Career Management for a Winning Job Search Strategy

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An opportunity to tap into of former hiring manager is a terrible thing to waste. That is why this conversation is a MUST listen to for your career management goals. You will clearly hear someone who is now an advocate for job seekers want you to know how to prepare for the job search. Donn Levie is a speaker, trainer, author of the just-released book, Strategic Career Engagement, The Definitive Guide for Getting Hired and Promoted.

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Is Your Job Search Strategy Languishing? Start ANEW!

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The nuts and bolts of job search strategy in some instances have stayed the same for many years. In other instances, job search strategies have metamorphosed. The post Is Your Job Search Strategy Languishing? executive resumes Job Search Strategy career advice career management career strategy executive resume job search strategy JobSearch

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Separating the Wheat From the Chaff in Job Search Strategies

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By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter It’s overwhelming, discouraging, frustrating and exacerbating – the quantity of blogs and articles telling you how to job search. By focusing on the latest ‘trends’ and progressive strategies, self-anointed experts continue to use their megaphones to sell their own ideas. The post Separating the Wheat From the Chaff in Job Search Strategies appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

Career Management is strategy, jobs are tactics

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Career management is boring. Seriously, for as much written about career management, people don’t act on the writing. You might read about career management, but when was the last time you did anything more than think about your career? Jobs, however, you will act on. You go to work, plow (or plod) through the day, figure out how to survive on the job, and figure out how to make the next move to the next department or job or gig.

LinkedIn FAQs for Executive Job Search

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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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How to Face Down Job Search Obstacles

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The successful job search requires no less of a commitment. Here are just a few of the obstacles job seekers face every day and some tips to overcome them. The post How to Face Down Job Search Obstacles appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. Glassdoor.com Job Search Advice Job Search Obstacles career advice career management career strategy Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter job search job search advice job seekers

2014 161

Are You Executive Job Search-Ready?

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7 Questions to Test Your Preparedness for Executive Job Search. I guess no one is really ready for a job-hunt until they’re forced into it, but I’ve found that many new job seekers dive in before understanding how today’s executive job search works. causing missteps and possibly prolonging the search process in unproductive, anxiety-ridden ways. 7 Questions to Test Your Preparedness for Executive Job Search.

2016 190

Do Cover Letters Really Matter in Executive Job Search?

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Opinions vary on whether or not cover letters are even read – or needed – in job search. My research and 25 years’ experience in the careers industry revealed that NOT having a cover letter may ruin your chances, but HAVING a strong cover letter will never hurt your chances. Take the time to write customized cover letters for each job. The vast majority of jobs, especially at the top executive level (VP, EVP, C-suite, President, General Manager, etc.),

5 Nifty LinkedIn Hacks That Make Executive Job Search Easier

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If you’re actively in a job-hunt, you know that it’s hard and takes a lot of time. I suspect that if you knew about ways to make it easier, and save time doing the job search things you need to do, you’d grab on to them. This certification is a premier LinkedIn training program for career professionals to stay up-to-date with the latest LinkedIn strategies for job search and career management.

2017 198

10 Steps to Executive Job Search Success

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Many of the c-suite and senior-level executives I work with haven’t faced a job search in 5, 10 or even 15 years or more. If they’ve changed jobs over that time, they were sought after by executive recruiters and managed to circumvent the job search process. And there are those who truly have job security, at least for the time being, but are dissatisfied with their job or their company. Network into the Hidden Job Market.

2015 193

Essential Checklist to Optimize LinkedIn For Executive Job Search

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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? Build your connections to at least 500, to boost your LinkedIn search ranking.

2016 219

How Many LinkedIn Connections Are Good For Executive Job Search?

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Your strategy is up to you, of course. And, once you reach the 500+ connections mark, your profile ranks higher in search results, making you more visible and findable. Why a Minimal, Anemic LinkedIn Profile Can Actually Hurt Your Executive Job Search. A minimal amount of content in your profile does little to define and support your personal brand, and help you get found by people who can help you meet your career goals. LinkedIn FAQs for Executive Job Search.

2017 168

LinkedIn Experts Speak Up About the Biggest LinkedIn Executive Job Search Mistakes

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What my update accomplished reinforces the importance of this practice and other LinkedIn strategy for executive job search, as well as overall career management and business development. The post LinkedIn Experts Speak Up About the Biggest LinkedIn Executive Job Search Mistakes appeared first on Executive Career Brand. Executive Job Search LinkedIn

2018 198

Why Simplicity in Job Search Can Be Flawed

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Unfortunately, many career experts and bloggers wield a powerful sword that pokes holes in job search strategy and touts sweeping simplicity. While the ultimate goal of a job search plan is one that you can use to smoothly navigate transition, plotting that map requires meaningful effort and thought work. Imbibe the latest article on job […].

