Executive resume errors

Take These Overused, Trite Words Off Your Executive Resume

In the market for a top executive role? Remove these redundant and worn-out words from your executive resume!

The Truth About Award-Winning Resume Writers

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

Do You Really Need a Cover Letter For Executive Jobs?

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?

How to Win Attention With a Powerful Executive Resume

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

How to Write Your Resume When You’re NOT The Perfect Candidate

If your career trajectory contains a few speed bumps (such as a gap in work history or job hopping), you're among the multitudes in this job market. Given the state of economic affairs over the past few years, most job seekers don’t fit the classic picture of a “stable” work history at a single employer … Continue reading How to Write Your Resume When You’re NOT The Perfect Candidate

Does Your Executive Resume Pass the “Relevance” Test?

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?

Does Your Resume Show Your ROI?

Creating your resume, but stumped for ideas beyond your job titles, places of employment, tasks, and education? Compelling employers to pick up the phone requires a much stronger brand message! If you haven’t focused on your ROI – the benefit companies get when hiring you – your search can go on indefinitely. You might believe that … Continue reading Does Your Resume Show Your ROI?

The #1 Way to Stand Out on Your Resume

Worried that your resume won’t stand out for that perfect job when compared to hundreds of eager job hunters? One of the BEST ways to distinguish yourself is to measure and document your performance against that of peers (or previous incumbents). Competitive intelligence isn't new. Anyone who sells solutions is constantly positioning their product for a win … Continue reading The #1 Way to Stand Out on Your Resume

3 Strategies for Writing a Bold, Branded Executive Resume

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