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Are You Executive Job Search-Ready?

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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. Without knowing better, they rush to quickly update their resumes with generic information, and get it out there on the job boards fast. 7 Questions to Test Your Preparedness for Executive Job Search.

2016 187

How to Conquer Ageism in Executive Job Search

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The 3-Step Strategy to Overcome Age Bias. Until recently, career professionals relied on a strategy to minimize age in our clients’ documents and online profiles – including only the past 10-15 years of career history and not including dates for education. Anyone can easily find your age within the first several search pages, unless you have a very strong, far-reaching online presence. Here’s your 3-step strategy for overcoming age bias: 1.

2016 172
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How Do I Find a Job in the “Hidden” Job Market?

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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%. Why aren’t more jobs posted online? Executive recruiters and employers find good-fit candidates by searching LinkedIn, for the most part, and other social networks, using relevant keywords.

2014 218

10 Steps to Executive Job Search Success

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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. And there are those who truly have job security, at least for the time being, but are dissatisfied with their job or their company. Build Your Online Presence. Prepare to Ace Job Interviews.

2015 191

5 Toxic Beliefs That Can Derail Your Executive Job Search

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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. With more qualified candidates often competing for fewer jobs, and the impact of the digital age, job search requires focus, hard work, and new strategies. That requires a marketing strategy and over-arching action plan to manage their time, relationships, and finances.

2015 178

10 Best Ways to Get More Executive Job Interviews

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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. 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. To boost the number of job interviews you get, follow these guidelines, pretty much in this order: 1. Job titles. Be Visible Online.

2015 191

The Online Safety and Privacy Dilemma in Executive Job Search

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Understandably, many job seekers struggle with putting themselves “out there” when they’re building their online footprint by using social media. On one hand, they need to have a strong, diverse online presence to be “find-able”, to promote their personal brand , and to provide social proof of the claims they’ve made in their personal marketing materials (LinkedIn profile, resume, biography, etc.). Think Twice Before Using Job Boards.

2015 173

Transitioning Military Leaders: Differentiate Yourself in Executive Job Search

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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? First, and foremost, senior executives need to have an online presence because recruiters and hiring professionals are Googling “their name” to assess their viability as candidates. Networking is the best way to land a job.

Hot Button Executive Job Search FAQs

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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. To help you, I’ve compiled some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from my executive job seeking clients, along with winning strategies I offered them to deal with the various challenges and issues they faced. Online Reputation Management FAQs.

2016 107

Does LinkedIn Make the Executive Resume Obsolete?

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They spend a significant part of their days searching online for candidates, and a significant part of that time specifically on LinkedIn. The cost of social recruiting is minimal (compared to posting on job boards) and opens them to a much larger pool of potential candidates. So, if you have a strong online presence, with a LinkedIn profile (and other online profiles, personal website, web resume, social media activity, etc.),

2014 190

5 Common Executive Job Search Dilemmas

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In job search, there are many potential pitfalls that sabotage or prolong the search. Here are 5 challenges facing many executive job seekers, and ways to overcome them: 1. Anyone can easily find your age within the first several pages of search results for “your name”, now that such personal information exists about each of us online, on numerous aggregator sites. Circumvent the gatekeepers and network into the goldmine of hidden jobs.

2017 113

The World’s Best Executive Resume Is Not Enough

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if you’re not using it with executive job search best practices. It’s targeted, contains value-driven metrics and relevant keywords, and positions the job seeker as a good-fit candidate for the kinds of jobs he’s seeking. Yet the job seeker complains to me that he’s gotten ZERO RESPONSE to it. When I ask him how he’s using his resume, he says he’s responded to hundreds of job postings on the job boards.

2013 183

The Lazy C-level Executive Job Search

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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. Or you may be lazy – thinking that if you put out a few feelers and get your updated resume onto plenty of job boards, you can sit back and wait for interviews to roll in.

2012 176

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

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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. They know that, when you’re job hunting, you’re essentially a solopreneur. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You.” Think of your job search as a business.

2017 107

Find the Best Executive Resume Writer For You: Where’s the Value?

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How to Find Top Executive Resume Writers and Job Search Strategists. With fewer jobs and such fierce competition in the executive job market, it’s more important than ever to be armed with a resume that brands and truly differentiates you from others vying for the same jobs. More and more online resume writing services are cropping up to meet increased demand. Job seekers have a real dilemma sifting through the sea of choices and figuring out who to work with.

2013 158

FREE Twitter Book From Job Search and Career Experts

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And that many employers tweet about their new product and service launches (great for researching your target companies and industry ), other business news, and job opportunities? So, are you ready to start using Twitter to accelerate your executive job search and build your personal brand? Career Directors International (CDI), a global careers industry professional association, has compiled a book to help you: Supercharge Your Job Search. Network to Find Jobs.

How to Build a Powerful Executive Network

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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? Networking is the best way to land your next gig. In this slow job market recovery with more competition for opportunities at the top executive level, networking well is more critical than ever.

2010 192

Resume Lingerie and 10 Other Guerrilla Job Search Strategies

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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? Yesterday I took an eye-opening Reach Personal Branding teleseminar, “Job Search Secrets Revealed”, featuring Guerrilla Job Search Gurus Kevin Donlin and David Perry of Guerrilla Job Hunting.

2009 159

How To Tap Into Hidden C-level Executive Jobs

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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? If you’re spending all or most of your time responding to job board postings and waiting to be offered interviews, chances are, not much is happening. What is the hidden job market?

2010 183

Executive Job Search: How Recruiters Find You

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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. But even with all the evidence, some executive job seekers are still hesitant to put themselves out there. Findings from their May through June 2011 online survey of more than 800 human resource and recruiting professionals in the U.S.,

2011 200

Today’s Executive Job Search Toolkit

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Today’s Executive Job Search Toolkit is a post from: Executive Career Brand. 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. Only an estimated 3-5% of jobs are filled through job boards.

2011 173

Stalled Executive Job Search? Get Busy on LinkedIn and Twitter

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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? We also had a long consultation back then on the best job search strategies for him, working from his list of target companies and organizations. Do the same with your existing network and anyone else you know.

2010 178

LinkedIn: Best Tactic for Undercover Executive Job Search

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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? Most of my clients are employed c-suite executives who either see signs of a possible layoff, or have become dissatisfied with their jobs and want to test the waters to see if there’s something better elsewhere.

2010 167

5 Tactics to Land a Green Industry Executive Job

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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? Over this decade green jobs will open wide, as companies, organizations and all of us as individuals scramble to “go green&#. Do you have the goods to compete for top-level jobs in this emerging, sought-after industry?

2010 131