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Will Your Executive Resume Pass the Test?

Recently I worked with an executive who is with an international consulting firm. He had been approached by the SVP of Research and Development and encouraged to apply for an upcoming senior-level vacancy. My client is brilliant, ambitious and clearly on the fast track. Both of us were feeling confident that he would ace the competition. After all he was tapped by the SVP and encouraged to apply. Our enthusiasm was quickly dampened when he discovered that he, like the other 200 applicants, was required to apply through his firm’s applicant tracking system.

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How Following Up Got Me The Job

As a business owner in the careers industry who is fairly new to the marketing and sales game, I absorb everything I can on the topic and learn from those who are good at it. As they say, it takes 10,000 hours to competence, and frankly, I don’t have that kind of time.

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Run to a Job You Love

Here is my mantra: “Find a focus.” The number one best strategy for finding your next role is to understand what you want. But, this is not always an easy thing to do because there are so many choices available today and our thinking gets clouded by unproductive and illogical reasoning.

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