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Our New Life on the Island: 10 Inspirational Takeaways From a Coastal Viewpoint

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While Rob’s and my life change didn’t hinge on one reason–there were a number of motivators as often is the case for transformative changes in one’s life–the idea of a more simple, centered life prevailed throughout our decision-making process. Our move to N. Padre Island, Texas, on July 26, 2020, also was the culmination of […].

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How We Are Navigating Job and Life Change Amid a Pandemic

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Sometimes in our lives ambiguity reigns. Whether faced with the diagnosis of a potentially devastating medical illness, navigating job and life change, enduring the passing of a loved one, accepting a recently failed marriage, or responding to a global pandemic, how to keep moving forward, or even sideways–when our world about us seems to be […]. The post How We Are Navigating Job and Life Change Amid a Pandemic appeared first on Master Executive Resume Writing Service.

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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.

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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.

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Making Career Lemonade

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Rudyard Kipling famously wrote: “If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs … Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it.” Most would agree, these words were written for times such as these. We are, as a planet, experiencing trying times, and some days are going to be better […]. The post Making Career Lemonade appeared first on Master Executive Resume Writing Service. COVID-19 executive resumes Executive Career Portfolio executive resume

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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.’ ’ Amy Miller, Senior Technical Recruiter at Amazon Lab126, asserts, “I haven’t thought about page length since the last time I […]. The post The fears we place onto our resumes appeared first on Master Executive Resume Writing Service. executive resumes Resume Length

2020 134

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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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. Whether crafting a resume, creating a cover letter, penning an elevator pitch or preparing interview responses, so many […].

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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.’ ’ It’s also not just about using power verbs like ‘transform’ […].

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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. A picture I recently received as a gift from my sisters, reads: dear sister, i love you more than you’ll ever know But, it wasn’t until the day after sisters’ weekend that another layer of the picture revealed itself, embedded in the typewriter keys image: […]. The post Executive Resume Story: The Process Is Long and Without a Finish Line appeared first on Master Executive Resume Writing Service.

2019 151

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. After weeks, or even months of introspection and prep to launch your newly rebranded career portfolio, it may be tempting to expect to ‘rush’ to the results finish line. Landing that first interview seems like […]. The post Patience, Grasshopper: Culture and Qualifications Fit Take Time appeared first on Master Executive Resume Writing Service.

2019 155

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. However, with some prodding from a personal mentor, I’ve increasingly trusted my […]. The post 10 Tips From a Texas Executive Resume Writer for 2019 appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

2019 159

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. Some people think it’s all about […]. The post Your Resume and You: Are You Standing in a Social Media Fog? appeared first on Master Executive Resume Writing Service.

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. executive resumes LinkedIn Profile LinkedIn Summary LinkedIn Profile Writer LinkedIn Profile Writing

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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

2018 151

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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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.

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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? That was me last night as my husband and I sat at the bar in our boathouse, basking in the glow […]. The post Articulate Your Unique Value Proposition Without Being Pushy appeared first on Master Executive Resume Writing Service.

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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 155

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. The post 9 Ideas to Help Spur Your Goals Forward This Year appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. Career Goals executive resumes career advice

2018 166

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. Or, at least, that would have […]. The post 7 Tips to Unfurl Your Executive Career appeared first on Master Executive Resume Writing Service.

2019 125

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. You initiate fundamental changes to the way consumers purchase, businesses interact and the world communicates. […]. The post How to Resuscitate Your Executive Image appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

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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. 10 top executive resume writing services share winning job search strategies to help you land your next six-figure senior executive position. Kick your job search into gear with […].

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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 […]. The post What end-of-year career goals are you working to meet? appeared first on Master Executive Resume Writing Service. Career Goals 2019 executive resumes

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5 Ways for Executives to Get Their Sea Legs in Job Search

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I love the phrase, “you don’t know what you don’t know,” because it is one that regularly arises in my head or in conversation. It’s especially true for executives who suddenly find themselves embarking on job search.

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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. Behavioral Interview Questions behavioral interview questions

Wrangling Down Years of Experience to Create an Executive Resume Foundation

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Building a firm foundation for your executive resume is essential for career resume traction. Here are 3 tips. The post Wrangling Down Years of Experience to Create an Executive Resume Foundation appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. executive resumes executive resume writing service

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Executive Resume Writers + Fake News

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Are you worried about hiring an executive resume writing service that is less than ethical in regards to the executive resume writing process and your job search? If so, you will want to read this article to vet out your next executive career storyteller.

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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. At best, they grow, but in the wrong direction and/or […]. The post 3 Words for My 2019 Story appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. 3 Words My Three Words New Year Goals Story Career Story

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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 138

Beware the Influencers Selling You on the Falsity That Your Resume Has Only One Purpose

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Some people assert that “the resume has just a single purpose.” ” I heartily DISagree.

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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. Moreover, I’ve thought about actions I need to stop doing (or […]. The post Breaking Through in the New Year appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

2018 149

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

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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. However, you must take a step back before launching ahead. When it comes to your executive […]. The post Message to Executive Job Seekers :: Just Slow Down appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

2018 139

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. Behavioral Interview Questions behavioral interview questions

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. Think, buyer’s remorse; he wished he’d researched more deeply before taking […].

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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. If your content is not situated where they seek, you won’t […]. The post How to Combat Digital Noise + Add Value appeared first on Master Executive Resume Writing Service.

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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. If your role as an administrative assistant requires you handle everything from preparing coffee in the morning to collaborating with your boss on financial reports in the afternoon, then focus on the report creating and not the coffee making. Resumes are strategic […]. The post Stop Being So Boring + 4 More Things to Quit Doing on Your Resume appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

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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.

2019 110

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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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 […]. The post Lower Quality Resumes Are Loud, With a Bumpy Ride appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. executive resumes High Quality Resume Service executive resume

2017 142

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. Overlap in writing your resume for these two targets naturally will occur. However, the primary objective in writing for […].

2019 105

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

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