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Does Your Executive Resume Show or Tell Your Strategic Planning Strengths?

One of the hallmarks of executive roles is that they demand the ability to design and execute strategic plans. One of the hallmarks of executive resumes is that they showcase the candidate’s ability to design and execute strategic plans, while also highlighting the ultimate impact their strategies have on the company’s operations. One of the […]

Without an Updated Resume, You’re Not Ready for Your Next Career Opportunity

Is your resume ready for that next unexpected opportunity? If a recruiter or prospective employer called with an interesting opening, would you be poised to seize the moment? If a friend forwarded a job posting to you that you immediately knew you had to throw your hat in the ring for, would your resume be […]

President Trump Has a Word Choice Problem. So Do You.

I confess I was an English nerd in high school, earning straight As on papers and tests and almost always knowing the answers to in-class questions. I was so used to top-shelf accolades that I was surprised in my senior year when I earned a B+ on an essay I had written. When I approached […]

Drive-Through Networking Doesn’t Work.

Job-hunters must invest concerted effort and genuine interest in their networking relationships to reap the benefits they seek.

10 Daily Habits to Energize Your Job Hunt

As we enter into the second-hottest hiring period of the year, you may be gearing up for a job hunt, prior to the start of the holiday season. If you’re presently laying the groundwork for a job search, you might want to add these to-dos to your daily habits list: Answer your job search emails. I […]

7 Ways to Leverage a Thought Leadership Strategy in Your Executive Job Search

Did you know that, although there are more than 400 million members on LinkedIn, less than 1% of them write articles for the business networking platform? What a wasted opportunity for job seekers, particularly executive job seekers. As a Career and Job Search Coach I have long recommended that my clients seriously consider blogging to […]

5 Executive Job Search Myths that Can Ruin Your Job Hunt

Are you a mid-career to senior executive who’s anticipating an active or passive job search in the last half of 2017? If so, these job search myths may be standing in your way. A lot has changed in the job search process since the economic meltdown of 2008. Are your search skills up to date? […]

Your Resume Tells a Story

What does yours say about you? Does your resume simply relate the basics – where you’ve worked and what you were responsible for? That’s not the story recruiters, HR professionals, and hiring managers want to read. What they want to read is the “brand” story that underlies and drives your career achievements to date: Why […]

The ERR 5-Day LinkedIn Action Plan for Job Seekers

Balancing a job search with a full-time job or the rest of your life can be quite a challenge. To help, consider using or adapting the following weekly action plan if you’re already in or considering a full-time job search for new employment.       Day 1 Accept and respond to LinkedIn connection invitations. […]

6 LinkedIn Platform Updates & How to Leverage Them in Your Job Search