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Reflections of an Executive Resume Writer
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Year: 2015

How to Get a Recruiter to Open Your Email (and Your Executive Resume)

You’ve put together a dynamite executive resume and are ready to dispatch it to a recruiter. Of course you’ve also included an attention-grabbing message in the body of your email.

Avoiding Discrimination Based on Your Executive Resume

From the PeopleFlo blog, written by an executive recruiter, there are numerous ways in which you can be discriminated against, or as she cites the definition, have an “unjust or

What NOT to Include on Your Executive Resume

Alison Doyle writes some very insightful and savvy articles about different aspects of job search, and one she penned last month about The Top 15 Things Not to Include in

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Cities with the Worst Job Prospects if You’re Over 55

The Atlantic online magazine recently published a list of the ten cities with the highest unemployment rates for Americans 55 and older. There has been an unfortunate trend nationwide for

Increase Your Career Visibility Through LinkedIn Status Updates

There are various ways you can increase your visibility to the industry and recruiters on LinkedIn, and in so doing increase the likelihood of requests for your executive resume as

The Stealth Executive Job Hunt

You’ve decided it’s time to move on. You’ve polished your executive resume and LinkedIn profile. Now the last thing you want is for your current employer and colleagues to find

Know When to Quit Negotiating on the Job Offer!

Your fantastic executive resume and well-honed interviewing skills have landed you an offer for the new executive position of your dreams. You negotiated a base salary above what you had

Landed that Phone Interview? Here’s What to Do Before, During, and After

Blue phone handsetAll that hard work you did in preparing your executive resume and identifying companies to approach has paid off. You’ve got a phone interview scheduled with a company you’d like to work for and potentially the job of your dreams. Here are some tips to make sure you don’t blow it now.

Hearing Nothing But Crickets on Job Interview Call Backs? You’re Not Alone

CricketYou’re not imagining it: The time it takes to get a call back from a recruiter, or for the interview(s) you had to turn into a job offer or at least a polite decline is increasing. A report released last week by Glassdoor presented an analysis of over 340,000 “interview reviews” that visitors to the Glassdoor career site have submitted.

Could One Little Typo on My Executive Resume Torpedo My Chances?

TyposThe answer to that question is unfortunately, “Yes,” Especially in an “employer’s job market” where there are hundreds if not thousands of applicants for every available spot, recruiters and employers can be extremely picky. That little typo on your executive resume, cover letter, or application can mean you don’t get that interview–impressive as your documentation may have been otherwise.

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