Posts in Online Job Search
You May Be Surprised What Your Executive Resume Document Properties Reveal

Many casual users and even some frequent users of Microsoft Word do not realize that the metadata that Word keeps about your executive resume document under “Properties” is very extensive and can reveal a lot more about you than is wise.

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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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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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What You Need to Know About the Big Changes LinkedIn is Deploying

Every two years or so, LinkedIn makes significant changes to the design and content of its website. The latest update — launched in late 2016/early 2017 — is designed to align the LinkedIn desktop experience with what users of the LinkedIn mobile app have seen for quite some time.

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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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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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