LinkedIn FAQs for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

As noted in the first in my series of Executive Job Search FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) which focuses on personal branding , I’ve compiled several of the questions/topics that most often come up with my clients. Executive job search in general.

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How Many LinkedIn Connections Are Good For Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

One of the questions my c-suite and senior-level executive clients most frequently ask me is: Does it matter how many people I’m connected to on LinkedIn, and who should I connect with – everyone who asks? I’ve even had quite a few men connect with me who treated LinkedIn like a dating site.

2017 98

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Essential Checklist to Optimize LinkedIn For Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Along with being an essential tool for executive job search, LinkedIn plays an important role in overall career management. I’ve found that many executives have a “build it and forget it” mindset with LinkedIn. Build Your LinkedIn Profile.

2016 121

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

3 Reasons LinkedIn Is Crucial During Your Job Search

Career Realism

I recently offered a presentation to a group of about 50 mid-career job seekers on the topic of social media usage while job hunting. The top three social media sites, at least for the moment, are Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. 5 Job Search Time Wasters To Avoid.

2016 61

5 Ways to Keep Your Executive Job Search Confidential on LinkedIn

Executive Career Brand

How to successfully job hunt on LinkedIn without people knowing. Something like 90% of my c-suite and senior-level executive clients need to keep their job search under wraps. on LinkedIn. And they’ll need to ramp up their activity on LinkedIn.

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Personal Branding FAQs for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

When I speak with my c-suite and senior level executive clients for the first time, we discuss the job search issues concerning and impacting them right now. LinkedIn FAQs. Executive Job Search FAQs. 2 Personal Branding FAQs for Executive Job Search.

2016 98

10 Job Search Strategies Beyond The Resume

Competitive Resumes

But the truth is the resume is still an essential part of your job search. Job descriptions still tell you where to send or upload it. Resumes still matter, but they are not your primary tool for the job search anymore. Too many job seekers move from job to job.

2017 71

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.),

Online Reputation Management FAQs for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

I’ve written two previous posts in this series of Executive Job Search FAQs: LinkedIn FAQs. Executive Job Search FAQs in general. whether or not you need to keep your search confidential because you’re currently employed. Posting LinkedIn network updates.

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

Common Job Search Mistakes Anybody Can Make

Professional Resume Services

Kerry Hannon’s slideshow about 8 Common Mistakes Older Job Seekers Make is targeted to the older worker but actually could apply to all of us. Try blogging or consulting so when you resume your job search, you have evidence you didn’t stagnate.

2015 97

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 56

The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search – Part 2

Executive Career Brand

Job seekers who take the time to reflect and dig deep will have the tools to excel beyond their competitors. Identify 3 or 4 adjectives (or personal attributes) that best describe the value you offer. Search your job title on LinkedIn to find others who do the same kind of work.

2017 106

LinkedIn’s New Open Candidates Tool – Just What Your Job Search Needed

Career Realism

LinkedIn’s New Open Candidates Tool – Just What Your Job Search Needed. There’s an old adage that one shouldn’t put all of their eggs in one basket, and this is particularly true of conducting a job search. You will see a “Jobs” tab at the top of the page.

2016 59

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. whether or not they must keep their search confidential because they’re currently employed.

2015 115

3 Juicy Insider LinkedIn Personal Branding Tips

Executive Career Brand

I’ve been a LinkedIn member and professional LinkedIn profile writer for close to 10 years. I’ve not only learned how to help my clients leverage LinkedIn for job search, but also how to use it to build my personal brand and business. Job titles = 100.

2017 132

3 Easy Ways To Offer Value To Your LinkedIn Connections

Career Realism

3 Easy Ways To Offer Value To Your LinkedIn Connections. I’m always talking about the importance of offering value to your network. Today, I want to show you HOW you can offer value! Related: 4 Things You Should NEVER Say In Your LinkedIn Invitations.

2016 61

9 Ways to Break Out of the Job Search Rut

Competitive Resumes

The inquiring person contacted me after I posted to share additional thoughts, but in a job search rut, you can’t stop asking questions: How do you break out of a job search rut? I’ve been on the job hunt for over a year, and it’s gone cold.

2017 77

Using LinkedIn For Confidential Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Do you have the same fear that many of my c-level executive clients have when I tell them they need a branded, 100% complete LinkedIn profile and to fully leverage all the social network has to offer? They never completed their profiles or used LinkedIn at all.

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 116

6 Job Search Board Resources to Focus Your Job Search

Career Alley

So many Job Search Boards, so little time. With the vast number of job search resources available on the Internet, it’s very easy to lose focus and spend all of your time using one type of resource. Indeed.com – Simple interface, lots of jobs. jobs by.

