Trying to be “open” on LinkedIn? Or more intent on locking down your job search activity for privacy? You MUST understand the site's broadcast message types, Activity Broadcasts and Activity Feed, and the differences between them. Often confused with each other, these controls allow messages to be widely distributed to other LinkedIn users, informing them of … Continue reading Your LinkedIn Broadcasts: Must-Know Privacy & Branding Settings
A career biography as a job search document is nothing new; employers and recruiters have often reviewed bios as a part of a leadership or executive portfolio. In fact, don’t be surprised if you’re asked for an executive biography when submitting your resume. However, you don’t want to resort to the tired, “James has served … Continue reading 3 Tips to Writing a Strong Career Biography
Want to be considered for a coveted Vice President of Sales role – with a leadership resume that promotes you far above a Sales Manager or Director? You’ll face an uphill battle if you rely solely on the same metrics and quota figures that nailed your current position. Here’s why: employers assume that a VP-level … Continue reading The 5 Essentials of a Powerful VP Sales Resume
You’ve already been told how important your photograph is to your social media identity – and you certainly understand that other LinkedIn users will be more likely to network with you when they can see your face. Even so, you may not have the time or inclination to suit up for a professional headshot on … Continue reading Does Your LinkedIn Photo Look Like You Just Don’t Care?
Creating your resume, but stumped for ideas beyond your job titles, places of employment, tasks, and education? Compelling employers to pick up the phone requires a much stronger brand message! If you haven’t focused on your ROI – the benefit companies get when hiring you – your search can go on indefinitely. You might believe that … Continue reading Does Your Resume Show Your ROI?
Writing your resume to attract the kind of attention your career deserves is a challenge. Content is critical... but your formatting and strategy are equally important! One of the best resume branding techniques (that can escape your notice even if you review executive resume samples) is changing resume section headings for greater impact. An easy way … Continue reading Simple Ways to Reinforce Your Brand Message With Resume Headings
Launching a strategic executive job search - and hoping to make a splash? In previous years, listing the size of budgets managed, divisions run, or revenue generated might have been enough for a recruiter to hunt you down. However, in today’s economic climate, executives are being asked to deliver more and brand themselves as well-rounded … Continue reading 3 Strategies for Writing a Bold, Branded Executive Resume
Using LinkedIn for your job search? You might have assumed, as many others do, that your mere presence on the site is enough to make your Profile findable by employers and recruiters. However, the key information used in some LinkedIn Profile fields can actually make a huge difference in the way employers become aware of … Continue reading Writing Your LinkedIn Profile Headline for Searchability & Branding
In my Sunday Denver Post, I was intrigued to read a story in the Business section that detailed the woes of 2 job seekers. Each of these women had been on the job hunt for months, with no end in sight (until one of them obtained retraining in another field).One of these women relayed her story … Continue reading A Job Search Model Bound to Fail
Several executives have recently sent me their resumes in anticipation of our working together, and one thing struck me from viewing the files: these candidates were already working on versions 10 (and up) of their resumes! If you find yourself writing and rewriting your resume just to get it to "fit" a particular job description or employer, stop and read … Continue reading How to quit rewriting your resume for each job