10 Job Search Strategies Beyond The Resume

Competitive Resumes

Many people want the resume dead – or they at least want to hold a funeral for it. It’s very sexy to proclaim the resume’s demise, and it brings major street cred. But the truth is the resume is still an essential part of your job search. Job Search Resume

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Do Cover Letters Really Matter in Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

Opinions vary on whether or not cover letters are even read – or needed – in job search. Many people read them religiously and judge candidates by them as strongly as they do their resumes and online presence. Take the time to write customized cover letters for each job.

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LinkedIn FAQs for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

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. Executive job search in general.

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Are You Executive Job Search-Ready?

Executive Career Brand

7 Questions to Test Your Preparedness for Executive Job Search. I guess no one is really ready for a job-hunt until they’re forced into it, but I’ve found that many new job seekers dive in before understanding how today’s executive job search works.

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6 Executive Job Search Email Content Blunders

Executive Career Brand

Think of an email message in the same way you would a snail-mailed job search (or business) letter. Having a solid command of the English language will be important for most any job you may be seeking. These will typically be career documents (resume, biography, etc.).

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Personal Branding FAQs for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

When I speak with my c-suite and senior level executive clients for the first time, we discuss the job search issues concerning and impacting them right now. Over the next several weeks, you’ll see posts here on the other topics in this series: Executive Resume FAQs.

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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. Executive Job Search and Personal Branding Help.

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Your Job Search Letters with Wendy Enelow

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Modernize Your Job Search Letters, Get Noticed…Get Hired is a compilation of sample job search documents. Wendy Enelow is the founder and Co-President of Emerald Career Publishing , and also one of few Master Resume Writers in the world. Job Search

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How to Conquer Ageism in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

These tricks are ineffectual now that personal information exists about each of us online (whether or not we’ve put it there), and people sourcing and assessing job seekers are Googling potential candidates’ names before reaching out to them. Are You Executive Job Search-Ready?

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Ten Unconventional Job Search Tips & Strategies

Ms. Career Girl

The post Ten Unconventional Job Search Tips & Strategies appeared first on Ms. Are you actively seeking a job? Has your search been long, difficult, and frustrating? Never send your resume and cover letter to the HR department.

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Personal Branding, Resume or Job Search Targeting: Which Comes First?

Executive Career Brand

It may seem obvious that the first thing to do, when you’re about to start an executive job search, is locate, dust off, and update your resume. In my experience, many executive job seekers do just that. They dive headlong into their resumes first.

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The Basics of Using Job Search Apps

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For this show, we have looked at a job search app and decided to give an overview of what to expect using it, and give some thoughts to consider it as part of your job search. Have you used a job search app yet? There’s no way to skip that process to search.

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The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search – Part 2

Executive Career Brand

Job seekers who take the time to reflect and dig deep will have the tools to excel beyond their competitors. Search your job title on LinkedIn to find others who do the same kind of work. Threats – What obstacles do you face that may threaten your job search?

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9 Ways to Break Out of the Job Search Rut

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The inquiring person contacted me after I posted to share additional thoughts, but in a job search rut, you can’t stop asking questions: How do you break out of a job search rut? I’ve been on the job hunt for over a year, and it’s gone cold.

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Executive Job Search Advice From the Experts

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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.

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Job Search News, October 20, 2017

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This is your job search news with articles and resources so enjoy! “The social media giant is currently testing a new Resume / CV feature that lets users share their work experience with their friends. There would be a lot of lousy resumes online.

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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.

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Online Reputation Management FAQs for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

I’ve written two previous posts in this series of Executive Job Search FAQs: LinkedIn FAQs. Posts still to come: Executive Resume FAQs. Executive Job Search FAQs in general. whether or not you need to keep your search confidential because you’re currently employed.

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How to Stay Positive in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Job search can wreak havoc with your emotional state and self-esteem. You’ll get your hopes up when you seem to be sailing through the interview process for a job you covet, only to learn they’ve chosen someone else. What a way to enter the job search landscape.

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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.

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9 Ways to Keep Up Your Holiday Job Search

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This season is no time to slow down your holiday job search. Here are a few suggestions to give your job search a boost: 1. The like and trust factor is even more achievable during the holiday job search. Holiday Job Search holiday

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How Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Impacts Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

You’re probably aware that, when you’re job-hunting, you need to have a diverse, personal brand-reinforcing online presence , to attract recruiters and employers, when they’re searching for and assessing good-fit candidates. Step one in job search is targeting.

