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This Is How I Hire “This Is How I Hire” gives job seekers the insider’s view on how executives hire talented teams. They will learn how those making hiring decisions determine their talent needs, invite candidates to engage, and determine which candidate will get that coveted job offer. Through one-on-one interviews with senior executives in multiple industries, in multiple functions, from startup to publicly traded businesses, job seekers will learn the mindset and strategies that hiring ex ...
 
# The Job Search Podcast ## Expert Resume Writing, Job Search Strategy, and Career Advice for Executive Job Seekers and More ## with Your Host, Amy L. Adler Amy L. Adler, MBA and Certified Master Resume Writer, challenges what you think you know about executive job search. Thinking about making a career move? Listen to The Job Search Podcast first. ## Learn How to Do Job Search Right Each episode focuses on a specific job search topic, such as: * How to write a resume for a new job search * ...
 
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I wanted to pop in for a minute to tell you what has been going on since I last posted an episode of The Job Search Podcast. Actually, it’s been a busy, crazy time. We’ve all learned the modern definition of “quarantine,” and despite the havoc COVID has wrought on every single one of our lives, I hope that everyone listening is doing well and thriv…
 
There are three key ways you can start to apply for executive positions that are right for you. You can apply directly on a company’s career web site or via a job board. You can work through recruiters. Last, and most effectively, you can network into the right role. Each of these strategies can be effective, if you use them the right way. Topics c…
 
You’ve spent a great deal learning about the type of work you find fulfilling, the type of industry in which you want to do it, and a list of jobs that make sense for you. Now you need to get very specific, so you can start the process of applying for positions that are best for you. Topics covered in the series, "A Simple Research Plan for Executi…
 
Now that you have a good sense of the industry landscape, it is time to narrow down your list of company targets. Start to make a list of the companies on which you want to focus. These companies should hire for the type of work you want to do, in the industry in which you want to do it. Topics covered in the series, "A Simple Research Plan for Exe…
 
Your job function might have correlates across multiple industries, so you might believe you can fit almost anywhere. This might be true, but that is a hard sell and nearly impossible to convey in a properly constructed resume or during an interview. Your resume needs to target your assets relative to a particular industry. Your interview needs to …
 
If you have been in the executive job search market a while, you might be wondering what it takes to get noticed and get hired by the right company. In fact, the longer you have been searching, the more frustrated you probably are becoming. One reason you might be failing to earn recognition in the executive job marketplace is that you cannot clear…
 
Resumes display your accomplishments, are your marketing tools, and are the foundation of your brand. While keeping yours up-to-date can be painstaking or time-consuming, doing so is important. You never know when you will need your resume. Not only do you need it if, worst-case scenario, you are in the market for a new job or career path, but resu…
 
Informational interviews can be tricky to schedule or plan, but can be productive and help you understand the career field you want to go into. You should be prepared to talk about yourself, but know when you should switch to asking questions. During this conversation, you’ll have the chance to make a positive impression as long as you are well pre…
 
What happens when you copy from someone else’s resume (to you and them)? What do employers do to the resume to find the plagiarized content and how does that change your job prospects? Your resume is yours, to an extent, as original content is becoming less original. Listen in to learn how you can avoid the appearance of having copied someone else’…
 
Executive career change, particularly for those who have not engaged in it for a decade or more, is inherently destabilizing for the individual, that person’s family, and maybe even for that person’s company. So how do you create a “career strategy emergency kit” to prepare for a time when your situation demands change? Topics covered in "How to Pr…
 
You need to think about organizing your career search and defining a strategy that will get you the job you want. Here are some tips you can implement today to manage the time you spend on your job search. Topics covered in "5 Simple Strategies for Career Search Efficiency": - Executive job search - Job search - Career change - Resume…
 
If you haven’t written a resume in the last decade or more, that’s a good thing. That means you’ve been working in jobs that loved you as much as you have loved them. However, if you’re listening to this, you’re probably in an executive job search, and you’re probably of an age where you wonder whether your years of experience is going to hurt or h…
 
