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

As technology continues to advance, social media platforms such as, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, continue to rule the web. When we find ourselves in times like these, when unemployment is high, people are prolonging retirement, and students continue to graduate into an unstable economy, it’s important that we realize the benefit of using these social networking websites. Know Whom To Request Recommendations From. Good luck in your search.


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5 Tips for Successful Job Search Networking

Career Alley

As you add contacts (or renew old contacts) during your job search, you should also “refresh” your relationships on a regular basis while looking for a job. For friends, relatives and business acquaintances, it is as easy as reminding them that you’re out there looking for a job. If they know you they already know that you are looking for a job, so a simple email (or phone call) will usually suffice. Good luck in your search, Joey.

2014 248

Your Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Planning

Career Alley

There are some basic tips you can follow to target your job search that will minimize the time spent and maximize the results. Planning for you job search should be on the top of your list and you should have your plan (or a high level approach) completed before you start sending your resume to potential employers. How you spend your time during your job search is critical. You should also evaluate time spent on job search tasks versus results.

2015 292

Give To Get the Best LinkedIn Recommendations

Executive Career Brand

If you’ve ever been in the position of assessing candidates for your employer (or as an employer), you know how impressed you are with those who offer stellar recommendations, whether on their personal marketing documents (resume, bio, etc.) Why are LinkedIn Recommendations So Important? If you have no recommendations, or anemic ones, they may question your viability. Good recommendations support your personal brand and ROI to the employers you’re targeting.

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.

2016 195

5 Common Executive Job Search Dilemmas

Executive Career Brand

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. Anyone can easily find your age within the first several pages of search results for “your name”, now that such personal information exists about each of us online, on numerous aggregator sites. Circumvent the gatekeepers and network into the goldmine of hidden jobs.

2017 121

5 Mistakes That Can Derail Your Confidential Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Whether you foresee a layoff coming, have decided to move to another company, or you’re pursuing a career transition, chances are you’ll be conducting a stealth job search. You want to hang on to your existing job, while you’re looking for another one. If your search is found out by your employer, you may find yourself ushered out the door, before you’re ready. Maintaining confidentiality in a job search is a delicate thing.

2013 165

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. How to Get the Best LinkedIn Recommendations. LinkedIn: Best Tactic for Undercover Executive Job Search. Stalled Executive Job Search?

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.

How Do I Rebuild My Network for Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

4 Steps to Revive and Expand Your Network. Many of my executive job seeking clients ask me that question when we first connect. We discuss the fact that, by far, networking is the best way to land a job and that job boards yield dismal results. They’re concerned, and rightly so, that they neglected their network once they landed their current or most recent job. 4 Steps to Revive and Expand Your Network. Reconnect with your existing network.

2016 139

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.

2015 185

Using LinkedIn For Confidential Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Do you have the same fear that many of my c-level executive clients have when I tell them they need a branded, 100% complete LinkedIn profile and to fully leverage all the social network has to offer? If they’re employed, they worry that their employer, or someone at work, will see their activity and know they’re looking for a new job. As an undercover job seeker, they may not be able to be as proactive as those who are not employed.

2012 160

Don’t Overlook LinkedIn Company Pages for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Once you’ve determined which companies you’re targeting for your job search, you’ll need to research each one for various information: Services and/or products. Job openings. Among the myriad of places to conduct your research (Hoovers, Glassdoor, job boards, company websites, etc.), One reason is that many companies offer employees at all levels monetary incentives when they’ve recommended candidates who are hired.

2014 151

Executive Job Search: How Blogging Makes You Smarter

Executive Career Brand

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., I’ve blogged about blogging many times, comparing the way it impacts my own business marketing efforts to the way it will benefit job seekers’ personal and career marketing.

2013 156

LinkedIn Guide for Executive Branding and Job Search

Executive Career Brand

LinkedIn Guide for Executive Branding and Job Search is a post from: Executive Career Brand. No question that LinkedIn is THE place for executives to re-connect with co-workers and colleagues, connect with new faces (including recruiters and hiring decision makers), extend their brands and ROI value, find job-hunting advice and resources, and uncover leads and opportunities to land their next great gig. Build Your Network. Update Your LinkedIn Network.

2010 172

Google Plus Profile, Personal Branding and Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

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. Google launched Google+ in June 2011, in a big attempt to outdistance Facebook, “ as a ‘social layer’ consisting of not just a single site, but rather an overarching ‘layer’ which covers many of its online properties.”

2013 159

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. They’re attracted to candidates who have quality recommendations on their profiles. Best tip to get the best recommendations?

