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How to Ace the Interview….Face-to-Face or Virtually

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It’s clear that the global pandemic that has consumed 2020 has also changed the way our professional world operates. If you’re in an active job search or feel like you may be one of the next victims of a layoff or furlough at your work place, you need to ensure that you take the time.

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What NOT To Say in the Interview

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There is an unspoken set of rules that goes on in the interview. And you are expected to know them. These rules come from the recruiter or hiring manager. They have things they want to hear and things they don’t want to hear. How do you know what they are and how do you prepare.

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10 Interview Questions You Should Be Prepared to Answer

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Wouldn’t it be awesome if you had all the interview questions your potential employer was going to ask you in your next job interview? Well prepared and confident, you could then give the recruiter an element of surprise, wowing them with your wit, experience, and charm. The truth is, we already know what they are. Read more » The post 10 Interview Questions You Should Be Prepared to Answer appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

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What Should I Be Adding To My LinkedIn Profile?

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Ever wonder if you are putting the *right* information on your LinkedIn profile? This is a common question I hear, “I don’t know if this or that should be on there” or “I wasn’t sure so I just downloaded/copy/pasted my whole resume to my profile.”

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Use Your Job Rejection to Find New Opportunities

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It’s only natural to feel hurt and get down on yourself when receiving a job rejection. However, it’s also very possible to rebound, get rid of the negativity and find better opportunities.

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The Executive Interview: Tips to Get You Through the Process and Win the Job

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Don’t freak out! Even if you haven’t interviewed for a job in years, there are plenty of things you can do to show a potential employer that you are THE best candidate for the job. While the application/hiring process has grown into a more technical event, the way employers interview executive-level candidates has not. Read more » The post The Executive Interview: Tips to Get You Through the Process and Win the Job appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

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5 Resume Hacks for 2020 Job Seekers

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Finding that first job after graduating or starting a career change can be one of life’s greatest challenges. Getting a solid job in the industry you want to work in, however, can open doors to success that lasts a lifetime. That makes landing a strategic job worth all the effort you put into it. Read more » The post 5 Resume Hacks for 2020 Job Seekers appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

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The Ultimate Guide to Accepting a Job Offer

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If you have been in an active job search for a while, or even if you are just starting out, when you finally get that job offer, your tendency is to “jump” at it, sometimes without really giving it much thought. There are many reasons for this. You may think that another offer will never. Read more » The post The Ultimate Guide to Accepting a Job Offer appeared first on Executive Resume Services. Guest Posts Job Search job search plan Job Search Tips job seekers

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I Was The Perfect Fit! Why Wasn’t I Hired?

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How many times have you felt you were PERFECT for that role, but still didn’t get it? You went over the interview in your mind a hundred times, noted how easily the conversation flowed, how they interviewer would nod enthusiastically when you described a certain experience or skill. They seemed excited when they said they. Read more » The post I Was The Perfect Fit! Why Wasn’t I Hired? appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

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Using Keywords to Create a Compelling Story on your LinkedIn Profile

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If you are currently employed or actively seeking employment, chances are you have already established a presence on LinkedIn so recruiters and hiring managers can find you (and if you aren’t on LinkedIn, then quit reading, sign-up on the site, and then come back to this article). My question is…what are you doing/including on your. Read more » The post Using Keywords to Create a Compelling Story on your LinkedIn Profile appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

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11 Ways to Improve a Healthy Work-Life Balance

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Are you getting overwhelmed by workplace stress and the pressure of family and friends? A positive work-life balance can help you create more time for your work and other things in your life. The busier you get, the harder it is for you to prioritize between your work and personal life. Maintaining a healthy work-life. Read more » The post 11 Ways to Improve a Healthy Work-Life Balance appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

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Top Tips and Techniques for A Successful Job Search

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Searching for a job is a crucial part of your professional career. It isn’t just about simply submitting a copy of your résumé to a recruiter and then waiting for a call.

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Don’t Let Social Distancing Stall Your Job Search

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With the recent global pandemic crisis, many of our nation’s businesses, education institutions, and entertainment venues have either lowered or ceased operations completely. However, if you are in an active job search mode, there are plenty of ways you can still focus on your job search within the safety of your own home. Meaning…don’t use. Read more » The post Don’t Let Social Distancing Stall Your Job Search appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

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Essential Elements to Include on Your Career Changing Resume

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Going through a career change can be difficult to wrap your mind around. This is especially true if you’ve been in the same industry or worked at the same company for several years.

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How to Increase Your Executive Job Search Momentum

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Having positive momentum in anything you do is motivating. The great thing about this is people get motivated in different ways, so there’s no right or wrong way to accomplish it. When it comes to an executive job search, if you aren’t moving in a positive direction every day then you could fall behind and. Read more » The post How to Increase Your Executive Job Search Momentum appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

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How can you improve your leadership skills easily?

