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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 [...]

Making Your Executive Resume Work for You During the Holiday Season

Making Your Executive Resume Work for You During the Holiday Season  New beginnings, fresh opportunities, and a renewed outlook can bring about an exciting start to the new year. It is the perfect time to refresh your executive resume in the event an unexpected career opportunity crosses your path. Mapping out a holiday job search plan can potentially produce a high ROI. As the year winds down, we tend to free up space on our professional and personal calendars. Volunteering is an awesome avenue for engaging with others and networking during the holiday season while also providing a chance to [...]

Executive Resumes: Out with the Old – In with the New

Executive Resumes: Out with the Old - In with the New Small tweaks can go a long way to show you are up to date on the latest executive resume trends. For example, including “references available upon request” at the end of your resume is outdated in today’s market and can be left off your executive resume. As opposed to mentioning references available upon request on your professional resume, create a separate document specifically for this information, and provide it upon request to the hiring manager. Also, replacing your objective with a qualifications statement is another tweak that can give [...]

Ways to Stay Current on Job Market Trends

Ways to Stay Current on Job Market Trends To remain competitive in today's job market, investing in ongoing self-development initiatives should rank fairly high on your to-do list. One of the wonderful aspects of technology is that it provides greater flexibility in marketing your value to employers. From LinkedIn to blogging, to professional online portfolios, you can distinguish yourself and uniquely position your leadership offerings within your industry. Below, I have shared a few tips on managing your career and your executive resume. Follow target companies on LinkedIn:  In most industries businesses are always on a progressive quest to be [...]

Ways LinkedIn Enhances Your Job Search

Ways LinkedIn Enhances Your Job Search 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 section can improve your click-through rate and the chance of being viewed as a more favorable senior-level, professional, or mid-career-level candidate by [...]

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, [...]

Help with Making a Career Change

Help with Making a Career Change Refreshing your executive resume and brushing up on your interview strategies are two critical aspects of an effective job search plan. Knowing how to prepare for an interview when making a career change can vary widely depending on many factors such as the role, industry, and the company to name a few. Once you have performed your due diligence on the industry and type of role, qualifications, and maybe even the companies you want to target as you transition careers, strengthen your candidacy by putting your transferable skills on display in the interview. For [...]

Ways to Refresh Your Executive Resume

Ways to Fresh Your Executive Resume Current resume formats are visually engaging, focused, and provide a clear picture of your most valuable leadership qualifications. During the process of writing a good executive resume, if you find yourself investing hours into strategizing and deciding how to convey your voice to connect with your audience or what to keep versus what to cut from the final version of your executive resume. Keep reading for some great tips on how to make two easy tweaks to your current resume format to give it a nice refresh. Quantify Your Leadership Contributions: If you have [...]

Interview Reminders

Interview Reminders The first impression is a lasting impression. We’ve all heard this before, thus … when interviewing, this is one of the most important facts to bear in mind. Below I have outlined some practical planning tips to help you succeed in acing the interview. Pre-Planning: Dress to Land the Job: Research the company in advance of the interview by using glassdoor.com or on indeed.com to get a feel for the culture. This may help to guide your decision regarding whether a suit or khakis are appropriate attire.  Details matter; take pride in your appearance. Iron out any wrinkles [...]

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