Six Easy Ways To Refresh An Outdated Executive Resume

February 13, 2019

Previously published in Forbes When executives come to me for resume assistance, we take a look at their current resume as a starting point, but we often end up rewriting the whole document, as there are many mistakes that can make a resume look antiquated. Below are some of these…

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Top 5 Ways to Accelerate Your Job Search: #4 Tips for Getting Hired when Applying

February 2, 2018

  It’s a fact that only around 25% of jobs are advertised. Most jobs are received through the “hidden job market” which we will discuss in our next post. I also recommend you spend 90% of your time on the hidden job market and only 10% of your time to…

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Top 5 Ways to Accelerate your Job Search: #1 Define & Communicate your Brand

February 1, 2018

  What do you think of when you hear the word “Brand”? Perhaps Nike with their infamous “swoosh” mark and the “Just Do It” tag line. Did you know that YOU are a brand? Yes, that is correct. You are a brand! A brand is a product, service or concept…

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7 ways to transform your Executive Resume from good to great

January 26, 2018

  As published in Forbes magazine. As an executive resume writer, I often work with executives who want to take their resume from “good” to “great” so they can accelerate their job search. In applying for a job, thousands may be competing with you for the honor of being the…

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Land Your Next Executive Job In As Little as 4 Weeks

January 16, 2018

  As previously published in Forbes Magazine These days, many executives find that a job search is not only difficult to conduct but a lengthy, time-involved process. As time draws on, they may even find themselves in an unproductive, stagnant job search. Or, perhaps they are landing interviews, but for…

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Top 5 Ways to Accelerate your Job Search: #2 Have a Clear (Career) Focus

January 13, 2018

  “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” – Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland Have a Clear Career Focus I’ve seen both new college graduates and those who have been working for decades completely miss the boat on defining a career focus. College…

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10 reasons why brilliant people launch ineffective job search campaigns

January 13, 2018

  I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to meet with some very brilliant people in my Career Coaching practice. I’m amazed by their knowledge, their accomplishments, and the truly incredible persons that they are. Many of these brilliant people are experts in their field, yet for one reason or another, never…

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It’s a Secret – the #1 Way to Create a Resume that Gets Immediate Results

January 12, 2018

  As a former Market Research / Competitive Intelligence professional now turned Resume Writer and Career Coach, I’m wired to look at products, companies and now people with the ability to pinpoint their unique strengths and selling points – or what is known as their “unique selling proposition” (USP) –…

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Secrets of a 4-week Job Search #1 – Do you have a clear job target?

July 19, 2017

Today’s topic is the importance of a clear job target in a fast job search. I’m surprised at how often I see others’ resumes that either have no job target or an unclear job target.  Either the job target is completely missing, or it is extremely vague as in “Business…

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Six Reasons Why You Must Keep Your Resume Up-To-Date

July 18, 2017

  As published in Forbes Magazine: Should you take the time to keep your resume and LinkedIn profile updated? If you don’t, you’re taking a reactive approach to life. If you do, you’ll be proactively ready to set goals, become an expert and to pursue side consulting gigs and full-time…

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It’s a secret – the #1 question to ask during a job interview

April 26, 2017

  So few have heard of this technique that sometimes it seems to be a secret. As an jobseeker, it is a good idea to be prepared with questions when you walk into an interview. You’ll want to research the company ahead of time and be prepared to ask about…

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The #1 way to move your Job Search into the FAST LANE

April 26, 2017

Job seekers may be stuck in a slow job search for one or more of the following reasons: ·       They never took time to complete branding exercises and hence cannot articulate their strengths or why someone should hire them; ·       Their resume fails to highlight the candidate’s strengths and why…

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