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

How to Build Personal Brand Content for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

When preparing for executive job search, your mission is to create content for various purposes, and build an executive brand communications plan that reinforces your unique promise of value to your target employers, across diverse channels online and off-line.

2015 224

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

The Biggest Executive Job Search and Personal Branding Mistake

Executive Career Brand

What’s the first step when you’re about to dive into a job search? Create your resume, or update your existing one, so you can hit the job boards hard right away? that will accelerate your job search, if you jump right over that first step.

2013 191

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. But did your cover letter merit the same attention? Many hiring managers use your cover letter to gauge your interest in the company, as well as your aptitude for the job.

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

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

Job Search: Then and Now

Career Rocketeer

I’m often asked what changes I’ve seen in effective job search strategies from several years ago versus now. These days most any Applicant Tracking System (ATS), or means for a recruiter to search for someone is based on key words they use for the search.

4 Cover Letter Hacks That Will Help You Stand Out

Career Realism

4 Cover Letter Hacks That Will Help You Stand Out. We’re all looking for shortcuts, tips, and tricks to make life easier—and why not job searching too? Instead, when you e-mail your resume include your cover letter in the body of the e-mail and write it for a “mobile” audience.

Does Your Cover Letter Make These 5 Critical Mistakes?

Jennifer Anthony

You’ve polished your resume to no end, especially after finding a great job posting that seems tailor-made for your leadership skills. But did your cover letter merit the same attention? Many hiring managers use your cover letter to gauge your interest in the company, as well as to measure your aptitude for the job. 3 – Your key points don’t match (or exceed) the job requirements. Filed under: cover letters , executive job search , letters.

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

LinkedIn In Mail-cover letters

Career Brander

Career Brander Blog About Career Brander « Cars and jobs Creating Job Opportunities » LinkedIn and cover letters Published June 18, 2010 Uncategorized Leave a Comment Tags: cover letters , effective networking , ian levine , In Mail , linkedin , linkedin inmail , Linkedin jobsearch Cover letters (Or LinkedIn In mail) are not an area we have spent much time discussing at Career Brander. This is a pretty powerful networking concept for a job seeker.

3 Tips For A Persuasive Executive Cover Letter

Career Realism

As an executive, a cover letter is a crucial part of your job search package. Related: 7 Examples Of Fresh New Ways To Start Your Cover Letter. In fact, use strong words and powerful verbs throughout your cover letter. 4 Secrets To Winning Cover Letters.

Does Your Cover Letter Get An A Or F? Here’s The Test

Career Realism

Does Your Cover Letter Get An A Or F? Many proclaim cover letters to be outdated in an era of digital communications and ever-shortening attention spans. Related: How To Write A Cover Letter That Will Get You Hired. Some call it a cover letter.

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. Some Things Executive Job Seekers Do Wrong with Their Resumes. More in my post, Do Grammar and Spelling Errors Really Matter in Executive Job Search ?

2017 199

LinkedIn and cover letters « Career Brander

Career Brander

Career Brander Blog About Career Brander « Cars and jobs Creating Job Opportunities » LinkedIn and cover letters Published June 18, 2010 Uncategorized Leave a Comment Tags: cover letters , effective networking , ian levine , In Mail , linkedin , linkedin inmail , Linkedin jobsearch Cover letters (Or LinkedIn In mail) are not an area we have spent much time discussing at Career Brander. This is a pretty powerful networking concept for a job seeker.

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. 7 Things Successful Executive Job Seekers Know.

2017 186

Seven Ways to Get Noticed in Your Job Search | Boomers Next Step

Boomers Next Step

Contact Podcast Release Submit Article Resources Site Map Home Careers Cover Letters Interviewing Resume Help Age Bias Lifestyle Networking Entrepreneurs Franchising Retirement Start Ups Videos Related Posts Similar Posts No Related Post Finding Work Today Boomer Fitness Walk, Then Run Beginning Triathlete – Important Triathlon Training Tips Why Do You Need a Heart Rate Monitor? Are you approaching your job search like everyone else? Good Luck and Happy Job Hunt!

2011 73

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.

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

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

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

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

The World’s Best Executive Resume Is Not Enough

Executive Career Brand

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 161

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

Executive Career Brand

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. Monetize the results and/or use metrics whenever possible – NUMBERS TALK!

2012 186

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.

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

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

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

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

President-CEO-COO Manufacturing Turnarounds Executive Resume Branding

Executive Career Brand

Because he’s not in a confidential search, he wanted me to use his real name here. President-CEO-COO Manufacturing Turnarounds Executive Resume Branding is a post from: Executive Career Brand.

2011 165

Did My Resume End up in the Black Hole?

Resume Bear

I have often heard job seekers refer to the application process as a “black hole where resumes go, never to be heard from again”. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BOL), there are 6 job seekers for every opening. Today’s job market is about visibility and differentiation.

2011 256

Transitioning to a New Role: How to Interview

Hiring Technical People

Once you’ve done that in your resume, you can craft a cover letter that explains how your past experience fits this job. “Tell me what metrics you used to manage your projects or programs.” ” You should be able to answer that, and explain how you modified those metrics for your projects or programs for your needs. Read Manage Your Job Search for more detail about this from the candidate perspective. (I

2014 154

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. This post will help, Executive Job Search: Research Your Target Employers.

2011 188

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. 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. Understand that search engines pay most attention to the top part of any web page.

2010 121

Measuring Job Hunt Success: The Unsolicited Call

The Job Quest

At the start of our conversation, he qualified his tweet by saying, “ One measure of a successful job search is the unsolicited call… The ultimate measure is ‘Do you get the job?’” How can job seekers overcome that stigma?

2012 194

Two (or More) Job Opportunities? – 18 Elements of Comparison – [Part 1 of 2]

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : Danielle, a senior marketing executive, was quite unhappy in her job. In the end, she made the move to the new job, and fortunately has never looked back. It is common that comparison of two jobs, or two job offers, can be a difficult thing to do.

2018 130

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

When Your Resume Is Useless And When It Is Useful

Tim's Strategy

I smile and ask: “What job are you applying for?” I give it a cursory look for achievement metrics and style points and usually say, “It’s fine as is; but I could give you a better critique if you were applying for a specific position”. This is a guest post by Randy Block.

2013 106

The 3-Step ‘Beat Unemployment’ Plan

Career Realism

Begin preparing now to limit the length of your unemployment and maximize your job search success. This 3-step “beat unemployment” plan works for job seekers at all levels of the spectrum, from entry-level workers to senior executives. Define Your Job Search Strategy. Before you can structure your job search, you have to define what kinds of positions you will search for – the titles, levels of roles, industries, and types of companies you will pursue.

2014 87

6 Punctuation Tips For A Sexier Resume

Career Realism

You want a resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile that presents you in the best possible light. Surely if you start your sentences with a capital letter and end them with a period, that’s all you need to worry about, right? Job Search Resume punctuation

2014 114