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  • 3 Phrases That Kill The Effectiveness of Your Executive Resume
    by Laura Smith-Proulx - March 24, 2017
    Want to distinguish your leadership brand among competing candidates? Then ditch the boring language you’ve seen on other executive resumes. Just because other resumes (both professionally created and self-written) employ a blend of monotonous, overused words doesn’t mean you have to follow suit. Shake things up and inject some power into your personal brand message by refusing to add these mundane descripto...
  • 5 Tips To Make Sure Your Executive Resume Is Ready For 2017
    by Louise Garver - March 23, 2017
    Companies with new budgets and new demands for products and services start posting new openings in the first quarter of the new year (and some companies have already begun). Is your executive resume prepared for a 2017 job search? Let’s state the obvious: your executive resume should be ready to go at all times, even if you’re not actively seeking a new position. You don’t want to miss out on a great op...
  • Brag a Little on Your Resume
    by Robin Schlinger - March 22, 2017
    The other day I was working with a client who started a comment with “I don’t like to brag but….” I laughed and told her that her resume was one place where she should never worry about bragging. A little bit of bragging goes a long way in making your resume stand out from the competition. What type of bragging is most beneficial on a resume? Exceeding goals. Your company set a goal of a 5% incre...
  • How To Turn Bland Text Into A Compelling Resume
    by Michelle Dumas - March 21, 2017
    As you’ve probably already heard, executing the art of compelling resume writing can be the difference between landing a dream job and simply crash landing into a sea of comparably boring applications. Maintaining a professional tone while avoiding the dreaded bland zone can be a delicate balance. To create a compelling resume, start with the basics and consider the ABC’s of resume writing that will have employe...
  • Who Wrote Your Executive Resume? The Correct Answer for the Executive Job Seeker May Surprise You
    by Paul Freiberger - March 15, 2017
    Who wrote your resume? At first glance, that may seem like an odd question for a job interviewer or recruiter to ask an executive job candidate. Even if it’s not the first item on the interview agenda, however, reports from the interviewing front indicate that it comes up often enough to be worth a few words of advice. There’s good news. The question may seem to come from left field, but handling it is straig...
  • Why Technical Resumes Are Different
    by Robin Schlinger - March 13, 2017
    Anyone who has job searched in a technical field—engineering, IT, software development and so on—knows about unrealistic expectations. Many job postings, advertisements and calls from recruiters involve a list of desired technical skills that could take two lifetimes to accomplish. Yet, you still need all the required skills for that exact job posting. This level of unrealistic expectations is just one way that...
  • Questions to Ask Your Resume Writer
    by Robin Schlinger - February 27, 2017
    Before you sign up with any resume writing firm, you should ask these five essential questions: Can I see examples of your work? Chances are, if you do not like what you see in the past examples, you will not like the resume they prepare for you. How long have you been writing resumes? While length of time as a resume writer is no guarantee of quality, you do not want to trust your resume to someone who is completel...
  • Is Your Resume DOA (Dead On Arrival)?
    by Georgia Adamson - February 23, 2017
    If you “Google” the phrase “resumes are dead,” you’ll see a long list of items covering a wide range of views on the subject. More to the point, I think, is the question, “Is your resume DOA (dead on arrival)?” Why? Experience tells me that resumes in one form or another are likely to be around for quite a while yet, but that doesn’t matter if yours is lifeless when an employe...
  • Executive Resume Trends for 2017
    by Laura Smith-Proulx - February 21, 2017
    If 2017 is anything like 2016, we’ll be bombarded with sound bites, powerful memes, and intense communications messages. And by incorporating these concepts into your resume (even in a conservative field), you can use the same methods to make a powerful impression on employers. No matter your industry or position, employers and recruiters will be performing a fast scan of your executive resume to get a feel for your...
  • 7 Ways Recruiters Will Attract and Hire Talent in 2017
    by Lisa Rangel - February 20, 2017
    My buddy Chris Russell of Career Cloud wrote an article for Recruiting Headlines titled, “20 Recruiting Pros Share Their Plans for 2017” where he polls 20 recruiters from various fields and asks them: “What will you be doing more of/less of to attract talent next year?” I tallied the answers and here are the results: Video – 2 mentions Social Media – 4 mentions New Tech Tools...