The latest news, trends and information to help you with your recruiting efforts.

Posted April 17, 2013 by

3 Tips for Female CEOs

How can female CEOs rise to prominence?  Learn more in the following post.

A record number of women are Fortune 500 CEOs.

Women are launching businesses at 1.5 times the national average.

There are now 8.2 million American women running their own companies. (more…)

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 December 14, 2012 by

5 Ways To Make Your Executive Resume Better

CollegeRecruiter.comIf you need some help writing your executive resume, the following post has some tips to help yours make a favorable impression with a recruiter or potential employer.

One of the most important things to keep in mind about writing your executive resume is that there is no one way to do it. Don’t get locked in a box about how a resume should look and feel. What works for one job candidate may not work for another. The idea is to write the best resume for you.

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Posted November 27, 2012 by

Four Ways To Go From Middle Manager To Executive

CollegeRecruiter.comHow do you take the next step in your career from middle manager to an executive?  The following post offers tips on how to move up the corporate ladder.

You don’t have to be a middle manager forever. Sure you may never land the CEO job, but becoming a C-level executive isn’t out of the question as long as you have more than the desired skill set.

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Posted November 15, 2012 by

Executives Prefer Storing Data at Work and Home

Some executives value keeping a record of their data on the job and at home.

In a survey of over 100 business executives conducted online in September, Rimage found that 98.4% of business executives believe there are consequences when a company fails to properly archive data and 33.1% report that certain types of corporate data need to be archived for as long as 20 to 50 years. (more…)

Posted July 23, 2012 by

49% of Recruiters Say Managers With Innovation Skills In High Demand

Mark Anderson of ExecunetForty-nine percent of the executive recruiters surveyed by ExecuNet revealed that executive and other managers with proven innovation skills were hard to find, compared to other skills, and 31 percent said companies were willing to pay a premium for innovative talent – even in today’s job market.

“With product lifecycles declining rapidly, increased global competition and pressure from changing customer needs, executives who have demonstrated they can challenge business assumptions and find the areas of opportunities in current business models are in demand,” says Mark Anderson, President of ExecuNet. “We counsel executives everyday that they have to do more than claim they were ‘innovative’ on their résumés. They need to show a quantifiable history of innovating and its impact on their previous organizations,” adds Anderson.

To negotiate top pay for top innovation skills, executive recruiters revealed that 32 percent of hiring managers “want concrete examples of innovation by the candidate in previous positions.” (more…)

Posted July 03, 2012 by

Executives: Brand Yourself With Your Own Field-Specific Blog

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

It’s not easy for an executive job seeker to compete against dozens of candidates vying for the same positions. Finding ways to stand out requires an unbelievable amount of ingenuity. One ingenious step executives have taken in recent years is getting onboard with the Internet, specifically blogging. It works well as a branding tool by showcasing expertise in a chosen field. But how can an everyday executive start the process of building a field-specific blog? (more…)

Posted July 02, 2012 by

More Executives Leaving the Office Behind During Summer Vacation

Like most of us, executives want to enjoy their vacations by actually vacating from their jobs.

As executives plan their summer getaways, a lot more of them will leave the office completely behind compared to previous years, according to a new Robert Half Management Resources survey. (more…)

Posted May 31, 2012 by

6 Ways to Right Executive Networking Wrongs

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Studies show that networking is a crucial part of the executive job-seeking process. While positions can be obtained by submitting a resume and cover letter, it’s much more common for friends and associates to help executive candidates get in the door.

If you haven’t been taking networking seriously, it’s time to take the steps necessary to improve your chances of being hired. Here are six ways that you can immediately right your executive networking wrongs. (more…)

Posted May 22, 2012 by

Accomplishment-Driven Resumes: Making Your Best Executive Moments Shine

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

One of the most important pieces of an executive job search is creating a resume that zeroes in on accomplishments. As an executive, it’s critical that you take steps to showcase your true expertise and leadership qualities.

Your resume’s branding statement does an amazing job of luring readers in with a summary of your greatest assets, but it’s up to the rest of the document to highlight per-job accomplishments.

Utilizing accomplishment-based bullet points in your employment history can help you highlight what has made you valuable in every role you’ve assumed. As you develop these bullet points for previous employers, keep the following tips in mind that will make your best accomplishments shine. (more…)