included, to best position my client as a good-fit candidate for their target employers. Better still, plan ahead to avoid future employment gaps with preemptive tactics like these: Go back to school, either online or in-person, and take courses or earn certifications to upgrade relevant skills.

2016 165

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

Executive Career Brand

reflect badly on you as a candidate. Surely, it’s no surprise that candidates demonstrating a strong grasp of the English language are more desirable. Prevalent typos like “manger” for “manager” plague all of us, and should be forgiven, right? Before posting your LinkedIn and other online profiles, and sending out your resume accompanied by email messages, look them over very carefully. It should read: Enterprise Architecture | Risk Management | IT SOX Compliance.

2016 166

5 Reasons Why Your Executive Resume Is Not Working

Executive Career Brand

Rely on the personal branding work you’ve done to help you define and differentiate what makes you a better fit than the other candidates. ATS are deeply flawed and can even overlook the absolute best fit candidates, if those people didn’t know how to structure and build an ATS-friendly resume that sails through the system. It’s your online presence that’s stabbing you in the back. Things happen in a heartbeat online.

2017 159

How Many LinkedIn Connections Are Good For Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

The more they know about candidates beforehand, the lower their risk in bringing on bad hires. An incomplete profile and lack of activity on LinkedIn can age you, and mark you as a poor-fit candidate. Executive Career Management Executive Job Search Executive Networking Executive Personal & Career Branding LinkedIn Online Presence & Online Reputation Management Social Media & Social Networking c-suite executive job search personal branding social media

2017 160

Why Is My Executive Job Search Taking So Long?

Executive Career Brand

Researching helps you uncover the all-important relevant keywords and phrases you’ll use in your job search content to boost your personal SEO (Search Engine Optimization), making you more findable online. Executive recruiters and hiring professionals assessing candidates want to get a feel for their personality – and how they work, how they lead, etc. To call up good-fit candidates, the database parses the content for relevant keywords pertaining to a particular job.

2017 158

How to Write An Irresistible C-suite Executive Resume in 10 Steps

Executive Career Brand

That is, they source and assess candidates through Google search, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media. If you don’t have a strong online footprint providing them with plenty of on-brand information supporting your value proposition, you’re likely facing a prolonged job search. job seekers with stronger online presence are the ones who are noticed and chosen over those who have little or no presence online. When was the last time you used your executive resume?

2017 158

3 Juicy Insider LinkedIn Personal Branding Tips

Executive Career Brand

These same strategies will help you increase your LinkedIn profile traffic, build your personal brand, position yourself as a good-fit candidate and help you land a job. Recruiters and employers search LinkedIn to identify and assess candidates using relevant keywords and phrases. LinkedIn offers this powerful platform to demonstrate your subject matter expertise, express your opinions, influence people, build your personal brand online, and stay top of mind with your network.

2017 151

How to Write a Dazzling LinkedIn Summary

Executive Career Brand

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. You’re educating people about what makes you a good-fit candidate for the employers you’re targeting. Over the years, I’ve reviewed many LinkedIn profiles of executive job seekers.

2016 166

Is Your Online Presence Strong Enough to Compete?

Executive Career Brand

But, without a diverse online presence that reinforces your personal brand and value to the companies you’re targeting, executive recruiters and hiring professionals may pass you right by, in favor of others who do have a vibrant online footprint. These people source and assess talent by what they find about them online. OR, if you have a common name, you need to clearly distinguish yourself online among the sea of same-named people.

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. It was right there online. What do you suppose happens when the companies’ hiring professionals notice the same content for two candidates (or more, if others have also stolen the content) they’re considering? Think about your reputation and integrity.

2016 165

How Do I Find a Job in the “Hidden” Job Market?

Executive Career Brand

Why aren’t more jobs posted online? The main reason is that sourcing and screening candidates online through social networks (especially LinkedIn) is more cost effective and less time-consuming than posting openings online and reviewing thousands of resumes, many of which are submitted by unqualified candidates. Jobs created to accommodate specific candidates, once they connected with and had dialog with companies’ hiring decision makers.

2014 197

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. When people look online to find people to meet their needs, they search certain words and see what comes up. So be sure to position your most important keywords “above the fold” in the online content you create.

Showcase Your Personal Brand with LinkedIn Comments

Executive Career Brand

Part of the drill for successful executive job search is building online presence and brand evangelism , expanding your network, and staying top-of-mind with people who can help you meet your career goals. Regularly posting comments online is a powerful, and fairly quick and easy, way to do this. Ranting and railing against people reflects badly on you, and marks you as an undesirable candidate.

2016 147

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

Executive Career Brand

Your resume, biography, LinkedIn profile and other online profiles all need to differentiate and position you as a good-fit candidate for your target employers. Building Online Presence. As you get busy building your online footprint, be sure to protect your privacy and security. Is Your Online Presence Strong Enough to Compete? 10 Best Ways to Build Your Personal Brand Online. Monitoring Your Online Reputation.

2016 161

Deadly LinkedIn Mistake: Neglecting SEO and Keywords

Executive Career Brand

LinkedIn is truly a powerful job search and career management tool. It may be the best place online to reconnect with your neglected network, expand your network to include new people (including recruiters), and demonstrate your subject matter expertise and thought leadership. Executive recruiters and hiring decision makers at the companies where you want to work search LinkedIn for viable candidates using relevant keywords.

