Online Reputation Management FAQs for Executive Job Search

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Fortunately, more and more of my c-suite and senior level executive clients are aware of how important it is for them to have a solid online presence, to land a great-fit new gig. But they often don’t know how to go about building an online footprint. Are You Executive Job Search-Ready?

Executive Brand Online Reputation Management: Relevance, Quality, Diversity, Volume, Consistency

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Executive Brand Online Reputation Management: Relevance, Quality, Diversity, Volume, Consistency is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Want to boost your chances of being found by executive recruiters and hiring authorities sourcing top talent?

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How to Conquer Ageism in Executive Job Search

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Until recently, career professionals relied on a strategy to minimize age in our clients’ documents and online profiles – including only the past 10-15 years of career history and not including dates for education. Numerous aggregator sites pull information about us from various sources.

2016 222

LinkedIn FAQs for Executive Job Search

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As noted in the first in my series of Executive Job Search FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) which focuses on personal branding , I’ve compiled several of the questions/topics that most often come up with my clients. Online reputation management and online presence.

2016 261

Essential Checklist to Optimize LinkedIn For Executive Job Search

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Along with being an essential tool for executive job search, LinkedIn plays an important role in overall career management. Whether or not you’re looking for a new job, are you doing all these things? If You’re Job Hunting Undercover.

2016 284

The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search – Part 3

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Mind Your Online Reputation: The Personal Branding Social Proof Paradigm. A good-looking, well-written resume used to be king and, along with a strong network, just about all an executive needed to land a job. Or a job just fell into your lap through some connection.

2017 146

The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search Part – 4

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Part 3 – Mind Your Online Reputation: The Personal Branding Social Proof Paradigm. By now, most job seekers should be aware of the well-known places to build their brand and online presence – LinkedIn, a personal website or blogsite, Twitter, other social networks, etc.

2017 147

The Online Safety and Privacy Dilemma in Executive Job Search

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Understandably, many job seekers struggle with putting themselves “out there” when they’re building their online footprint by using social media. whether or not they must keep their search confidential because they’re currently employed.

2015 224

5 Common Executive Job Search Dilemmas

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In job search, there are many potential pitfalls that sabotage or prolong the search. Here are 5 challenges facing many executive job seekers, and ways to overcome them: 1. Circumvent the gatekeepers and network into the goldmine of hidden jobs. or anywhere online.

2017 146

If All Else Fails in Executive Job Search, Read the Directions

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The same holds true for executive job search. If you haven’t been in a job search for, say, 5 years or more, you probably don’t have an overall understanding of how it works today. How to Build Personal Brand Content for Executive Job Search.

2016 223

How Strong is Your Executive Brand Online for Job Search?

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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”? Read my post, Online Presence and Personal Brand Management: 5 Things to Remember , for ideas.

2013 227

Executive Job Search: How Blogging Makes You Smarter

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For years I’ve been recommending blogging to my job-seeking c-suite and senior-level executive clients, to help them become highly visible, build credibility as industry thought leaders, and showcase their unique value to target employers (i.e.,

2013 238

Toxic Executive Job Search Beliefs: I don’t need an online presence

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Executive job search is looming imminently in front of you, or you’re already deeply mired in one. You’ve heard that social networking and online presence are important, but they’re just not for you. Publish articles online.

2015 192

Google Plus Profile, Personal Branding and Executive Job Search

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For the past 5 or 6 years, I’ve recommended that my c-suite clients create a Google Profile, along with a brand-supporting, keyword rich LinkedIn Profile , to begin establishing their online presence or extend it. Out-compete job seekers vying for the jobs you want.

2013 232

7 Ways To Contaminate Your Personal Brand and Doom Your Executive Job Search

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Sometimes, bad things happen in executive job search that are beyond your control. And still other times, your lack of understanding of the new world of job search in the digital age can wreak havoc. 7 Ways To Tarnish Your Personal Brand in Executive Job Search.

2017 153

Is Google Plus Useful for Personal Branding and Executive Job Search?

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Many of the c-suite and senior-level executive job seekers I encounter are not familiar with Google+. I suggest they create a Google+ profile , along with a LinkedIn profile , to form a base for online personal branding and building a diverse online presence.

2013 219

Self-Google or Doom Your Executive Job Search

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What I typically find is a very meager online footprint, with very little social networking. Most often, they’ve posted a bare-bones LinkedIn profile, with no summary section, no keyword-rich professional headline, and very little (if any) information under each job title.

2012 219

FREE Twitter Book From Job Search and Career Experts

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Did you know that the vast majority of executive recruiters use social recruiting (including Twitter) to source and assess top talent? So, are you ready to start using Twitter to accelerate your executive job search and build your personal brand? Network to Find Jobs.

How to Write An Irresistible C-suite Executive Resume in 10 Steps

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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 251

How to Balance Personal Branding With Personal SEO

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[This article was first posted for my gig as the Personal Branding Expert on Job-Hunt.org.]. Both personal branding and personal SEO are critical pieces for successful job search in the digital age, and they go hand in hand. More About Personal SEO and Executive Job Search.

2016 146

How Do I Find a Job in the “Hidden” Job Market?

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You’ve probably heard about the hidden executive job market, but do you really know what it is, why it exists, and how to take advantage of it? No one knows for sure how many jobs are unlisted, but it’s estimated to be around 80 – 90%.

2014 284

Is Your Online Presence Strong Enough to Compete?

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Some job seekers just don’t get how much executive job search has changed over the past several years. A spot-on, value-driven executive resume alone probably won’t land you the job you want. Like it or not, the digital age has impacted job search.

