History Reports: When Your Resume Equals, "I did this, I did this, I did this"

Written by Steven Bristow

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“How do I build value in a resume?”, you may be asking. When it comes to a resume, there are several ways. Certainly you want to include prior responsibilities, but you may also want to expound on them as well (assuming that they are applicable torepparttar position you are applying for).

•Listrepparttar 137942 duties and responsibilities of applicable positions

•Showcase successes with each of these duties. Because of your efforts, did revenue increase? Did profitability? Did your efforts result in streamlining costs? Did you save your prior company money?

•Articulate an ability to continue these successes with your next company.

Show your next employer that you will excel atrepparttar 137943 position before they determine if you will.

Remember, you are marketing yourself to these hiring managers, not just telling them what you have done. The concept of an effective resume is to look at it from a reader’s point of view, not a writer’s point of view. Does a prospective employer care about what you’ve done for others? Or what you can do for them?

Steven Bristow is a senior consultant for R.L. Stevens & Associates Inc. (http://www.interviewing.com), a career marketing firm and organization celebrating over 24 years of providing strategic marketing solutions for its clients’ career transitioning needs.

Hunting the Executive Head Hunter

Written by David Leonhardt

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Unfortunately, inrepparttar 21st century there are a growing number of conmen and scam artists who have injected themselves inrepparttar 137864 business of executive head hunters and recruiters. Therefore, as you begin your search for a bona fide and qualified executive recruiter, it is vital that you ask around.

Before you approach an executive head hunter, find out all that you can about their operations, history and experience from as many independent resources that you can access. Make it a point to find other men or women who have used their services. Find out who has actually landed jobs for other people, before placing your career inrepparttar 137865 hands of a charlatan.

Prepare a Solid Resume

OK. so this might be obvious. But it is not always done. Prepare a professional resume before you make contact withrepparttar 137866 executive head hunters on your list. Your resume is your calling card, and it will determine whetherrepparttar 137867 recruiter will even want to let you waste his secretary's time.

Line Up Solid References

Before knocking on head hunter doors, make certain that you have handy a list of professional references.

Just as you will want to knowrepparttar 137868 details about any executive recruiter you approach, these professionals will want to know a good deal about you as well. They will want to be able to contact your references, men and women who can support your professional aspirations with solid testimony about your prior accomplishments, your character, your skills and even your weaknesses, too.

Make sure to ask permission from each reference in advance, so they don't get caught off guard and say something like, "well, uh, let me see, um...you were calling about whom?"

Schedule a One on One Head Hunter Meeting

Finally, when you have all your ducks lined up, you are ready to meetrepparttar 137869 executive head hunter who will land you that ultimate trophy career. Of course, it helps to pick more than just one recruiter, and it also helps to schedule a meeting at their convenience.

There you have it. You are ready to go and hunt an executive head hunter. Job-searching couldn't be more fun unless it came with a candy cherry on top and a complementary subscription to Laugh magazine. Happy hunting.

David Leonhardt is a Canadian website marketing consultant and a Ottawa freelance writer. He wrote this article for the Directory of Executive Recruiters. Sales recruiters sign-up.

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