1. Don’t look at your executive resume as a one-off item to check a box. Instead, seriously invest in your career through a deeper process of introspections, research initiatives and conversations. Articulate your value on an ongoing basis. Your storyline continually is evolving, day-over-day, week-over-week, hurdle-over-hurdle.
2. Don’t let anyone minimize your value through their own lens of disappointment and discouragement. Continually remind yourself of the kudos, achievements and wins you’ve gained; write them down; highlight them on your resume.
3. Don’t be blinded by the flashy opportunities just outside your reach; instead, focus in on the tangible and career-building stepping stone roles upon which you build the next chapter.
4. Don’t give up even amid the torturous waiting moments, when an hour seems like a week, a week like months and the end never seems in sight. Blend your arduous career search work-outs with luxurious rest and laughter in order to energize the next conversation. Just like with the dating process, you never know when that next conversation could turn into THE perfect job!
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