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Preview: My Personal Branding Session at Lake Texoma, Texas

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My Personal Branding Session at Lake Texoma, Texas It may seem that work-life blend is a mystical dream, A fantasy that inspirers use to elevate self esteem. It may be that residing in a rural lake town, Creates images of someone living in a perpetual hoedown.

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When articulating your LinkedIn profile, help people out by showing the value you bring

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Ed Han, Technical Recruiter and Adjunct Instructor who teaches on the topic of LinkedIn, shares career advice across various channels, and I follow his insights closely. This includes daily LinkedIn tips where he describes how careerists can optimize their energy when using this robust site.

2018 173

9 Ideas to Help Spur Your Goals Forward This Year

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Are you past the new-year resolution high and ready to dig in for the long haul to a better you, with resolve and commitment? If so, read on for eight ideas to help you spur your new year goals forward.

2018 229

Why I Believe Your LinkedIn Profile May Now Be More Valuable Than Your Resume

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While once a junior-player in career communications, your LinkedIn profile now reigns supreme in job search. The post Why I Believe Your LinkedIn Profile May Now Be More Valuable Than Your Resume appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

2017 260

Your Career Story Is More Than Action Words + Outcomes. It Is Driven By the Vision You Have for Your Future

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Career Stories are more than action words and outcomes, they are driven by the VISION you have for your future. Put another way, the plan for your words must align with the vision for your career down the road. Knowing where you are as well as where you want to be (in the future) is […].

2018 147

Breaking Through in the New Year

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I’ve been contemplating what breaking through in the new year means. I’ve been pondering motivators and what actions will make me a better, stronger and more hopeful person. As well, I’ve been considering areas where my motivation has waned–where the spark has been snuffed.

2018 204

How Embracing Your Colorful Details Will Result in a Resume That Knocks the Socks Off Your Next Employer

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“I thought maybe it was the best resume I’d ever seen,” said my new strategic sales executive client who retained my services yesterday.

2018 183

Top 11 Behavioral Interviewing Questions

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Behavioral interviewing remains popular because the answers, if articulated well, will convince the employer that the job seeker is a fit – or not – for an open opportunity. The post Top 11 Behavioral Interviewing Questions appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

Message to Executive Job Seekers :: Just Slow Down

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This is a message to executive careerists in job transition :: Just slow down. It may be tempting to lean heavily upon inherent leadership skills in areas such as: executing rapid change; quickly navigating turbulence; and, making lightning-fast decisions.

2018 192

Is a Strategic Resume Path Even Necessary?

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If you have a resume that bores you to tears, then what will be the reader's reaction? The post Is a Strategic Resume Path Even Necessary? appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. 2018 Career Goals executive resumes Strategic Resume executive resume Executive Resume Story resume writing

2017 191

How to Build a Rock-Solid Foundation Under Your Executive Career Vision

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Search the definition of “foundation,” and you find this: a body or ground on which other parts rest or are overlaid. an underlying basis or principle for something. It’s also synonymous with basis, base and point of departure.

2018 173

When Determining to Change Your Job, Cool Your Jets

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And so it goes, you are in hot pursuit of finding that next great gig. You are determined that ‘now that you have determined’ you are ready to jump ship from your current company, that you have a set timeline.

2018 150

Executive Careerist: Beware the Hypothesizers + Deducers. Take the Helm of Your Career

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Executive Careerist: BEWARE the hyphothesizers, deducers and stern pragmatists who insist that their marketing expertise or digital guru-ism applies neatly + perfectly to your career resume story.

2018 152

Lower Quality Resumes Are Loud, With a Bumpy Ride

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My husband and I are avid boaters who live on a lake. Our fleet of boats over the past 11 years has included three sailboats and a Four Winns power boat we dubbed Pilar, an homage to Ernest Hemingway. We currently are in transition, having sold Pilar as we prepare to invest in our next […].

2017 198

How Leveraging Artful, Contextual Stories Can Point Your Exec Resume to Positions That You Are Passionate About

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For years, I have been leveraging context as an essential strategic driver in writing value-driven executive resumes, so it was refreshing to see a Harvard Business Review article take a run at this important topic.

2018 155

Career Changer: What to do when you doubt your ideas + grapple with fear

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The idea of a slimmer, more toned body spurs me to try on new habits and behaviors. I: start a new exercise routine; become more resourceful in food prep; actively resist temptation, replacing unhealthy snacks with a sumptuous book or by engaging in a body-fueling, light-hearted activity.

2017 205

4 Storytelling Venues Executives Can Revamp Today to Catapult Their Career Forward

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While most hiring decision makers will read your resume digitally--as you are reading this blog--the key driver of your career is not technology; it is YOU and your story.

2018 169

Career Change: How You Can Build Momentum in the Right Direction Without Undergoing a Complete Disruption

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Here are four steps to help you gain career change momentum. The post Career Change: How You Can Build Momentum in the Right Direction Without Undergoing a Complete Disruption appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

2018 160

In Your Career + Life, Evolve or Wither

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Most of us need to keep evolving, or some part of us starts to wither – emotionally, intellectually, physically and/or spiritually. The post In Your Career + Life, Evolve or Wither appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

2017 171

Executive Resume Writing Tip: Slow Down, Go Deep

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Meaningful Work Matters

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“There is no amount of beer-Fridays that can make people feel good if they don’t do meaningful work.” ” -CareerTrend.net client. The post Meaningful Work Matters appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. Career Wisdom Meaningful Work workplace

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Unwavering Value vs. Personal Brand

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Wikipedia describes personal branding as “self-packaging” and as establishing a prescribed image or impression in the mind of others,” which is nice.

