While most hiring decision makers will read your resume digitally–as you are reading this blog–the key driver of your career is not technology; it is YOU and your story.
This is a message to executive careerists in job transition :: Just slow down. It may be tempting to lean heavily upon inherent leadership skills in areas such as: executing rapid change; quickly navigating turbulence; and, making lightning-fast decisions. However, you must take a step back before launching ahead. When it comes to your executive […]
If you have a resume that bores you to tears, then what will be the reader’s reaction?
With all of this innovative thinking, however, who is doing the executing?
More than likely it is you.
My husband and I are avid boaters who live on a lake. Our fleet of boats over the past 11 years has included three sailboats and a Four Winns power boat we dubbed Pilar, a homage to Ernest Hemingway. We currently are in transition, having sold Pilar as we prepare to invest in our next […]
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 […]
This week’s Top Tip for executives reinvigorating their executive resume is to slow down and go deep into your thought archives before writing your critical career story. Without considerable introspection and layers of thought work related to the ultimate goal of preparing a focused, meaningful and compelling story, your resume will fall flat, like a cake without […]
“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, […]