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Practical Interview Tips to Land the Job

Everyone knows that you don’t have a second chance to make a first impression. It’s the first impression that will be the most lasting.  Keep this in the forefront of your mind when interviewing.  Below I […]

Effective Leadership Traits for Executives

Executive leadership comes with no shortage of challenges. In today’s fast-paced and highly competitive business world, your executive resume may highlight projects in which you were relied upon to build high-caliber teams, lead cross-company strategy engagements, and drive […]

Check out Twitter for Your Executive or Professional Job Search

If you have invested any quality time searching for a job in today’s market, you are well aware that having only a paper executive resume is no longer going to cut the mustard. […]

Ways to Follow-up After The Job Interview

Following up after the interview with a thank you letter, card, or strategic letter are great ways to strengthen the interviewer’s perception of you as a good fit for the position. For example, the strategic letter […]

Why Is Your Executive Resume Summary So Important?

Executive resume summaries are very effective when they are positioned as personally branded leadership snapshots with concisely written and visually impactful value statements. Using a current resume format can also visually enhance your writing strategy […]

Tips on Managing Your Resume Length

Though the question of “How many pages should a professional resume be?” has long been debated among many, relevance and substance are key in determining the length of resumes for professionals.  Additionally, your years of experience, key […]

Ways to Boost Your Executive Job Search

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 […]

Is Your Executive Resume the Cause for Your Career Search Challenges?

Having a multi-tiered executive level job search is essential for an effective employment campaign. A well-crafted executive resume is only one aspect of securing your next opportunity. Creating and managing your online […]

Easy Ways to Increase The Number of Hits on Your Resume

Uploading your executive resume and responding to one announcement after another can become a mental and physical drain. Particularly when you are well qualified for the opportunities you are pursuing. A shift […]

Quick Tips to Transform Your Professional Resume

An industry favorite is hiring senior leaders for a newly opened branch in your area. The problem is that everyone and their brother is applying for those few golden spots.

It makes […]

You Nailed the Interview….Now What?

Following up after the interview with a thank you letter, card, or strategic letter are great ways to strengthen the interviewer’s perception of you as a good fit for the position. For example, the strategic letter is slightly […]

Psst! Remember to Craft a LinkedIn Profile Along With a Professional Resume

In the simplest of terms, you need a LinkedIn profile in addition to your executive resume in today’s highly competitive business world. With recruiting having for the most part gone digital, […]

Try Networking to Secure Your Next Job Opportunity

You have written an interview-winning executive resume and cover letter for an executive position; the next step is mapping out an action plan to gain some traction with prospective employers.

Having […]

Have You Been Out of the Job Search Game for a While?

Here’s How to Get Back in It

You have just finished a long and much-needed employment hiatus, and now it is time to get back to the grind. Where […]

Making Your Transferable Skills Pop on Your Professional Resume

Taking your professional resume to the next level can sometimes include weaving in the most relevant transferable skills to help strengthen your brand message and connection with a prospective employer.

5 Ways to Leverage Twitter for Your Job Search

If you have spent any time searching for a job in today’s market, you should be well aware that paper resumes alone are not enough to cut the mustard. Most of today’s employers post their job opportunities online, […]

How to Win at Interviewing

Congratulations! Hopefully you are reviewing this article because you have written a job-winning professional resume or created a powerful LinkedIn profile that caught the attention of a prospective employer.

Interview types have and continue to […]

Why You Should Routinely Update Your Executive Resume

More and more job seekers are being found on LinkedIn by recruiters with many being asked to forward their executive resume for consideration for a leadership opportunity. 

In the event a prospective […]

Ways the C.A.R. Method Can Improve Your IT Executive Resume

You have risen through the ranks to become a major contender for that plum IT Director, VP, or CIO role. An executive resume that uses the (CAR) Challenge Action Results method is a powerful way to communicate […]

How to Get the Most Out of Your Informational Interview

Are you contemplating an executive-level career change, or are you simply curious about the scope and competency requirements a particular leadership position entails?  What if I could give you the inside knowledge of […]

How to Find Employment by Using the Hidden Job Market

Experts estimate that roughly 80 percent of available jobs are never publicly published or advertised, according to an article from 

Tips on Writing Your Resume Without a Degree

It has long been common belief that a college degree not only opens doors to advancement in your chosen field, but also potentially allows you to earn a higher salary than those without degrees.

