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Job Search Tips

Knowing how to write an interview-winning executive resume is certainly valuable in today’s job market. Equally important is tapping into other creative outlets to market your leadership talent. Blogs, personally branded websites, and LinkedIn, to name a few, are some of the avenues you can leverage as a leader to highlight your personality, special interests, or hobbies. Creating and maintaining a blog opens the door for you to promote your professional brand, share useful content, and even become a subject matter expert. Moreover, with a personally branded executive website, you can go beyond the resume to create a visually engaging [...]

Why LinkedIn is an Excellent Job Search Strategy

Why LinkedIn is an Excellent Job Search Strategy LinkedIn enhances your job search regardless if you are an active or passive job seeker. From student to professional, mid-career, or senior-leader level, LinkedIn has something to offer for every career professional. LinkedIn is just as important as your executive resume in your pursuit of new leadership opportunities or career advancement. Investing 15-30 minutes each week on LinkedIn can enhance your credibility, job prospects,  and create visibility. With 94% of recruiters using LinkedIn to search candidates, you can connect with recruiters who hire for your specialty area, industry, target companies, and geography. [...]

How to Write Compelling Bullets for Your Executive Resume

How to Write Compelling Bullets for Your Executive Resume Give your executive resume that extra pop it needs by using the (CAR) Challenge, Action, and Results method to refresh your summary, create attention-getting bullets within the professional experience section of your resume, or perhaps use it to give your cover letter for an executive position a mini facelift. When using the (CAR) approach, take a moment to jot down your top three accomplishments in a particular senior-level position. Then ask yourself, what was going on in the environment at the time? Was there a merger … were you promoted … [...]

How to Leave a Great Impression on the Hiring Manager

 How to Leave a Great Impression on the Hiring Manager With so much competition in the job market, following up after the interview—with a thank-you letter, card, or strategic letter—is a great way to strengthen the interviewer’s perception of you as a good fit for the position. For example, the strategic letter is slightly more in-depth compared to a thank-you letter or card. The strategic letter provides an opportunity to share additional skills, strengths, or possibly a mutual interest that may have been discussed between you and the interviewer—to possibly tip the scale in your favor.  As a rule of [...]

Interview Trends

Interview Trends Recruitment strategies are changing. Interview types have and continue to evolve. So, let’s see … we have Skype teleconferencing and video interviews, one-on-one meetings, panel interviews, lunch meetings, situational interviews, and behavior-based interviews to name a few. Below we have provided an overview of some common interview types with a few tips on how to approach them. Recruitment Chatbots: As (AI) artificial intelligence continues to pick up steam in the hiring process, job seekers will notice an increase in chatbot engagement during preliminary screening phases, information gathering, skills, and knowledge testing. With the evolution of technology, recruitment processes [...]

Which Resume Layout to use and When

Which Resume Layout to use and When Are you contemplating a career pivot, thinking of changing employers, or considering transitioning into a step-down role? Regardless of what stage you are at in your career, careful consideration should be given to which format you select when writing your executive resume. Depending on your industry resume formats can include graphic design elements, a traditional tone, or a creative approach to name a few. That said,  the three most effective and current professional resume formats are: Chronological, Functional, and Hybrid /Combination. Chronological resumes list your professional experience in chronological order, starting with the [...]

Consider These Tips for Writing a Powerful Executive Resume

Consider These Tips for Writing a Powerful Executive Resume Keeping up with employment trends, tailoring your executive resume, adjusting your job search campaign, and interview strategies can be somewhat challenging at times.  However speaking of resumes in particular, as a professional resume writing service, we see hundreds of do-it-yourself resume templates. To tell you the truth, some are pretty good—even if they usually fall short on focus, value offered, and personal branding strategies. The question is, will an executive resume template work when applying for a CIO, CEO, COO, or CFO-level position—or do you need a professionally designed, customized, executive [...]

Help with Updating Your Resume

Help With Updating Your Resume Have you applied to dozens of jobs that you KNOW you’re qualified for, but have received little to no response from your target companies? If this sounds like you, I’d like to offer a few practical tips that you can plug and play to hopefully gain some immediate traction on your CEO resume, IT Director resume, PMO Director resume, professional or mid-career level resume. Keyword Optimize Your Headline — With less than 10 seconds to engage the reader, your professional resume should include a compelling, attention-getting headline that aligns to the job you‘re targeting.  Remember, the [...]

Is Your Resume Standing Between You and Your Dream Job?

Is Your Resume Standing Between You and Your Dream Job? Resume help can be confusing at times because nearly everyone has a different opinion on what to showcase versus what gets cut or how long it should be and the list goes on. However, writing an executive resume that stands out from the competition and effectively communicates your value through relevant keywords, human touch elements, and a personal branding can certainly increase the probability of an interview. The resume should be front-loaded with relevant accomplishments and strengths that are easy to extract by the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and [...]

Here’s How to Reinvent Yourself

Here's How to Reinvent Yourself | Barbara Corcoran | LinkedIn https://t.co/iDbLruBJy9 The start of the New Year is a great time for a fresh start. But change is tough. When I sold my real estate business, which I had built for 30 years, I was unprepared for the personal challenges I’d need to overcome. Reinventing myself in a new career was so much harder than I expected. If you’ve been dreaming about totally changing your career, here are a few things that will help you along the way. 1. There’s no such thing as a total reinvention. The best you [...]

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