I am a huge advocate of networking with new contacts and existing connections to land your next job.
Studies from CareerXRoads, JobVite and SHRM and others show networking to be the most effective way to get hired.
However, that does not mean a job seeker should ignore job boards in conducting their job search.
There is a right way – actually I’ve listed six right ways, and one wrong way to use job boards,...
Q. I’m applying for my first senior level (director) position. I want my resume to show that I’m ready for the challenge. How do I do that?
A. Good for you for recognizing that your resume must match expectations for a senior level position. When you are listing your skills, make sure that you feature leadership, financial (profit and loss), strategy, and talent development skills. At this level, no one is inter...
Whether you are a seasoned executive or a manager with an eye set on elevating to an executive level role, you need to be aware of how the below resume writing tips impact the effectiveness of your job search.
1. Profile section.
According to Dummies.com, “A career summary [profile] section should be a descriptive selling point distilled from your past accomplishments to emphasize your future value to the potential...
This 1 #SMH mistake does not discriminate.
Executives. Professionals. Entry-level. Corporate.
Marketing. Finance. Scientific. Law. IT.
This 1 #SMH mistake is committed by everyone at all levels from all walks of life every day.
I see this error daily.
All. The. Time.
One of the most important things your resume can say about you—before anyone reads a word—is that you are a professional. How does the resume say that? It is formatted cleanly, with your name and content information clearly visible on top and with consistent alignment, font size, and bolding or italics. On closer inspection, it uses standard English spelling and grammar.
Once hiring managers or recruiters begin...
Looking for a new job can be a daunting task! Sometimes it can feel like you’re simply banging your head against the proverbial brick wall. Knowing how to attract the right job involves more than just knocking on doors and saying, “Please hire me.” It involves a thoughtful approach, using proven methods for gaining attention for your resume from the right hiring managers. It also takes the willingness to unde...
If you believe there are resume secrets hidden from you and you don’t know how to crack the code, this post is for you! Because. guess what: There are NO resume secrets–unless you believe a resume that will get you interviews is somehow mysteriously concocted by writers who have a pipeline into a well-protected Fort Knox of resume-writing secrets.
Anyone Can Write a Resume, Right?
Well, no. Or maybe yes, if w...
Whether you are entering the job market for the first time or looking to re-enter it once again, your resume says a lot about you. A good one can mean the difference between landing the job and getting passed over. How to improve your resume is a question that every job seeker struggles with. Here you will learn some small resume writing changes you can make to improve your resume and enter the job market with style.
“Truth is like beauty; it lies in the mind of the beholder”
? Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom
While concepts and strategies for building a hard-working executive resume abound, the absolute truth about executive resume writing is less clear.
Some career experts suggest otherwise, admonishing fleshier resumes and advising you must write so tight that not only does the fat get chucked but a...
A couple of years ago, I wrote The 10 Worst Resume Suggestions You Ever Received. It is time to update that list with a few more examples of the world’s worst resume advice for job hunters.
Do not say anything that sounds like bragging. Then hope that companies will be awed by your lack of success, progress, and confidence.
Fill your resume with acronyms so that hiring managers and recruiters are struck dumb with a...