8 Ways to Make Your Resume More “Executive”

I often hear from mid-career professionals who want to be considered for executive roles but find that their resume isn’t performing up to snuff. Quite often their original resume is structured like a new college grad’s and fails to pass the “executive resume sniff test.”An executive resume has a unique content, structure, tone, and look […]

Whether you’re burned out on your current industry or hoping to expand your experience, pivoting your skills in a new career direction is an idea worth exploring. Many professionals worry that doing so will require them to start over, but I find that, when executed strategically, a career pivot need not require a step back […]

If you’ve ready many of my blog posts or LinkedIn articles or perused the Resources section of my website, then you know that online job searching – applying for jobs via company/recruiter sites, job boards, or LinkedIn – is one of the weakest and slowest ways to land a new job with only a 15% […]

A few years ago, personal branding guru William Arruda posted a brand-driven formula for summaries on LinkedIn. Intrigued, I thought I’d give it a try. Using Arruda’s suggested process, I brainstormed content and crafted this possible new version of my summary. What do you think? My Current LinkedIn Profile  Dear Executive Job Seeker:Would you like […]

In a recent LinkedIn article, I defined the importance of job hunt positioning, shared how to craft a positioning statement, and listed 14 questions you can ask yourself to ensure your positioning is on the right track and likely to perform well for you. Having done all of that, what’s the next step? To leverage […]

When I meet with clients who’ve been recently laid off, I too often hear the same refrain: Because I was working and thought my job/company was secure, I didn’t pay too much attention to my LinkedIn profile. This is a huge mistake, but one that can be rectified by, well, paying more attention to your […]

If you’re in a job search or planning one for 2019, one of the best job search strategies to leverage is company targeting ~ the process of building networking connections inside organizations for which you would like to work. As you do so, you’ll eventually earn interviews and, hopefully, job offers, and once you receive […]

Every year, BlueSteps.com, the job board hosted by the Association for Executive Search Consultants (AESC), publishes the results of their survey of senior executives and their opinions of economic, labor market, and hiring health on a global basis. The report makes for interesting reading and is a great counterpoint to what economists predict about labor […]

When prospective clients contact me for help with their job search, they often tell me that they’ve been searching for months with limited success, even in a strong economy. As I ask questions about their search, I discover that they usually have a hit-and-miss job search strategy (if any), have made a series of self-defeating […]

You may think of a resume as a marketing document, and it is one, but it’s also a storytelling tool. Your resume should showcase the arc of your career to date while calling attention to relevant highlights of successes such as: Promotions you’ve received. Times when you were retained after an acquisition or merger. Special […]

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