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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Networking and the job search - The FINANCIAL

Networking and the job search - The FINANCIAL | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Networking and the job searchThe FINANCIALAt that time, it is highly unlikely that people who you've never spent much time with will suddenly decide to help you get a job. Networking is a long-term process, not a quick fix.


This article makes the major point that networking is a continuous process - especially when you already have a job. The number one problem we find in executive job search is executive's trying to get quick results in their job search when they've done no continuous networking. It takes on average 6-9 months to develop a decent network that will begin to produce job leads and opportunities in the hidden job market - that under the surface market which contains over 80% of all job opportunities.


Should you wait until you desperately need your network or should you start building it now? OR as Harvey McKay indicated, build your well before you need it.


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Tips for Job Seekers: The Most Common Job Search Mistakes - Spark Hire

Tips for Job Seekers: The Most Common Job Search Mistakes - Spark Hire | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Check out these tips for job seekers so you can see the common mistakes to avoid.


A decent list of typical mistakes job seekers make in the job search process. Just correcting a few of these could have a tremendous impact on your job search success.


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Visualization and the Job Interview

Visualization and the Job Interview | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Visualizing your success at an interview generally helps the interview go better than otherwise, and it may make you feel that you were talking with old friends. Think of someone you respect—a friend, a movie star, anyone you ...


Visualization is a great technique in general - I particularly like the way the author frames it for using during job interviews. Do you visualize the interview and point/counter-point discussions?


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3 simple Tips to Use LinkedIn for Your Executive Job Search

3 simple Tips to Use LinkedIn for Your Executive Job Search | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
OUT IN FRONT 2012+ Leading Your Executive Job Search > 3 simple Tips to use LinkedIn for Your Executive Job Search http://t.co/KIapshSe...


The author reinforces the age old concept that 80% of jobs are never advertised. How does LinkedIn help you uncover and penetrate this "under the surface" level of open opportunities?


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Professional Networking Mistakes

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Learn how to avoid 13 common professional networking mistakes.


I liked this list of networking mistakes published on Monster. com. Are you making these mistakes right now in your job search? How many of these mistakes are "costing you an interview?"


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Are You Making These Job Search Mistakes? | Blog | Blue Sky Resumes

Are You Making These Job Search Mistakes? |  Blog | Blue Sky Resumes | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it

Are You Making These Job Search Mistakes?


Another list of job search mistakes - do you see a pattern beginning to emerge from all these articles on job search errors and mistakes. After reading the 77 lists of job search mistakes, which ones do you find to be the most common or relevant to your job search.


How do these compare to our list of the top ten job search mistakes you can find on our website at impacthiringsolutions.com?


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How to stop your resume from being sucked into a Big Black online ...

How to stop your resume from being sucked into a Big Black online ... | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it

The author talks about the importance of matching "keywords" from the job posting to your response - which should be both through a customized resume and cover letter for the position. She even talks about an online tool that helps you do this "matching".


However, more important than keywords is the ability to address what the employer is seeking in the job advertisement. Rather than do the traditional "spray and pray" approach of having one standard resume and cover letter, customize it to include those specific requirements. If the ad says you'll be responsible for the monthly accounting closing process, talk specifically in your resume and cover letter about how you have improved the accounting closing process in your previous roles.


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Job seekers must stand out - The News-Press

Job seekers must stand out - The News-Press | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Job seekers must stand outThe News-PressJob seekers must stand out. Expected increases in hiring activity won't mean the job search will suddenly be easy. ... “If there are mistakes, it is an easy way to start eliminating people,” Rhoad said.


Standing out - personal branding, making a name for yourself, differentiating yourself from your peer group, tooting your own horn, showing companies the kind of value you can bring from writing a weekly blog post to updating your linkedin status 5 times a day.


There are literally hundreds of techniques to "stand-out". Most job seekers fail to take advantage of a small percentage of these tactics.


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How to Handle Tough Interview Questions | CAREEREALISM

How to Handle Tough Interview Questions | CAREEREALISM | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Prepare yourself for your next job interview! Learn how to handle tough interview questions like these from Career Expert, Amanda Haddaway.


