Executive Job Search Strategies

The Resume : From The Employer’s-Eye View

Get this, your resume is not a job ad. You are not to list all the requirements to perform the job. (Employers already know what this entails). Your resume is a candidate promotional tool and you are to tell…what YOU did with the opportunities under the given job title—not that you DID actually fulfill the job title (that is the least expected of you).

Executive Job Search Strategies

Is Your Resume Boring Hiring Managers?

Does your resume resemble a check list, to-do list, a laundry list? Have you desperately tried to convince your prospective employers of your qualifications by including everything but the kitchen sink in your resume? Well, please don’t. (Seriously. Don’t) Believe me, HR knows what a job description is; they have seen thousands of resumes. While the HR/hiring authority’s goal is to screen resumes and identify qualified candidates, the person doing the screening, well, is a person—and, no one enjoys being bored to death, especially not by sifting through long-winded resumes that regurgitate all-too-familiar job descriptions.