Category: Executive Career Brand

5 Reasons Why Your Executive Resume Is Not Working

Many executive job seekers are in a rut, spinning their wheels. They’re hard at work sending out their resumes to anyone and any place that may be able to help them with their career goals. But somehow, their resumes are not doing their job – generating interest and interviews. There […]

LinkedIn Experts Speak Up About the Biggest LinkedIn Executive Job Search Mistakes

This article came about because of a LinkedIn update I posted recently that included tagging people and hashtags. What my update accomplished reinforces the importance of this practice and other LinkedIn strategy for executive job search, as well as overall career management and business development. Are you posting updates on […]

Tips To Beat Ageism in Executive Job Search If You’re Over 50

Along with things like employment gaps and lack of skills or other credentials, age discrimination is the major concern for most of my job seeking c-suite and senior-level executive clients. No surprise. Although ageism can kick in as early as age 40, it really starts making an impact at around […]

How to Deal With Employment Gaps in Your Resume and LinkedIn Profile

Here is an unfortunate situation for executive job seekers: Executive recruiters and others assessing you through your executive resume and LinkedIn profile may red-flag you if they see long stretches of time, say a year or more, unaccounted for . . . especially if that gap is current. Employers are […]

Executive Resume Experts Weigh in on Best Resume Writing Practices

25 years ago when I was a newly minted resume writer, I included in my clients’ executive resumes the trite phrases most of us shun today, like “results-oriented” and “experienced professional”. With experience, mentoring and training, I quickly came to understand that a resume is a personal marketing document. I […]

Smart Personal Branding: Posting LinkedIn Updates vs Updating Your LinkedIn Profile

If you’ve been paying attention, plenty of helpful articles have probably passed in front of your eyes about using LinkedIn for personal branding and executive job search. I write about LinkedIn often right here on ExecutiveCareerBrand.com. In particular, you’ve probably seen lots of articles about LinkedIn updates, and how you […]