The vast majority of executive candidates I come across in my executive search practice and in the work I do around executive job search coaching do a TERRIBLE job of preparing for interviews and handling questions. They think "let me background speak for itself". Why should I prepare for interview questions. And then they wonder why there is never a second interview.


Preparation is at the heart of doing well in interviews. Taking short cuts on this step is a major point of job search failure.


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Personal Branding and Your LinkedIn Profile | Executive Resume ...

Personal Branding and Your LinkedIn Profile | Executive Resume ... | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Executive Resume Branding. Meg Guiseppi, C-level Executive Job Search Coach — Personal Branding, Executive Resume, Biography, LinkedIn, Online Presence ...


Meg Guiseppi is an outstanding resource in the executive job search field. Great suggesting for personal branding during your job search

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“10 things you must do if you're laid off” « Doug Neeper's Blog

“10 things you must do if you're laid off” « Doug Neeper's Blog | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
DFN: Glassdoor continues to be my personal gure regarding the job search process. Laid Off? 10 Things You Must Do Posted: 07 Sep 2012 07:00 AM PDT In today's job market, you need to act quickly after being laid off.


Do you have a plan in place if you're blind-sided by a layoff or firing or RIF. Are there elements of these 10 things that you can "seed" or "plant" before you need them?


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Hearts and Minds: The Key to Employee Engagement

Hearts and Minds: The Key to Employee Engagement | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
When I was Director of Publications & Marketing at Cornell, my staff and I would focus on developing stories that would trigger an emotional reaction before diving into any subject matter that ...

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Top 10 Hardest Interview Questions

Top 10 Hardest Interview Questions | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Top 10 Hardest Interview Questions. Job interview questions to prepare for.


I wouldn't necessarility agree that this list is the top 10 - however, the author does put together the "typical" questions that asked by most managers. Although these are stupid, canned, irrelevant, and unnecessary questions - they are still asked by the majority of hiring managers.


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7 Mistakes Job Seekers Make

7 Mistakes Job Seekers Make | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Are you searching for a new job? Beware! One of our trusted career experts shares seven common mistakes job seekers make on the job hunt.


Another list of job search mistakes that get frequently made. If you could just minimize a few basic job search mistakes and errors, and perhaps apply a few simple best practices, you would be amazed at how quickly you could complete your executive job search.


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How a Rock-Solid Resume Strengthens Your Job Search

How a Rock-Solid Resume Strengthens Your Job Search | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
How a Rock-Solid Resume Strengthens Your Job SearchU.S. News & World Report (blog)The reason behind so many job-search flops and missteps is lack of a messaging infrastructure. So how do you set about ...


I'm not convinced the resume makes that big of a difference in a job seach - assuming you've got the basics covered such as a chronological resume, nice use of white space, good formatting, no spelling mistakes, and a orientation towards results and quantification of achievements.


I think candidates spend way too much time fretting over their perfect resume, when the time might be better spent networking, uncovering opportunities, and writing targeted cover letters.


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How To Boost Your Job Search [3 Smart Ways]

How To Boost Your Job Search [3 Smart Ways] | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
A job search can be a joyful and exhilarating process. A job search can be an annoying and exhausting process. Which statement do you identify most with?


More tips and hints to think about in conducting your job search. How many different tactics do you use in leveraging your job search? Have you ever made a list?

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Guerrilla Job Hunting - Contact Employers Directly

Guerrilla Job Hunting - Contact Employers Directly | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
In my ongoing series of interviews with job search experts, I tracked down Marky Stein, a career coach in San Jose, Calif., who's perfected a strikingly innovative approach to finding a job fast – in any economy.


I agree with the author that most candidates would never consider making a cold call to a potential employer. Now social media tools come along like LinkedIn where the response rate goes in the 80-90 percent range vs. the under 5 percent range for cold calling and you've got the beginning of the social job hunt.


