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Why You Can’t Skip Out on Online Branding During your Job Search

Why You Can’t Skip Out on Online Branding During your Job Search

Targeting that executive and C-suite role often requires a solid online reputation. Why? Many recruiters now use social media to find and vet candidates, and decision makers often scour the web for proof that you are who you say you are, and know what you say you know. Building a personal brand takes time and a bit of patience. An online brand should supplement any…

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Been Years Since Your Last Job Search? Common job Search “Truths” that Hold Water and Which Don’t

Been Years Since Your Last Job Search? Common job Search “Truths” that Hold Water and Which Don’t

While most people who come to me recognize they need assistance in writing a resume, I’ve discovered that beyond that job search misconceptions are prevalent — even among the most successful professionals — and particularly if it’s been awhile since they’ve job hunted. While some job search truths from past decades still hold water, others are outdated. Below are three common job search truths debunked: #1…

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Need to Keep Your Job Hunt Under the Radar? How to Interview When You Are Employed

Need to Keep Your Job Hunt Under the Radar? How to Interview When You Are Employed

Looking for a new job while you’re still at your current one? Not sure how to do both and afraid of doing the wrong thing and risking your current role? Although regarded as a resume consultant, I’m happy to share some points I’ve picked up along the way to make the process a little bit easier and (hopefully!) much less painful. Honesty Is The Best…

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Struggling with Conveying Your Career’s Blood, Sweat and Tears on Paper? Understanding How Resumes Get Read Will Help Tell Your Story

Struggling with Conveying Your Career’s Blood, Sweat and Tears on Paper? Understanding How Resumes Get Read Will Help Tell Your Story

When people find me after conducting a search for online professional resume writers, I tell them the unvarnished truth. Resume reading has evolved over the years – in large part thanks to advancements in technology. Furthermore, recruiters and hiring managers are pressed for time and are inundated with applications sent online. Where before a reader had the luxury of taking a few minutes to review, today’s readers spend…

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From the Contact Section To The Education – The Devil Is In The Details When It Comes To Writing A Resume That Stands Out

From the Contact Section To The Education – The Devil Is In The Details When It Comes To Writing A Resume That Stands Out

Having a resume that stands out is extremely important in a competitive job market like the one we’re in right now. As someone regarded for creating good professional resumes that garner interviews quickly, I know first-hand that a few small changes can make the difference between getting a phone interview and never receiving a response. Here are 6 important areas to focus on when writing any resume, and…

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Whether you hire a resume specialist or write yours DIY, make sure it reads like a brochure -- not a blueprint.

Does your Resume + LinkedIn Read Like a Blueprint or a Brochure?

The reality of today’s job market is whether you’re a CFO or a mid-level professional, you’re lucky to get a 10-second skim read the first time a recruiter finds you on LinkedIn or scans your resume. This means whether you hire a resume specialist or approach the writing DIY, you have to showcase your value at lightning speed. For many C-Suite, Executive and seasoned professionals,…

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How Your Resume Must Resemble a News Article to Get Past that First Scan

How Your Resume Must Resemble a News Article to Get Past that First Scan

The term “resume reading” should be obsolete in today’s job market. Given that the average reader spends between six and 20 seconds on the first pass, we should really refer to it as “resume scanning.” When writing a professional resume keep in mind that resumes are read much like newspaper articles.  Here are some tips to get past that first scan. Career Title or Headline…

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Not Getting any Responses to Your Resume? It May Not Be Designed for an Online Read

Not Getting any Responses to Your Resume? It May Not Be Designed for an Online Read

When it comes to writing a professional resume, if you stick to the formatting that worked back as recently as 2010 . . . you run the risk of being overlooked or that critical key points will get missed altogether! For better or for worse, technology has transformed our lives in every other way – and resume reading is no exception. WHAT’S CHANGED? Online Reading: Today…

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Ready, set, go

Ready, Set, Go! Three Steps to Making a Career Change this Fall

Dissatisfied with your current job? Next to January and February, September and October are the best months to land interviews according to top career website Career Sidekick. What better way than to test the waters! Who knows? There may be a role out there that pays better or is more personally rewarding. In today’s world where many roles are filled prior to being posted, where…

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There’s More than One Way to Research a Company that Interests You

This post was published in Ivy Exec and appeared in LinkedIn pulse in August, 2016 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Whether identifying companies to target or preparing for an interview, research is a critical component to any successful career strategy. Most career coaches and interviewing experts agree that researching a company is key to formulating astute interview questions; in large part because employers recognize that those who took the time…

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