The ERR Top 10 Thought Leadership Topic List

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 […]

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 […]

Are you a mid-career to senior executive in active or passive job search? Are you a VP or C-suite leader who believes in proactive career management and recognizes the power of LinkedIn? If you answered “yes” to either question, then you may wish to join The LinkedIn Weekly Challenge Group, coming in January 2016. I’ll […]

The executives I know struggle mightily to adhere to a regular LinkedIn discipline in their career searches. If that sounds like you, this resource may prove helpful. Based on an article I recently wrote for CareerRealism, these action plans will help full-time or part-time job searches to accomplish more of the right kinds of strategic […]

Once upon a time all you had to do to land your next job was share your resume with your network. Sadly, those days are mostly gone. Your resume can no longer serve you as an effective networking tool – here are 4 reasons why. Resumes are too focused to work for networking purposes. The […]

Are you taking full advantage of LinkedIn in your active or passive career search? Position yourself for more career opportunities, more interviews, and more target industry connections by leveraging these six LinkedIn facts. Your LinkedIn profile is 11 times more likely to be viewed if you use a photo. If you don’t already have one, […]

  The hardest part of the LinkedIn profile for most people to write is their summary. This makes sense because there are no subsections or text boxes to fill in – just 2000 characters’ worth of space to fill and millions of profiles to use an examples. Where do you begin? With your UVP, or […]

Ultimately, a job search is all about relationships – building meaningful connections with retained recruiters, hiring managers/executives, and key industry influencers. But how do you do that in world of information overload? The approach I recommend is to give before you seek to receive from these important connections. Everyone else is bombarding them with requests […]

As you hopefully know, LinkedIn tracks your academic affiliations and quickly enables you to connect with fellow alumni. This alumni network is a portion of your overall LinkedIn connections that often goes unnoticed and underutilized. Yet you share something valuable with your alumni connections – an experience that lasted for months to years. Leveraged wisely, […]