Are You Making This Critical Mistake on LinkedIn?

Dumping your resume content straight into each section of LinkedIn—and calling it done? If you’re still assuming that your resume will stand in for your Profile, you’re doing yourself (and your job search) a disservice. Here’s why: your resume might be well-written and contain solid achievements—but that doesn’t mean it was developed for online reading … Continue reading Are You Making This Critical Mistake on LinkedIn?

How to Find Recruiters For Your Job Search

Perhaps you’ve decided to reach out to recruiters as a means of accessing potential opportunities at your leadership career level. If so, how do you find the best executive recruiters for your situation? Many recruiters work nationally and globally, making it difficult to pinpoint the best resources. You can get in touch with colleagues for … Continue reading How to Find Recruiters For Your Job Search

Are You Over-Sharing On LinkedIn?

LinkedIn—that all-purpose gathering place for professionals, recruiters, and employers—allows you to converse with like-minded experts in your field, learn about industry-specific topics and events, post resume information, and send private messages to employers in hopes of securing that perfect job. However, if you’re divulging too-personal details, or letting others have uncomfortably close insight into your … Continue reading Are You Over-Sharing On LinkedIn?

Who’s Viewed Your Profile on LinkedIn – And What Do They Want?

Scroll down the sidebar of your LinkedIn Home Page, and you’ll eventually notice the blurb that asks “Who’s Viewed Your Profile?” If you click on it, you’ll see a page entitled Profile Stats, which is designed to show you other users that have looked at your information. To get a glimpse of who is searching … Continue reading Who’s Viewed Your Profile on LinkedIn – And What Do They Want?

What You Should Know Before Contacting a Recruiter

Considering contacting a recruiter to find out about executive or leadership jobs in your field? Many job hunters assume that forging connections with recruiters will put them closer to lucrative, high-level positions that aren’t otherwise advertised. However, a successful recruiter-job seeker relationship doesn’t just happen. It’s important to understand the relationship among all involved parties … Continue reading What You Should Know Before Contacting a Recruiter

Is Your Leadership Resume Ready for a Recruiter’s Call?

It’s happened! You received a call out of the blue from an executive recruiter who is searching for a great candidate, and he wants to see your leadership resume quickly. However, you haven’t kept it up-to-date, and now panic mode is setting in.What should you do?First of all, consider asking for more time to pull … Continue reading Is Your Leadership Resume Ready for a Recruiter’s Call?

Why “knowing” recruiters won’t help you in your search

I was recently asked by a prospective client if I "knew" any recruiters. Well, I do maintain strong relationships with recruiters in various fields, but there seemed to be a disconnect in the question.You see, finding a recruiter is only part of the effort you'll need to undertake in order to be successful. Recruiters find candidates, not … Continue reading Why “knowing” recruiters won’t help you in your search

Why "knowing" recruiters won’t help you in your search

I was recently asked by a prospective client if I "knew" any recruiters. Well, I do maintain strong relationships with recruiters in various fields, but there seemed to be a disconnect in the question.You see, finding a recruiter is only part of the effort you'll need to undertake in order to be successful. Recruiters find candidates, not … Continue reading Why "knowing" recruiters won’t help you in your search

Should you work with a recruiter?

Considering contacting a recruiter for your job search? You’ll need to first understand how this relationship works, then locate and nurture the best sources of recruiters for your field.First of all, your best option is to contact more than one recruiter during a job search. For jobseekers who don’t grasp the overall strategy of recruiting, … Continue reading Should you work with a recruiter?

Working With Recruiters, Part III: 5 Tips for Finding and Approaching Contacts

If you're conducting an active job hunt, you're probably aware that working with a recruiter can be an effective method for your search. However, finding a recruiter that specializes in your field can be a daunting prospect. Where should you look? How do you know what to expect? And what precisely should you be prepared … Continue reading Working With Recruiters, Part III: 5 Tips for Finding and Approaching Contacts