Posts in Executive Networking
Dreaming of a New Executive Job? LinkedIn Says October is the Best Time to Look!

Recent LinkedIn blog posts and a CBS This Morning interview with LinkedIn’s Editor-In-Chief Dan Roth tell us that October is the month with the highest number of job openings on LinkedIn’s website. And amazingly, 89 percent of hiring managers fill those open positions in less than four weeks! With the unemployment rate at a 50-year low, it is a candidate’s market, and your competition for one of those openings will likely be lower as a result.

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Get Your Executive Resume into the Hiring Decision Maker's Hands

The greatest executive resume in the world will do you no good if the person responsible for making the decision to hire never sees it. The executive candidate who identifies and gets to the hiring manager first is most likely going to be the winner, so make the extra effort to find and contact that person!

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Get Recruiters’ Attention with Your LinkedIn Profile

Gain valuable insights into what recruiters see when your LinkedIn profile comes up on search results, what they like and don’t like to see…. the fact that there are 500 million plus LinkedIn members means that it is easy to become lost in the crowd!

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Protect Your LinkedIn Profile from Plagiarism!

I just became aware of something today about LinkedIn that is very important… It appears that unless you proactively change some default settings on LinkedIn, you are now authorizing the Resume Assistant in Microsoft Word to access content such as work experience descriptions from your profile and display them as models to the Word user.

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What Can I Say if My Boss Notices I’ve Updated My LinkedIn Profile?

Oops! You recently made some changes or updates to your LinkedIn profile content and your boss or colleagues have noticed that and are asking you about it, or worse yet, have expressed disapproval or alarm. As an executive resume writer who is often asked by my executive clients for executive resume writing tips, I have found that…

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Be Mindful: Recruiters ARE LOOKING at Your Social Media Activity

Did you know that a full 87 PERCENT of recruiters use LinkedIn to reach out to potential candidates? And that the vast majority of employers weigh your positive or negative presence in social media heavily in making hiring decisions?

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Privacy Considerations on LinkedIn

When working with my clients on their executive resumes, a second and very important component of our engagement is often preparation of content for their LinkedIn profiles. Here are some strategies regarding public profile visibility and whether to allow LinkedIn to circulate your information…

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Executive Job Search Tip: Want Good Answers? Ask the Right Questions.

Make your questions easy and quick to answer when you are approaching recruiters, current employees of companies, your connections on LinkedIn, and other members of your network! You’re much more likely to get a specific, helpful answer than “Gee, sorry, I don’t know of anything.”

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Executives: Don’t Lose All Your Hard Work on Your LinkedIn Profile!

In the past, when LinkedIn has refreshed its user interface, it has removed features. In anticipation that this may happen with the forthcoming redesign, you should consider backing up your LinkedIn profile right now, so you don’t lose any data.

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Wall Street Journal: If You’re Ignoring LinkedIn, You’re Hurting Your Career

Still scoffing about LinkedIn as not worth your time? Sixty-one percent of members visit LinkedIn only every few weeks (or even less often). This is unfortunate, because LinkedIn is a great resource for keeping tabs on what is going on in your industry, searching for and winning a new job….

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How to Keep an Executive Job Search Secret from Your Employer

You’ve decided that it’s time to move on to greener pastures where your talents will be… The question now is: How to get the word out without alerting your boss or co-workers, with possible adverse consequences including reputation damage, perception as disloyal by your company, or even termination?

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Your LinkedIn Contact Network: Build it Big for Maximum Career Benefits

Bigger isn’t always better, but in the case of LinkedIn networks it definitely is. As the world of work and professional networking has evolved with the advent of the online network, so has LinkedIn. Although the official advice is still to connect with those you know, LinkedIn’s features in fact encourage just the opposite.

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