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.

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. Social networking can be an important tool for finding graduate marketing job prospects.

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Utilizing all Social Networking Outlets for Your Job Search

Career Alley

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. For LinkedIn, however, you should undoubtedly keep it public, as this is how employers can read your resume and get in contact with you. These are not professional networking sites and are more for personal use.

4 Ways Recruiters Use Social Networking to Find You


26th on how to use social media and personal branding by clicking here. While social media seems to be infiltrating nearly every bit of your lives, what about work? You might be surprised at how savvy recruiters and human resources professionals are when it comes to using social media for recruiting, sourcing, and workplace branding at your organization. A transformation is happening in the way senior leaders and HR professionals view social media. Social Sourcing.

Your Email Signature: Another Personal Branding Tool

Executive Career Brand

To give you an idea, here’s what appears directly below my name in my email signature: C-level Executive Personal Branding & Job Search Strategist — Executive Resume, Biography, LinkedIn Profile, Google+ Profile, Online Presence, Career Brand Communications. Below that I note a few credentials, then list my social media links — blogsite, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter — and close with my contact info. 3 Social Media Ways to Build Your Executive Job Search Network.

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Resumes versus LinkedIn Profiles

Career Alley

your resume is your heavy duty marketing tool and LinkedIn is your job search social network and job search tool. LinkedIn Resumes

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

Resume Bear

You’re reading this blog, so you are obviously somewhat savvy about online resources and tools. 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? Do present a consistent, professional profile in your social networking bios.

Building Actionable Relationships from Social Networking

Career Realism

9 Advantages to Subscribing to Our Site Career-Rx Interview Prep Tool 10 Steps to a Job Search Career Personality Test Attitude Adjustment Twitter 101 Am I Money Quiz Job Search Engine CAREEREALISM Toolkit Contact Us 9 Reasons to Subscribe FREE Webinars Premium Career Tools C3 = Career Coaching Clinic 144-Page e-Book Full-Service Career HMO ABOUT ABOUT US FAQ NEWS & MENTIONS OUR TEAM PRIVACY POLICY WHY WE EXIST AM I MONEY? I was asked to keynote at our Social Media Club.

Job Search Tools of the Trade

Career Alley

Or maybe someone from your network told you to call them in a month as they may have a job opportunity for you and either you forget to call them or you can’t remember who to call? Tools: First the tools to help you stay organized. Huntsy.com – This is a web-based organizational tool for job hunters. Looks like a great organizational tool for your job search. 44Score.com – Another Job Search Organization tool.

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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!

Proven Job Search Blog Grows Into Innovative Online Software Tool

Tim's Strategy

Tyrell-Smith announced today that a new online job search strategy tool has just entered private beta. Why this strategy tool and why now? . “I This strategy tool solves a major problem for job seekers at a critical time in their lives. “. The new online software tool, simply named “Tim’s Strategy” (named after the blog) delivers a structured and strategic process to help users create a personal and customized job search strategy. It’s A New Year. .

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RecruitingBlogs.com - The Social Network For Recruiting and HR.

Guerrilla Job Hunting

Mike on RecruitingBlogs.com - The Social Network For Recruiting and HR Professionals lee steve on The Recruiters Lounge » Top 20 Common Interview Questions and Answers David Perry aka The Rogue Recruiter on New Economy Rules… Break Free : Put America back to work. Debt Advice on What are HR professionals really looking for in resumes? Guerrilla Job Hunting Home Subscribe FREE-Guerrilla Job Search Tips!

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New Grads Embracing Social Media as Job Search Tool

Resume Bear

New college graduates are embracing social media as a job search tool, according to a new study conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Grads Use Social Media for Networking and Researching Employers. Approximately 41 percent of 2012 college graduates in the market for a job are using social media to help them land one, according to NACE’s 2012 Student Survey.

10 Ways to Build a Killer Web Presence Without Social Networking


How to build your online reputation without social media networks or your own blog. You can influence your online reputation by keeping a career blog or using social media platforms like LinkedIn or Twitter, very beneficial if you do it right. If you don’t like social media or you don’t want to be bothered with keeping up a blog, these are some of the other ways you can have a positive effect on your online presence: 1. Put up a mini-resume. Social bookmarking.

Social Recruiting Tool — Social Job Matcher


Unanswered questions baffle experts and novices in the recruiting and social recruiting industries. How can I make the best use of my recruiting team’s time keeping them from reposting openings on the hundreds of social networks? Wouldn’t it be handy as a job seeker to be able to quickly upload your social profile without the hassle of entering in 45 minutes of data and answering 60 questions even before you apply?

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14 Powerful Networking Tools and Strategies to Implement Now

Competitive Resumes

The way networking operates is similar to the way a little yeast works through a batch of dough: Both require time, a little massaging, and consistency. Given that, in certain circumstances, 85 percent of all jobs are filled through networking, it behooves every professional to learn how to network. The successful networker understands that it’s about giving more than taking for the long term. Successful networking takes time to “work through the batch.”.