Have you looked at your personal brand recently? Here is a simple system you can use to make sure that your branding is hit-the-ground-running ready for your job search. Grab your paper and pencil, and listen in. Topics covered in "Personal Branding Countdown 5 Steps to Success": - Executive job search - Job search - Career change - Branding…
 
Throughout your executive career, you have probably mentored several people. Now, you are looking for a mentor for your executive job search. Finding a mentor for your executive job search is not difficult if you know your specific expectations, goals and objectives. You want to look for someone who will assist you in achieving what you desire. The…
 
Salary can be a tricky thing to negotiate. When walking into a new job, or even re-evaluating your current contract with a company, an increase in salary may not be an option. However, there are several things you could request in place of a raise. It never hurts to ask and the worst thing your employer can say is ‘no.’ Topics covered in "Creative …
 
Even though you have been an active LinkedIn user for some time, you might not realize that there are exponential benefits to accepting almost all of the LinkedIn requests that come your way, particularly if you are exploring executive career opportunities. You might be ready to open up your connection strategy to allow new people into your network…
 
Despite the axiomatic value of investing in the talent and expertise of their company, so many executives refuse to do the same for themselves. These executives adamantly refuse to treat their own career growth with the same care and insightfulness. Topics covered in "Smart Services to Pay for in Your Job Search": - Executive job search - Job searc…
 
When it is time to find a new job, no matter the circumstances, it can feel like a daunting task. Even when you are tied into career networking and know the direction in which you would like to go, you can often feel very overwhelmed. Let’s talk about some often overlooked tools that you may not be utilizing. These tools can prove to be instrumenta…
 
If you’re challenging yourself to find the right new executive opportunity, you’re hoping the next application you submit will result in a job offer. Then you can get out of the job you’re in and into something new. Something different, something…better? Will any position do? “Yes,” you are thinking right now. “I’ll do anything, as long as it’s not…
 
It has been said that there is no royal road to learning. In the same way, there is no royal road to executive job search success. Regardless of who you are, what your executive role is, and what your accomplishments have been over the last decade or more, job search is going to be hard. Few individual mechanisms on their own will guarantee that yo…
 
In our busy lives, often we just want to get that message out there. Sometimes we even make grammatical errors, misspell words, post something you shouldn't have on social media. If you are a job seeker, you need your message out there more than ever–just do not hit “send” before you check and recheck your resume and cover letter or email, or you w…
 
You’d be surprised how few job seekers actually include cover letters with their resumes. These “naked” resumes might get read—or they might get trashed. If your target hiring manager is one of those who loves to find out more about star applicants, you need to provide the means for her to do so. Topics covered in "10 Commandments for a Sparkling C…
 
LinkedIn is, essentially, a networking tool that is designed to create relationships online that you can translate into offline connections. A private profile prevents people from getting to know you. Listen in for good reasons to turn make your profile public on LinkedIn. Topics covered in "6 Reasons to Go Public with Your LinkedIn Profile": - Exe…
 
There are several steps that you can take to maximize the value of your interview for you and for your future manager. Follow these 4 steps to preparing for your interview to put yourself on track. Topics covered in "4 Easy Steps to Preparing for Your Interview": - Executive job search - Job search - Career change - Interviewing…
 
You’re probably thinking that the relationship between your resume and your interview is obvious. A resume gets you the interview, right? Certainly, in some cases, and expertly prepared resume that a hiring leader cannot ignore will generate the interview you need. However, in every well-conceived job search strategy, your interview is actually a r…
 
How many first-degree connections do you have on LinkedIn? 40? 100? 500? 10,000? That number is indicative of the number of people you have influenced to join your inner circle. But it’s not indicative of the power of your influence overall on LinkedIn. The most powerful number on LinkedIn is your total third-degree LinkedIn connections. Topics cov…
 
