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Using Social Media for Your Job Search

Career Alley

Job seekers are increasingly turning to social media to find employers who are hiring. For many, social media websites are the new classified ads. Besides LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, popular social sites like Facebook and Twitter have become useful job search tools. If you’re wondering how to use social media to land a job, here are some tips and strategies: LinkedIn.

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. That means that the content must be easily accessible to them, when they search relevant key words and phrases on Google, Bing, LinkedIn, etc. It works pretty much the same way in job search.

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3 Easy Ways to Prepare Your Social Media for a Job Interview

Career Alley

When I started to job search in college I knew I needed to have my resume and portfolio in perfect condition. What I didn’t realize is that it’s not uncommon for an employer to do a Google search of a candidate before they even look at the applicant’s resume. Thankfully I did some social media profile clean up before I started applying to jobs, but sometimes the line between showing your personality and turning off employers can be fuzzy.

LinkedIn FAQs for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

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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4 Ways Recruiters Use Social Networking to Find You

Workology

This is a blog post from our sister blog, Secrets of the Job Hunt. 26th on how to use social media and personal branding by clicking here. While social media seems to be infiltrating nearly every bit of your lives, what about work? You might be surprised at how savvy recruiters and human resources professionals are when it comes to using social media for recruiting, sourcing, and workplace branding at your organization. Job Feeds.

Social Media ROI: Is It Worth the Time?

Executive Career Brand

Social Media ROI: Is It Worth the Time? So much has been written and said about whether social media brings enough return on time invested. We can easily get consumed and overwhelmed by dabbling in too much social media , and making an impact with none. Running my business is similar to running an executive job search campaign. It’s all about creating a realistic strategic plan, and understanding that social media has a cumulative impact.

5 Tips for Leveraging you Social Network in Your Job Search

Career Alley

Social media is just a buzzword until you come up with a plan. ” – Zach Dunn. Your network of friends, family and acquaintances is by far your single largest asset. While many people worry that “leveraging your network&# means you will need to “cold call&# your friends and relatives and ask them to help you get a new job, this is not the case. The Internet combined with your Network makes for a very powerful tool in your job search.

Online Reputation Management FAQs for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Those candidates are providing better “ social proof ” of their value, and they present as more up to date with the digital age and the new world of work. I’ve written two previous posts in this series of Executive Job Search FAQs: LinkedIn FAQs. Executive Job Search FAQs in general. whether or not you need to keep your search confidential because you’re currently employed. Posting LinkedIn network updates. Are You Executive Job Search-Ready?

Why Is My Executive Job Search Taking So Long?

Executive Career Brand

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. Consequently, their search may take way too long, because of their missteps. 5 Reasons Your Executive Job Search is Taking Too Long.

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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. Whether or not you’re looking for a new job, are you doing all these things? Be ever-mindful of Personal SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and keyword density in your profile content.

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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. 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. Think Twice Before Using Job Boards. Networking is still the best method. Social security number.

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

Executive Career Brand

I hope it goes without saying that typos, misspellings and grammatical errors in your job search personal marketing materials (LinkedIn profile, resume, biography, etc.) People assume they’ll be better communicators and leaders on the job. All of your job search content should be error-free. Beyond failing the human eyeball test, these errors can keep people from finding you online by mucking up your Personal SEO, a key element in today’s executive job search.

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6 Alternatives to Job Search Boards

Career Alley

Without a doubt, job search boards are the number one tool that people use for their job search. Which is exactly why you should be looking at some of the other job search alternatives that are available to you. Let’s face it, crowds of job searchers means more competition (which is not what you want when conducting a job search). Another reason to use alternatives is that some jobs posted on job search boards are not real jobs.

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How Social Media Can Power Your Job Search

The Undercover Recruiter

Job seekers find a reliable resource in the Internet. This socially enriched space makes it possible to connect with people far and wide and to unearth viable job leads when looking for work. companies are using social media networks to recruit talent, up from 78 percent just five years ago. The Rise Of Referrals In The Job Search. seconds, with most of the attention going to job title and profile picture.

Using Social Media in Your Search for a Job: ResumeBear

Resume Bear

Even during a recession, when the job market is particularly competitive, you can find work by seeking out, developing and cultivating job contacts. The evolution of the Internet and social media websites means that job hunters and employers are fast realizing its potential in finding and filling jobs. There are over 130 million blogs on Technorati and you can search through them to find people who work at your target companies.

Executive Job Search: How Blogging Makes You Smarter

Executive Career Brand

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. Best of Blogging Your Personal Brand for C-level Executive Jobs.

2013 186

Social Media & Your Job Search: Act Like a Company, Not a Person.

