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.

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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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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

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

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

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

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.

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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

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. That gave rise to specific job boards for specific kinds of jobs. (In In Manage Your Job Search , I wrote about how to find the right kind of job board for you.).

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

4 Ways Recruiters Use Social Networking to Find You

Workology

This is a blog post from our sister blog, Secrets of the Job Hunt. 26th on how to use social media and personal branding by clicking here. While social media seems to be infiltrating nearly every bit of your lives, what about work? 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. Job Feeds.

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 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. But these jobs are now being sent overseas. I worked with a music teacher in a public elementary school who was miserable in her job. Work It Daily.

2016 66

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. ? Provides social proof to publicly back up the claims you’ve made in your resume. and metrics?driven

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The World’s Best Executive Resume Is Not Enough

Executive Career Brand

if you’re not using it with executive job search best practices. and you don’t back it up with social proof. 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. no LinkedIn profile, no meaningful, relevant web pages, no social media presence.

2013 182

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. But these jobs are now being sent overseas. I worked with a music teacher in a public elementary school who was miserable in her job. 3 Great Activities To Keep Your Job Search Moving.

2015 63

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. There’s a lot more going on at LinkedIn – social branding, networking, curating content, etc.

2014 188

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 set up social media profiles across the web making you Google-able. Now, if you’ve got all this going for you, why no job offers? Do you have a job YET?&#

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The Social Conundrum for HR: Is There One?

Workology

Social Media is exhausting. Let me restate, doing social media right is exhausting. The dark circles were not brought on by conference parties, as many might suspect, but by late night blogging and creations of the next day’s social media strategies. Someone in the circle looked up from her phone and said, “Is anyone else tired of social media?” Is Social Media Hurting HR? Effective Metrics.

2013 115

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

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

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. Social media has revolutionised the way that recruiters work, so is Klout the next step in gaining an edge when sourcing the best talent? To do this, you register your social media accounts to the application (e.g.

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. 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) Your job skills and competencies should be in the top one-fourth of the first page of the resume.

2011 64

Analytics & Execution is Key to Be Taken Seriously in Employer Branding

Workology

I went so far as to publish my phone number in online job and newspaper ads because I was desperate for understanding in the type of recruiting ROI I was getting. Employment Branding is Not Social Media. Social media especially Twitter for recruiting is only one facet of the complexness that these employment-branding pioneers face. This fact in is part to our candidate’s preferences and habits in how they manage their job search.

2015 103

5 QUICK TIPS FOR RE-LAUNCHING YOUR BRAND ON LINKEDIN

Call to Career

Your LinkedIn metrics tell the story. Here are five quick tips: career advancement job search Career Coach Find a job Find a job with social media Job opportunities LinkedInDoes your profile need a refresh? Here is an easy way to find out.

2017 40

Be a Lean, Mean, Creative Recruiting Machine in 2015

Workology

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. These candidates are smarter and more secretive than ever about their 2015 job search. Because of this increased competition combined with the economy, it’s a job seeker’s market. Zappos got a crazy amount of press for the elimination of their job postings. HR Social Media

2015 106

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

13 Common Remote Job Titles Without Location Requirements

Ms. Career Girl

As job seekers enter a promising job market and a historically strong hiring season, it is a prime time for many to start or expand their efforts to find remote work. However, it is a misconception that all remote jobs can be done from any location. In fact, approximately 95% of remote jobs require workers to be based in a certain geographic location , such as a specific city, state, region or country. Social Media Manager.

2020 137

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

10 Tips: Asking For Recommendations On LinkedIn | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

Today the focus is on LinkedIn – the social networking site that many job seekers now call home. Whereas Twitter and Facebook still receive lower marks from many job seekers. That a job seeker has taken the time to get them. Including how to prep references for an upcoming call, how to maintain a strong relationship with your references and how to avoid burning out your references during a long job search.

2010 87

8 Ways To Get Your Resume Noticed By Recruiters

Career Realism

Recruiters can receive hundreds of resumes to review for a single job posting. Thoroughly read the job descriptions and requirements and make sure you understand what the job entails. The job market and technological advancements have changed the way we market ourselves during a job search. Unless you are applying for a job where you need to show a wide-breadth of detailed experience, avoid lengthy resumes.

2019 61

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. 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

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. ’” That’s a good point — none of it matters if you don’t land a job. How can job seekers overcome that stigma?

2012 149

How to Make a Business Case for Hiring Military Veterans #SHRM16

Workology

Look beyond job boards and find ways to engage them. She suggests starting simple using social media chats and Facebook groups to be able to build relationships with military veterans who are transitioning. Measure at periodic intervals like quarterly metrics. It’s easy to overmeasure and be focused on the metrics. You want to make sure that while you are aware of the metrics, it’s not your number 1 focus.

5 Reasons Why Mentorships Help Attorneys Advance Their Careers

Career Realism

The short-term metrics of individual billings, billable hours and associate partner leverage ratios rule, and mentoring doesn’t have a metric. Each individual’s drive to attain and preserve his or her position in accordance with such metrics leaves little room (or time) for the personalized mentoring that turns good young lawyers into better older ones,” he said. Job Search careerHow can mentorships help attorneys advance their careers?

How to Get the Best LinkedIn Recommendations

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? Executive recruiters and hiring authorities routinely source talent through LinkedIn search. In what ways have I helped you do your job? How Much Social Media Is Enough?

6 Ways to Re-Invent Your Résumé with a VisualCV

Careers Done Write

The traditional résumé is not destined to be a thing of the past any time soon; but there is a new kid in town that is giving candidates a huge boost with their job searches. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the new social media is providing a forum for a plethora of ways that candidates can distinguish themselves. Gather metrics. All VisualCVs may either be kept private or shared over the internet via Google and other search engines.

2010 159

3 Flexible Day Jobs For Actors

Career Realism

That is why having a day job with growth potential – or even a parallel career path – in place before that decision needs to be made is so valuable. And worst worst case scenario: If acting ever stops being a feasible or desirable career path, you have something you’re already doing that can be your full-time job. So with that in mind, here is my list of three jobs which can be done as day jobs or as alternative careers, or even developed into businesses.

2013 62

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. I don’t think we’ll see many job seekers in 2017 using old Microsoft resume templates, worn out objective statements, and boring filler words such as “excellent communication skills” or “dedicated professional.” Top 5 Resume Trends In 2017. Work It Daily.

2017 76

7 Phrases To Delete From Your LinkedIn Profile

Career Realism

An interesting practice seems to have cropped up among self-written social media profiles. Phrases that are taboo on resumes like, “Self-motivated team player,” are creeping back into lists of job hunter credentials on LinkedIn. Unfortunately, these mundane, dry, and redundant phrases can make it difficult for you to maximize the power of LinkedIn in a job search. Job Search career

2013 64

Career Management: It Takes a Village

Career Solvers

But nowhere on any of the handouts was there information concerning college career and placement offices…no recommended questions about college career counseling services, requesting information on job placement metrics, or even asking what percentage of students take advantage of the services or report a positive experience. They need strong relationships with employers and they need to be up to speed on the importance of social media in a job search.

2010 48

“Kiss Me I'm Irish” Carnival of HR

Workology

Book Connect Blogging4Jobs HR + Social Media + Job Search = Blogging4Jobs Business Events OKC Featured Networking Gen Y Guest HR Job Search Social Media Categorized | HR , Networking “Kiss Me I’m Irish&# Carnival of HR Posted on 17 March 2010. Value beyond metrics. Bryan Wempen debuts in his first carnival providing us tools to use in the job search.

2010 65