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  • Mistakes C-Level Job Seekers Make: Part 3
    by Paul Freiberger - February 17, 2017
    Mistakes in the Executive Interview In many ways, mistakes made in the executive interview continue the theme established by mistakes in the resume. The common denominator is the sense among many executives that, to put it bluntly, they’re above all this. Their accomplishments should speak for themselves. Given their successful careers, they shouldn’t have to prove themselves in the same way that junior applican...
  • Mistakes C-Level Job Seekers Make: Part 2
    by Paul Freiberger - February 9, 2017
    Mistakes in the Executive Resume So, according to your resume, you’re a results-oriented professional with deep industry knowledge and exceptional leadership skills? Strangely enough, your competitors’ resumes are making the very same claims. To a Hiring Manager or any prospective employer faced with a pile of resumes, the fact that applicants are willing to make nebulous claims about impressive-sounding s...
  • Mistakes C-Level Job Seekers Make: Part 1
    by Paul Freiberger - January 30, 2017
    Every executive job search has much in common with every other job search. The rules of the game don’t fundamentally change according to industry, geography, or job status. Despite the commonalities, however, executives in particular are on a slightly different road than other job seekers. The difference manifests itself in two ways. First, executives face some special challenges of their own, challenges that don&r...
  • The Job Interviewer Asks: How Do You Handle Stress and Pressure?
    by Paul Freiberger - January 17, 2017
    In any job interview, you’re bound to be hit with one or more “behavioral” questions, the ones that ask you to describe your response to real or hypothetical work situations, and one of the more popular questions concerns your reaction to stressful situations in the workplace. It’s a reasonable question. No job is immune from stress, whether you’re a retail clerk trying to cope with an irate cu...
  • How Many Pages Should My Resume Be?
    by Paul Freiberger - December 7, 2016
    Unlike what your college adviser or career counselor may have told you, there are very few hard and fast rules regarding how many pages your resume should be. There are guidelines, but these can be broken at the drop of a hat if the end result, your resume, would be bettered by dropping them. Especially in times of high unemployment, professional resume writing is an art that demands a near-psychic connection with whoever is g...
  • The Job Interviewer Asks: How Do You Handle Stress and Pressure
    by Paul Freiberger - November 23, 2016
    In any job interview, you’re bound to be hit with one or more “behavioral” questions, the ones that ask you to describe your response to real or hypothetical work situations, and one of the more popular questions concerns your reaction to stressful situations in the workplace. It’s a reasonable question. No job is immune from stress, whether you’re a retail clerk trying to cope with an irate cu...
  • Hug Your Interviewer! (Or Better Yet, Please Don't)
    by Paul Freiberger - November 8, 2016
    From the latest in neuroscience, here is some job search advice you probably haven’t heard: Be sure to give your interviewer a great big hug before you leave the room! It’s sure to leave a positive impression. Or, at least, it will be memorable. Okay, let’s dial things back a bit before some hapless applicant actually acts on that little-known – and terrible – advice. You can forego the hug,...
  • The First 30 Seconds of a Job Interview
    by Paul Freiberger - October 31, 2016
    It's highly unlikely that you'll ever walk into a job interview and be given the position after only 30 seconds. While this lightning-in-a-bottle scenario is incredibly unlikely, the truth is that you can easily eliminate any chance of getting a job within that same short amount of time. The first 30 seconds of a job interview are full of potential deal-breaking hurdles, nearly all of which can be easily leapt over...
  • For Your Sake, use the CAR Approach to Resume Writing
    by Paul Freiberger - October 21, 2016
    Resumes are usually written using one of a trio of strategies. There’s the chronological resume, the functional resume and some hybrid of the two. A different approach can make your resume stand out, and the CAR approach is one option that adds to the chronological or functional structure to make the case for your candidacy as compelling as possible. As an additional benefit, it can make sense of a search process that...
  • How To Make a Successful Career Change
    by Paul Freiberger - October 7, 2016
    If you're thinking about changing careers, you're not alone. Switching vocations and starting a job search has transformed from a rare occurrence to a four times in a lifetime necessity. It is now a normal and expected part of life. The good news is that the possibilities are endless. The challenging news is that you will have to go out there and make it happen. The recession has made research and networking even mo...