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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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How to Search for a Job if You're an Introvert - PBS NewsHour

How to Search for a Job if You're an Introvert - PBS NewsHour | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
PBS NewsHourAsk the Headhunter: How to Search for a Job if You're an IntrovertPBS NewsHourBut both practices put job hunters at a disadvantage today. As Wharton Professor Peter Cappelli ...


One of the hardest things to do is to look for a job as an introvert. This article has some great ideas and tactics for introverts. It also helps reinforce that introverts can conduct an effective job search - same as the extroverts.


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Don't Make These 5 Mistakes During Your Next Job Search title here ...

Don't Make These 5 Mistakes During Your Next Job Search title here ... | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Even if you're gainfully employed right now, chances are that you're not going to stay at your current job forever. And while you may not have plans to leave immediately, you should always keep your job search materials up.


I particularly liked the first mistake listed:


"Not updating your resume until you’re ready to search"


Most executive job seekers don't think about preparing their resume until they've lost their job.Way too late. Also, your resume with accomplishments becomes a good benchmark of whether you are continuing to grow, develop, and have larger and larger impacts.


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3 Ways to Build Your Executive Job Search Network Using Social ...

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Everybody wins. In the new world of executive job search, social networking has become an essential strategy, with LinkedIn topping the list of must-do social media for personal marketing.


Meg is the "master" of resume building for executive job search. In this blog article she talks about leveraging social media - particularly LinkedIn - an area most executive job seekers fail at miserably. The failure of most executive job seekers to effectively use LinkedIn for job search borders on .....


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Are Your Job Search Techniques Out of Date?

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BlogHer (blog)Are Your Job Search Techniques Out of Date?BlogHer (blog)I hear from many “older” job seekers these days who are frustrated with today's job search process.


I've been screaming about this issue for the last few years. Most job seekers - whether they are 55 or 25 appear to be using "out of date" job search techniques that were popular in the 1970s, but are not adequate in this digital age. Why is that? Is it a case of your "unconsciously incompetent?" Perhaps, it's an issue that you refuse to accept that you must learn new skills and techniques - but you're stuck in a "you can't teach an old dog new tricks" mode?


The social media and on line networking tools are easy to master, the educational materials are basically free on the Internet, but very few job seekers are coming close to leveraging the effectiveness of tools like LinkedIn.


I'm a little dumb-founded on this issue.


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#1 Reason Executives Should Comment on Blogs

#1 Reason Executives Should Comment on Blogs | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
What's the easiest way to start engaging with social media to help your career? Learn why commenting on blogs is crucial for executives.


Good suggestion to start creating some "google SEO juice" so that you can be found either on LinkedIn or Google when recruiters, hr execs, and hiring managers go searching for someone like you.


Commenting in forums and on blogs that serve your niche, industry, and market are excellent ways to build credibility, personal branding, visibility, and awareness of who you are.


Are you standing out from the crowd. Job search is becoming more and more about discoverability - can you be found easily or do you make the recruiters search deep for you and frequently miss you?


Don't you want to be in a position to make a decision about big roles that could move your career forward instead of NEVER hearing about these opportunities?


Use commenting as a great, easy, quick career building strategy to raise your discoverablility. What blogs are critical in your niche, industry, market?


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5 Ways You Can Easily Help Someone in a Job Search Keep Their Sanity - ChicagoNow (blog)

5 Ways You Can Easily Help Someone in a Job Search Keep Their Sanity - ChicagoNow (blog) | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
ChicagoNow (blog)5 Ways You Can Easily Help Someone in a Job Search Keep Their SanityChicagoNow (blog)People in a job search need our help. They don't have cooties and they're not bad people.


Keeping your sanity in an extended job search is really tough. Having a great support network willing to go "above and beyond" to help makes a huge difference. I liked the specific list of things you can do to help someone else out in their job search.


What not exhibit a little bit of the "golden rule" and show you care about your fellow job searcher.


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Job Search Agents Perform A Special Mission | Come Recommended

Job Search Agents Perform A Special Mission | Come Recommended | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
You can streamline the process with job search agents that send you email notifications when employment opportunities that fit your requirements are posted.


Are you using job search agents to automate a huge manual effort in your job search? How much to you take advantage of the job search agents on job boads, google alerts to track new openings outside of the job boards, and linkedin company following to track what's going on at your target companies for your job hunt?