Executive Cover Letter Strategies

Cover letters are the perfect complement to your executive resume while providing an additional outlet for marketing your transferable skills, competencies, awards, or special mentions not included in your resume.  Cover letters are also a great way to display […]

Explaining Short-term Employment on Your Executive Resume

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 […]

Tips  Using the S.M.A.R.T. Method to Define Your Career Goals

Goal setting plays an important role in many areas of our personal and professional lives. As senior leaders, in business, we spearhead key initiatives and set priorities to drive revenue and market share […]

Why it is Important to Keep Your Executive Resume Updated

More and more job seekers are being found on LinkedIn by recruiters with many being asked to forward their executive resume for consideration for an immediate leadership opportunity.

In the […]

Tips on How to Determine the Best Resume Format

Choosing the best professional resume 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, […]

Tips on How to Create a Current Resume

I know I’m qualified for the jobs I am applying to … however, I’m not getting a single hit on my professional resume. Ever applied to dozens of jobs that you KNOW you’re qualified for, […]

Don’t Allow the Lack of a Degree to Hold You Back in Your Career

In spite of the fact that a degree can unquestionably enhance your attractiveness to a prospective employer and upgrade your official resume, there are some other writing strategies you […]

Need Help Getting Your LinkedIn Profile Started? Here are 2 Easy-to-Use 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 […]

Getting the Most Traction Out of Your Executive or Professional Resume

Differentiating your high-value approaches, interpersonal skills, and relevant leadership successes in an easy-to-read and concise executive-resume layout will make you stand out among the competition. Interestingly, only a very small pool of […]

How LinkedIn Benefits Executives

Haven’t been on the job market in a while? Well, a lot has changed. For starters, crafting a good executive resume, in conjunction with creating a personal brand and leveraging LinkedIn to expand your leadership opportunities are must haves […]

Tips on How to Conduct a Traditional Job Search

Though technology has paved the way for most employers to use some version of an applicant screening platform to filter out and find the best candidates, traditional job search methods, though a little tricky, […]

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Many of us see the new year as a clean slate, an opportunity to start something new. As you reset and […]

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What Does Your Executive Resume Say About You?

If your holy grail leadership opportunity were presented to you today, are you positioned to forward a prospective employer a version of your executive resume in the most current format? If so, great; however, for […]

3 Tips to Give Your Executive Resume a Makeover

Change is an inevitable part of our lives. As the world around us evolves, so have employment market expectations, talent acquisition strategies, and executive resume writing trends. Gone are the days when you scanned […]

DIY Executive Resume Tips

Tapping into your creative juices to solve a problem then subsequently having it materialize into a ‎successful outcome can bring about a level of self-confidence and pride.  When it comes to knowing how to write your professional resume, I […]

How to Get More Hits With Your Professional Resume

I know I’m qualified for the jobs I am applying to … however, I’m not getting a single hit on my professional resume. Ever applied to dozens of jobs that you KNOW you’re qualified […]

Have You Been Out of the Job Search Game for a While? Here’s How to Get Back in It:

You have just finished a long and much-needed employment hiatus, and now it is time to get back to the grind. […]

Executive Resume Writing Strategies

Executive resumes that clearly, accurately, and succinctly align your skills and experiences with how you have solved problems, saved money, streamlined operations, or groomed future leaders can increase your interview rate. Your audience of CEOs, CFOs, COOs, executive search firms, […]

How to Determine the Best Resume Format to Use

Choosing the best professional resume 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 are […]

How to Maximize Your Online Job Search

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. […]

Interview Reminders

Following up after the interview with a thank you letter, card, or strategic letter are great ways to strengthen the interviewer’s perception of you as a good fit for the position. For example, the strategic letter is slightly more in-depth compared […]

Employment Gap-Filling Ideas

Regardless of the reason, stepping away from the workforce is often a difficult call.  Throw in the ever-evolving job market, and making the decision to reenter, can be just as challenging.  In the event, you have been on an employment […]

4 Easy LinkedIn Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Profile Current

It is my belief that many people wish that LinkedIn did not require such a hands-on approach to remain relevant. It would be great if all we had to do was set it […]

Tips on Writing an IT Executive Resume

You have risen through the ranks to become a major contender for that plum IT Director, VP, or CIO role. So now what? An executive resume that uses the (CAR) Challenge Action Results method is a powerful way […]

