How Can I Land a Survival Job while Looking for a Career Position?

How can I can get a survival job without appearing over-qualified? This was a question someone asked me via email recently, and because it’s a common and tricky scenario, I thought it would be an excellent topic to write about. The individual who wrote to me has been unemployed for quite some time, waiting for […]

Many executives have heard that networking is the #1 way to land the best jobs fastest, but when it comes to the mechanics of doing so, they falter. That’s understandable. After all, networking isn’t taught in many places, so unless your work demands it (as it does in sales or business development, for example), you […]

If you anticipate launching a job search now or at any time in 2018, one of the most critical things you will have to do is upgrade and polish your LinkedIn profile. Most job seekers assume this is no big deal, but the wrong content and structure in your LinkedIn profile can be extremely dangerous […]

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Every year at this time I run a simple but hugely popular promotion: purchase a resume from ExecutiveResumeRescue from 11/21/17 through 12/31/17 and receive a free basic LinkedIn profile. Your free profile upgrade will include a new headline, a new summary, and recommendations for structural and content changes in the balance of you profile. Normally […]

Last week I shared the first half of this article, filled with tips to help you prepare for the resume update you will eventually need. Here are more ideas to elevate your readiness: What Records to Keep Along with the data noted last week, you may also wish to keep copies of relevant work-related files […]

A client of mine recently landed a promotion. Forward-thinking by nature, he asked me what kind of information he should be stockpiling over the next year in preparation for a resume update when he needs one. Smart! What Information You’ll Need to Collect & Maintain Although preparing for a resume update is generally not as […]

By now you’ve probably heard that every resume you share online or with recruiters, contacts, or employers must first be tailored before you do so. Why, you may wonder? First, because the majority of the time that you do share your resume, it will either start out being uploaded to an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) […]

I received an email from a reader in response to a recent cover letter article I wrote on LinkedIn  asking me to address situations in which job seekers may not be top shelf candidates with fancy achievement numbers, yet nonetheless need help in figuring out how to showcase their accomplishments in resumes, cover letters, or […]

For most of my tenure in the career management industry, I’ve been proud of the way my country (the U.S.) combated discrimination in the workplace. But, unfortunately, after 9/11, the Patriot Act, and the Great Recession, discrimination in hiring is once again surging. And that means job seekers must recognize this potential danger and be […]

There’s a reason we all remember “Show & Tell” from our pre-school and elementary days: 65% of us are visual learners, while the rest are a mix of auditory and kinesthetic learners (University of Alabama). Even when reading documents such as resumes and LinkedIn profiles, remembering to show, not tell is a critical strategy that […]