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Two Out of Three Workers Are Looking for New Jobs. Here's How They're Doing It. - Forbes

Two Out of Three Workers Are Looking for New Jobs. Here's How They're Doing It. - Forbes | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
ForbesTwo Out of Three Workers Are Looking for New Jobs.


My favorite quote from the article was “Inside every employed worker is a job seeker,”


No surprise here. With employee satisfaction being at depression era levels, and a job market starting to strengthen - especially in the small business/entrepreneurial area, prepare for a wave of turnover.


Most executives have their head in the sand on this issue.


Most executives are still stuck in the paradigm of "our workers should be glad they've got a job". Prepare for the new normal - one in which your workers have choices that have not existed for 3-5 years. Talk about pent-up demand!


What are you doing to retain your best employees? Is your workforce turned-on by your efforts in fostering employee engagement?


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Employers not calling you back? 5 reasons why - Fortune ...

Employers not calling you back? 5 reasons why - Fortune ... | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Job hopping. About 40% of those surveyed said a history of frequent job changes, including leaving any previous employer within a year of getting hired, is likely to disqualify an applicant.


For 3rd party recruiters being paid to recruit, the assumption is that they will bring currently employed candidates to the table who are not aggressively looking for a job. Clients feel that they can attract the unemployed through advertising.


I'm not saying I completely agree with that perspective, but it's the prevailing attitude when it comes to using 3rd party recruiters and executive search firms. It's the justification for paying those expensive and outrageous search fees (sounds like I'm cutting my own throat). Why should I pay you $30,000 when I could get the same person for a $400 ad on CareerBuilder.com?


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Is your entire job search focused around job boards?

Today’s guest article discusses 3 job search mistakes by former recruiter David Alan Carter. Everyone makes mistakes. That's just part of being human. But if you're in between jobs, you can ill afford too many of them.


Why do so many candidates focus their energy around responding to job board advertising. Here's a great quote from the article:


"It’s a crap shoot at best, with success rates of landing jobs running at about 2-4%. Compare that to a success rate of over 60% for ‘word-of-mouth’ referrals."


80-90 percent of the jobs available - especially at the executive level are HIDDEN! They are never advertised on job boards. The only way to uncover them is through referrals of your network. If you're building a powerful job search network capable of generating an abundance of job leads and referrals, you're doomed to a CRAPSHOOT in your job search.


What's your next step?


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13 Big Mistakes Job Seekers Make And How To Avoid Them - Forbes

13 Big Mistakes Job Seekers Make And How To Avoid Them - Forbes | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
13 Big Mistakes Job Seekers Make And How To Avoid ThemForbesWanberg says job seekers tend to make these kinds of mistakes because they don't always have the help and resources they need to conduct a successful job search.


I'm always on the hunt for how other career and job search experts view the critical mistakes that get made in the job search process. Obviously, we've identified our top ten list based on the research of working with over 250,000 candidates in the last 25 years.


After a while, a pattern begins to emerge of the classic, traditional, common job search mistakes that get made at the executive job search level.


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Networking Nuisance: Best Way to Avoid Being ... - Careerealism

Networking Nuisance: Best Way to Avoid Being ... - Careerealism | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
... to be seen as a “networking nuisance.” Especially people looking for work, since networking is the number one method for getting a job these days. ... Want to speed up your job search? Free Trial - Job Search Accelerator ...


Excellent advice from J.T. on engaging your network and staying "top-of-mind" without coming off like a pest. How do you engage your network on a continuous basis? Do you publish relevant information for different segments of your network that they might find helpful and useful? Do you do this through blogging or some format of content curation (much like I am doing here on scoop.it)?


What other creative approaches have you done in your job search to continually interact with your network, yet not be perceived as a pest?


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How to Stand Out in an Interview

How to Stand Out in an Interview | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
... how exactly do you do that? Given all of the conflicting advice out there and the changing rules of getting a job, it's no wonder that job seekers are confused about how to best prepare for and perform in an interview.


The author reaffirms my mantra for successful interviewing: prepare, prepare, prepare.


I am always amazed that executives rarely prepare at an adequate level for interviews. The practically "wing it", prefering their resume and background to "speak for itself". Then they wonder why they are never asked back for another interview. Preparation should be deep, intensive, and well-researched, and well-rehearsed. Forget the advice to just go in and be yourself.


