Why Is My Executive Job Search Taking So Long?

Executive Career Brand

Executive job search in the digital age is hard! Most job seekers don’t know what to do, what not to do, what the first steps are, whether they need help, and basically, how to stage a successful job search campaign. Consequently, their search may take way too long, because of their missteps. 5 Reasons Your Executive Job Search is Taking Too Long. as you network your way into the “hidden” job market, where most jobs reside.

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How to Build Personal Brand Content for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Personal branding for job search is a method to differentiate the good-fit qualities and value you offer your target employers over those competing against you, by aligning your key areas of expertise, driving strengths, passions, and relevant personal attributes with your target employers current needs. Complete the Challenge-Actions-Results (C-A-Rs) exercise – detail your top contributions to past employers (with metrics whenever possible) that will resonate with target employers.

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Personal Branding, Resume or Job Search Targeting: Which Comes First?

Executive Career Brand

It may seem obvious that the first thing to do, when you’re about to start an executive job search, is locate, dust off, and update your resume. In my experience, many executive job seekers do just that. They often neglect targeting, and narrowing their search to several select companies, because they want to keep their options wide open. That strategy may have worked even a few years ago, but job search doesn’t work the same way now.

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The Biggest Executive Job Search and Personal Branding Mistake

Executive Career Brand

What’s the first step when you’re about to dive into a job search? Create your resume, or update your existing one, so you can hit the job boards hard right away? The biggest mistake too many job seekers make from the get-go is skipping over the critical first step – identifying target employers that are a mutual good fit. You can’t write a resume (or other career documents, LinkedIn profile, Google+ profile , other online profiles, etc.)

2013 183

16 Deadly Executive Job Search Mistakes

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? Many of them are baby boomers who come to me never having needed a resume (or any career documents) to land jobs over their 30+ year careers. Some haven’t been faced with job search for 5 or 10 years, or longer.

2010 208

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.

2017 107

Why a Recruiter is Necessary in Your Job Search

The Undercover Recruiter

There are metrics that determine what makes a viable candidate, a team of personalities who will be a part of the decision making process and more tests than you ever took in High School Geometry just to determine if you are the employee for them. For every one job being advertised, there are close to hundreds of candidates who are fighting for that same spot. Having a recruiter who has direct access to that hiring manager is the key. Better aptitude to do the job?

2013 88

4 Reasons You Can’t Write Your Own Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

Many of them have never needed a resume, as they progressed through their careers to the senior or c-suite level. 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. This post will help, Executive Job Search: Research Your Target Employers.

2017 192

Career Management: It Takes a Village

Career Solvers

Home About Us How It Works FAQs Contact Resources Request a Proposal Monday, January 25th, 2010 Career Management: It Takes a Village Last week I attended the first of many college planning meetings at my daughter’s school. Schools need to have proactive career planning and placement offices that know how to help students land plum internships and counselors that can help students market themselves effectively on their resume.

2010 48

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. They may have started out with a decent resume years ago, but since then they’ve updated it to reflect new jobs, new responsibilities, certifications, training, etc. Some Things Executive Job Seekers Do Wrong with Their Resumes. More in my post, Do Grammar and Spelling Errors Really Matter in Executive Job Search ?

2017 180

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 matter, most anyone with a career or doing business in any way needs a complete LinkedIn profile. No job is permanent these days. More About LinkedIn and Executive Job Search.

2016 195

2 More Favorite Insider Tips for Executive Resume Writing

Executive Career Brand

After more than 20 years in the careers industry – collaborating with executive job seekers to define their personal brand and create their executive resume, LinkedIn profile, biography, cover letters, and other personal marketing collaterals – I’ve innovated and picked up some insider tricks to help my clients stand out above the competition. Remember that numbers and metrics pack a powerful punch.

How to Write, Brand and Use An Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

Although my focus is on the top-level executives I work with, the strategies and advice here also apply to most job seekers, at most any level. through dealing with job search and resume challenges. As you’re gearing up your job search, spend some time prepping to write your resume by reading these posts: How to Write and Use Your Executive Resume. Understand first what part your resume plays in the new world of executive job search.