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4 Job Search Alternatives To Applying Online

Career Realism

4 Job Search Alternatives To Applying Online. The process of job searching has nearly turned upside-down over the past decade thanks to the Internet and changes that have accompanied newer technology. RELATED: 5 Reasons Why Job Boards Aren’t As Effective Anymore.

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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.

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How to Build Personal Brand Content for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

When preparing for executive job search, your mission is to create content for various purposes, and build an executive brand communications plan that reinforces your unique promise of value to your target employers, across diverse channels online and off-line.

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The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search – Part 1

Executive Career Brand

In today’s challenging job search landscape, personal branding is required. Executive recruiters and other hiring professionals may review the LinkedIn profiles and resumes of thousands of candidates for any given job. How do job seekers know what to believe?

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5 Secrets To Create Job Search Magic

Career Realism

5 Secrets To Create Job Search Magic. Starting a job search can be confusing – perhaps you haven’t done it in a while, you may not know what you want, you may not be sure what to say, and you may be just plain stuck on what to do first. Job Search is not always linear.

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Common Job Search Mistakes Anybody Can Make

Professional Resume Services

Kerry Hannon’s slideshow about 8 Common Mistakes Older Job Seekers Make is targeted to the older worker but actually could apply to all of us. Try blogging or consulting so when you resume your job search, you have evidence you didn’t stagnate.

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The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search – Part 3

Executive Career Brand

Here is an undeniable truth too many job seekers dismiss or don’t understand: With the advent of the digital age, job search has become a whole new ball game, requiring personal branding and online presence for social proof. A great resume alone doesn’t cut it any more.

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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. The Reverse Engineered Resume. Are you qualified for the job?

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Crafting an Action Plan for Your Executive Job Search

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You never want to start your job search without a solid plan. These four tips can help guide you toward job search success! An executive job search is often an arduous journey, which can take up to several months to complete. Determine Your Search Strategy.

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5 Tips For Staying Motivated During A FRUSTRATING Job Search

Career Realism

5 Tips For Staying Motivated During A FRUSTRATING Job Search. Let’s face it: job search can be challenging, and staying motivated during a FRUSTRATING job search can seem impossible sometimes. So, how can you get past your job search struggles?

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7 Tips to Build Your Executive Job Search Target Companies List

Executive Career Brand

Many executive job seekers resist targeting select employers, because they don’t want to limit their search. The problem with this approach is that, when you’re writing your personal marketing content – for your executive resume, biography, LinkedIn profile, etc. –

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Job Search: Practice Redefined

Career Realism

It clearly relates to interviews – but I also see connections to preparing a resume, or a cover letter, or a LinkedIn profile. Will job seekers use these new arguments to ignore the importance of practice as part of their career search? RELATED: Need some job search advice?

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Do Grammar and Spelling Errors Really Matter in Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

I hope it goes without saying that typos, misspellings and grammatical errors in your job search personal marketing materials (LinkedIn profile, resume, biography, etc.) People assume they’ll be better communicators and leaders on the job.

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Launching Your Job Search – Job Search 101

Career Alley

Welcome to CareerAlley’s Job Search 101 series , specifically focused for those who are launching a job search for the first time (or those that need some great advice). Posting Job Search website links (with brief reviews). Job Search.

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5 Strategic Job Search Tips

Career Alley

If you are continuously failing in finding the right job, you have to understand that it’s not always about your eligibility and skills. One has to really plan while appearing for interviews and while searching for jobs. Good luck in your search. Jobs by.

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5 Simply Positive Things You Can Do to Get Results During Your Job Search

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Job search, akin to moving to a new town often is unfamiliar, disconcerting and frightening. The post 5 Simply Positive Things You Can Do to Get Results During Your Job Search appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

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Will a General Resume Work for Your Executive Job Search?

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Resumes that get you hired are never general. A general resume is exactly that – general. When seeking an executive position, your resume needs to be a focused presentation of relevant skills. The types of resumes that get you hired are polished, concise and tightly targeted.

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How Volunteering Adds Value to Your Job Search

Competitive Resumes

I also continued volunteering for the “Aim to Work” Job Lab. For this show, I wanted to share a podcast interview as a guest on “ Find Your Dream Job ” podcast hosted by Mac Pritchard! Replaces the gaps in your resume’s work experience.

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