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5 More Tips for Leveraging Your Social Networks in Your Job Search

Career Alley

You know that old saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” While I don’t believe the first part of the saying (because what you don’t know will eventually catch up with you), the second part could not be more true with today’s social networks. While “who you know” has always been important, it has never been easier to leverage your network with services like LinkedIn and other social networks.

Professional Social Networking

Career Alley

Twitter is for people you want to know” – Author Unknown – Via socialmediatoday.com & Via Jay Baer, Convince & Convert. As technology continues to advance, social media platforms such as, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, continue to rule the web. Depending on where in your life you are, you may have to screen your Facebook and Twitter accounts more carefully. Good luck in your search. Social Disaster – is your Job Search Safe?

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Utilizing all Social Networking Outlets for Your Job Search

Career Alley

These days if you do not have a computer or e-mail address, good luck hearing back from anyone for a job. According to a study by Reppler , 69 percent of employers have hired or rejected a potential candidate because of their social network profiles. One of these resources is the Internet and access to candidates’ social networking profiles. Twitter and Facebook are different concerns when seeking a job. Networking through Friends.

Social Networking and Your Job Search

Professional Resume Services

Social networking is one of the fastest growing forms of communication and advertisement. In order to have the best odds at getting a job you need to take advantage of social networking as well as creating an impressive resume and acing the interview. The best way to use social networking for a job is to have a LinkedIn profile. Do not say vulgar or offensive things that could jeopardize your chance at getting the job.

Leveraging Social Media in Your Job Search

Career Alley

Business social network sites allow you to either reconnect or stay connected to current and past friends, college alumni, industry contacts, coworkers and former colleagues. Social Media Facebook Job Search LinkedIn Networking Social Networks Twitter

Dealing with Social Networking Burnout

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? We’re spreading ourselves too thin between LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and other online forums. The more social networking commitments we have, the harder it is to balance them all and leverage each one well.

Careers In Marketing: Utilizing Social Networking To Improve Your Job Prospects

Career Alley

During college, social networking sites are mostly about connecting with friends, and deciding what to do on the weekend. After graduation however, the way you use social networking can change into something that helps you find the job of choice. All it takes is a little imagination and a change of attitude about what social networking sites can do for you. In the real world, you need to make your job connections where you can.

What Social Network Do You Use For Your Job Search? #UROpinion

The Undercover Recruiter

In this week’s #UROpinion, we asked you: What social network do you use for your job search? People generally use Linkedin as a hub for connecting with relevant industry contacts and viewing vacancies posted to the network. However, alternative platforms, such as job boards and other popular social networks may also posess great ways of […]. What Social Network Do You Use For Your Job Search?

Job Searching on Social Networks – Yay or Nay?

Workology

With the explosion of social media it seems that individuals and companies alike are using social networks to make personal and business connections. From tweeting customer complaints to maintaining photo albums on Facebook, it has become the norm to take everyday tasks to a social medium. But what about job searching? Countless employers and recruiters are present on Twitter, Facebook and now maybe even Google+. Why Social May Not Be the Solution.

55 Top Job Search Experts To Follow On Twitter

Executive Career Brand

55 Top Job Search Experts To Follow On Twitter is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Don’t have time for Twitter? One very good reason to dive into Twitter if you’re in executive job search, or think you may be soon, is to learn about today’s challenging job search landscape from the experts, by following them and listening. Even if you do nothing else with Twitter. every aspect of job search.

How to Use Twitter for Personal Branding and Executive Job Search, Part 1

Executive Career Brand

I recently did an interview with a writer for Money Magazine on using Twitter for personal branding and job search. In Part 1 of this two-part series, I’ll talk about: The value of Twitter for executive job search, How to get started, How to follow the right Twitter folks, and. In Part 2, I’ll cover: Tips on finding potent tweets and retweets, Building a Twitter strategy, and. Why Twitter for Executive Job Search?

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Your Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Networking

Career Alley

Network, Network, Network – the most important three words in job search. According to a report from ABC News, 80% of today’s jobs are landed through networking. You know that old saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”and this could not be more true for finding your next job. While “who you know” has always been important, it has never been easier to leverage your network with services like LinkedIn and other social networks.

