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 [...]

Need Help Getting Your LinkedIn Profile Started? Here a Two Easy Tools.

Need Help Getting Your LinkedIn Profile Started? Here a Two Easy Tools. Getting comfortable with the digital employment world can be somewhat overwhelming, particularly if you are a leader who has been out of the job market for a while or perhaps your excellent reputation as a leader has paved the way for you to land some wonderful employment opportunities thus enabling you to avoid executing an actual job search. Whether you are a CEO or early career professional, today's most effective career management strategies extend beyond simply knowing how to create the most current professional resume to crafting and managing [...]

Career Transition Tips

Career Transition Tips Interestingly enough, making a career change can be a somewhat seamless process, just as long as you have a well thought out strategy, a few of the right tools, and a good executive resume. Avoid overwhelming yourself by breaking the process down into manageable steps that are easy for you to execute. You can accomplish this by creating a mini to-do list to help keep you on track with specific career change goals, milestones, and dates and times for completion. Keep reading for some additional ways to embrace your career change with excitement. Partner with a Career [...]

Tips on Writing Your Resume with Short Employment Stints

Tips on Writing Your Resume with Short Employment Stints Every top leader at least one time during their career has had to accept temporary employment or had to leave a particular company within a short time after obtaining a job. The reason we do this can vary. Maybe you only took it because it will get you by until that fantastic, once in a lifetime role you had been looking for materializes. Perhaps the company decided to downsize a year after you joined the team. Whatever the reason is, you are now faced with explaining this short-term employment on your [...]

Ways to Look for a Job Confidentially

Ways to Look for a Job Confidentially Career advancement, a shift in passion, better benefits, burnout, or career transition are some of the triggers that might motivate you to rewrite your executive resume to conduct a confidential executive job search.  We often consult with clients who are currently employed but often ask for help with how to conduct a confidential job search. Clearly, this is a very sensitive aspect of your career and should be approached with extreme caution to preserve your professional reputation and livelihood. In some cases, if your current employer discovers that you are considering leaving, you [...]

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