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  How CFO’s Can Avoid Looking Overqualified on Their Resume
by Lisa Rangel - Feb, 2015
One struggle that many CFOs face when looking for a new position is representing themselves as overqualified on their resume. Common advice suggests hiding some of your accomplishments and job history. But the reality is trying not to look overqualified can sometimes lead to a slippery slope as well. After all, you don’t want to accidentally sell yourself short either. Use our tips to ensure your CFO resume not only showcases...
  4 Reasons Why Your Resume Isn't an Effective Networking Tool
by Cheryl Lynch Simpson - Feb, 2015
Once upon a time all you had to do to land your next job was share your resume with your network. Sadly, those days are mostly gone. Your Networkingresume can no longer serve you as an effective networking tool – here are 4 reasons why. Resumes are too focused to work for networking purposes. The best networking tool these days is one that gives your readers a big picture perspective of your strengths and experiences. Whil...
  The Problem With the “Can You Take a Quick Look at My Profile” Request
by Lisa Rangel - Feb, 2015
At least 4-5 times per week, I’m asked by new LinkedIn connections, and other people I don’t know, to take a quick peek at their profile and let the requestor know if I have any suggestions on improvements they can make. Unfortunately, this isn’t so easy. In fact, there are several problems that can occur from such requests and it can actually be a great disservice to job seekers. Even worse, if you ask inexperienced job se...
  4 Resume Mistakes No One Mentions: Content
by Robin Schlinger - Feb, 2015
I’m sure you have heard about resume mistakes like misspellings and poor grammar, or missing contact information. But in this blog and next week’s blog, I will address a few mistakes that are just as critical but less likely to be mentioned. Here are four common content mistakes to avoid: Resume mistake #1: Overdoing the adjectives and adverbs. You should definitely mention that one of your projects led to increased profit...
  How to Present Career Longevity on a Resume
by Alexandra Levit - Feb, 2015
Today's post is another question from a reader: “I am 57 years old, and I'm concerned that my resume goes back too far and may be too long. When the high-tech company I worked for went under, I returned to school, got a master's degree in education and began teaching. I worked in the inner city for 10 years and finally burned out and left two years ago. Since then I have been working part-time in grant-fund...
  Executive Resume Writing 2: What Makes You So Special?
by Louise Fletcher - Jan, 2015
In my last post on executive resume writing, I covered the importance of defining your target audience. Now I want to talk about how you can appeal to that audience. You will have heard the term "unique value proposition" (or "unique selling point") when it comes to marketing products or services, but this idea also applies when you are selling yourself. In order to write a strong resume, you need to define your own uniq...
  Simple Resume Customizing Strategies
by Linda Dobogai - Jan, 2015
Are you wondering why you’re not getting positive results after you send out lots of resumes? If the resumes have been all exactly the same, you may just be spinning your wheels. In today’s world of information overload, where employers are sometimes inundated with resumes from Internet, mobile and other sources, customizing is key. Each employer wants to reserve meeting time for those candidates who are already perceived...
  Why Technical People Need Nontechnical Skills on Their Resumes
by Robin Schlinger - Jan, 2015
Having worked for many years as a senior chemical engineer and computer simulation applications engineer, with a degree from MIT, I know employers want potential hires with advanced technical skills and a demonstrated ability to increase those skills. However, employers today are not only interested in technical skills; they are also interested in “soft” or nontechnical skills such as: Ability to communicate clearly and at...
  Getting Interviews, But Not Job Offers?
by Louise Garver - Jan, 2015
Here’s the good news – if you’re getting interviews, your resume is doing its job – assuming you’re getting interviews for the types of positions you want. But what you do before, during, and after the interview can increase your chances of getting the offer. Before the interview, do your homework! Review the company’s website and LinkedIn profile to learn more about the key personnel, the work they do, their clients, an...
  Is Your Resume “Old News”? Think Resume Update
by Georgia Adamson - Jan, 2015
It’s the start of a new year, and you probably have a list of things you need or want to do. Looking at your resume might not be one of them unless you’re on the verge of launching a serious job search. (Some people don’t do it even then, although they should!) The fact is, any point at which you’re not in or planning a near-term job search is an excellent time to haul out your existing resume and dust off the cobwebs. For...
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