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. 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. Consequently, their search may take way too long, because of their missteps. 5 Reasons Your Executive Job Search is Taking Too Long.

2017 157

How to Build Personal Brand Content for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Personal branding for job search is a method to differentiate the good-fit qualities and value you offer your target employers over those competing against you, by aligning your key areas of expertise, driving strengths, passions, and relevant personal attributes with your target employers current needs. Complete the Challenge-Actions-Results (C-A-Rs) exercise – detail your top contributions to past employers (with metrics whenever possible) that will resonate with target employers.

2015 189

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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. They often neglect targeting, and narrowing their search to several select companies, because they want to keep their options wide open. That strategy may have worked even a few years ago, but job search doesn’t work the same way now.

2014 197

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? The biggest mistake too many job seekers make from the get-go is skipping over the critical first step – identifying target employers that are a mutual good fit. that will accelerate your job search, if you jump right over that first step.

2013 179

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? 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

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. 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 105

The Most Important Job Search Activity: Are You Tracking It?

Tim's Strategy

With all the job search activities a job seeker has to do in this employment marketplace to conduct a successful job search, it can easily become overwhelming. Submitting resumes to job postings, going to networking events, reaching out to your contacts and introducing yourself to new people at target companies—and we have not even included social media interactions, interview preparation and many other actions. Job Seeker: Not really.

2013 87

4 Ways Recruiters Use Social Networking to Find You

Workology

This is a blog post from our sister blog, Secrets of the Job Hunt. Using Social Networking in Your Job Search. Having worked for a number of well-known Fortune 200 companies, I have often found that job seekers, particularly those that work in the digital space, place their personal online brand as a secondary need and focus putting their employer’s activities and social media properties first. LinkedIn, the Professional Job Search Network.

8 Ways To Beat Job Search Burnout

Career Realism

You probably know the dangers of burnout, but do you also realize that you can become burned out from a job search? Related: 6 Tips For Managing Job Search Stress. However, left unaddressed, burnout can threaten your relationships, your health, and your career, not to mention your job search. So, how can you prevent or heal job search burnout? Discover 35 apps and tools that can save you hours of time each week in your career search.

2014 87

Job Search Tips for Employees of RadioShack and Others Facing a Layoff

Career Solvers

Even if you think your job is not in jeopardy today, you should always be proactively managing your career because stuff happens…quickly. Review your resume to see if your document reads like a laundry list of job tasks or an accomplishment-focused, metrics-driven self-marketing tool. Do it now, before you are in “I need a job yesterday” mode. But it looks odd to add ten new testimonials right after you lose your job and it smacks of desperation.

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. Years ago, when job applicants had to actually type a resume, then take them to a printer or copy shop to have them run off, there was more, although not much more understanding of mistakes on a resume.

Are you positive about your job search?

Write Solution

Career Collective post: Once a month, a group of career professionals blog on a subject topical and timely for a job seeker. This month’s topic: Mid-year job search checkup. You’ve set up metrics to track resume send-out-versus-response ratios. You’re so engaged with your network, you know who you spoke with, when, the topic of conversation and have scheduled a date and time for the next contact. Do you have a job YET?&#

2011 67

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. Here are 5 key reasons to put aside the common myths surrounding a holiday job search: 1. Many job seekers set their resumes and interview suits aside until well into the New Year. Holiday events provide more opportunity to build your network.

2015 61

Personal Branding: How to Brand Your LinkedIn Summary Section

Executive Career Brand

[The following article was originally published for my Personal Branding Expert gig on Job-Hunt.org.]. Becomes a means of passive job search, to help you get found by recruiters and hiring decision makers through the relevant keywords you’ve strategically placed in the various sections of your profile. ? and metrics?driven They both service different purposes in your job search.

2014 202

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 182

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. I’m assuming you’ve done your targeted networking, and that’s how you got in the door, right? “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.

2014 175

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 64

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. They may have started out with a decent resume years ago, but since then they’ve updated it to reflect new jobs, new responsibilities, certifications, training, etc. 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 177

How to Write a Dazzling LinkedIn Summary

Executive Career Brand

Over the years, I’ve reviewed many LinkedIn profiles of executive job seekers. These job seekers are neglecting a golden opportunity to tell their personal brand story. Maybe they’re not actively job seeking, or just beginning a search. No job is permanent these days. Those who are easily found online because their LinkedIn profiles are fully populated with keyword-rich content are way ahead of the game, should they suddenly be out of a job.

2016 192

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. Your confidence in your value is boosted, so you network better. With metrics that enumerate the savings, improvements and growth you will bring to that company, it supports your salary requirements, helping you get paid what you’re worth.

2013 190

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 166

Deadly LinkedIn Mistake: Generic, Short Summary Section

Executive Career Brand

And, I want to see what executive recruiters and hiring decision makers see when they search for this candidate on LinkedIn, and land on their profile. Some ways to show your personality in the content: Include a few specific examples (with metrics, if possible) of past contributions that benefited your employers, using the Challenges – Actions – Results (CARs) method. More Information About LinkedIn and Executive Job Search.

2015 169

Are You Making This Hilarious Resume Mistake?

Professional Resume Services

For example, instead of saying “Got out prison with parole three years early for good behavior”, the site suggests “Successfully interfaced with governmental disciplinary system by modeling socially sanctioned behavioral metrics, significantly reducing duration of recommended confinement period.” Our choice of words can alert an applicant screening system that we are a potential candidate by using the keywords it is searching for.

