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Why Your Authentic Voice May Be Diminishing Your Executive Resume Story

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Writing your resume in your voice may undermine your value Your authentic voice may be diminishing your executive resume story. It may be tempting to do so, but writing your resume how you naturally speak or write is not always good advice.

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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.

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Differentiating Resumes for Executives + Boards of Directors

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Executives + Boards of Director Resumes Most executives and boards of directors resumes began as an individual contributor crossing off daily to-dos while rushing forward to do more and be more. As your clout grew, you managed others’ day-to-day accountabilities.

2020 132

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.

2020 151

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 133

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. 3 Words freedom work-life blend executive resume New Year Work-Life Balance

2020 129

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 154

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 […].

2019 133

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’ […].

2020 134

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. They know that I understand their vocabulary, respect their gravitas, and tailor their message. It’s not easy to […]. The post Why CEOs Hire Me: Writing Career Stories for the C-Suite appeared first on Master Executive Resume Writing Service.

2019 126

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

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

2017 185

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.

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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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 150

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 165

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 154

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. Or, it could be that merging one’s executive career […]. The post Preview: My Personal Branding Session at Lake Texoma, Texas appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

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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.

2019 115

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.

2019 131

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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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

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. I’d say, 75% of them are securely employed, and 25% […]. The post Executives Are Feeling a Job Search Itch This Month appeared first on Master Executive Resume Writing Service.

2019 103

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

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

2019 106

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

2019 125

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 148

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 171

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

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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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

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 109

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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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.

2019 108

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 […].

2019 112

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 141

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. You go along fine for a while, blindly letting others navigate your way from mile marker to […]. The post How to Keep Your Eye on Your Career Destination Prize appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

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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 135

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 109

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. Just seven months ago, I felt adrift as frustration began seeping into my foundation. […]. The post When I started focusing on the right things appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

2015 183

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. It’s not always about the food; grapple with […]. The post Career Changer: What to do when you doubt your ideas + grapple with fear appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

2017 141

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. While she likes to be stylish and present herself in the most fashionable light, she also mentioned […]. The post Why You Should Select Mirrors That Catch and Reflect Your Magical Light appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

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