Mary Elizabeth Bradford, President of maryelizabethbradford.com, (a premier online provider of executive resumes and supporting documents for C-suite executives), has been awarded an international designation as a Certified Executive Resume Master. Evaluated and awarded by the Career Directors International Board of Certification, her work demonstrates an exceptional grasp of the discrete personal and business aspirations pertaining to astute, top-tier executives. This knowledge includes use of the appropriate keywords and competencies, position responsibilities and challenges, and effective resume presentation styles for the ‘best and the brightest’ in business.
CDI President, Laura DeCarlo, states that, “When selecting a resume writer, a job seeker should always look for an individual who is certified and who has experience working with job seekers in their industry. Selecting a skilled professional with a Certified Executive Resume Master designation is the natural choice to confidently put your career in the hands of a qualified expert who has made the effort to specialize in this highly competitive population.”
CDI is an international association that provides proactive resources and assistance to empower its members in the undertaking and application of career development, resume writing and employment practices.
maryelizabethbradford,com, a FORBES Top 100 Career Website, creates executive resumes, LinkedIn profiles, executive biographies and online portfolios for VP and C-suite executives in the global marketplace. Founded in 2008, maryelizabethbradford.com has grown into one of the premier executive resume writing services in the US and worldwide for top tier executives who wish to transition either within their existing career fields or to another industry. Mary Elizabeth Bradford is a recognized thought leader in the resume writing industry, who has been seen and heard in major media including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Glassdoor, MSN, Inc., and TIME. She is has been awarded 8 of the highest industry awards including 2 CDI TORI awards, and has been appointed as a top tier judge for the CDI TORI Awards both in 2017 and 2018. She is a member in good standing of multiple gold standard associations including Forbes Coaches Council, Career Thought Leaders, Career Directors International, The National Resume Writers Association and The Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches. Mary Elizabeth lives on a farm in the Texas Hill Country with her husband and daughter.
A great reason to seek advice from career pros affiliated with two or more major industry associations is to minimize your risk of falling prey to online job scams, ATS scams (ATS: Applicant Tracking Systems), fake job postings, and bad advice.
Bad advice can mislead and shake your confidence. The other traps can steal your identity, waste your time, take your money, AND mislead and shake your confidence.
Here are just a few of the scams floating around on the internet today. Please be aware many of them look very legit.
I never recommend engaging with companies claiming to check your resume against ‘ATS Checkers.’ If you have built your resume or LinkedIn profile to the roles you want, your documents will automatically include the keywords and phrases that are needed for such software and it will honestly and ethically match up with your skills. Furthermore, if you use a certified resume writer, please note that most all of the certifications require training and understanding of how to provide clients with an ATS-friendly version of the resume, formatted in ASCII Text – before a resume writing certification can be granted.
Executives, please use care when seeking advice with your career transition. For resume writers, associations where writers can earn memberships, certifications and awards include:
Landing your first, or second or third CEO role can be accelerated through understanding how to best market yourself in a way that most fluidly communicates your value points as well as gaining clarity on what the market best responds to. Here are a few quick tips to help you in your next executive transition:
Thank you to Jacob Share of JobMob for including my article, “Top 10 Executive Resume Writing Tips for 2019” in his list of top job search articles for 2018, along with those of 22 other amazing careers industry gurus. Read them all and vote for your favorite at Top Job Search Articles of 2018.
Financial services, healthcare, construction, logistics and consumer goods – major sectors growing across the US. Here is a great list from Inc. on the 10 hottest…startup industries. I find this really exciting!
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