3 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Executive Resume

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 in the hiring process, plus strategies to get the attention your career deserves:

1 – Some audiences are overwhelmed by your full resume.

Ever handed your resume to a CEO? You’ll find out pretty quickly that many high-ranking executives don’t have the interest level or attention span to read it. Continue reading

The Magic of An Executive Biography for Your Job Search

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 summary of your accomplishments, a career biography can help different members of your target audience (such as CEOs, networking contacts, or Boards of Directors) grasp your value proposition and personal brand.

In fact, you’ll find that some interviewers will react more positively to an executive biography than they will to your resume, favoring the bio because of its brevity and narrative flow.

Here are some reasons to wrap an executive biography – as well as your resume – into your leadership job hunting portfolio: Continue reading