How to find a headhunter. And what is a headhunter anyway?

How to Find a Headhunter (and Other Executive Recruiting Myths)

Do headhunters still exist? That depends on which headhunter, executive recruiter, or HR professional you talk to. “Headhunter” is out-of-date slang for search and recruiting professionals who work outside a hiring organization to find talent says, Maureen E. O’Malley Rehfuss, SPHR, SHRM-SPC, Owner and President of Career Partners International Twin Cities. “Most modern search professionals […]

3 ways the executive job search is changing via Noelle Gross

Noelle Gross: 3 Ways the Executive Job Search is Changing

After spending years ascending the corporate ladder and building your professional reputation, the last thing you expect to find at the top is a difficult executive job search. The unfortunate truth is that at the highest level, the job market is smaller, the competition is fierce, and the search for executive jobs takes longer as […]

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ)

How to Write Strong Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ)

Thinking about what to write for your executive core qualifications (ECQ) sets your nerves on edge. You want to represent your best professional self in your narratives, and the key to doing this is outlining your most significant accomplishments in specific, yet concise detail. What are Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ)? ECQs consist of the following: […]

How to identify achievements for your executive resume.

The Simple Formula for Identifying Your Key Achievements on an Executive Resume

As an executive, your resume (and LinkedIn profile) should be so much more than an overview of all the jobs you’ve had throughout your career. Ideally, your executive resume will tell a compelling story of your career trajectory while highlighting your most impressive achievements and illustrating your value as a leader. Key achievements are an […]

How to make executive recruiters your ally in an executive job search.

6 Ways to Turn Executive Recruiters into your Biggest Job Search Allies

Executive recruiters can be one of your biggest assets in an executive job search if you know how to grab their attention. After years working as an Executive Recruiter, I’m going to show you how to get noticed by top recruiters and how to choose the right recruiter to help you find your next leadership […]

How to write a headline, summary, and achievements sections for executive resumes.

Executive Resumes: What Matters Most Must Appear First

Savvy executives don’t beat around the bush. They want straight facts, fast. When it comes to their executive resumes, this same strategy must apply. Often, executive resumes are written with a text-heavy approach. Copious amounts of content with detailed work histories from the past 20 to 30 years in excruciatingly dry and dull verbiage are […]

Headhunters and Executive Recruiters

The Best Executive Resumes According to Executive Recruiters

Like any resume, executive resumes should quickly tell a candidate’s story. But for an executive resume to stand out, it also needs to quickly show leadership capabilities and how the candidate has solved problems throughout his or her career, says Mike Assaad of Robert Half Finance and Accounting staffing and recruitment agency in Chicago. “In a […]

executive soft skills on your executive resume

How to Showcase the Top Executive Soft Skills on Your Resume

As you climb the corporate ladder into senior management and the executive ranks, the hard skills on your resume (like your ability to design, sell, or use Microsoft Excel) lose some of their importance. A greater emphasis is placed on executive soft skills. These abstract instincts and abilities have been developed over the course of a career […]

How to write an executive resume summary

How to Write a Compelling Executive Resume Summary

Updating your resume as an executive can be uniquely challenging. How on earth are you supposed to capture the full breadth of your value as a leader in a single document? Enter the executive resume summary. When done right, a compelling executive summary near the top of your resume will serve as your sales pitch. […]

Executive Job Search Guide

Executive Job Search: How Executives Find Jobs

Traditional job search techniques lose some of their pertinence the higher you get on the corporate ladder. Promotions have moved you into new roles. Recruiters have lured you to new companies. The number of jobs you’re interested in has been culled to a handful of hyper-competitive executive positions. It’s been a few years since you’ve browsed the […]