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Donna Svei
Works at Executive Resumes, LinkedIn & Google+ Profiles, Retained Executive Search Consultant
Attended Pepperdine Graduate Business School
Lives in Greater Los Angeles Area, CA
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I just looked a new client up on LinkedIn. She's a second level connection. LinkedIn showed her as Jane S. and told me to upgrade for her full name. I'm a Premium member. Thoughts? Pearls of Wisdom?
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same here, +Donna Svei - got to be one of those right hand, left hand things
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LinkedIn is sponsoring some very cool research projects!
When we launched the LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge back in October, our goal was to work with the best researchers across the U.S. to help solve some of the world’s most pressing issues of our time, using LinkedIn data. What happened next far exceeded all our expectations.
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Some really interesting ideas for utilizing/leveraging LinkedIn's treasure trove of work-related data. Looking forward to seeing the real-world results!

Thanks for the heads up +Donna Svei :-)
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A little known feature of LinkedIn Recruiter can be an easy, effective addition to a job search strategy.
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The market's first reaction isn't happy.
LinkedIn just released its earnings and the...
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Buy!
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Interesting Gizmodo piece shared by SmartBrief today:

LinkedIn Joins the HoaxBuster Club, Buys Patent for Fact-Checking System http://buff.ly/1GmI1bs
The job-centric social media site is fed up with the internet's lies.
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I used to work with a NML/R.W. Baird office in Palm Desert. Loved the area.
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Not just for grads, but their moms and dads, and other job seekers too. Featuring Alison Doyle, Craig Fisher, JT O'Donnell, Lars Schmidt, Maggie Mistal, and me. Hope to see you there at 2:00 p.m. ET today!
Join us on Wednesday for our next #BizChats Twitter chat, where we'll be discussing what college graduates should focus on post-graduation.
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What do you think about using quotes on your resume? Good idea or bad? Pros and cons?
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The title of the linked article says it all. In the vast majority of cases - no way.
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I haven't posted on LinkedIn Pulse in some time as I suspected that I was driving more traffic to the LinkedIn site than it was generating for me. I wasn't seeing Pulse traffic translate to profile views, or visits to my blog, in any meaningful way. 

I just analyzed my traffic stats (nice that they're providing those!). I found that 75% of the traffic to my Pulse posts over the past year has come from Google and other external sources. 

Given the limited time I have to blog, I would rather drive traffic to my own site, not to LinkedIn. 

I'm curious to hear what others have found, think, etc. 
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+Gary Sharpe I see no downside as you can republish blogs from your website on LinkedIn. Duplication is a non- issue for Google in this context.
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Following a company on LinkedIn has upsides and a possible downside. Educate yourself before you follow!
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Great explanation of LI corporate strategy and tactics in today's earnings call. Engagement up. Big GAAP loss. Interesting future.
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Thanks Donna - one to sit down with over a coffee at the weekend...
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I'm happy to see one of my favorite AvidCareerist posts featured by Entrepreneur today. Check out the infographic. If your clients copy the pose, smile, and styling of the man/woman in PhotoFeeler's highest rated photos ever, then they're sure to have an effective LinkedIn profile photo!

