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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. Without knowing better, they rush to quickly update their resumes with generic information, and get it out there on the job boards fast. 7 Questions to Test Your Preparedness for Executive Job Search.

2016 187

How to Conquer Ageism in Executive Job Search

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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 172
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5 Reasons Why Your Executive Resume Is Not Working

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Many executive job seekers are in a rut, spinning their wheels. But somehow, their resumes are not doing their job – generating interest and interviews. These posts will help you, 7 Tips to Build Your Executive Job Search Target Companies List and Best Ways and Places to Research Your Target Employers. It’s a boring, tedious job. More in my series of posts The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search. Don’t ignore job boards entirely.

2017 190

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. Do I Really Need a Cover Letter for My Executive Resume?

2015 191

Why Is My Executive Job Search Taking So Long?

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Executive job search in the digital age is hard! before you even begin the proactive process of networking your way into your next great-fit gig. 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. 5 Reasons Your Executive Job Search is Taking Too Long. as you network your way into the “hidden” job market, where most jobs reside.

2017 158

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

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The same holds true for executive job search. If you haven’t been in a job search for, say, 5 years or more, you probably don’t have an overall understanding of how it works today. You may think that step one in job search is dusting off your resume, updating it, and loading it onto as many job boards as possible. How to Build Personal Brand Content for Executive Job Search. Building Online Presence. Landing and Branding Executive Job Interviews.

2016 173

How Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Impacts Executive Job Search

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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. It works pretty much the same way in job search. Step one in job search is targeting.

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. That requires a marketing strategy and over-arching action plan to manage their time, relationships, and finances.

2015 178

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. 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.). Think Twice Before Using Job Boards.

2015 173

Executive Job Search Advice From the Experts

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I’m very flattered and grateful to be included among such heavy hitters in Career Sherpa’s (Hannah Morgan) “ 50+ Best Websites For Job Search 2017 “ WOW! Hannah is a nationally recognized author and speaker on all things job search, with a weekly column in U.S. You’ll find websites focusing on these critical job search issues: Salary Research. Job Search Advice. Social Media Job Search. Over 50 Job Search. Top Job Boards.

2017 127

Does LinkedIn Make the Executive Resume Obsolete?

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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. So, if you have a strong online presence, with a LinkedIn profile (and other online profiles, personal website, web resume, social media activity, etc.),

2014 190

5 Mistakes That Can Derail Your Confidential Executive Job Search

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Whether you foresee a layoff coming, have decided to move to another company, or you’re pursuing a career transition, chances are you’ll be conducting a stealth job search. You want to hang on to your existing job, while you’re looking for another one. Maintaining confidentiality in a job search is a delicate thing. Here are 5 ways you may slip up and blow a hole in your undercover executive job search: 1. Post Your Resume to ANY Job Board.

2013 193

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? First, and foremost, senior executives need to have an online presence because recruiters and hiring professionals are Googling “their name” to assess their viability as candidates. Networking is the best way to land a job.

7 Things Successful Executive Job Seekers Know

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Job search for executives — and the c-suite, in particular — doesn’t look or work the way it did even a few years ago. Whether you’re getting ready for a career move or stuck in a protracted, daunting job search, getting on the right track is critical. The biggest mistake executive job seekers make is writing their resume with no clear career targeting. That is, not determining at the start of their job search which companies offer them a good mutual fit.

2013 198

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 113

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 107

The World’s Best Executive Resume Is Not Enough

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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.

2013 183

5 Must-Do’s To Land More Executive Job Interviews

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When you’re in executive job search mode, landing a coveted interview is like hitting the jackpot. Sometimes you’re lucky, and job interviews come easily, despite your lack of focused and concerted effort. 2 Important Executive Job Search Caveats. Don’t spend a lot of time responding to job postings. Only a very small percent of executive job seekers land jobs through job boards, especially at the c-suite and senior executive level.

2017 113

Executive Job Search: You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

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Before first speaking to prospective c-suite clients, I email them a few questions to answer, to help me determine whether we’ll be a good fit to work together on personal branding and content development for their job search. One of my questions is: “What road blocks or challenges do you feel you are facing in your job search?” ” Often, their answer sounds something like this: “I’ve never had to look for a job before.

2013 173

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

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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.” ” His advice perfectly applies to job search and career management.

2017 107

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 176

Find the Best Executive Resume Writer For You: Where’s the Value?

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How to Find Top Executive Resume Writers and Job Search Strategists. With fewer jobs and such fierce competition in the executive job market, it’s more important than ever to be armed with a resume that brands and truly differentiates you from others vying for the same jobs. More and more online resume writing services are cropping up to meet increased demand. Job seekers have a real dilemma sifting through the sea of choices and figuring out who to work with.

2013 158

How to Use the New LinkedIn for Executive Personal Branding – Part 1

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This 3-part series on LinkedIn, personal branding and executive job search includes: Part 1. Expanding Your Network with Quality Connections. Updating Your LinkedIn Network. Tapping into LinkedIn’s Jobs Pages. LinkedIn and Confidential Job Search. ?. Whether or not you’re willing to accept and embrace them, the digital age and social media will impact your job search. Social Recruiting and Your Executive Job Search.

2013 210

How to Build a Powerful Executive Network

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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? Networking is the best way to land your next gig. In this slow job market recovery with more competition for opportunities at the top executive level, networking well is more critical than ever.

2010 192

How To Tap Into Hidden C-level Executive Jobs

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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’re spending all or most of your time responding to job board postings and waiting to be offered interviews, chances are, not much is happening. What is the hidden job market?

2010 183

ExecuNet's 2010 Executive Job Market Intelligence Report

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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? A new resilience is emerging in the 150K+ executive job market. Manufacturing Perhaps not surprising, companies are turning to their networks of colleagues and peers to source talent.

2010 138

16 Deadly Executive Job Search Mistakes

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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

The Inside Story on Working With Executive Recruiters

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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? He has hired engineers, IT and finance professionals, sales reps, technicians, Six Sigma and Lean experts, and managers of many talents. If the right job is available and you’re the top candidate, you may get the job.

2010 153

Stalled Executive Job Search? Get Busy on LinkedIn and Twitter

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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? We also had a long consultation back then on the best job search strategies for him, working from his list of target companies and organizations. Relying on job boards – even the good ones – wasn’t getting him anywhere.

2010 178

LinkedIn: Best Tactic for Undercover Executive Job Search

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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? Most of my clients are employed c-suite executives who either see signs of a possible layoff, or have become dissatisfied with their jobs and want to test the waters to see if there’s something better elsewhere.

2010 167

5 Tactics to Land a Green Industry Executive Job

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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? Over this decade green jobs will open wide, as companies, organizations and all of us as individuals scramble to “go green&#. Do you have the goods to compete for top-level jobs in this emerging, sought-after industry?

2010 131

Resume Lingerie and 10 Other Guerrilla Job Search Strategies

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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? Yesterday I took an eye-opening Reach Personal Branding teleseminar, “Job Search Secrets Revealed”, featuring Guerrilla Job Search Gurus Kevin Donlin and David Perry of Guerrilla Job Hunting.

2009 159