What Job Boards are Most Useful for Applicants?

The Undercover Recruiter

You’re looking for a new job, so the best place to turn is to the biggest and most popular job posting sites, right? Employers don’t always turn to the major job posting sites. It pays to know what type of employer is likely to post on what job sites.

Jobseekers Prefer Job Boards to LinkedIn and Google [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Undercover Recruiter

A new study from Millennial Branding and Beyond.com looks at how Baby Boomers, Generation X & Y use social media and other tools for their job search. 5,268 job seekers were surveyed total, including 742 Gen Y (18-29 year olds), 1,676 Gen X (30-47) and 2,850 Baby Boomers (48-67).

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How Social Networking Sites Can Help You Land Your Next Job

Resume Bear

After all, a scandalous picture or status update can doom your chances of bagging a respectable job, especially as more and more hiring managers take to social networking sites to screen prospective employees.

Does LinkedIn Make the Executive Resume Obsolete?

Executive Career Brand

With the popularity of LinkedIn and the indisputable necessity of having a presence there , many people claim that the resume is dead, or dying. that a robust, fully populated LinkedIn profile is, in fact, the new resume. Social recruiting has become the norm for executive recruiters.

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How Do I Find a Job in the “Hidden” Job Market?

Executive Career Brand

You’ve probably heard about the hidden executive job market, but do you really know what it is, why it exists, and how to take advantage of it? No one knows for sure how many jobs are unlisted, but it’s estimated to be around 80 – 90%. through focused networking.

2014 143

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

Executive Career Brand

You’ll probably have to do a lot of networking to find and land your next gig. 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. How to Build Your Executive Network. LinkedIn.

2014 119

Don’t Overlook LinkedIn Company Pages for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Once you’ve determined which companies you’re targeting for your job search, you’ll need to research each one for various information: Services and/or products. Job openings. Among the myriad of places to conduct your research (Hoovers, Glassdoor, job boards, company websites, etc.), don’t overlook the LinkedIn Company pages. More in my post, How to Connect on LinkedIn with People You Don’t Know.

2014 67

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. Why All Executives Need to be on LinkedIn. Getting Your Personal Brand Into Your LinkedIn Profile. Customizing Your LinkedIn Profile URL for Better SEO. Expanding Your Network with Quality Connections. Benefitting from LinkedIn’s Company Follow. Updating Your LinkedIn Network. Getting Busy With LinkedIn Groups.

2013 83

Has LinkedIn Jumped the Shark?

Career Copilot

Don’t get me wrong, I love LinkedIn. I have written glowingly about the social networking tool over the past several years and actually landed my current job via LinkedIn. With that being said, LinkedIn has been making a lot of radical (read: foolish) changes over the past several months. Job Boards job hunting

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. Executive recruiters and hiring decision makers source candidates online, via LinkedIn mostly, but also elsewhere.

2015 116

10 Steps to Executive Job Search Success

Executive Career Brand

Many of the c-suite and senior-level executives I work with haven’t faced a job search in 5, 10 or even 15 years or more. If they’ve changed jobs over that time, they were sought after by executive recruiters and managed to circumvent the job search process. Embrace Social Media.

2015 117

How to Conquer Ageism in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

These tricks are ineffectual now that personal information exists about each of us online (whether or not we’ve put it there), and people sourcing and assessing job seekers are Googling potential candidates’ names before reaching out to them. Are You Executive Job Search-Ready?

2016 99

Are You Executive Job Search-Ready?

Executive Career Brand

7 Questions to Test Your Preparedness for Executive Job Search. I guess no one is really ready for a job-hunt until they’re forced into it, but I’ve found that many new job seekers dive in before understanding how today’s executive job search works.

2016 106

Has LinkedIn Gone Too Far With Recruitment?

The Undercover Recruiter

I remember when LinkedIn was a nice professional network, great for catching up on old colleagues and a source for professional introduction. So naturally LinkedIn have dived all over this with their embracing of the network as a career portal. I use LinkedIn a lot.

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Do Cover Letters Really Matter in Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

Opinions vary on whether or not cover letters are even read – or needed – in job search. Take the time to write customized cover letters for each job. The vast majority of jobs, especially at the top executive level (VP, EVP, C-suite, President, General Manager, etc.),

How Do I Rebuild My Network for Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

4 Steps to Revive and Expand Your Network. Many of my executive job seeking clients ask me that question when we first connect. We discuss the fact that, by far, networking is the best way to land a job and that job boards yield dismal results.

2016 87

10 Best Ways to Get More Executive Job Interviews

Executive Career Brand

Unless you’re extremely lucky and interviews are flooding in, you need to do a lot of work to position yourself to land good-fit job interviews. I took a look at his personal marketing materials (executive resume, biography, LinkedIn profile, etc.) Job titles.

2015 102

Executive Job Search Advice From the Experts

Executive Career Brand

I’m very flattered and grateful to be included among such heavy hitters in Career Sherpa’s (Hannah Morgan) “ 50+ Best Websites For Job Search 2017 “ WOW! Hannah is a nationally recognized author and speaker on all things job search, with a weekly column in U.S.

2017 58

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

Executive Career Brand

When you’re in executive job search mode, landing a coveted interview is like hitting the jackpot. Sometimes you’re lucky, and job interviews come easily, despite your lack of focused and concerted effort. 2 Important Executive Job Search Caveats.

2017 62

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. It works pretty much the same way in job search.

