Thursday, April 28, 2011

Unique Tips For Helping Executive Recruiters Find Your Resume

Not sure about "uniqueness" of these tips, but I agree that it's what you should be doing to increase your virtual presence. Remember that Google loves new information, updates and links. I really can only speak from my own experience, but a year ago the Internet knew nothing about Sergey Gorbatov (as me, because there are many more Sergey Gorbatov's out there), and now if you google my name... well, my LinkedIn profile comes up first - Sergey Gorbatov - EspaƱa | LinkedIn.


Unique Tips For Helping Executive Recruiters Find Your Resume

With more people than ever vying for the same executive job opportunities, it’s important that you take every unique step possible to make sure that recruiters can find your resume among the many others out there. But how exactly can you get this done?
Here are some tips to make sure to help your resume stand out among the rest.
Make LinkedIn Your Friend
It’s hard to over-stress just how great a tool LinkedIn is for those who are pursuing opportunities in the professional realm. As an executive, it works well in a number of ways.
First, it allows you to connect with individuals within your professional networking online, which is always great. Then you can connect with individuals who are connected to their professional networks to create more opportunities for yourself.
Also, because the site allows you to garner and give recommendations, you can build up your references right on the site.
But what’s best for you in regards to helping recruiters find your page is the ability to build your resume and add links to any websites or blogs you have. By making yourself findable on this great site, you give yourself access to thousands of recruiters looking for the next great executive, so why not take advantage?
Build a Blog
Another great way to make yourself findable by recruiters, especially those in your field, is to create a blog that reflects your professional interests. Many bloggers draw in huge audiences by not only offering great advice for those interested in the topics the author is blogging about, but also by creating edgy and catchy topics that can stir up good discussions.
As a blogger, you can really focus on any aspect of the field you’d prefer. However, it’s good to keep two rules of thumb in mind while doing so. One, you want to make sure that you really know what you’re talking about when coming up with discussions so that follow-up in the comments section will be easy.
And two, it’s good to come up with ideas or topics of discussion that no one else is talking about. Of course, this can be pretty difficult with all of the topics that get discussed on the Internet. But even if you’re able to find a regular topic and put a new or funny spin on it, you will find that many readers will be excited about coming to your site for the reads they don’t get anywhere else.
Just Put Yourself Out There
Probably the most important aspect of making yourself findable by recruiters is taking advantage of the Internet as a whole, whether you’re using LinkedIn, creating your own blog (which are easily obtainable via email, by the way), or just making yourself easy to find on Google. The more you put yourself out there on the Internet, the greater your chances will be of getting found by recruiters.
Your best bet is to avoid taking the Internet for granted right now since so many recruiters make it their home. By sitting yourself in the center of the action, you’re bound to place yourself in the right place to find the next position of your dreams.
By Heather Eagar

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Blogging highlights

I have been diligently blogging for a year now. It takes time and effort. It takes discipline. And it takes stubbornness. Even if nobody is reading your posts, you need to keep writing. In any case, giving up in the middle of the way has never been my characteristic.
Below are 10 all-time popular posts from my blog, so people read my blog to find useful information, e.g. how to pass an assessment or how to advance their job search. Readers are not too keen to comment on posts either. There are two possible explanations - (1) the posts are not that intellectually challenging and I want to think that it is not true or (2) it's too tiresome and there is no perceived benefits in posting a comment. Actually, I get many more comments via Facebook than on Blogger, hence... the comment form is too unwieldy to use. Shame...

In any case, I am not planning to stop, so you can expect many more like that to come:

Posts2010 May – 2011 April
Aug 19, 2010, 7 comments
505 Pageviews
Oct 30, 2010
320 Pageviews
Feb 26, 2011
210 Pageviews
Mar 29, 2011
191 Pageviews
Feb 14, 2011
183 Pageviews
Jan 28, 2011
183 Pageviews
Mar 29, 2011
161 Pageviews
Jan 31, 2011
145 Pageviews
Feb 11, 2011
145 Pageviews
Apr 26, 2011
142 Pageviews


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