Why You Should Strive To Perform Above Your Present Skill Level

Long gone are the days when your performance appraisal functions as the dominant tool for guiding and influencing your professional development track. Today, you are the author and driving force behind your […]

Why You Need a LinkedIn Profile and an Executive Resume

In the simplest of terms, you need a LinkedIn profile in addition to your executive resume in today’s highly competitive business world. With recruiting having for the most part gone digital, your LinkedIn […]

5 Tips on How to Conduct a Confidential Executive Job Search

Career advancement, a shift in passion, better benefits, burnout, or career transition are some of the triggers that might possibly motivate you to rewrite your executive resume and launch a confidential […]

Advice on Re-Branding for a Career Change

You have spent the past decade living, breathing, and being completely enthralled in the life of a, let’s say, IT project manager, and you are great at it. It has been your bread and butter, but […]

Tips on Translating Your Entrepreneurial Value On An  Executive Resume

As an entrepreneur, the reasons you may need an executive resume can vary. You may need to send it to a major client, you may need it to apply for a board position, […]

3 Benefits of Targeted Executive Resumes

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.

Feeling As If Your Resume Is Not Executive Enough?

Crafting a good executive resume conveys your leadership strengths and capabilities in ways that demonstrate your value. If you are a leader who has not held a formal leadership role but you are routinely […]

Why You Should Maximize all of Your LinkedIn Profile Sections

With 94% of recruiters using LinkedIn as a more efficient, cost-effective avenue for tapping into key talent, LinkedIn is just as valuable as your executive resume regardless of whether you are an active […]

Tips to Upgrade Your Executive Resume

In this highly competitive employment market, you may wonder how you can stand out among the competition with an executive resume that shows you are current and up-to-date with the latest trends. First things first, in knowing […]

Ready-to-Use Executive Resume Tips to Get Past Computer Scans

An industry favorite is hiring senior leaders for a newly opened branch in your area. The problem is that everyone and their brother is applying for those few golden spots. It makes you wonder […]

Ways to Boost Your Competitive Edge

Let’s say you have recently purchased a finely tuned, very expensive dream car with all the bells and whistles. You, of course, want to keep it performing at peak levels. You will find no shortage of dealerships […]

Strategic Placement of Content Matters on Your Executive  Resume

Knowing that prospective employers are shuffling through tons of executive resumes for each job advertised, make it a point to elevate your professional resume and bring it to the top of the pile by […]

Making a Career Change—Break it Down Into Manageable Steps

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. […]

3 Effective Career Management Strategies for Leaders

Juggling life, family, and a career can be quite the challenge at times. If you throw in the need to keep your executive resume updated coupled with the pursuit of an advanced degree or industry certification […]

Tips for Strengthening Your Value Proposition in an Executive Resume

The top third of an executive resume reminds me of a billboard advertisement where you have about 7 seconds or less to engage the reader and sell them on your value.  Whether you […]

Quick Tips on Managing Your LinkedIn Profile

Times have changed significantly in terms of how to write a modern executive resume to land that coveted senior leadership role and how prospective employers execute talent acquisition and placement strategies. From social media playing a […]

The Value of Your Online Executive Brand

Though a well-written executive resume can strategically position you as a top leadership candidate and pave the way for a highly coveted interview, your executive  online brand is equally important to the hiring process. With almost […]

Avoid Appearing Dated On Your Executive Resume With These Tips

Concerned with having an executive resume that makes you feel somewhat dated?  Great news, below I have provided some quick, practical tips to dust off your professional resume and give it a fresher […]

Tips on how to write your executive resume for internal &  external executive roles

In many cases, you will typically find yourself submitting your executive resume for various senior leadership roles that reside within a family of jobs. These positions have transferrable skills […]

Have a lot of Experience and Challenged with How to  Include it on Your Executive Resume

Many top executives have amassed a sizable portfolio of leadership achievements during their career, which can pose a slight challenge when updating your executive resume. How do […]

3 Tips for an Interview Generating Executive Resume

Viewing your executive resume as a marketing document in terms of how you layout, delineate and present your personal brand can yield big returns. Senior management resumes should be focused and succinctly convey your ability […]

