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Your Job Interview: The Most Important First Question You Must Ask

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From Barry Deutsch's LinkedIn Publishing on how to improve success in the interview process - for both the candidate and the hiring manager.

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This one interview question you ask as a candidate will transform the entire conversation to a consultative dialogue on solving the hiring manager's problem vs. getting box-checked out the door.

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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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10 Ways To Reduce Job Search Anxiety

10 Ways To Reduce Job Search Anxiety | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
With the surge in layoffs, job search anxiety is on the rise. Let's look at ten ways to relieve the stress.
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The author indicates anxiety is up over increasing layoffs. I'm not seeing it in sectors outside of home building, tech, and media. Other areas continue to remain strong for executive hiring and I can't see any slowdown in the next two years.

 

The anxiety should not be coming from increasing layoffs, but how poorly you might be conducting your job search and as a consequence taking 2-3X what is required in terms of time to complete your job search.

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Tips on Job Interview Preparation

Tips on Job Interview Preparation | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Key tips on job interview success.Three essential steps to take before starting the interview process. Manage your personal information and make the right impression.
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Although these tips might seem very basic - I'm still shocked at how many executives violate these most simple ideas around polishing up your image for potential employers.

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8 Mistakes That Make Your Job Hunt Less Productive

8 Mistakes That Make Your Job Hunt Less Productive | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Feel like you're not making progress in your job hunt?Steer clear of these mistakes that could be making your job search less productive.
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Here are some ideas to think about in terms of making your executive job search more efficient and bring higher speed to finding that ideal opportunity.

 

Most executive job seekers waste an inordinate amount of time focusing on the wrong tasks in their job search - like applying to open positions on job boards.

 

Barry Deutsch

Executive Job Search Coach and Master Executive Search Consultant

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4 Job Search Myths to Stop Believing Now | CareersInFood.com

4 Job Search Myths to Stop Believing Now – Read about popular job search myths and get the facts on CareersInFood.com...
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Some interesting thoughts on job search myths like length of resume, cover letters, and volunteer activities.

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4 Cover Letter Gaffes

4 Cover Letter Gaffes | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Cover Letter Gaffes...
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First soap box issue for executive job search - not taking the time to write a cover letter specifically addressing the expectations identified in the job ad or networking message. Pet Peeve of many CEOs.

 

Second soap box issue for executive job search - not taking the time to proof read your resume and cover letter. Grammer and spelling mistakes will get your resume tossed in the trash can in seconds regardless of the strength of your background.

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Job search platform Indeed to cut 2,200 jobs, HRME News, ETHRWorldME

Job search platform Indeed to cut 2,200 jobs, HRME News, ETHRWorldME | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Chief Executive Chris Hyams, who will take a 25% cut in base pay, said future job openings in general were at or below pre-pandemic levels and that the company was too large.
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Indeed is cutting staff and predicting a decline in job openings. Could this be a leading indicator the job market is slowing down pre-recession?

 

The job market in every recession over the last 30 years has shown decline in open roles before the general economic indicators start to reflect traditional recession metrics.

 

Your thoughts? How are you preparing for an economic downturn - or should we wait until it's already here?

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Getting Past Job Search Rejection | CareersInFood.com

Getting Past Job Search Rejection – Read tips on how to handle rejection that comes along with the job search process on CareersInFood.com.
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My experience in coaching senior executives in their job search through our executive job search coaching program over the last 20 years is that most executive job seekers have a wild emotional roller coaster over whether they get asked back for a second interview or get the job.

 

Forget about what happens on the back end of interviewing. The entire focus of your executive job search should be the "top of the funnel". You should be having plenty of "at-bats" - knowing that a good percentage of those will move through the process. The risk is putting all your eggs in one or two baskets praying for a positive result.

The key issue is that most executive job seekers don't know how to fill the front end of the funnel through networking and referrals (85% of all jobs unposted at this level) to create an abudance of opportunities being presented to them.

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Executive Job Search? You’ll Need More Than a Resume

Executive Job Search? You’ll Need More Than a Resume | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
If you're an executive planning your next career move, it might intrigue you to learn that you'll be judged by more than just your resume during your job search.
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Here's some good ideas for tools in conducting an executive job search. The one I would add to this list is a one page document listing in quantifiable format your key accomplishments of revenue you increased, headcount reduced, efficiency improved, new products launched. 2-3 sentences - what was the issue/challenge - what did you do - what was the quantifiable outcomes. Discussion of these achievements will represent 80 percent of your interviews.

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Are you making these ten job search mistakes of older workers?

Are you making these ten job search mistakes of older workers? | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
This infographic outlines 10 common mistakes that older workers often make. These simple mistakes can be the difference between success and failure in their job search.
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A good graphic on some of the key mistakes candidates with 20-30 years of experience make in their executive job search.

 

Don't forget to ask me about our self-assessment executive job search matrix to determine if your job search might take twice as long as those using best-practices in their job search.