2013 162

7 Reasons NOT to Copy Someone Else’s LinkedIn Profile

Executive Career Brand

You see a compelling, branded LinkedIn profile of a job seeker with qualifications similar to yours. Just the other day I received invitations to connect on LinkedIn from two women employed at the same company, in similar jobs. I immediately noticed that these two women’s Summary sections and job descriptions at that company read word-for-word exactly the same. Here are 7 reasons why scraping content can tarnish your personal brand and derail your job search: 1.

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Deadly LinkedIn Mistake: Generic, Short Summary Section

Executive Career Brand

And, I want to see what executive recruiters and hiring decision makers see when they search for this candidate on LinkedIn, and land on their profile. Some ways to show your personality in the content: Include a few specific examples (with metrics, if possible) of past contributions that benefited your employers, using the Challenges – Actions – Results (CARs) method. More Information About LinkedIn and Executive Job Search.

2015 174

What’s Your Executive Career Brand Story?

Executive Career Brand

In job search, storytelling works similarly. 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. First, before you can write your resume, LinkedIn profile, biography, and other job search collaterals, you need to know who will be reading these things, so your content will speak directly to that target audience. How did you use those lessons in your career?

2015 168

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.

2014 191

How C-A-R Storytelling Gives Executive Resume Branding Zing

Executive Career Brand

Granted, a resume is a very confining career marketing document. After all, if you’re job searching effectively, you’re getting your resume in front of human eyeballs, not just applicant tracking systems that scan and dump your resume into a database. Monetize the results and/or use metrics whenever possible – NUMBERS TALK! This is the confidence-booster you need as you move into the sometimes daunting new world of executive job search. ?

2012 182

The Kitchen Sink C-level Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

You may think a 20+ page, all-inclusive resume is a huge executive job search blunder. A kitchen sink resume is the place you dump ALL your experience, skills, qualifications, achievements, metrics, areas of knowledge, areas of interest, etc. Everything about your career history, dating back to the beginning, goes into this resume. Be sure to flesh out those early jobs, adding details on your LinkedIn profile, instead of just posting your title and company name.

2012 183

Think Like an Executive Resume Branding Pro – Build Your Personal Brand

Executive Career Brand

To help you prepare to write an executive resume that will help you compete in today’s job market — or help you collaborate with a professional resume writer — I’ve written this 5-part series, from my insider’s perspective. Catch up with Parts 1 and 2 of this 5-part series: Part 1 – Target Your Executive Resume for the Hidden Job Market. How to Define Your Personal Brand for Executive Job Search. Develop a Few Defining Career Success Stories.

2015 159

The Biggest Executive Resume Writing Mistake

Executive Career Brand

The Biggest Executive Resume Writing Mistake is a post from: Executive Career Brand. While these (and others) may all be bloopers that can sabotage your chances, the biggest mistake any executive job seeker can make with their resume – or LinkedIn profile , other online profiles, or any career marketing materials – is: NO CLEAR CAREER TARGETING. That is, not determining at the start of your job search which companies and positions within them are a good mutual fit.

Is the Executive Resume Dead or Dying?

Executive Career Brand

is a post from: 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. Only an estimated 3-5% of jobs come through job boards.

2011 208

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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President-CEO-COO Manufacturing Turnarounds Executive Resume Branding

Executive Career Brand

President-CEO-COO Manufacturing Turnarounds Executive Resume Branding is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Because he’s not in a confidential search, he wanted me to use his real name here. What stood out most about Bruce was his unwavering success, throughout his career, with companies in distress – exacting operations-wide change fast, and leaving the organization healthy, with manufacturing operations improved by 5 to 10 times and employees with a secure future.

2011 150

Executive Brand Resume: Differentiate Your ROI Value Above the Fold

Executive Career Brand

Executive Brand Resume: Differentiate Your ROI Value Above the Fold is a post from: Executive Career Brand. If you’re not working from research you’ve done on the needs and challenges of a short list of target employers, you can’t possibly create career marketing documents that will hit home with them. Remember that a resume is not meant to be a long document outlining every bit of your career history. Numbers and metrics pack a powerful punch.

2010 146

How To Demonstrate To Employers That You’re The Best Talent

Career Realism

Each time a job posting goes up, the employer’s mission is to find the best talent for the position. As a job candidate, your job is to demonstrate that you are that person. The problem is that to demonstrate you’re the best talent for the job, your resume needs to focus on your performance. By this we mean focusing on things that will demonstrate to an employer how well you did on the job. Your performance is best measures with key performance metrics.

