Stand out in your executive job search by taking these boring, too-common descriptors off your resume.
Getting a slow response when sending your executive resume? If so, you might be focusing on extraneous details – while starving employers of the facts they need to make a hiring decision. In fact, if you haven’t heard, the executive resume has evolved considerably as a marketing tool for your personal brand and value proposition, … Continue reading 3 Ways You’re Wasting Space on Your Executive Resume
Aiming for a C-level or Director role leading an enterprise IT organization? You’ve probably wondered how to transform your resume from a list of technical skills in order to reach the corner office. How can you craft a brand message strong enough to get attention for a CIO, IT Director, or CTO role? Working with … Continue reading How to Write a CIO Resume for Interview-Winning Results
Seeking your next executive role, or trying to move up to the corner office? You've probably realized that you're up against intensive competition from candidates with a wealth of experience. But will you need a professionally written executive resume to compete at this level? Does every executive outsource this part of the job search? Will … Continue reading Should You Hire an Executive Resume Writer?
If you're pursuing an IT Director job, you already realize there's a special challenge in your search. Your resume must be written to show technical aptitude, plus demonstrate leadership problem-solving and team management skills (crucial for a later move to VP or CIO positions). Climbing the corporate ladder to a higher-level IT leadership role requires that you first take stock of … Continue reading How to Make Your IT Director Resume Really Pop
Recently, I had a conversation with an executive who was concerned about the effectiveness of her resume. While I can’t comment on how well it represented her (since I’m not familiar with her career), I couldn’t help but notice the diverse job goals listed across the top: “CIO – Operations Director - CEO.” Wow! That’s … Continue reading Is Your Executive Resume Stretched Too Thin?
(Written tongue-in-cheek one year during the holiday season...) As long as job hunters have tried to stand out (and feel they need new tricks to do so), there's been the question of color for a resume. Way back in the Stone Age when I was a candidate, the big no-no was colored paper. Now, it … Continue reading Yes, Virginia, you CAN use color on your resume
Cisco Systems announced its largest layoff ever in July 2011, and employees are certainly feeling the aftershocks. With 6,500 staff being cut (up to a 14% drop in its workforce), Cisco has announced that it plans to restructure in order to maintain a competitive position. If you’re one of those affected by this or other layoffs, … Continue reading Facing layoff from Cisco? Plan your job hunt strategically
Are you a rising star in the IT world eager for a shot at the CIO role? Ascending from IT Director or VP takes more than just showing how you’ve leveraged the technology itself: you’ll need to first put yourself in the C-suite on paper.As described by my recent article in ComputerWorld, most would-be technology executives … Continue reading CIO Resumes: Mining IT Projects for Strategic Benefit
If your idea of writing an executive resume is trying to list all your tasks and group them under each job title, you’re in for quite a surprise.The information that actually makes employers want to call you is quite different than just the descriptions of your previous jobs, as it involves creating a personal brand … Continue reading Struggling to write your executive resume? Try these branding tips