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 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 […]

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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 […]

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Don’t Be a S-A-P: Your Job Search is Not a Numbers Game

Job postings have become less effective for recruiters in the last few years because of the “spray-and-pray” (or “S-A-P”) approach many use when applying for jobs. This theory is that if a job seeker applies for as many jobs as possible, sooner or later, they’ll win the lottery and land a job. Unfortunately, that’s just […]

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How to Showcase Leadership Skills on Your Resume

Leadership is an essential function of successful management that helps to maximize work efficiency and to achieve organizational goals. Regardless of the type of the job you’re looking for or a company’s size, leadership skills are paramount. They belong to the group of the most sought-after soft skills that employers look for in candidates. Your […]

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5 Email Etiquette Tips for Sending a Job Application Email

Email is a critical aspect of almost every job application. It allows you to effectively communicate with your potential employer and portray yourself as a suitable candidate for the job opening. However, if you don’t follow proper etiquette while sending your job application email, it might ruin your chances of getting that job. Try looking […]

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What Should Your Legal Resume Look Like?

Lawyers, paralegals, legal secretaries, legal assistants, and other legal industry professionals work in a complicated industry filled with paperwork, documentation, and data. But that doesn’t mean that a legal resume should read like a lengthy legal brief. Today, legal job postings online are the norm rather than the exception, which means that legal recruiters and […]

Ask these questions before applying for a job.

Should I Apply for the Job? 6 Questions to Ask Before Submitting Your Resume

Writing customized resumes and cover letters is time-consuming and downright exhausting. Before wasting your time and effort applying for hundreds of jobs, make your job search more efficient by asking yourself the following questions. Do I fit the job description? How often have you applied for a job thinking, “Well, I can do some or […]

How to get a job as a software engineer.

What Software Engineer Recruiters are Really Looking For

By the latest estimates, there are currently over 21 million software developers in the world. Yet, 62% of them are open to new job opportunities with another 13% actively looking for a job, according to the annual StackOverflow survey. What’s more, the interview process and writing/updating a CV top the list of challenges software developers […]

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7 Ways to Attract Recruiters and Find the Perfect Job with Social Media

If you’re looking for work online, there are lots of places where you can start casting your net. Plenty of job seekers are already using unconventional means to get hired– 86% of workers who are still within their first decade of employment use or have used social media to seek out jobs. Recruiters have noticed and […]

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Resume Guides for Specific Industries: Marketing, Sales, Accounting and More

So many people write a resume focused on their needs – not the needs of the employers. In other words, they focus on their previous work history and responsibilities and what they want to do next. A good resume, however, focuses on results and achievements, and matches the needs of the job description for each […]