While once a junior-player in career communications, your LinkedIn profile now reigns supreme in job search.
It can be overwhelming when putting words onto the blank page. But also easy. All you need is a laptop or tablet and to begin tapping keys. You don’t even have to know how to type; hunt and peck still works for some. Have a thought, extract it from your mind through to your fingers […]
The idea of a slimmer, more toned body spurs me to try on new habits and behaviors. I: start a new exercise routine; become more resourceful in food prep; actively resist temptation, replacing unhealthy snacks with a sumptuous book or by engaging in a body-fueling, light-hearted activity. It’s not always about the food; grapple with […]
Whether you are an executive actively exploring a career transition or you passively are seeing what’s out there, the desire to jump ship likely is motivated by one thing: “finding career joy.” This may sound a bit squishy to some. You likely are well compensated and live a fairly comfortable lifestyle. It might seem that this […]
“Truth is like beauty; it lies in the mind of the beholder” ― Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom While concepts and strategies for building a hard-working executive resume abound, the absolute truth about executive resume writing is less clear. Some career experts suggest otherwise, admonishing fleshier resumes and advising you must write so tight that not only does […]
The nuts and bolts of job search strategy in some instances have stayed the same for many years. For example, careerists still need … to have a great resume. to have a solid, focused resume cover or introduction letter. to know people who know people. In other instances, job search strategies have metamorphosed. For example, […]
A tweet floated by in my Twitter stream the other day reminding careerists that “the ONLY purpose of a resume is to get you that interview!” I heartily disagree! The resume is so much more! Following are 5 functions of the resume, beyond cinching the initial interview: 1. Equips Interview Conversations. BEFORE you ever deploy […]
“Make sure your message is clear, yet that you are faithful to its complexity.” — Michael Dirda Simplicity is overrated. While it is imperative to craft a concise synopsis of who you are and what you do, it is equally crucial to elaborate the specifics. Career stories that are faithful to their complexity activate emotion: struggle, fear, boldness, […]
1. What’s Hot: Focus In today’s go-go-go, over-stimulated world, readers will quickly abandon your rambling, circuitous story. Instead, you must capture their attention with a tailored, what’s-in-it-for-them hook that is easy to spot, and reinforced throughout the document. What’s Not: Brain-Dumping Avoiding being pigeon-holed into a particular role, you instead dump all of your areas […]
Rather than wrestling with career change and growth, embrace the empowering gains you achieve by diligently exercising that muscle.