The digital age has significantly impacted executive job search, yet many of the “old” strategies are still tried and true.
Along with purposeful networking, most career professionals will tell you that a targeted, value proposition-driven resume is still one of the most important items in anyone’s job search toolkit.
That’s right. The resume is NOT dead. Without a hard-hitting resume designed to resonate with your target employers, you may never land.
But the Internet, social media and the new world of work have had a major impact on how resumes look and read. No longer a somewhat generic career history outlining jobs, responsibilities and achievements, these days a resume is a career marketing document that brands and positions you as a good-fit candidate for specific target employers.
A branded resume that differentiates your unique value prop is also the foundation for an interview-generating LinkedIn profile, and other online profiles and personal marketing materials.
If you’re like most executives who have suddenly been thrown into job search or are contemplating a career move, you probably don’t know how to pull all the pieces together to create powerful personal marketing documents.
Resume strategy has evolved over the years, in response to the digital age and the needs of those who make hiring decisions. Unless you follow emerging resume and job search trends, you may be at a loss as to how to best position yourself “on paper” to land.
I can help. And here’s where I tell you that I recently earned the CMRW credential, and little about what it means, while I blatantly promote my business.
Awarded by Career Directors International (CDI), the Certified Master Resume Writer is the careers industry’s oldest master-level resume credential and the only one endorsed by a professional association.
Only the 17th person worldwide to have earned this distinguished credential, I join a select group of elite resume writers who have proven themselves by submitting a portfolio of work that has been judged by a panel of CMRW peers. Professionals who themselves are Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) Award Winners and worldwide leaders of the industry.
The portfolio submitted must stand out for its innovation, for advanced formatting that grasps the attention of the reader, and for superior command of the language that makes every bullet point an unfolding story.
Are you thinking you may need help with your executive resume? Review my contact page and get in touch with me to discuss whether we may be a good fit to work together.