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3 Trade Secrets to Make Yourself Look Fabulous on Your Resume

 

look fabulous on your resumeIt’s up to you to tell colleagues, managers and decision-makers the great job you have been doing.

It’s not their responsibility to notice or inquire.

Even if they should be noticing and inquiring.

Don’t depend on them to notice or ask.

Do you want to be right on principle or do you want to advance in your career?

Do you want to leave your career in your hands or someone else’s hands?

Writing an achievement-based resume focuses a hiring manager, boss or colleague on what you accomplished.

This type of resume gives concrete examples of what you can do for your next potential employer or next promotion.

Writing achievement-based bullets are a sure-fire way to stand out from the crowd and increase your chances of being called in for an interview. Use our tips below to make the most of your achievement-based executive resume bullets.Continue Reading…

How Introverts Can Show Passion During a Job Interview

 

introverts can show passion during a job interviewThe challenges of introverts in the work force have been well documented in research studies, articles and surveys. After all, it would seem that in order to succeed in your career you would need to be an extravert.

One such challenge many introverts face is that of showing passion during a job interview. In particular, it can be difficult for an introvert to talk about themselves or think on their feet because by nature they take their time to really listen and are more deliberate about responses.

So how can an introvert overcome this challenge to show passion and enthusiasm?Continue Reading…

Does your executive resume say you’ll sink or swim?

 

executive resume sink or swimAccording to an article on LinkedIn by Lou Adler, the well-known performance-based recruitment evangelist, an old recruiting method is making a comeback. The method, referred to by Adler as “throw people in over their heads and see if they sink or swim,” is a theory that believes the best people will rise to the top, quickly learn new skills and gain the confidence to take on more responsibility.

This concept isn’t new at all. According to Adler’s article, the biggest names in business were very well known for this back in the day including Pepsi, Mattel and Disney. However, there was a change for many years where recruiters and hiring managers would hire individuals who fit into a certain box of qualifications.

If the individual was good at a particular skill and had a certain kind of experience, the hiring manager would select a candidate based on that.

Unfortunately this led to some stagnation within companies as employees would have a difficult time acting outside of that particular role or skill set.

As a result, companies are reverting back to the “sink or swim” method. This begs the question, is your resume ready for this and does it say you will sink or swim?Continue Reading…

2015 Healthcare Executive Resume Trends

 

2015 healthcare executive resume trendsThe American Hospital Association recently published their 2015 Environmental Scan which outlines many of the changes and challenges facing the healthcare industry in the coming year.

From hospital mergers to new laws going into effect and affecting the environment, this sheds an interesting light on what healthcare executives need to know in order to prepare their resumes.Continue Reading…

3 Trade Secrets on How to Write an Achievement-Based Executive Resume Bullet

 

achievement based executive resumeAchievement-based resumes are those that focus on what you accomplished while at your previous jobs. Ideally, this type of resume gives concrete examples of what you can do for your potential employer.

Writing achievement-based bullets are a sure-fire way to stand out from the crowd and increase your chances of being called in for an interview. Use our tips below to make the most of your achievement-based executive resume bullets.Continue Reading…

5 Powerful Ways to Incorporate Soft Skills Into Your Executive Resume

incorporate soft skills into your executive resumeUp 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 so forth.

Essentially soft skills are those that aren’t as hard driving or as up front. Often times they are skills that have more to do with your personality, making them slightly more difficult to put on paper. That’s why how you present them is crucial in whether or not you’ll get the job. The following are some ways to effectively & strategically incorporate soft skills into your executive resume.Continue Reading…