No Degree to Add to Your Executive Resume…Leverage Your Experience

Though a degree or certification can certainly breathe new life into your marketability and enhance your executive resume, there are some other writing strategies you can employ to convey your value in powerful […]

A size 9-Point Font Executive Resume and The Challenges Associated with It

Sure, a 9-point font size will provide sufficient real estate space on your executive resume for you to include a boat load of career highlights, but is it really effective and beneficial to […]

The Benefits of an Executive Networking Resume

You’re out at an industry event, and you get the scoop on a great senior leadership opportunity at one of your target prospective employers. In fact, not only do you get some great information regarding the […]

Why You Should Keep a Master Version of Your Executive Resume

Your leadership career has been hallmarked by numerous business expansions, awards, and promotions, not to mention the talent you have developed into high-potential leaders.  Keeping your executive resume updated and managing the […]

Tips to Increase Your Interview Response Rate

Uploading your executive resume and responding to one job posting after another can become a mental and physical drain. Particularly when you are well qualified for the opportunities you are pursuing. A shift in your strategy […]

The Benefits of Having Multiple Formats of Your Executive Resume

Considering how time consuming a job search can be, having multiple formats of your executive resume on hand for navigating different audiences can save you a considerable amount of time. After you have […]

Feeling as if Your Executive Resume Does Not Convey Your Strengths?

For a solid month in your spare time, you have rewritten the qualifications summary of your executive resume… at least three times. You’ve deleted and replaced several bullets within some of your […]

5-Point Executive and Professional Resume Checklist

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 cultural transformations.  Once you begin to put pen to paper, you […]

Must-Have Career Tools for Executives and Professionals

Competitively positioning yourself in today’s employment market extends beyond simply keeping your executive resume updated in a current format. Regardless of whether you are comfortable in your existing leadership role or actively in pursuit of new […]

The ROI of Approaching Your Executive Career as an Entrepreneur

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 […]

Been Referred for Leadership Roles the Majority of Your Career…But Now Executing an Official Job Search?

Considering all the changes in the employment landscape from the way executive resumes are evaluated for fit, to navigating online systems, to building a professional network, executing […]

3 Time-Saving Job Search Tips for Executives and Professionals

With only so many hours in the day, we can all benefit from creative yet effective ways to maximize our time, right?  When actively in job search mode, keeping your executive resume updated, researching […]

Tips for Explaining Short-Term Employment on Your Executive or Professional Resume

Every top leader has had to accept temporary employment or had to leave a particular company shortly after obtaining a job at least once in their career. The reasons why this happens can vary. […]

3 Easy Ways to Strengthen Your Executive Brand

Balancing career and life can be quite a juggling act at times. Keeping your executive resume and personal brand up to date is a must in today’s marketplace. With the fast-paced business world we live […]

Executive Resume Writing Trends

Change is an inevitable part of our lives. As the world around us evolves, so have employment market expectations, talent acquisition strategies, and executive resume writing trends. Gone are the days when you scanned the classified ads, identified a […]

3 Reasons Why Executives and Professionals Should be Actively Using LinkedIn

If I were asked which top job-search strategies I would recommend to a senior leader, I would advise that in addition to keeping your executive resume updated, having an active presence on […]

How Long Should Your Resume Be?

The question of how long should your resume be has been a subject of debate among professionals for many years, but the fact is that relevance and substance are the keys to determining the proper length of […]

3 Reasons to Subscribe to an Executive Blog…or Create Your Own

Following an executive blog or creating your own senior leadership blog can be a game changer for you and your executive resume. Through new ways of thinking, you can strengthen your leadership […]

Tips on Writing Executive and Professional Cover Letters

Cover letters are the perfect complement to your executive resume while providing an additional outlet for marketing your transferable skills, competencies, awards, or special mentions not included in your resume.  Cover letters are also a […]

5 Ways to Leverage Twitter for Your Executive or Professional Job Search

If you have spent any time searching for a job or presenting your executive resume in today’s market, you should be well aware that paper resumes alone are not enough to cut […]

How Should Executives Handle Salary Discussions?