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Job Search - How to Get a Recruiter to Call You Back | LinkedIn

Job Search - How to Get a Recruiter to Call You Back | LinkedIn | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
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How do you get a successful recruiter who does retained level search work to call you back. Some helpful hints and advice based on working 1000 executive searches over the last 30 years.

 

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Your Job Interview: The Most Important First Question You Must Ask

Your Job Interview: The Most Important First Question You Must Ask | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it

From Barry Deutsch's LinkedIn Publishing on how to improve success in the interview process - for both the candidate and the hiring manager.

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This one interview question you ask as a candidate will transform the entire conversation to a consultative dialogue on solving the hiring manager's problem vs. getting box-checked out the door.

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More Rookie Mistakes Even Senior Executives Make in their Job Search

6 job-search mistakes to avoid when finding your first job #career #advice #MRINetwork http://t.co/Z3CbX1bvgm
Barry Deutsch's insight:

Why do executives conducting a job search make the same mistakes that entry level students make coming off their college campuses?


Is it that they are lazy? Do they fail to research what are proper techniques and best practices for conducting a job search? Is there an arrogance that "my resume should speak for itself?"


I'm not sure what the real issue is why someone with 20 plus years of business experience would make the same job search, resume, and interviewing mistakes that entry level college students make.


Here's what I've observed:


The vast majority of executives have NO clue how to conduct an effective executive job search. They have so much pride and arrogance, they fail to read, research, seek advice, use experts, find a job coach - and do all the things necessary to find a job in half the time it typically takes at a senior executive level.


Barry Deutsch

Master Job Search Coach

IMPACT Hiring Solutions

 

Explore Executive Job Search Best Practices on our Career Blog

 

Have you test-driven our Job Search Workbook - This is NOT the Position I Accepted

 

http://www.impacthiringsolutions.com/candidates/candidate-products/not-the-position-i-accepted-

 

Don’t forget to join us on our popular Job Search LinkedIn Discussion Group


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Don't Ask Questions - Guarantee Your Rejection

Don't Ask Questions - Guarantee Your Rejection | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Here are five red flags that most great hiring managers will not miss and will have a hard time getting past.
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Ryan Caldbeck, in this article talks about 5 key items that could cause you to be rejected. I'll zero in on what I hear as an executive recruiter is the most common hiring manager rejection issue: Not asking questions - you're a Dud!


Here's what Ryan had to say:


"4. No questions. I want candidates who are curious about the team, the role, our strategy and what they can expect to be doing on day one, in six months and in a year. I also want team members that are passionate about what we’re doing -- and excited to learn more."



Do you have so many questions about the role, company, industry, opportunity, expectations, projects, competitors - that you couldn't begin to get through all your questions.


OR do you do what most candidates do - they wing it and hope the couple of questions that pop in their minds at the last second will be adequate. Then they wonder why they never get asked back.


Barry Deutsch

Master Job Search Coach

IMPACT Hiring Solutions

 

Explore Executive Job Search Best Practices on our Career Blog

 

Have you test-driven our Job Search Workbook - This is NOT the Position I Accepted

 

http://www.impacthiringsolutions.com/candidates/candidate-products/not-the-position-i-accepted-

 

Don’t forget to join us on our popular Job Search LinkedIn Discussion Group

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10 Common Mistakes in Interviewing

10 Common Mistakes in Interviewing | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
One of the crucial steps in an executive job search is interviewing. Following is a list of 10 common mistakes people make in an interview.
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A pretty good article on the basic fundamentals of interviewing at the executive level. Unfortunately, we sometimes forget these simple elements that can make a huge difference when interviewing for an executive level job.

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10 Reasons Why A Job Search Takes So Long

10 Reasons Why A Job Search Takes So Long | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
You can help your job search along by responding quickly to meeting invitations, being flexible to increase meeting availability and by keeping your contacts updated on your interests and expectations.
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My perspective is that executive job search takes far too long. The rule of thumb is 6 months minimum  and could extend to a year depending on what's happening in the economy. Here's an interesting take on the issue of the length of time of job search in a recent Fortune article.

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Common job search mistakes made by older workers

Common job search mistakes made by older workers | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Older workers often spoil their changes of gaining the job they want by making some common mistakes. This article outlines 10 common mistakes and what to do about them.
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Do you find yourself making these common mistakes in your job search? 85% of jobs at the executive level are not published - they have to be discovered through networking and referrals.

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Job Search Template: MindManager mind map template | Biggerplate

Job Search Template: MindManager mind map template | Biggerplate | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
The Job Search template contains the necessary components to help you stay organized during your job hunt.
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Here's something I've not seen before - a mind-mapping exercise for conducting a job search. Where most candidates fail is the front end of filling the funnel with lots of opportunities - which I call "at-bats". Instead of relying on answering job ads - which is an almost impossible task (plus 85% of all jobs never get published - they are filled through personal contacts and networking) - the focus should be on networking and referrals of opportunities.

