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Crowdsourcing the Job Search with Social Media

Workology

But thankfully for Google+ and Chris’s post, I saw this great video and blog post from DJ Waldom (@djwaldom) and his Job Search Social Media Experiment , titled #projectawesome. You see DJ was laid off from his marketing and community job at Blue Sky Factory on July 1st, 2011. DJ is being very open with his job search and relying on testimonials and crowd sourcing techniques to fuel interest from employers and elevate his job search.

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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15 HR & Recruiting Experts Share Social Media Job Search Tips #SXSW

Workology

Even in a healthy economy, qualified job seekers often struggle with reaching recruiters and human resource professionals due to in part to the increasing number of job applications from unqualified candidates. The average recruiter spends just 6 seconds viewing a resume and many job seekers get passed over because they didn’t fully articulate their skills and qualifications for the specific job opening. 7 Ways to Land a Job in Social Media.

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.

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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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 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’!

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. Executive recruiters and hiring decision makers source candidates online, via LinkedIn mostly, but also elsewhere. On the other hand, job seekers need to be careful about what they put out there.

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

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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.

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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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.

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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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Keep Up The Job Search Wherever You Are

Career Alley

A dedicated job search takes eight hours a day , writes Career Cast. Get out, change the scenery, find a comfortable place and continue your job hunt with these recommended apps. Searching For The Ideal Job. Heavy.com recommends a number of job search apps, including one from a premiere job search engine, Indeed. Indeed.com is an aggregator which means it takes your job search criteria and searches a number of job boards.

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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.

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.

2013 182

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.

2017 120

How to Recruit & Source Candidates on Twitter

Workology

As part of my mission in training and teaching people on how to leverage social media for their business including human resource professionals, I’m writing several foundation social media topics over time. It’s no secret that Twitter is an information search engine. Recruiters and hiring managers can also leverage this tool as a candidate source a number of different ways. Social Media Job Board. Sourcing with SEO.

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. Only 4% of Recruiters Don’t Use Social Media in Hiring. The practice is called sourcing. LinkedIn is a Recruiter’s Number 1 Social Network. 7 Ways to Land a Job in Social Media.

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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. 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. More About Today’s Executive Job Search.

2015 151

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.”

2013 171

The Resume as Part of Your Social Media Job Search Campaign

Career Realism

Greatly due to the explosion of social media, job sourcing and job seeker marketing has exponentially evolved. What’s advertised on your resume must be reinforced, complemented, and augmented by what you self-publish across various social networking sites.

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Executive Job Search: How Recruiters and Employers Find Candidates.

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? How Much Social Media Is Enough?

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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.). 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

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Google+ in Your Job Search

Career Solvers

Most job seekers I talk to rely solely on LinkedIn as their main online tool for finding contacts for their job search and being found by decision makers. LinkedIn is a fabulous resource, but Google+ can be used to supplement a job seeker’s strategy and open new doors that could be challenging to open when relying exclusively on the power of LinkedIn. Google+ is a social network built by the company that’s held the rank of the #1 search engine for years.

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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. More Information About LinkedIn and Executive Job Search.

2015 192

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

The Benefits of Recruiting & Sourcing with YouTube Videos

Workology

Is YouTube a Viable Sourcing Tool for Recruiters? Any social media platform, chat room, or forum is game to recruit, hire, and source from including the second most popular search engine, YouTube. From 2009-2011 I hosted a weekly internet television show for job seekers called Job Search Secrets. Job postings with video have a 34% more candidate applications. Video appears in the top 100 search engine results 70% of the time.

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. By building content that is ever-mindful of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) so your profile sits there working PASSIVELY for you – making you more visible and finadable. Pump up your job titles.

2017 152

7 Things You Need to Know About LinkedIn Search

Workology

You’ve built your LinkedIn profile, updated your work experience and education and you’re all set to launch your job search , land new clients and/or grow your business. It all comes down to knowing more about the search algorithm and optimizing your LinkedIn profile accordingly. Here are seven things you need to know about LinkedIn Search…. LinkedIn’s Search Algorithm likes connections and profile completeness.

2013 132

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.

