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  • How to Hit the Job Market Successfully While Still Working
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - March 27, 2017
    Job searching while you’re still working can be quite the undertaking, but it’s your best bet for climbing the corporate ladder without your having to lose out on any opportunities (or money for that matter). In order to conduct a successful job search without negatively impacting your current position, I have gathered some top tips to get you moving in the right direction. Notify Your Network Be sure to let...
  • Is Your Resume Readable on Mobile Devices?
    by Lisa Rangel - March 27, 2017
    Just when you think the resume is outdated or no longer serves a purpose, it is resurrected with new life and new purpose – assuming it ever really died in the first place. What is the new-to-you-because-it-really-isn’t-new resume purpose? Ensuring your resume can be read on mobile devices. When I was a recruiter, I used to look at resumes in 2008 via email on my chunky Samsung phone (Man, I loved that pho...
  • Job Search - Got A Foolproof Plan?
    by Georgia Adamson - March 27, 2017
    Have you ever had a job search go exactly as planned from start to finish? Seriously? In case my question wasn’t clear, I don’t mean in your dreams but in real life! In fact, if you ever did have that experience, I’d love to hear about it, because I don’t think I’ve ever run into someone who could make that claim truthfully. JOB SEARCH SPEED BUMPS & ROADBLOCKS Since we recently entered a new...
  • 3 Phrases That Kill The Effectiveness of Your Executive Resume
    by Laura Smith-Proulx - March 24, 2017
    Want to distinguish your leadership brand among competing candidates? Then ditch the boring language you’ve seen on other executive resumes. Just because other resumes (both professionally created and self-written) employ a blend of monotonous, overused words doesn’t mean you have to follow suit. Shake things up and inject some power into your personal brand message by refusing to add these mundane descripto...
  • 5 Tips To Make Sure Your Executive Resume Is Ready For 2017
    by Louise Garver - March 23, 2017
    Companies with new budgets and new demands for products and services start posting new openings in the first quarter of the new year (and some companies have already begun). Is your executive resume prepared for a 2017 job search? Let’s state the obvious: your executive resume should be ready to go at all times, even if you’re not actively seeking a new position. You don’t want to miss out on a great op...
  • Is Your Job Search Productive?
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - March 23, 2017
    When it comes to your job search, there’s no arguing that the Internet is an incredibly valuable tool. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, online search has become the most used tool for job seekers. But even though the posts are there — are the jobs themselves? The research team at Reviews.com aimed to answer this question with a six-week long study. They consulted with experts and hands-on tested the m...
  • Brag a Little on Your Resume
    by Robin Schlinger - March 22, 2017
    The other day I was working with a client who started a comment with “I don’t like to brag but….” I laughed and told her that her resume was one place where she should never worry about bragging. A little bit of bragging goes a long way in making your resume stand out from the competition. What type of bragging is most beneficial on a resume? Exceeding goals. Your company set a goal of a 5% incre...
  • Dear Deb: How To Navigate Salary Negotiation
    by Debra Wheatman - March 21, 2017
    Dear Deb: I recently completed four rounds of interviews for a position with a large, multinational company. This role would be a significant increase in responsibility and visibility for me, and I was really excited about it. However, when the HR manager called me with the offer, the salary was only 10% more than I’m currently earning. When I did the math, this works out to only an extra $260 per month, and I don&rsq...
  • 5 Habits of Effective Executive Job Seekers
    by Barbara Safani - March 20, 2017
    After working with thousands of executive job seekers, certain patterns have emerged regarding the practices of those that succeed. Here are a few I have witnessed. 1. Follow up on all introductions. Surprisingly, many job seekers don’t follow up on introductions made on their behalf. Even if you are not sure it the person you are being introduced to can help you, follow up. It shows your contact that you value the in...
  • Networking Is Not Trolling For People Who Will Pay You Money
    by Kathy Caprino - March 20, 2017
    Last week, something happened on LinkedIn, and for me, it was the last straw. I received (for the hundredth time in a few months) an autoresponder from someone’s LinkedIn account that pitched their business hard, offering me a free consultation on something I had less than zero interest in, immediately after connecting with me. When an action like this hits me as really off-putting and annoying, it’s usually aff...