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The concept of a "video resume" has been around for several years, and of late, the term has gained increasing momentum, with job board sites like Monster.com and CareerBuilder beginning to integrate video more extensively into their product offerings.

A "video resume" is a bit of a misnomer really, because you can't summarize your career history in a video. But there's a good argument to be made that the use of video as part of your executive career portfolio has some merit.

How best to use video?

    Suddenly the world outlook looks a little more promising.

    Have we reached the proverbial tipping point? Malcolm Gladwell did us all a favour by coining that phrase.  Warren Buffet said only yesterday that the unprecedented fear and withdrawal of recent months needs to be replaced by confidence in the future. Franklin Roosevelt said  that 'the only thing we have to fear is fear itself'.

    But what does this all mean for those of us in the executive search industry or those senior executives who are out of work? I believe it means that we need to have confidence in our own value and faith in what we can bring to a client company or to a future employer.

    Using LinkedIn as an Executive Career Progression Tool - Part One

    LinkedIn is commonly used to “get to someone” in order to make a sale, form a partnership, or get a job. It works well for this kind of communication because it is an online network of more than 8.5 million experienced professionals from around the world representing 130 industries. Still, as a tool for executive job hunting and career management, LinkedIn is often underutilized. Read on for the first installment of the top ten ways to increase the value of LinkedIn as part of your executive job and career development strategy.
    Using LinkedIn as an Executive Career Progression Tool - Part Two

    LinkedIn is commonly used to “get to someone” in order to make a sale, form a partnership, or get a job. It works well for this kind of communication because it is an online network of more than 8.5 million experienced professionals from around the world representing 130 industries. Still, as a tool for executive job hunting and career management, LinkedIn is often underutilized. Read on for the second installment of the top ten ways to increase the value of LinkedIn as part of your executive job and career development strategy.


    Ten Ways to Increase Your Online Visibility and Grab the Attention of Executive Recruiters

    Whether you're in an executive job search or trying to build business, if you want the attention of an online audience, you have to position yourself right in front of them. Most executive recruiters and hiring managers are Googling candidates and making decisions based on what they find before they'll even consider talking with you. The key to getting noticed by executive recruiters is to proactively take charge of your online identity.

    Following are some of the best ways to do establish your own personal online brand. These efforts have the added benefit of exponentially
    BlueSteps Quick Query: Attractive Market Segments in 2009
    In a survey of 239 BlueSteps Senior Executives, when asked ‘Given the current economic climate, which market segment do you feel is best for long-term career success?’, the most popular choice was Healthcare, with 35% of executives selecting this market segment. This was followed by Natural Resources (12%) and Government (10%).
     


    Survey conducted by BlueSteps.com, May 8 – June 19 2009

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    6 Ways to Maintain Executive Career Momentum in a Recession

    Learn how senior executives at any stage in their career progression can maintain career momentum with these essential job search and career management tips, becoming more visible to executive recruiters as a result:

    1. Develop and leverage a track record of contribution, name recognition with industry media, and established relationships with top executive search firms to keep your career in play.

    The Executive MBA: How Can it Benefit Your Executive Job Search and Career?


    In September 2008, the Wall Street Journal released its first survey of attitudes towards the Executive MBA. In total, 4,060 students and recent graduates from 72 Executive MBA programs at 53 business schools in nine countries were surveyed. In addition, 455 human resources and executive development managers at companies across 23 industries were interviewed. The overall picture that emerged from the survey was that the Executive MBA is considered a critical business investment. A full 64% of companies said that sponsoring or allowing employees to attend
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