Running a 2015 job search -- but using resume writing trends from the past? You’ll find yourself at a disadvantage in today's aggressive job market. Plenty of job seeking activities have changed over the past decade… and your executive resume needs to keep pace with them. Job seekers in 2015, 2016, and beyond must develop … Continue reading 2015 Resume Writing Trends for Executives & Professionals
Launching a job search? You’ve probably thought about hiring the best executive resume writer you can find. There's a plethora of resume writers advertising services online and through social media. How can you know if an executive resume writer will market you effectively? What if the final product doesn’t represent you or your field? What if … Continue reading Seeking the Best Resume Writer You Can Find?
Trying to catch a break in the competitive market for executive talent? Your resume MUST be on par with the branded, value-driven documents used by other leaders. As an executive expecting to make your mark, you'll need to avoid the typical (yet major-league) resume writing errors that can put you at a disadvantage. Sharpen your approach … Continue reading 3 Executive Resume Mistakes You’re Making Right Now
Spent any time hunting down a great resume writer? If so, you’ll see plenty of services online and via social media sites, with numerous resume services touting award-winning expertise and credentials. A quick search for “award winning resume writers” on Google produced more than 31 million results from nearly every country in the world. The same LinkedIn … Continue reading The Truth About Award-Winning Resume Writers
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?
I recently talked with Tim Muma, Radio Program Coordinator at LocalJobNetwork.com, for the site's new series Executive Decisions. What did we focus on? The executive resume, of course. Tim had fantastic questions, with no topic off-limits. Why does an executive even need a resume? Won't they just be recruited directly? Well, that would be nice, … Continue reading How to Win Attention With a Powerful Executive Resume
Did you write your leadership resume around a clear job target – or merely leave clues for employers to find? If you’ve ever suffered through reading a stack of resumes – hoping the perfect candidate will nearly jump off the page, then you’ll understand the conundrum faced by employers. Many resumes are written using generalities, … Continue reading Is Your Executive Resume Missing a Title?
Applying to each and every executive job that catches your eye? You're probably experiencing frustration, burnout, and disappointment in your job search... and wondering if employers are even reading your resume! If this sounds unnervingly familiar, there’s a reason: Your leadership resume isn’t passing muster with employers because it doesn’t seem relevant to their needs. … Continue reading Does Your Executive Resume Pass the “Relevance” Test?
Spent hours writing your resume… believing that each keyword or phrase gets analyzed for meaning? Think again. Employers rarely scrutinize resumes for pertinent detail, and instead rely on a quick scan to make an interviewing decision. So how WILL your leadership resume be reviewed? Read on for the truth about how your resume is used … Continue reading 3 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Executive Resume
Frequently, I encounter job seekers who are trying to find out what, if anything, might be missing from their resume. Of course, they also ask what I'd do to improve it. These are valid questions, and in such a competitive market, it makes sense for candidates to request this type of feedback. However, I won't do it. Why … Continue reading Why I’ll Never Critique Your Resume