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# The Job Search Podcast
## Expert Resume Writing, Job Search Strategy, and Career Advice for Executive Job Seekers and More
## with Your Host, Amy L. Adler

Amy L. Adler, MBA and Certified Master Resume Writer, challenges what you think you know about executive job search. Thinking about making a career move? Listen to The Job Search Podcast first.

## Learn How to Do Job Search Right

Each episode focuses on a specific job search topic, such as:

* How to write a resume for a new job search
* How to write a powerful cover letter
* How to write your LinkedIn profile -- and how to network using LinkedIn's massive, global address book
* How to network, so that your job search is effective--much more effective than applying online alone
* How to interview effectively, so your future hiring executive believes in your expertise and your fit
* How to get a job in a new industry or area of expertise
* How to change careers -- and how to think about what it takes to make the leap

## About Your Host, Amy L. Adler

My unique approach to marketing executive clients delivers the right message to hiring executives in their industry-specific language and proves beyond a doubt that the candidate has the proper experience to serve the executive team. I capture executive job seekers’ career histories using their goals as the lens through which I focus their talents and expertise, ensuring the hiring team learns exactly what it needs to know, via the executive resume, LinkedIn profile, cover letter, and strategic career coaching, to call the candidate for the interview.

## Are you job hunting right now?

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I wanted to pop in for a minute to tell you what has been going on since I last posted an episode of The Job Search Podcast. Actually, it’s been a busy, crazy time. We’ve all learned the modern definition of “quarantine,” and despite the havoc COVID has wrought on every single one of our lives, I hope that everyone listening is doing well and thriving. The truth from the careers space is that we’ve all seen the impacts of COVID on our job markets. We saw unemployment numbers surge, and it seems like we will never see equilibrium again. The biggest thing I did over the last year was to publish a book, now available on Amazon. It’s called Courageous Career Change: Fearlessly Earn the Executive Role You Deserve. The feedback I have received since it published in early November 2020 has been phenomenal. To my delight, the book took off and hit #1 in Kindle’s Job Hunting category in its first week, and remained in the top 10 for a while, too. You can check out Courageous Career Change: Fearlessly Earn the Executive Role You Deserve on Kindle and in print on Amazon now: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08P29DBDT
There are three key ways you can start to apply for executive positions that are right for you. You can apply directly on a company’s career web site or via a job board. You can work through recruiters. Last, and most effectively, you can network into the right role. Each of these strategies can be effective, if you use them the right way. Topics covered in the series, "A Simple Research Plan for Executive Job Search Success": - Executive job search - Job search - Career change - Resume
You’ve spent a great deal learning about the type of work you find fulfilling, the type of industry in which you want to do it, and a list of jobs that make sense for you. Now you need to get very specific, so you can start the process of applying for positions that are best for you. Topics covered in the series, "A Simple Research Plan for Executive Job Search Success": - Executive job search - Job search - Career change - Resume
Now that you have a good sense of the industry landscape, it is time to narrow down your list of company targets. Start to make a list of the companies on which you want to focus. These companies should hire for the type of work you want to do, in the industry in which you want to do it. Topics covered in the series, "A Simple Research Plan for Executive Job Search Success": - Executive job search - Job search - Career change - Resume
Your job function might have correlates across multiple industries, so you might believe you can fit almost anywhere. This might be true, but that is a hard sell and nearly impossible to convey in a properly constructed resume or during an interview. Your resume needs to target your assets relative to a particular industry. Your interview needs to convey your experience so that a hiring executive sees the solution to his or her problems in your experience. Thus, you need to determine which industry, or which sub-industry, into which you will best fit and in which you will feel most rewarded. Topics covered in the series, "A Simple Research Plan for Executive Job Search Success": - Executive job search - Job search - Career change - Resume
If you have been in the executive job search market a while, you might be wondering what it takes to get noticed and get hired by the right company. In fact, the longer you have been searching, the more frustrated you probably are becoming. One reason you might be failing to earn recognition in the executive job marketplace is that you cannot clearly articulate what you want to do and in which industry you want to do it. Read on to build a simple plan that focuses you and makes you memorable. Topics covered in the series "A Simple Research Plan for Executive Job Search Success": - Executive job search - Job search - Career change - Resume
Resumes display your accomplishments, are your marketing tools, and are the foundation of your brand. While keeping yours up-to-date can be painstaking or time-consuming, doing so is important. You never know when you will need your resume. Not only do you need it if, worst-case scenario, you are in the market for a new job or career path, but resume writing can help you reflect on your professional development and even prepare for your next annual review. Topics covered in "Your Resume Is Not Just for Your Job Search": - Executive job search - Job search - Career change - Resume
Informational interviews can be tricky to schedule or plan, but can be productive and help you understand the career field you want to go into. You should be prepared to talk about yourself, but know when you should switch to asking questions. During this conversation, you’ll have the chance to make a positive impression as long as you are well prepared. Informational interviews may seem like a waste of time, depending on the industry, but they do have benefits. Topics covered in "You Mean to Say You Have Never Had an Informational Interview": - Executive job search - Job search - Career change - Resume
