Recently, I had a conversation with an executive who was concerned about the effectiveness of her resume.
While I can’t comment on how well it represented her (since I’m not familiar with her career), I couldn’t help but notice the diverse job goals listed across the top: “CIO – Operations Director – CEO.”
That’s a lot to ask of any executive resume – and it’s a lot to hang your professional hat on as well during a job search.
Here’s why: the hiring audience looking for each of those executive leaders will be focused on an entirely different part of your experience and competencies. (more…)
If you’re an executive or rising leader looking for your next choice opportunity, you’ve probably shined up your resume in anticipation of calls from recruiters, and taken the time to prepare a targeted cover letter.
But have you considered using a biography as well?
A narrative of your career designed as a short, yet powerful summary of your accomplishments, a career biography can help different members of your target audience (such as CEOs, networking contacts, or Boards of Directors) grasp your value proposition and personal brand.
In fact, you’ll find that some interviewers will react more positively to an executive biography than they will to your resume, favoring the bio because of its brevity and narrative flow.
Here are some reasons to incorporate an executive biography – as well as your resume – into your leadership job hunting portfolio: (more…)
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