We teach our kids, “Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet.” We need to take our own advice to heart when it comes to what should be used in a resume. Executives can work diligently and do extensive amounts of research to know what to put on a resume, only to struggle with landing a job.
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Reading the title sounds like a bit like “Speed Dating.” In Speed Dating, you have 60 seconds to make an impression on the other person, which could result in a future date, or be a complete bust! Similarly, with your resume, you have only a handful of seconds to make an impression on a potential employer.
As social networking goes for professionals, you know that I unabashedly love LinkedIn. LinkedIn can be an extremely valuable tool for executives. However, understanding how it works and how it can work for you is critical. If you are going to take the time to write your executive profile on your LinkedIn page, you owe it to yourself to understand some of the inner workings and how to put those inner workings to work for you.
One of the most helpful things you can do is to start polishing your search methods as soon as possible-so that you can dive into the 2018 job listings with a rejuvenated attitude. At Professional Résumé Services, we have compiled an assortment of helpful questions to ask when job hunting and writing a professional résumé to start your new job search.