If there is one thing I’ve learned over the past decade writing resumes for top execs is that most professionals, regardless of position rank, are aware of personal value but wrestle with translating offerings into a strategic and modern presentation.
I still speak to professionals and executives who want a resume that includes “the kitchen sink” – or every last detail of their employment. These misguided job seekers want every, single detail of their employment history included. They advocate for
A resume has one primary purpose – to secure interviews. So how can you create a strong resume that garners attention from hiring personnel and gets your foot in the door? Beyond the basic tips you’ve likely already heard (customize
Looking to get your resume directly into the hands of a decision maker or address your application to a specific person? It’s often felt that this is easier said than done. But there are avenues you can, and should, explore.
In recent years we have seen a rise in the benefits of social networking and referrals within the job search process. These tactics are proving to have even greater ROI for executive-level candidates. According to this Forbes post, a study on
Once you have a defined job target in mind you can write a narrowed and focused resume to support your search. Yet content customization may be required as you go along. A lot of my professional clients are puzzled by
If I had a dollar for every job seeker who has told me “I don’t have anything special to add to my resume” – well! And yet, every single one of these individuals was wrong. Everyone has plenty to share –
Appearing at the very top of the resume, just after name and contact details, is the resume headline. I’m often asked why a resume needs a headline at all. The reason is simple and important. A well-defined headline at the
Writing your resume for ATS can be tricky, at the best of times. Here is a quick reference checklist to help support ATS resume success: ✔ Is your resume saved in an approved format? Preferred formats are .docx (not .doc), PDF,
A CEO career is guaranteed to be rich in detail. Yet a common mistake I see CEO’s make in their resume is spending too much time writing about their work and not enough time emphasizing their results. What sets a
If you are approaching (or have already reached) retirement age, and you’re not ready to disconnect from the workforce, you are not alone — thousands of professionals 50 and older are embarking on second-act careers. The phrase “encore career,” made
It should come as no surprise that a thank you note is an expectation – not an option – after an employment interview. Yet writing an effective note of thanks, that is both strategic and meaningful, can take some careful
In order to captivate a reader, executive resumes require more than just strong, tailored content. They also need proof. Proof of the communications expertise and business leadership one claims to covet. Saying you are good at something and providing clear
Even the gainfully employed should get into the habit of using LinkedIn on a regular basis to build connections and leverage offerings…because when the time comes to make that next big career move, LinkedIn could help seal the deal. So tell me
These common resume red flags can decrease the value of your resume and negatively impact its performance. The good news is, these mistakes are easily avoidable and readily fixed. Looking to take your resume to the next level? Try
The future of work and employment projections stress the importance of continuous learning, upskilling, and reskilling in order to keep up with workplace reshaping and rapid transformation. According to the World Economic Forum Future of Jobs Report: More than half