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Becoming an industry thought-leader can strengthen your personal brand, increase your visibility among recruiters, and open the door to new executive opportunities. Are you a leader in your industry? If you would like to develop your personal brand, showcase your professional achievements, define yourself as a leader and set yourself apart from other executive candidates, listen to our complimentary webinar.  

LinkedIn gives you the unique ability to connect with millions of professionals and executive search recruiters within your industry. If you're not being found, this webinar can hold the answers to your career success. Moreover, as LinkedIn is so highly ranked by search engines, if your name is searched by a potential employer, it is likely to be their first impression of you. What does your profile say about you?  

LinkedIn now has over 300 million users in over 200 countries around the world. More than two new professionals sign up to the site per second. However, LinkedIn is not the only place that senior executives should make themselves known. Every year executives are turning to new social media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook, to advance their careers - and achieve great results!  

The average recruiter only spends 6.25 seconds looking at a candidate's resume. When was the last time you edited or updated your executive resume? Was it keyword optimized and reader friendly?  

As the adage goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Make sure your resume/CV, executive bio and other career documents are making the right impression by properly highlighting your executive value proposition, experience and personal brand.

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Craft a Compelling Personal Brand with our Comprehensive Guide.

Is your personal brand hindering or helping your career growth? This guide takes you through all the stages of how to create a strong and desirable personal brand, with clear actionable steps. Includes expert insights and advice from world-class career-advisers. 

Social selling – is a sales approach focused on the use of social media to identify prospects, develop and build relationships and, eventually, close a sale.

But can social selling get you closer to your career goal?  We believe that the principals of social selling are applicable to any executive job search strategy, making you simultaneously the sales person and “the product/ brand”.

With social recruiting at the center of any hiring process, your online presence has become more important than ever. That is why you shouldn’t leave anything to chance and take advantage of the social selling practices to reach your next executive position. Here’s how:

 

1. Build a strong, professional brand

Whether you know it or not, you already have a personal brand. Everything you do, write or say, changes the perspectives of those around you, and in the age of the Internet and Social Media, you are already on a public stage.

Take control of how you are perceived and use your brand to boost your career and attract new opportunities. By proactively and intentionally managing your personal brand you can shape your own reputation, showcase your knowledge and increase your visibility in the job market. Ready to start crafting your executive image? Here are our 8 top tips to build that unbeatable brand:

As CEO of AESC, I come face-to-face with business leaders around the world on a regular basis. C-suite leaders regularly share with me common challenges in their industries and organizations, from a lack of diversity to the struggle to innovate in an increasingly complex and ever-shifting business environment. As a result, I recently discussed those top challenges of today.

Leadership is as evergreen a topic as it gets! During a bout of team coaching visits recently, I created a compendium of qualities to start off our conversations as a team. Here is the list to help inspire you and your team: