Category: Resumes & Letters

Reflecting on 2011

Reflecting on the past year can be very enlightening. While we all live such busy lives, we seldom take time to celebrate our learnings and accomplishments. Yet, it’s important to set aside 30-40 minutes each month, or at least, quarterly

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Tips For Creating a One-Page Resume

While most executives have a multi-page resume, the one-page resume is a valuable tool to include in your executive portfolio. You’ll most likely be using your resume in a multitude of ways. While an executive search firm may not mind

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Incorporating Keywords In Your Resume

Regardless of how you plan to distribute your resume, keywords or buzzwords are a critical element in marketing yourself to the prospective employer.

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How Many Versions of Your Resume Do You Need?

In today’s economy where hiring decision makers are extremely risk adverse and will only consider executives who are a “perfect fit” for the organization, it is important to target your resume.

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Writing Success Stories

Whether you call them CAR (challenge, action, result), STAR (situation, task, action, result), PAR (problem, action, result) or OAR (opportunity, action, result) stories, these stories are a critical component in your resume, leadership addendum, positioning statement and other marketing collateral, as well as in your interview.

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Tips for Ensuring Your Resume is Compelling

Never has the job market been so competitive and brimming with extraordinary talent. Today’s executive resume must be a professional marketing piece that sets you apart from your competitors. Gone are the days when you can compile a chronological history of your work experience and expect it to generate interviews. Your resume must be a marketing piece that is targeted to a specific audience and clearly demonstrates value.

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How to Improve Your Response Rate

In this highly competitive market, it’s critical that your resume and cover letter be specifically geared toward a specific opportunity. One size does not fit all! Customized marketing documents are crucial for senior-level executives. Following are several areas that will

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Are You Customizing EVERY Resume You Send Out?

You should be. Even if you’ve had your resume professionally written, one size does not fit all in this extremely competitive job search market. You need to address each position you pursue specifically. This is relevant whether you’re targeting unadvertised

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Does Your Resume & Cover Letter Speak To Today’s Crisis?

If you’re conducting a job search during this economic downturn, be sure to review your marketing materials and interview portfolio to ensure that you have included contributions and accomplishments that will be beneficial to companies trying to survive today’s economic

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