How To Respond To Job Openings On LinkedIn

Career Realism

How To Respond To Job Openings On LinkedIn. If you see a job opening you’re interested in on LinkedIn, naturally you’d hit the ‘Apply Now’ button. That’s the approach most job seekers take. Be Employable Job Search LinkedIn

2016 61

5 Toxic Beliefs That Can Derail Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Landing a great-fit executive job today – that is, one that mutually benefits both you, the job seeker, and the employer – does not work the way it did even a few years ago. all aided by a supportive network. Networking (social networking and one-on-one in-person networking).

2015 73

Transitioning Military Leaders: Differentiate Yourself in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

My answers to her spot-on questions — including links to other posts I’ve written — form the basis of a solid roadmap for successful job search. Why is it so vital for senior executives to use social media as part of their executive job search? that is, networking?

10 Places To Promote Your LinkedIn Profile

Career Realism

Think of your LinkedIn profile as the hub of your online identity. Related: 7 Reasons Why You Need A LinkedIn Routine – Employed Or Not. When you think of your LinkedIn profile this way, you’ll see why it’s critical to secure a custom URL for yours if you don’t already have one.

2014 61

How To Get Executive Recruiters’ Attention With The Right Email Messages

Executive Career Brand

Avoid the typical emailing blunders too many executive job seekers make. The major piece in your job search strategy should be networking your way into the companies and organizations you’re targeting, so that you can tap into the goldmine of hidden jobs there.

2017 57

Why Is My Executive Job Search Taking So Long?

Executive Career Brand

Executive job search in the digital age is hard! before you even begin the proactive process of networking your way into your next great-fit gig. 5 Reasons Your Executive Job Search is Taking Too Long. as you network your way into the “hidden” job market, where most jobs reside.

2017 42

5 Mistakes That Can Derail Your Confidential Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Whether you foresee a layoff coming, have decided to move to another company, or you’re pursuing a career transition, chances are you’ll be conducting a stealth job search. You want to hang on to your existing job, while you’re looking for another one.

2013 75

4 Ways To Strategize Your Job Search On LinkedIn

Career Realism

In today’s digital age, in-person networking has become important, especially while making one’s online presence. That being said, it has become a necessity to get searchable, branded, and presentable in everything you carry out via social media. Search For Relevant Jobs.

2014 55

How To Respond To Job Openings On LinkedIn

Career Realism

If you see a job opening you’re interested in on LinkedIn, naturally you’d hit the ‘Apply Now’ button. That’s the approach most job seekers take. Related: 6 Things Recruiters Want To See On Your LinkedIn Profile. Job Search LinkedIn

2015 57

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

Executive Career Brand

The same holds true for executive job search. If you haven’t been in a job search for, say, 5 years or more, you probably don’t have an overall understanding of how it works today. How to Build Personal Brand Content for Executive Job Search.

2016 52

Why You NEED to be on LinkedIn

Resume Bear

LinkedIn has quickly become an indispensable tool for job seekers and career-oriented people. It is a social networking site for people who understand the important role that personal relationships play in attaining their career goals. Far more effective and interactive than the big job boards, LinkedIn puts you in the driver’s seat of your job search. If you are not on LinkedIn, in many ways, you simply do not exist.

2011 86

Executive Job Search: How Recruiters Find You

Executive Career Brand

Executive Job Search: How Recruiters Find You is a post from: Executive Career Brand. In my initial conversation with prospective c-level clients, we discuss the current job search landscape. Jobvite’s recent study reinforces recruiters’ overwhelming use of social media.

2011 59

The Lazy C-level Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

So you’re suddenly in an executive job search or planning one – by choice or by circumstance. If you’re just starting out or, if your job search is lumbering on and you’re getting few or no interviews or action, you may not know how to job search well.

7 Things Successful Executive Job Seekers Know

Executive Career Brand

Job search for executives — and the c-suite, in particular — doesn’t look or work the way it did even a few years ago. Whether you’re getting ready for a career move or stuck in a protracted, daunting job search, getting on the right track is critical. Networking gets the job.

2013 67

5 Reasons Non-Job Seekers Should Be On LinkedIn

Career Realism

A question I frequently get when training job seekers on using social media is “Won’t my boss think I’m looking for another job if I’m using LinkedIn ?” More than likely, they are happily employed and happily networking. Build a strong network on LinkedIn now.

2013 59

5 Reasons Non-Job Seekers Should Be On LinkedIn

Career Realism

A question I frequently get when training job seekers on using social media is “Won’t my boss think I’m looking for another job if I’m using LinkedIn ?”. Why You Need To Be On LinkedIn. More than likely, they are happily employed and happily networking.

2012 59

Top 10 Corporate Employer Brands on LinkedIn

Blogging4jobs

Seems like everyone and their dog are using LinkedIn nowadays to make more connections and find the perfect job or candidate. But looking at the top companies listed on LinkedIn, you’d better be handy with a computer. LinkedIn is easy as it is truly a professional social network.

3 LinkedIn Profile Setting Secrets for the Job Seeker

Blogging4jobs

**This is a guest post written by Joshua Waldman author of “Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies.” Why are we even talking about social media in the context of job search ? Recruiters are using social media and recruiting to find talent.

3 LinkedIn Profile Setting Secrets for the Job Seeker

Blogging4jobs

**This is a guest post written by Joshua Waldman author of “Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies.” Why are we even talking about social media in the context of job search ? Recruiters are using social media and recruiting to find talent.

Hot Button Executive Job Search FAQs

Executive Career Brand

Because today’s executive job search doesn’t look or work the way it did even 5 or so years ago, I advise executive job seekers to first learn about the new executive job search landscape , before diving in. 3 Hot Button FAQs About Executive Job Search Strategy.