If you are serious about advancing your career, social media can help you research your target areas and uncover industry influencers.
An introduction to Martin’s most recent guest post on the BlueSteps Executive Career Insider Blog.
Your job search plan needs a prudent and aggressive social media component, but it can’t consume your whole day. Three ways to focus your time.
Pam Ross explains how Twitter chats are rich conversations where you can learn, share your knowledge, and advance your career.
People don’t think of Facebook as a job search platform, yet it’s where everyone goes to learn more about you – including recruiters.
Creating credibility is the backbone of building a successful and lasting relationship. How to be yourself without over-sharing.
If you’ve stayed away from Facebook or think it’s just for friends and family, take another look at what it can do for your job search.
How to make the best first impression on executive recruiters and HR professionals with your LinkedIn profile.
LinkedIn is a business networking tool that can deliver huge value to your career management and advancement. Here are my top LinkedIn tips.
How you can use Twitter to display your brand, express your career goals, share your knowledge, and further your job search.
Did you accidentally clone yourself and now you have more than one LinkedIn profile? It’s happened to many people. You got caught up in the social media buzz and quickly joined, even though you weren’t sure what to do with your profile. Months or even years went by and as social recruiting became the norm, […]
When you’re in career transition and connecting with influencers, recruiters and hiring managers, many of them will investigate you online to form their initial impression. Will they find any digital dirt? Digital dirt is anything negative or unflattering posted about you – and sometimes by you – online. Where digital dirt could be hiding As […]
If you want to be found and chosen by recruiters with jobs to fill, you need to understand how and where they look for candidates. The first thing to clarify is that recruiters don’t work for YOU. Their clients are the corporations who have hired them to help fill available positions with appropriate candidates. Candidates […]
Searching for a full-time job IS a full-time job – more if you’re really serious about shortening your transition time. In fact, I recommend people spend 12 hours a day, 5 days a week on their job search. I hear many objections to this, for which I always have a response. Here are some of […]
Recruiters and HR Professionals continue to turn to social media as a resource to post jobs and source candidates. A number of surveys show this number to be approximately 90%! If you are actively managing your career, you are aware of the importance of Linkedin, the number 1 professional online networking site. Certified Professional Resume […]
It is unfortunate that there are many organizations with a much greater interest in taking a customer’s money than they are in providing the services they are offering. Recently a client shared their horrific tale of hiring an executive career change organization with the expectation of a resume and a job. The fee was $12,000 […]
For those currently managing a senior executive career, it is agreed that a professional online presence is a necessary requirement for a successful career in 2012. Professional profiles on Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook Pages are without a doubt the absolute minimum necessary to establish your online presence. Authentic, genuine, transparent; these are the key attributes […]
One Tweet and your vacation is over. One video on YouTube and you’re suddenly a superstar. One connection made on Linkedin and you have an interview for your dream job. Another click of a button on Facebook and you are reunited with a long lost friend or relative. If you are not active online, you […]
Many of you are likely subscribed to a number of feeds providing the latest blog posts on executive career management, Monster’s job posts or a daily inspirational article. Recently, I opened one of hundreds of articles that I have been subscribed to for the past few years and quickly deleted it. When I realized I […]
Don’t hit send…yet! The impression you leave could be a long and lasting one. Do you want to brand yourself as professional, intelligent, mature, patient, considerate and understanding? Although those managing an executive career would share a resounding “yes”, too many are taking a high risk with online comments which could be construed as arrogant, […]