What happens when you copy from someone else’s resume (to you and them)? What do employers do to the resume to find the plagiarized content and how does that change your job prospects? Your resume is yours, to an extent, as original content is becoming less original. Listen in to learn how you can avoid the appearance of having copied someone else’s resume–and perhaps save your entire job search from sinking. Topics covered in "Resume Plagiarism Avoid the Sordid Side in Your Executive Job Search": - Executive job search - Job search - Career change - Resume
Executive career change, particularly for those who have not engaged in it for a decade or more, is inherently destabilizing for the individual, that person’s family, and maybe even for that person’s company. So how do you create a “career strategy emergency kit” to prepare for a time when your situation demands change? Topics covered in "How to Prepare for a Volatile Executive Employment Marketplace": - Executive job search - Job search - Career change - Resume
You need to think about organizing your career search and defining a strategy that will get you the job you want. Here are some tips you can implement today to manage the time you spend on your job search. Topics covered in "5 Simple Strategies for Career Search Efficiency": - Executive job search - Job search - Career change - Resume
If you haven’t written a resume in the last decade or more, that’s a good thing. That means you’ve been working in jobs that loved you as much as you have loved them. However, if you’re listening to this, you’re probably in an executive job search, and you’re probably of an age where you wonder whether your years of experience is going to hurt or help. Your new resume won’t be anything like the resume you used to get your first (or perhaps your most recent) job. Times have changed for executive job seekers, and so have resume strategies. Topics covered in "Top 10 Resume Mistakes by Job Seekers Over 40": - Executive job search - Job search - Career change - Resume
Have you looked at your personal brand recently? Here is a simple system you can use to make sure that your branding is hit-the-ground-running ready for your job search. Grab your paper and pencil, and listen in. Topics covered in "Personal Branding Countdown 5 Steps to Success": - Executive job search - Job search - Career change - Branding
Throughout your executive career, you have probably mentored several people. Now, you are looking for a mentor for your executive job search. Finding a mentor for your executive job search is not difficult if you know your specific expectations, goals and objectives. You want to look for someone who will assist you in achieving what you desire. Their knowledge and experience will provide you with different perspectives on issues, career challenges and opportunities. Topics covered in "Find a Mentor for Executive Job Search": - Executive job search - Job search - Career change - Mentor
Salary can be a tricky thing to negotiate. When walking into a new job, or even re-evaluating your current contract with a company, an increase in salary may not be an option. However, there are several things you could request in place of a raise. It never hurts to ask and the worst thing your employer can say is ‘no.’ Topics covered in "Creative Compensation Suggestions Five Things to Negotiate for Compensation": - Executive job search - Job search - Career change - Salary
Even though you have been an active LinkedIn user for some time, you might not realize that there are exponential benefits to accepting almost all of the LinkedIn requests that come your way, particularly if you are exploring executive career opportunities. You might be ready to open up your connection strategy to allow new people into your network. Listen in to discover a quick test to determine whether you should allow an unknown person to join your network. Topics covered in "Why You Should Accept (Almost All) LinkedIn Connection Requests": - Executive job search - Job search - Career change - Resume - LinkedIn
Despite the axiomatic value of investing in the talent and expertise of their company, so many executives refuse to do the same for themselves. These executives adamantly refuse to treat their own career growth with the same care and insightfulness. Topics covered in "Smart Services to Pay for in Your Job Search": - Executive job search - Job search - Career change - Resume
When it is time to find a new job, no matter the circumstances, it can feel like a daunting task. Even when you are tied into career networking and know the direction in which you would like to go, you can often feel very overwhelmed. Let’s talk about some often overlooked tools that you may not be utilizing. These tools can prove to be instrumental in directing your job search and making it nearly painless. Topics covered in "Smart Services to Pay for in Your Job Search": - Executive job search - Job search - Career change - Resume
If you’re challenging yourself to find the right new executive opportunity, you’re hoping the next application you submit will result in a job offer. Then you can get out of the job you’re in and into something new. Something different, something…better? Will any position do? “Yes,” you are thinking right now. “I’ll do anything, as long as it’s not what I’ve been doing.” If this is your thought process, borne of desperation, I challenge you to change it right now. Topics covered in "Measure Your Executive Career Success by the Number of Job Offers You Reject": - Executive job search - Job search - Career change - Resume
It has been said that there is no royal road to learning. In the same way, there is no royal road to executive job search success. Regardless of who you are, what your executive role is, and what your accomplishments have been over the last decade or more, job search is going to be hard. Few individual mechanisms on their own will guarantee that you save time in your job search. In fact, starting with a resume probably is not going to serve you. Topics covered in "How to Save Time and Energy in Your Executive Career Change Hard Work": - Executive job search - LinkedIn - Job search - Career change - Resume Writing
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