4 Ways Recruiters Use Social Networking to Find You


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? A transformation is happening in the way senior leaders and HR professionals view social media. Social Sourcing.

How Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Impacts Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Search engines strive to deliver the most relevant, helpful search results, when you enter words and phrases in a browser. Search engines frown on this practice and may penalize web pages that go overboard with keyword density.

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Five Strategies for Leveraging Your Online Social Networks

Resume Bear

million participate in online social networks , compared to just 27 percent a year ago.&# networks. This article will provide five strategies for creating online social networking that will help you build your reputation and leverage your contacts.

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.

5 Tips For Engineering Resumes

Jennifer Anthony

Engineering is a very broad career industry, and it’s important to consider these key concepts for your resume to be considered. A VA can help with blogging, social networking, website updates, newsletter administration, and more!

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.

10 Ways to Build a Killer Web Presence Without Social Networking


How to build your online reputation without social media networks or your own blog. It is common knowledge today that employers are using the search engines to find out more about their potential employees than they could ever legally ask in an interview. Social bookmarking.

Search Engine Optimization Can Boost Your Job Search

Career Alley

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a powerful and important tool that blogs and e-businesses utilize to drive traffic to their websites for purposes of enhancing exposure and expanding monetization opportunities. LinkedIn, a professional social networking website, is an excellent tool for job-seekers to use to connect with other professionals and capture the attention of employers. This is far more search engine friendly.

15 Savvy Tips To Boost LinkedIn Profile Views

Executive Career Brand

And you need to keep yourself and your personal brand top-of-mind with your ever-expanding network. 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.

2017 167

How To Exploit the New LinkedIn for Best SEO

Executive Career Brand

Let’s talk a little about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and job search. The content needs to appeal to them and search engines, and it needs to differentiate the value you offer the employers you’re targeting, over your job-seeking competitors.

2017 130

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

Executive Career Brand

Personal SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is all about the relevant keywords and phrases (or “hard” skills) you possess that recruiters and hiring managers most search online to source and assess candidates like you.

2016 220

Essential Checklist to Optimize LinkedIn For Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Be ever-mindful of Personal SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and keyword density in your profile content. Build and Engage Your LinkedIn Network. Develop a strategy and scripts to connect with people you don’t know, who will be important to network with.

2016 281

10 Best Ways to Build Your Personal Brand Online

Executive Career Brand

Like it or not, getting involved with social media and building your personal brand online have become essential components of today’s job search. Establish a home base for all your career and job search marketing materials, and social media activity. Get Busy on Social Networks.

2014 273

Employer Social Media Could Save US Companies $370 Billion in 2012


I’ve long been a fan of social media for the purposes of research, information sharing, and relationship building. The social intranet or employee social network is defined as an internal platform where all employees can author content and connect easily.

2012 129

LinkedIn FAQs for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

LinkedIn is undeniably the executive job-seeker’s most important and powerful tool for online personal branding, networking and career management. Networking is the best way to land your next great gig. LinkedIn offers the best social networking experience.

2016 225

How to Make Your Executive LinkedIn Profile Stand Out

Professional Resume Services

Any recruiter, hiring manager or even a colleague will look at your LinkedIn profile as well as any other social media outlets, blogs or websites to get an idea of your brand. Utilizing LinkedIn to its fullest extent is important for professionals at any level.

2018 165

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

Executive Career Brand

Optimizing” means improving your personal SEO, or Search Engine Optimization. Social media – include links to each of your accounts, if you’re active there. LinkedIn – your LI URLTwitter – your Twitter URLFacebook – your Facebook URL[list other applicable social media].

2017 206

How to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Professional Headline SEO-Friendly

Executive Career Brand

Any relevant keywords you place there will be more readily found by search engines than the content below it. The second block of fields is the “Headline” Fill in your juicy new, keyword-rich headline and hit “Save Changes” Your new LinkedIn professional headline will immediately be indexed in LinkedIn’s search engine, waiting for people to search those keywords. To maximize your LinkedIn professional headline, make it SEO-friendly.

2012 176

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. You are there to network with a purpose.

The 3 Most Important LinkedIn Profile SEO Places for Relevant Keywords

Executive Career Brand

They go to the LinkedIn search engine and type in various relevant keywords and phrases that match the qualifications they’re seeking. This is not the place to put phrases like “Open to Network” or “Seeking Opportunities in XYZ”.

2014 269

3 Juicy Insider LinkedIn Personal Branding Tips

Executive Career Brand

They put up a bare-bones profile, maybe years ago, and rarely complete it, update it or take full advantage of all the networking and personal brand-reinforcing features LinkedIn offers. More content = More relevant keywords = Better personal SEO (Search Engine Optimization) or visibility.