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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 65

How Do I Rebuild My Network for Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

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. But don’t rudely burst into a request for them to help you get a job.

2016 85

The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search – Part 3

Executive Career Brand

Here is an undeniable truth too many job seekers dismiss or don’t understand: With the advent of the digital age, job search has become a whole new ball game, requiring personal branding and online presence for social proof. Executive Job Search and Personal Branding Help.

2017 72

“Optimizing LinkedIn Profiles for Job Search”

Resume Bear

LinkedIn continues to gain momentum as a resource utilized by both internal and external recruiters to find well qualified candidates. A quality LinkedIn profile is quickly becoming an essential element of a complete career marketing package. Now hit search.

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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 58

The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search – Part 1

Executive Career Brand

In today’s challenging job search landscape, personal branding is required. Executive recruiters and other hiring professionals may review the LinkedIn profiles and resumes of thousands of candidates for any given job. How do job seekers know what to believe?

2017 87

9 Snares In Your Job Search to Avoid

Competitive Resumes

Some job seekers set his or her trap before or during their job search. If you are stuck or stifled in your job search, you need to consider if you are in your way. Snares in your job search are enabled by subtle explanations, inaccuracies in your story.

2017 87

6 Ways to Own the Job Search Process and Kill the Game in Five Years

Competitive Resumes

Have you thought about how you’ll remain engaged in the job search even if you love your current gig? Few jobs offer security much less can promise stability. You only have one job? One job? What will rock your job search in five years?

2017 100

5 Tips For Staying Motivated During A FRUSTRATING Job Search

Career Realism

5 Tips For Staying Motivated During A FRUSTRATING Job Search. Let’s face it: job search can be challenging, and staying motivated during a FRUSTRATING job search can seem impossible sometimes. So, how can you get past your job search struggles?

2017 61

3 Job Search Game Changers

Career Realism

3 Job Search Game Changers. When you conduct a job search in the “usual” way, you are signing up for a fight like this. Here Are 3 Tips That Will Transform Your Search: 1. Are you qualified for the job? CAREEREALISM.

2016 52

Job Search: Practice Redefined

Career Realism

It clearly relates to interviews – but I also see connections to preparing a resume, or a cover letter, or a LinkedIn profile. Will job seekers use these new arguments to ignore the importance of practice as part of their career search? RELATED: Need some job search advice?

2015 53

5 Nifty LinkedIn Hacks That Make Executive Job Search Easier

Executive Career Brand

If you’re actively in a job-hunt, you know that it’s hard and takes a lot of time. I suspect that if you knew about ways to make it easier, and save time doing the job search things you need to do, you’d grab on to them. Save a copy of your LinkedIn profile.

2017 27

Showcase Your Personal Brand with LinkedIn Comments

Executive Career Brand

[This article was originally published for my gig as the Personal Branding Expert on Job-Hunt.org.]. Once again LinkedIn comes to the rescue by offering several ways and places to post your comments on relevant topics. LinkedIn Group Discussions. LinkedIn Pulse Articles.

2016 111

7 Ways To Contaminate Your Personal Brand and Doom Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Sometimes, bad things happen in executive job search that are beyond your control. And still other times, your lack of understanding of the new world of job search in the digital age can wreak havoc. 7 Ways To Tarnish Your Personal Brand in Executive Job Search.

2017 76

The Two Worst LinkedIn Profile Headline Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

In our first consultation, a new client of mine asked me whether the LinkedIn professional headline a writer had created for him was a good one. This executive job seeker had been an IT Project Management Consultant for 20 years. Lie in your job search/career marketing materials.

2017 106

Oh, How the New LinkedIn Has Changed!

Executive Career Brand

I just completed updating my 3 executive job search ebooks. Most of the strategies I recommend in them haven’t changed much over the past year but, as I got into LinkedIn particulars, I quickly realized that my content updates were going to take a lot longer than I anticipated.

2017 95

5 LinkedIn Mistakes That Are Hurting Your Job Search

Career Realism

Job searching on LinkedIn offers the job seeker multiple benefits. It is also helps you network – connecting with contacts who may help with identifying job opportunities, referrals, and offer advice and information. Job Search LinkedIn

2015 49

The Job Search Tip Introverts Hate (But Desperately Need)

Career Realism

The Job Search Tip Introverts Hate (But Desperately Need). No matter how talented, skilled, or educated you are…if you’re an introvert, you’re at a bit of a disadvantage in a job search. Related: How Introverts Can Land A Better Job.

2016 61