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Keep Your Executive Resume From Being Deleted

Top 10 Phrases to DUMP and What to Say Instead Year end is a good time to update your executive resume, even if you’re not looking for a job. Deleting clichés and overused phrases is a quick way to freshen up your resume. Start by getting rid of the bloat and showing you’re not a relic from the past. Most

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Land Your Dream Job By Asking The Right Questions

What do you say to executive recruiters when they call? What questions do top CXO candidates ask in interviews? 1. Did you find me by referral or on LinkedIn? START with a good ice-breaker like this one. It gives you a chance to gather your thoughts. And it is important for you to know where you have visibility online or

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Skills or Habits—What’s The Best Way to Level Up?

What is most important when hiring an executive; their knowledge, attitude, skills, or habits? When I was in my 20s and a newly appointed VP, Marshall Goldsmith asked me that question during a management training. I replied smugly, “Attitude.” I say smugly because everyone else at the training was at least two decades older than me and I believed Marshall

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This is Why When It Comes to Landing Your Dream Job, Mother Knows Best

Photo by Victoria Borodinova from Pexels |  Remember the times when your mother corrected you about your manners, or told you to follow your heart, or reminded you to wait your turn to speak? It turns out her hard work will benefit you well-beyond childhood. When it comes to up-leveling and nailing an interview, your mother truly knew best. Mind your manners Let’s face it,

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Taking a Sabbatical from Work: What You Need to Know

BY EVA BENOIT Taking a Sabbatical from Work: What You Need to Know Taking a sabbatical from work was once synonymous with university professors and researchers, but times have changed and just about anyone can take one. Some are paid and some aren’t, and the length of time can vary, but taking a break from work is a big

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Magnify Your Natural Advantages: A Fast, Easy Way to Develop Unshakable Confidence

BY DANA MAYER STOP the negative self-talk. It’s easy to be hard on yourself. But I haven’t met one person who doesn’t have unique gifts and talents. It’s hard to fix weaknesses. It is easier to lean into your strengths. START by uncovering your natural strengths. If you want an unshakeable self-image and self-belief, start by remembering what gives you

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