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32 Job Search Tips to Get You Hired Faster

32 Job Search Tips to Get You Hired Faster | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
I've shared hundreds of tips on LinkedIn based on my experience as a recruiter, and was even named a LinkedIn Top Voice for it.This article is a compilation of my best job hunting tips and advice, taken from my posts that have received the most positive feedback from job seekers and other career ...
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Lots of good common sense ideas related to your resume and job search. So many candidates shoot themselves in the foot by violating  a number of these basic concepts - and thus never get the stage of a first or second interview.

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Keeping Your Confidence Up During a Lengthy Job Search

Keeping Your Confidence Up During a Lengthy Job Search | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
If you’ve lost your job, it can be hard to remember all your career successes and stay positive. But you can’t replace your old job by staring at the computer eight hours a day or praying for a recruiter to call you.
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Excellent article on HBR about executive job search.

 

One great tactic of improving your self-confidence is to make a bullet-pointed list of all your achievements and accomplishments that you can actually quantify. This will then become your interview talking points and form the basis for your communication strategy with your network to uncover hidden opportunities.

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Why I Hate Resumes - The Importance of Social Media

Why I Hate Resumes - The Importance of Social Media | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
I love showcasing my clients' distinctiveness as a Social Media Marketer but when it comes to creating a resume for myself it feels like I'm trying to cram my entire personality into one tiny page. Oh wait – I am! Am I crazy for thinking it’s impossible to quantify a person's entire personality, tal
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Executive Job Search: I agree with the author that resumes are extremely limiting. You're NOT giving hiring executives a chance to see ENOUGH of you to decide whether to schedule an interview.

 

In our Executive Job Search Coaching Program we teach how to dramatically expand your MARKETING of yourself through LInkedIn as an add-on to your resume. #jobsearch

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Salary Negotiation Tips

Salary Negotiation Tips | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
The salary negotiation process is, for a lot of people, the most stressful part of a job search.
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One of the key elements in a successful Executive Job Search that we cover in our Job Search Coaching Program is how to negotiate the best offer. Here's an interesting article on salary negotiations that cover several key points to get your best offer.

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Job Search - How to Get a Recruiter to Call You Back | LinkedIn

Job Search - How to Get a Recruiter to Call You Back | LinkedIn | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
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Do you sometimes wonder why a recruiter doesn't return your calls or emails? Imagine being overwhelmed with unsolicited calls and emails - how would conduct triage or priority rank who gets a call back. Peak behind the scenes to see what top recruiters do to manage their email/phone call flow with candidates.

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Job Search - Why Networking FAILS Most of the Time | LinkedIn

Job Search - Why Networking FAILS Most of the Time | LinkedIn | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
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80 percent or more of great opportunities in job search comes from networking and referrals. However, most executives and managers do a terrible job of driving referrals from their network. Explore some of the core reasons behind networking failure.

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Introverts are Set-up for Failure in Job Interviews | LinkedIn

Introverts are Set-up for Failure in Job Interviews | LinkedIn | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
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I published this article on the LinkedIn Publishing Platform a few weeks ago about the problem introverts have in being interviewed,  and was overwhelmed by the comments. As an introvert, you've got to employ a few different strategies than your extroverted counterparts.


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Are You Committing Rookie Resume Mistakes?

Are You Committing Rookie Resume Mistakes? | Effective Executive Job Search | Scoop.it
Want To Improve Your Chances Of Getting Called For Interviews? Avoid These Rookie Resume Mistakes!
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One of the greatest mistakes I see as an executive recruiter is a lack of sharing quantifiable results, outcomes, metrics, improvements - all the things you should be proud of achieving. You should be tooting your horn loudly - truthful examples, illustrations, and specifics of your proudest work accomplishments.


Yet even at an executive level, many job seekers use the old-school style of responsibilities and duties to describe their work experience. Even if they list bullet-point examples - they are so generic, superficial, and in the stratosphere - that they are bordering on comical.


Here's what the author said about this "rookie mistake":


"If the recruiter/hiring manager never sees an example of your accomplishments from previous companies, there may not be an interview. You don't have to go overboard, but let your resume speak to your achievements. Perhaps you spearheaded a company initiative that saved your previous employer X amount of dollars. Did you contribute a key idea on an important business proposal?"



Start listing your accomplishments and achievements - let that document drive the creation of your resume, cover letter, and interview answers.


Barry Deutsch

Master Job Search Coach

IMPACT Hiring Solutions

 

Explore Executive Job Search Best Practices on our Career Blog

 

Have you test-driven our Job Search Workbook - This is NOT the Position I Accepted

 

http://www.impacthiringsolutions.com/candidates/candidate-products/not-the-position-i-accepted-

 

Don’t forget to join us on our popular Job Search LinkedIn Discussion Group


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