2014 168

7 Reasons NOT to Copy Someone Else’s LinkedIn Profile

Executive Career Brand

You see a compelling, branded LinkedIn profile of a job seeker with qualifications similar to yours. Just the other day I received invitations to connect on LinkedIn from two women employed at the same company, in similar jobs. I immediately noticed that these two women’s Summary sections and job descriptions at that company read word-for-word exactly the same. Here are 7 reasons why scraping content can tarnish your personal brand and derail your job search: 1.

2014 211

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. The cost of social recruiting is minimal (compared to posting on job boards) and opens them to a much larger pool of potential candidates.

2014 188

The Biggest Mistakes New Job Seekers Make

Career Solvers

I meet many job seekers who have never had to conduct a formal job search. If you’re looking for a new job, below are some tips for starting off your search on the right foot: 1. If you have spent the last eight hours posting for jobs online, you have wasted seven hours and 50 minutes. It can be tempting to apply to jobs online. Job postings represent the open market; the jobs everyone gets to see. A job search is like a marathon.

2016 62

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. I explain that most recruiters and hiring decision-makers source and assess candidates by what they find in online searches of candidates’ names and relevant keywords that lead them to job seekers.

2017 189

Want Stronger Results? Try A Networking Resume

Career Realism

Trying to engage high-level decision-makers in your job search? Planning to contact recruiters or network during business meetings? You might find that these audiences quickly become overwhelmed with reading your full executive resume—or that a multi-page document is simply too much to handle in a busy networking situation. It’s especially useful for job hunters in the midst of person-to-person contact who want to avoid the hassle of tracking multiple sheets of paper.

2013 63

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. Before dusting off your old resume (if you have one), merely updating it with your latest contributions and career history, and expecting that, when you put it out there they will come, you need to get a handle on today’s modern resume and what part it plays in the new world of executive job search.

2017 190

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. Many hiring managers use your cover letter to gauge your interest in the company, as well as your aptitude for the job. Therefore, when you resort to "Dear Sir, I'm interested in your open job, here's my resume," you're missing out on a critical chance to persuade employers to take you seriously.

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! This is the confidence-booster you need as you move into the sometimes daunting new world of executive job search. ? Interjecting your tight, well-rehearsed stories makes her job easier. ?

2012 177

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. a lifelong repository from which you’ll grab bits and pieces to create or tweak the resume you WILL circulate, based on whatever companies you’re targeting in the job search you’re conducting at the time.

2012 179

5 Reasons Job Seekers Will Use Instagram Stories Not Snapchat for their Job Search

Competitive Resumes

In today’s day and age, social proof and timeliness are critical to standing out in the job market. To make the most of your job search, you want to put your skills and career acumen where they will be viewed by your network, potential new connections, recruiters, hiring managers, and companies. I know you’re tired of waiting for responses from job boards or referrals from friends. Read: Five Ways to Subtly Catch The Eyes of Employers During Your Job Search.

2016 122

How to Create a Living Resume

Ms. Career Girl

When you’re a freelancer or on the job hunt, your resume is possibly your best marketing tool for picking up new employer and/or clients. While every new engagement is a chance to broaden your experience, that is not always conveyed when searching for the next new opportunity. Sales jobs, meanwhile, lend particularly well to metrics. Today, online resume solutions enable individuals to create a custom portfolio for each type of job application.

2017 143

5 Ways To Kill Your Chances With A Hiring Manager

Career Realism

A big mistake job seekers make is submitting overly-general resumes. Study the job postings for positions like this, as well as LinkedIn Profiles for people who currently have these jobs. Here’s what separates the best from the rest: once you have a solid framework in place, include metrics-based accomplishments for every major position you’ve held that proves your ability to execute. Excitement fuels job offers!

2016 72

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?’” ’” That’s a good point — none of it matters if you don’t land a job. How can job seekers overcome that stigma? Job seekers need to put forth some effort. And if you are actively job hunting, you should still heed it.

2012 149

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. I explain that most recruiters and hiring decision-makers source and assess candidates by what they find in online searches of candidates’ names and relevant keywords that lead them to job seekers. This post will help, Executive Job Search: Research Your Target Employers.

2011 176

3 ways to tell management just is not into you

Cube Rules

Rewarded, if not in monetary value, through recognition of a job well done. Not because it is something required to do, but because improving our job skills is a needed activity to ensure employment security. But past that, past the improving our job skills, there is a serious need to look at the culture of a company (or department, or your manager’s team) to determine what that culture rewards for the work performed. You build metrics around the methodology.

2012 145

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

Is It Time For Your Resume Checkup?

Resume Bear

In today’s challenging economy, job seekers will need to implement a strong self-marketing campaign in order to get noticed in a crowded job search space. Below are five strategies for crafting a more powerful presentation of your qualifications to get noticed faster and accelerate your job search. It’s really no different for job seekers. Every resume needs clear evidence that you are qualified to do the job you are applying for.

2011 188

Should Recruiters Use Klout?

The Undercover Recruiter

A little while ago, there was a lot of chatter in the blogosphere when the CEO of Klout , a social media analytical tool which attempts to measure ‘influence’, tweeted a Salesforce job post that required a Klout score of 35 or above. Network theory, the academic subject that studies how humans interact with one another, is incredibly complex. People have been studying it for years and we are still yet to come up with a consistent model of human networking behaviour.

4 Cover Letter Hacks That Will Help You Stand Out

Career Realism

We’re all looking for shortcuts, tips, and tricks to make life easier—and why not job searching too? Include Metrics. Give the employer three short bullets that are metric-driven. I love to connect and network. You can also find me at Great Resumes Fast , where I help busy job seekers create interviewing-winning resumes, shorten their job searches, and increase their earning potential. 4 Cover Letter Hacks That Will Help You Stand Out.

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. However, to be successful at professional networking this is a critical area.