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Career Change Can Happen at Any Time…Will YOU Be Ready?

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Recently, I was speaking with a client who was eager to get out of the industry she had worked in for 20+ years to follow her dreams of becoming an Interior Design/Home Improvement/House Flipping professional.

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Updating Your Resume in 5 Quick Steps

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Has this happened to you? A company you’ve had your eye on for a while suddenly has an opening. You are perfect for it. Not only are you perfect for it but it’s the perfect role for you. More seniority, increase in pay, remote work options, family-oriented, and so on.

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Building a Credible LinkedIn Profile – and Using it To Move Your Career Forward

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“Are you on LinkedIn?” “Can Can I connect with you through LinkedIn?” Message me on LinkedIn, and we will set up a time to talk.” Have you heard any of these phrases in your professional conversations over the past few years?

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How to Break Into the Entertainment Industry

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The entertainment industry is a tricky industry to break into. In fact, there’s no one, sure-fire way to get your lucky break. While some become stars in childhood, others don’t begin acting until they’re in their 40’s.

2021 130

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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How to Write an Executive Resume When You Don’t Have a College Degree

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Do you know what one of the most common concerns I hear from clients? “I don’t have a degree.” ” Executive job seekers come to us to rewrite their resumes and in doing that we need to create their story. For some people, that does not include education.

2021 130

6 Benefits to Look for When Job Searching in 2021

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As you begin your 2021 job search, there are plenty of essential things on your mind: “What are my career interests?” Which types of jobs am I qualified for?” What is my ideal work environment?” “Am Am I a more independent worker or a more collaborative one?” “Do

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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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Managing Your Personal Finances While Job Searching

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Last year has shown us that we need to be prepared for everything, especially when looking for a new job even if you just found one, or received a promotion, because no one is secure from businesses closing during an economic decline.

2021 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.

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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.

2020 176

Post-COVID Benefits to Expect from Your Next Employer

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The COVID-19 pandemic will have lasting effects on the workforce in more ways than one.

2020 153

7 Skills to Add to Your Resume During COVID-19

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Businesses are hungry for remote workers open to taking on the clients that once belonged to the full-time employees who have since departed from their teams.

2021 130

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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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.

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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.

2020 173

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 164

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 158

Is There Really Ageism in the Workplace?

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If you are a 50+-year-old worker, you have probably experienced some ageism at work. Whether you have been passed over for a promotion, perceived as someone who isn’t current on the latest trends, or not included in the water cooler discussions, negative perceptions about seniors are common.

2020 141

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.

2020 141

Magnetize Your Executive LinkedIn Profile with These SEO Tips

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Creating an attractive LinkedIn profile is valuable for anyone who’s searching for a new job. However, even the cleanest and most attractive profiles won’t be discovered if you don’t incorporate the right amount of SEO keywords in them. If you’re new to SEO or don’t necessarily know the right ratio of keywords to incorporate, it’s. Read more » The post Magnetize Your Executive LinkedIn Profile with These SEO Tips 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.

2020 141

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 141

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 151

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.

2020 130

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

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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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 141

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. Rejection is a part of every successful individual’s past, and this job rejection is only going to make your success story better. As difficult as it may seem in the moment, you will get past the initial negative feelings of being rejected and can move forward.

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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.

2019 168

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.

2019 167

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.

2019 162

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.

2019 158

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.

2019 160

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.

2019 156

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

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.

2019 153

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

2019 159

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.

2019 159

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 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

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.

2019 147

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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