What’s Different About Executive Resumes?

What’s Different About Executive Resumes? An executive resume must cover more ground than a resume for managers. In addition to documenting the executive's ability to deal effectively with financial management, develop new marketing initiatives, improve processes, cut bloat, and mentoring juniors etc., an executive resume must show excellence in at least three additional areas wherever [...]

By |2023-12-28T11:27:02-08:00August 3rd, 2022|Resume Writing Tips|0 Comments

What Makes You Stand Out From Others?

What more am I doing than others? That’s a searching question for anyone seeking new employment opportunities. Twenty years ago, the conventional resume gave out the writer’s contact information, education details and job descriptions. And many people still rely on this kind of resume. But today, with the internet enabling more people to apply to [...]

By |2022-04-20T10:40:39-07:00November 3rd, 2021|Resume Writing Tips|0 Comments

Keep on Writing Cover Letters

Want to start a vehement discussion in a crowd of career professionals? You don’t need to throw a golden apple. Just ask whether job seekers should still write cover letters. Here are some of the many arguments in favor of the practice: The cover letter is an expected part of business etiquette. If you don’t [...]

By |2022-08-02T12:07:25-07:00November 12th, 2020|Resume Writing Tips|0 Comments

Don’t Forget the Glicken

You’ve studied state-of-the-art resume writing and you’ve cut your job descriptions to the bone. You’ve selected accomplishments that match each job ad’s requirements and presented those achievements in ways that highlight all the benefits you’ll bring to your next employer. If you’ve done all that, congratulations! You are now among the five per cent of [...]

By |2022-05-15T16:18:23-07:00December 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Don’t Forget Reference Letters

In the old days, job-seekers sometimes included reference letters with their resumes and cover letters in their job applications. With the rise of the internet and email making it easier for employers to contact references directly, employers began asking for reference lists – a list of references’ names together with their contact information. Today, while [...]

By |2022-05-15T16:19:40-07:00November 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Networking Versus Resumes? It’s Both/And Not Either/Or

The “Ask The Headhunter” blog is essential reading for jobseekers on topics ranging from networking to quitting. But in this post (https://www.asktheheadhunter.com/13730/resumectomy), written in response to a reader's question, I think the writer overstated the case for utilizing networking over against the use of resumes. Here’s why I disagree. ---------------- The original questioner asked: “Does [...]

By |2022-05-15T16:23:29-07:00November 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

7 Things that Make You Look Dated on Your Resume

Let’s face it: working on your resume takes a lot of time. But it’s essential to work on it a little every so often, so you don’t have to do a major update that takes hours. Anything worth doing is worth doing well; since your resume is the first thing potential employers see, it’s worth [...]

By |2022-05-15T16:25:41-07:00September 19th, 2019|Resume Writing Tips|0 Comments
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