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Best Executive Resume Writing Tips for 2014

Executive Career Brand

Alison Doyle of About.com recently put out a call through their LinkedIn Group for resume writing tips for the new year , to help you get noticed and land your next great gig. Among the top tips from 15 careers experts, Sara Sutton Fell, Founder & CEO of FlexJobs.com, contributed one on matching your resume to your LinkedIn profile, for social proof : “Make sure your resume is online! When employers search for you online (and they will!),

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7 Deadly Sins of Executive Resume Writing

Executive Career Brand

If your executive resume isn’t doing its job landing you interviews, and you know it doesn’t present you well, it may need an intervention. Is your resume in such bad shape you can’t deny it any longer? If it’s so bad you won’t use it, or if you’re using it and getting little or no response, your resume probably needs help. If your only job search efforts have been posting your resume to job boards, there may be nothing wrong with your resume.

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6 Tools to Help Launch Your Job Search

Career Alley

There are eight or so key items you need to launch a successful job search (see Why You Need a Job Search Marketing Toolkit ). This includes a few key documents you will need to draft (such as your resume, cover letters and thank you letters). If you’ve drafted a resume, you know how difficult this can be (and if you haven’t, you know it will be challenging). Is a “fee based” resume writing tool better? jobs by.

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One Way To Keep Your Networking Current

Professional Resume Services

Networking is one of those activities that gets shelved because you are busy. This is because the nature of networking is relationships, and if you only connect with people when you need them, you are viewed in a negative light. One of the most productive professional networking sites available today is LinkedIn, but that success means that there’s spam — the weeds of the web.

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Executive Job Search– Not For The Faint Of Heart

Professional Resume Services

Searching for executive jobs in today’s world can be tougher than ever. It’s imperative that executive-level job seekers stand out from their competition and prove to their potential employer that they offer a high return on investment. To do this, job seekers need certain tools, including the essential job-search documents needed to effectively market oneself in the job hunt: executive resume, cover letter, career biography, reference dossier, etc.

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Job Search – There Must be an App for That – Part 1 of 5

Career Alley

Well job search is no different. No, not searching while walking (although I’m sure it’s been done), but being able to job hunt and manage your career from (almost) anywhere. Job search (finding jobs that match your criteria). “Help” apps (like resume writing tools). Communications (emailing your resume, video chatting, etc.). Social networks (like LinkedIn). Good luck in your search, Joey.

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Serenity Now! Simplify Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

How much do you really know about today’s executive job search? Do you know which comes first – resume writing, personal branding or targeting ? It’s a given that job-hunting these days is a complicated process. Best-fit jobs for you – especially if you’re at the senior or c-suite level – may be waiting for you to uncover them in the “hidden” job market. More About Executive Job Search: How Do I Find a Job in the “Hidden” Job Market?

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?? Top Job Search Articles of 2020

JobMob

2020's most popular job search blog posts from the most popular job search bloggers. At the end of every year, I reach out to dozens of job search experts to ask for their top job search-related articles from the past 12 months.

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Are You Making This Hilarious Resume Mistake?

Professional Resume Services

You want your resume to stand out, right? But not when it stands out as a shining example of what not to do on a resume. While there are many ways to make mistakes on a resume, one of the most ubiquitous is the plethora of unnecessary verbiage that accompanies attempts to impress. That was an example of “ Resume Speak “, or in more words, the fine art of “utilizing synergies and leveraging paradigms” seen at a popular Tumblr site of the same name.

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What LinkedIn’s New Publishing Platform Can Do For Your Job Search

Professional Resume Services

If you are wondering how this might work for you and your job search, or how to get started, here are a few tips. It’s a way for you to build your executive brand, share insightful content, increase your visibility, and expand on your knowledge, thus making you more credible to your network as an industry thought leader. If you haven’t added your most recent job, do so now. Writing an engaging blog post is a great way to do that. Resume Writing

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The Top Reason Professional Resume Distribution Works

Professional Resume Services

One thing most genealogists will tell you is that researching a family tree is a lot like networking. Networking. A professional resume distribution service has carefully maintained connections with many professional recruiters so that a resume goes to the right recruiters for that job seeker. The connections have already been made: These are professionals who rely on networking for their career and carefully maintain the connections between them.

