I disagree with career experts who claim the resume has just one purpose

Career Trend

A tweet floated by in my Twitter stream the other day reminding careerists that “the ONLY purpose of a resume is to get you that interview!” The resume is so much more! Following are 5 functions of the resume, beyond cinching the initial interview: 1.

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Game-changing Executive Resume FAQs

Executive Career Brand

5 questions my clients ask me most often about resumes and other career documents. My resume stinks. Start by making your executive resume an interesting read. How many pages should my resume be? How do I deal with the employment gaps in my career history?

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Spark Interviews With a Distinctive Resume Voice

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Distinctions Between Voice and Tone In a recent blog conversation with an admired colleague, Debra O’Reilly, job search strategist and certified resume writer, we discussed the distinctions between voice and tone.

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Four Effective Ways Career Changers Can Spruce up Their Resume

Professional Resume Services

Resumes and cover letters help you change careers. Career changes are becoming increasingly common in today’s ever-shifting world, especially as people with multiple skills and access to different, better options are leaving less fulfilling careers to move toward new opportunities.

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How to Reflect a Career Change on Your Resume

Professional Resume Services

Your executive resume should reflect why you’re making a career change. Switching your career path can be a challenging time. Updating Your Resume. It is tempting to use your past resume and make some changes here and there.

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Why Career Storytelling Is an Art

Career Trend

If you are contemplating a job transition, concerned about your current company’s stability or simply want to better prepare for the next opportunity that bubbles up, then writing your own resume or biography may be the best next step.

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Elevate Your Executive Resume From Bland to BRAND

Executive Career Brand

They use wimpy verbs like “Responsible for” and “Managed” in their LinkedIn profiles and executive resumes. As a writer, I’m always looking for better words when I’m writing LinkedIn profiles, executive resumes, biographies, etc.

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Why Legislating Resume Writing Is Wrong

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter While I write resumes for a living, I realize (and prefer) that it isn’t “my way or the highway.” ” How bland of a career marketing world would it be if every resume was written by some formulaic approach?

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Executive: Tips for Reclaiming Career Joy

Career Trend

Whether you are an executive actively exploring a career transition or you passively are seeing what’s out there, the desire to jump ship likely is motivated by one thing: “finding career joy.”

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Infographic: Resume & Career Services

Careers Done Write

We recently conducted a survey of how professionals were using resume writers and career services in their job search. To learn more about how Careers Done Write can help in your job search, give us a call at 646-389-7335 or email debra@CareersDoneWrite.com.

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What is the Best Executive Resume Format?

Professional Resume Services

Is there such a thing as the “best” executive resume format? Your resume is usually the first thing a potential employer will see when you’re searching for a job. The best executive resume format clearly highlights your accomplishments in a clean manner.

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What’s the Best Executive Resume Format and Length?

Executive Career Brand

When I speak with executive job seekers, one of the first things they often ask me is how their resume stacks up. Often these lucky job seekers haven’t needed a resume, and have missed the boat on the new resume strategies. Send these people all three resume versions.

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How to Age-Proof Your Resume

Jobacle

Construct your resume with the assumption that hiring managers will have reservations about hiring a mature worker. Your resume needs to convince them that the value you will bring to their organization should override all their concerns. Career Advice Resume Templates Age resume

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Get Over Yourself When Writing Your Resume

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter It may seem counterintuitive to take the focus off of YOU when writing a value-packed resume. The post Get Over Yourself When Writing Your Resume appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Resume Advice U.S.

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Are You Tweaking Your Out-Dated Executive Resume To Death?

Executive Career Brand

How to Update and Revive Your Over-Edited, Old Executive Resume. So many of my executive job seeking clients who send me their resumes when we first connect, feel the need to apologize for them. Pity the poor people they’ve been sending these resumes to.

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Improve Your Resume with Stronger Accomplishments

Ms. Career Girl

The post Improve Your Resume with Stronger Accomplishments appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Resume writing. Fortunately for you, though, there are hundreds of tips and tricks for writing and designing strong resumes available online. Corrections. Resume.

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How to Write An Irresistible C-suite Executive Resume in 10 Steps

Executive Career Brand

When was the last time you used your executive resume? If you’re like many of the c-suite and senior-level executives I work with you’ve either never needed a resume to get noticed and land a job. or you’re not happy with your resume. The 10-step Executive Resume Worksheet.

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Pink Tennis Shoes and Resumes

Career Trend

The post Pink Tennis Shoes and Resumes appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. executive resumes Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Resume Advice branded resume career advice career strategy executive resume branding professional resume writer resume length unique value proposition

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How to Write a C-suite Executive Career Brand Biography

Executive Career Brand

When I first speak with potential c-suite clients, we discuss their job search target and goals, and which of the services I provide they’ll need to accomplish their career goals. A brand biography is a storytelling tool that breathes life into an otherwise flat rehash of your resume.

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Are You Faithful to the Complexity of Your Resume Story?

Career Trend

Career stories that are faithful to their complexity activate emotion: struggle, fear, boldness, […]. The post Are You Faithful to the Complexity of Your Resume Story? appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

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Tailoring Your Resume During A Career Transition

Career Realism

Changing careers can be daunting. Not only do you have to carefully consider everything in leaving your job behind, but you have to calculate the steps needed in order to progress into an alternative career or industry. Related: 4 Secrets To Changing Careers In Your 40s.

