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5 Ways a Career Changer Can Demonstrate Leadership Skills on Their Resume

 

career changersMoney Magazine wrote an article about “The 8 Best Skills for Career Changers“, and the author lists LEADERSHIP as the second best skill for a career changer to have and to showcase on their resume as a transferable skill.

Leadership is one of those skills that everyone claims to have but few know how to list on their resume effectively.

It’s an important soft skill.

Up until relatively recently, companies thought that hard skills are what would get them their bottom line.

Now we’ve come to realize that soft skills are just as important when it comes to growing a company. Soft skills are considered to be behaviors and traits such as adaptability, critical thinking, people skills, likeability, time management and innate leadership.

How do you show that you have strong leadership skills in a concrete, measurable manner on your resume?Continue Reading…

4 Tips for Nailing the “Tell Me About Yourself” Question

 

tell me about yourselfIt doesn’t matter how far you’ve climbed up the ladder. Everyone hates to be asked the interview question, “So, tell me about yourself.” How a candidate reacts and answers this simple interview question can be extremely telling of a candidate’s viability for an executive role, so it’s important to bring your A game to this challenge.

While this popular interviewing question does pose a lot of potential land mines, you can avoid them by following some tips.Continue Reading…

Be Bold with Interview: How to Act Like You Have the Job to Land the Job

Act Like You Have the Job to Land the JobBeing interview ready, means more than showing up with your resume materials in-hands. It’s about showing the hiring manager how prepared you are for their role, and how easily you will be able to step into their open position. At the end of the day, the hiring manager wants to know how easy or difficult it will be to transition you onto their team.

When you interview, you need to be bold and act like you have the job to land the job you are after. And to do that, you need to make an impact during your in-person interviews. Creating a 30, 60, and 90 day plan of action using the steps below shows not only initiative, but that you are ready to be a candidate of action.Continue Reading…

How to Definitively Demonstrate Leadership Skills in an Executive Job Interview

executive job interview When looking for an executive level position, you have to specifically show the employer with concrete examples that you can lead others—you can’t just say you have led teams and assume the executive recruiter will understand how.  Unfortunately, this seems to be an area where many executive job seekers tend to fumble.  Do you feel this describes you? As an accomplished, powerful executive, you have to outline to the potential employer that you are just as good in person as you are on paper. This often times requires you to explicitly state why you’re such a good leader which can feel somewhat uncomfortable. Below you’ll find some tips for overcoming any blocks you may have about showing your leadership qualities.Continue Reading…