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Two Commonly Overlooked Ways to Write an Impactful Executive Resume

Two Commonly Overlooked Ways to Write an Impactful Executive Resume While writing a good executive resume can be one of those “to-do” list items that you put off until it is an absolute necessity, keeping your resume updated according to a schedule will ease some of the stress and apprehension around managing such an important document. From personal branding to integrating social media strategies into your career management plan to building your professional network, it’s a juggling act. Then you throw in the need to write a current executive resume that connects you with the right opportunities. Phew! Can someone [...]

Tips on Writing Compelling Bullets for Your Executive Resume

Tips on Writing Compelling Bullets for Your Executive Resume Within each leadership role you have showcased on your executive resume there is more than likely a story behind how you landed the job. Perhaps you are well-networked and have advanced based on your reputation, or maybe you have rapidly progressed through the ranks with your existing employer due to a highly credible personal brand. Regardless of your backstory, content strategizing and positioning is critical when crafting a good executive resume. To get at the most compelling contributions you and your team delivered, ask yourself what was going on the market [...]

3 Ways to Make it Easy for Recruiters to Contact You

3 Ways to Make it Easy for Recruiters to Contact You The contact section of your executive resume is an essential aspect of your career marketing documents; however, it can sometimes receive the least amount of attention regarding its presentation. Keep reading for some suggestions on how to streamline the process of providing your contact information. Place your email address within the summary of your LinkedIn profile: Knowing that online safety and privacy is important, depending on your comfort level,  you can add your email address by inserting it at the top or bottom of your LinkedIn summary. If you [...]

Remaining Grateful During a Job Search

Remaining Grateful During a Job Search Regardless of whether you are writing a good CEO resume or entry-level resume to embark upon a new career path, expressions of gratitude during your job search can help keep your perspective on a positive note so that you celebrate what you have accomplished each day versus limiting your focus on your outstanding list of job search activities. Though a career search can be mentally and physically daunting, gratitude is a powerful motivator to help keep your head in the game, particularly on those days where you have responded to numerous announcements that you [...]

3 Easy Executive Resume Reminders

3 Easy Executive Resume Reminders 1: Always keep your executive resume updated. Scheduled updates are less expensive long-term and less time consuming for you compared to making an update to your professional resume every 5 to10 years or when a career crisis arises. With your executive resume being one of the most important documents you will present in your lifetime, make it a priority to maintain it; therefore, you can be sure it reflects the most effective resume format when you need it for an unexpected career opportunity. 2: Be brave about quantifying your accomplishments. Strike a balance between conveying [...]

Tips on Conducting a Job Search During the Holiday Season

Tips on Conducting a Job Search During the Holiday Season Time to get that executive resume polished up! Job searching during the holidays can be turn out to be very productive with a well-crafted plan of approach. If you find that your calendar generally opens as the year winds down, the holiday season can bring to bear an array of opportunities to network and volunteer to meet and connect with new people. If you are between jobs, holiday events can offer the chance to "get some fresh air." Venturing out and talking with people can sometimes be surprisingly energizing. Perhaps [...]

Strategies to Personalize Your Resume

Strategies to Personalize Your Resume Resumes are in some ways like weddings; they come in many sizes, styles, and presentations. However, at the center of both is the desire for your personality to shine through. Your executive resume should certainly convey your career accomplishments, yet it is very refreshing to also pepper in short and brief copy blocks of content that showcase your personal attributes. Make your summary pop with a blend of achievements, value, and personality. For example, if you are a manufacturing executive, a suggested line in your summary may read as follows: “Operations strategist with a well-balanced [...]

Easy Ways to Keep Your Executive Resume Current

Easy Ways to Keep Your Executive Resume Current With most recruiters using LinkedIn to source talent, it is imperative that as a career professional, you maintain a current executive resume as your next leadership opportunity can arise even if you are not in active job search mode. Through social media, you can get a position referral, or a recruiter may reach out to you regarding an opening, whatever the case may be, it is best to be prepared. Keep reading for some useful tips on how to write a current executive resume. Follow target companies on LinkedIn:  In most industries [...]

Not on LinkedIn…You Could Be Missing Out

Not on LinkedIn...You Could Be Missing Out LinkedIn is an essential job search tool for every stage of your career from student to professional, mid-career, or senior-leader level. LinkedIn is just as important as your executive resume in your pursuit of new leadership opportunities or career advancement. Spending 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. Keeping your profile updated with a compelling headline, impactful summary, and experience [...]

Keywords Matter….However, Remember to Tell Your Story in Your Executive Resume

Keywords Matter....However, Remember   to Tell Your Story in Your Executive Resume Keywords are great and certainly a worthwhile addition to your executive resume. They add a powerful punch to your professional resume and provide an opportunity for you to articulate subject matter expertise, targeted competencies, a more focused body of knowledge, and so much more.  However, to help achieve greater balance in your CEO resume, perhaps you can incorporate the C.A.R. technique into your resume writing strategy to succinctly convey some of the stories that serve as the foundation for your leadership success. The C.A.R. approach stands for Challenge, Action, [...]

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