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [08.13.10] View Comments Social Media And Your Job Search: Act Like a Company A guest post by author and social media strategist Neal Schaffer You’re in transition. You, as a job seeker, are the same.

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. A good-looking, well-written resume used to be king and, along with a strong network, just about all an executive needed to land a job.

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The Definitive Social Media To-Do List For Job Seekers

Career Realism

The Definitive Social Media To-Do List For Job Seekers. The job market has changed significantly over the last 20 years, and with it, so too have the hiring methods of employers. Traditionally, it’s been newspapers, industry publications, recruiters, and job boards that have provided the ‘lion’s share’ of new hires for employers. QUIZ: Do You Have Social Media Career Power? To do this, I suggest trying a little LinkedIn ‘reverse engineering’!

Google Plus Profile, Personal Branding and Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Google launched Google+ in June 2011, in a big attempt to outdistance Facebook, “ as a ‘social layer’ consisting of not just a single site, but rather an overarching ‘layer’ which covers many of its online properties.” When engineers built Google+, they constructed an SEO juggernaut to dominate search results above all other social platforms. Out-compete job seekers vying for the jobs you want.

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LinkedIn Personal Branding Secrets for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Check out the podcast I did with Mac Prichard (@ Mac_Prichard on Twitter) on LinkedIn, personal branding and executive job search — as part of his “ Find a Dream Job ” series. We based the interview on a popular post of mine, Essential Checklist to Optimize LinkedIn For Executive Job Search , in which I outlined the things you need to concentrate on to take full advantage of this powerful social network: Build Your LinkedIn Profile.

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7 Ways To Contaminate Your Personal Brand and Doom Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Sometimes, bad things happen in executive job search that are beyond your control. And still other times, your lack of understanding of the new world of job search in the digital age can wreak havoc. Here are some things you may be doing that can sabotage your job search, before you even get a foot in the door. 7 Ways To Tarnish Your Personal Brand in Executive Job Search. Poor SEO (Search Engine Optimization) reduces impact and authority.

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Employer Use of Social Media for Applicant Screening Declines

Resume Bear

A Society for Human Resources survey reports that more employers have backed away from using social networking sites and search engines to screen employment applicants. Lack of job relatedness. Also, and the report doesn’t make reference to this, consider the type of job you’re seeking and the industry. There are probably higher rates of checkage for certain job titles and industries.

Personal SEO in Executive Job Search: What’s in a Name?

Executive Career Brand

In the digital age, because building an online presence is such an essential part of career and job search success, the more unusual your name, the more likely you are to stand out in search results for that name. If you stand out, it’s easier for executive recruiters and hiring decision makers to find the information they need about you – to determine your good-fit qualities – and for social proof , to verify the claims you’ve made in your resume and other career documents.

2016 152

Toxic Executive Job Search Beliefs: I don’t need an online presence

Executive Career Brand

Executive job search is looming imminently in front of you, or you’re already deeply mired in one. You’ve heard that social networking and online presence are important, but they’re just not for you. I don’t have time for social networks and I don’t like the idea of putting myself ‘out there’ online. Ignoring online presence and social networks when you’re job-hunting is a big mistake. and when networking.

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7 Secrets to Get a Job Using Social Media – do you know them?

Resume Bear

Between current economic conditions and the technological evolution of the Internet, the traditional approach most job seekers have taken in the past is no longer viable. The approach — developing a resume and cover letter, locating jobs on and submitting your resume to corporate sites and job banks, and crossing your fingers in hopes of receiving a call from a hiring manager — is, for the most part, a thing of the past. job seekers per each job.

Is Google Plus Useful for Personal Branding and Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

Many of the c-suite and senior-level executive job seekers I encounter are not familiar with Google+. Read what digital marketing strategist Jon Parks, owner of Dijital Farm , had to say in a recent article at Marketing Pilgrim : “One of the commonly cited benefits of being on Google Plus is the ability to impact organic search results (though I would argue there are many other benefits just as important). Few, if any, other social networks can provide that kind of benefit.”

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5 Tips to Digitize your Job Search

Career Alley

For those of you fortunate enough to never have had to type your resume on a typewriter, you don’t realize how difficult and time-consuming job hunting was in the pre-digital days. We now have different challenges in managing digital job search. “Speed to market” is now the name of the game, along with leveraging digital tools and your professional network. To those who master these skills, the job market is all yours. Job Search Career Tips

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The Definitive Social Media To-Do List For Job Seekers

Career Realism

The job market has changed significantly over the last 20 years, and with it, so too have the hiring methods of employers. Traditionally, it’s been newspapers, industry publications, recruiters, and job boards that have provided the ‘lion’s share’ of new hires for employers. However, since the advent of social media, social networking tools have transformed approaches to recruiting and they are now a primary source of new hire leads for employers and recruiters alike.

