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

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 while coaching and steering our teams to achieve operational and financial objectives. As a new year approaches, you may have a goal to advance in your career, obtain a certification, or possibly partner with a professional to secure help with writing your executive resume. On a personal level, we create goals for home ownership, retirement, a healthy [...]

Why it is Important to Keep Your Executive Resume Updated

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 event a prospective employer reaches out to you for an unsolicited leadership role, knowing that time is of the essence when a recruiter is interested in connecting with you regarding an employment opening, ask yourself, are you in a position to forward your professional resume immediately? Is your professional resume updated in the most modern format and is it strategized [...]

Tips on How to Determine the Best Resume Format

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, the three most effective and current professional 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 typically used if you have consistent employment with no significant gaps between jobs. It is also good for demonstrating career [...]

Tips on How to Create a Current Resume

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, but have received little to no response from your target companies? If this sounds like you, I'd like to offer a few practical tips that you can plug and play to hopefully gain some immediate traction on your CEO resume, IT Director resume, PMO Director resume, professional or mid-career level resume. Include a Keyword-Optimized Headline: With less [...]

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

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 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 [...]

Need Help Getting Your LinkedIn Profile Started? Here are 2 Easy-to-Use Tools

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 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 [...]

Getting the Most Traction Out of Your Executive or Professional Resume

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 COO-level candidates present their value in a manner that clearly conveys their capabilities—despite being qualified for the job. When competing against other Chief Operating Officers with similar backgrounds, there is an art and science to “telling your story” in a manner that elevates you to a position as a top C-suite contender. Keep reading for a few [...]

How LinkedIn Benefits Executives

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 in the current employment market. Whether you are in active or passive job search mode, LinkedIn adds versatility, exposure, and credibility for you as a leader. For some additional ways regarding how LinkedIn benefits executives, keep reading. Build Your Brand: One of the best ways to get yourself out there, build your brand, and connect with recruiters [...]

Tips on How to Conduct a Traditional Job Search

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, still remain very effective in conducting a job search. Select the right keywords and phrases to write an attention-getting professional resume that will get you noticed! Classified Advertisements / Newspaper Listings: With the advancement of technology, you can very easily canvass the Internet to source and possibly secure your next job opportunity. Compared to job boards, classifieds [...]

What’s New with LinkedIn Premium

What’s New with LinkedIn Premium Author: Gyanda Sachdeva  Many of us see the new year as a clean slate, an opportunity to start something new. As you reset and revitalize your professional goals, we want to help you #StartSomething great with the help of our newest LinkedIn Premium features. Whether you’re looking to gain a competitive edge as a job seeker or to take your organization to the next level as a business leader, LinkedIn Premium can help you pursue your career aspirations more effectively by empowering you to work more efficiently. Our two consumer subscriptions, Premium Career and Premium Business, have [...]

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