As you get ready for your interview, know your resume, prepare answers to commonly asked questions in advance, and know your value. No matter who you meet at your interview, your job is to prepare!
Posts by Erin Kennedy:
Knowing some of the unspoken rules of interviewing will give you more confidence. Be sure to know what you should talk and what you shouldn’t.
If your resume starts out with a statement such as “Objective: Senior Level Marketing Director with 15 years of experience seeking to . . .” you have just dated yourself. If you are still using a line like that to open up your executive resume, you may as well realize that your chances of getting selected for an interview are probably long gone as well. The reader knows what your objective is – it is to get hired. Lose the “Objective” and replace it with a dynamic career summary that pulls the reader in and shows that you have the experience, skills, and credentials to get the job.
You do not want an old-looking resume to give away your age; to show that you’re not quite caught up with the times, as it could hurt your candidacy.
You just left the job interview and you know you are PERFECT for the job. How many times has this happened to you and then you didn’t get it? You went over the interview in your mind a hundred times, noted how easily the conversation flowed, how enthusiastic the interviewer was when you described a certain experience or skill. They seemed excited when they said they would get back to you soon.
When you start seeing your LinkedIn profile as a way to enhance your career for the long-term rather than simply a platform you need to update to keep up with the trends, then you’ll have many more opportunities come your way. LinkedIn is a necessity in today’s world of business, but you have to handle it appropriately. That means doing more than filling out the basic sections once and never looking back. Follow these strategies to fully optimize your LinkedIn profile and see if valuable opportunities don’t come your way.
Networking today is vastly different than it was even 10 years ago. Often times, people who plan to attend networking events already know many people who are also planning to attend the same event, even though they may have never met face-to-face. The power of social networking is phenomenal and plays a significant role in c-level personal branding. Everything you do online is critiqued and criticized, so it can be easy to make mistakes and derail your job search. Here are a few effective ways to make your social networking efforts work in your favor.
Most executives feel some level of apprehension when it comes to searching for a new job, especially if it’s been a while since they’ve had to do it. But then they work hard on their executive resume, networking, and improving their personal brand, and finally land that interview. However, the work is only beginning. You need to do your homework before going into a job interview because it can be the difference between being considered a viable candidate or having your resume pushed to the side. Companies want to hire someone who shows they are willing to do their due diligence in order to make a quality decision. Having the best-written resume is paramount, but those resumes don’t guarantee you are a perfect fit for any given job. Here are important points to research prior to going into a job interview.
Sending out generic resumes to dozens of companies never worked in the past, and it especially won’t work in today’s job searching climate. However, you may have just spent hundreds of dollars on a professionally crafted resume or spent as many hours creating one yourself and cannot invest that much time or money on one for every position for which you are applying. So, how do you take your final executive resume and use it to apply for multiple jobs, let alone match it to various job descriptions? Here are some tips to consider when writing those resumes.
There may be many things holding you back from potentially landing that dream job, one of which is getting discovered online, which is a critical component of any job search. Another important facet of any job search is tailoring your resume to incorporate more SEO (search engine optimization) terms to help your name show up more frequently in search results. But what about personal branding? This is also an important piece of a job search that can’t be overlooked. Here are some reasons why you need both personal SEO and personal branding when searching for your next job.