5 Tips for Preventing Age Bias in Your Executive Resume & LinkedIn Profile

Back in the job market for an executive role? You may have encountered (or wondered about) potential age discrimination when putting yourself “out there” for an executive job search. If you find yourself experiencing rejection in your job applications, the possibility of age discrimination may seem all too real. Yet, it’s possible that you’re actually … Continue reading 5 Tips for Preventing Age Bias in Your Executive Resume & LinkedIn Profile

What’s the Secret to Getting Hired From LinkedIn? (Part 3: Analyzing Your Competition)

Wondering if LinkedIn will REALLY help you land your next job? This strategy is another part of my series in answering these common LinkedIn job search questions:   “Why are others getting hired off LinkedIn, but not me? What am I doing wrong?” Part 1 (Build More Connections) and Part 2 (Set Your Strategy for Groups) may already be actions you've missed. … Continue reading What’s the Secret to Getting Hired From LinkedIn? (Part 3: Analyzing Your Competition)

What’s the Secret to Getting Hired From LinkedIn? (Part 2: Setting Your Strategy for Groups)

This strategy is part of a series I've developed in response to these classic LinkedIn job search questions:  “Why are others getting hired off LinkedIn, but not me? What am I doing wrong?” In Part 1: Your Connections, I explained why you MUST build more Connections--even if this seems a simplistic strategy--because doing so will boost … Continue reading What’s the Secret to Getting Hired From LinkedIn? (Part 2: Setting Your Strategy for Groups)

Does Your Resume Reflect 2013 Personal Branding Trends?

If you’ve spent hours studying current resume trends to see examples of outstanding personal branding, look no further. The 2013 global Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) award nominees and winners have been announced! Considered the pinnacle of personally branded resume examples, the TORIs represent the highest honor achievable in executive resume writing. (My executive … Continue reading Does Your Resume Reflect 2013 Personal Branding Trends?

Why Your Job Application Didn’t Get a Response (And What You Can Do About It)

Eagerly sending your resume to the perfect job posting or trying to contact executive recruiters – but not getting a response? If you thought your executive resume was strong, and your LinkedIn Profile was ready for prime time, it might seem that your application traveled into a black hole!  Many executives report similar experiences, with … Continue reading Why Your Job Application Didn’t Get a Response (And What You Can Do About It)

Trying to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Private? It Won’t Happen

Trying to keep your LinkedIn Profile information hidden from the prying eyes of your boss or colleagues? To paraphrase an old advertising slogan:  Sorry, Charlie. There’s no way to add information on LinkedIn and prevent it from being seen. The confusion arises when LinkedIn users see the option for a Public Profile and believe its … Continue reading Trying to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Private? It Won’t Happen

The #1 Misconception About LinkedIn SEO

Trying to become more prominent or "findable" in employer LinkedIn searches? Forget about customizing your LinkedIn Profile URL. A common misconception among LinkedIn users (and even experts), changing your LinkedIn Profile URL doesn't affect your findability inside the site. Repeat - it has NO effect on being found by a recruiter or user trolling LinkedIn … Continue reading The #1 Misconception About LinkedIn SEO

Should You Hire an Executive Resume Writer?

Seeking your next executive role, or trying to move up to the corner office? You've probably realized that you're up against intensive competition from candidates with a wealth of experience. But will you need a professionally written executive resume to compete at this level? Does every executive outsource this part of the job search? Will … Continue reading Should You Hire an Executive Resume Writer?

5 Best-Practice LinkedIn Strategies for Executives

Cautiously readying your LinkedIn Profile for an executive job search? You’ll need to consider LinkedIn strategies that differ substantially from those used by mid-career professionals. For example, many executives choose to limit the information they distribute on LinkedIn, due to company confidentiality or other reasons. Executives are also approached more often than other users on LinkedIn, … Continue reading 5 Best-Practice LinkedIn Strategies for Executives

Watch Out for These LinkedIn Myths

Updating your LinkedIn Profile, but worried that you’ll somehow slip and expose your job search, or otherwise “out” yourself to your boss? Before you log in, panic-stricken, to change the controls on your Profile, read this first! LinkedIn settings—and the visibility associated with them—not only change often, but are regularly misunderstood, as shown by these … Continue reading Watch Out for These LinkedIn Myths