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  4 Executive Resume Rules You Should Break
by Lisa Rangel - Feb, 2015
We’ve recently talked about how to qualify job search advice online. While most of it is written with good intentions, not all of it should be taken into account. One such example is when blogs and articles talk about common “rules” you should follow on your resume in order to get an executive position. You know which rules we’re talking about – keep it to one page, stretch the dates of employment if you were without work,...
 
  The Top 10 Executive Resume Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
by Louise Fletcher - Feb, 2015
I have been looking at executive resumes for years, first as an HR VP managing the recruitment process and then more recently in my role as President of Blue Sky Resumes. Over the years, I’ve seen executive candidates make many of the same mistakes over and over again, mistakes that cost them great opportunities, and yet are easily rectified. I’ve boiled the list down to my top 10 and I hope it helps you to refine your own...
 
  4 Resume Mistakes No One Mentions: Format
by Robin Schlinger - Feb, 2015
Last week’s blog addressed four common content mistakes that you should avoid. This week, I focus on format mistakes. You probably already know to avoid elaborate formatting which wastes space and also confuses electronic applicant tracking systems. Here are four additional format mistakes that are often overlooked: Resume Mistake #1. Creating a second or third page that has only one or two lines of content. A multi-page r...
 
  How CFO’s Can Avoid Looking Overqualified on Their Resume
by Lisa Rangel - Feb, 2015
One struggle that many CFOs face when looking for a new position is representing themselves as overqualified on their resume. Common advice suggests hiding some of your accomplishments and job history. But the reality is trying not to look overqualified can sometimes lead to a slippery slope as well. After all, you don’t want to accidentally sell yourself short either. Use our tips to ensure your CFO resume not only showcases...
 
  4 Reasons Why Your Resume Isn't an Effective Networking Tool
by Cheryl Lynch Simpson - Feb, 2015
Once upon a time all you had to do to land your next job was share your resume with your network. Sadly, those days are mostly gone. Your Networkingresume can no longer serve you as an effective networking tool – here are 4 reasons why. Resumes are too focused to work for networking purposes. The best networking tool these days is one that gives your readers a big picture perspective of your strengths and experiences. Whil...
 
  The Problem With the “Can You Take a Quick Look at My Profile” Request
by Lisa Rangel - Feb, 2015
At least 4-5 times per week, I’m asked by new LinkedIn connections, and other people I don’t know, to take a quick peek at their profile and let the requestor know if I have any suggestions on improvements they can make. Unfortunately, this isn’t so easy. In fact, there are several problems that can occur from such requests and it can actually be a great disservice to job seekers. Even worse, if you ask inexperienced job se...
 
  4 Resume Mistakes No One Mentions: Content
by Robin Schlinger - Feb, 2015
I’m sure you have heard about resume mistakes like misspellings and poor grammar, or missing contact information. But in this blog and next week’s blog, I will address a few mistakes that are just as critical but less likely to be mentioned. Here are four common content mistakes to avoid: Resume mistake #1: Overdoing the adjectives and adverbs. You should definitely mention that one of your projects led to increased profit...
 
  How to Present Career Longevity on a Resume
by Alexandra Levit - Feb, 2015
Today's post is another question from a DailyWorth.com reader: “I am 57 years old, and I'm concerned that my resume goes back too far and may be too long. When the high-tech company I worked for went under, I returned to school, got a master's degree in education and began teaching. I worked in the inner city for 10 years and finally burned out and left two years ago. Since then I have been working part-time in grant-fund...
 
  Executive Resume Writing 2: What Makes You So Special?
by Louise Fletcher - Jan, 2015
In my last post on executive resume writing, I covered the importance of defining your target audience. Now I want to talk about how you can appeal to that audience. You will have heard the term "unique value proposition" (or "unique selling point") when it comes to marketing products or services, but this idea also applies when you are selling yourself. In order to write a strong resume, you need to define your own uniq...
 
  Simple Resume Customizing Strategies
by Linda Dobogai - Jan, 2015
Are you wondering why you’re not getting positive results after you send out lots of resumes? If the resumes have been all exactly the same, you may just be spinning your wheels. In today’s world of information overload, where employers are sometimes inundated with resumes from Internet, mobile and other sources, customizing is key. Each employer wants to reserve meeting time for those candidates who are already perceived...
 
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