Effective Executive Job Search
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Effective Executive Job Search
Most executives conduct an ineffective job search. Learn the inside secrets of how to conduct a job search by two of the most well-known executives recruiters.
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Avoid common job interview mistakes

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Good video from Career Builder in their series on avoiding job search and interviewing mistakes. Nice - short - 1 minute tip.


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Boost your career confidence

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Do you have the confidence needed to make good career moves? One of the signs of a career confidence issue is how you feel about talking about yourself in an interview.
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A good reminder that a significant element of job search success comes from having a high confidence level. I recognize like Kim Thompson does in this article that it's difficult to keep your confidence at a very high level. She offers 3 key suggestions to ensure your confidence remains high.


So much of what I see in success across a broad range of ages, activities, school, and work comes down to self-confidence.


I've seen this for years in my HS Girls Basketball Team. An enormous portion of their individual success comes from being confident. There's a tendency to feel sorry for yourself when you make mistakes, let the team down, and miss shots.


I tell my girls to never let those items get you down - water over the dam - nothing you can do about it - move on. The game is still going on around you while you're hanging your head in despair.


Sometimes I find myself being forced to take a player of the game for a few minutes and remind her about being confident. My mantra on missed shots is "keep shooting".


It's the same thing in job search - not matter what disappointments, rejection, set-backs occur  - keep moving forward - don't let it get you down.


Be Confident and you'll be amazed how many good things will come to you.


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Getting Noticed by and Networking with HeadHunters

Getting Noticed by and Networking with HeadHunters | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
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Most executive level candidates do a horrific job of engaging and developing a relationship with recruiters who might be able to place them in the future.


The author talks about 50% of his placements coming from candidates he already knew.


When I conduct a search, my first two steps are


1. Who do I already know and have a "relationship" with that might be a great fit.


2. Who among my network that I have a relationship with could lead me to the perfect candidate through one degree of seperation?


Only after I've exhausted these two channels, do I being to explore candidates I don't know.


Key take-away: Who gets the best opportunities - those who have a relationship with recruiters!


How do you build a relationship with recruiters. You conduct networking 101 - the most basic element of networking you can do - you help those recruiters. What do they want?


1. They want you to return their calls on a timely basis, even when you're not looking for a job. Stop treating recruiters like a necessary evil when you need their help and then treating them like trash when you don't need their help.


2. The lifeblood of recruiters is referrals. Give them willingly and freely. When you scratch a recruiter's back, they'll return the favor many times over. Don't make referrals and you run the risk of being deleted from their database OR marked with the notation of "useless - don't present on future searches".


If the three primary forms of finding a job for an executive are:


1. Advertisements

2. Recruiters

3. Networking


Why would you want to eliminate a major group that could bring a great opportunity to your table?


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Job Search Advice – Job Search Humor & Inspiration | Career Magic

Job Search Advice – Job Search Humor & Inspiration | Career Magic | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Job search got you down? To help lighten your mood, below are amusing (accidental, in most cases) comments that were actually written by job applicants during
Barry Deutsch's insight:

We all need a little humor to lighten the oppressive nature of a job search. This list in the blog post is almost a anti-Dilbertesque perspective from the hiring manager/recruiter about the "phrasing errors" of applicants.


I hope you enjoy a good chuckle. I know you would never make a mistake like the ones listed here - right?


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5 Surprising Mistakes Job Seekers Make

5 Surprising Mistakes Job Seekers Make | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Direct from a hiring manager, here are the moves you should never make—and what you should do instead to stand out from the crowd.
Barry Deutsch's insight:

The title of this blog post was misleading - the author contends that some of the mistakes job seekers make are surprising.


I've been conducting executive search for almost 30 years. I can assure you that these mistakes are among the most common job search, resume, and interviewing errors that executive candidates make over and over again.


I do want to zero in on one mistake the author mentioned that I find excludes the vast majority of job seekers from even getting a shot at an interview.


It's the issue of writing generic cover letters that look like a form letter. This MUST be customized to the specific role. Not writing a custom cover letter for an executive position is practically a guarantee your resume will be thrown in the trash can.