2016 113

Unlock Facebook to Discover a More Friendly Job Search

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By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter For some, Facebook is a natural extension of your career and personal brand, adding value to your story. For careerists who have chosen the second option, you may want to reconsider your strategy. […]. The post Unlock Facebook to Discover a More Friendly Job Search appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

How to Conquer Ageism in Executive Job Search

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The 3-Step Strategy to Overcome Age Bias. 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. Anyone can easily find your age within the first several search pages, unless you have a very strong, far-reaching online presence. Here’s your 3-step strategy for overcoming age bias: 1.

2016 173

10 of the Worst Executive Job Search Email Mistakes

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In job search, that email message will probably be sent to someone who can help (or hinder) you in reaching your career goals. Emailing is an integral part of job search communications. Always think of, and write, email messages in the same way you would a formal, snail-mailed job search (or business) letter or note. 6 Executive Job Search Email Content Blunders. 3 Executive Job Search Email Misconceptions.

2016 143

5 Toxic Beliefs That Can Derail Your Executive Job Search

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Landing a great-fit executive job today – that is, one that mutually benefits both you, the job seeker, and the employer – does not work the way it did even a few years ago. 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. They’re often misguided about how to proceed, not knowing what specific steps they need to take to meet their career goals.

2015 181

3 Executive Job Search Email Misconceptions

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More About Emailing and Executive Job Search. When Job Search Email Goes Missing. 10 Steps to Executive Job Search Success. 10 Steps to Executive Job Search Success. Personal SEO in Executive Job Search: What’s in a Name? The Online Safety and Privacy Dilemma in Executive Job Search. The Online Safety and Privacy Dilemma in Executive Job Search.

2016 117

Knock ‘em Dead Secrets and Strategies for Successful Job Search

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Knock ‘em Dead Secrets and Strategies for Successful Job Search is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Not a typical how-to job search book, Martin’s latest effort offers advice that can change the trajectory of your career and life, and help you work your passion. Lifetime Career Management: Issues and Strategies. Almost every page carries an expanded dialog on key career success and job search issues.

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How Important Are Thank You Notes in Executive Job Search?

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Job seekers these days seem to pay less attention to good manners and etiquette through the job search process . Here’s a piece of advice to job seekers at every level – from the c-suite to entry-level: Buy a few boxes of quality thank notes and plenty of postage stamps, and start using them regularly. I often hear stories about job seekers who didn’t get the job, but sent thank you notes anyway, and eventually landed the job when the first hire didn’t work out.

2015 203

5 Common Executive Job Search Dilemmas

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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 115

6 Executive Job Search Email Content Blunders

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Think of an email message in the same way you would a snail-mailed job search (or business) letter. Having a solid command of the English language will be important for most any job you may be seeking. These will typically be career documents (resume, biography, etc.). These things don’t belong in your job search documents anyway. The Online Safety and Privacy Dilemma in Executive Job Search. When Job Search Email Goes Missing.

2016 116

Online Reputation Management FAQs for Executive Job Search

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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. And they need help navigating their online reputation management. I’ve written two previous posts in this series of Executive Job Search FAQs: LinkedIn FAQs. Executive Job Search FAQs in general. 3 Questions My Clients Often Ask Me About Managing Their Online Reputation.

Tame the Blame to Fire Up Your Job Search

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The post Tame the Blame to Fire Up Your Job Search appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. attitude Career Advice Glassdoor.com Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Job Search Advice behavior career advice career management career strategy job search blame By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter We all do it at one time or another. We blame someone or something for what’s going wrong in our lives.

2013 160

5 Simply Positive Things You Can Do to Get Results During Your Job Search

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By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Job search, akin to moving to a new town often is unfamiliar, disconcerting and frightening. The post 5 Simply Positive Things You Can Do to Get Results During Your Job Search appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. executive resumes Glassdoor.com Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter job search branded resume career advice career management career strategy job search advice positive job search resume Resume Branding resumes

2014 159

Taking the Reins in a Stubborn Job Search Market

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Are you reading the trade journals, business journals and such to see whose career is advancing, whose company is growing or where new shoots of growth and opportunity are […]. The post Taking the Reins in a Stubborn Job Search Market appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. Career Action Job Search Struggle career advice career management career strategy job search advice JobSearch

2016 110

The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search – Part 1

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In today’s challenging job search landscape, personal branding is required. Executive recruiters and other hiring professionals may review the LinkedIn profiles and resumes of thousands of candidates for any given job. The wise job seeker knows that the more clearly and compellingly they can describe their good overall fit for the job and the employer, the better their chances to be noticed and contacted for interviews. How do job seekers know what to believe?