2015 160

Help! My LinkedIn Skills and Endorsements Are a Mess

Executive Career Brand

But executive recruiters and hiring managers use LinkedIn extensively to source candidates by searching relevant keywords. Executive Career Management Executive Job Search Executive Personal & Career Branding LinkedIn Online Presence & Online Reputation Management Social Media & Social Networking personal branding SEO social media

2015 167

The 3 Most Important LinkedIn Profile SEO Places for Relevant Keywords

Executive Career Brand

How do executive recruiters and hiring decision makers at your target companies find good-fit candidates like you? Here’s an example of a keyword-rich professional headline: Senior Project, Program Manager – Process Design, Financial Analysis, IT & Data Systems, Risk Exposure, Six Sigma, Agile. For example, this job seeker’s actual job title at one company is: Senior Technical & Business Project Manager. How Strong is Your Executive Brand Online for Job Search?

2014 187

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. On one hand, they need to have a strong, diverse online presence to be “find-able”, to promote their personal brand , and to provide social proof of the claims they’ve made in their personal marketing materials (LinkedIn profile, resume, biography, etc.). 10 Best Ways to Build Your Personal Brand Online.

2015 161

5 Deadly LinkedIn Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

Decreases your “findability” online. Executive recruiters and hiring decision makers at the companies where you want to work search LinkedIn for viable candidates using relevant keywords. Executive Career Management Executive Job Search Executive Personal & Career Branding LinkedIn Online Presence & Online Reputation Management Social Media & Social Networking online presence personal branding social media

2015 153

10 Steps to Executive Job Search Success

Executive Career Brand

If they’ve changed jobs over that time, they were sought after by executive recruiters and managed to circumvent the job search process. Build Your Online Presence. The vast majority of executive recruiters and employers search for and assess candidates by what they find about them online. Those with a dismal or non-existent online footprint are often overlooked for those who have a diverse, far-reaching online presence.

2015 165

7 Reasons NOT to Copy Someone Else’s LinkedIn Profile

Executive Career Brand

Somehow, because it’s right in front of you, online for all the world to see, you don’t think of it as stealing. But, beyond the moral issue of plagiarism, swiping content and using it on your own LinkedIn profile, or anywhere online or off-line, is very serious. Help people assessing you understand what specifically elevates your skill-sets and qualifications above the rest, and makes you the best-fit candidate for your target companies.

2014 188

5 Reasons Your LinkedIn Profile Isn’t Working

Executive Career Brand

If you want executive recruiters and your target employers to find you on LinkedIn, you need to draw them to your profile through the relevant keywords and phrases they search to source candidates like you. These typically represent your key areas of expertise, or “hard skills”, such as Change Management, Product Development, Emerging Technology Launch, etc. LinkedIn is an excellent tool for both passive and proactive executive job search.

2015 165

Give To Get the Best LinkedIn Recommendations

Executive Career Brand

If you’ve ever been in the position of assessing candidates for your employer (or as an employer), you know how impressed you are with those who offer stellar recommendations, whether on their personal marketing documents (resume, bio, etc.) They’re attracted to candidates who have persuasive testimonials on their profiles. If you’re making things up, or stretching the truth, to make them look good, eventually it will catch up with you and jeopardize your reputation.

5 Toxic Beliefs That Can Derail Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

With more qualified candidates often competing for fewer jobs, and the impact of the digital age, job search requires focus, hard work, and new strategies. That requires a marketing strategy and over-arching action plan to manage their time, relationships, and finances. Online presence-building. I don’t have time for social networks and I don’t like the idea of putting myself ‘out there’ online. Social Proof: Where Online Presence Meets Personal Branding.

2015 161

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. There are many high-traffic sites you can leverage to build your brand online. These are places where executive recruiters and hiring decision makers hang out, and search for good-fit candidates.

2015 165

10 Best Ways to Get More Executive Job Interviews

Executive Career Brand

These “keywords” will help you with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for any content about you that you put online. to help you get found online and get your resume through the dreaded Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), if it lands there. More about online presence coming up in #7. Be Visible Online. LinkedIn is the most important place for you to be found online and social network, but don’t stop there. 10 Best Ways to Build Your Personal Brand Online.

2015 165

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’re forgetting that their LinkedIn profile needs to differentiate and position them as a good-fit candidate for their current target employers (in job search), or target audience. If you’re in a job search, is all the content aligned with what makes you a good-fit candidate for your target employers? ?

2014 180

Over 50? Is Personal Branding for Boomers, too?

Executive Career Brand

But, no matter what your age, personal branding plays a critical role in successful job-hunting, business management, and overall career health. So, how do you take advantage of personal branding to position yourself as a best-fit candidate and good hiring choice in today’s job search? Move these brand communications materials online to LinkedIn and other social media, and work on building a diverse, vibrant online presence.

15 Savvy Tips To Boost LinkedIn Profile Views

Executive Career Brand

To help the right people – executive recruiters, your target employers and others – find you on LinkedIn, you need to draw them to your profile through the relevant keywords and phrases they search to source candidates like you. Keywords typically represent your key areas of expertise, or “hard skills”, such as Change Management, Product Development, Emerging Technology Launch, etc. Ideas for LinkedIn updates: An online article, blog post, or white paper you’ve published.

2017 133

5 Common Executive Job Search Dilemmas

Executive Career Brand

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. There are plenty of employers out there that respect and seek seasoned candidates with the wisdom that only comes from years of overcoming the tough business challenges. They’re typically more attracted to employed candidates. or anywhere online.

2017 121