Posts tagged Executive Resumes
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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