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Dear Potential Employer, Please Access My Social Network

Workology

Social Media Best Practices for Hiring & Screening on Facebook. Companies are asking perspective job seekers for access to their personal and private information online. Companies have been using social networking sites as a form of online background check. I coined the term Social Media Discrimination , and this my friends is another chapter in the many ridiculous ways companies are using social networks as a form of background check to disqualify candidates.

How to Use Twitter for Personal Branding and Executive Job Search, Part 2

Executive Career Brand

This two-part series on Twitter for personal branding and executive job search is the culmination of an interview and communications with a journalist writing an article for Money Magazine. In Part 1, I talked about: The value of Twitter for executive job search, How to get started, How to follow the right Twitter folks, and. In Part 2 here, I’m covering: Tips on finding potent tweets and retweets, Building a Twitter strategy, and.

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10 Steps to Executive Job Search Success

Executive Career Brand

Many of the c-suite and senior-level executives I work with haven’t faced a job search in 5, 10 or even 15 years or more. If they’ve changed jobs over that time, they were sought after by executive recruiters and managed to circumvent the job search process. And there are those who truly have job security, at least for the time being, but are dissatisfied with their job or their company. Embrace Social Media. Prepare to Ace Job Interviews.

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Executive Job Search: Update Your LinkedIn Network

Executive Career Brand

Executive Job Search: Update Your LinkedIn Network is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Your LinkedIn network is notified of your updates, keeping you top of mind with them, if you set up this action in “Settings&#. Activities with your networks or LinkedIn Groups. LinkedIn: Best Tactic for Undercover Executive Job Search. Stalled Executive Job Search? Get Busy on LinkedIn and Twitter.

FREE Twitter Book From Job Search and Career Experts

Executive Career Brand

Did you know that the vast majority of executive recruiters use social recruiting (including Twitter) to source and assess top talent? And that many employers tweet about their new product and service launches (great for researching your target companies and industry ), other business news, and job opportunities? So, are you ready to start using Twitter to accelerate your executive job search and build your personal brand? Network to Find Jobs.

Twitter Job Search Help From Career Experts

Executive Career Brand

How would you like to get free advice from job search experts. On topics ranging from personal branding, targeting and working with executive recruiters, to best job networking and interviewing strategies, and so much more. . Job Search Focus. Includes career assessments (formal and informal), personal branding, informational interviews (for career focus), job shadowing, mentor relationships, internship, or volunteering. Finding Jobs: Networking.

Essential Checklist to Optimize LinkedIn For Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Along with being an essential tool for executive job search, LinkedIn plays an important role in overall career management. They don’t seem to realize that LinkedIn is a primary destination for people who are sourcing and assessing good-fit job candidates and people to do business with. Whether or not you’re looking for a new job, are you doing all these things? Be ever-mindful of Personal SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and keyword density in your profile content.

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Twin Twitter Executive Job Search Tips

Executive Career Brand

Twin Twitter Executive Job Search Tips is a post from: Executive Career Brand. You’ve got a good handle on today’s executive job search. You know what you need to do to land your next job, and you’ve set about doing it. Started connecting with these key people through cold contact, introductions, LinkedIn and/or other networking methods. Take your social networking beyond LinkedIn and at least dabble with Twitter.

How Many LinkedIn Connections Are Good For Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

And, once you reach the 500+ connections mark, your profile ranks higher in search results, making you more visible and findable. Why a Minimal, Anemic LinkedIn Profile Can Actually Hurt Your Executive Job Search. You appear to be out-of-date with the new world of work, and not social media-savvy. Your competitors in the job market may be more savvy than you, using LinkedIn to their best advantage. Executive Job Search and Personal Branding Help.

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3 Social Media Ways to Build Your Executive Job Search Network

Executive Career Brand

Networking has always been the best way to land an executive job. Along with maintaining strong ties to your network throughout your career, when you’re in active job search mode, you’ll need to cast a far-reaching net to encompass new, targeted connections. Step one in planning your job search campaign is researching and targeting 15-20 companies that will be a mutual good fit. Search for each company on your target list.