Salary discussions are another one of those tricky subjects that executives should approach carefully and strategically to determine if the pay you expect is in line with the prospective employer’s compensation range for the position. So let’s see, […]

Resume Distribution Service for Executives and Professionals

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Whether you are a C-suite professional or senior leader earning from $50,000 to $1,000,000 or more, besides providing you with a top tier executive resume, our customized marketing campaign maximizes your chances and provides selective criteria […]

Tips on Conducting Your Own Executive Appraisal

Executive leadership comes with no shortage of challenges. In today’s fast-paced and highly competitive business world, your executive resume may highlight projects in which you were relied upon to build high-caliber teams, lead cross-company strategy engagements, and drive […]

Online Job Search Resources for Executives and Professionals

With the majority of job searches being conducted online, it is important to use a multi-tiered job search as well as your professionally written resume to secure your next position. Tapping the hidden job market by […]

Tips on Using the S.M.A.R.T. Method to Define Career Goals for Executives and Professionals

Goal setting plays an important role in many areas of our personal and professional lives. As executives, in business we spearhead key initiatives and set priorities to drive revenue […]

Networking Tips: Getting your Executive Resume to the Hiring Manager

Building Professional Relationships:

Networking can be very beneficial throughout the life of your career. Making the right connections can certainly help get your executive resume into the hands of the […]

5 Ways LinkedIn Adds Value To Your Executive Resume

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 […]

Executive and Professional Resume Writing Tips for Changing Careers

Writing a good career change executive resume or powerful LinkedIn profile to transition careers can sometimes be perceived as a daunting and somewhat stressful task; however, with a few of the right ingredients, recreating your […]

5 Ways to Improve Your Mobile Job Search

More than ever, job seekers are using mobile devices to search for new positions and stay updated on the latest opportunities. Whether you are hunting for an entry-level role or a CEO leadership role, technology […]

The Most In-Demand Software Skills in Each State

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The Internet is an amazing and powerful resource. You can learn any skill you want, whether […]

How to Avoid the Resume Black Hole

You have written your professional resume and applied to numerous positions online that you are qualified for … yet no response. It’s almost as if the well-written resume you prepared disappeared into a black hole. Selecting […]

5 Tips to Optimize Your Executive or Professional Resume

Differentiating your high-value approaches, interpersonal skills, and relevant leadership successes in an easy-to-read and concise executive-resume layout will make you stand out among the competition. Interestingly, only a very small pool of COO-level candidates present  their value in […]

Tips on How to Conduct a Traditional Job Search

Though technology has paved the way for most employers to use some version of an applicant screening platform to filter out and find the best candidates, traditional job search methods, though a little tricky, […]

Can Exercise Make You Smarter and Enhance Job Performance?

Like most CEOs, COOs, senior-level executives, and mid-career professionals, when it comes to business, you are often seeking ways to strengthen your entrepreneurial outlook, bold-thinking capacity, and strategic agility. Blending 30 minutes of mindful health and wellness […]

Advice on Using the CAR Method in an IT Executive Resume

You have risen through the ranks to become a major contender for that plum IT Director, VP, or CIO role. So now what? An executive resume that uses the (CAR) Challenge Action […]

The Most Effective Professional Resume Formats… and When to Use Them

Choosing the best professional resume 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 […]

Is Your Executive Resume Template Hurting Your Employment Search?

As a professional resume writing company, we see hundreds of do-it-yourself resume templates. To tell you the truth, some are actually pretty good—even if they usually fall short on focus, value offered, and personal […]

 The Best Ways to Follow Up After an Interview

Following up after the interview—with a thank-you letter, card, or strategic letter—is a great way to strengthen the interviewer’s perception of you as a good fit for the position. For example, the strategic letter is slightly […]

3 Tips on How to Write an Executive Resume

Executive resumes that clearly, accurately, and succinctly align your skills and experiences with how you have solved problems, saved money, streamlined operations, or groomed future leaders can increase your interview rate. Your audience of CEOs, […]

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The start of the New Year is a great time for a fresh start. But change is tough.

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How to Write a Job-Winning Resume

Writing a professional resume that stands out from the competition and effectively communicates your value through relevant keywords tied to your industry and profession increases the probability of an interview.

The resume should be front-loaded with relevant accomplishments and strengths […]

How to Get My Professional Resume Noticed!

I know I’m qualified for the jobs I am applying to … however I’m not getting a single hit on my professional resume. Ever applied to dozens of jobs that you

Types of Job Interviews!

Congratulations! Hopefully you are reviewing this article because you have written a job-winning professional resume or created a powerful LinkedIn profile that caught the attention of a prospective employer.

Interview types have and continue to evolve. […]