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 189

How to Conquer Ageism in Executive Job Search

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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. 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.

2016 172
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5 Reasons Why Your Executive Resume Is Not Working

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Many executive job seekers are in a rut, spinning their wheels. But somehow, their resumes are not doing their job – generating interest and interviews. These posts will help you, 7 Tips to Build Your Executive Job Search Target Companies List and Best Ways and Places to Research Your Target Employers. It’s a boring, tedious job. More in my series of posts The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search. Don’t ignore job boards entirely.

2017 190

Why Is My Executive Job Search Taking So Long?

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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. 5 Reasons Your Executive Job Search is Taking Too Long. as you network your way into the “hidden” job market, where most jobs reside. You’re Sabotaging Your Efforts By Spending Too Much Time on Job Boards. I won’t sugarcoat it.

2017 158

How Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Impacts Executive Job Search

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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. When people look online to find people to meet their needs, they search certain words and see what comes up. It works pretty much the same way in job search. Step one in job search is targeting.

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? So, what is this mystical world of the hidden job market? The perfect job for you may never be posted anywhere! It may only exist in the hidden job market.

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 192

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 175

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. Like many executive job seekers, he didn’t have a handle on the strategies he needed to embrace to master the new world of executive job search to get a foot in the door with job interviews. To boost the number of job interviews you get, follow these guidelines, pretty much in this order: 1. Job titles.

2015 192

Executive Job Search Advice From the Experts

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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. You’ll find websites focusing on these critical job search issues: Salary Research. Job Search Advice. Social Media Job Search. Over 50 Job Search. Top Job Boards.

2017 129

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 180

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 191

5 Mistakes That Can Derail Your Confidential Executive Job Search

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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. Maintaining confidentiality in a job search is a delicate thing. Here are 5 ways you may slip up and blow a hole in your undercover executive job search: 1. Post Your Resume to ANY Job Board.

2013 195

How to Use the New LinkedIn for Executive Personal Branding – Part 1

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This 3-part series on LinkedIn, personal branding and executive job search includes: Part 1. Tapping into LinkedIn’s Jobs Pages. LinkedIn and Confidential Job Search. ?. Whether or not you’re willing to accept and embrace them, the digital age and social media will impact your job search. Taking advantage of the Internet does not mean pushing hard with job boards, and applying and sending your resume to ANY posting that remotely looks like a good fit.

2013 210

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 108

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.

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. or anywhere online.

2017 113

7 Things Successful Executive Job Seekers Know

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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. The biggest mistake executive job seekers make is writing their resume with no clear career targeting. That is, not determining at the start of their job search which companies offer them a good mutual fit.

2013 199

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

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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. Don’t spend a lot of time responding to job postings. Only a very small percent of executive job seekers land jobs through job boards, especially at the c-suite and senior executive level.

2017 115

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 185

Executive Job Search: You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

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Before first speaking to prospective c-suite clients, I email them a few questions to answer, to help me determine whether we’ll be a good fit to work together on personal branding and content development for their job search. One of my questions is: “What road blocks or challenges do you feel you are facing in your job search?” ” Often, their answer sounds something like this: “I’ve never had to look for a job before.

2013 175

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 178

Is the Executive Resume Dead or Dying?

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A traditional “paper&# resume seems to have less value in job search today. For most job seekers, emailing a digital version of their resume has replaced snail mailing a hard copy. And if you think that the way to land a job in the new world of executive search is to post your resume to lots of job boards, think again. Only an estimated 3-5% of jobs come through job boards. probably much fewer for senior and c-level jobs.

2011 208

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

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.” ” His advice perfectly applies to job search and career management.

2017 107

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 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 185

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 201

ExecuNet's 2010 Executive Job Market Intelligence Report

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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? A new resilience is emerging in the 150K+ executive job market. More than ever, job board postings yield dismal results. Personal branding and online identity play a key role in executive job search.

2010 138

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 175

Reputation Defender or Reputation Creator? « Career Brander

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Career Brander Blog About Career Brander « Is LinkedIn the best job board? Telephone or Twitter-getting a hiring managers attention » Reputation Defender or Reputation Creator? You can see an interesting view of the online identity issues facing every job candidate at this link.) Career Brander has previously blogged regarding online identity management. We help people gain control of their online identity.

2010 121

16 Deadly Executive Job Search Mistakes

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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? Many of them are baby boomers who come to me never having needed a resume (or any career documents) to land jobs over their 30+ year careers. Some haven’t been faced with job search for 5 or 10 years, or longer.

2010 208

The Inside Story on Working With Executive Recruiters

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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? He has hired engineers, IT and finance professionals, sales reps, technicians, Six Sigma and Lean experts, and managers of many talents. If the right job is available and you’re the top candidate, you may get the job.

2010 153

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. Relying on job boards – even the good ones – wasn’t getting him anywhere.

2010 179

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 168

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

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? In this slow job market recovery with more competition for opportunities at the top executive level, networking well is more critical than ever. You’re absolutely right about “knowing the job you want&#.

2010 193

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