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Job Search Mistakes - Overcome the Top Ten Job Search Mistakes to Conduct a More Effective Job Search

Job Search Mistakes - Overcome the Top Ten Job Search Mistakes to Conduct a More Effective Job Search | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Conduct an Effective Job Search by overcoming the Top Ten Job Search Mistakes. Stop making networking, personal branding and interviewing, and resume mistakes.


From our audio series on how to conduct a more effective job search. Have you read this book, or explored the supporting content in thousands of hours of blog articles, audio programs, templates, examples, assessments, and illustrations on our website, impacthiringsolutions.com?


Are you talking advantage of the wealth of free and paid content on the internet to improve your job search. Given how much great information is available, no one should be taking longer than 3-4 months to find a new opportunity, even at the executive level.


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Top 10 Overlooked Job Search Mistakes | The HooHireWire

Top 10 Overlooked Job Search Mistakes | The HooHireWire | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Obvious mistakes aside, here are 10 often overlooked errors that should make the top of every job seeker’s priority list.


Another cut on the top 10 mistakes in conducting a job search. Once again, I find that most authors publishing lists of the top 10 this and the top 10 that is more personal opinion than any form of quantifiable research and study.


Our book on conducting a job search and the research behind it for example was based on interviews with over 100,000 candidates, over 1000 executive searches, and workshops with over 25,000 CEOs and Executives on hiring top talent. As you can imagine, all of our content is based on that depth of research, surveys, polling, and information collected over the last 25 years.


I chuckle at a lot of the articles I read on-line that are personal opinion, yet are written to come off as authoritative recommendations based on deep research. Some of the these top 10 mistakes are on the money and compare favorably with those that we've identifed and others miss the mark.


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CVs now a mystery to the over-40s - Moneycontrol.com

CVs now a mystery to the over-40s - Moneycontrol.com | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
CVs now a mystery to the over-40sMoneycontrol.comMr Moreau says the inability to write a CV that will attract potential employers is not limited to any particular sector: many job seekers from all areas of business aged over 40 have CVs not fit for...


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"Mr Chappell adds that a CV and standard covering letter no longer work and the "spray and pray" method is no longer effective either. "You need to approach each application uniquely and individually," he advises.


I'm finding the vast majority of job search candidates - even at an executive level are in the "spray and pray" mode. Not being focused, specific, targeted in your response to job ads is a sure way for your resume to end up in the trash can. It's one of the key mistakes job seekers make. It's one of the core elements we talk about in our job search methodology titled "The Career Success Methodology".


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99 Interview Tips That Will Actually Help You Get a Job | career ...

Your focus should be on solving problems for the company, on proving why you're the best candidate for the job, and on finding a culture and community that you naturally fit in with. If you do ... the job.


Good advice for job seekers. I still find many job seekers - expecially at the executive level - do not focus on the value they can bring to companies - there more focused inwardly on what their skills are = not the specific application of those skills, education, knowledge, and capabilities that can help the specific company with whom you are interviewing.


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10 Mistakes to avoid in a confidential job search

10 Mistakes to avoid in a confidential job search | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Job seeking insights from the pros: "10 Mistakes to avoid in a confidential job search" http://t.co/kBVWbMrx...


More mistakes to consider - especially related to a "confidential" search as in your currently employed.


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Networking Your Way Through Your Job Search

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Setting Up the Informational Interview Process. Like other phases of your job search, setting up an informational interview starts with identifying the industry (technical communication), the company, and the role you would like to understand ...


Good suggestions on setting up informational interviews. I am always amazed how many candidates get leads, opportunities, and job interviews from scheduling informational interviews.


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Explaining Gaps in Your Work History | Professional Resume Services

Explaining Gaps in Your Work History | Professional Resume Services | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Work history gaps can be de-emphasized by volunteering, freelancing, and using a functional resume format.


The problem is that everyone thinks when you show a function resume that you have something to hide. I do agree strongly that you've got to fill in that gap with consulting, freelancing, volunteering. Being a coach potato during employment raises concerns among hiring managers.


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Retaining Talent? It Starts at the Top

Retaining Talent? It Starts at the Top | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Hiring and retaining top talent is critical to every business’ success.


If it's so critical, why do the vast majority of executives and managers give it lip service?


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