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How To Get Your Resume Ignored

Ms. Career Girl

The post How To Get Your Resume Ignored appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. We’re going to look at how to create a resume that will get ignored. And then, use that to be your own resume editor and eliminate the mistakes that might otherwise slip by. Career Girl.

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Transcendent Resume :: Beyond Your Threshold of Pain

Career Trend

via The Transcendent Rep While many career bloggers wring their hands about resume length, fonts and keywords, I get all ‘jazz hands’ over more enriching and meaningful details. […].

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Executives: Beware Substituting Your LinkedIn Profile for Your Resume

Career Trend

While it is popular for some people to refer to their LinkedIn profile as their resume, this simply is not so. While baring your career all in this structured, public forum may be tempting, reasons for strategically […].

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Is Your Executive Resume Still Partying Like It’s 1999?

Executive Career Brand

Many of my c-suite executive clients haven’t needed a resume for many years, if ever. So they manage to locate that 10+ year old resume and begin updating it. The Modern Executive Resume is Not Easy To Write. A modern resume.

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Weave Your Resume With Relatable Stories

Career Trend

Your Resume Should be Written as a Story What does this mean, really, to write a story? The post Weave Your Resume With Relatable Stories appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

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Resume Story – How to Emote Tenacity

Career Trend

” Similarly, when writing your career story, you must, “Write who you are.” The post Resume Story – How to Emote Tenacity appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. Resume Advice Resume Story career advice Career Story executive resume executive resume branding Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter job seekers professional resume writer resume strategy unique value propositions value proposition

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The Latest Resource For Supercharging Your Resume

Ms. Career Girl

The post The Latest Resource For Supercharging Your Resume appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Are you one of the 59% that use Microsoft Word to create and update your resume? And they don’t just want to help with your resume. Design a show-stopping resume.

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Will Resumes Become Obsolete?

Resume Bear

Two years ago while applying for jobs, I spent hours worrying about my resume. Thinking about how to improve my resume kept me up at night because I knew that document was my chance to get noticed for an open position. career job jobs Online Resume resume resumebear

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How to Write an Executive Resume Like a Pro

Ms. Career Girl

The post How to Write an Executive Resume Like a Pro appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. See, executive resumes aren’t your usual resumes. ” In other words, executive resumes require you to: Add an Executive Summary. Use a Hybrid Resume Format.

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Think Like an Executive Resume Branding Pro – 10 Resume Do’s and Don’ts

Executive Career Brand

Part 5 – Insider Executive Resume Tips To Capture Attention and Land Interviews. Have you ever wondered how a professional executive resume writer knows what to include in their clients’ resumes, what to exclude, and how to position the right information, in the right ways?

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Think Like an Executive Resume Branding Pro – Targeting

Executive Career Brand

Part 1 – Target Your Executive Resume for the Hidden Job Market. Want to get inside the head of an executive resume professional, as she strategizes and creates content for an executive job seeker’s resume? Part 5 – 10 Executive Resume Do’s and Don’ts.

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Top 5 Resume Trends In 2017

Career Realism

Top 5 Resume Trends In 2017. Related: 2016 Resume Trends – The New, The Now & What You Must Know. I hope it provides you with some much needed encouragement and optimism as you take a good look at your resume and start making changes for 2017. Work It Daily.

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10 Job Search Strategies Beyond The Resume

Competitive Resumes

Many people want the resume dead – or they at least want to hold a funeral for it. It’s very sexy to proclaim the resume’s demise, and it brings major street cred. But the truth is the resume is still an essential part of your job search. More and more, the Web is your resume.

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4 Reasons You Can’t Write Your Own Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

My first encounter with prospective clients is typically through an email with their resume attached. Often, they’ve written their own resume and state upfront that they’re embarrassed by how bad it is. But here they are, suddenly needing a resume.

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4 Tips For Writing A Powerful Resume

Career Realism

4 Tips For Writing A Powerful Resume. The first challenge with your resume is getting it in the hands of an actual person. Related: 5 Key Resume Writing Tips For The Over 50 Job Seeker. As a serious professional, you need to take your resume further.

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Are Resumes Withering?

Career Trend

The post Are Resumes Withering? appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. Career Advice Career Advice Myth executive resumes career advice career strategy executive resume branding Is the resume dead? job search resume writing

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RIP the Resume with Torin Ellis

Competitive Resumes

It’s time to get your resume strategy ready for your graduate job search or your next opportunity. Torin Ellis, winner of Top Recruiter (toprecruiter.tv) is back with his new book, Rip the Resume: Job Search & Interview Power Prep ! Interview Resume

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Does LinkedIn Make the Executive Resume Obsolete?

Executive Career Brand

With the popularity of LinkedIn and the indisputable necessity of having a presence there , many people claim that the resume is dead, or dying. that a robust, fully populated LinkedIn profile is, in fact, the new resume. why do you need a resume at all?

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How To Write An Achievement-Based Resume

Career Realism

How To Write An Achievement-Based Resume. Many resumes I receive in my recruitment job are very “duty-oriented” – job seekers have long lists of what they’ve done but not enough tangible achievements. Related: How To Create Effective Achievements On Your Resume.

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