If you're not going to adequately prepare, then you should be prepared to fail in the interview process.


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10 Scariest Job Seeker Mistakes [INFOGRAPHIC]

10 Scariest Job Seeker Mistakes [INFOGRAPHIC] | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Halloween is right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you should let your job search turn you into a clumsy zombie. Though these tips may not help you w (Don't let your job search turn you into a clumsy zombie!


As might know, I love infographics, especially those about hiring and job search, particularly if they inject a little humor into making a point.


This one I really liked listing common job search mistakes with a Halloween theme. Are you making any scary job search mistakes that are destroying your chances of landing a great opportunity quickly?


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Help Wanted...but in a Whole New Way - Wall Street Journal

Help Wanted...but in a Whole New Way - Wall Street Journal | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it

Wall Street JournalHelp Wanted...but in a Whole New WayWall Street Journal"You're hired for what you know, but you're fired for who you are," says Gary Burnison, chief executive of recruiting and outsourcing firm Korn-Ferry International.


I'm not sure I would agree with this statement. My experience over the last 30 years of conducting executive search is that the vast majority of people are NOT fired for who they are (unless of course their personality is so toxic that the boss and co-workers find it impossible to deal with them).


Instead the vast majority of executives are fired because they cannot deliver upon the expectations of the role. This is the number ONE reason hiring and retention fails - the expectations for the role are not well defined. I do agree with Gary in that most candidates are hired for who they are at the moment of the hire - what knowledge they bring, the skills they possess, and the experiences they've had - unfortunately this has NOTHING to do with predicting future success.


The second they step into the job, those "haves" of what they brought to the table are irrelevant and now the focus is on the "DOs" - which most likely have not been defined.


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Networking Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making | The Daily Muse

Networking Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making | The Daily Muse | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Many networking newbies actually inhibit building real relationships with their new contacts. Here’s what you might not even realize you’re doing wrong.


Good advice on networking - especially when meeting people at events. Seems basic, but I'm still amazed at how many professionals - whether you're 55 or 25 - violate these basic elements of effective job search networking.


Why attend networking meetings and meet folks who could potentially lead you to the ideal job opening, if you're going to be a slug when it comes to follow-up, and thanking those you meet?


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Make yourself stand out in the application process: the rule of three

Make yourself stand out in the application process: the rule of three | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Have you got a pitch ready for potential employers and new contacts? Psychology professor Art Markman reveals how to make your application memorable (RT @GuardianCareers: Kicking off your job search with renewed vigour this morning?


Art mentions a few ideas on moving beyond the traditional process of applying for a job - the shotgun spraying approach of blasting out resumes and then praying someone will call you back.


If you want to conduct an effective executive job search, you've got to take control of the process. Writing a tailored resume, a custom cover letter, connecting with the hiring manager, leveraging your contacts through a backdoor approach.


There are literally over a hundred different tactics you can use beyond the simple answer the ad and wait for the phone to ring approach - which at the executive level will guarantee a 12-18 month search process.


Do you use any of the techniques Art talks about in this blog post?


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How to Manage Your Career While Managing Your Job | Graziadio ...

How to Manage Your Career While Managing Your Job | Graziadio ... | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Here are some key strategies to make sure you're managing your career brilliantly. ... 2. Be ready. If you don't have the right skills (public speaking, social media, whatever) for the next big job in your sights, get them.


Good article by Kate White, former editor-in-chief of Cosmo. She describes the "indicators" of whether to stay and invest your energy or leave for greener pastures. How many of these "indicators" are flashing RED for you?


My experience as an executive recruiter over the last 30 years is that most people become sedentary in their careers - comfortable, better the devil I know, fearful, conservative, and afraid to manage their career. They wait to be cast off from their current company before scrambling in a year long search for a less than adequate position.


When do you plan on taking control of your career back and being proactive in planning where and what you're going to do?


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How To Impress A Hiring Manager

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If you follow this blog, you know I work for NPR. As you might expect, I get to work with some smart people. Mensa smart. After 18 months at NPR I’ve grown accustomed to the intelligence in t...

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The Right Words for Job-Search and Career Success ...

