My buddy Chris Russell of Career Cloud wrote an article for Recruiting Headlines titled, “20 Recruiting Pros Share Their Plans for 2017” where he polls 20 recruiters from various fields and asks them:
“What will you be doing more of/less of to attract talent next year?”
I tallied the answers and here are the results:
Video – 2 mentions
Social Media – 4 mentions
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New resume accomplishments—yup, your career success stories.
What exactly are career/resume accomplishments and how can you highlight them?
Accomplishments (in context to your management/executive resume, anyway) are simply career successes. In fact, I’ll provide a few examples of professional accomplishments towards the bottom of this article.
We all have them.
You could group 20 managers into a room...
Strategic talent development has several aspects: the ability to mentor others, the leadership and other soft skills required to advance oneself, and the perspective needed to see talent gaps in an organization. If you are applying for a job in middle to upper management—up to and including the C-level—your resume must reflect your abilities in strategic talent development and management.
First, strategic talent...
When applying for a job, the burden falls on you to prove you’re the best executive candidate—no surprise to you, I’m sure. A great way to show your worth and prove you’re the right executive is by focusing on what the employer needs, then writing an executive resume that addresses those needs specifically.
Targeting Your Executive Resume Proves You Are the Best Fit for the Position
You should never put your salary history or compensation demands on your resume. Many online applications require salary history but that requirement shows signs of fading away.
Job applicants often feel on the spot when asked to provide information about their current salary and their salary history. They believe the company is trying to save money by basing the salary not on what the position deserves or on the salary ran...
Wouldn’t it be great if the employers you’re targeting with your job search/resume submissions would read every word you’ve written and pay close attention to all of them?
Realistically, that’s about as likely as presidential candidates shaking hands courteously, patting each other on the back, and exchanging friendly smiles–and meaning it!
EMPLOYER HIRING PRACTICE SHORTCOMI...
Starting to write your executive resume?
Many business people sitting in chairs and looking at papers
You might feel overwhelmed by the amount of information needed to produce a standout document – especially if you have decades of experience to cover.
I recommend taking a step back to look at your value proposition and contributions from throughout your career, framing your story step by step. Not only will thi...
How to improve your resume? You’ve heard the advice: Fill your resume with accomplishments instead of job responsibilities! But that is easier said than done, isn’t it?
It is often hard to remember accomplishments from past positions. Even if your memory is fresh, identifying your accomplishments requires thinking about your work in a different way.
The following 21 accomplishment questions will help. Use you...
The new year is an excellent time to revisit the language we use to promote ourselves at work, during interviews and when talking with clients. The words we choose or use unconsciously have a direct impact on the value others place on our contributions. Too often I hear clients use words and phrases that undersell them and demean the good work they do.
This generally unconscious habit conveys an underlying lack of confidenc...
Rumors of the death of the cover letter are premature. Cover letters often do make a difference – especially if they have all 10 of the following advantages.
1: The name of the hiring manager,
if at all possible, even if you're sending it to Human Resources. And do send it directly to the hiring manager as well! Finding the name and email address of that person may take a little web research – the company...