How can a senior professional, especially those in leadership positions, allow future employers to get an in-depth understanding of how they solve problems, or what types of challenges they've overcome, or the full scale of the projects they've successfully completed? Formal interviews can give a glimpse into their work style and abilities, but even then there is only so much that can be observed in a limited time frame.
Over the years the one tool I've seen senior professionals use successfully to be selected for a great position is blogging. By writing about situations, philosophies, and offering advice to issues you know today's employers are facing, you'll not only gain a following (which creates opportunities), but you'll establish yourself as an expert in your field. The most common reason for NOT starting a blog is simply knowing how to start, where to host it, and what's involved.
Our goal at SpeedUpMyJobSearch.com is to provide job seekers with every advantage possible to help them efficiently land a position they will love. We already have a Talent Directory to host digital portfolios for our members which highlights their skills for employers to find, but now they can start blogging right from that same portfolio! There's no additional charge, just start blogging and backlinking to your other profiles so more employers can find you. This project also opened another HUGE advantage for job seekers that we weren't expecting.
Here are 3 Member Questions and our Responses from our Forum. I’ve removed the names of the people and companies involved to protect confidentiality of the members in our Forum. Full Members of our site get Access to our Forum.
Example 1 – Senior Director
Hi Paul and thank you for your continued assistance.
Two opportunities opened up overnight and I want to ensure I make the most out of that one shot at getting it correct.
First, I had a recruiter screening call for a Director of Professional Services gig with [a company on the East coast], last night the CIO started following me on Twitter. I want to leverage that to both connect with him on LinkedIn and send a direct message back on Twitter, to gain advantage and have a direct conversation with a decision maker. What should be the approach in contacting him?
I've been getting requests from our subscribers about topics to cover, so today I want to cover two of them. One person said they keep hearing about people who are landing jobs that were created for them, how does that happen? Another person said that many of the advice columns and articles they see out there say they should go after the jobs before they get posted, but nobody ever says specifically how to do that.
So today I will show you. Kevin and Jim, thank you for the questions.
This blog originated from a video that’s posted on my YouTube Channel; here’s a quick link to the video if you want to watch me run these searches: https://youtu.be/Wy3AmrBEM8E
We have a new year coming up, which means the holidays will very soon be behind us, so today I want to show you a few things for your job search that you can set up now, to hit the ground running in January.
This blog originated from a video that’s posted on my YouTube Channel; here’s a quick link to this video if you’d rather watch it: https://youtu.be/iwrJOYK7i7E
Have you ever been told you’re overqualified? Don’t you hate that? Why wouldn’t they want someone who they don’t have to train, right? Well today I’ll explain WHY the employers are so hesitant, and then specifically HOW you can address this objection.
This blog originated from a video that’s posted on my YouTube Channel; here’s a quick link to this video if you’d rather watch it: https://youtu.be/myomL4rAkdc
In a previous article called “Be Found Online” I showed you what you can do to your resume to more easily be found online by recruiters. Today I want to show you how you can reverse the process to find more jobs online, but I recommend you read the other article first because this article will be easier to follow after reading that one. Click here to see it. Today I will not only show you how to find more jobs, but you'll also learn how to find more sources to find more jobs as well.
This blog originated from a video that’s posted on my YouTube Channel; here’s a quick link to this video if you’d rather watch it: https://youtu.be/a8ImWl2nFf4
I happen to be posting this article on Halloween, so I thought this would be a great day to talk about how to handle skeletons that might be in your closet, especially when it comes to job search.
This blog originated from a video that’s posted on my YouTube Channel; here’s a quick link to this video if you’d rather watch it (and we have some fun graphics on this one, so check it out if you can): https://youtu.be/iEJjjiU6i-c
So often we focus on how we can find and chase opportunities, but wouldn’t it be great if opportunities found and chased us? We need to balance both equally and learn how to be found online, and today I will show you one way you can make that happen.
This blog originated from a video that’s posted on my YouTube Channel; here’s a quick link to this video if you’d rather watch it: https://youtu.be/umhw8-Tygr4
This week the focus is on how to handle the bad days, the days when you'd rather just stay in bed than to face another day of job search. Believe it or not you can still be productive on those days, without having to face the public.
This blog originated from a video that’s posted on my YouTube Channel; here’s a quick link to this video if you’d rather watch it: https://youtu.be/XphrSj0rXCg