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 dive headlong into their resumes first.

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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 200

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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 241

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 225

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?

2010 268

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 134

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. You ask, “What is this one metric, Lisa?”. I pose this question to job seekers often.

2013 114

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. The Reverse Engineered Resume. Are you qualified for the job?

2016 83

Are You Tweaking Your Out-Dated Executive Resume To Death?

Executive Career Brand

How to Update and Revive Your Over-Edited, Old Executive Resume. So many of my executive job seeking clients who send me their resumes when we first connect, feel the need to apologize for them. Pity the poor people they’ve been sending these resumes to.

2017 226

Creating Agile HR, Part 4: Agile Sourcing

Hiring Technical People

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.

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 86

4 Reasons You Can’t Write Your Own Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

My first encounter with prospective clients is typically through an email with their resume attached. Often, they’ve written their own resume and state upfront that they’re embarrassed by how bad it is. Or, they haven’t looked for a job in several years.

2017 206

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. Better aptitude to do the job?

2013 114

How to Create a Living Resume

Ms. Career Girl

The post How to Create a Living Resume appeared first on Ms. 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. Your experience is by no means static and your resume shouldn’t be either.

2017 200

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

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 An Irresistible C-suite Executive Resume in 10 Steps

Executive Career Brand

When was the last time you used your executive resume? 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. or you’re not happy with your resume. Writing your executive resume.

2017 237

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. So, how can you prevent or heal job search burnout? Keep your search in perspective.

2014 114

Does LinkedIn Make the Executive Resume Obsolete?

Executive Career Brand

With the popularity of LinkedIn and the indisputable necessity of having a presence there , many people claim that the resume is dead, or dying. that a robust, fully populated LinkedIn profile is, in fact, the new resume. why do you need a resume at all?

2014 235

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. Audit Your Resume. If your document screams vanilla, consider rewriting your resume or hiring a professional resume writer to help you.

How to Write, Brand and Use An Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

Need help writing your c-suite or senior-level executive resume? 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.

2013 202

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. Here are some observations… Resumes. One of the biggest changes, in my opinion, is what’s expected from an effective resume. Metrics are king!

What a Personally Branded Executive Resume Does For You

Executive Career Brand

The main purpose of an executive resume is to land interviews. 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.

2013 242

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 223

Money Questions and Your Job Search

Resume Bear

Jeff hates his job the way Sergio Garcia hates Tiger Woods. In his words, the job “dominates” him, “owns” him and often makes him feel “shockingly sorry for himself.”. My job as a coach is to help my clients make great decisions, to help them better evaluate the personal and professional decisions they face to get to the best possible outcome. I wish I hadn’t taken the job for the money.”. Your Career Goals career job resume resumebear

2013 127

Is the Executive Resume Dead or Dying?

Executive Career Brand

Is the Executive Resume Dead or Dying? 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.

2011 267

The Biggest Executive Resume Writing Mistake

Executive Career Brand

The Biggest Executive Resume Writing Mistake is a post from: Executive Career Brand. You sit down to put your resume together and ponder what should go in, and what should NOT go in. You may think one of these resume mistakes is the worst thing you can do: Wrong formatting.

Job Search Checklist – Item #5: Resume response rate


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

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.

2011 87

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

Executive Career Brand

Granted, a resume is a very confining career marketing document. It’s purpose, whether in the form of an actual resume or adjusted to be an online profile, is to market you to gain interviews with your target employers. How do you get some zing into your resume?

2012 221

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. Knowing these statistics can make finalizing your resume a daunting task.

2019 78

What’s Wrong with Copying an Executive Brand Resume Sample?

Executive Career Brand

What’s Wrong with Copying an Executive Brand Resume Sample? A client of mine told me in our initial call that he was so impressed with a resume sample on my blogsite he was tempted to copy some of it. A great resume uniquely brands that specific job seeker.

2011 207

The World’s Best Executive Resume Is Not Enough

Executive Career Brand

if you’re not using it with executive job search best practices. Occasionally, the resume a prospective c-suite client sends me is an excellent career marketing document. 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. Networking gets the job !

2013 178

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. 7 Deadly Sins of Executive Resume Writing.

2015 205

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. Is Your Resume Summary Boring Employers?

2015 79

President-CEO-COO Manufacturing Turnarounds Executive Resume Branding

Executive Career Brand

President-CEO-COO Manufacturing Turnarounds Executive Resume Branding is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Because he’s not in a confidential search, he wanted me to use his real name here. We collaborated on developing his executive brand, resume, biography and LinkedIn profile.

2011 187

4 Reasons You Can’t Write Your Own Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

4 Reasons You Can’t Write Your Own Executive Resume is a post from: Executive Career Brand. . My first encounter with prospective clients is typically through an email with their resume attached. They were using their home-grown resume, but weren’t getting any action.

2011 220

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. It’s really no different for job seekers. Lace Your Resume With Keywords.

2011 245

Premiere Resume Writing Services at Resume Advisor

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Premiere Resume Writing Services - Resume Advisor. Resume writing services are oftentimes a dime a dozen. Nearly everyone believes they have the skills and qualifications to provide resume or career coaching skills. Resume Advisor.

Did My Resume End up in the Black Hole?

Resume Bear

Whatever Happened to my Resume? 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.

2011 256

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? Do you hate being ignored when you send your resume to countless employers? Good Luck and Happy Job Hunt!

2011 73

Executive Brand Resume: Differentiate Your ROI Value Above the Fold

Executive Career Brand

Executive Brand Resume: Differentiate Your ROI Value Above the Fold is a post from: Executive Career Brand. What’s the purpose of a resume? Remember that a resume is not meant to be a long document outlining every bit of your career history. 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.

2010 137

Help! My Resume Is Dead On Arrival

Career Realism

My Resume Is Dead On Arrival. If you’ve been sending your resume out repeatedly and not hearing back from employers, then it’s time to perform some CPR. Related: Kick These 5 ‘Resume Killers’ To The Curb! Use your research as the “theme” of your resume.

2016 83