Do you know of anything that does not need a rock solid foundation to keep steady and survive? Nothing comes to mind for me - it's a simple as this, if you want something that lasts, something that will be able to withstand changes, something that will bear the highs and lows and still come out strong, you need a solid foundation.
Okay, be patient with me and follow where I am going with this. Every executive resume and executive career document needs to start off with a strong foundation. Each aspect of your career, your career achievements, your training, your education and much more gets blended and transformed into a strategic career marketing document.
However, that final document - whether it's an executive resume, executive cover letter or executive career biography, will not impress anyone or generate great results without a great beginning.
I find that too often jobseekers think of the executive resume as a magical document that just gets synchronized through the magical work of a resume writer. They want me to create a new executive resume, so they send me an old resume with irrelevant, unrelated career experience and hope I can transform it into a targeted executive resume for a new industry. (Get a quick refresher on executive resume basics)
Here's the problem - if you are targeting positions in marketing and have absolutely no marketing experience - paid or volunteer - it will be difficult to create a compelling document that "sells" you to employers and recruiters. No matter how hard we try - yes, even a talented master resume writer like me (shameless plug) cannot create any magic when there is nothing relevant to work with...zero in, gets you zero out.
However, there is hope if you are patient and willing to take the long or longer road to a new career...find out how below.
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About Abby, Executive Career Architect, Job Search Expert, Master Resume Writer
Ask yourself these questions:
-- Are you launching an executive job search for first time in 10+ years?
-- Are you puzzled about whether executive recruiters, online job boards, personal contacts or LinkedIn is the best strategy for you?
-- Are you still marketing that "write-it-yourself" executive resume that is getting no results?
-- Has the personal branding buzz gone over your heard because you still don't know your value proposition?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, take real action today and schedule your complimentary, career/resume strategy session with Abby Locke.
Why? She is an executive career architect helps senior-level executives to define their brand differentiation, master proactive career management strategies and command higher salaries in their fields.
This is not a free coaching session or disguished sales call, but an opportunity to engage with a leading executive career expert who can take you from stuck to stellar in your executive career.