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6 Ways To Turn Your Social Media Savvy Into A Career

Professional Resume Services

Ability to write quality content — this is crucial because search engines increasingly look for relevancy, and people insist on it. Additional digital marketing skills — blog writing, keyword optimization, formatting, or anything in this category should be on your resume because they are in demand. It used to be that things like LinkedIn Profile Development were considered to be a good networking device for an individual career and that was all.

Before You Change Jobs, Do This!

Professional Resume Services

There’s something that can cut deep into the benefit of changing jobs. Health insurance is a complicated thing so you have to be aware of how a job change changes your status. Job Seekers Beware: Prospective employer’s financial offer is about more than salary is part of some very helpful resources on Job Change that would be good to keep in mind. NAIC Recommendations For Job Changers.

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Practical Tips For Holiday Job Hunting

Professional Resume Services

Whether it is the result of end-of-year layoffs or you have been searching for a job for some time, this time of year is challenging when there isn’t a regular paycheck in the works. Dave Ramsey, the financial guy, just gave us 7 Practical Tips for Dealing With Job Loss at Christmas and his suggestions are actually practical any time of year: cut back your spending.

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Stop! Before You Write Your Executive Resume or LinkedIn Profile ???

Executive Career Brand

The other day I was speaking with a senior-level executive job seeker in the healthcare industry who said she was not getting much response to her resume. We reviewed it together, and I asked her what kinds of jobs she was targeting, and in which industry. I know Im best suited to move into [kinds of jobs], but Im very interested in several other industries and disciplines, too. This job seeker had started her job search without being prepared.

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9 Reasons Why I Won’t Hire You

Career Alley

Hiring managers have a tough job. They have to wade through a mountain of resumes, pick the top candidates, decide on their final choice and then hope they didn’t make a mistake. Your Resume Needs Lots of Work I’ve lost count of the resumes I’ve received that are useless. Your resume is arguably the most important career document you will ever have. That being said, most of us are not experts on resume writing.

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Are You Making These LinkedIn Mistakes?

Professional Resume Services

Set up a Google Alert on all variations of your name and use a few search engines to see how you look to a potential employer who is researching your suitability for an opening. An incomplete profile reveals your failure in completing a task and triggers questions about how you’ll complete tasks on the job. Thinking LinkedIn is only for job seekers and ignoring the network until you need a job keeps you from the real benefits of professional networking.

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Dealing with Job Loss

Career Alley

It’s what you do with what you have left. ” – Hubert Humphrey, 38th Vice President of the United States Job loss is not easy to deal with. My post “ I Lost My Job, Now What ” covers the stages (which are similar to losing a loved one) as well as what to do first. One more cliche, but there is truth to it – when you are out of work, looking for a new job is your job. If you don’t already have a resume, now is the time to create one.

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Now Might Be The Time To Ask…

Professional Resume Services

Did you have a seasonal job over the holidays? Did you love that job and wish it could last longer? Even if they do not have a way to fit you in right now, ask that your resume be kept on file and that you be alerted to openings in the future. There are common mistakes to avoid in a job search , like neglecting your current temporary job to try and snag a better one. It’s part of your resume, and it’s part of your reputation.

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Does LinkedIn Make the Executive Resume Obsolete?

Executive Career Brand

With the popularity of LinkedIn and the indisputable necessity of having a presence there , many people claim that the resume is dead, or dying. that a robust, fully populated LinkedIn profile is, in fact, the new resume. After all, people searching for viable candidates like you will likely see your LinkedIn profile before they ever reach out to you and request your resume. why do you need a resume at all? So don’t give up on that paper/digital resume yet.

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Does Your Career Have A Blueprint?

Professional Resume Services

Does my resume need to be updated ? Are my social networking sites in sync? Your career is like a building in this way — most of the time, the best can be presented in a well-written resume and a new job is offered because of the good stuff you bring to the position. Resume Writing Career erin kennedy executive resume services executive resume writer Executive Resumes interview Job Search professional resume services Resumes updating resume

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Use This Job Search Plan To Slash Your Time By 50%

Career Realism

Job searching has changed a lot in this digital age. This job search plan will show you what you need to do to slash your job search time by 50% and save you hours of frustration. Get A Professional Resume. Unless you have written a lot of resumes and understand the nuances of Applicant Tracking Systems, keyword density, personal branding, and crafting value propositions, this is the #1 best investment you can make. Distribute Your Resume.

