7 Title & Tagline Strategies in Executive Resumes

Titles and taglines are terrific brand real estate in any resume. Not only do they quickly summarize important issues such as your career goal and brand, but they often include key words and almost always draw your reader’s eyes to critical details about your candidacy. Recognize, though, that you have more options than whether to […]

When most job seekers create their own resume or LinkedIn profile, they invariably fall into the “more is more” trap. They assume that you can never have too much of a good thing, so why not include more job description data, more courses, more key words, and so on, without evaluating whether they’re providing too […]

While content is king in resumes at any level, the look and feel of the document is an important consideration as you climb the career ladder. In this post I’d like to share some visual resume makeovers with you to give you an idea how you can lift your document to a new level with […]

Is your resume ready for that next great opportunity? If a recruiter or prospective employer called with an interesting opening, would you be poised to seize the moment? You can answer “yes” to these questions ONLY if your resume is already in great shape and simply needs a quick update with your latest achievements. In […]

One of the key principles I am constantly preaching to my clients is that when it comes to resumes and LinkedIn profiles, more is not really more. Less is emphatically more in these arenas. You can see this clearly in the resume achievement makeovers below. I’ve pulled resume bullets and paragraphs from random resumes and […]

Like most Executive Resume Writers, I am constantly on the hunt for evidence of emerging resume writing trends and best practices. How else can we stay ahead of incessant shifts in the market? Enter Career Thought Leader’s Global Brainstorming Day. This annual event brings together hundreds of resume writers from around the world to name […]

Well, I did it. I achieved 4 of my biggest personal and business goals this year. Only took 10 months, but I did it. Early in 2011, I decided I wanted to achieve 4 things in my executive resume writing/career coaching business this year: Complete a top-notch resume writing certification. Although I possess nearly 30 […]

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:   […]

In a Wetfeet.com blog post this week, blogger Denis Wilson summarized the increasing value employers place on candidate emotional intelligence (EI).  As Wilson noted, more and more employers are evaluating candidate emotional intelligence formally with assessments. Why is this important? Personality has long been the #1 reason employers hire candidate A over candidate B – […]

I recently partnered with 6FigureJobs.com to review member resumes, so I’ve been spending every spare moment lately assessing the backgrounds and work histories of mid-career professionals and executives. In and of itself this is nothing new for me, but the volume is certainly more intense. What’s remarkable about seeing so many resumes now & throughout […]