Executive Job Search Expert: Using Social Media in Your Executive Job Search

Be Careful in Your Executive Job Search with Social Media

Be Careful in Your Executive Job Search with Social Media

5 Tips for Your Job Search Using Facebook

 

Facebook was the second Social Media site I joined, and I like it. I have been using it more as a personal Social Networking site than a professional one, though. I think I started it that way to have another option. Plus, that was the way the site was originally positioned.

I suggest you take a different approach and consider using Facebook for executive search business networking. If you’ve been using the site as a personal networking tool, you might need to change some of your privacy settings so you can transition your account while you’re looking for a job.

Tips for Facebook:

1. Make sure you don’t have any pictures posted that are not considered tasteful.

2. As with LinkedIn, make sure you have an executive professional looking picture, not the one in your Speedo in Hawaii.

3. Similar to LinkedIn, Facebook allows you to post status updates. This capability is a great help because it provides a way for you to keep everyone up to date on your executive job search. It also serves as a subtle reminder to your Social Network that you are still seeking executive employment.

4. If you post a “Note” on Facebook, it will last longer than a status update. It also affords you more space to elaborate.

5. Consider creating a “Celebrity, Band, or Business Page.” When you first go to www.facebook.com, you will see that selection at the bottom of the login section. Click on that option and then follow the outlined steps. Set yourself up as a celebrity. If you have trouble, call me and I will walk you through the process of setting up the page. That way, you can use your celebrity or business page for employers and not have to worry about co-mingling with your personal one.

*** The above material is an excerpt from my newest executive job search book, The NEW Rules of Job Search – How to Land an Executive Job in the New Economy, Chapter 11 pages 179-80.

Have a great 2015 landing that next great executive job!

I look forward to helping you land that next great executive job!

Take care,

Eleanor

Eleanor Anne Sweet

Executive Job Search Expert Coach ™

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TODAY”S Executive Job Search Action Plan:

1. Use the tips above and work on your Facebook account. Also create a special group for your executive job search contacts.

2.  Register for my weekly executive job search tips on this page before you leave this page/blog, www.ExecutiveJobSearchExpert.com

3. Go to www.TheNEWRulesofJobSearch.com  to find out more about my newest job search book, The NEW Rules of Job Search – How to Land an Executive Job in the New Economy.

4. Go to www.TheJobSearchExperts.com to register for additional weekly executive job search information to help you with your executive job search and landing that next great job faster.

5. Go to www.AskTheJobSearchExpert.com and submit your current most pressing executive job search question. You will receive an answer within 48 hours via email.

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Executive Job Search Expert Coach: Networking with LinkedIn in Your Executive Search

LinkedIn - A Great Executive Job Search Tool

LinkedIn – A Great Executive Job Search Tool

 

 

6 Tips on How to Use LinkedIn for Job Search Networking

  1. You can use LinkedIn’s search tools to find executives who are in your target companies. In the search bar, choose the “Companies” option and enter the name of the company you’re interested in contacting. Under the industry section, pick “Any Industry” or the specific one you prefer. You will then be presented with a list of LinkedIn members who work for that company.

2.  Go to the “Companies” tab and try this technique. Select “Browse All Industries” and select your industry. Look at every profile that interests you. When you have the profiles open, look at which “Groups and Associations” they have listed. This is another area to look for in your networking endeavors. If it makes sense, join the same group.

3. Consider joining Toplinked at www.toplinked.com. You should be able to link to its members. This group is made up of “open networkers” in LinkedIn who should be fairly amenable to accepting your invitation.

4. Make sure you are working on getting LinkedIn recommendations from your past supervisors, customers, peers, etc.

5. Don’t forget to look at the “Applications” link on your LinkedIn home page. Check out which applications you would like to add to your account.

6. Consider adding the “Polls” function, which allows you to send a poll about your job search to your list. You will need to have 150 contacts in order to be able to use this product, but you will be able to reach everyone faster than by emailing or phoning them.

There are various products out there that will coordinate and connect all your Social Networking sites for you. Linking them all together will save you time. That’s because everything will be updated at the same time. Not only is it a competitive market out there, but it’s also constantly changing technologically. That being the case, anything you can do to simplify the process is beneficial.

*** The above material is an excerpt from my newest executive job search book, The NEW Rules of Job Search – How to Land an Executive Job in the New Economy, Chapter 8, pages 133-34.

Bottom line is to take action steps with your executive job search every day. Use these tips and get more comfortable with social media and LinkedIn.

