Sample Blog Posts (click link above to see and browse all):
Start 2015 Out Right with the Power of LinkedIn Endorsements... "You
may have worked hard on creating compelling and engaging
content for your executive resume and LinkedIn profile, but
have you considered how important verifying your skill sets
by accumulating LinkedIn endorsements is? ..."
Dreaming of a New Job in 2014? Great Place to Work's Top 25... "Have
you begun polishing up your executive resume with your
sights set on a new and challenging position for 2014? ..."
The Stealth Job Hunt and LinkedIn ... "After you
have a dynamite executive resume prepared, the next step is
of course to get visible out there so you can be easily
Executive Job Search and the Holidays ... "If you
totally quit researching companies, making recruiter
contacts, and sending out your executive resume from
Thanksgiving through the New Year, you could be doing
yourself a disservice..."
What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate ... "Job
seekers and recruiters... the disconnect between what
recruiters say and job seekers hear..."
A Few Quick Tips on Working with Recruiters ... "There
some commonly held myths with regard to working with
recruiters. Awareness of these can spare you some
frustration and hopefully expedite your search for that new
Gender Bias and Your Executive Resume
... "Hays surveyed more than a thousand
hiring managers, asking them to evaluate an executive resume
and assess a potential candidate's likelihood to be
Some Surprising Things That Affect Employers' Hiring
... "Do create a powerful executive resume that
communicates your brand and unique value proposition, and do
carry that image over into your LinkedIn profile..."
Which Are More Important: Verbs or Nouns in Your Executive
... "With the increasing prevalence of ATS
systems, some are now saying that nouns (as to be found in
job announcements/job descriptions) are more important than
verbs for your online resume..."
LinkedIn: What to Enter for "Current Position" When You're
... "Without a "current" entry, ranking in
LinkedIn search results is penalized, and you can appear
multiple pages lower in search results than you would have
Ready to Relocate? Ten Tips for Finding a Job in Another
... "With the dramatic increase in the
average time it takes to land a new job in the
"post-recession" economy, it is not surprising that many job
seekers have taken their searches beyond the local level, ...."
Privacy Considerations in Managing Your LinkedIn Presence
... "Here are some considerations and how-to’s for
controlling who can see what on your profile and who is/is
not notified of changes you may make to your profile content
or your connections ...."
Some Major Mistakes Seen on Executive Resumes ...
"There are so many mistakes and "no-no's" on executive
resumes that a Top 5, Top 10, or even Top 20 list couldn't
adequately cover them all ...."
What Executives Can Learn from the Use of Social Media in
the 2012 Election ...
"Virtually all career experts now acknowledge the
rapidly emerging importance of social media in job search ...."
Top Executive Search Firms Ranked for 2012-13 ...
"The site topexecutivesearchfirms.com ranks retained
executive search firms based on a complex algorithmic model
using proprietary weighting of the following criteria ...."
Improve Your Job Prospects with 82% of Recruiters ...
"A whopping 82% of recruiters say positive information
found about you online will improve your prospects ...."
Five Tips for Working with Executive Recruiters in Senior
Executive Job Search ...
"One of the most misunderstood aspects of executive job
search among my executive clients seems to be the nature of
recruiting firms and how they operate ...."
Executive Skills Most Sought-After by Employers ...
"Here are the characteristics and abilities most
sought-after by today's employers, as found by survey ...."
Don't Miss Out on Opportunities Due to an Incomplete
LinkedIn Profile! ...
"According to LinkedIn, profiles considered “complete” by
LinkedIn’s standards receive 40 times more “opportunities”
(contacts from prospective hiring managers and recruiters) ...."
Are Many Executive Jobs Actually Landed Through LinkedIn? ...
"641 votes and counting… That’s how many have been received
in response to a survey ...."
Could Putting Hyperlinks in Your Resume Backfire? ...
"Some automatic systems may eliminate a document with
hyperlinks in it due to legitimate fears of where they could
The Purpose and Value of an Executive Resume ...
"As I constantly tell my clients and prospective
clients, your resume is a self-marketing tool. It is
designed to effectively communicate to potential employers
or recruiters your proven ability to deliver substantial
business results ...."
Recruiters and Job Boards: Are They Worth an Executive's
Time? ... "Regarding the efficacy of contacting recruiters or
using recruiter sites and job boards in general, ...."
Should I Be Using Twitter in My Executive Job Search? ...
"If you're not a "Tweeple" (someone who posts
"tweets" on Twitter.com), you may wish consider becoming one
Are Cover Letters Obsolete? ... "As a member of the
Career Thought Leaders Consortium, I have been following and
participating in an ongoing discussion of the obsolescence
or continuing relevance of cover letters ...."
Should an Executive Write His or Her Own Resume? ...
"... some perspective on the subject for any of you
wrestling with whether to write your own executive resume ...."
Do Your Homework Before That Executive Job Interview ...
"Consider the following executive interview disaster
What Is the Best Executive Resume Style? ...
"...regarding the pros and cons of chronological versus
functional executive resumes ...."
Should You List Your Street Address on Your Executive
"Is it advisable to list or to exclude your street address
on a resume, particularly one that is going to be posted to
the Web on job or recruiter sites?" ....
Executive Job Interview Landmines ...
"I find it particularly amazing that anyone would actually DO
pet peeve #11: "Candidate trashes former employers" ....
Still Not on the Social Media Bandwagon? ... "Could be a
Tips for Optimizing Your Online Resume ...
"A key consideration is now “ROSE,” “Resume Optimization for
Search Engines,” and it comes into play both in the massive
online resume databases of job sites as well as ...."
Virtual Versus Real World Job Search ...
"Recent Weddles research has found that more than 25% of all
jobs are now filled over the Internet ...."
Ways That Recruiters Leverage Online Networks to Source
"A recent ExecuNet newsletter discussed the results of recent
research that indicates executive recruiters are making more
extensive use every day of both social and professional
online networks such as LinkedIn...."
Don't Expect an Executive Recruiter to "Market" You ...
"One of the most misunderstood aspects of executive job
search among executive candidates seems to be the nature of
recruiting firms and how they operate...."
Does Your Cover Letter Come Across as Pompous? ... "The
fact that many job seekers compose cover letters (and
resumes, for that matter) that come across as pretentious
and verbose is something that I witness every single day...."
In What File Format Should I Send my Executive Resume? ...
"Should I send my resume to recruiters and companies as a
Word file, text document, or PDF?...."
Insider Tips on Working with Executive Recruiters ...
"Here are some points that executives in career transition
will want to keep in mind...."
Is Your Executive Resume Keyword Optimized? ...
"You wisely put substantial effort into ensuring your
powerfully articulates your value proposition to potential
employers. But do you realize how critical it is that your
executive resume properly leverages the power of