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Job Search Success Tips

 Job Search Success Tips Regardless of whether you are writing a good CEO resume or entry-level resume to embark upon a new career path, these job search success tips can help you 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 know you are [...]

3 xecutive Resume Reminders

3 Executive Resume Reminders In this articel, I am providing 3 executive resume reminders to help keep your professional resume refreshed with valuable career marketing content.   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 [...]

Holiday Job DSearch Tips

HOLIDAY JOB SEARCH TIPS  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. Keep reading for some expert holiday job search tips to set you on the right 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 [...]

Executive Resume Help

Executive Resume Help Small tweaks can go a long way to show you are up to date on the latest executive resume trends. For example, in this blog we have provided some executive resume help regarding  including “references available upon request” at the end of your resume is outdated in today’s market and can be left off your executive resume.Out with the Old - In with the New As opposed to mentioning references available upon request on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 [...]

Job Market Trends

Job Market Trends Staying on top of job market trends will help you remain competitive in your industry. In addition, 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 [...]

Help Writing a LinkedIn Profile

Help Writing a LinkedIn Profile LinkedIn is just as important as your executive resume in your pursuit of new leadership opportunities or career advancement. In this article, we are providing linkedIn profile writing tips and ideas for investing 15-30 minutes each week on LinkedIn to 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 [...]

Keyword Resume Tips

Keyword Resume Tips Keyword resume tips can be very helpful 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, and Result. This technique [...]

Help With Changing Careers

Help Changing Careers Need help with changing careers? 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 [...]

Need a Resume Refresh?

Need a Resume Refresh Current resume formats are visually engaging, focused, and provide a clear picture of your most valuable leadership qualifications. Need a resume refresh? 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 [...]

Helpful Interview Reminders

Helpful 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 helpful interview reminders as a suggestion to enhance your chances of 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. [...]

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