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8 Networking Groups You Should Join

Career Realism

Everyone should know by now that networking is the best way to find a job. Where job boards have a 3-10% effectiveness rate, and probably less now that Applicant Tracking Systems (the software that will rank your resume) are becoming prevalent, networking has a 30-60% effectiveness rate. Related: 10 Common Networking Mistakes To Avoid. Unfortunately, people do not know how to network (one day I will probably write a short book on how to do it).

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Why You Shouldn’t Quit Using Buzzwords on LinkedIn and Resumes

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter The rules of job search have changed; in fact, some might say they have taken a 180-degree turn in recent years, particularly with the advent of social networking. Career Advice executive resumes Glassdoor.com Buzzwords career advice career strategy executive resume Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter job seekers JobSearch LinkedIn professional resume writer resume strategy

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4 Mistakes To Avoid A Derail In Your Job Search

Career Realism

For some people, it may just take a month or two to go from job searching to landing that dream job offer and starting work. News & World Report” on what’s different about job searching in 2015, it’s taking job seekers longer to go from job searching to getting hired – as much as four months or more. RELATED: Need some job search advice? Here are things you can do to avoid a derail in your job search: 1.

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5 Tips To Stay Positive And Motivated While Job Searching

Career Realism

At the start of a job search, you may feel hopeful and excited about what potential opportunities may lie ahead, but many job seekers easily fall into a slump as time passes. Job searching is no quick process — calls don’t necessarily come after you’ve submitted your resume; a second round of interviewing may end there; and even when it’s between you and one other candidate, the job offer may wind up going to the other person. Job Search

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5 LinkedIn Mistakes That Are Hurting Your Job Search

Career Realism

Job searching on LinkedIn offers the job seeker multiple benefits. It is also helps you network – connecting with contacts who may help with identifying job opportunities, referrals, and offer advice and information. Mistakes can hurt your job search and your professional image. Don’t leave your sub-headline to read your job title. The Summary section on your LinkedIn profile is like the Profile Summary on the resume.

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4 Steps To Building A Job Search Plan

Career Realism

Job searching is time consuming and like any other project – you need a plan. Organizing and optimizing your efforts can slash your job search in half. There are several ways in which you can conduct your job search: job boards, recruiters, and networking. Knowing that networking offers the greatest effectiveness rate over the others, you should craft a plan that includes networking time. Job Search

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3 Job Search Tactics That Bring Results You Want

Career Realism

There’s a reason why people are advised to secure a job before quitting even in the best job market. Job searching can involve a lengthy process, especially when the best job search tactics aren’t in use. Related: 4 Steps To Building A Job Search Plan. If you want results, you’ll have to lean towards the proactive, go-getter style of job searching. Use these job search tactics to help you! Tips around job boards.

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The Struggle of the College Grad

Workology

May graduations are just around the corner and it won’t be long until the job market is flooded with new hopefuls ready to take on the world. For a select few their job hut will be everything those shinny college ads predicted, a graduation follow by a well-paying career position. For the bulk of them they will begin an up-hill battle full of moving home, part-time jobs, and endless job applications.

Breakthrough Tips for a Sexier LinkedIn Profile

Resume Writing

This is especially true now that job searching and networking is conducted almost exclusively through digital communication tools. The post Breakthrough Tips for a Sexier LinkedIn Profile appeared first on Authentic Resume Branding. Executive Resume Writing & Branding Executive resume brand LinkedIn YOUR CORPORATE HEADSHOT MATTERS What is that old adage? A picture is worth a thousand words! That’s right.

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Career Fair for Success

Workology

Look for classes and workshops about resume writing, LinkedIn, first impressions and networking. Research the specific jobs available before you arrive. Your questions or comments should illustrate that you have researched the company and position and are the best person for the job! Bring along a thin case or portfolio to hold your resume copies, company information and business cards.

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How to beat resume screening systems: 3 easy ways to get your resume into the hands of a real human being.