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A Nifty Personal Brand Writing Tool: Wordnik

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? How Much Social Media Is Enough?

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Should I Refer Job Applicants From My Social Networks?

Career Realism

Should you refer job applicants you’ve met, or maybe even haven’t met, from the social networks you participate in? Personal Branding Delivers An Evolving Resume If you’re using social media tools correctly (and at this point there are good & bad or right & wrong ways to use these tools), you’re developing relationships constantly. Assessing a candidate’s personal brand on social networks is easy. Networking career

Cool Tool for Job Search: BranchOut

Career Solvers

Since its launch this year, BranchOut , a professional networking platform on Facebook, has been growing steadily. Before BranchOut, many job seekers were reluctant to use Facebook as a job search tool because of all the personal information that could be displayed. BranchOut leverages the power of the Facebook network, but the BranchOut profile only shows work history, education, and positive endorsements to business contacts.

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Executive Job Search Must Haves

Professional Resume Services

There are many different tools you need to have as an executive looking for a new job. Whether it’s updating your LinkedIn profile or optimizing your resume, there are certain things you must have with your job search. Your executive resume biography tells a story and is more conversational than a resume or cover letter. Some executives focus more on resumes and cover letters, but a strong executive biography can tie everything together. Executive Resume.

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How to Write a C-suite Executive Career Brand Biography

Executive Career Brand

They often want to know more about biographies — what they are, how they differ from resumes, and if they really need one. A brand biography is a storytelling tool that breathes life into an otherwise flat rehash of your resume. For job search and career management, a bio affords the opportunity to reinforce your brand with storytelling in a way that a resume doesn’t allow. It’s less formal than your resume.

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5 Social Media Tools to Disrupt the Job Application Process

Competitive Resumes

An online job application is yesterday’s tool. To succeed, you have to disrupt the normal flow of internal job referrals, perform and get noticed showing social proof through your online presence, and offer value extending beyond a pay scale can measure. According to CareerBuilder’s annual social media recruitment survey , more than 60% of employers use social networking profiles to screen applicants. Using social networks is similar to team sports.

Executive Job Search Advice From the Experts

Executive Career Brand

Resume Crafting (and more). Social Media Job Search. Tools. Need help with personal branding, your LinkedIn profile, resume and biography, and getting your executive job search on track. How Do I Rebuild My Network for Executive Job Search? Is Your Executive Resume an Interesting Read?

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LinkedIn FAQs for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Beyond personal branding and this post on LinkedIn FAQs, I’ll be writing posts on the FAQs that represent the major road blocks and/or job search strategies they have told me they need help understanding, across these topics: Executive resumes. LinkedIn is undeniably the executive job-seeker’s most important and powerful tool for online personal branding, networking and career management. Networking is the best way to land your next great gig.

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4 Tips for Evaluating Knowledge Tools

Cube Rules

4 Tips for Evaluating Knowledge Tools Written by Scot Herrick on August 16, 2007 in Task Management 0 Comments - Leave a comment! No different then snake oil curing everything under the sun in the old days, today’s tools will claim to make your life better. Until the next innovation is announced tomorrow, making your current tool obsolete. Tools are supposed to help us do the work, not BE the work. Use the new tool for 30-days.

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LinkedIn Profiles vs. Resumes, is There a Difference?

Career Alley

For many years, resumes and curriculum vitae have been the tools most used by job seekers to market themselves to employers and headhunters. Since recruiting and job hunting have moved online, the flexible and interactive LinkedIn profile is now the dominant tool used to introduce professionals to future bosses and the world at large. Do you need both a resume and a LinkedIn profile as a modern careerist? Furthermore, you can link to a network of alumni.

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Strengthen Your Job Search with These LinkedIn Features

Professional Resume Services

The “How You Rank” tool on LinkedIn helps you see how often your profile gets viewed in comparison to the amount of connections you have. Being in the top 25% on the “How You Rank” tool should be a goal to strive for, since you will be getting a high amount of profile views at that level. Another benefit of the tool is to see who is most influential within your network. Professional Resume Services helps executives with LinkedIn profile development every day.

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Need A Social Kick In The Rear?

Tim's Strategy

How many one-on-one networking meetings did you have last week or the week before? Whether you are social networking for a job, to build a consulting business or to build awareness of your small business or nonprofit , social networking can play a big role in the effort. And sometimes it feels too social. One of the biggest issues I see with aspiring social networkers is a pretty simple one. And network for meetings there.

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The Two Biggest Executive Job Search Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

Another post is coming, focusing on Martin’s take on the future of the executive resume – Is The Traditional Paper/Digital Resume Dead? Face the facts: because you have been successful in your career to-date, your resume writing, job search and interviewing skills are probably the weakest professional skills you possess. Lack of social networking skills. Most executives simply haven’t spent enough time developing relevant professional networks.

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The Ultimate LinkedIn Tips to Bring Your Profile Up to Date

Professional Resume Services

Your network can see when you make a new connection, depending on your privacy settings, so you’ll gain some credibility from that aspect as well. Professional Resume Services is here to help you when you aren’t sure how to optimize your LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn is such a valuable tool to have, whether you’re actively searching for a new job or not. Simply having an executive LinkedIn profile won’t do you much good.

