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How to impress a recruiter with your resume

Simple and straight to the point, this article from Susie Timli from Hays, lists a few simple points not to miss on one's resume.

On the same article, don't miss a list of valuable resources at the end including a heat map based on an eye-tracking study of recruiters, so you can see exactly what part of a CV recruiters prioritize.

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Resume tips for executive-level job seekers

Crafting a killer resume is hard for most of us!

Talking about ourselves in a robust, compelling manner tends to make us feel like cocky braggarts, so we often undersell our capabilities. We get tangled up in the so-called structural rules. We hear that we need to include “the right” key words, but what are they? Who decides which words are the rightest, and which ones are flat-out wrong?

If you’re an executive (or striving to become one), you’ve got one additional level of complexity, and it’s not a small one: You’ve got to make your resume “executive-y” enough so that you can play ball with the big dogs.

It’s not an easy task, but if you’re heading for the C-suite, this article contains four reasonably simple tips that will help you position yourself well:

  • Create an executive summary
  • Show financial and business impact, fast
  • Include a core proficiencies section (that screams “executive”)
  • Choose highlights that align with your target role

Source: 4 resume tips for executive-level job seekers.

Angela Ahrendts on job interviews

A few guidelines on soft questions by Angela Ahrendts.

Source: How I Hire: My Guiding Principles

Most common resume mistakes

A Resume is much more than a tool to hire and get hired.

It is a real piece of personal marketing, where one can highlight his main skills, competencies and experiences.

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How to write a successful cover letter

Great list compiled by Amy Gallo on how to build successful cover letter that causes a good first impression and really shows one skills and competences for the job.

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Great tips on resume writing


Resume Preparation Do’s and Don’ts

Excellent compilation of tips by Sanford Rose Associates on how to build an effective Resume.

The list includes information on:

  • Resume length
  • Organization of information
  • Achievements quantification
  • Personal information
  • Implicit information

And many other tips!

Career transition made easy

How to Explain Your Career Transition

Disruptive career moves seem difficult to explain, but according to Dorie Clark you just need to tell the whole story!

Following my previous post on how to write a resume for MBA students with a career change perspective, one can follow these simple steps:

  • Build the narrative that explains how your present objectives are supported by your past experience and skills;
  • Identify the underlying themes that translate your competences to new positions;
  • Identify how much value creation your career path is bringing to your stakeholders.

The ultimate 10 steps guide to write a resume that will get your MBA dream job

Based on advice given to colleagues and friends, the Ultimate 10 Steps Guide to Write a Resume puts together simple steps for MBA students to translate their knowledge and skills into an effective piece of personal marketing.

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Resume checklist

The questionnaire

CV Checklist

Extensive tutorial by the Careers & Employability Services of the University Of Kent with a thorough resume checklist.

Write a summary that grabs attention

How to Write a Resume Summary that Grabs Attention

Nice tips on how to improve a Resume summary to make a good first impression.

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