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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.

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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.

2020 130

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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).

2020 141

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.”

2020 199

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.

2020 130

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.

2020 170

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.

2020 169

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.

2020 141

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.

2020 151

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.

2019 219

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.

2019 217

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.

2019 204

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.

2019 211

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.

2019 208

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.

2019 201

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.

2019 203

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 17 Worst Sales Email Writing Mistakes

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You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. And when that first impression is made via email, it’s even harder to come off the way you want to.

2017 286

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.

2019 196

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.

2019 191

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.

2019 207

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.

2019 207

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.

2019 191

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.

2019 194

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.

2019 188

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.

2020 130

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.

2019 194

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.

2019 199

Working Virtually Amidst Covid-19

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Many of us have been working from home for years. Now called a “Virtual” or “Remote” environment, with the global healthcare crisis consuming daily activities, many more of you are getting the opportunity to see that “working from home” isn’t always as glamorous as it seemed when you were working.

2020 130

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.

2019 184

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.

2019 181

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.

2019 184

Do You Have the Spark to Advance Your Executive Career?

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We all hit points throughout our career where we hit a stall or things become stale. This could be due to getting comfortable with your current position or simply not knowing what direction you want to go.

2019 179

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.

2019 160

How Your Personal Brand Benefits You in More Ways Than You Think

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Executives oftentimes have different views on what exactly c-level personal branding is. Some see it as the best way to show who you really are and the value you bring to the table, while other people see it as being overly self-promoting.

2019 200

Are Cover Letters a Thing of the Past?

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The two traditional components needed to apply for a job include a cover letter and a resume. As technology and the job searching process has evolved, though, many people wonder whether it’s still necessary to include a cover letter with their application.

4 Ways to Help Employees Adapt to New Leadership Roles

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Adapting to a new role can be difficult for any professional, but add the pressure of new leadership responsibilities, and things get even more complex.

2020 130

How to Keep the Drive Alive in an Executive Job Search

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Executive job searches are much different today than they were several years ago. You have so many different aspects to think about and it can be difficult to keep them all straight.

2019 191

Executive Networking is More Than Just Attending Events

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By now it’s likely you already know the importance of networking as an executive. Still, some people make the mistake of thinking simply showing up at networking events is sufficient.

2019 189

How to Make the Best First Impression In Your Executive Interview

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When you get invited to interview for an executive position, you have one chance to make a great first impression. The challenging part about this is everyone has their own views on what impresses people most.

2019 196

Creating a Safety Net for Job Loss

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Due to its very nature, job loss is something many people try to avoid thinking about. It’s a stressful situation, and many people have an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality for it. But this doesn’t stop it from becoming an ever-present fear in working-class America.

2020 130

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.”

2020 130

What Does an Expert Executive Resume Writer Offer?

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Anyone can write a resume with basic components in it. However, since many people have this strategy, you’ll have a hard time standing out among the large pool of applicants for any given job. The keys to writing an effective resume today are different than they were several years ago.

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