Why Is My Executive Job Search Taking So Long?

Executive Career Brand

Executive job search in the digital age is hard! 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. Be specific with examples and metrics.

2017 174

Personal Branding, Resume or Job Search Targeting: Which Comes First?

Executive Career Brand

It may seem obvious that the first thing to do, when you’re about to start an executive job search, is locate, dust off, and update your resume. In my experience, many executive job seekers do just that. In all likelihood, you’ll be facing a protracted job search.

2014 217

16 Deadly Executive Job Search Mistakes

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? They easily slid into new jobs.

2010 242

Want a Successful Executive Job Search? Run It Like a Small Business

Executive Career Brand

If you’ve been in a job search for a while, and not much is happening, you’d be wise to re-jig your strategy, and start thinking of running your job search like it’s a business. That’s what wise job seekers do. Think of your job search as a business.

2017 131

How To Modernize Your Job Search

Career Realism

How To Modernize Your Job Search. My first outplacement client uttered a phrase I heard over and over as I helped clients transition from a layoff to a new position: “I’ve never actually looked for a job. Related: 10 Differences Between The Job Search Of Today And Of Yesterday.

2016 90

How To Modernize Your Job Search

Career Realism

My first outplacement client uttered a phrase I heard over and over as I helped clients transition from a layoff to a new position: “I’ve never actually looked for a job. Related: 10 Differences Between The Job Search Of Today And Of Yesterday.

2015 83

8 Ways To Beat Job Search Burnout

Career Realism

You probably know the dangers of burnout, but do you also realize that you can become burned out from a job search? Related: 6 Tips For Managing Job Search Stress. So, how can you prevent or heal job search burnout? Keep your search in perspective.

2014 114

Job Search Tips for Employees of RadioShack and Others Facing a Layoff

Career Solvers

Even if you think your job is not in jeopardy today, you should always be proactively managing your career because stuff happens…quickly. Review your resume to see if your document reads like a laundry list of job tasks or an accomplishment-focused, metrics-driven self-marketing tool.

Why a Recruiter is Necessary in Your Job Search

The Undercover Recruiter

There are metrics that determine what makes a viable candidate, a team of personalities who will be a part of the decision making process and more tests than you ever took in High School Geometry just to determine if you are the employee for them. Better aptitude to do the job?

2013 114

5 Reasons You Should Continue Your Job Search During The Holidays

Career Realism

Planning to hold off on your job search during the holiday season, believing that no one hires at this time of year? Related: 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Freeze Your Job Search During The Holidays. Job Search career advice holiday job search job search

2015 81

5 Cover Letter Mistakes You Must Avoid

Career Realism

You've polished your resume to no end, especially after finding a job posting that precisely fits your skills. Many hiring managers use your cover letter to gauge your interest in the company, as well as your aptitude for the job.

Are You Tweaking Your Out-Dated Executive Resume To Death?

Executive Career Brand

So many of my executive job seeking clients who send me their resumes when we first connect, feel the need to apologize for them. But they usually haven’t deleted any information to accommodate the new stuff. Some Things Executive Job Seekers Do Wrong with Their Resumes.

2017 199

4 Reasons You Can’t Write Your Own Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

Or, they haven’t looked for a job in several years. We discuss how job search has changed in the past several years, and that these days their resume may not be their first introduction to the people they need to attract. Trying to jam in too much information.

2017 186

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.

2016 229

How to Leverage Another Job Offer (The Right Way)

Ms. Career Girl

Some people say the only way to get a real raise is through another job offer, and the numbers back up this claim. A 2016 study conducted by Glassdoor Economic Research found that workers who change jobs receive a 5.2% If you’re going to leverage a job offer, here’s how.

2019 130

The Art of the Interview – Three Ways to Nail Your Interview

Ms. Career Girl

Write out a response to anticipated questions and descriptions of your accomplishments, then search out and eliminate passive words and “we.” These micro explanations are facts, metrics, or statistics that specifically illustrate the macro results achieved.

