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Need Help with Getting More Hits on Your Professional Resume

Need Help with Getting More Hits on Your Professional Resume You have applied to tons of positions online that you qualified for…yet no response. It’s almost as if the resume goes into a black hole.  Below are some suggestions to help better align your efforts with the scanning system and increase your interview rate. Lack of Industry-Specific Keywords With the vast majority of resumes being processed through computer scanning technology, in order to pass the resume parsing systems and the 10-second human scan, your resume will need to be front-loaded with the right industry-specific keywords and phrases that help illustrate [...]

Why LinkedIn and Your Executive Resume Are Two Powerful Job Search Tools

Why LinkedIn and Your Executive Resume Are Two Powerful Job Search Tools Though your executive resume is important, your LinkedIn profile holds equal weight, and in some cases, it may be more vital to your personal brand compared to your senior-level resume. Your executive resume is typically the catalyst for landing an interview; however, your LinkedIn profile represents your online brand—which is accessible to a much wider audience. Considering that LinkedIn now boasts a 400–million-member network, it would be very beneficial to include a powerful profile as part of your executive personal branding strategy. LinkedIn is often used by recruiters, [...]

Need Help Deciding Which Resume Format to Use…Try These Tips

Need Help Deciding Which Resume Format to Use...Try These Tips Choosing the right format to communicate and present your unique mix of skills, qualifications, experience, training, and talent should be carefully factored into your resume writing strategy. While there is an abundance of resume formats, the three most common resume formats are Chronological, Functional, and Hybrid/Combination. Chronological resumes list your professional experience in chronological order, starting with the most recent job first.  This format is normally used if you have consistent employment with no significant gaps between jobs. It is also suitable for demonstrating career growth providing you have made [...]

Tips on Writing Your Resume When You Do Not Have a Formal Degree

Tips on Writing Your Resume When You Do Not Have a Formal Degree Although a degree can unquestionably enhance your attractiveness to a prospective employer and upgrade your official resume, there are some other writing strategies you can employ to convey your value in powerful ways in the event you do not have a formal degree. Have you opened doors in international markets, established a foreign subsidiary, or joined a startup as a ground-floor senior leader who has left a significant thumbprint on an organization’s business development strategy? Think about it, your ability to craft your story in a way [...]

Ways to Manage Your Personal Brand

Ways to Manage Your Personal Brand Taking the lead role in your self-development can strengthen the marketability of your executive resume, yield many positive benefits for your professional career, and enhance your overall inward growth as a leader. With the evolution of your leadership career, consider embracing an entrepreneurship perspective in managing the trajectory to achieve a more well-rounded, ongoing form of development that broadens your strategic impact, market intelligence, and value as a leader. As the owner of your leadership career, staying competitive and investing in ongoing self-development should be at the forefront of your career-management strategy.  Take advantage [...]

How a Focused Executive Resume Can Improve Your Job Search

How a Focused Executive Resume Can Improve Your Job Search Targeting your executive resume can go a long way in shortening your job search and, quite frankly, help you land a senior leadership role much faster than an unfocused and cluttered executive resume. You can gain more traction with recruiters and hiring professionals by investing some time into writing a good executive resume that aligns your most relevant leadership strengths and value with the prospective employer’s required qualifications. Keep reading for some additional insight on the benefits of a targeted executive resume. Improve Your Connection with Recruiters Presenting a concisely [...]

3 Effective Job Search Tips

3 Effective Job Search Tips Now that you have done a great job in navigating all the nuances of how to create the most current professional resume format. You are ready to get the ball rolling with your job search.  Approaching your job search from a multi-tiered perspective is a wise decision. With so many prospective employers using social media, artificial intelligence (AI) platforms, and word of mouth referrals to attract the best talent, you need write a good professional resume and expand your reach to achieve optimal results. Though there are endless ways to execute your job search, below I [...]

Mobile Friendly Job Search Strategies

Mobile Friendly Job Search Strategies As a result of the digital revolution, recruiters and HR professionals are investing more resources in mobile recruiting, and more than ever, job seekers are using mobile devices to search positions and stay connected to opportunities. Whether you are job hunting for an entry-level to CEO position, technology is rapidly changing the way we live and work. Tip #1 - Leverage Social Media: Using Twitter to search jobs, follow target companies, or stay abreast of industry-related updates is a great way to stay connected and receive alerts on job openings before they are announced publicly. [...]

Quick and Easy Tweaks that Strengthen Your Executive Resume

Quick and Easy Tweaks that Strengthen Your Executive Resume Writing a good executive resume can be overwhelming, particularly if you have tons of experience and senior leadership appointments coupled with mergers, acquisitions, industry changes, and corporate downsizing.  Once you begin to put pen to paper, you could end up with a 4-5-page executive resume, which is certainly not ideal in today’s employment market.  Below I have provided some modern resume tips on how to present a current resume format to prospective employers.  #1 Write to Connect with the Hiring Manager Does your CEO resume clearly state your unique value proposition [...]

Job Search Strategies for Executives

Job Search Strategies for Executives You have just finished a long, much-needed employment hiatus and now it is time to get back to the grind. Where do you start? Obviously, you have got a plan, right? But, remember the Robert Burns quote: “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” In other words, you need to prepare for the unexpected. Your strategy may appear seamless on paper, but let us take a look at some of the necessities to ensure you are on the right track. Take a few deep breaths and pace yourself as you carve out [...]

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