Many careerists in a quest to outdistance other job seekers work on developing a personal brand and that is great. The mistake is that often careerists launch a personal branding campaign based on what they have been told repeatedly they are best at. What’s the problem with that? Many of us are cast into roles that we do not ENJOY just because we are good at them.
As wine ages, it becomes more sophisticated and desirable. However, when it comes to your executive resume, old and outdated does not mean mature and refined — it translates to antiquated and not in the know. Despite how ‘seasoned’ you are, the truth is, leading-edge and industry-dominant companies seek fresh-perspective thinkers at the helm of […]
“Marketing is the art of meaningful differentiation.” John Lederer A career-altering executive resume requires more than just employment narrative—the new job-search market demands that your executive resume serves as a strategic roadmap, guiding you to the right market and steering interviews in your favor. In the present occupation advertise, the resume has become the main prerequisite potential bosses demand. Before […]
What has cemented the doom of many job seekers, including executives, is their inability to wrap their minds around the idea of marketing themselves with a unique identity as if they were a product. As a ‘product,’ you must clearly articulate your executive brand, unique value proposition (UVP), and promise a return on investment (ROI). Yet, […]
Brand Your Resume with Distinction and Soar Your personal brand is your image, reputation, and distinction. A branded resume is a dossier that is unmistakably marked with superiority and distinction from start to finish. When your personal brand is knitted into a cohesive message and woven throughout your resume, it summarizes your (UVP) unique value proposition […]
You invest hours researching how to craft a dynamic resume, you slave over a few drafts, you attach your final polished draft to a well-written email and you click that button with the cute little envelope icon…Whatchamacallit? Oh. Yes. The Send button. You feel good. You’re hopeful. You can’t wait ’till you hear back because you just know your resume is impressive. Wait a minute… what’s that!? It’s…a MISTAKE on your resume! Well, maybe they won’t notice (you think?).
These guys noticed. Read the following bloopers, advice, pet-peeves, and humorous stories told by professional resume writers and career coaches. The experts share some of the worst mistakes and costly negligence they have seen on resumes (a bit beyond typos). Hopefully, they will save you from the same doom that almost befell their clients.
To you job seeker, if you are trying to go at it alone, I hope you rethink this plan; because if a blank document on your screen with the vertical line blinking doesn’t get you excited, the end result won’t induce a better emotion from your employer. Leave it up to us “geeks” who love to write, dance with words and ideas, and will passionately communicate your differentiating value, which will win you the interview you dream of. Then, it is your turn to dance.