How Recruiters Use LinkedIn and Why You Need a Great Profile
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by Adrienne Tom
3w ago
Recruiters often utilize both LinkedIn profiles and resumes during the hiring process. However, the extent to which they prioritize one over the other can vary based on different recruitment focuses and activities. I asked recruiters to weigh in, and they shared many insightful tips on using LI in their processes and the benefits of having a great profile (job searching or not!). You might be surprised that having a completed LinkedIn profile can be just as important as having a great resume – if not more so.   Two Big Ways that LinkedIn Profiles are Used in Recruiting    Searc ..read more
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Align Your Executive Resume with Current Workplace Demands
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by Adrienne Tom
1M ago
If you are an executive looking to build a resume, aligning content and offerings with current economic pressures and workplace demands is critical, proving you are a leader up to tackling and managing modern-day challenges. Here are a few current business challenges in 2024, the associated sought-after skills you need to highlight, and the resume strategies to consider:   ????????? –> Uncertain Times A Stanton Chase article shares that ”The World Economic Forum anticipates a further slowdown in global economic growth for 2024, forecasting a dip to a mere 2.6% from 2.9% this year ..read more
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LinkedIn Profiles and Resumes are Two Different Tools
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by Adrienne Tom
2M ago
Job seekers often ask me why they need both a resume AND a LinkedIn profile…don’t LinkedIn profiles and resumes serve the same purpose and share the same details?  The answer is that your resume and LinkedIn profile are separate tools in the toolbox, each with its own purpose – and unique content.    Resume: To create a targeted message that meets a specific employer’s need using select examples from your career history. Consider it a snapshot of only your best and most related content. Not everything makes the cut in a resume; the content must be refined and heavily aligned wit ..read more
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Optimize Your Executive Resume for Career Transition
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by Adrienne Tom
3M ago
Transitioning to a new career (or sometimes even just a new industry) at the executive level demands careful planning and strategic execution. An essential component of a successful transition is meticulously customizing the executive resume to highlight relevant skills and experiences in the target industry or role. An executive resume for career transition involves care in both content and delivery. Here are some tips and examples to help get you started.   Research and Identify Transferable Skills  At the executive level, it is crucial to research and identify the transferable ski ..read more
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24 Resume Tips for 2024
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by Adrienne Tom
5M ago
Yet again, we enter another new year with some hiring and employment uncertainty. Will layoffs continue, or will they start to cool? Will more jobs be created, and will hiring increase? Only time will tell. Regardless of how you feel about your current job or if you are looking for a new job in the new year — it would be wise to have your resume ready. The following 24 resume tips for 2024 can be an excellent starting point. Every quick tip below links to another source so you can fully explore the topic. This year, I’ve added several new tips to the list (and removed a few, too). If you are a ..read more
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Executive Resume Trends for 2024
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by Adrienne Tom
7M ago
Executive resumes continue to evolve to meet the changing dynamics of the employment market. To stay ahead of the curve, executive job hunters must combine established best practices with new resume trends and executive-level strategies. Executive job search success will be defined by the ability to adapt and respond to these resume trends and changes. This article will delve into enduring best practices, emerging resume trends for 2024, and professional tactics to make your executive resume stand out – while sharing direct insights from resume, career, and recruitment professionals.  &nb ..read more
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Unveiling the Power of the Combination / Hybrid Resume Format
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by Adrienne Tom
8M ago
In the competitive world of job hunting, your resume is your first impression to potential employers. It’s your ticket to that coveted interview, where you can showcase your skills and experiences. But the question is, what’s the most effective resume format to make your qualifications shine? There are several options to choose from, each with its own set of pros and cons, but in this post, I’ll focus heavily on the benefits of the combination / hybrid resume.   Understanding the Different Resume Formats Before we dive into the hybrid format, let’s briefly explore the other common resume ..read more
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Embracing Experience: How to Avoid Ageism in an Executive Resume
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by Adrienne Tom
9M ago
Executives often encounter ageism in the job market, especially when crafting a resume. However, it’s crucial as an executive to keep age from becoming a barrier to showcasing the wealth of experience and expertise that comes with years of leadership. There are several resume strategies to consider when aiming to drive interest without age scrutiny. By presenting qualifications in a contemporary and impactful manner, you can confidently highlight value, proving that age is no limitation to ability.   Optimize the Resume’s Structure  The structure of an executive resume can significan ..read more
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Mastering Executive Job Search: The Power of a Strong LinkedIn About Section
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by Adrienne Tom
10M ago
In the realm of executive job seeking, harnessing the power of LinkedIn is paramount. With millions of professionals and 97% of Fortune 500 CEOs actively utilizing the platform, executives must seize the opportunity to create a compelling online presence. While often overlooked, the LinkedIn About section holds significant potential for executive job seekers. This post will delve into the benefits of crafting a robust LinkedIn About section tailored to executive professionals hunting for new opportunities.   Establishing Professional Authority  The About section serves as a digital ..read more
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A Successful Executive Resume Demonstrates Clear Value
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by Adrienne Tom
11M ago
My executive clients often ask me to detail the most important requirements of a modern resume. What tops the list? Where should they focus their energies when compiling this critical career file? A dozen potential “must haves” come to mind, yet one item is consistently at the forefront: value. The most successful executive resume demonstrates clear value. Having developed hundreds of resumes for executives, I know this career tool only has a short amount of time and space to convey value to a reader. When I partner with executives on the resume development process, the goal is to distinguish ..read more
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