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How to Write a C-suite Executive Career Brand Biography

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They often want to know more about biographies — what they are, how they differ from resumes, and if they really need one. A brand biography is a storytelling tool that breathes life into an otherwise flat rehash of your resume. It’s less formal than your resume.

2017 115

Showcase Your Personal Brand with LinkedIn Comments

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Once again LinkedIn comes to the rescue by offering several ways and places to post your comments on relevant topics. A word of caution: NEVER post snarky comments on LinkedIn , or anywhere else. LinkedIn Group Discussions. LinkedIn Pulse Articles.

2016 111

How to Deal With Employment Gaps in Your Resume and LinkedIn Profile

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Executive recruiters and others assessing you through your executive resume and LinkedIn profile may red-flag you if they see long stretches of time, say a year or more, unaccounted for. Be sure to tweet and post LinkedIn updates regularly about your experience. →

2015 130

Stop! Before You Write Your Executive Resume or LinkedIn Profile ???

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The other day I was speaking with a senior-level executive job seeker in the healthcare industry who said she was not getting much response to her resume. We reviewed it together, and I asked her what kinds of jobs she was targeting, and in which industry.

2014 121

How to Write a Dazzling LinkedIn Summary

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Over the years, I’ve reviewed many LinkedIn profiles of executive job seekers. No matter, most anyone with a career or doing business in any way needs a complete LinkedIn profile. What’s so important about the LinkedIn Summary section? Get the Most Out of LinkedIn.

2016 97

7 Tips to Build Your Executive Job Search Target Companies List

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The problem with this approach is that, when you’re writing your personal marketing content – for your executive resume, biography, LinkedIn profile, etc. – Search the job title you’re seeking (with industry) on LinkedIn Jobs.

2016 117

The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search – Part 3

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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. A great resume alone doesn’t cut it any more. Besides, resume, biographies and other documents don’t look, read, or work the way they used to either.

2017 74

3 BIG Mistakes That Screw Up Your LinkedIn Professional Headline

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Many of the LinkedIn profiles of potential c-suite clients I review have not been touched by human hands. The LinkedIn member has not changed the default headline automatically populated for this spot, based upon their current, or most recent job title. Send someone a LinkedIn InMail.

2014 115

How to Conquer Ageism in Executive Job Search

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According to staffing industry executive Lauren Griffin, in a LinkedIn Pulse post , hiring seasoned workers has its perks for employers: Known quantity: Mature workers come with an established work history. And make sure your executive resume isn’t still partying like it’s 1999.

2016 99

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

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But job boards are great places for company, market and industry research. Provide social proof to support the claims you’ve made in your job search documents (resume, biography, etc.). One important way to stay top-of-mind is to leverage LinkedIn with the following tools.

2017 63

Personal Branding: How to Brand Your LinkedIn Summary Section

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Powering your LinkedIn Summary section with personal branding helps you differentiate the value you offer over your competitors. Remember that a branded LinkedIn profile doesn’t replace your resume. It serves several purposes in conjunction with your resume, including: ?

10 Steps to Executive Job Search Success

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They rush to update their resumes. They rush to post that new resume to every job opening on every job board that even remotely matches their qualifications and needs. Don’t even think about writing your executive resume before you first know who you’re writing it for.

2015 117

How to Build Personal Brand Content for Executive Job Search

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>>> Executive resume – include your brand statement in your resume. >>> >>> LinkedIn profile – use both your resume and bio to create this content. Think Like an Executive Resume Branding Pro.

2015 116

10 Best Ways to Build Your Personal Brand Online

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Add links to your personal blog, website/career portfolio, and/or online social networking profiles (LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) – only if you’re active on those sites. LinkedIn. LinkedIn, Personal Branding & Executive Job Search: Perfect Together.

2014 146

Best Ways and Places to Research Your Target Employers

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Savvy executive job seekers know that the very first steps in landing a great-fit job are TARGETING (selecting, say, 10-15 employers that you feel will provide the kind of job you want) and then RESEARCHING each one for industry and company market intelligence. Latest industry trends.

2014 115

2 of My Favorite Insider Tips for Executive Resume Writing

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Aside from the given personal branding and first-step job search strategies everyone needs to embrace before writing their resume – targeting, research, and relevant keyword development. With adjustments, both of these also apply to writing your LinkedIn profile: 1.

2 More Favorite Insider Tips for Executive Resume Writing

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I recently shared 2 favorite tips that can help elevate the value you offer and catapult your job search forward in my post, 2 of My Favorite Insider Tips for Executive Resume Writing. . With adjustments, both of these also apply to writing your LinkedIn profile: 1.

Over 50? Is Personal Branding for Boomers, too?

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Conduct extensive company and industry research to learn what these employers’ current needs are. Develop brand-reinforcing content for your personal marketing collaterals (resume, biography, and other materials) designed to generate chemistry and resonate with your target employers.

Why Is My Executive Job Search Taking So Long?

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This is the kind of information you’ll need to communicate verbally, digitally and on paper – in your LinkedIn profile, resume, biography, etc. – One of the main problems is Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) – the dreaded resume black hole. I won’t sugarcoat it.

2017 43

The New 10-Step Executive Personal Branding Worksheet

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Determine what kind of work you want to do (job position and industry), and which companies and organizations will afford you the opportunity to work your passion. Other personal branding posts: Personal Branding, Resume or Job Search Targeting: Which Comes First?

