A resume or LinkedIn profile is hopeless without keywords. It’s what people search when they are trying to find you. So you have to know your own functional buzzwords specific to you.
The Hiring Process Explained…
I applied last week! Why haven’t they called me Back? So the question today is, ‘I’ve applied on LinkedIn or Indeed last week, why haven’t I heard anything?’ If you’ve applied on Indeed or LinkedIn, the reason why you aren’t receiving that call immediately is that jobs are posted for a set length of time. […]
How To Refresh Your Outdated Resume for 2020…
…to Get YOU the Interview Today’s question is about how to refresh your outdated resume for 2020 to get YOU the interview. If you’ve had a resume for a long time, 10 or so years, and never updated it, that is a huge mistake because like everything in this world, things change and resumes from […]
Do I Need a Professional LinkedIn Presence?
If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile, you are committing career suicide.
All About the Applicant Tracking System – ATS
When you send your resume to an HR department or to an executive recruiter, rarely are they read. Here’s what happens and how to optimize your chances
How to Choose, Prepare and Deliver Your Best Job References
I am Martin Buckland. I’m an executive career management practitioner and I help senior executives across the world, reach their career goals. The question that I’m answering today is, “How many references do I need?” I would suggest you have five. Why five? It’s always good to have an odd number and the five should […]
Is Social Media Good for Career Growth and Management?
The question, today, is, “I’m not particularly good on social media. I hardly ever use it. Can you help me? Does it help my career management?” I am Martin Buckland, and I help senior executives manage and advance their careers. Plus, a lot more. The quick answer is yes, it does. You need to get […]
No Response to Job Applications
My name is Martin Buckland and I help senior executives reach their career goals. Today’s question is “I’ve applied for over 120 jobs, and I’ve never received an answer.” Sadly, this is very common. I can totally understand that you are frustrated after 120 and no reply. That would frustrate me. To allay that frustration. […]
Severance and How Long to Wait to Start a Job Search
“I was lucky. I received a very generous severance. So I’m just going to start my job search just before my severance expires.” I’m Martin Buckland and I am an Executive Career Management Practitioner and I help my clients across the world, reach their career goals. The question today is regarding receiving a generous severance […]
Successful Social Media Habits when Searching for a Job
I am Martin Buckland a global executive career management practitioner. Today we’re going to talk about the top six successful social media habits. I call myself a LinkedIn junkie. I’m always on LinkedIn because I teach it. I know how I use it and I want my clients to use it all the time. You […]
5 Common Mistakes in Elevator Pitches
Remember, first impressions count. One, mistake and you can potentially ruin a relationship or at least a conversation with a person. Make your elevator pitch memorable and memorize it.
23 Ways You Can Sabotage Your Job Search
Job Search is an Art. 23 mitakes to avoid that will sabotage your job search.
How Do I Use My Resume to the Greatest Advantage?
Use your resume to your greatest advantage. My name is Martin Buckland and I’m an executive career management practitioner. I manage the careers of the senior executives, those who aspire to be business leaders, executive MBAs, and mining practitioners. I’m here to talk with you about resume distribution. You have lots of options. When your […]
How To Demonstrate Your Value
Tips to demonstrate your value Today, we are in front of the London Stock Exchange. Shareholders are looking for you and your corporate performance. They are looking to increase their dividends, their profits, their revenue, and they’re looking to streamline operations. They also want to expand, possibly internationally. You have value that can play a […]
4 Job Search Tips
I’m here today in Parliament Square, one of the most famous squares in London to talk about my four job search tips. Have an updated resume. You would think that simple, wouldn’t you? But not a lot of people do, sadly, or they don’t even know how to write a resume. It’s quite complex, because […]
Tips for Your Executive Job Search
If you find yourself in a job search unexpectedly or for an extended period of time, it is often overwhelming and disheartening, especially if you are not seeing the response you hoped for. In a prolonged job search, it is difficult to maintain the momentum and excitement that comes with the new possibilities of a jobs search. Therefore, there may be a time where you have to refresh your executive job search to continually invest your time and full effort. Use these tips to bolster your motivation and success!
Is a Career Change in the Cards for You? 6 Steps to Consider
Are you ready for a change in your career? What are your aspirations and dreams? Consider these 6 steps to traverse the path ahead.
Who Owns Your Career? You or Your Employer?
Almost one quarter of your life will be spent at work. Do you own your career? Take charge now to be happy, work at a great company and be well compensated.
The Top Eight Job Search Myths
ROI on a job search can be high if you are fully knowledgeable of the process but be aware that myths abound. Let’s debunk some of the top myths.
CONTEMPLATING A JOB SEARCH? SUMMER IS THE BEST TIME. SURPRISED?
Contrary to what you may assume or have ben told, July and August are the two best months to conduct a job search. Read on to learn why.