Blue Sky Resumes

What are resume screening systems and why are they bad for job seekers? Automated resume screening systems became popular during the late 1990s, into the early 2000s and now almost any sizeable company uses one. If youve ever uploaded your resume online, or filled in an online application form, youve encountered one. These screening systems remove the need for a human being to review every single resume that comes in. Job Search Resume Writing

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4 Steps To Building A Job Search Plan For Faster Results

Career Realism

Just like you’d properly prepare and plan before heading into a job interview, your job search efforts also need planning and preparation. When you build a job search plan, you have direction on where to go seek out job opportunities, what types of job opportunities to seek, how much time to spend on each area, and a process to go about applying and conducting follow-up to bring in results. Related: Quick Analysis Of Your Job Search Techniques.

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4 Steps For Developing A Winning Elevator Pitch

Career Realism

The mission is to get the contact to responds with “Why don’t you send me your resume?” Are you the go-to-person for creative ideas, the troubleshooter around crises, or the networker with the ability to make connections and establish important relationships for business? Just like customizing a resume for different jobs, your elevator pitch needs to do the same. Don Goodman’s firm was rated as the #1 Resume Writing Service in 2013 & 2014.

2014 87

“Hey it’s October. It’s Time to Re-THINK Your Resume”

Sklover Working Wisdom

As she has mentioned to you, she has been working with an executive recruiter on a job search. The job opening is with a very young, growing and exciting firm, and he has just been handed an urgent assignment from them seeking someone just like you. can you send over your resume today? You have no idea where your resume is on your computer. And, too, the resume-writing service you used two years ago has closed its doors. Right job.

2014 116

4 Tips On Making Quality Connections At Networking Events

Career Realism

Whether you’re the outgoing type who’s not afraid to approach anyone or more timid and shy about speaking to people you don’t know, it’s important to set goals with each networking event you attend. RELATED: Need networking tips? Networking events vary in size, but regardless of whether it’s 100 attendees or 1,000 attendees, it’s unlikely you’ll have the time to meet with everyone. They should remember you and the conversation held even after the networking event has passed.

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4 Job Networking Mistakes To Avoid

Career Realism

Job networking offers many benefits – and let’s make it clear upfront that all parties involved should mutually benefit from your networking efforts. When you approach job networking with the right mentality that means you are building relationships that have meaning and that can provide benefit now and into the future. Related: 10 Common Networking Mistakes To Avoid. To effectively conduct job networking, you’ll want to avoid these mistakes: 1.

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4 Rookie Mistakes You Need To Avoid On LinkedIn

Career Realism

The last thing you need is a mistake that could cost you job opportunities or your career. While LinkedIn is a social networking site, we all have to remember that it’s used more for professional networking. Yes, it can be used for personal networking, too, but when you mix the two together, it may not always work in your favor in the job searching process. Avoid making your job search efforts obvious to such contacts by changing your privacy setting.

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Why You Need To Get Your Resume To The Employer First

Career Realism

Being first counts, even when you apply for a job! The fact is there are more job candidates than job openings to go around. Related: 7 Tips For Updating Your Resume As You Go. Once an employer pulls in enough job candidates for interview, the door pretty much gets shut on others who apply later. Staying on top of the latest job openings is not hard. Here are a few tips: Job Boards. Job postings aren’t limited to job boards.

2014 83

The Ultimate Guide To Professional Email Etiquette

Career Realism

It is part of our everyday life and the way many employers receive cover letters and resumes from potential candidates. Even if you have to reference the job posting number, include a summary of who you are in an attention getting way. Respond with the same tone or err slightly more conservatively than the employer presents itself in the job posting to be on a common ground for communications. Want to work with the #1 Rated Resume Writing Service in 2013 & 2014?

2014 87

Top 7 Resume Trends For 2015

Career Realism

First impressions are the lifeblood of a successful job search, so making a memorable one is a must. I hear from job seekers every single day who are overwhelmed with the resume-writing process and concerned that the resume they’ve written lacks impact and that ever-elusive WOW factor we all seem to be after. Creating a visually engaging resume helps to maintain the reader’s interest and keeps them reading. There are lots of jobs out there.

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3 Executive Resume Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make

Career Realism

Struggling to convey your distinguished career in a compelling executive resume? If you believe your resume is disjointed and fails to tell employers who you really are, you’re probably right. Related: 7 Must-Haves Of An Executive Resume In 2014. As a result, writing about your executive career can be a difficult task – particularly without a strategic plan for showcasing your personal brand. Now, write TO these answers, instead of starting with the detail.

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