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How to Effectively Tailor Your Resume

How To Effectively Tailor Your Resume

tailor resumeTailoring your resume to the specific type of position you are applying for is one of the most important things you will need to do for your job search. When your resume is broad and unfocused, you will likely be overlooked every time (sorry!). Customizing your executive resume will not only get the attention of any hiring manager, but it will increase your odds of being called for the interview.

Here are the six most effective ways to customize your executive resume:

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7 Must Have Components for an Eye Catching Executive Resume Summary


eye catching executive resumeSo it’s time to craft the perfect resume that you hope will land you your next big interview and opportunity. That’s great. A new job can bring new experiences and opportunities for you to grow while you help lead another company to success. However, getting your foot in the door can be the hardest part about the job search.

Today, hiring managers are increasingly pressed for time as they scan hundreds of resumes looking for the perfect candidate. Resume summaries can be the key to having your resume examined versus just being tossed into the trash. However, in order to be successful, they need to be written with great care. Today, we look at seven must have components that you should have in your executive resume summary so your resume stands out above the rest.Continue Reading…

Gluten-Free Resumes: Is Your Pursuit of the New Eroding your Resume Common Sense?


gluten free resumesGluten-free resumes the new fad for designing your resume….sounds ridiculous, right? Well, because it is. However, even the most accomplished executives can let the next new thing get in the way of basic common sense when crafting a resume.

I had a client who had viewed one of my resume webinars. Less than 30 minutes after downloading the webinar, despite it being a 61 minute webinar, I got a call from him, saying that he found nothing new in the webinar. In looking over his resume, I noticed that at least six of the key 14 essential points covered in the webinar were nowhere to be found on his resume. Although he lacked a clear summary, proper keywords for his target roles, and measurable achievements, my client was looking for something new before attending to basic resume essentials.

Like the trend toward finding health benefits in gluten-free food, it is important to cover all your resume basics (and food and exercise foundations) before reaching out for the next new buzzword, recruiting trend—or miracle diet.Continue Reading…

What Recruiters Look For On Your Resume in 15 Seconds

As a former search firm recruiter, I am often asked “How long do you take to screen a resume and what do you look for when reading resume?” There is the first incorrect assumption: Resumes are not read by most recruiters. They are scanned the way most of us scan websites looking for information. Think about the last time you looked at a website: We don’t read websites, we scan them looking for specific keywords and phrases and assessing the visual feel to decide if we should keep clicking through the website or move on to the next search result. If we don’t see words we like/need or we don’t like the visual feel of the website, we move on to the next result happily provided by your search engine. That process can take most of us as little as 15 seconds.Continue Reading…