Stand out in your executive job search by taking these boring, too-common descriptors off your resume.
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
Recently, I was contacted by a job hunter who wanted an update to his existing resume, a service that I offer to former clients in my practice.The resume looked strikingly familiar on some level, but the name didn’t resonate. Then it hit me: I HAD written it—but for someone else.Professional resume writers encounter this scenario … Continue reading Copying a Professional Resume? Watch Out For These Pitfalls
Here’s a common refrain that I’ve heard from budding C-level executives: “I wrote my own resume a few years back, but I can see that it’s just not working now. I can't get anyone to respond at the right level!" An overwhelming majority of aspiring and current executive job hunters (and I mean literally 80%+ of … Continue reading Want That Executive Job? Don’t Write Your Own Resume
As much as you may want to land your next job, you have to feel for the person who is reading your resume on the other side of the hiring table.It's almost impossible to tell hundreds of resumes apart, what with similar phrases and nearly identical conventions. So, if you want to generate serious attention, you'll need to shake … Continue reading 5 Simple, High-ROI Resume & Cover Letter Fixes
If you’ve constantly looked at other resumes to get ideas, you might find that employers are on to your game. Weary of reading the same phrases over and over again, hiring managers are starting to expect more from top candidates who want to stand out in the crowded job market.Here are 7 phrases that appear … Continue reading 7 Worn-Out, Overused Resume Phrases to Avoid Like the Plague