2018 154

Why Do Career Storytellers Charge So Much, and Who Even Cares About My “Story” Anyway?

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Why Do Career Storytellers Charge So Much? When an executive-level prospect contacts me, some of the inevitable, “What’s in it for me? Why do you charge more than many other resume writers?” ” questions pop up, mostly to untangle the angst of investing in themselves at that level, and that deeply. To assuage their concerns and […]. The post Why Do Career Storytellers Charge So Much, and Who Even Cares About My “Story” Anyway?

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I disagree with career experts who claim the resume has just one purpose

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A tweet floated by in my Twitter stream the other day reminding careerists that “the ONLY purpose of a resume is to get you that interview!” ” I heartily disagree! The resume is so much more! Following are 5 functions of the resume, beyond cinching the initial interview: 1.

2017 197

The Innovator Cliche and Why Thinkers-In-Action Get the Job Done

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With all of this innovative thinking, however, who is doing the executing? More than likely it is you. . The post The Innovator Cliche and Why Thinkers-In-Action Get the Job Done appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

2017 167

How to Convert Your Standard Resume to a C-Level Story That Blows the Competition Out of the Water

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This blog post explains how you can convert your standard resume to an executive level resume story that blows the competition out of the water!

2018 145

Are You Dripping Words on the Page With an Overly Anxious Paintbrush?

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It can be overwhelming when putting words onto the blank page. But also easy. All you need is a laptop or tablet and to begin tapping keys. You don’t even have to know how to type; hunt and peck still works for some. Have a thought, extract it from your mind through to your fingers […].

2017 171

The Heart of Your Value Proposition

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In its most basic sense, a unique value proposition is defined as, “a clear statement that describes the benefit of your offer and what distinguishes you from the competition.” It’s a positioning statement that explains what benefit you provide for who and how you do it uniquely well.

2016 211

How to Encourage Your Employees to Be Genuine

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The topic of authenticity in the workplace is nothing new. However, the reality is that each workplace is unique, and cultures run the gamut from open to rigid (and everything in between).

2016 215

Storytelling Strategy for Winding Career Paths

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As my career clients emerge from our in-depth introspective process, invaluable insights inevitably flow. A recent such client, who immersed herself in our guided storytelling process, shares ‘why’ she is glad she did, including the value of tidying up her bunny trails.

Executive: Tips for Reclaiming Career Joy

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Whether you are an executive actively exploring a career transition or you passively are seeing what’s out there, the desire to jump ship likely is motivated by one thing: “finding career joy.” ” This may sound a bit squishy to some.

2017 173

In Your Job Search, Embrace the Struggle!

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Rather than wrestling with career change and growth, embrace the empowering gains you achieve by diligently exercising that muscle. The post In Your Job Search, Embrace the Struggle! appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. executive resumes

2016 197

Are You Faithful to the Complexity of Your Resume Story?

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“Make sure your message is clear, yet that you are faithful to its complexity.” — Michael Dirda Simplicity is overrated. While it is imperative to craft a concise synopsis of who you are and what you do, it is equally crucial to elaborate the specifics.

2017 182

Executive: Tips for Reclaiming Career Joy

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Whether you are an executive actively exploring a career transition or you passively are seeing what’s out there, the desire to jump ship likely is motivated by one thing: “finding career joy.” ” This may sound a bit squishy to some.

2017 162

Good Afternoon from CareerTrend | 1st Video Blog

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CareerTrend Owner Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter shares a bit about her background as well as discusses current executive resume strategies. The post Good Afternoon from CareerTrend | 1st Video Blog appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. executive resumes

2017 150

Jump on your career surfboard + ride the wave

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A client + senior executive careerist reminded me today the importance of ‘riding the wave’ of change, of its constancy. We sometimes become weary of change and don obstinacy, like a prized robe. We want to control the journey, dissuading potential obstacles or unplanned paths.

2017 174

My 3 Words – 2017

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My 3 words for 2017 determinedly appeared a few days before Christmas (Dec. 22, to be exact): Pace, Pray, Pow! Before expanding on my words, a brief review of the 3 Words initiative is in order. Colleague Hannah Morgan, nationally recognized author and speaker on all things job search, challenged me to participate in my first 3 words exercise […]. The post My 3 Words – 2017 appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. 3 Words My Three Words New Year Goals

2017 184

CareerTrend Site Rebrand

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Thank you to Kim Woodbridge of (Anti)Social Development for partnering with me to transform the CareerTrend.net website. As she states on her website, Kim “will develop a theme with the look and functionality that is perfect for your business.” ” It’s true!

2016 206

Birthday Tribute: Dawn Bugni, Careers Industry Disruptor

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I met Dawn Bugni eight years ago through Twitter and through blogging. Immediately, we connected. We met in real life at an industry conference a couple of years later, including toasting to our friendship on the deck of a riverboat.

2016 179

Is Your Job Search Strategy Languishing? Start ANEW!

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The nuts and bolts of job search strategy in some instances have stayed the same for many years. For example, careerists still need … to have a great resume. to have a solid, focused resume cover or introduction letter. to know people who know people.

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