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7 Things I’ve Gained (and Lost) During 7 Years Living In Texas

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In 2011, my husband, “Capt.” ” Rob, and I uprooted our lives in Kansas City, MO, to relocate to a tiny town in North Texas, in a community called, Sherwood Shores, on the banks of Lake Texoma. You can read my prior posts on this career and life upheaval, here, here, here, here and here. A couple of years […]. The post 7 Things I’ve Gained (and Lost) During 7 Years Living In Texas appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

2018 168

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 149

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 228

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 258

Why You Should Select Mirrors That Catch and Reflect Your Magical Light

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“A mirror works because the atoms inside it catch light and throw it back,” Chris Woodford, Mirrors, the Science of Reflection I had a conversation with a family member the other day. She mentioned having recently gone clothes shopping.

2018 184

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 203

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 191

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 153

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 171

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.

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 189

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 168

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 158

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 196

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 203

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 153

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 144

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 169

Executive Resume Writing Tip: Slow Down, Go Deep

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2017 191

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 165

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

2016 226

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 169

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 195

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 172

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 209

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 214

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.

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 149

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 181

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 195

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 161

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 183

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 173

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 205

4 Career Don’ts to Feather Your Thinking Cap This Weekend

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Don’t look at your executive resume as a one-off item to check a box. Instead, seriously invest in your career through a deeper process of introspections, research initiatives and conversations. Articulate your value on an ongoing basis. Your storyline continually is evolving, day-over-day, week-over-week, hurdle-over-hurdle. Don’t let anyone minimize your value through their […].

2018 112

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.

2017 151

Having trouble finding the truth about executive resume writing? Consider these tips.

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“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, fixed rules are few.

2017 149

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 177

Digging into the discomfort of job search to empower change

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My sister shared a story about how in playing ping pong with her grandson recently she was able to win matches.

2016 171

How to Overcome Resistance to Social Media + Enhance Your Career

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For those people knee-deep in daily social media chatter, it may seem that everyone else is similarly active. Perhaps even, you judge anyone who opts out of social media as out of touch or an outlier, negligently avoiding this global, career- and life-boosting forum.