Month: June 2020

As you climb the corporate ladder into senior management and the executive ranks, the hard skills on your resume (like your ability to design, sell, or use Microsoft Excel) lose some of their importance. A greater emphasis is placed on executive soft skills. These abstract instincts and abilities have been developed over the course of a career
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Savvy executives don’t beat around the bush. They want straight facts, fast. When it comes to their executive resumes, this same strategy must apply. Often, executive resumes are written with a text-heavy approach. Copious amounts of content with detailed work histories from the past 20 to 30 years in excruciatingly dry and dull verbiage are
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Virtually all large employers utilize an applicant tracking system (ATS) to manage their simultaneous job openings and high volumes of applicants. These systems make it possible for recruiters and hiring managers to comb through hundreds or thousands of applicants, but they’re not without their drawbacks. Resumes and applications that aren’t optimized for these systems might never see the
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There are thousands of high school and college coaches who apply for coaching jobs every year. Many have experienced success at the highest level and can stand out by name. There are many others who have not had as much success, are trying to get their foot in their door, or move up the coaching
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Do headhunters still exist? That depends on which headhunter, executive recruiter, or HR professional you talk to. “Headhunter” is out-of-date slang for search and recruiting professionals who work outside a hiring organization to find talent says, Maureen E. O’Malley Rehfuss, SPHR, SHRM-SPC, Owner and President of Career Partners International Twin Cities. “Most modern search professionals
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In conjunction with Jobscan‘s new resume optimization checks — which include formatting checks for headings, dates, file types, and more — we’ve invited career coaches and resume writers to share exclusive resume templates with our readers. Next up is Catriona Herron Watt of CV Saviour from Sydney, Australia. Be sure to follow her on LinkedIn or
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Did you know LinkedIn offers users the ability to download a resume version of their LinkedIn profile? Did you know it’s actually a decent resume? Here’s an example of a resume downloaded from LinkedIn: How to Download a Resume from LinkedIn While your LinkedIn resume isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for your job search, this little-known secret
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If you’ve recently updated your resume, you’ve probably become frustrated with trying to incorporate quantifiable accomplishments. Quantifiable accomplishments are all the resume rage because numbers convey impact quickly, efficiently, and can transcend language. As a resume writer, I’m always looking for ways to quantify the results my clients have created in their careers. But slapping
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For many entry-level job seekers, a one page resume is easy to create. But for those who have extensive work experience, keeping a resume to just one page can be a challenge. There are benefits to using a one page resume. For instance, they’re great for networking events. And the limited space forces you to
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Zoom interviews are becoming more common these days and are a necessity right now during the COVID-19 crisis. I’ve worked remotely for ten years. I’ve seen the arrival of all the major video technology platforms and have made just about every mistake in the book—even the embarrassing ones. But over time, I’ve become a virtual
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Like any resume, executive resumes should quickly tell a candidate’s story. But for an executive resume to stand out, it also needs to quickly show leadership capabilities and how the candidate has solved problems throughout his or her career, says Mike Assaad of Robert Half Finance and Accounting staffing and recruitment agency in Chicago. “In a
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For thousands of people stumped by their lack of job search success, learning about applicant tracking systems is a major “Aha!” moment. But even after recognizing that they’re slipping through the cracks of these deeply flawed software, it can be tough to do battle against such a vague, nebulous obstacle. So let’s add some context and
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Most resume tip resources are primarily made up of common sense and tried-and-true methods, but there are a few pieces of advice out there that could hurt more than they help. Use caution when it comes to these 5 resume tips: Resume Tip 1: Hide gaps or short-term gigs in your resume by removing exact dates
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Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous companies handled some elements of their recruitment process virtually. The lockdown of many states forced just about every business to shift its recruiting online. Even as the economy begins to reopen, many organizations  are interested in shifting a larger share of their recruiting remotely and assessing how to do
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