Posts tagged Ageism
How Long Should My Executive Resume Be for 2019-2020?

As an executive resume writer with over four decades of experience, my answer to the executive resume length question, in a nutshell is: “Your resume should be as long as necessary to effectively communicate your qualifications, experience, and value proposition.” It’s as simple as that! But you may ask, what is the best length for my executive resume?

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Personal Information to Include in Your Executive Resume – and 15 Items to OMIT

Perhaps the most indispensable part of your executive resume is a certain category of personal information – the kind that tells the reader who you are and how to contact you. But there are also certain kinds of personal information that you will want to leave out.

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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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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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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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Wary of Age-ism in the Executive Job Market?

It’s not a lack of jobs that is the source of the problem. There’s a virtual war for talent going on out there. Make sure your executive resume writer powerfully describes the contributions you have made and can make going forward.

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