Whether you are a seasoned executive or a manager with an eye set on elevating to an executive level role, you need to be aware of how the below resume writing tips impact the effectiveness of your job search.
Here Are 5 Important Resume Must-Haves For Better Pizzaz
1. Profile section.
According to Dummies.com, “A career summary [profile] section should be a descriptive selling point distilled from your past accompli...
Resumes have evolved over the decades. In fact, knowing what to EXCLUDE from your resume (the “bad apple” details) is just as important today as what you should INCLUDE.
Yes, figuring out what to include in your resume can be confusing.
Deciphering the contradictions made by experts can be overwhelming, which exacerbates the problem even more.
As a manager and executive, you may approach this challenge as you would ot...
Your Personal/Professional Development Plan (PDP) is your roadmap for your career (and your life), helping you identify the steps to take to help you reach your dream job as well as live the life that you want.
Definition of PDP:
On the career side of things, your professional development plan provides structure for professional growth and outlines explicit learning and development goals so you know exactly what you nee...
Research indicates that over 80% of employers look for the cultural fit of an executive over skills.
In data collected from 1,200 of the world’s leading companies, there are five top personality traits sought after by these employers.
Most people reach executive level through career achievements, leadership skills, and crafting a professional persona.
Generally, executives ar...
When working with recruiters, following business protocol standards isn’t enough.
Familiarizing yourself with the right moves and countermoves when working with recruiters can put you at an advantage. Here are 7 tips to help you improve your relationships and secure better success when working with recruiters:
1. Being responsive to a recruiter’s requests is very important.
Speed is one of the most critical factors wh...
Recruiters and hiring managers are always trying to cope with massive numbers of executive candidates applying for positions.
The old standby interview questions like “Tell me about yourself” or “What are your strengths and weaknesses,” will not provide the type of information needed to weed out the ordinary from the extraordinary executive.
The Purpose of These Rather Odd Interview Questions:
Employers are trying to...
The etiquette required in connecting/contacting people on LinkedIn can make even senior executives anxious.
The thing to recognize is that people who look at your profile are usually there for a reason. While some may be recruiters, others could be friends, or former co-workers trying to reconnect.
So, what do you do when a recruiter has viewed your profile on LinkedIn?
3 Steps You Should Take After a Recruiter Has V...
You didn’t get the job. All factors point to you being the perfect candidate for the job too, which can be the most angering of the job-search process.
You have the right experience, exude leadership talent, possess above-average interview skills—but you didn’t get the job. It’s likely that even if you ask the recruiter or interviewer you won’t get an entirely truthful answer as to why you weren’t their top choice.
Not everyone has a perfect professional past.
Even executives have glitches in their career at some point in their lives.
Do you have gaps between jobs or have you ever been fired?
Do you know how to put yourself in a positive light to potential employers despite negative issues from the past?
The key is to avoid dwelling on unfavorable subjects or at least minimize the problem areas. A few tips:
1.Exude a pos...
Cover letters are still an important document in an executive job seeker’s collateral materials. They provide a good opportunity to build rapport with a recruiter or prospective employer. Comments expressed by more than 75% of hiring managers range from “somewhat valuable to very valuable” when evaluating an executive candidate for a position who presents a cover letter.
Eye appeal is important. A visually attractive cover...