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Posted February 26, 2013 by

Media Screening – Helping to Avoid Brand Damage Through a Bad Hire

Bill Tate

Bill Tate, President of HR Plus

In today’s economy, where jobs are still scarce and the competition for open positions is fierce, how does a company know they have selected the perfect candidate for an executive position? Sure, you have completed numerous face-to-face interviews, the candidate has passed the background check, fingerprinting and drug testing, and references have been called. But what else should you know? (more…)

Posted May 25, 2012 by

Writing an Amazing C-Level Resume in 5 Steps

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Writing a C-level executive resume can feel pretty intimidating to just about any chief executive. While some may wonder how someone at such a high position on the corporate ladder can ever feel intimidated, it’s quite easy if that person hasn’t been on a job hunt in years and feels out of practice.

A great way to jump back into the saddle and build your confidence is by creating an amazing resume. In five quick steps, you can get this done. (more…)

Posted May 24, 2012 by

C-Level Success: Get Your Resume Noticed in 5 Steps

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Many C-level executives make the mistake of believing that their resumes stand out from others simply because of the exceptional accomplishments they’ve amassed throughout the years. While these top career moments are important, it’s good to remember that every C-level executive has strong accomplishments.

To make yours stand out, it’s going to take more than just sending out a few resumes when solicited. Here are five steps to get your resume in front of the eyes of recruiters and hiring decision makers even when they’re not looking for them. (more…)

Posted March 20, 2012 by

C-Level Executives: 5 Job-Seeking Blunders to Avoid

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

It seems that once you reach the C-level, you should have no problem securing a great position. But in actuality, it is sometimes more difficult for C-level executives to find work; because they’re so good at what they do, they’re always employed.

In fact, top-level job seekers are often the ones who have the greatest difficulty finding positions because they’re no longer used to the hustle and bustle of a job search, and they make mistakes. Wonder if you’re making some yourself? Here is a short list of C-level job seeking mistakes to avoid: (more…)

Posted February 28, 2012 by

C-Level Branding Perfection: 5 Steps to an Outstanding Personal Branding Statement

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

As a major player in the corporate world, you are charged with the responsibility of going above and beyond to show that you have what it takes to deliver as a C-level executive. This isn’t such an easy task, especially when you are up against some of the toughest competition in the country.

So it’s crucial that you get your personal brand in tip-top shape by starting with an outstanding branding statement.

Do you know how to create an effective branding statement? Here are five steps to get you on the right track: (more…)

Posted February 17, 2012 by

4 Ways C-Level Executives Can Write Recession-Proof Resumes

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

There’s no doubt that we have been experiencing a tough economy for several years.  With millions of workers having suffered job loss, competition has grown increasingly steep.  Of course, an increase in competition means that job seekers have to work extremely hard to secure employment, C-level workers included.  This is why it’s important for senior executives to learn to write recession-proof resumes by following these four guidelines: (more…)