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 174

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 90

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 131

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. Concrete metrics are crucial- the more you have, the more credible you seem.

2016 83

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

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.

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 73

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. 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 199

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. LinkedIn, the Professional Job Search Network. Job Feeds. An ATS is the online portal where a candidate applies for a job opening.

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.

Are You Making This Hilarious Resume Mistake?

Professional Resume Services

Our choice of words can alert an applicant screening system that we are a potential candidate by using the keywords it is searching for. You want your resume to stand out, right? But not when it stands out as a shining example of what not to do on a resume.

2014 199

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. That is, they source and assess candidates through Google search, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media.

2017 203

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!

2012 186

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. How to Define Your Personal Brand for Executive Job Search.

2015 185

President-CEO-COO Manufacturing Turnarounds Executive Resume Branding

Executive Career Brand

Because he’s not in a confidential search, he wanted me to use his real name here. I have strong marketing and sales skills, and world-class expertise across all aspects of engineering, manufacturing, materials, quality, systems, and especially JIT/Demand Flow Technology/LEAN.&#.

2011 165

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.

2017 204

Did My Resume End up in the Black Hole?

Resume Bear

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. Today’s job market is about visibility and differentiation.

2011 256

7 Ways Your Resume Will Be Judged Post-Interview

Career Realism

The first will be a cursory, “broad strokes” pass by either an Applicant Tracking System or a person to filter out the clearly unqualified and compile a list of interviewees. Lack Of Match-Up Between Job Titles And Actual Responsibilities.

2016 83

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. Include Metrics And Data. Job Search Resume

2015 114

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

4 Tips On Backing Up Your Soft Skills With Hard Facts

Career Realism

While soft skills are important to employers, simply labelling the resume with these words or saying it at the job interview won’t produce much results. Here’s what you have to do on the resume and at the job interview: 1.

2015 114

Receiving 100s Of Rejections To Your Applications? Read This!

Career Realism

I am sure you must be very frustrated when you receive 100s of rejections to your job applications. It’s just the system that is rigged. Related: How To Turn Job Rejection Into An Advantage. Fake Jobs! Yes, I just said it; fake jobs!

2016 83

How to Fix Four Common Resume Mistakes

Career Solvers

If so, it may be time to perform a checkup on your resume to improve the overall health of your job-search campaign. The job description. These resumes list job responsibilities galore and often look like the writer literally cut and pasted their job description into the resume.

2011 89

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.

Switching Careers at the Executive Level

Jennifer Anthony

In fact, according to Execunet’s 2009 Executive Job Market Intelligence Report, 94 percent of the senior-level executives surveyed would consider switching industries. Of course, you won’t have decades to get the job done.

2009 158

When Your Resume Is Useless And When It Is Useful

Tim's Strategy

I smile and ask: “What job are you applying for?” I give it a cursory look for achievement metrics and style points and usually say, “It’s fine as is; but I could give you a better critique if you were applying for a specific position”. This is a guest post by Randy Block.

2013 106

Could Your Executive Resume Actually Be Too Short?

Jennifer Anthony

Fast forward to the rapid-fire job market of today, and you’ll find that things have changed considerably. Job seekers have more information than ever before to incorporate into an executive resume. Recent Posts Does Your Cover Letter Match the Job You Are Applying For?

2009 130

Unemployed 2009-Go to Market For You

Career Brander

Career Brander Blog About Career Brander « Career Brander Blog Jobs is a four letter word » Unemployed 2009-Go to Market For You Published August 7, 2009 Uncategorized Leave a Comment Tags: go to market for you , job search , personal branding Over the past several months, I’ve had the opportunity to be the featured speaker to several different groups of unemployed professionals. Each individual is at a very different point in their job search.

2009 100

If the Job Fits, Test It First

Workology

Pre-employment testing provides companies with a way to clearly evaluate a job candidate’s skill using an online test process to determine their true qualifications beyond the resume or the interview. There is no perfect system out of the box. If the Job Fits, Test It First.

2012 133

How Do the Best Executive Resumes Win Interviews?

Career Realism

In the midst of an executive job search but gaining little to no traction? Powerfully written, superior-quality executive resumes—those that clearly position job seekers as must-have leaders in their field—contain specific language that distinguishes candidates at a high career level.

2012 105

“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.

2010 85

“Kiss Me I'm Irish” Carnival of HR | Blogging4Jobs

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.

2010 79

terse answer Thursday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

As this is a phone sales job, I am finding myself increasingly irritated and uncomfortably warm. My question is centered around the delivery of employee performance metrics. It doesn’t seem fair to me to give an employee specific feedback on metrics they were not previously informed would be tracked and monitored (although the metrics are for things that they should already understand are relevant to how their performance is assessed).

2013 56

6 Reasons Why Your Resume Isn’t Getting A Response

Career Realism

It can be hard to ascertain if it’s your resume, the job market, or who knows what else when you’re job searching and your phone just isn’t ringing. Many job seekers have called us and said “I think it’s my resume, but I’m not sure ….” Ditch the objective statement and utilize a job target/job title and personal branding statement instead. Your career summary is full of fluff and filler words that could apply to every job seeker on the market.

2014 88

3 Steps To A Dollar-Driven Resume That Grabs An Employer’s Attention

Career Realism

Readying your resume for a leadership or executive job search ? If you’re an executive in the midst of a job hunt, you’ll find that writing a dollar-driven resume will help gain more interest from employers.

2013 83

where are they now: 5 reader updates

Ask A Manager

The reader applying to a job that wanted letters, not phone calls, from references (#5 at the link). Thanks to your answer and the very thoughtful answers in the comments section, I decided to use a reference from another job in place of the reference who didn’t want to write a letter. The reference I ended up using was older but was from a job that better matched the responsibilities of the position. I got the job and have been in the position for three months now.

2013 62

my manager asked me if this is the right job for me, requests for online reviews when you’d rather decline, and more

Ask A Manager

My manager asked me to think about if this is the right job for me. My manager has asked me “to think if this is really the right job for me.” ” What she is saying is that she doesn’t think it is the right job for me, and this isn’t the first time she has asked this question. I have been looking for another job, and would love to move from my current situation. Our Analyst talks about system issues, and he does well.

2014 61

16 months after leaving job, still getting hassled by old boss

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 16 months after leaving job, still getting hassled by old boss March 2, 2011 We recently talked about how long it’s reasonable to answer questions from a past employer after you’ve left. They’re simply metrics for internal use.

2011 92

Announcing: Brazen Careerist Top 50 Places to Work | Penelope.

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Announcing: Brazen Careerist Top 50 Places to Work Posted to: Job Hunt December 16th, 2009 Del.icio.us Anyone can go to a place like Payscale and find out what other people in a similar geographic location are getting paid for a similar job. And many companies are taking advantage of the job market to pay as little as possible and get bargain priced talent. Is this your first time here?

2009 72