https://lnkd.in/bfwRCrJ
Yes, your resume is important, but as with any real-world encounter, it's the photo that makes that crucial first impression.
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Great article, thanks +Donna Svei 
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Executive Resume Writer. Google+ Profiles. LinkedIn Profiles. Retained Executive Search Consultant. Blogger: AvidCareerist.com
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  • Executive Resumes, LinkedIn & Google+ Profiles, Retained Executive Search Consultant
    1987 - present
  • VP & Controller, Seattle Trust & Savings Bank
    1983 - 1987
  • CPA, Deloitte
    1980 - 1983
  • Client Testimonial: Mike B., Sales Manager, CA
    “Donna doesn’t just get your resume in order, she makes you look inside yourself for what you really want to achieve and then helps you map the route to get there. Not only did she help me find a great job, she helped me focus my life personally and professionally!”
  • Client Testimonial: Bob T., Human Resources Director, VA
    "I was having a hard time trying to get interviews and was looking for alternative ideas. I came across an article, Monster's "11 for 2011, Experts Who Can Help Your Job Search," and Donna was listed. So I took a leap of faith and contacted Donna. In our first conversation, she made me feel at ease in discussing what I was looking for in a job and what type of resume I wanted. It was an easy decision to have her write my resume. She asked open-ended questions about every position I held, making me dig deep to remember the skill sets and accomplishments I had achieved. She was very patient with me as I struggled to answer her questions. She was always on time with her drafts that she had completed and sent for my review. The quality of her work is outstanding. I can see why Monster had her on their list of "11 for 2011" experts. When the time comes, I will hire her again to revamp my resume. I recommend that anyone who is in the job market, and needs a "World Class" resume to submit to a prospective employer, speak with and hire Donna as their Resume Writer/Coach."
  • Client Testimonial: Carrie K., New Media Marketing Director, WA
    “When I came to Donna I was discouraged, facing an unplanned career change and feeling I had few transferable skills. Donna helped me uncover the true skills underneath the day-to-day I was doing and showed me how to find new fields where those skills would be valued. She helped me learn to convey my unique value and gave me a crash course on networking that proved very successful. My work with Donna led me in new and exciting career directions and left me far more confident, with the ability to share my abilities and successes in engaging ways. ”
  • Client Testimonial, Dave C., CFO, DC
    "Donna provided the best, most comprehensive professional guidance I’ve ever seen regarding career search and resume building. She took the time to really dig into my professional experience, not just my background. That effort helped ensure that both my resumé and job interviews were top notch. It also ensured that I had a career match, not just a job match. I highly recommend Donna for anyone who is looking to advance his or her career. Enthusiastically..."
  • Client Testimonial: Janis C., Controller, TX
    “The resume Donna prepared for me was professional and comprehensive. Donna took time to interview me to ensure my resume was accurate and contained all the buzz words that would help get me beyond the electronic gatekeepers and into the hands of the appropriate personnel. Donna’s resume has opened doors for me that otherwise would have remained closed resulting in multiple call backs and interviews. I was so pleased with the resume Donna wrote for me I requested she write one for my husband. I would recommend Donna’s services to anyone who wants to land the perfect position.”
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Introduction

Donna Svei, Executive Resumes, G+ Profiles, LinkedIn Profiles, Retained Executive Search Consultant

I collaborate with my job-seeking clients to write job-winning resumes and Google Plus and LinkedIn profiles — your core career marketing materials 24/7/365. When your resume and social media profiles speak directly to what recruiters and hiring managers want, your job search takes less time. 

Recruiting since 1987, I have completed over 400 retained executive searches. I work with hiring managers and Human Resources on a regular basis. I know what they want to see, or not see, on your resume to move them to schedule interviews with you and make job offers.

My executive search clients include Fortune 500, mid-size, and entrepreneurial companies, major consulting firms, and some of the U.S.’s leading nonprofits.

Before 1987, I was a VP and hiring manager in the financial services industry and a CPA with Deloitte. I speak numbers. Because of this, I know how to quantify information to make your story both compelling and credible. 

The Process

  • My clients and I first agree on a fixed amount for the work we will do together. 
  • Then we identify the experience and attributes that matter most to the organizations where they want to work. 
  • Next, we have an in-depth conversation about their background to develop a narrative about where they have worked, what they have done, and the results they have delivered. 

  • Following that, I write a draft of their resume and we then collaborate to refine the draft into a finished resume and social media profiles. 

The Results

  • The process makes effective use of your time.

  • You get a market-driven resume and social media profiles that win interviews.

  • Because we have dug into your background in the context of employers' needs, you're  more aware of what you have to offer and are much better prepared for your interviews than you were before we started. 

Take Action

Email me at donnasvei@gmail.com, or call me at 208.721.0131  because you want to know more or because you want to get started. Save time. Get hired.

Bragging rights
Monster.com: 11 for 2011: Career Experts Who Can Help Your Job Search || Bi-Monthly Career Columnist for Accounting Today || Featured on SmartBrief on Your Career || AvidCareerist Featured in Oxford University Press publication "Interplay: The Process of Interpersonal Communication" || Included on several "Top" career blogger and Tweeter lists
Education
  • Pepperdine Graduate Business School
    Organization Development, 2002 - 2004
  • Western Washington University
    Accounting, 1978 - 1980
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