Help! My LinkedIn Skills and Endorsements Are a Mess

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He was just starting his job search, had posted the new LinkedIn content I had written for him, and was aggressively leveraging all LinkedIn features: “I have had quite a few people ‘endorse’ me on LinkedIn, but they often endorse me for skills I did not list.

2015 253

10 Years on LinkedIn – Why It’s Still Indispensable To Me

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How LinkedIn Remains Invaluable To Me, and To All Executive Job Seekers. So I joined and connected with a handful of people I knew well, and I did what many of my executive job-seeking clients do. Job seekers need LinkedIn as much as business owners.

2017 184

5 Reasons Your LinkedIn Profile Isn’t Working

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LinkedIn is an excellent tool for both passive and proactive executive job search. Most of my c-suite and senior-level executive clients are not actively job-searching. A bare-bones profile with only job titles and education will do very little for you.

2015 245

How a Robust Online Presence Helps You Land The Best Executive Jobs

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Executive recruiters and hiring decision makers routinely search for social proof (or online evidence) to corroborate the claims candidates make about themselves in their personal marketing materials (resume, biography, cover letters, etc.). Are You Executive Job Search-Ready?

2017 195

15 Savvy Tips To Boost LinkedIn Profile Views

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More profile views means more people may be sending job leads your way, or otherwise help you with your job search and career. To get more views on LinkedIn – and more potential job leads – your profile needs to be highly visible and findable. Pump up your job titles.

2017 194

Give To Get the Best LinkedIn Recommendations

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Executive recruiters and hiring professionals routinely source talent through LinkedIn. If you’re making things up, or stretching the truth, to make them look good, eventually it will catch up with you and jeopardize your reputation. In what ways did I help you do your job?

Why You Need to Self-Google Once a Week

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In executive job search, you need to build and safeguard your online personal brand and online reputation. Your search results can be the deciding factor in whether they reach out to you, or cross you off their lists.

2014 252

FREE eBook on Smart Personal Branding with LinkedIn

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In 2009 I wrote a little ebook for Job-Hunt.org on using LinkedIn for personal branding and executive job search. The new title is “Smart Personal Branding with LinkedIn – How to Use LinkedIn to Build Your Personal Brand and Land a New Job Faster!”.

2017 158

The Value of Blogging Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn

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Blogging is one of the most powerful ways to demonstrate your subject matter expertise, and communicate your good-fit qualities for the jobs you’re seeking along with something of your personality. Include links to other Pulse posts or other online sources in your posts.

2016 183

7 Things Successful Executive Job Seekers Know

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Job search for executives — and the c-suite, in particular — doesn’t look or work the way it did even a few years ago. Whether you’re getting ready for a career move or stuck in a protracted, daunting job search, getting on the right track is critical.

2013 255

5 Must-Do’s To Land More Executive Job Interviews

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When you’re in executive job search mode, landing a coveted interview is like hitting the jackpot. Sometimes you’re lucky, and job interviews come easily, despite your lack of focused and concerted effort. 2 Important Executive Job Search Caveats.

2017 146

Online Presence and Personal Brand Management: 5 Things to Remember

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Your online presence, or lack of it, matters in senior-level executive job search. It matters for most every job seeker, at any level. They want to quickly and easily find relevant, supporting information about you online, to help them determine whether to interview you.

2013 241

How to Use the New LinkedIn for Executive Personal Branding – Part 1

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This 3-part series on LinkedIn, personal branding and executive job search includes: Part 1. Tapping into LinkedIn’s Jobs Pages. LinkedIn and Confidential Job Search. ?. Whether or not you’re willing to accept and embrace them, the digital age and social media will impact your job search. Even used well, the job boards typically yield a dismal estimated 3-5% success rate. that people sourcing candidates like you.

2013 209

How To Exploit the New LinkedIn for Best SEO

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If you’re actively searching for executive jobs, you need to pay attention, and adapt, to the subtle changes in how your profile content is displayed. Let’s talk a little about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and job search.

2017 130

Is the Executive Resume Dead or Dying?

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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. Only an estimated 3-5% of jobs come through job boards.

2011 269

5 Key Elements of a Strong Online Personal Brand

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5 Key Elements of a Strong Online Personal Brand is a post from: Executive Career Brand. What job seeker doesn’t? The better your online reputation, the better you position yourself online, and the stronger your presence online, the more appealing you’ll be to these people.

2012 230

How to Use the New LinkedIn for Executive Personal Branding – Part 2

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In Part 1 of this 3-part series on LinkedIn, personal branding and executive job search I covered: Why All Executives Need to be on LinkedIn. Tapping into LinkedIn’s Jobs Pages. LinkedIn and Confidential Job Search. Again, these are your relevant keywords and phrases – the SEO-friendly terms that reinforce your brand and value, and help people sourcing candidates land on your profile when they search those keywords.

2013 185

Today’s Executive Job Search Toolkit

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Today’s Executive Job Search Toolkit is a post from: Executive Career Brand. You may figure that connecting with a few executive recruiters is the only other thing you’ll need to do to make that job come to you. Only an estimated 3-5% of jobs are filled through job boards.

2011 224

16 Deadly Executive Job Search Mistakes

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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 270

Blog Comments: Part of Your Online Executive Brand Communications Plan

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Blog Comments: Part of Your Online Executive Brand Communications Plan is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Every strong executive brand has an online identity that follows these 5 guidelines: Relevance, Quality, Diversity, Volume, Consistency. If you’ve been even an occasional follower and reader of this blog, you know that recruiters and the hiring decision makers at your target employers are searching online when they source and assess talent.

2011 159

Executive Brand Resume: Differentiate Your ROI Value Above the Fold

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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. I use the word “resume&# loosely to refer to whatever career marketing materials are the first things people see about you – online or on paper. and your online footprint in general. Understand that search engines pay most attention to the top part of any web page.

2010 145