2014 86

4 Tips On Backing Up Your Soft Skills With Hard Facts

Career Realism

While soft skills are important to employers, simply labelling the resume with these words or saying it at the job interview won’t produce much results. On the resume, it may help improve your ranking with the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) looking for keyword matches, but to the hiring manager reviewing your resume and conducting the interview, it’s simply fluff. Here’s what you have to do on the resume and at the job interview: 1.

2015 87

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? The true measure of your executive brand and promise of value to future employers is reflected in what those who know your work the best – co-workers, peers, top management, team members, customers, etc.

Take a Ride in the Elevator Before You Interview | CareerSolvers

Career Solvers

Select an identity that best relates to your past experiences or future career direction. 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.

2010 62

Switching Careers at the Executive Level

Jennifer Anthony

In fact, according to Execunet’s 2009 Executive Job Market Intelligence Report, 94 percent of the senior-level executives surveyed would consider switching industries. So to help you on your journey, here are some tips to consider as you make your attempt to switch careers at the executive level. Know the New Career Like You Know the Old One As an executive, you know how important it is to know your industry inside and out.

2009 122

Could Your Executive Resume Actually Be Too Short?

Jennifer Anthony

Resume Writing – What Do Hiring Managers Look For in a Resume? Posted on November 5, 2009 by Jennifer Anthony Guest Article by: Laura Smith-Proulx Designated Resume Rockstar Most job hunters remember the days of single-page resumes, when hiring professionals warned them that any document daring to breach this “rule&# would be quickly eliminated from consideration. Job seekers have more information than ever before to incorporate into an executive resume.

2009 100

Are You Making the Top 3 LinkedIn Profile Errors?

Career Realism

9 Advantages to Subscribing to Our Site Career-Rx Interview Prep Tool 10 Steps to a Job Search Career Personality Test Attitude Adjustment Twitter 101 Am I Money Quiz Job Search Engine CAREEREALISM Toolkit Contact Us 9 Reasons to Subscribe FREE Webinars Premium Career Tools C3 = Career Coaching Clinic 144-Page e-Book Full-Service Career HMO ABOUT ABOUT US FAQ NEWS & MENTIONS OUR TEAM PRIVACY POLICY WHY WE EXIST AM I MONEY?

2010 87

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.

2010 58

Looking for a Sales Job? Deal With the Elephant in the Room.

Career Rocketeer

Career Rocketeer Career Search and Personal Branding Blog Home About Career Rocketeer Meet the Team Guest Experts Partners LinkedIn 360° Resources Job Search Websites Career Books Job Search Tracker Launchpad Blogroll Events Career Studios Advertise Contact Personal Branding Job Search Resumes Interviews Social Media Networking Career Management Everything Else You are here: Home / Job Search / Looking for a Sales Job?

2011 44

Is Your Resume Ready for a Recruiter?

Career Realism

9 Advantages to Subscribing to Our Site Career-Rx Interview Prep Tool 10 Steps to a Job Search Career Personality Test Attitude Adjustment Twitter 101 Am I Money Quiz Job Search Engine CAREEREALISM Toolkit Contact Us 9 Reasons to Subscribe FREE Webinars Premium Career Tools C3 = Career Coaching Clinic 144-Page e-Book Full-Service Career HMO ABOUT ABOUT US FAQ NEWS & MENTIONS OUR TEAM PRIVACY POLICY WHY WE EXIST AM I MONEY?

2010 87

Stack ranking, reviews, and Cubicle Warriors

Cube Rules

To get us all on the same page, stack ranking means that if a manager has 14 employees, those employees are ranked from one to fourteen in order. And while personal loyalty still counts in companies, the truth is that if a manager above your manager says your gone — for whatever reason — your manager will let you go. We had a manager’s manager change at our biggest bank failure in American history. And, that manager was an idiot.

2013 133

14 Reasons I Won't Follow You On Twitter [Revisited]

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? If you haven’t already seen it, another Twitter post that may be helpful is Twitter Turbocharges Executive Job Search and Personal Brand Visibility — [link] Ciao!

2010 214

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 Del.icio.us 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. I know that would make it impossible to do the list, but it should be kept in mind while planning a career. There are 5 management positions: 5 men.

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