7 Ways to Leverage a Thought Leadership Strategy in Your Executive Job Search

Did you know that, although there are more than 400 million members on LinkedIn, less than 1% of them write articles for the business networking platform? What a wasted opportunity for job seekers, particularly executive job seekers. As a Career and Job Search Coach I have long recommended that my clients seriously consider blogging to […]

What does yours say about you? Does your resume simply relate the basics – where you’ve worked and what you were responsible for? That’s not the story recruiters, HR professionals, and hiring managers want to read. What they want to read is the “brand” story that underlies and drives your career achievements to date: Why […]

A key aspect of your job search and personal branding that you might not think about much is how you dress, both for job interviews and once you land the job and start working. The helpful infographic shown here compliments of T.M. Lewin, a British heritage brand offers helpful insights. Because you may find the […]

You have a clearly defined career brand, right? And you’re ready to start marketing yourself into a new job. But have you taken the time yet to consider how your brand is perceived by your target market? Think about it: It’s one thing to clarify your brand and align your career communications tools with it, […]

Why aren’t you getting hired when you’re a great candidate for the roles you’re pursuing? Chances are it’s because you possess one or more career liabilities – weaknesses in your work history, pedigree, skill sets, or credentials that employers can’t get past. We all possess such liabilities. The trick is to face them, write your […]

If you’ve been following my LinkedIn, Forbes, or blog posts, then you already know that I am a huge advocate of senior executives leveraging thought leadership campaigns to expand their network and establish themselves as SME’s in key areas. Question is, how do you do this? The process starts by brainstorming potential topics to write […]

As a Career, Job Search, and LinkedIn Coach I am constantly urging my executive-level clients to build a reputation for thought leadership via industry articles, blog posts, and LinkedIn content. While nearly all of them see the potential value in a thought leadership-driven job search approach, most are reluctant to dive right in. What stops […]

What specific return on investment does your candidacy offer to employers and why should they hire you? The idea behind the term “Why-Buy-ROI” was coined by branding expert Deb Dib and represents a simple formula you can use to showcase your career brand succinctly and powerfully in all facets of your executive job search, including […]

Are you or someone you know about to launch an executive search in 2016? If so, one of the first things you’ll want to do is create an Executive Job Search Action Plan to guide your search execution. Sometimes referred to as a Personal Marketing Plan, both terms hint at the importance of advance planning […]

Last week I noted that it’s important to tell your career story in many ways (in print, online, and verbally) and in many places (resume, LinkedIn profile, bio/marketing brief, cover letter). In this three-part blog series, I previously showcased ways to highlight your career story in your resume; the next post in this series will […]