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The fears we place onto our resumes

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Here are the top-10 resume fears on which I beg careerists to release their grip: 1. Fear of a resume that is too long. Even recruiters know that 1-2 pages is no longer the ‘norm.’

2020 135

How Discipline Will Empower Freedom in the New Year

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It may seem to some that discipline equals drudgery, but there's a more empowering way to think about discipline that can lead to a life of freedom, hope and joy. The post How Discipline Will Empower Freedom in the New Year appeared first on Master Executive Resume Writing Service.

2020 187

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Why CEOs Hire Me: Writing Career Stories for the C-Suite

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I serve CEOs every day by writing career stories for the C-suite. At CareerTrend, our primary focus is writing career stories for the C-Suite and Board-level executives. Executives hire me for the eloquent, deep processes we undergo.

2019 183

Executive Resume Story: Building the case for complexity in a keep-it-simple world

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In Our Hustle Culture, We Are Pressed to Get to the Point Less-is-more advice is prevalent in almost every area of our lives these days. Career communications; aka, executive resumes, are not immune from this weathered recommendation.

2019 189

Rejuvenate Your Executive Resume Story for a 2020 Audience

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As a new decade approaches, it is a good time to assess, and if need be, rejuvenate your executive resume story. Executive resume writing is not just about tightening up your career brain dump and interjecting the right keywords like ‘strategic leader’ or ‘shareholder value.’

2020 189

Executive Resume Story: The Process Is Long and Without a Finish Line

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An executive resume story and a picture share integral attributes.

2019 207

Your Resume and You: Are You Standing in a Social Media Fog?

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It’s all become quite clear, in an overwhelming, sometimes noxious sort of way. Some people get social media, others are in the learning curve process, and still others just don’t seem to have a clue. There is a lot of fog around developing and then using your storied resume.

Executives Are Feeling a Job Search Itch This Month

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Executives are feeling a job-search itch this month. Employers should take heed. I’ve been engaged in numerous, meaty executive resume service consultations with Directors, VPs + CEOs this month, more so than in recent Decembers. These individuals all are preparing for a 2020 job hunt.

2019 140

Articulate Your Unique Value Proposition Without Being Pushy

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Have you ever connected with someone new, enjoyed the brilliancy of their smile, the ebullience of their voice and the mutual passion for a hobby? Have you experienced such instant-connections abruptly taking a nosedive?

2019 168

10 Tips From a Texas Executive Resume Writer for 2019

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Pulling together ONLY 10 tips from my executive resume writer repertoire initially was intimidating because I have so many ideas on this topic. Before 60 seconds had elapsed, I already had listed 10, and I wasn’t even sure if they were ‘top-10’ worthy.

2019 207

What end-of-year career goals are you working to meet?

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I’ll go first — it’s actually a career goal I’ve been working on for most of 2019 that I want to continue to build on through the rest of 2019. Have you checked out my Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn lately? If you have, this will come as no surprise to you, but if you haven’t […].

2019 148

7 Tips to Unfurl Your Executive Career

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Executive Career Realities Fielding calls and creating correspondence was not my idea of an executive career when I landed my first role out of college. A bachelor’s degree in writing underpinned hope as I dove into my first opportunity as a fledgling writer, soaking up every chance to learn.

2019 185

How to Resuscitate Your Executive Image

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You are a busy executive. Strategically responding to seismic changes in your industry, in the country, in the world at large underpins your day-to-day. Transforming your enterprise, from culture to vision to overarching revenue and profit goals undergirds your brand.

2019 192

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 261

10 Senior Executive Resume Writers Provide Expert Job Search Tips for 2019

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Following is a cross-post of top 10 resume writing and jobs search tips, reprinted with permission from executive resume writer colleague, Rosa Elizabeth Vargas, owner of CareerSteering.

2018 197

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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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 230

Top 11 Behavioral Interview 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 Interview Questions appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

Hiring an Executive Resume Writer With Wisdom + Vision

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This post was inspired after an executive called me the other day, inquiring if he should invest in my executive resume writing service. He indicated he wished he’d ‘found me’ earlier, after having only recently invested thousands of dollars in another resume writer.

2019 161

How to Combat Digital Noise + Add Value

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There’s a whole lot of noise in the world. What are methods to combat digital noise and add value? The internet hums with people selling ideas and wares, competing for intellectual bandwidth. Bombarded with multitudinous data and images, prospects scan sights, sounds and images.

2019 151

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 to Kick Your Executive Career in the Butt

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How to Gain Executive Job Search Momentum I don’t know about you, but I often need a kick in the butt to get myself going–whether it be a new lifestyle and fitness routine, the start of a complex, multi-phase writing project, or something as major as planning a relocation of my life and home. The […]. The post How to Kick Your Executive Career in the Butt appeared first on Master Executive Resume Writing Service. Executive Job Search executive resumes executive job search momentum Executive Resume Writer

2019 156

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.

3 Words for My 2019 Story

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Each stroke of the new-year drum gains clarity, beat by beat. I look forward with hope and three words to shape my 2019 story: 1 of 3 Words: FAITH Faith is the foundation. Without daily nurturing and cultivating of faith, the other two words will wither.

2019 158

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 174

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 187

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 193

Digging out from the snow storm of executive job loss

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I’ve known loss. Haven’t we all? A blizzard storms through our lives, creating paralyzing white-out conditions In my life, a painful storm of divorce, from which I not only survived but from which ashes I also arose to rebuild a new and BETTER life, occurred.

2018 153

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 184

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 206

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 192

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 200

Top 6 Traits of The Best Executive Resume Writing Services

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Four Executive Resume Writers Articulate Traits of the Best Executive Resume Writing Services. The post Top 6 Traits of The Best Executive Resume Writing Services appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. Barb Poole executive resume Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Janice Worthington Resume Writer Rosa E. Vargas branded resume professional resume writer resume Resume Story resume strategy Resume Update resume writing

Stop Being So Boring + 4 More Things to Quit Doing on Your Resume

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5 Things Not to Do on Your Resume 1. List every task you perform.

2015 279

Writing Your Board of Directors Resume: Know Your Audience

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Writing Your Board of Directors (BOD) Resume Recruiters hiring for board-level candidates have requirements unique from recruiters filling a corporate executive-level role. Understanding the audience’s distinctive needs is imperative when building a board of directors resume.

2019 137

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 229

Patience, Grasshopper: Culture and Qualifications Fit Take Time

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The Reality of Job Search Patience, Grasshopper: If ever this phrase was more applicable, it is during executive job search.

2019 130

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?

2018 167

When I started focusing on the right things

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My husband recently summed up a work-life conversation, saying, “It’s a funny thing, but when you start focusing on the right things, everything else starts falling into place.” ” I cling to this, as I pursue a new phase in my journey.

2015 262

How to Keep Your Eye on Your Career Destination Prize

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There are times in your career that job search may seem like boot camp, where you follow your sergeant’s orders unquestioningly. You just do what they tell you and trust they will guide you to the right destination.

2015 269

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.

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Recruiting Strategy: How to Be the Greener Grass

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Would your leadership benefit from a boost to their recruiting and hiring strategy? Seeking work where the grass is greener is a key motivator spurring job seekers. In my latest Glassdoor post, I share ways actively-recruiting companies can capitalize on this employee itch.

2019 137

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 174