Posts in Age Factor & Ageism
Should My Executive Resume Include a Photo?

A key question to consider is whether a photo will make you stand out in a positive or negative way. Even in those cases where the picture (or the whole executive resume) is not immediately discarded, think of the possible outcomes. Notice that only one out of the five possibilities listed is favorable.

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Get Recruiters’ Attention with Your LinkedIn Profile

Gain valuable insights into what recruiters see when your LinkedIn profile comes up on search results, what they like and don’t like to see…. the fact that there are 500 million plus LinkedIn members means that it is easy to become lost in the crowd!

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Structure Your Resume and Executive Job Search Strategy to Combat Ageism

Ageism in hiring and in the workplace after you have been hired is nothing new… Here are some anti-ageism steps to take in your executive job search and career management.

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A Baker’s Dozen Items NOT to Include in Your Executive Resume

Nearly as important as knowing what to include is knowing what does NOT properly belong in your executive resume. The potential list is long, but here are the top ones in my view, starting with a me-oriented objective…

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Dress for Success in Your Executive Job Interviews

You’ve got an absolutely stunning executive resume and LinkedIn profile, have practiced your responses to the toughest interview questions, and have researched everything you can find about your target companies. But don’t forget how you look at that upcoming interview.

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Have You Been Asked Any of These Awful Job Interview Questions?

A post I wrote recently on LinkedIn about How to Respond to Illegal Interview Questions generated quite a bit of interest. I was a bit surprised and in some cases alarmed or amused at the kinds of questions that misguided employers seem to think it is acceptable to ask job candidates.

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Why Can’t I List References on My Executive Resume?

Take a look at any site displaying sample executive resumes, and you will see that listing your references on the resume is not accepted practice. Doing so can actually make you appear out-of-date and possibly appear older than you are, risking ageism.

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