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. Consequently, their search may take way too long, because of their missteps. 5 Reasons Your Executive Job Search is Taking Too Long. as you network your way into the “hidden” job market, where most jobs reside.

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.

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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

Why a Recruiter is Necessary in Your Job Search

The Undercover Recruiter

There are metrics that determine what makes a viable candidate, a team of personalities who will be a part of the decision making process and more tests than you ever took in High School Geometry just to determine if you are the employee for them. For every one job being advertised, there are close to hundreds of candidates who are fighting for that same spot. Having a recruiter who has direct access to that hiring manager is the key. The Recruiter knows that.

2013 88

Creating Agile HR, Part 4: Agile Sourcing

Hiring Technical People

Sourcing, how and where you recruit possible candidates is a great way to use small, safe-to-fail experiments. That’s because the recruiting landscape continues to change. In the late 90’s, with the internet boom, Monster and other job boards started advertising electronically. Suddenly, a job ad could be large and all-encompassing because employers were no longer restricted to some number of inches of newspaper.

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. You ask, “What is this one metric, Lisa?”.

2013 87

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

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. If your resume doesn’t include the words that the recruiter uses to find someone like you, you won’t be found. Metrics are king! Is today’s job market different?

4 Ways Recruiters Use Social Networking to Find You

Workology

This is a blog post from our sister blog, Secrets of the Job Hunt. You might be surprised at how savvy recruiters and human resources professionals are when it comes to using social media for recruiting, sourcing, and workplace branding at your organization. Seen as the new employer marketing resource for the workplace and recruiters, talent acquisition teams are developing talent funnels and candidate engagement strategies with social media and technology in mind.

Job Search Checklist – Item #5: Resume response rate

reCareered

If you're not consistently generating a few interview invitations each week, learning more about your resume response rate is critical - in order to improve a metric, you've got to understand it first. Featured Recruiters reCareered Blog career career change career coach getting noticed Job job search Planning research Resume resume response rate resume search optimization

2012 59

8 Ways To Get Your Resume Noticed By Recruiters

Career Realism

Recruiters can receive hundreds of resumes to review for a single job posting. On average, a recruiter will spend anywhere from six to 15 seconds glancing at a single resume. Thoroughly read the job descriptions and requirements and make sure you understand what the job entails. If you were in the recruiter's shoes, what would you be looking for in an ideal candidate? Recruiters don't forward resumes because they are frame worthy works of art.

2019 61

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. Job Search career advice holiday job search job search

2015 61

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. This kicked off a debate about whether a Klout score is a useful requirement when recruiting. Social media has revolutionised the way that recruiters work, so is Klout the next step in gaining an edge when sourcing the best talent?

Mobile Recruiting is a Complete Sham & Waste of Your Time

Workology

Join our interactive webinar talking mobile recruiting this Thursday. Hear from our experts about mobile recruiting in our 5/22/14 webinar at 11 AM EST. Click here to learn more. Last week during our mobile recruiting week I received a number emails from a number of individuals who have told me that they believe that mobile recruiting is a complete waste of time and money. Mobile Recruitment is a Vendor Play. 68% of Job Seekers Have Viewed a Job Via Mobile.

2014 119

Recruiters are Looking, What Do You Need To Do To Be Found?

Career Alley

Recruiters are getting savvier each day with social media. We all know that the job market is difficult at the moment and so people are branching out to new ways of connecting so it is vital that you have a social media profile that is up to date and up to scratch. Linkedin for recruiters. A recent US survey stated that around 94% of recruiters are using social media platforms to recruit for vacancies and the majority of them are using Linkedin.

2012 235

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

Boomers Next Step

Are you approaching your job search like everyone else? You’re just blending in with the Job Search Herd when you’re like everyone else. In order to get noticed by recruiters and hiring managers, you must stand out from the Herd. Take a different approach to your job search and you’ll start to see positive responses. For instance: (1) Have business cards advertising “You&# and your job search. (2)

2011 64

Top 7 Career Fair DO’s for Recruiters

Workology

As an example if you are attending a college career fair, do you have access to a database of students you can search and call ahead of time? Do track your metrics. HR Job Search It’s career fair season! While most of the Midwest’s career fairs have come to a close, there are a few still left to attend. Far too often we focus on the “don’ts” in life. On the bright side, below is a list of “do’s” to try before attending your next event. Do you have your homework done?

2013 102

Ditch your Crystal Ball. Try Hiring Trends Instead …

reCareered

What’s happening in the Job Market? You don’t need a crystal ball these days to know what’s happening in the job market. Are there more jobs for Project. job boards job Web 2.0 career job search Subject Matter Expertise employment metrics career coach recession research recruiter Tags: job search 2.0 Employment Trends knows all. Is the market for Controllers better than for Finance Managers?