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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. Build and Engage Your LinkedIn Network. Develop a strategy and scripts to connect with people you don’t know, who will be important to network with. Include a link to your LinkedIn profile on your resume and in your email signature and website (if you have one).

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10 Best Ways to Build Your Personal Brand Online

Executive Career Brand

Like it or not, getting involved with social media and building your personal brand online have become essential components of today’s job search. But always remember – If you’re in a confidential job search, be very careful of your activity on social media, and any content you post anywhere online. Establish a home base for all your career and job search marketing materials, and social media activity. Get Busy on Social Networks.

2014 217

How to Write and Use An Executive Brand Biography

Executive Career Brand

A career brand biography is a storytelling tool that breathes life into an otherwise flat rehash of your resume. For job search and career management, a bio affords the opportunity to reinforce your brand through storytelling, in a way that’s more difficult to accomplish in a resume. What a Career Brand Biography Does Better Than a Resume. It will generate chemistry for your candidacy better than a resume.

2014 158

5 Mistakes That Can Derail Your Confidential Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Broadcast to Your Entire Network That You’re Looking. An early step in job search is connecting with your first degree network, to let them know that you’re looking and what you’re looking for. The contact information on your resume, online profiles and other job search materials should not be associated with your employer. Be Careless on LinkedIn and Other Social Media. Post a Revealing Comment on a Resume or Job Search-Related Blog.

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Will Resumes Become Obsolete?

Resume Bear

Two years ago while applying for jobs, I spent hours worrying about my resume. Thinking about how to improve my resume kept me up at night because I knew that document was my chance to get noticed for an open position. Recently, as I began my job search for an entry-level position, I saw more and more unique recruitment tools. Companies are increasingly relying on social networks such as LinkedIn, video profiles and online quizzes to gauge candidates’ suitability for a job.

2012 216

10 Quick and Easy Ways to Use Social Media to find a Job

Career Alley

Social media has changed the way we do many things. Using social media can easily give you an advantage in your job search. For your “friend” accounts make sure you take full advantage of the privacy settings or social media may actually cost you a job. Even on accounts you’ve set up strictly for business networking, such as accounts on sites like LinkedIn, make sure you’re being careful with what you say. Video Resumes.

Is Your LinkedIn Profile Complete?

Professional Resume Services

LinkedIn, as well as other forms of social networking and online branding, is a great tool for getting your name out there to employers. Next, upload the most relevant information from your resume. Interviewing Job Search Professional Resumes Social Marketing/Online Branding career summary Executive Brand linkedin Personal Profile social networking

3 Online Tools to Network your Way into Job

Resume Bear

Social media is becoming increasingly important for job networking. On the bright side 63 percent of recruiters say that their organizations are exhibiting signs of recovery from economic difficulties, but job networking with social media is here to stay. That has always been the key to finding a career that you can live with, networking with acquaintances and finding someone who knows the right person. Posted by Adam Justice.

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

Executive Career Brand

Provide social proof to support the claims you’ve made in your job search documents (resume, biography, etc.). Network your way into “ hidden jobs ” at your target companies. These are not job interviews, where you send them your resume and ask for a job, but they should lead to actual job interviews. Stay top-of-mind with your network. One important way to stay top-of-mind is to leverage LinkedIn with the following tools.

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Resume Writing Blog: Creating Prints : The Resume as Part of Your.

Resume Writing

Resume Writing Blog: Creating Prints Master Resume Writer | Certified Resume Writer | Expert provides free resume writing information, resume help, tips, advice, career job searching tools, online social networking via this Resume Blog, Resume Writing Blog, Career Blog. Contrary to what you have heard, the resume still has its place in this web 2.0 Really, what's the point of rehashing the resume again?

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5 Reasons Your LinkedIn Profile Isn’t Working

Executive Career Brand

LinkedIn is an excellent tool for both passive and proactive executive job search. But, when you’re in networking and job search mode, you need to make use of the LinkedIn “active” features that help you connect and stay top-of-mind with people, and demonstrate your thought leadership and subject matter expertise. Many executives have an aversion to social media, but they know they can’t ignore it entirely.

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Personal Branding: How to Brand Your LinkedIn Summary Section

Executive Career Brand

Once you’ve worked on personal branding , and created your targeted, branded resume that includes a strong initial summary with specific relevant contributions, you’ll have a good foundation from which to create your LinkedIn summary section. Remember that a branded LinkedIn profile doesn’t replace your resume. It serves several purposes in conjunction with your resume, including: ?

2014 203

Hot Button Executive Job Search FAQs

Executive Career Brand

Executive Resume FAQs. I’m on the job boards almost every day and send my resume to every job posting possible, but it’s been months, and very little is happening. You may not be able to delete your resume from their database once you land a job, making you forever appear as an active job-hunter and jeopardizing future jobs. And then, there’s the nearly inevitable black hole waiting to consume your resume. I’ve never been a good networker.

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