Posts in Executive Job Search
Get Your Executive Resume into the Hiring Decision Maker's Hands

The greatest executive resume in the world will do you no good if the person responsible for making the decision to hire never sees it. The executive candidate who identifies and gets to the hiring manager first is most likely going to be the winner, so make the extra effort to find and contact that person!

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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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How to Avoid an Executive Job Interview Disaster

For a successful executive-level job interview, here’s how to research the company thoroughly beforehand. It is so easy nowadays to find a wealth of information about a company you are considering or one that you are scheduled to interview with that there is just no good excuse not to do so!

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Do You Know What Your Personal Career Brand Is? Have You Refreshed It Lately?

Way back when I first started writing resumes, I realized that when you analyze it, job search is really a marketing activity – self-marketing, that is. So is overall executive career management. In reality, we all have a career brand – what others see as our essence.

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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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Play Your Cards Close to the Vest When Employers Request Your Current Salary

There really is no good reason for prospective employers to insist you reveal your salary requirements or history… You can “Just Say No” to demands for salary history information. As a matter of fact, recent court rulings in many states have made it illegal to ask a person’s last or current salary, primarily in an effort to combat gender discrimination through wage disparity.

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Protect Your LinkedIn Profile from Plagiarism!

I just became aware of something today about LinkedIn that is very important… It appears that unless you proactively change some default settings on LinkedIn, you are now authorizing the Resume Assistant in Microsoft Word to access content such as work experience descriptions from your profile and display them as models to the Word user.

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10 Considerations When You Have a Job Offer on the Table

All of your diligent efforts have delivered on your job search objective: A job offer is now in hand. You submitted a dynamite executive resume and have aced a series of job interviews. You just got the call and a prospective employer wants you to come on board!

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What Can I Say if My Boss Notices I’ve Updated My LinkedIn Profile?

Oops! You recently made some changes or updates to your LinkedIn profile content and your boss or colleagues have noticed that and are asking you about it, or worse yet, have expressed disapproval or alarm. As an executive resume writer who is often asked by my executive clients for executive resume writing tips, I have found that…

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Be Mindful: Recruiters ARE LOOKING at Your Social Media Activity

Did you know that a full 87 PERCENT of recruiters use LinkedIn to reach out to potential candidates? And that the vast majority of employers weigh your positive or negative presence in social media heavily in making hiring decisions?

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