Building Actionable Relationships from Social Networking

Career Realism

I was asked to keynote at our Social Media Club. The topic, “social media in the boardroom.” I presented on “Building Actionable Relationships from Social Networking,&# a subject I have a lot of experience with the past three years. The job didn’t work out.

3 Juicy Insider LinkedIn Personal Branding Tips

Executive Career Brand

I’ve not only learned how to help my clients leverage LinkedIn for job search, but also how to use it to build my personal brand and business. Running a successful job search is very similar to running a successful business, and LinkedIn is just as important to you ( the job seeker ) as it is to me ( the business owner ). Unfortunately, many job-hunting LinkedIn members have a “ build it and forget it ” mentality. Job titles = 100.

2017 189

15 Savvy Tips To Boost LinkedIn Profile Views

Executive Career Brand

More profile views means more people may be sending job leads your way, or otherwise help you with your job search and career. To get more views on LinkedIn – and more potential job leads – your profile needs to be highly visible and findable. And you need to keep yourself and your personal brand top-of-mind with your ever-expanding network. This is not the place to put phrases like “Open to Network” or “Seeking Opportunities in XYZ”.

2017 152

LinkedIn Hashtags: A New Personal Brand-Building Tactic

Executive Career Brand

LinkedIn is one of the last of the big social media platforms to join the hashtag party, although they briefly toyed with them in 2013. In other words, hashtags used with keywords make them show up more easily in search. Search engines don’t care whether or not you capitalize.

2017 159

10 Best Ways to Build Your Personal Brand Online

Executive Career Brand

[This is my latest article as Job-Hunt.org''s Personal Branding Expert ]. Like it or not, getting involved with social media and building your personal brand online have become essential components of today’s job search. But always remember – If you’re in a confidential job search, be very careful of your activity on social media, and any content you post anywhere online. Don’t write or do anything that will “out” your search.

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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.

2016 195

Look, I Found My Personal Brand Doppelganger!

Executive Career Brand

He seems to be looking for the same kinds of jobs. I know firsthand that some job seekers have no qualms about “borrowing” content from others. Several times over the 20+ years I’ve been writing personal brand content for executive job search , I’ve come across people who stole content I wrote for a client of mine. That LinkedIn content you “borrowed” may belong to a job seeker who is targeting the same companies you are.

2016 192

5 Deadly LinkedIn Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

Four years ago I published a post that became very popular – 29 Biggest LinkedIn Mistakes – in which I described some of the worst things executives in job search do, or neglect to do, on LinkedIn. 3 reasons a minimal LinkedIn profile can actually hurt your executive job search: Lacks personal branding and chemistry. Marks you as out of date with social media. Bring new people into your network, to open yourself to more opportunities.

2015 183

How a Robust Online Presence Helps You Land The Best Executive Jobs

Executive Career Brand

Executive recruiters and hiring decision makers routinely search for social proof (or online evidence) to corroborate the claims candidates make about themselves in their personal marketing materials (resume, biography, cover letters, etc.). Typically, candidates who have a more robust online footprint – with a greater number of diverse search results for “their name” – are more attractive to those who have the power to hire them.

2017 153

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 178

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

Executive Career Brand

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

Help! My LinkedIn Skills and Endorsements Are a Mess

Executive Career Brand

He was just starting his job search, had posted the new LinkedIn content I had written for him, and was aggressively leveraging all LinkedIn features: “I have had quite a few people ‘endorse’ me on LinkedIn, but they often endorse me for skills I did not list. A high number of endorsements for skills representing your best talents supports your personal brand and adds credibility to your candidacy in job search and in doing business.

2015 197

5 Reasons Your LinkedIn Profile Isn’t Working

Executive Career Brand

LinkedIn is an excellent tool for both passive and proactive executive job search. But, when you’re in networking and job search mode, you need to make use of the LinkedIn “active” features that help you connect and stay top-of-mind with people, and demonstrate your thought leadership and subject matter expertise. Most of my c-suite and senior-level executive clients are not actively job-searching.

2015 192

Using Social Media to Gain Visibility, Credibility and Maybe Even a New Job

Career Solvers

Over the past few months I have landed several long and short-term projects that I never would have had a shot at if it weren’t for social media. Whether you own your own business or you are looking for your next job, being known in your professional niche is important. Too many job seekers expect to gain recognition and secure opportunities just by plastering their resume on umpteen job boards. Social media may be bringing back manners one post at a time.