2014 151

Give To Get the Best LinkedIn Recommendations

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If you’ve ever been in the position of assessing candidates for your employer (or as an employer), you know how impressed you are with those who offer stellar recommendations, whether on their personal marketing documents (resume, bio, etc.) or their LinkedIn profile.

How to Network Your Way Into a Great-Fit Executive Job

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So, get your head out of the job boards and stop wasting so much time sending your resume out in response to online job postings. LinkedIn Company profiles and each company’s website will help you find them. LinkedIn. How to Connect on LinkedIn with People You Don’t Know.

2014 117

How To Brand Your Executive Job Interviews to Land the Gig

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You should have already done some of this work, when you initially prepared for job search and created your personal marketing materials – resume, biography, LinkedIn profile, online profiles, etc. Research Your Target Industry and the Company.

2015 106

How to Use Twitter for Personal Branding and Executive Job Search, Part 1

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If you’re in a job search, or about to be, I’m assuming you’ve already done the back end work on employer targeting and company/industry research , along with personal branding. Otherwise your web resume or LinkedIn profile are typical choices.

2014 135

7 Ways To Get Noticed by Recruiters and Hiring Managers

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Tweak your resume’s keywords every time you apply for a job. Ship your resume using overnight mail. Instead of just emailing your resume, attached to a covering message, invest in a FedEx delivery of a hard copy. List your LinkedIn recommendations on your resume.

2013 112

How to Get Your Personal Brand Into Your LinkedIn Profile

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You have a “ brand” new executive resume aligning your unique set of qualifications with the needs of your well-researched target employers, and differentiating your value proposition (or personal brand) from your competitors in the job market. LinkedIn Photo.

10 Things You May Not Know About Personal Branding

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That fear of tooting one’s own horn and resistance to personal branding may explain why so many people have difficulty writing their own resume and LinkedIn profile. Helps you establish yourself as the “go-to” person for your industry thought leadership and subject matter expertise.

2014 112

Don’t Overlook LinkedIn Company Pages for Executive Job Search

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Industry trends. don’t overlook the LinkedIn Company pages. Along with researching employees’ LinkedIn profiles for information about the companies, you should be expanding your job search network to include some of these employees. More in my post, How to Connect on LinkedIn with People You Don’t Know. So it’s in their best interest to pass your name and resume along to hiring decision makers. More Information About LinkedIn for Executive Job Search.

2014 67

Does My LinkedIn Profile Really Need a Photo?

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Does My LinkedIn Profile Really Need a Photo? If you think that HAVING a photo on your LinkedIn profile (and elsewhere online) may red-flag you for discrimination – age, weight, ethnic background, etc. “Fake” LinkedIn profiles do exist. 29 Biggest LinkedIn Mistakes.

2011 95

Is Your LinkedIn Profile 100% Complete?

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When your LinkedIn profile meets their criteria for completeness, your profile is more likely to land higher in search results. ” Here’s what you now need for a complete profile : Your industry and location. LinkedIn Guide for Executive Branding and Job Search.

5 Toxic Beliefs That Can Derail Your Executive Job Search

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Industry and company research. Personal marketing content creation (resume, bio, LinkedIn profile, etc.). I’ve got to get my resume together.”. My branded resume and LinkedIn profile are ready.

2015 74

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

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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. They’re looking for “ social proof ” to back up the claims you’ve made about yourself in your resume and other career documents.

2016 53

10 Steps to an Authentic, Magnetic Personal Brand

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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?

2010 131

Does Your Executive Resume Position You as the Best Hiring Choice?

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In executive job search, demonstrating your promise of value to employers is a critical component in your career marketing communications – executive resume, career biography, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, Google Plus profile, website, etc. Your executive resume needs to scream out.

2014 55

10 Reasons To Love Your Personal Brand

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Help you identify good-fit target employers and your competition in the marketplace, and create personal marketing materials (resume, biography, LinkedIn profile, website, online portfolio, etc.) Top 10 Executive Resume Branding Tips.

LinkedIn Guide for Executive Branding and Job Search

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LinkedIn Guide for Executive Branding and Job Search is a post from: Executive Career Brand. No question that LinkedIn is THE place for executives to re-connect with co-workers and colleagues, connect with new faces (including recruiters and hiring decision makers), extend their brands and ROI value, find job-hunting advice and resources, and uncover leads and opportunities to land their next great gig. They even use special applications to search LinkedIn for people like you.

2010 66

The Power of Qualified References in Executive Job Search

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Thought leaders and subject matter experts in your industry or area of expertise, that know you and your work. Prepare them for a call by sending them your targeted resume and other career materials (biography, LinkedIn profile, etc.)

2013 70

How Strong is Your Executive Brand Online for Job Search?

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Aside from your LinkedIn profile – if you have one – how many relevant search results will executive recruiters and hiring decision makers find when they Google “your name”?

How Google-Friendly is Your Personal Brand?

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You’ve spent hours creating a “ kitchen sink” resume which contains all of your top achievements, skills and qualifications, and the benefits you’ve brought to past employers. A brand-reinforcing Google Plus profile is close to rivaling the power of a LinkedIn profile.

Today’s Executive Job Search Toolkit

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If you haven’t been in a job search for more than 2 or 3 years, you may think that all you need to do to land a job these days is dust off your executive resume, insert any updates, post it to as many job boards as possible, then sit back and wait for the interview offers to come flooding in.