These 30 Social Networking Blunders Can Derail Your Job Search

Catherines Career Corner

Written by Catherine Adenle “In this difficult job market, online networking is an important piece of the puzzle for workers wishing to build professional relationships, and ultimately, connect with their next great job,” said Liz Harvey, senior director of online products [.] Related posts: Can Linkedin, Facebook or Twitter Get You a Job? 21 Ways to Sabotage Your Job Search. Social Networking Sites for Job Search.

The Social Networking Mistake That Could Hurt Your Job Search

Career Realism

Using the Internet has become a great resource to job seekers but it also comes with its own set of pitfalls – especially in regards to social networking. It’s easy to think that you’re just venting to friends and family until you find out later it’s costing you a job. #1 1 Social Networking Mistake. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking just because it’s social media that it’s casual. Complete a Google search on your name.

How Social Networking Sites Can Help You Land Your Next Job

Resume Bear

You’re likely aware of the necessary precautions to take when posting certain information to your Facebook or Twitter profile. After all, a scandalous picture or status update can doom your chances of bagging a respectable job, especially as more and more hiring managers take to social networking sites to screen prospective employees. No matter what a search result yields when you enter your name, it’s nice to have control over this content.

Executive Job Search: How Recruiters Find You

Executive Career Brand

Executive Job Search: How Recruiters Find You is a post from: Executive Career Brand. In my initial conversation with prospective c-level clients, we discuss the current job search landscape. It often comes as a surprise to them that today so many recruiters and hiring authorities use LinkedIn and other social media to find and assess good-fit candidates more than any other method. 64% will expand social recruiting programs to two or more social media channels.

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Transitioning Military Leaders: Differentiate Yourself in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

My answers to her spot-on questions — including links to other posts I’ve written — form the basis of a solid roadmap for successful job search. Why is it so vital for senior executives to use social media as part of their executive job search? Those with a more far-reaching online footprint (that is, more relevant search results for their name) are viewed as more desirable than those with limited or non-existent online presence. that is, networking?

Social Recruiting and Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Are you a senior-level executive still hesitating to embrace social networking for your job search and healthy career management? Did you know that more than 90% of employers will use social networks and social media to find talent in 2012? Social recruiting has become a necessary and highly effective way for them to quickly assess a large candidate pool and identify good-fit talent. 54% now use Twitter.

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Twitter Help and Strategies for Executive Job Search and Personal Branding

Executive Career Brand

Twitter Help and Strategies for Executive Job Search and Personal Branding is a post from: Executive Career Brand. . Thinking about diving into Twitter, but you don’t think you have the time, or you don’t think it’s worth spending any time on? Maybe you’re a little afraid of it, if you’re not at all social media savvy. I love Twitter. Twitter Personal Branding Strategy — The Beauty of a Re-Tweet.

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Joining the Right Social Networks for a 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 7 Tips to Help You Customize Every Resume 5 Things Boomers Should Know When Sending Their Children to College How To Work With A Recruiter – Guidelines Job Hunting After 50 – Move Ahead of the Kids! And none have the same type of social network members.

Twitter Personal Branding Time-Saving Tips

Executive Career Brand

In my practice, I rarely come across executive job seekers who are actively leveraging Twitter to help them land jobs. The few who even have Twitter accounts put up a few tweets initially, and then let it go. Their Twitter stream stopped dead months or years ago. A Twitter account that’s collecting cobwebs says “I don’t really know much or care to know about social media and the new world of work.”. 3 Strategies to Leverage the Value of Twitter.

3 Ways To Make Your Online Networking Count

Executive Career Brand

The best way to land your next great-fit gig is networking – fortified by targeting and personal branding built around your value to target employers. Along with so many other aspects of executive job search in the digital age, networking has changed and expanded. Sticking solely to older methods — phone calls, in-person networking events, snail mail, etc. Neglecting social networking has damaging effects: You’ll seriously limit avenues to opportunities.