2017 209

How to Write a Dazzling LinkedIn Summary

Executive Career Brand

Your goal here is to strike a balance between personal branding and personal SEO (Search Engine Optimization), or hard vs. soft skills. Over the years, I’ve reviewed many LinkedIn profiles of executive job seekers.

2016 229

Look, I Found My Personal Brand Doppelganger!

Executive Career Brand

Poor SEO (Search Engine Optimization) reduces impact and authority. LinkedIn, Google, and other search engines will view your profile as “duplicate content” and may place it further down in search results, below the “earlier” version created by the originator.

2016 214

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

Executive Career Brand

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 185

10 Tips For Improving Your LinkedIn Profile

Professional Resume Services

LinkedIn has become one of the most effective social networking sites for business professionals. Use your most important keywords in both for search engine optimization purposes, but speak directly to the person you’d most like to connect with.

Deadly LinkedIn Mistake: Neglecting SEO and Keywords

Executive Career Brand

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. LinkedIn is truly a powerful job search and career management tool.

2015 196

Best Kept Secret to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile

Executive Career Brand

Your LinkedIn profile offers several choice locations to insert the right keywords to help elevate your search rankings – or Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – and the likelihood you’ll be found and considered by them. Your social networking sites.

2013 247

The Top Reason You Should Be On LinkedIn

Professional Resume Services

To quote the Society For Human Resource Management : Organizations (77%) are increasingly using social networking sites for recruiting, primarily as a way to attract passive job candidates.

2013 177

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

Executive Career Brand

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. and when networking.

2015 155

Is Your Online Presence Strong Enough to Compete?

Executive Career Brand

They’re looking for plenty of information about each candidate, and they want “ social proof ”, to validate the claims these candidates have made in their resumes and other personal marketing materials. It takes time for the content you post to gain traction in search engines.

7 Reasons NOT to Copy Someone Else’s LinkedIn Profile

Executive Career Brand

Known across social media as duplicating or “scraping” content, violating copyrights can lead you into all kinds of moral and legal issues. Bad SEO (search engine optimization) reduces impact and authority. Search engines penalize duplicate content!

2014 252

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. Networking is still the best method. To build an online presence, you need to have a social media strategy.

2015 206

5 Reasons Your LinkedIn Profile Isn’t Working

Executive Career Brand

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.

2015 220

3 BIG Mistakes That Screw Up Your LinkedIn Professional Headline

Executive Career Brand

your headline and photo accompany your update when your network is notified. And most especially, your headline is the most important SEO (search engine optimization) spot on your profile.

2014 236

Why Is My Executive Job Search Taking So Long?

Executive Career Brand

before you even begin the proactive process of networking your way into your next great-fit gig. as you network your way into the “hidden” job market, where most jobs reside. They come through networking. You Have Little To No Social Proof To Back Up Your Personal Brand Claims.

2017 181

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. Posting LinkedIn network updates. Getting busy on other social networks – Twitter, Facebook, etc.

10 Best Ways to Get More Executive Job Interviews

Executive Career Brand

The other day I was speaking with a CIO in healthcare who had been working with a few recruiters and networking a little over the past few months, but had only landed one or two interviews. Network with Purpose into the Hidden Job Market.

2015 221

The Two Worst LinkedIn Profile Headline Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

Since your LinkedIn professional headline sits high up on the web page, it’s a prime spot for Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Any relevant keywords you place in the headline will be more readily found by the LinkedIn search engine than the content below it.

2017 165

When Was the Last Time You Updated Your LinkedIn Profile?

Executive Career Brand

They didn’t feel they needed to use LinkedIn any more, essentially ignoring the importance of LinkedIn for healthy career management and ongoing networking, when they aren’t job-hunting.

2014 255

5 Deadly LinkedIn Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

Marks you as out of date with social media. The more of the right keywords your profile contains, the more likely your profile will rank higher with LinkedIn’s search engine, which boosts the likelihood you’ll be found and considered by these key people.

2015 193

FREE eBook on Smart Personal Branding with LinkedIn

Executive Career Brand

Networking to uncover leads and stay top-of mind with people who can help you are the best ways to land your next great gig. LinkedIn is the most important place for professional social networking. and beyond, as you use LinkedIn for career management and ongoing networking.

2017 142

LinkedIn Groups and Personal Branding: Showcase Your Subject Matter Expertise

Executive Career Brand

One of the ways LinkedIn adds value to overall career management and job search is that, when leveraged to full advantage, it can help keep you and your executive brand top of mind with your network.

2014 207

Help! My LinkedIn Skills and Endorsements Are a Mess

Executive Career Brand

There is debate about how much weight the Skills and Endorsement section carries with Search Engine Optimization (SEO), compared with the more critical spots for SEO , like the professional headline, name field, summary section, and job titles.

2015 186