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(The following post is a guest post from Alma Causey.) “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.”

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Ongoing Strategies Every Executive Job Seeker Needs to Consider

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What’s your strategy as an executive job seeker? There’s no right or wrong answer to the question, and sometimes it takes trial and error to truly figure out what the most effective strategy is for you. Even then, adjustments must be made along the way. Simply thinking you can write resumes that get you hired. Read more » The post Ongoing Strategies Every Executive Job Seeker Needs to Consider appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

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The Ultimate Must for all Executive LinkedIn Profiles, Emails, Resumes and Cover Letters

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Grammar, spelling and punctuation issues can bring your job search to a screeching halt before it even gets started. Still, too many executives overlook basic typographical errors that significantly hurt their chances of landing the job they desire. Whether it’s your LinkedIn profile, resumes and cover letters, emails or anything else, always take the time.

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Does Personal Branding Have Age Barriers?

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There are a lot of discussions nowadays about the importance of personal branding for senior level managers. Some professionals who have established careers with many years of experience believe c-level personal branding is only required for the young up-and-coming executive. The truth is no matter where you are in your career and whether you’re searching. Read more » The post Does Personal Branding Have Age Barriers? appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

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Executive Resume Targeting is More Important Than You Think

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What’s the first thing you think about when you start preparing or updating your resume? A common misconception today is thinking you have to craft your resume to be more general since you don’t know exactly what an employer wants to see. The reality is hiring managers are looking specifically for people who understand their. Read more » The post Executive Resume Targeting is More Important Than You Think appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

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What Networking Is and Isn’t

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When a job seeker realizes networking isn’t optional today, they will have a better chance of finding a job quickly. Even executives with extensive careers and who are considered to be experts in their industry have to always be working on their c-level personal branding. There are many misconceptions about networking, including the common belief. Read more » The post What Networking Is and Isn’t appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

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4 Benefits of Knowing and Communicating Your Personal Brand

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You may not think your personal brand is important, but hiring managers and business professionals do. This means you have to understand c-level personal branding to communicate it and know how others perceive you professionally. If you think about it, c-level personal branding isn’t difficult if you are authentic in the way you speak and. Read more » The post 4 Benefits of Knowing and Communicating Your Personal Brand appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

2019 155

Job Hunting: Best Practices for Today’s Job Market

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A fortunate few never actually look for jobs: they are recommended by colleagues or recruited by former co-workers. For the rest of us, here’s a toolbox of best practices to make job-hunting easier and more productive. Personal Branding is Part of the Process DO have a recently-updated resume. Have it reviewed and reworked by an. Read more » The post Job Hunting: Best Practices for Today’s Job Market appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

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Workplace 2020 – The Year of the “Hybrid” Working Environment

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While many Americans started 2020 commuting to their jobs, the onset of a global pandemic quickly showed just as many that their jobs can be done from remote locations. As “stay-at-home” orders shut down state after state, extending a short-term change in the workplace environment from on-site to virtual, a lot of companies have realized. Read more » The post Workplace 2020 – The Year of the “Hybrid” Working Environment appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

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How to Minimize Age Discrimination When Searching for an Executive Job

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Whether you want to believe it or not, age discrimination is real when it comes to job searches. This is one of the main reasons why the top resume writing services suggest people in their 40s and 50s visit them to update their resume to make it look more modern. While there’s nothing you can. Read more » The post How to Minimize Age Discrimination When Searching for an Executive Job appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

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Did Coronavirus Send You to the Unemployment Line? How One Candidate is Bouncing Back

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Adam has spent the last 10 years building a successful career as an innovative Information Technology Manager for a major Tier 1 automotive supplier. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic hindering our country’s automotive industry, Adam is currently on furlough, receiving unemployment benefits to help make up for some of his lost income, and is truly. Read more » The post Did Coronavirus Send You to the Unemployment Line?

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What Do Executive Recruiters Look for in Candidates?

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If job-seeking executives only knew exactly what recruiters were looking for in candidates, their efforts would be made much easier. While you may not know a lot of the specific characteristics or qualities recruiters are looking for, you can get a general idea of what you need to include on your LinkedIn profile. A common. Read more » The post What Do Executive Recruiters Look for in Candidates? appeared first on Executive Resume Services. Blog Interviewing Job Search Professional Resumes

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What Do Executive Recruiters Look for in Candidates?

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If job-seeking executives only knew exactly what recruiters were looking for in candidates, their efforts would be made much easier. While you may not know a lot of the specific characteristics or qualities recruiters are looking for, you can get a general idea of what you need to include on your LinkedIn profile. A common misconception among executives is they should only write in a professional tone and talk about their achievements.

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Are You Building Your Executive Personal Brand with LinkedIn Comments?