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Social Networking for Career Success, A CNN “Top 10 Job Tweeter”

Resume Bear

It’s a good thing, because this isn’t your mother or father’s job hunt. Job seekers need to understand applicant-tracking systems (ATSs), compete with hundreds of others for the same job and often guess at the best approaches for submitting a resume, interviewing and following up after the interview. Are you using social media tools well enough to help your cause? Most job seekers don’t need actual votes for a chance at an opportunity.

Executive Job Search Advice From the Experts

Executive Career Brand

I’m very flattered and grateful to be included among such heavy hitters in Career Sherpa’s (Hannah Morgan) “ 50+ Best Websites For Job Search 2017 “ WOW! Hannah is a nationally recognized author and speaker on all things job search, with a weekly column in U.S. You’ll find websites focusing on these critical job search issues: Salary Research. Job Search Advice. Social Media Job Search.

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How Strong is Your Executive Brand Online for Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

Aside from your LinkedIn profile – if you have one – how many relevant search results will executive recruiters and hiring decision makers find when they Google “your name”? If you have no compelling search results supporting your executive brand, or your online footprint consists only of your LinkedIn profile, you may be sabotaging your chances of being noticed and qualified as a good-fit candidate. 78% have made a hire through social media.

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Executive Job Search: The Old Way (Networking) Still Works Best

Executive Career Brand

Executive Job Search: The Old Way (Networking) Still Works Best is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Are you gungho to embrace the new way – online job search? In my experience, many executives think that job search in the digital age means they need to spend most of their time posting their resume to as many job boards as possible, and continually check email and voicemail to see if they received any interview requests.

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6 Alternatives to Job Search Boards

Career Alley

Without a doubt, job search boards are the number one tool that people use for their job search. Which is exactly why you should be looking at some of the other job search alternatives that are available to you. Let’s face it, crowds of job searchers means more competition (which is not what you want when conducting a job search). Another reason to use alternatives is that some jobs posted on job search boards are not real jobs.

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5 Tips to Digitize your Job Search

Career Alley

For those of you fortunate enough to never have had to type your resume on a typewriter, you don’t realize how difficult and time-consuming job hunting was in the pre-digital days. We now have different challenges in managing digital job search. “Speed to market” is now the name of the game, along with leveraging digital tools and your professional network. To those who master these skills, the job market is all yours. Job Search Career Tips

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Personal Branding and Executive Job Search Book — Second Edition

Executive Career Brand

I’ve just completed the second edition of my ebook, 23 Ways You Sabotage Your Executive Job Search and How Your Brand Will Help You Land. A practical guide to executive branding, marketing your ROI value and navigating the new world of job search. Updates to the content reflect the ever-changing nature of social media and job search in the digital age. ” If you can find time to use only one social network, it has to be LinkedIn.

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Updated for 2016: 101+ Top Holiday Job Search Tips eBook

Executive Career Brand

Yes, the holidays are one of the BEST times to land a job, or make strides toward landing first thing in the New Year. mostly because so many job seekers think it’s one of the WORST times. If you job hunt during the holiday season, you’ll have much less competition. Guide To Help You Land a Job During the Holidays. A few years ago, online job search guru and publisher of Job-Hunt.org Susan P. What is Job-Hunt.org and Who Are the Job-Hunt Experts?

2016 108

How To Effectively Expand Your Network For Job Search Success

Career Realism

Networking is vital to job search success. Networking can lead to referrals, identifying jobs that aren't yet posted, and securing informational interviews. Networking platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter are tools that can help you effectively expand your network. Building Your Social Network via GIPHY Online or offline, the goal of networking is to build relationships. Remember that networking is a two-way street.

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Online Reputation Management FAQs for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Those candidates are providing better “ social proof ” of their value, and they present as more up to date with the digital age and the new world of work. I’ve written two previous posts in this series of Executive Job Search FAQs: LinkedIn FAQs. Executive Job Search FAQs in general. whether or not you need to keep your search confidential because you’re currently employed. Posting LinkedIn network updates. Are You Executive Job Search-Ready?

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. With the above items under your belt, you’re ready to start networking your way into opportunities at your target companies. Twitter.

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