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Sunday
Dec252016

Job Search Tip: Holiday Tree Video

Enjoy this great holiday video, one of my favorites! Wishing you the best of the holiday seasons to your loved ones, friends and special friends. Blessings, Eleanor Anne Sweet - Executive Job Search Expert  

Wednesday
Mar302016

Job Search Tips: Secrets to Good Time Management During Your Job Search

Coping With Executive Job Search Time Lost on Emails  During Your Six Figure Executive Job Search

Coping With Executive Job Search Time Lost on Emails During Your Six Figure Executive Job Search

Handling Email—How to Save Time

 

Control your own time. Don't let it be done for you.

If you are working off the in-box that is fed to you,

you are probably working on the priority of others.

—Donald Rumsfeld

  In the process of moving my website www.ConsumerCareerSearch.com to a new server, 23,000 of my emails got misplaced. As you can imagine then, this subject is very near and dear to my heart. I usually like to get my emails down to about 3,000 at one time, but I currently have 12,000 in one of my accounts. That's actually not as bad as it sounds. It's very easy to find yourself reacting to emails that rob your time.

We all really need to get into the habit of realizing that most emails can wait. During the time frame you have committed to working on your executive job search, remember to focus on your goals for that entire duration. If emails come through that are not related to your executive job search goals for that day, then do not address/reply to them until after dinnertime.

That's not to say that you should just let messages pile up in your inbox. Email is another form of incoming communication that needs to be processed and organized. You can approach this task the same way you did your physical paperwork—in terms of creating folders that will act as "processing stations." When I focus on cleaning up my emails, I start by sorting them. I begin this process by clicking the "From" button. Organizing them this way makes it very easy to delete whole categories of message you know you don't need but have not made it to the "junk" and spam folder.

One new feature with Windows 7 and Norton is that Norton has begun pre-marking emails as spam to make it easier to filter and delete them. Be aware that this project can take some time until you're up to speed, so remember to do it after your normal workday hours or on the weekend.

To start, create folders over in your navigation bar where you want to file emails worth saving. When creating each new folder, make sure you are always at the top of the navigation bar. That way, folders will be alphabetized and will not inadvertently become a sub-folder of something non-related. Like all correspondence, when contending with email, deal with it only once. If you can take care of it in two minutes, do so.

The experts say that you should be able to tackle one-third of your email this way. Now create four more folders in your navigation bar: *ACTION*, *WAITING FOR*, *READ/REVIEW*, and *PRINT*. Specific to your executive job search, you can also label four more files: *JSACTIVE *, *JSWORKING ON*, *JSWAITING ON*, and *JS ANSWERS*. Note that when you use the asterisk before these folders' names, they will be alphabetized at the top of the folder list. I suggest you BCC (blind carbon copy) yourself on all emails related to your executive job search. Either that or remember to forward them to yourself from your Send folder. When they reach your inbox, file them in the appropriate folder.

You can also create a special folder for companies with which you have conducted a lot of activity. Check all of these aforementioned folders I have suggested periodically to see if any of the items can be deleted.

To make this whole process easier, make sure you're a good typist. If you are a slow typist, go to a community college and take a course. You want to be able to type at least 50 words a minute. This ability will save you a lot of time.  

*** 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, pages 79-81   Try the tips I have shared today regarding time management with your executive job search emails for a month. It takes 30 days to truly adopt a new habit.  

I look forward to helping you with your executive job search success this year!  

Take care,

Eleanor

Eleanor Anne Sweet

Executive Job Search Expert Coach ™  

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1. Try the tips I have shared today regarding time management with your executive job search emails for a month. It takes 30 days to truly adopt a new habit.

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

3. CLICK HERE for TheNEWRulesofJobSearch.  to find out more about my executive 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.

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Wednesday
Mar232016

Job Search Tips: Don't Give Up on Your Job Search

Here is a great video to watch on "The Law of Averages in Sales and Management". You can definitely apply this to your executive job search.  

Keep following up with your executive job leads. The more people you call, the faster you will find and land that next great executive job! I believe in you.

Have a great week!

Eleanor Anne Sweet

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Have a great week!

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Wednesday
Mar162016

JobSearch Tips: How to Create a Great Strong Resume

Tips on How to Get Your Executive Job Search Resume Noticed...

Tips on How to Get Your Executive Job Search Resume Noticed...

Basic Statistics in Today's Market You Need To Understand

   On average, your executive resume will be looked at for only 10 seconds!!

 The average person in today's labor market is in a job for only 2.5 to 3 years.

 After graduating from college, most people can expect to have 12 to 16 jobs in their lifetime.

7 Styles of Resumes You Need to Be Aware Of

There are basically seven types of executive resume forms from which you can choose. You will most likely select the one that best suits your style, with the understanding that in certain unique situations, you may want turn to some of the other alternatives.

1. Reverse chronological (preferred one)

2. Combination type, both chronological and functional

3. Functional

4. Biographical letter (the "no resume" resume)

5. "Handbill" resume and mini resume

6. "Tell-all" resume

7. Targeted resume

Overall Recap

Initially, spend most of your time building your accomplishment list. Then focus on creating a quality "Summary" that will successfully position you for the type of job you want to interview for. At the same time, differentiate yourself from the other executive job candidates who are vying for the same position. Set a timer for 10 seconds and conduct a mock pre-interview with a friend. When the timer goes off, have your friend tell you what they know about you and your professional executive background based on reading/scanning your resume for 10 to 15 seconds. If you are not happy with their answer, look at your resume and try to figure out where you message is breaking down.

