Eagerly sending your resume to the perfect job posting or trying to contact executive recruiters – but not getting a response? If you thought your executive resume was strong, and your LinkedIn Profile was ready for prime time, it might seem that your application traveled into a black hole! Many executives report similar experiences, with … Continue reading Why Your Job Application Didn’t Get a Response (And What You Can Do About It)
Invariably, when executives try to figure out how to stand out in the job search, the subject of cover letters comes up – followed by confusion. Do you really need a cover letter for each executive job application? How can you be sure that employers are actually reading the letter you’re so carefully crafting? Is … Continue reading Do You Really Need a Cover Letter For Executive Jobs?
Perhaps you’ve decided to reach out to recruiters as a means of accessing potential opportunities at your leadership career level. If so, how do you find the best executive recruiters for your situation? Many recruiters work nationally and globally, making it difficult to pinpoint the best resources. You can get in touch with colleagues for … Continue reading How to Find Recruiters For Your Job Search
A career biography as a job search document is nothing new; employers and recruiters have often reviewed bios as a part of a leadership or executive portfolio. In fact, don’t be surprised if you’re asked for an executive biography when submitting your resume. However, you don’t want to resort to the tired, “James has served … Continue reading 3 Tips to Writing a Strong Career Biography
You’ve already been told how important your photograph is to your social media identity – and you certainly understand that other LinkedIn users will be more likely to network with you when they can see your face. Even so, you may not have the time or inclination to suit up for a professional headshot on … Continue reading Does Your LinkedIn Photo Look Like You Just Don’t Care?
On the receiving end of a recruiter’s call? Found a great job online, but it closes soon? Your elation can quickly turn to panic, especially if you haven’t updated your resume in some time. You’ll want to maximize every minute, of course, while creating a document that makes it look as if you’ve spent weeks … Continue reading Need a Leadership Resume Fast? Don’t Panic
If you’re an executive or rising leader looking for your next choice opportunity, you’ve probably shined up your resume in anticipation of calls from recruiters, and taken the time to prepare a targeted cover letter. But have you considered using a biography as well? A narrative of your career designed as a short, yet powerful … Continue reading The Magic of An Executive Biography for Your Job Search
Launching a strategic executive job search - and hoping to make a splash? In previous years, listing the size of budgets managed, divisions run, or revenue generated might have been enough for a recruiter to hunt you down. However, in today’s economic climate, executives are being asked to deliver more and brand themselves as well-rounded … Continue reading 3 Strategies for Writing a Bold, Branded Executive Resume
Had a call for a panel or group interview recently? While you might be thrilled to make it to this stage of the hiring process, the mere thought of fielding not just one, but a whole TEAM of interviewers can be enough to put your stomach in knots. However, the reason most employers conduct panel … Continue reading How to Ace The Panel Interview
The inquiries all start out in a similar fashion: “I’ve been contacted by a recruiter for a dream job at (fill in the blank here: Google, Microsoft, Citibank, etc.), and I haven’t polished my resume in months or even years. Can you help?” Do I want to help? Absolutely. But with the rush of great … Continue reading The Lesson Behind Update Your Resume Month