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Well written article/interview on job search networking and the "scripts/templates" you should be using for networking - both at networking events and on the working your contacts. I have not yet ordered the book, but I will since this sounds like a great idea.


The authors also talk about the importance of having a "framework" for a phone interview or face-to-face interview.


In my executive job search coaching practice, I typically work with execuitves on answering questions within a structured framework - one that we've refined over a 30 year time period. I'm glad to see reinforcement of that idea through this article.


In the marketing and copywriting world, they call having these "scripts" a swipe file. What have other people said that is powerful, useful, and makes an impact.


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What Is The Best Job Search Tool?: Failure | Professional Resume Services

What Is The Best Job Search Tool?: Failure | Professional Resume Services | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Why failure is the best job search tool and how it can help make your search more successful in the long run. (#jobseekers: What is your biggest search tool?


i liked the counter-intuitive approach of the author of this article that failure can help you become better. The problem is failure and the related learning that comes from it is based on two fundamental ideas:


1. Does failure stimulate you? Do you learn from it? Is fear of failing drive your self-motivation? OR does it paralyze you? Some people get knocked down by failure and cannot get back up. Their self-confidence drops and they start blaming others. Which camp do you fall into?


2. Do you know what to do in your job search? Of the 100 plus things you could be doing, how many do you tackle? Do you know what the best practices are? Have you researched all the current hot topics of conducting a job search? Have you self-educated yourself to conduct an effective job search? OR are you "unconsciously incompetent?" -- you don't know what you don't know.


Most candidates I come across in the job search are completely paralyzed and demoralized after a long period of unemployment. One of the reasons is that they can't see the light at the end of the tunnel? They are hopeless. They don't know what to do next.


Is failure in your job search really the best job search tool?


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Are you prematurely taking yourself out contention in your job search?

Over the years, hiring managers have seen every hiring, interviewing, résumé, cover letter and negotiation mistake there is. Here are some examples of the most common mistakes – and some of them might surprise you.


"experienced candidates won’t even read a job description if the listed title is of a lower rank than what they want. They base decisions about applying on the job description or title alone."


This one drives me nuts as a recruiter. In 90% of the situations, the title is flexible for the right candidate if they LOVE you. Even when they tell you in the first interview, the title is non-negotiable. EVERYTHING is negotiable when the LOVE you. STOP letting job description titles, statements, requirements, skill listing - all the box checking crap prevent you from exploring potential opportunities.


What if it doesn't work out? No big deal. "Nothing ventured, nothing gained."


"You'll miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take"


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Top 10 Social Media Tips for Job Hunters

Top 10 Social Media Tips for Job Hunters | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Social media adds yet another wrinkle to the job search process. But why not turn your digital presence into a boon rather than a bane?


The author identifies a series of tips that most job seekers would not have thought about, including using blogging, twitter, and other sites to capture the interest of recruiters, hr professionals, and hiring managers.


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Keep Your Job Search Under Wraps - Wall Street Journal

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Wall Street JournalKeep Your Job Search Under WrapsWall Street Journal"And, if your search takes a long time, your performance, pay and job security could all be at risk." Thoughtful planning can help job seekers avoid the classic mistakes.


Interesting perspective on if you have a job, how to keep your jobsearch a secret. As soon as your peers, boss, others in the company discover your strange behavior (you're overdressed once a week, you spend your breaks on Monster.com, you're copying your resume at work), the rumor mill starts, and the next thing you know - security is escorting you to the door with a cardboard box of your belongings.


It's tough to keep an active job search under wraps.


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6 Job Search "Signs" That Don't Actually Mean Anything - U.S. News & World Report (blog)

6 Job Search "Signs" That Don't Actually Mean Anything - U.S. News & World Report (blog) | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
6 Job Search "Signs" That Don't Actually Mean AnythingU.S. News & World Report (blog)1 are employers who remove job listings as soon as the application period closes—even before they've begun conducting interviews.


Ms. Green mentions a number of things that drive candidates nuts, and she explains how many of these comments/issues actually send false signals to candidates, or that they get mis-interpretated. Don't let this happen to you.


I especially liked her comment about when the company doesn't get back to you on a timely basis doesn't mean they've rejected you - it could simply mean other priorities developed and the search went to the back burner. Don't let silence slow you down in moving your candidacy forward at that particular company, nor should you put your eggs in one basket waiting to hear back.


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