2018 235

How to Write, Brand and Use An Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

Although my focus is on the top-level executives I work with, the strategies and advice here also apply to most job seekers, at most any level. through dealing with job search and resume challenges. Executive resumes have changed with the new world of job search.

2013 177

The Biggest Mistakes New Job Seekers Make

Career Solvers

I meet many job seekers who have never had to conduct a formal job search. If you’re looking for a new job, below are some tips for starting off your search on the right foot: 1. It can be tempting to apply to jobs online. A job search is like a marathon.

2016 80

How to Write An Irresistible C-suite Executive Resume in 10 Steps

Executive Career Brand

If you’re like many of the c-suite and senior-level executives I work with you’ve either never needed a resume to get noticed and land a job. That is, they source and assess candidates through Google search, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media.

2017 203

2 More Favorite Insider Tips for Executive Resume Writing

Executive Career Brand

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. . Remember that numbers and metrics pack a powerful punch.

What a Personally Branded Executive Resume Does For You

Executive Career Brand

But it can do so much more for you, as you navigate an executive job search. When you add personal branding to the mix, a resume becomes an even more powerful positioning and job search tool. The main purpose of an executive resume is to land interviews.

2013 211

Are You Making This Hilarious Resume Mistake?

Professional Resume Services

The language we use on a resume is more than a vehicle to transmit information. Our choice of words can alert an applicant screening system that we are a potential candidate by using the keywords it is searching for. You want your resume to stand out, right?

2014 199

How C-A-R Storytelling Gives Executive Resume Branding Zing

Executive Career Brand

no arbitrary information included, to keep it to a reasonable length. After all, if you’re job searching effectively, you’re getting your resume in front of human eyeballs, not just applicant tracking systems that scan and dump your resume into a database.

2012 186

8 Ways To Get Your Resume Noticed By Recruiters

Career Realism

Recruiters can receive hundreds of resumes to review for a single job posting. Thoroughly read the job descriptions and requirements and make sure you understand what the job entails. Make sure headings are bolded and the information underneath is organized with bullets.

2019 52

The Biggest Executive Resume Writing Mistake

Executive Career Brand

While these (and others) may all be bloopers that can sabotage your chances, the biggest mistake any executive job seeker can make with their resume – or LinkedIn profile , other online profiles, or any career marketing materials – is: NO CLEAR CAREER TARGETING.

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.

2014 245

4 Tips for Preparing for a Project or Program Manager Interview

Hiring Technical People

Some want more information. ” On the other hand, you might like to know some ways to answer questions about metrics, specifically. If you are looking for a job, read Manage Your Job Search. Agile Job Search HTP agile program manager agile project manager interviewing program manager project managerI have a post on this site, Interview Questions for Program Managers. There are a number of comments. Some ask how to answer the questions.

2015 169

Think Like an Executive Resume Branding Pro – Build Your Personal Brand

Executive Career Brand

To help you prepare to write an executive resume that will help you compete in today’s job market — or help you collaborate with a professional resume writer — I’ve written this 5-part series, from my insider’s perspective. How to Define Your Personal Brand for Executive Job Search.

2015 185

Deadly LinkedIn Mistake: Generic, Short Summary Section

Executive Career Brand

And, I want to see what executive recruiters and hiring decision makers see when they search for this candidate on LinkedIn, and land on their profile. But the minimal amount of information there does nothing to differentiate or distinguish them from others who offer similar expertise.

2015 174

The Kitchen Sink C-level Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

You may think a 20+ page, all-inclusive resume is a huge executive job search blunder. A kitchen sink resume is the place you dump ALL your experience, skills, qualifications, achievements, metrics, areas of knowledge, areas of interest, etc. Job Search Fizzling?

2012 186

Does LinkedIn Make the Executive Resume Obsolete?