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6 Mistakes you need to Stop Making in your Job Search

6 Mistakes you need to Stop Making in your Job Search | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
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One of the key mistakes I've seen in the last couple of years in job search is that most executive job seekers do a terrible job leveraging social media in their job search: everything from engaging with potential contacts on social media at their targeted companies, to creating a powerful LinkedIn Profile that acts as a magnet to attract others.


Since over 80% of all jobs fall into the hidden job market (not advertised), the only way to uncover them is through online and offline networking. If you're not leveraging networking, especially online, you can pretty much assume you job search will be mediocre, take 3-4X the normal time, and you'll see the bottom 1/3 of good opportunities.


STOP this insanity, get your job search done quickly, and find great opportunities. Make the investment to learn how to leverage social media for your job search.


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Four Common Resume/CV Blunders

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"In a tough jobs market, every opportunity to interact with a potential employer must be capitalised upon to the fullest extent."

Barry Deutsch's insight:

Ronald Sampson writing on the B2C blog digresses from the usual discusison of internet and content marketing to talk about mistakes that job search candidates make in the application process.


He numbers it as #2 - but I might rank it up there as the #1 job search mistake:


Failing to tailor your application



You know exactly what the hiring manager is seeking from the advertisement. It's crystal clear - yet how many times have you sent your "generic resume and cover letter". For me, these go right into the trash can after a 7 second review.


Why would you not take a few minutes to precisely and clearly address the issues, skills, impact the hiring manager has described in their ad. Who cares about all the other things you can do that are irrelevant to the most important criteria for success in the job?


This shotgun or random approach to sending in resumes in response to ads is at best predicated on hope and luck. Are you willing to stake you future on a roll of the dice?


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What does fit mean in the job search and interview process?

What does fit mean in the job search and interview process? | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
What does fit mean in the job search and interview process? If you've gotten turned down for "fit", definitely read this post!
Barry Deutsch's insight:

I liked the way the author broke down the key considerations when a hiring decision is being made.


Obviously, fit is a critical component. The problem is that everyone defines fit differently. Layered on top of that are issues related to cloning the last person in the role (or anti-cloning if they failed), desperation hiring, 1st impressions, bias and emotions. and on the list goes.


As a candidate in the hiring process, it's important to convey 3 things:


1. How you are able to get along with a wide range of "boss" personalities. Giving examples is important.


2. Being open about your own style and behaviors and showing a little vulnerability outside of the stupid interview question: What are your weaknesses?


3. Alignment with the company values and culture. The only way to figure this one out is to ask lots of questions, and seek out people who work at or have worked at the company in the past through social media, like LinkedIn.


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Social media is your new source for open positions

Social media is your new source for open positions | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Forget jobsites and recruitment agencies, in business today hiring happens through the power of social media.
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The author lists some useful strategies for candidates to leverage social media. I particularly liked her reinforcement of the importance of a professional looking picture and her statistic of a LinkedIn Profile is 7 times more likely to be viewed with a picture than one without a picture.


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4 Mistakes Employers Will Notice

4 Mistakes Employers Will Notice | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Remain focused on your body language. (4 mistakes employers will notice
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Barry Deutsch's insight:

Good article by Heather Huhman of Glassdoor who mentions a few key failure points of candidates in the interview process.


I focused on one particular element that could be the greatest mistake candidates make in interviewing:


"You’re Underprepared. It’s all too common for job seekers to “wing it” during the search for a new position."


Winging a job interview is a sure-fire way to fail at interviewing and not get asked back.


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8 Ways to Leverage LinkedIn

8 Ways to Leverage LinkedIn | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Everyone expects you to have a LinkedIn profile and that's probably where they'll find you (even before you look for them!). So if you want to strengthen your personal brand and visibility, or find new healthcare (or any ...
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The author describes a few of the basic things professionals (in healthcare - but can be extended to any profession) should do on LinkedIn to get noticed.


Her basic claim that "everyone expects you to be on LinkedIn" is becoming more and more valid".


Do you have an effective LinkedIn presence? Check out your peers - what are they doing? Pick the one person you know who is a great networker and see how they are leveraging LinkedIn.