My Secret Job Search – Tips on Keeping Your Job Search Secret

Career Alley

So, looking for a job in many cases must be kept as a secret. Not from everyone, but certainly from your current employer (assuming they’ve not asked you to look for a job). And while you may set out, in all good faith (no pun intended), to keep your job search a secret from your employer, there are so many ways you might get caught if you are not careful. Also, don’t make job search related calls from work. Good luck in your search.

2011 226

5 Tips for Leveraging Social Media in Your Job Search

Career Alley

One of the well-known ways to land a new job is to network. Whether networking with colleagues from work, friends, professors from school, or in other areas, networking plays a vital role; giving us access to people who can recommend us for positions or simply inform us of them. With social media proliferating society, networking using social media may now be one of the best ways to market yourself to potential hiring managers. jobs by.

5 Things Executive Recruiters Want: Executive Job Search Best Practices

Executive Career Brand

According to a recent survey by ExecuNet , a private membership organization supporting senior-level executive job seekers with job opportunities, resources and job search help, top recruiters identified several clearcut do’s and don’ts: 1. Because so many executive job seekers don’t take the time to include a targeted cover letter, those who do include one are more likely to stand out. Nearly half recommended giving a salary range.

2012 141

5 Job Search Tips for Prospective Graduates

Career Alley

As the job market continues to struggle, the need to remain competitive remains crucial for new and prospective graduates. Students must develop a proactive strategy for their job searches if they are to expect to gain an advantage. Here are a few tips for prospective graduates looking to get the most out of their job search this spring: Start Early. Network. Many professionals find their next job because of someone they know.

2011 207

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.

2019 59

Personal Marketing for Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Personal Marketing for Job Search is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Continuing with my mission to introduce job hunters to bloggers they may not know about — but should — I’m focusing today on Tim Tyrell-Smith (@ TimsStrategy on Twitter). The Career Sherpa: Job Search Navigation Expert – Hannah Morgan (@ careersherpa on Twitter). ? Happy Fourth Birthday to the Job Mob blog! Know what you are looking for in the next job.

2011 155

Using Social Media for Your Job Search

Career Alley

Job seekers are increasingly turning to social media to find employers who are hiring. For many, social media websites are the new classified ads. Besides LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, popular social sites like Facebook and Twitter have become useful job search tools. If you’re wondering how to use social media to land a job, here are some tips and strategies: LinkedIn. Good luck in your search.

Is Your Online Reputation Ruining Your Job Search?

Career Makeover Coach

It’s no longer just your resume and references you have to worry about during your job search. You may have a dozen letters that give you a glowing recommendation, but one less than favorable item from a social networking account or Google search could create a roadblock in your job search. Job Search Personal Branding Resources, Tools, and Tips branding online reputation social media tag1

2011 171

6 Great Smartphone Apps for Job Search

Career Alley

According to an infographic on Beyond.com ( The Online Job Search Goes Mobile ), 77% of Job Seekers Use Mobile Job Search Apps. That is a huge number, and if you are in the 23% category (those not using mobile job search apps), you are at a serious disadvantage. Those who apply to jobs first have the best chance at an interview (assuming you are qualified). Sounds good, but which Android job search apps should you use?

2014 282

Selling Yourself Short – 5 Ways to Promote Your Job Search

Career Alley

When you are looking for a job, it is no time to be modest. And did I mention your network? Your Network – In this case I’m talking about your friends, family and professional acquaintances. But not everyone in your network is equally informed and they can’t effectively help you find a job if they don’t have all of the information. Try to have some of your former coworkers submit a recommendation on LinkedIn for you.

2011 207

Five Myths About Job Searching:


#1: The smartest person always gets the job. In today’s economy, an employer wants to know that, if required, you are able to complete a wide range of jobs. Having transferrable skills, a can do attitude and a willingness to learn and be involved in all aspects of the business is key to nailing the job interview. #2: Do not get discouraged if you feel that you lack the right skills to get a new job. 4: Applying for jobs online is the only way to find a new job.

Social Networking, Resume Samples, Job Interviews: Best of 2010

Tim's Strategy

To make sure you are all caught up and well educated. It includes posts on job interviews, social networking, resume samples and cover letters. Despite our new modern and digital world of job searching, you still need a resume. Frankly, it’s confusing for the average job seeker. Because after a resume, the only thing more hated in the job search process is the cover letter. You can read the job interview week summary here.

2010 85

How to Use LinkedIn Wisely During Job Search

Ms. Career Girl

The post How to Use LinkedIn Wisely During Job Search appeared first on Ms. LinkedIn, the social networking website geared toward professionals and job-seekers, is the perfect place to hone your targeted approach to job searching. Over 80% of job openings are never advertised to the general public. Here’s a look at how to use LinkedIn effectively during your job search. Use Your Dream Job as a Guide for Your Profile.