2017 151

Going Public: Why You Should Get Purposefully Uncomfortable in Job Search

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It almost goes without saying that job seekers should be more visible online than in the past. The post Going Public: Why You Should Get Purposefully Uncomfortable in Job Search appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. Career Expert Advice LinkedIn Profile career advice career management career strategy executive resume executive resume branding Going Public With Job Search Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Resume Story

2015 167

The Online Safety and Privacy Dilemma in Executive Job Search

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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. On the other hand, job seekers need to be careful about what they put out there. So it’s easy for job seekers to confuse controlled online presence-building with haphazard blasting of personal information online.

2015 176

Holiday Executive Job Search Tips

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Holiday Executive Job Search Tips is a post from: Executive Career Brand. So many executive job seekers think that November and December are dead months for job search. But this is a great time to lay some groundwork, make connections and possibly get a foot in the door, ahead of your competitors in the job market who are doing nothing right now and waiting for the new year to roll around. Related posts: Today’s Executive Job Search Toolkit.

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

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Some personal branding strategies for job search take a lot of time to accomplish. Some personal branding strategies for job search take a lot of time to accomplish. With just minor additions and tweaks, some pieces in your personal brand communications plan can be greatly improved, increasing your chances of landing a good-fit job faster. a must before you seriously tackle job-hunting. Current job title and employer (if you’re employed).

2017 202

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

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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.

2014 200

When It Comes to Job Search, Ditch the Excuses!

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By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter When it comes to job search, as in other tough, but surmountable challenges in life, you must ditch the excuses that keep you from taking action and forge ahead! Glassdoor.com Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Job Search Advice U.S. News & World Report career management career strategy job search Job Search Excuses

2012 146

Hot Button Executive Job Search FAQs

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Because today’s executive job search doesn’t look or work the way it did even 5 or so years ago, I advise executive job seekers to first learn about the new executive job search landscape , before diving in. To help you, I’ve compiled some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from my executive job seeking clients, along with winning strategies I offered them to deal with the various challenges and issues they faced. Online Reputation Management FAQs.

2016 109

Transitioning Military Leaders: Differentiate Yourself in Executive Job Search

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My answers to her spot-on questions — including links to other posts I’ve written — form the basis of a solid roadmap for successful job search. Why is it so vital for senior executives to use social media as part of their executive job search? Those with a more far-reaching online footprint (that is, more relevant search results for their name) are viewed as more desirable than those with limited or non-existent online presence.

The Lazy C-level Executive Job Search

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So you’re suddenly in an executive job search or planning one – by choice or by circumstance. If you’re just starting out or, if your job search is lumbering on and you’re getting few or no interviews or action, you may not know how to job search well. Or you may be lazy – thinking that if you put out a few feelers and get your updated resume onto plenty of job boards, you can sit back and wait for interviews to roll in.

2012 179

Personal Marketing for Job Search

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Personal Marketing for Job Search is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Continuing with my mission to introduce job hunters to bloggers they may not know about — but should — I’m focusing today on Tim Tyrell-Smith (@ TimsStrategy on Twitter). The Career Sherpa: Job Search Navigation Expert – Hannah Morgan (@ careersherpa on Twitter). ? Happy Fourth Birthday to the Job Mob blog! Know what you are looking for in the next job.

The Two Biggest Executive Job Search Mistakes

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The Two Biggest Executive Job Search Mistakes is a post from: Executive Career Brand. I recently had a conversation with my friend and colleague, Martin Yate , job search expert and renowned writer of the Knock ‘em Dead series of career and job search books. Here’s what we discussed: What is the biggest mistake executive job seekers make? Social networking is an important tool for helping land an executive job today.

2011 196

Executive Job Search: How Blogging Makes You Smarter

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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., 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. Create a blogging strategy you can realistically manage.

2013 187

Executive Job Search: Research Your Target Employers

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Executive Job Search: Research Your Target Employers is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Without knowing what their target employers want and need, we can’t possibly define my clients’ brand and ROI value, and create resumes, bios, online profiles and other career marketing communications that will attract and resonate with their target audience, and clearly distinguish my clients as good fit candidates. Google Search.

2011 201

Twitter Job Search Help From Career Experts

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How would you like to get free advice from job search experts. On topics ranging from personal branding, targeting and working with executive recruiters, to best job networking and interviewing strategies, and so much more. . Job Search Focus. Includes career assessments (formal and informal), personal branding, informational interviews (for career focus), job shadowing, mentor relationships, internship, or volunteering.

Today’s Executive Job Search Toolkit

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Today’s Executive Job Search Toolkit is a post from: Executive Career Brand. If you haven’t been in a job search for more than 2 or 3 years, you may think that all you need to do to land a job these days is dust off your executive resume, insert any updates, post it to as many job boards as possible, then sit back and wait for the interview offers to come flooding in. Only an estimated 3-5% of jobs are filled through job boards.

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