How to Write A Great Cover Letter
by Abby Locke - Oct, 2014
They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Whether it's a letter that accompanies your direct job application, is used for networking or is for introductions to an executive recruiter, it is a critical part of your brand presentation and career marketing. When properly written, a cover letter serves as a personal introduction and the tricky part is to make an impact with rehashing your resu...
Why's My Executive Resume Not Working? 2 Words
by Jean Cummings - Oct, 2014
It's been a long time since anything's been simple about executive resumes. People ask questions such as: should my resume be two pages or one, can you have three or more pages, how should it look, can I have a functional resume? And, about the response to their resumes people ask: why I am not getting called back, why aren't recruiters contacting me, why have I been looking for months with no luck? Well, the simple answer...
How to Quantify Your Accomplishments on Your Resume
by Adrienne Erin - Oct, 2014
No prospective employer wants to read a dry, detailed-yet-vague laundry list of job duties from your recent employment. Chances are that you find your job duties as boring to list as employers find them useless to read. Yet how can you communicate your skills and achievements without mentioning job duties? Simple: by measuring achievements. Quantifying your achievements pulls double duty, highlighting key duties while givin...
Is A Career In Nonprofit For You?
by Stacy Harshman - Oct, 2014
Nonprofit organizations are often thought of as places you go to volunteer, but they can offer rewarding careers as well. According to a 2012 report by the Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins University, nonprofit employment represents 10.1 percent of total employment in the United States in 2010. Although there are many similarities between nonprofit and for-profit companies, here are some aspects you should con...
How to Handle Multiple Job Offers as an Executive
by Lisa Rangel - Oct, 2014
It’s an executive’s dream come true! You’ve got multiple job offers on the table with some really great companies! There’s only one problem. Now you have to actually choose which job to take. This can lead to a flurry of questions and self-doubt. Will I make the right decision? Should I just go for the highest salary? What if I make a mistake? Use our guide below to help you handle multiple job offers and how to choose t...
Using Testimonials in Your Resume
by Thea Kelley - Oct, 2014
When writing your resume, it's one thing to claim you're terrific at teamwork, building great client relationships, or coaching others. But where's the evidence? It can be especially hard to make a compelling case for "soft skills" like those above; they can be hard to quantify or certify. Rather than just asking the employer to take your word for it, why not have someone else vouch for you? In an increasingly review-...
URL vs. IRL: How Should You Build Your Personal Brand?
by Lindsey Pollak - Oct, 2014
As a professional today, your online image is essential. It’s just as likely that a potential client will “meet” you through a Google search as at a professional conference. Or, if you’re job hunting, that a recruiter will view your credentials on the LinkedIn® app as on a paper resume. Every professional must craft and maintain a professional online brand that will impress the people who view it and entice them to do busines...
Get Your Job Search on Track
by Sherri Edwards - Oct, 2014
There are still many people under the impression that because the economy is picking up, it is easy to get a job. The qualifier, of course, is whether any job will do. If you are expecting to get your dream job, then it may be time to face some harsh realities about how that is most likely to happen. The first step in capturing your dream job is becoming clear about what that means. If you have not already articulated your...
Rising to the Top: Busting Job Search Myths at 64
by Mindy Thomas - Sep, 2014
When my boomer buddy, a global SVP, informed me that he landed a new job in less than 60 days after getting laid off from his company after 20 years, I shouted with joy. With over 3 million baby boomers currently unemployed, we all know how tough it is. I asked him, “Do you realize that you just shattered your own myth about not being hireable because you are ‘over the hill’, have grey hair and are 64 years old?” I will...
Small Mistakes with Big Results
by Robin Schlinger - Sep, 2014
Often small mistakes on a resume have the potential to upset a job applicant’s chances. For example: The absence of a two letter word is easy overlook when proofreading a resume—in this sentence, the word “to” is missing. Other frequently dropped words are “as,” “by,” “on,” and “in.” Redundancies may creep in: “$2 million dollars” and “approximately in the range of” are redundant. Missing periods and commas are common in re...
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