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Your executive LinkedIn profile brings you more benefits than simply the ability to connect with other professionals. When you incorporate LinkedIn comments into your job search strategy, you can give your online presence a boost, naturally grow your network, demonstrate your expertise and always be at the top of the mind of other professionals. Read more » The post Are You Building Your Executive Personal Brand with LinkedIn Comments? appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

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The Relationship Between Networking and Referrals

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As a job candidate, you have to know what works and what doesn’t work with your job search to ensure you make progress every single day. One of the most effective strategies for any job search is networking.

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Is Your Executive Resume Interesting?

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It happened…the call about the executive job of your dreams opening up just came through via your contact, and the HR Director wants to see your resume. You might be ready to take the next step in your career, but is your resume ready for an executive-level position?

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The Importance of Staying Up to Date With Your Online Presence

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Many executives don’t appreciate the importance of having a positive online presence. And some don’t understand their online presence should always be kept up-to-date. If you’re actively looking for a job, you’re putting yourself in a big hole if recruiters can’t find you online. Having a clean and updated executive LinkedIn profile is a necessity. Read more » The post The Importance of Staying Up to Date With Your Online Presence appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

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The Problems Executive Job Seekers Should Know About Job Boards

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Executives who spend several hours a day searching job boards for the right position are likely just spinning their wheels. With the thousands of jobs and applicants that apply for those jobs, your chances of being recognized are slim. In fact, many of the top executive positions won’t even get posted on job boards. After. Read more » The post The Problems Executive Job Seekers Should Know About Job Boards appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

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Feeling Distracted? Follow These Easy Productivity Tips

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Distractions are always plentiful, no matter where you work or what you do. Sometimes distractions can get to the point where your work day has ended and you realize you hardly got anything done. This is a real problem today, especially with the technology we have available to us.

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How Old is Your Executive Resume?

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If it’s been a while since you looked for a new job, you likely haven’t updated your resume during that time. Depending on how long it has been, simply making updates to it won’t be sufficient. When writing an effective resume today, you have to take into consideration how it looks digitally as well as. Read more » The post How Old is Your Executive Resume? appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

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4 Branding Tips for Your Executive Resume

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When writing an effective resume, demonstrating your personal brand is critical. Most executives have similar skills and achievements, so what can set you apart from the rest is the overall value you bring to the table. While your brand is what it is, you can tailor the message in your resume depending on the company. Read more » The post 4 Branding Tips for Your Executive Resume appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

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4 Reasons Why a Professional Executive Resume Writer is Worth the Investment

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A resume today is perceived differently than it was several years ago. Your resume should not only highlight your past achievements. It should also clearly demonstrate why you are equipped to handle the particular job you’re applying for. This means the days of writing one general resume and sending it out to multiple employers are over. The best professional resume writers can help you target your resume for the short-term, while also setting a solid foundation for the long-term.

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Are You Listening to Bad Career Advice?

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Asking for advice when you’re struggling with making a decision can be valuable. However, when it comes to getting career advice, you have to be careful who you’re listening to. Most people you ask won’t intentionally give you bad advice, but it also may not be very valuable to you.

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Is Your Lack of Personal Branding Holding You Back From the Perfect Job?

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There are many things that could potentially hold you back from landing your dream job, and none of them are more notable than a lack of c-level personal branding. Having a perfect resume is still essential today, but it won’t get you a job on its own in most cases.

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LinkedIn Questions Surrounding an Executive Job Search

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Anyone who is in the middle of a job search has likely heard about the importance of their LinkedIn profile. However, simply having a profile isn’t good enough. Your profile can be the difference in landing an interview for a job or getting passed over.

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Check These Top Things When You Update Your Executive LinkedIn Profile

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By now most executives should understand the importance of LinkedIn as it relates to c-level personal branding. However, too many people spend a lot of time developing their profile and then neglect it for years. While it’s not necessary to be active on the platform every day, any executive LinkedIn profile writer will suggest making. Read more » The post Check These Top Things When You Update Your Executive LinkedIn Profile appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

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3 Reasons Why Your Personal Brand Loves LinkedIn

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Your personal brand is one of the main factors that will differentiate you from other candidates throughout your job search. Too many executives make the mistake of thinking c-level personal branding doesn’t matter once they reach a certain level, especially if they have no intentions of leaving their current job. The truth is establishing and. Read more » The post 3 Reasons Why Your Personal Brand Loves LinkedIn appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

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How Social Capital Can Benefit Your Executive Job Search

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Developing and maintaining relationships is critical in the professional world. We’ve all heard about the importance of networking when it comes to a job search, which also ties into social capital and c-level personal branding. When you help enough people get what they need, the favor will eventually be returned to you when you least. Read more » The post How Social Capital Can Benefit Your Executive Job Search appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

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