Why Is Your Executive Resume Summary So Important?

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 and possibly move the needle in your favor by setting the tone for an immediate connection between you and a prospective employer. Keep reading for some additional insight on the importance of investing ample time into being well-versed on why and how to write a compelling executive resume summary for your IT Director resume, CEO resume, or [...]

Tips on Managing Your Resume Length

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 achievements, the number of employers, audience, industry, and career goals should be factored into the decision to aid in determining what is relevant. Tip #1:  Helping You Decide….. If you are a recent college graduate, changing careers, have under 10 years of work experience, or have held one or more roles with the same employer, a one-page resume [...]

Ways to Boost Your Executive Job Search

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 your leadership career, consider embracing an entrepreneurship perspective in managing the trajectory to achieve a more balanced, 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 [...]

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

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 reputation, connecting with Recruiters on LinkedIn who specialize in your industry, and periodically engaging with your professional network throughout your career are keys to positioning yourself within the market.  I know, I know, the thought of promoting yourself online may not be appealing. But let’s face it, we live in a digital world today. Job seekers who [...]

Easy Ways to Increase The Number of Hits on Your Resume

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 in your strategy might just do the trick to generate a more favorable outcome to help stand out among the competition. Besides you only have so many hours in the day to invest in your job search. Below are a few expert tips on executing an effective job search. Tip#1 Engage With Recruiters: By following a targeted group [...]

Quick Tips to Transform Your Professional Resume

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 wonder how anyone is going to know what a great talent you are if your executive resume is thrown in the pile with so many others. Exactly how do you strategize your job search to get a coveted leadership role? How do you get your executive resume into the hands of the decision makers? The secret is knowing how that [...]

You Nailed the Interview….Now What?

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 more in-depth compared to a thank you letter or card. The strategic letter provides an opportunity to share additional skills, strengths, or possibly a mutual interest that may have been discussed between you and the interviewer to possibly tip the scale in your favor.  As a suggested rule of thumb, it is a good idea to send [...]

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

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, your LinkedIn profile helps you to be found more easily online. It is just that simple. ‎With LinkedIn boasting such a huge membership base; it is almost as if your profile is working for you whether you are a leader in active or passive job search mode. In fact, you may find that in some instances a recruiter [...]

Try Networking to Secure Your Next Job Opportunity

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 an extensive network of contacts to engage with or to tap into throughout your career is powerful. After all, in today’s job market around 70% of jobs are secured through networking. That being said, there is value in building and sustaining your database of contacts. Being well-connected will go a long way in getting your professional resume into the hands of [...]

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

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 do you start? You have a plan, right? Still, you should remember that 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 [...]

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