Getting A Job Today is Like a Mini MBA in Self-Promotion
by Mindy Thomas - Jun, 2014
When I read this yesterday in the WSJ, I thought . . . aaah yes. This is exactly what this job market is about. If you are not proactively working “it” (connecting to everyone you meet or know along this corridor of uncertainty), how can you possibly experience that serendipitous moment when the universe pulls it together to produce something extraordinary for you? Maybe there’s another way to help support your self-promotion...
Chief Marketing Executive Resume Tips
by Lisa Rangel - Jun, 2014
As a Chief Marketing Officer or a SVP of Marketing, it is important to show you are a marketshare acquisition strategist for new and existing products and services. Demonstrate how you gain and sustain new client relationships. Prove you can expand and nurture existing key client relationships. Attract the high caliber talent that you can train and develop to do the same activities. Companies want marketers who are not only...
Tips For ATS-Optimizing Your Resume With Keywords
by Michelle Dumas - Jun, 2014
We’ve long been told technology is intended to simplify our lives. While this may be true in some instances, in others it is most definitely not! Job searching provides a perfect example of this apparent contradiction. In general, technology has made the search part of job search easier. Those seeking a change in their employment circumstances are able to go online and look for job openings available anywhere in the world...
Startup Casual: A New Dress Code for a New Generation
by Adrienne Erin - Jun, 2014
It used to be that going to work meant donning a power suit and dressing for success. Then came casual Fridays, in which workers were encouraged to dress down – but not too down – one day per week. Now, a new kind of work attire has emerged, known as startup casual. Thanks to the proliferation of startup companies begun by hip, young entrepreneurs, stuffy and uncomfortable work wear is being replaced by ultracasual, yet functi...
6 Most Effective Ways to Customize Your Executive Resume – Part 2
by Lisa Rangel - Jun, 2014
In this two-part series, you will learn the six most effective ways to customize your executive resume and get the attention of any hiring manager. Be sure to check out Part 1 here. The last three steps are reviewed below. 4. Spelling and Grammar Error-Free Often times when you are customizing your resume for various positions, items get moved around, abbreviated or changed – and new spelling errors and grammar erro...
4 Ways Distraction Threatens Your Career | Fight Back
by Dawn Lennon - Jun, 2014
Distracted? Never, you claim, always fully tuned in, just multitasking. It’s a popular self-deception. We’re all guilty to a degree. Research has long debunked the notion of multitasking, our claim of being engaged in multiple things (aided by our digital tools) at the same time. We’ve just become compulsive about requiring our brains to toggle between one thought or awareness and another. The faster we do it, the m...
6 Most Effective Ways to Customize Your Executive Resume – Part 1
by Lisa Rangel - Jun, 2014
In this two-part series, you will learn the six most effective ways to customize your executive resume and get the attention of any hiring manager. The first three steps are reviewed below. 1. Identify the Right Keywords Your resume needs to pass through an online application system before it will ever be seen by the recruiter or hiring manager. Online applications use specific searches to find applicable keywords t...
How to Recover from a Huge Career Set Back
by Debra Wheatman - Jun, 2014
If you’ve been a fan of AMC’s Mad Men, you’ve witnessed the rise, fall, and recovery of the ever-suave, Don Draper. It’s been a theme of the show from the start. The opening montage of the man falling with skyscrapers in the background forebodes what we can see through the seasons. But, will he hit the bottom? Will he rise? As we await the final episodes of this iconic series, there is only conjecture. More importantly, w...
How to Get Useful Resume Feedback
by Thea Kelley - Jun, 2014
How can you be sure your resume has the impact you intend? Recruiters are usually too busy to give detailed feedback on resumes, and the compliments you may get from hiring managers at interviews don't tell you much. Actually asking for resume feedback at an interview is a faux pas. The employer isn't there to help you with your next application! Some major job search websites give free resume reviews, which can...
What Red Flags Are In Your Career History And How Do You Manage Them?
by Louise Garver - Jun, 2014
Even executives are not above a few glitches in their career. These five things are challenges you may have encountered during your career. Recruiters can sometimes form biased opinions based on these issues. Here are some helpful tips to overcome the recruiter seeing “red flags.” Short-term jobs. Employers question executives who move around a little too often. Their concerns are whether you don’t know how to identify the...
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