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How to Get Your Executive Resume Interview Ready

How to Get Your Executive Resume Interview Ready Writing an executive resume that helps you feel confident and well prepared for a job interview can be an overwhelming exercise. From knowing how to write a current resume that translates your voice on paper, to aligning key areas in your resume with interview responses, to finding the time to invest in an effective job search strategy; there are many pieces to the puzzle to succeed in the job market. When deciding how to create an executive resume that generates interviews, be sure to clearly state how your most marketable value fits [...]

Tips on Formatting and Strategizing Your Executive Resume

Tips on Formatting and Strategizing Your Executive Resume Structuring an executive resume to achieve considerable traction among hiring professionals can be a little tricky at times. After all, objectively viewing one’s career can be perceived as a challenging activity. However, to compete among today’s pool of leadership candidates, effectively translating a strong message into a marketable career portfolio which may include a CEO resume, current cover letter, LinkedIn profile, or executive Bio is a necessity in the present employment landscape. Although your entire executive resume is important, particular emphasis should be given to the opening body of the document. Remove [...]

Personal Branding Tips for Your Executive Resume

Personal Branding Tips for Your Executive Resume Executive resume writing strategies that include a strong personal brand and a clearly defined marketing message around your value can elevate your candidacy among the competition. Before writing a good CEO resume, Director level resume, or even a cover letter for an executive position, take inventory of the leadership traits, skills, career successes, or notable highlights that differentiate you in the market. Some great ways to facilitate this might consist of partnering with a career coach, completing a skills assessment, or simply investing time conducting a self-discovery leadership evaluation to narrow down your [...]

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, [...]

How to Win at Interviewing

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 evolve. So, let’s see … we have Skype teleconferencing and video interviews, one-on-one meetings, panel interviews, lunch meetings, situational interviews, and behavior-based interviews to name a few. Below we have provided an overview of some common interview types with a few tips on how to approach them. Phone Screen Interviews: The phone screen helps employers to filter out candidates they [...]

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