Bear in mind that 90% of people finding executive jobs are currently succeeding through networking. Keep working on your list of 200 target companies. In your research, you will uncover what traits and qualities they are looking for in an executive employee. That is precisely the information you need to customize in your executive resume, executive cover letters, and executive follow-up letters to them.

Remember in your initial contact with a company to send a two-page customized executive resume that is detailed but brief. You want to entice the executive hiring authority into asking for additional information. That will necessitate him or her having to reach out to you to set up an interview. Save your long, full executive resume for your second face-to-face interview.

After you have completed your first interview, you will have a better idea of how to customize your executive resume to address the company's specific needs. This is Marketing 101.

Remember that you are the product. Keep doing this method over and over for every target company, and before you know it, you'll have sold yourself. You will find this information in my recently released new book CLICK BOOK COVER for more information Before I leave you today, I would like to leave you with a thought for today . . .  

Capitalize on Your Strengths

 

Thomas Alva Edison was almost deaf. But he didn't waste

valuable time trying to teach himself to hear. Instead, he

concentrated on the things he did best: thinking, organizing,

and creating. And he became great because of it.

—Anonymous

*** The above material is are excerpts from my newest executive job search book, The NEW Rules of Job Search – How to Land an Executive Job in the New Economy, Chapter 3 – Secrets to a Homerun with Your Resume. Here is the information on that book, The NEW Rules of Job Search: How to Land an Executive Job in the New Economy    

Have a good week with your executive job search.  

Feel to contact me at sweet@ExecutiveJobSearchExpert.com if you are ready for professional help with ramping up your executive job search results.  

I look forward to helping you achieve great results with your executive job search!  

Eleanor  

Eleanor Anne Sweet

Executive Job Search Expert Coach ™  

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  Success Secret #1: How to Hit a Homerun with Your Resume - Great Powerful 60 minute read: CLICK HERE 1. Register for my weekly executive job search tips on my newest web site,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.

2. 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.

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Wednesday
Mar092016

Job Search Tips: Job Search Mindset if Tips

Executive Job Search is Like Growing Bamboo - Patience Executive Job Search is Like Growing Bamboo - Patience

Managing the Ups and Downs of the Executive Job Search

One of the things that will help you to develop a positive mindset about your executive job search is to start feeling more in control. You also need to face up to how frightened and angry you are if you are currently unemployed, especially in a challenging economy like this one. You may also be dealing with feelings such as fear, anger, shock, disbelief, self-doubt, denial, betrayal, guilt, depression, shame, etc. over losing your executive job. First off, let me say that all of these responses are normal and common.

Unfortunately, everybody goes through them at various times while looking for a new executive job. They are normal emotional stages everyone deals with. Do not worry if at times you feel discouraged or emotionally out of control. Traditionally, when you're unemployed, the five main emotions are anger or being mad, sadness, shame, fear, and gladness. (Why gladness? A lot of people are relieved to be free of the executive jobs they were unhappy in.) Denial is also part of the game. One day you'll find yourself feeling up and the next day down in the dumps. Your response to your situation is bound to be a roller coaster of emotional mood swings. Again, this is normal. You are not losing your mind! The trick is to manage these emotions and compartmentalize them. This way, they do not paralyze you from taking action to regain control of your life and find a great executive job you can be excited about!

The longer you allow these emotions to bring you down and paralyze you, the longer it will take you to land your ideal job.

Ironically, it is when you might be most discouraged with your executive job search progress that you most need your determination and confidence to come out of the situation. They are what will position you as a winner. I suggest you go to my blog, on the web site www.ExecutiveJobSearchExpert.com: "Sweet Job Advice." In particular, read the February 3, 2016 entry, the bamboo story from Zig Ziglar.

This story drives home the important point that an executive job search is similar to growing a bamboo tree. Both a bamboo tree and a job search take a lot of preparation, feeding (your pipeline), and nurturing (follow through) before the fruits of your efforts are necessarily seen. The key is to keep watering and taking care of your bamboo tree. Suddenly, after five years of not "growing," your bamboo tree will grow 90 feet in one season! The same is true for your job search: Suddenly, after all your efforts, you will be rewarded with interviews and job offers. It will not help your situation to continuously beat up on yourself, though we all have done so at one time or another. Being hard on ourselves is human nature in terms of how we cope with such situations. If you find yourself going through a temporary phase of being completely overwhelmed with your executive job search, take some time off. You'll need a break to get re-energized and shake off the negative thinking.

If you're looking full time for an executive job, I suggest you take three hours off a week. Reward yourself by doing something that you normally would not have had the luxury of doing while you were working. It could be volunteering at your children's school, meeting a friend for breakfast or lunch, etc. Allow yourself an hour to walk outside the house. Another idea is to engage in some type of physical activity, such as a house maintenance project. (Your spouse will be pleased. Don't forget that this period of instability is a particularly hard time for spouses as well.) Try to find some project you can easily control, complete, and witness visual results from. I personally love gardening. I remember being depressed following the death of my mother. The day after the funeral, I felt overwhelmed. So I basically went out into the garden and the hillside and probably chopped down about 25 buckthorn trees. The physical labor and visual results helped me refocus and get re-energized. If the weather is bad, you can also work inside the house, touching up some of the chipped paint or caulk or repainting a room, closet, basement, or garage.

*** 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, pages 25-27..   Bottom line is to take action steps with your executive job search every day. At the same time allow you a little down time to recharge. 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 ™  

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

2. 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.

3. 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.

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