As a recruiter, I find the vast majority of candidates "poorly" use this tool and it's bordering on embarrassing - as if they don't care what happens to them in their career.


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9 Mistakes You're Making on LinkedIn

9 Mistakes You're Making on LinkedIn | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
What separates the master networkers from the amateurs? The former tend not to make these mistakes.
Barry Deutsch's insight:

Another good article on mistakes made on LinkedIn published through Inc magazine.


Why do some many professionals screw up their chances of learning about great opportunities that could accelerate their careers beyond their imagination?


In making many of these mistakes, you turn off, disgust, and repel executive recruiters, hr professionals, and hiring managers. You relegate yourself to the graveyard of candidates.


Your peers hear about and engage around great opportunities and bypass you quickly. You never tap into the hidden job market of 80-90 percent of all jobs.


You're attitude in career management is that you'll look for a job when you need a job - that thinking basically disappeared around the 1970s. Are you still managing your career and professional success like you're stuck in a 1970s timewarp?


Re-energize your career success by learning how to use LinkedIn for professional networking, job search, and personal branding. Make an investment of time to master this tool of career success.


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Marketing Yourself 101

Marketing Yourself 101 | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it

In this blog post, Linda Haddaway reminds us  that your LInkedIn Profile Headline is NOT your job title. Most people "default" to their job title for their LInkedIn Headline.


This is boring, mundane, and repetitive since LinkedIn lists your job title right under your heading and name.


Be creative. Think marketing.


What do they teach entry level copywriters in advertising - the headline is the most important element. If someone is NOT stunned by your headline, they will NOT be compelled to read whatever is below it!


Take a moment and look at the headlines top professionals in the job search field use to portray their value in a few words.


Check out my profile headline - I'm constantly evolving it to demonstrate the value I bring to my network.


What's your USP, greatest value you bring a company in your profession, or how you want others to remember you?


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4 Job Search Missteps to Axe

4 Job Search Missteps to Axe | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
By Heather R. Huhman For job seekers, the loads of advice found on the Internet is almost overwhe...
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Heather Huhman talks about a few elements of the job search for which she indicates is typically "bad" advice. I'd like to zero in on one particular area she wrote about in the article.


Heather indicates:


Bad Advice: Networking is the only priority.


"Networking is a very essential part of the job search process, but if this is all you’re doing, you may not have a fruitful outcome. In some ways, landing a job is about who you know, but you must have the personality, skills, and knowledge to back that up!"


Although there are many things you have to do in your job search to be successful, networking should be one of the top priorities (if not THE top priority), both on-line and off-line. There are hundreds of elements to effective networking. You can pick the ones that fit your personality - but you must do it and I'll disagree with Heather - you have to make it your top priority.


80% or more of all jobs are in the "hidden job market". They don't get advertised. If you want to find these opportunities, you've got to move beyond sending your resume to the classified job advertisements in newspapers and job boards.


If you don't know how to network on-line and off-line, perhaps it's time to take a course, find a job search coach, invest in some personal learning.


If you can't put enough job leads into the top of your job search funnel, there is NOT going to be any opportunities to practice your interviewing, research, resume and cover letter writing on. So, getting enough consistent, abundant, great opportunities into the top of the funnel is the MOST important issue in conducting a job search. Everything else is secondary.



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Here's Something You'll Never Read on LinkedIn: Why Networking Won't Save You

Here's Something You'll Never Read on LinkedIn: Why Networking Won't Save You | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Networking may NOT be the answer as you think about finding your next job.
Barry Deutsch's insight:

Really? You must be kidding?

You're claiming that networking may not help you find your next job because you don't like networking OR that your network is out of date (folks have left certain roles or retired).

After 30 years in executive search, I can absolutely tell you that 99% of my placements came from a 2nd-3rd degree referral. I can tell you that 90% of my executive search business comes from referrals. After interviewing over 100,000 executive candidates in my career, I can assure that over 95% of them found their last job through networking - not through a recruiter or an advertisement - especially when you consider that over 80% of all jobs are never advertised.