2016 124

Building, Maintaining and Using Your Network for Job Searches

Career Alley

The way to find a job is changing and it is becoming more and more important to have a solid network to help you land a job. You are more likely to get an interview if you have a recommendation or an “in” at the company. With networking is becoming even more important, you will need to make building and maintaining your network a priority. Building Your Network. Maintaining Your Network. Utilizing Your Network.

2012 197

Job Search Marketing « Career Brander

Career Brander

Only we apply it to job search. The 5 P’s of marketing are : Product, Price, Packaging, Place and Promotion The 4 P’s of sales are : Prospecting, Problem Solving, Presenting and Persuading The Marketing P’s from a job seeker perspective Product: In a job search, it is you. However, the more important aspect of price is a job seeker’s compensation expectations. Place: Job seekers must choose the right distribution channel to get their message out.

2010 109

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

Executive Career Brand

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%. Why aren’t more jobs posted online? Executive recruiters and employers find good-fit candidates by searching LinkedIn, for the most part, and other social networks, using relevant keywords.

2014 194

Stay Connected – Is Your Job Search Wi-Fi Ready?

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « If Pigs Could Fly How To Handle The Phone Interview » Stay Connected – Is Your Job Search Wi-Fi Ready? Job search has gone through a similar change. No matter what your age, if you are looking for a job, the Internet is your main portal into the many tools that you must use today.

2010 231

Forget A.I.: 8 Never-Changing Job Search Tactics to Use in Years to Come

Competitive Resumes

is taking over industries , pushing people out of jobs , and reshaping the hiring process, I’m here to tell you that as long as “human” remains a central element of “human resources,” you can rely on a few surefire job search tactics that reach people. Here are some timeless ways to find job search and career success in 2018: 1. Flaunting Your Recommendations. LinkedIn recommendations are a powerful way to publicize your value to the world.

2018 133

11 New Websites for Your Job Search

Resume Bear

If you’re entering the job market for the first time or haven’t searched for a new job in the last three years, you’re in for a shock over how the process works—and how it has changed in a relatively short period of time. Job search 1.0 = help wanted ads in newspapers. Job search 2.0 = online job boards. Job search 3.0 = social talent communities. “Job search 4.0 JobKatch : Organizing Your Job Search.

2011 194

Job Search Answers – What If My Reference Isn’t On Linkedin?


This was an interesting job search question: "I asked (Linkedin customer support) how to add a recommendation from someone who chooses not to be on LinkedIn. Featured Networking/Social Networking reCareered Blog career career change career coach facebook Job job search linkedin recommendation reference

2011 84

Search Engine Optimization Can Boost Your Job Search

Career Alley

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a powerful and important tool that blogs and e-businesses utilize to drive traffic to their websites for purposes of enhancing exposure and expanding monetization opportunities. To keep things fairly simple, SEO requires keyword research, one of the most valuable, high-yield activities in the search marketing field. This tool suggests keywords and provides estimated local and global search volumes. This is far more search engine friendly.

Executive Job Search: How Recruiters and Employers Find Candidates.

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? But LinkedIn also sits high on the list of best passive job search practices. So, how do you make your profile search-friendly and attractive to key hiring decision makers? Get at least 3-4 recommendations.

2010 164

Inspiration For Your Job Search

Jennifer Anthony

Jennifer Anthony's Official Blog Nationally Published Resume Expert Skip to content Home About Hire Jenn FAQs How It Works Resume Rockstars Resume Writers by Industry or Specialty Library ← Social Media and Your Job Search Unique Tips For Helping Executive Recruiters Find Your Resume → Inspiration For Your Job Search Posted on May 1, 2010 by Jennifer Anthony By Jessica Holbrook Job search have you down in the dumps?

2010 109

4 Job Search Tips for the Passive Candidate


She’s well-respected HR professional at her organization and until now hasn’t given much thought to jumping into the job search. She’s ready to take the plunge and after 8 years re-enter the job search market. The job search advice I gave my friend was that planning when entering the job search is everything. How are you planning and preparing for your job search?

2012 103

How To Get Executive Recruiters’ Attention With The Right Email Messages

Executive Career Brand

Avoid the typical emailing blunders too many executive job seekers make. The major piece in your job search strategy should be networking your way into the companies and organizations you’re targeting, so that you can tap into the goldmine of hidden jobs there. Blanket requests for job-search help. A corporate recruiter is not focusing on getting you a job or helping you find one. Asking them to help you find a job is not realistic.

2017 162