How to Save Time in Your Job Search [5 Top Tips]

The Undercover Recruiter

There’s no denying searching for a job these days is trickier than it used to be. A decade ago if you wanted a job you’d go into your local job centre, have a look in the local newspaper or ask around your network of friends and family – these days the picture is very different. In 2013, 95% of job searches involve the internet in some form or another and finding a job is much more complicated than just keeping an eye on your local newspaper.

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100 Executive Job Search Tips From Top Recruiters

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? How Much Social Media Is Enough?

2010 166

10 Years on LinkedIn – Why It’s Still Indispensable To Me

Executive Career Brand

How LinkedIn Remains Invaluable To Me, and To All Executive Job Seekers. I now rely heavily on social media to market and promote the services I offer. Other than that first static website and using email, I had no involvement with social media. So I joined and connected with a handful of people I knew well, and I did what many of my executive job-seeking clients do. Job seekers need LinkedIn as much as business owners.

2017 146

6 Pro Tips For Job Searching on Online Websites & Job Boards

Workology

This post is from our sister site, Secrets of the Job Hunt which is re-launching in February 2013. Click here to visit the original published post and learn job search and career secrets. . Even in 2013 Job boards remain a leading candidate source for recruiters and even with the popularity of social media. How does an employee candidate stand out from the virtual pack of job hunters when posting a resume on a major job search board?

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

Executive Career Brand

This 3-part series on LinkedIn, personal branding and executive job search includes: Part 1. 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. Even used well, the job boards typically yield a dismal estimated 3-5% success rate. that people sourcing candidates like you.

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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. When recruiters and hiring decision makers source candidates, they search LinkedIn using relevant keywords and phrases, such as “Information Technology Executive, Enterprise Business Systems”.

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Is Your Online Presence Strong Enough to Compete?

Executive Career Brand

Some job seekers just don’t get how much executive job search has changed over the past several years. A spot-on, value-driven executive resume alone probably won’t land you the job you want. Like it or not, the digital age has impacted job search. These people source and assess talent by what they find about them online. Type your name into a Google search, and see what you find. Social Proof: Where Online Presence Meets Personal Branding.

Job Searching at SXSW? Here’s 5 Tips

Workology

Job Search Tips for SXSW & Career Tech Expo. If you’re eyeing out jobs at SXSW, you’re not alone. Conferences are amazing places for recruiters to source for talent but are equally important for job seekers who are in the market for a job. Building relationships and contacts through networking by far is the most productive way to job search either online through social media or in person. Update Your Social Profiles.

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How to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Professional Headline SEO-Friendly

Executive Career Brand

That is, include the most important relevant keywords recruiters and your target employers will be searching for, when they’re sourcing top talent. Any relevant keywords you place there will be more readily found by search engines than the content below it. LinkedIn’s Free Executive Job Search Resources. Using LinkedIn For Confidential Executive Job Search. To maximize your LinkedIn professional headline, make it SEO-friendly.

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FREE eBook on Smart Personal Branding with LinkedIn

Executive Career Brand

In 2009 I wrote a little ebook for Job-Hunt.org on using LinkedIn for personal branding and executive job search. The new title is “Smart Personal Branding with LinkedIn – How to Use LinkedIn to Build Your Personal Brand and Land a New Job Faster!”. I can’t stress enough how important LinkedIn is for executive job search, and here’s why. 8 Reasons LinkedIn Is a Job Search Must. More About LinkedIn and Executive Job Search.

2017 125

Online Presence and Personal Brand Management: 5 Things to Remember

Executive Career Brand

Your online presence, or lack of it, matters in senior-level executive job search. It matters for most every job seeker, at any level. Given two equal candidates, in terms of skill sets, education, work history, and all around good fit for the job, recruiters and hiring professionals are likely to choose the person with the more vibrant, far-reaching online footprint. They want to see social proof of all the claims you’ve made in your career marketing materials.

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Top 10 Job Search Trends Of 2014

Career Realism

Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a heads up about emerging job search and resume best practices? Results from recent focus groups conducted by Career Thought Leaders throughout the US, Canada, UK, Australia, and Russia have been cataloged and offer a rich array of tips and suggestions for executive and non-executive job seekers alike. Related: 5 Easy Ways To Make Yourself A More Attractive Job Candidate. 8 Apps Every Job Seeker Must Have.

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