Posts in Keywords & ATS Systems
Hard Skills and Soft Skills Your Executive Resume Must Demonstrate

When you boil it all down, what a prospective employer is looking for when reviewing an executive resume is the right combination of hard and hard skills that will enable a candidate to deliver the results the company needs. But what ARE those "hard" and "soft" skills?

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Avoid Rejection with These Executive Resume Writing Tips

Since your executive resume is in most cases going to be your foot in the door to a new opportunity, it is critical to ensure it makes a dramatic positive impression on the reader, whether that may be a recruiter, hiring manager, or HR resume screener…. If your resume fails to meet criteria that person or system is looking for—and quickly—it may be discarded, never to be seen again.

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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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Is Keyword Testing of My Executive Resume Worthwhile?

We’ve all heard that when a recruiter views your resume, it has about 6 seconds to impress him or her—or not. The reality is that most resumes don’t even get to the point where they are viewed by a human being for that 6 seconds. As many as 75% of applicants’ resumes are rejected beforehand, by the ATS system bots.

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How to Write a Keyword Rich Executive Resume – with Examples

Highlighting keywords in the opening or profile section of your resume is very important, as is liberally sprinkling your executive resume throughout with pertinent soft and hard skill keywords. There are a couple of key reasons for this.

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Executive Resumes: Hard Skills Are Great But Don’t Forget the Soft Skills!

If you neglect to let your readers know you also possess great “soft” skills (and back the assertion up with examples of how you’ve demonstrated them), you will be reducing the impact of your resume and possibly adversely affecting its fate in selection through a recruiter or company’s ATS (Applicant Tracking System).

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How to Modernize Your Executive Resume

Which box do you pick up first when browsing store shelves? The plain one or the one with compelling colors and graphics? Lucky for us, the executive resume of today has moved far beyond those boring, monochromatic career obituaries of times past. We are free to tastefully use color, graphics, charts, tables, and images to enhance the content.

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How to Write a Dynamite Executive Resume with Sample Executive Resumes

Need help writing your executive resume? Would you like to view some samples? In order to win a coveted executive position whether it be at Director/VP level or Chief Executive Officer, you MUST have an executive resume that presents a compelling synopsis of your value proposition to that potential employer.

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What is the Best Executive Resume Style?

Human Resource professionals and recruiters generally do not like functional resumes, are suspicious of them, and do not have the time or patience to ferret out your qualifications. Chronological resumes are the most commonly used and generally accepted style. Functional resumes tend to raise a red flag,,,,

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Tips for Optimizing Your Online Resume

“Resume Optimization in the New World of Search” provided some insights into factors you will want to consider in developing your resume for online posting purposes. A key consideration is now “ROSE,” “Resume Optimization for Search Engines,” ….

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Is Your Executive Resume Keyword Optimized?

As an executive I am sure you wisely put substantial effort into ensuring your resume powerfully articulates your value proposition to potential employers. But do you realize how critical it is that your executive resume properly leverages the power of keywords to ensure that the document you so carefully crafted is actually seen by those potential employers?

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