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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. Step one in job search is targeting.

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. If you’re wondering how to use social media to land a job, here are some tips and strategies: LinkedIn.

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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. Executive job search in general.

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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? 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.

Updating: A Social Media Strategy For Job Search

Tim's Strategy

Here is the original (and still relevant) use of the word in social media for job search: “Updating&# is the act of refreshing or providing a reminder of your presence online. Updating your social media presence is important.

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.

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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.

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.

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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. There are over 130 million blogs on Technorati and you can search through them to find people who work at your target companies.

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. Posting LinkedIn network updates.

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. Are You Executive Job Search-Ready?

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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. QUIZ: Do You Have Social Media Career Power?

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. The Rise Of Referrals In The Job Search.

The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search – Part 3

Executive Career Brand

Mind Your Online Reputation: The Personal Branding Social Proof Paradigm. 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. Social recruiting is now the norm.

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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.,

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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.

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.”

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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. More About Personal SEO and Executive Job Search.

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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. 7 Ways To Tarnish Your Personal Brand in Executive Job Search.

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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. million college graduates this year, yet the job growth rate is at a six year low, at 1.3%!

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.

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.

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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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. Why go to a job fair? jobs by.

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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+. Public status updates on Google Plus are indexed by Google and can be displayed as part of organic search results through the Search Plus Your World (SPYW) feature.

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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. and when networking.

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6 Shocking Job Search Statistics I’m Discussing at #SXSWI

Workology

Join Me at the 2016 SXSW Job Fair and Expo. On Sunday, March 13 from 11:00-12:00 PM CST I’ll be taking the stage with my speaking partner in crime Carlos Gil for our SXSW Job Expo Session, Resumes Suck! 7 Ways to Land a Job in Social Media.

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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.

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. Get Busy on Social Networks.

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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. Unfortunately, many job-hunting LinkedIn members have a “ build it and forget it ” mentality. Job titles = 100.

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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. Pump up your job titles.

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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.

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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.

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. That LinkedIn content you “borrowed” may belong to a job seeker who is targeting the same companies you are.

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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.

10 Ironclad Reasons Why Job Seekers Must Use Social Media

JobMob

Social media has radically altered the process of job hunting. If you’re looking for work and haven’t been converted yet by social media evangelists, perhaps the time has come. She’d had job offers even before she’d packed her bags – all through Facebook.

5 Reasons Your LinkedIn Profile Isn’t Working

Executive Career Brand

LinkedIn is an excellent tool for both passive and proactive executive job search. Most of my c-suite and senior-level executive clients are not actively job-searching. A bare-bones profile with only job titles and education will do very little for you.

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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.

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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. Marks you as out of date with social media.

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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.). Are You Executive Job Search-Ready?

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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. This can also jeopardize your current job.

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How To Exploit the New LinkedIn for Best SEO

Executive Career Brand

If you’re actively searching for executive jobs, you need to pay attention, and adapt, to the subtle changes in how your profile content is displayed. Let’s talk a little about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and job search.

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