I look forward to helping you land that next great executive job that you have been looking for during your executive job search!

Take care,

Eleanor

Eleanor Anne Sweet

Executive Job Search Expert Coach ™

PS

TODAY”S Executive Job Search Action Plan:

1. Follow and apply the 6 LinkedIn tips to your executive job search and LinkedIn profile.

2. Register for my weekly executive job search tips on this page before you leave this page/blog, www.ExecutiveJobSearchExpert.com

3. Go to www.TheNEWRulesofJobSearch.com  to find out more about my newest job search book, The NEW Rules of Job Search – How to Land an Executive Job in the New Economy.

4. Go to www.TheJobSearchExperts.com to register for additional weekly executive job search information to help you with your executive job search and landing that next great job faster.

5. Here are 8 books to help you with your Executive Job Search, CLICK HERE TO VIEW BOOKS

 

Executive Job Search Expert: 9 Great Tools for your Executive Job Search Research – Part 2 of 2

Expanding Your Target Companies with Your Executive Search

Expanding Your Target Companies with Your Executive Search

9 Tools for Your Target Company Research – Part 2

Tool #2-9

I am suggesting this week, a Library Field Trip.

Next, let’s go over some of the various research sources that are available at most local libraries to use with your executive job search.

Get to know the best research librarian(s) in your local library. Interview them personally. Tell them about your executive job search. Then ask them to show you the best research tools they have, both in the library and online through their library website.

You need to understand that in most cases, by physically going to the library, you will have much better and broader access to most of these database-oriented websites than you would by remotely accessing the library’s website from home. That’s because the majority of companies have created limited remote access to their databases for library patrons.

Some of the other resource tools you should find at most libraries, both public and private, are:

 

2. Newspapers and magazines—You should look at the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, Crain’s Chicago/Cleveland Business, Federal Career Opportunities, Federal Jobs Digest, and Inc. to start with.

Look up their various websites for online access.

Check out:

www.newslink.org

www.cnbc.com

www.money.com

www.finance.yahoo.com

www.marketwatch.com

www.foxbusiness.com

3. Trade Journals—There are specialized trade journals for most industries. Information Week, HomeWorldBusiness, HFN, Hardware Retailing Magazine, Home Channel News, and Real Estate Professional are several examples. If they do not have the trade journal you are interested in at the library, search for it online.

In addition, look up industry trade journals, for example, www.specialissues.com/lol/.

 

  1. Local business journals and publications—One of the main national ones to check out is www.bizjournals.com
  1. Major newspapers are another source that most people forget about in today’s world. Don’t forget that news- papers and magazines often have special issues that can provide a wealth of information. Within their pages, you can “mine” out great information. Examples would be “Top 100 Retailers,” “Fastest Growing Companies in Houston,” etc.
  1. Books about careers—Most of today’s libraries have a special section set up where the entire job search/career books have been shelved in one location. If that’s not the case at your library, your librarian can tell you where they are located on the shelves.

7. Market Resource Firms through your library will be another best bet.

www.aberdeen.com

www.business.com

www.Forrester.com

www.gartnergroup.com

www.idg.com

8. “Phone books”—Yellow Pages

www.Superpages.com  (merged with Big Book)

9. Internet Libraries

 Internet Public Library— www.ipl.org

 The Digital Librarian— www.digital-librarian.com/

Remember to check out my blog post from Monday, February 18, 2013 for Part 1, Tool #1, Business Directories.

*** The above material is an excerpt from my newest executive job search book, The NEW Rules of Job Search – How to Land an Executive Job in the New Economy, Chapter 7 pages 114-115.

Have a great 2015 landing that next great executive job!

I look forward to helping you land that next great job!

Take care,

Eleanor

Eleanor Anne Sweet

Executive Job Search Expert Coach ™

PS

TODAY”S Executive Job Search Action Plan:

1. Take this list to your local library to do some new research for your executive job search.

2.  Register for my weekly executive job search tips on this page before you leave this page/blog, www.ExecutiveJobSearchExpert.com

3. Go to www.TheNEWRulesofJobSearch.com  to find out more about my newest job search book, The NEW Rules of Job Search – How to Land an Executive Job in the New Economy.

4. Go to www.TheJobSearchExperts.com to register for additional weekly executive job search information to help you with your executive job search and landing that next great job faster.

5. Amazon has all 4 of my books, and 4 Kindles to help you. CLICK HERE TO VIEW MY BOOKS

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