If you’ve always been recruited, or jobs just “found” you in the past, you might find things have changed.
You’ll now face an increasingly competitive battlefield in the race for a new C-suite or leadership job. Here’s why:
After the economic ups and downs of the past 10+ years, many executives have gotten serious about job search, taking the time to market themselves with a carefully constructed brand message on social media. At the same time, they’ve become more aware of what works on a resume and what doesn’t, especially in a crowded market.
As a result, your CXO job search now looks much different than 10 or even 5 years ago – and putting out a hastily created resume or weak LinkedIn Profile won’t suffice.
Read on for the new and upcoming reality of executive job search: (more…)
You might feel overwhelmed by the amount of information needed to produce a standout document – especially if you have decades of experience to cover.
Take a step back to look at your value proposition and contributions from throughout your career, framing your story step by step.Not only will this aid you in writing your resume succinctly and clearly, but you’ll be in better shape when it comes to fielding interview questions.
Consider using these 5 tactics to mine for career and personal branding in an executive career (the same steps employed by professional resume experts): (more…)
Pursuing your next step up the career ladder as CFO or Controller?
Your CFO resume must connect the dots from tactical details, such as financial reporting or systems, to strategic advisor and CEO partner.
By showing examples of strategic decision-making and forecasting, IT oversight, performance recommendations, and Board influence, your CFO resume will position you to compete against other contenders for a C-suite role.
Here’s how to present your value proposition on a powerful, effective CFO resume:(more…)
Poised for an executive job search? Updating your existing resume probably seems like a logical first step, but hold on!
Your previous resume was probably written 5 or 10 years ago, using a different tone, formatting, and keyword content designed for a lower-level role. At the executive level, the game changes – requiring a different type of storytelling and presentation to ensure your brand stands out.
To write an effective and powerfully targeted executive resume, you’ll need to do more than just add job titles and dates. Here’s how to rethink your executive resume content and take steps to reach that coveted corner office: (more…)
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