Executive Career Brand

After all, people searching for viable candidates like you will likely see your LinkedIn profile before they ever reach out to you and request your resume. They spend a significant part of their days searching online for candidates, and a significant part of that time specifically on LinkedIn.

2014 200

What’s Your Executive Career Brand Story?

Executive Career Brand

In job search, storytelling works similarly. Storytelling helps employers get a feel for the kind of person you are and how you make things happen, and envision you contributing on the job. First, before you can write your resume, LinkedIn profile, biography, and other job search collaterals, you need to know who will be reading these things, so your content will speak directly to that target audience. More Information About Executive Job Search.

2015 162

What’s Wrong with Copying an Executive Brand Resume Sample?

Executive Career Brand

A great resume uniquely brands that specific job seeker. The situations, people involved, metrics and facts are all different. The resume sample that you copy may be in circulation right now for the same jobs you’re interested in. executive job search executive branding

2011 184

Is the Executive Resume Dead or Dying?

Executive Career Brand

Resumes have morphed over time from being a career history document often leading with an objective statement – to a career marketing communication showcasing relevant achievements, branding and metrics, to link good fit with value proposition. probably much fewer for senior and c-level jobs.

2011 241

How to Create a Living Resume

Ms. Career Girl

When you’re a freelancer or on the job hunt, your resume is possibly your best marketing tool for picking up new employer and/or clients. While every new engagement is a chance to broaden your experience, that is not always conveyed when searching for the next new opportunity.

2017 204

4 Reasons You Can’t Write Your Own Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

We discuss how job search has changed in just the past few years, and that these days their resume may not be their first introduction to the people they need to attract. Irrelevant and extraneous information misuses the limited space available.

2011 188

Top 7 Career Fair DO’s for Recruiters

Workology

As an example if you are attending a college career fair, do you have access to a database of students you can search and call ahead of time? Insider information” If it’s a community fair, do you have someone on staff from the area? Do track your metrics. HR Job Search

2013 133

The Real Reason Why Most LinkedIn Profiles Suck

Career Solvers

And everyone agrees that these references to personal attributes should be banned from profiles whenever possible in favor of tangible, accomplishment-focused, metrics-driven proof of professional performance. In other words, all the job descriptions sucked.

2011 90

Top 5 Resume Trends In 2017

Career Realism

I’m hopeful that 2017 will be a year full of great opportunities for all job seekers actively searching, and for those passively open to new opportunities—which according to a new survey by JobVite happens to be 74% of us. This has not escaped our careers and job searches.

2017 99

Is It Time For Your Resume Checkup?

Resume Bear

In today’s challenging economy, job seekers will need to implement a strong self-marketing campaign in order to get noticed in a crowded job search space. It’s really no different for job seekers. Focus on Accomplishments Over Job Tasks.

2011 245

Tim Sackett on 7 Secrets Only HR Pros Know

Resume Bear

The information of why certain departments tend to get more (resources, staff, etc.) I was thinking of putting down: We cook the books on our metrics, but guess what? Career Advice Human Resource News Job Hunting Strategies Job Market Success Stories Why ResumeBear?

2012 225

Executive Brand Resume: Differentiate Your ROI Value Above the Fold

Executive Career Brand

It’s a marketing document designed to align your qualities and qualifications with your target employers’ requirements and needs, while differentiating the value you offer over your competing job seekers. It needs to contain just enough information to meet that purpose. Most recruiters and hiring authorities are busy sourcing top talent by searching relevant keywords on LinkedIn, and assessing candidates by what they find when they Google their names.

2010 121

7 Ways Your Resume Will Be Judged Post-Interview

Career Realism

Employers will often bring in candidates who don’t fit the job posting 100% to see what else they’re bringing to the table at this stage. Lack Of Match-Up Between Job Titles And Actual Responsibilities. Too Much Unrelated Information. Personal Information That Raises Concern.

2016 83