Let's take the rise of social media in the last 18-24 months that has negated the traditional arguments of why introverts are not good at networking because they don't like going to networking events. Okay - never attend another networking event, and still be very effective using tools like LinkedIn to find your next job.

I'm not suggesting you should put all your eggs in the networking basket to find a job; however, it should be one of your primary tools. Giving excuses for it not being effective like the ones mentioned in this article do a disservice to professionals conducting a job search.


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How to Get Noticed By Recruiters

How to Get Noticed By Recruiters | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Recruitment and Career Secrets Revealed
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As an executive recruiter, I'll see over 250 unsolicited resumes a week, over 100 LinkedIn inquiries to my open opportunities that I publish on LinkedIn, and at least 250 LinkedIn profiles which I proactively search for my clients on search assignments.


Very few of these 500 plus candidates on a weekly basis get noticed by me. Which ones pop to the top of my funnel - those who are active on LinkedIn.


What's it mean to be active on LinkedIn in a job search:


1. Having at least 5-6 status updates daily where you're sharing great content with the groups you belong to and your network.


2. commenting and liking your network's shares in your feed, and posing/answering questions - both in the formal Q and A area, and in your groups.


3. Having great content on your profile that includes visual elements: your blog, a powerpoint presentation you made at a conference, or a video of you speaking before a group. LinkedIn now provides a method to convert your boring old resume into a muli-media platform for engaging your network. The best part is that you can constantly adjust it to keep it fresh.


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Step 1 In The Job Search Process - What Do You Have To offer?

Step 1 In The Job Search Process - What Do You Have To offer? | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Careers coach Penny Strutton is writing a weekly column for This Is Nottingham with advice for job seekers. This week she looks at the need to create your personal inventory...

It's that time again!
Barry Deutsch's insight:

I like the author's perspective on creating a personal inventory. We call this your success profile in our Career Success Methodology.


So few candidates sit down and make a list of everything they could offer to a company in a specific role. Secondly, they don't back it up with multiple examples to illustrate the claim.


For example, if you're outstanding at financial analysis of customer profitability, do you have 2-3 examples where you've done these assessments, written recommendations, and your company took action based on your recommendations.


Probably not.


How can you expect to succeed in writing resumes, cover letters, and answering questions in interviews, without this preparation?


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3 Mistakes Classic Networking Mistakes That Limit Your Job Search

3 Mistakes Classic Networking Mistakes That Limit Your Job Search | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
There is no question that LinkedIn may be a fantastic tool to assist you in your job search. The social network was nearly engineered
Barry Deutsch's insight:

The author of this simple article nailed it on the 3 most common mistakes in networking - the author relates it to using LinkedIn, but I'll expand it beyond to encompass all networking activities.


In a nutshell, here are the 3 most common mistakes we see executives make in their job search activities:


1. The don't interact with their connections. Collecting names, likes, friends, and followers is a worthless activity by itself. You must interact, engage, and communicate with your network.


2. You don't give. You ask for help, but your first thougth is not how can I help this person. The basic tenet of effective networking is to keep giving without expecting anything in return. This has always been my motto in my executive search practice, job search coaching, and social media consulting. I get close to 1/3 of my business from giving.


3. You only use networking when you need it, such as when you're conducting a job search - then you let your network DIE. 2 years later you attempt to resurrect your network and discover that the regeneration process is at least 6 months. Networking should be a year round activity, regardless of whether you are job hunting or safely employed.


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5 Steps to Keep Negative Information/Pictures From Costing You a Job

5 Steps to Keep Negative Information/Pictures From Costing You a Job | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Realizing that students today post every dumb thing they do on the Internet, colleges now are starting to help them "erase" those digital mistakes before they become a barrier to employment.
Barry Deutsch's insight:

Although the article talks to the college student looking for a job, the issue of online reputation extend all the way to executive job search.


Do you constantly "google" your name to see what comes back? Are you using an online reputation management tool to"manage" your reputation?


Have you ever tried to "erase" or eliminate negative information in your background?


