Your executive job search isn’t going well.

You don’t know why. You spend hours and hours every day scouring the job boards, customizing your resume, and responding to postings.

executive job search

Is this what you’re thinking?

“My branded resume and LinkedIn profile are ready. Time to hit the job boards hard.”

Many job seekers believe that being up-to-date with the latest internet-driven job search methods means continuously blasting your resume out to any job postings that remotely look like a potential fit.

Job boards typically yield a dismal estimated 5% success rate, especially for c-suite and senior-level executives.

And then there’s the problem of getting your resume through the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). Many resumes fail because they don’t contain the right keywords, which you may not have access to.

It doesn’t make sense to spend any more than a very small amount of your probably limited job search time on a method that yields one of the worst ROIs.

Most c-suite and senior executive jobs never land on job boards.

Your time is much better spent building your network to include people at the companies you’re targeting, and networking your way into them.

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Get the Most Out of LinkedIn

by Meg Guiseppi on January 19, 2015

LinkedIn for Executive Job Search

This compilation of past posts about using LinkedIn for executive job search follows up a 3-part series of posts I wrote about a year ago, How to Use the New LinkedIn for Executive Personal Branding.

Using LinkedIn is a favorite and frequent topic of mine, and I realized that since I posted that series, I’ve written more than a dozen other popular LinkedIn posts. They can help give you the competitive edge and accelerate your executive job search.

The 3 Most Important LinkedIn Profile SEO Places for Relevant Keywords

Pack your most-searched relevant keywords in the LinkedIn profile spots that rank higher with LinkedIn’s search algorithm.

LinkedIn Groups and Personal Branding: Showcase Your Subject Matter Expertise

How LinkedIn Groups can reinforce your executive brand and help you stay top of mind with hiring decision makers at your target employers.

2 LinkedIn Personal Branding Tips You Don’t Know

Tips I learned taking the Reach Certified Social Branding Analyst LinkedIn Training program.

Add Special Bullet Point Pizzazz to Your LinkedIn Profile

Want to use jazzier bullet points in your LinkedIn profile than the typical asterisk?

Your Personal Brand Online and the LinkedIn Privacy Dilemma

How do you keep your employer from finding out you’re in executive job search?

Keep Your Personal Brand Top-of-Mind with LinkedIn Updates

How to reinforce your personal brand by posting LinkedIn updates regularly.

When Was the Last Time You Updated Your LinkedIn Profile?

Does your LinkedIn profile brand, differentiate, and position you as a good-fit candidate for your current target employers?

How to Connect on LinkedIn with People You Don’t Know . . . and Get Action

How to generate interest and compel strangers to want to help you in your job search.

Does LinkedIn Make the Executive Resume Obsolete?

In a word “No”, but you need to know why.

Yikes! My LinkedIn Profile Disappeared and I Don’t Have a Copy

We’re all at risk. Are you prepared, if it happens to you?

3 BIG Mistakes That Screw Up Your LinkedIn Professional Headline

Three mistakes that can jeopardize your LinkedIn SEO and keep you from being found.

7 Reasons NOT to Copy Someone Else’s LinkedIn Profile

Resist the urge to swipe content from another LinkedIn Profile. It could cost you a great job!

Stop! Before You Write Your Executive Resume or LinkedIn Profile …

You’re not ready to write your resume or update your LinkedIn profile until you do 3 things first to prepare.

Don’t Overlook LinkedIn Company Pages for Executive Job Search

An important resource for company research, LinkedIn Company pages also provide links to profiles of employees working at your target companies.

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