2010 55

Be a Lean, Mean, Creative Recruiting Machine in 2015

Workology

What does 2015 have in store for recruiting? 2015 Recruiting Trends. It’s a good time to work in recruiting in 2015. Whether you are an RPO, agency or corporate recruiting professional, best in class talent is hard to find. Our jobs are extremely challenging thanks to a good economy combined with an increase in the number of candidates who are looking to make a move in 2015. You have to be a lean, mean and creative recruiting machine.

2015 106

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.]. It helps recruiters and hiring decision makers at the companies you’re targeting determine what makes you a good?fit 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

2014 202

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

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

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. As you’re gearing up your job search, spend some time prepping to write your resume by reading these posts: How to Write and Use Your Executive Resume. Understand first what part your resume plays in the new world of executive job search.

2013 160

Ditch your Crystal Ball. Try Hiring Trends Instead …

reCareered

What’s happening in the Job Market? You don’t need a crystal ball these days to know what’s happening in the job market. Are there more jobs for Project. Employment Economy Job Boards reCareered Blog career career coach Employment Job job boards job search job search 2.0 metrics recession recruiter research subject matter expertise web 2.0Employment Trends knows all.

2010 40

How to Leverage Another Job Offer (The Right Way)

Ms. Career Girl

Some people say the only way to get a real raise is through another job offer, and the numbers back up this claim. A 2016 study conducted by Glassdoor Economic Research found that workers who change jobs receive a 5.2% Going to your employer with a competing job offer in hand involves some risk. But if you play your cards right and understand your company’s HR metrics , you might find yourself in a more lucrative and compelling role than before the new opportunity came along.

2019 149

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

ResumeBear Launches New Resources, Surpasses 100,000 Daily Visitors to Premier Job Site

Resume Bear

ResumeBear launches new job board features, new College & University Program, and new Success Center, attracting over 100,000 daily visitors. Less than a year after its official launch, ResumeBear has become a force in the online job board marketplace. To continue to augment their user experience, ResumeBear has added more robust job board functionality for both the job seeker and the employer. America career CEO Job Search jobs Online Resume resumebear

2012 214

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. That is, not determining at the start of your job search which companies and positions within them are a good mutual fit. The Biggest Executive Resume Writing Mistake is a post from: Executive Career Brand.

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

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

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. Social recruiting has become the norm for executive recruiters. They spend a significant part of their days searching online for candidates, and a significant part of that time specifically on LinkedIn. Personal Branding, Resume or Job Search Targeting: Which Comes First?

2014 188

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

Is Your Resume Ready for a Recruiter?

Career Realism

9 Advantages to Subscribing to Our Site Career-Rx Interview Prep Tool 10 Steps to a Job Search Career Personality Test Attitude Adjustment Twitter 101 Am I Money Quiz Job Search Engine CAREEREALISM Toolkit Contact Us 9 Reasons to Subscribe FREE Webinars Premium Career Tools C3 = Career Coaching Clinic 144-Page e-Book Full-Service Career HMO ABOUT ABOUT US FAQ NEWS & MENTIONS OUR TEAM PRIVACY POLICY WHY WE EXIST AM I MONEY? Is Your Resume Ready for a Recruiter?

2010 87

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 146

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

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. 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. Is the Executive Resume Dead or Dying?

2011 207

Tim Sackett on 7 Secrets Only HR Pros Know

Resume Bear

I was thinking of putting down: We cook the books on our metrics, but guess what? Let’s face it, in a political corporate structure that relies on metrics to obtain budgeted resources – the numbers aren’t always going to be clean! Serving as the Executive Vice President, Tim runs the company his mother started over 30 years ago, and don’t tell Mom, but he thinks he does a better job at it than she did! career job job search strategy job seekers recruiter resumebear

2012 173

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 144

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

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

Measuring Job Hunt Success: The Unsolicited Call

The Job Quest

While on Twitter last week, an interesting tweet by recruiter and social media strategist Steve Levy caught my eye: The first part of his tweet makes perfect sense and is something that I have talked about here , but the second part — the “unsolicited call” — intrigued me. 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?’”

2012 149

Revealed: Expert Strategy To Boost LinkedIn Visibility

Career Realism

You need to know what’s working (and what’s not), and adopt the tactics used by people who currently have the job you want to maximize visibility. Click on the “Advanced” option next to LinkedIn’s search bar. This will pull up an “Advanced People Search” box where you can insert search terms across a broad range of areas (you get more search options with a Premium Account). Insert a relevant postal code to confine search results to a certain area.

2016 63

Make Sure This Part Of Your Resume Is Flawless

Career Realism

Does it give me data, metrics, and outcomes, so that I know what this person can deliver? Take a look at the job description and highlight the keywords. Use the exact terms that are used in the job description. For example, if the job description says “meeting facilitation,” don’t use “team leadership,” particularly if you’re submitting to an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) that is likely set to detect keyword match. Include Metrics And Data. Job Search Resume

2015 87