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Don’t be Fooled by Lucrative Job Opportunities and Big Promises

Don’t be Fooled by Lucrative Job Opportunities and Big Promises | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Increased pay doesn’t always equal increased love for your job. Learn what advice you should listen to when looking for your next job.
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Good article discussing the issue of figuring what the hiring manager is NOT telling you in the interview. How taking jobs sometimes turn out to be bad decisions.


We wrote a job search book titled "This is NOT the Position I Accepted". Over 50% of executive job seekers make mistakes in taking jobs they should have never accepted.


One of the key reasons mistakes in job acceptance occur is due to being fooled by hype in the interviewing process. My experience of having interviewed well over 100,000 candidates in 30 years, presented our award winning workshop to over 35,000 CEOs and senior executives, and over a 1000 executive search assignments is:


Most candidates stink at uncovering what's hidden below the surface. Not only do they not do adequate public research, they fail to ask good questions in the interview, and they fail to seek out former or current employees through their social networks on-line.


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Lion Cub Job Search: The 99 LinkedIn Mistakes Job Seekers Make

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Here's a great list of things most LinkedIn account holders make mistakes with - but the special emphasis is on job seekers.


If LinkedIn is such a great tool, why do so many people (especially senior executives conducting a job search or in transition) suck at using it?


We did a survey looking at effective executive job search leveraging LinkedIn. Less than 10% of the survey participants had a minimally acceptable - basic - fundamental profile that would be attractive to recruiters, hr professionals, and hiring managers.


This list might get you started down the path of using LInkedIn as one of your job search tools.


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6 Reasons Why You Hire the Wrong People

6 Reasons Why You Hire the Wrong People | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
No business can afford to make hiring mistakes--especially the mistakes that come up again and again.
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EZIA's curator insight, February 19, 2013 10:06 PM

Hire the wrong people - waste time and money.  Good article.

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8 tips for getting great job references

8 tips for getting great job references | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it

"8 tips for getting great job references - Get Career Advice from the experts at CareerBuilder.com (The job search process: put as much effort into preparing for interviews as you do in building your "references team"

Barry Deutsch's insight:

Great tips from CareerBuilder.com on references in your job search. Here is one of the tips I found most useful:


No matter how confident you are about someone's appreciation for your work, never list a reference without permission. Even if the reference isn't miffed by your presumption, she's unlikely to deliver a convincing endorsement during a surprise phone call.


I've called 1,000s of references over the last 25 years through my executive search practice, and I am always surprised when the reference is surprised that the candidate used them. Not only have they not spoken with the candidate in quite some time, but the reference could best be described as "luke-warm". Unlikely this candidate will be receiving an offer!


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3 Things You Don't Know About Your Executive Resume

3 Things You Don't Know About Your Executive Resume | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
With the high cost of hiring, training, and motivating employees, companies are more eager than ever to get the recruiting process right the first time – and find loyal, hard-working executives or team members.
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Solid advice on building an executive resume that gets noticed in the hiring process. Most resumes I look at as an executive recruiter (150-200 a week) are horrific and get less than a 10 second review.


You must stop thinking as a job seeker and start thinking like a marketing guru. How do you "toot" your own horn, convey your value, and show your personality in a 2 page document?


This article describes a few ideas you might want to consider as you "update" your executive resume or LinkedIn Profile.


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5 Common LinkedIn Mistakes limiting your career success

5 Common LinkedIn Mistakes limiting your career success | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
LinkedIn is gaining more and more importance in the job search and career development. Here are five common LinkedIn mistakes people make. (Our recruiters find a lot of our hires on #Linkedin. Are you using it for your job search?
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Mistakes are common in using LinkedIn effectively. If most recruiters, hr professionals, and hiring managers give your resume only 10 seconds, image the short attention span of looking at your background online.


As a recruiter, I typically skip past candidates who have not completed their profiles, or how appear to be deadbeats when it comes to effective networking.


Within 24-48 hours of starting a new search project I can typically identify at least 80% of my target pool of candidates through LinkedIn.


You may be happy now, but do you really want to miss out on the top 5% of job opportunities because you were too stubborn to take a couple of minutes and update your LinkedIn Profile?


Barry Deutsch

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