You know you’re the right person for the job and you think you gave all the right answers during your interview. You’re pretty sure they’re going to call you back with the job offer. You think you’re done with the interview process, but you’re wrong. Listen in to find out what you missed. Topics covered in "Say Thank You for Your Interview": - inte…
 
Put yourself in the shoes of a hiring manager. Two resumes are in front of you; both are possible candidates for the open position. The first is littered with text, margin to margin, full of inconsistent fonts and format, and very little useful information stands out. The second resume is presented with consistent font and format, short bullets wit…
 
The challenge of writing your executive resume often breaks down into two options: Either you write it yourself, or you choose a resume writing service that will advance your job search strategy for you. Listen on to learn how to evaluate an executive resume writing service for your specific job search needs. Topics covered in "How to Choose an Exe…
 
How much have you spent on your job search? If you’re even asking this type of question, you’re missing the point: Putting smart money into your job search is an investment, not an expense. In other words, you can expect the dollars you put into finding the right position to yield exponential dividends in the form of a better job, increased compens…
 
Are you proud of the number of connections you have on LinkedIn? Is this a metric you wish to cultivate? If so, can you definitively explain the value of having a thousand connections? If you can, you should consider becoming a LinkedIn Open Networker, or LION. We all know that special person who just “knows everyone.” When we have a question about…
 
Do you wonder whether you are really getting anywhere with your job search networking strategy? While you are in the midst of networking, the process can seem thankless. Did that connection you made a month ago turn into something? How do you know whether the presentation you attended was worth going to from a networking perspective? Although it is…
 
Did you know that including your employment status in the most important element of your LinkedIn profile, the one that convinces readers to click through to your profile? In this episdoe, you'll discover what your LinkedIn profile is really telegraphing if you state outright that you are an executive searching for a new opportunity. What message a…
 
In the career management field, we measure our success by how well our clients succeed in the employment marketplace. This means we talk about and celebrate the number of interviews and job offers you, as an executive, receives. There are cases, however, in which we also value not accepting the job offer. Listen in to learn more about why not takin…
 
Do you know how to network for your next job? If you're thinking about how to get a job by maximizing your network, you need to network properly. When it comes to networking, executives tend to fall into two camps. The either love to network, or they . . . ignore it. Those executive who do not consciously maintaining their networks might believe on…
 
If you’re looking for your next executive job on online job boards such as Monster and Indeed, you’ve got a lot of searching, reading, filtering, and applying to do. Every day, you have to log in, search, read, filter, and apply … and then do it all again the next day. Have you done this? Have you felt the frustration that comes with doing all of t…
 
One of the greatest challenges executives face as they are rising through the corporate structure is how to influence corporate behavior across an organization—or influence change across an industry. Doing good work that encourages change and growth in your own company is the first step. Broadening your influence to publishing platforms will be the…
 
If you believe you need a new resume right away to turn your job search around, you might be right. You might need a new resume to start getting interviews, but will your resume get you the right interviews? If you’ve never explored your deep motivations for seeking a particular job function, job level, industry, company size, and more, you might g…
 
If you want to shorten your job search, do not start with your executive resume. You will save time in the long run by being strategic early on. In fact, if you do not follow this advice, you are likely to stretch your job search from a few months to years. Avoid falling prey to the most unfortunate myth about your executive job search with this on…
 
Companies have ups and downs with the changes in the economy, and your employment status depends on the company’s stability. Being laid off is not the end of your career, as the layoff is not for cause—the job simply ceases to exist. Consider the following strategies to help you after a “separation,” an umbrella term for the various reasons you and…
 
More people are afraid of changing jobs or changing careers then meets the eye. Likely, fear is not an acceptable or common topic of conversation among extremely well-positioned executive leaders; the executive team is supposed to be, evidently, stoic, proud, and fearless. But behind every executive title is a real human being, with his or her own …
 
There are five people you need to know on LinkedIn to advance your executive job search. These are the people whose insights you will find helpful when you are in the process of exploring new roles, interviewing, and evaluating job offers – but they are not who you think.By Amy L. Adler
 
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