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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.
What an honor to be included along so many of my esteemed colleagues in Laura DeCarlo’s new 8th edition of Resumes for Dummies. Many congratulations to my fellow collaborators:
Niya Allen-Vatel, Meg Applegate, CPRW, Kimberly Robb Baker, NCRW, CJSS, CMRW, CCST, Susan Barens, MHRD, Jacqui Barrett Poindexter, Master Resume Writer, Karen Bartell, CMRW, CERM, CPRW, CRS-IT, Laurie Berenson, Brenda Bernstein, Skye Berry-Burke, Mary Elizabeth Bradford, Executive Resumes, CARW, CERW, MCD, Bridget Weide Brooks, Phaedra Brotherton, Donald Burns, Erin C. Cambier ✰ CPRW, María de Lourdes Caraballo, Paula Christensen, Marlene Cole, Sarah Cronin, Darlene M. Dassy, CEIC, CMRW, CERM, Jeri Hird Dutcher,Ken Docherty, CMRW, CERM, CPRW, B.A., Kelly Donovan, CPRW, CHJMC, Matthew Dupee, M.Ed, MBA, MSF, CPRW, Maureen Farmer, Jennifer Fishberg, Ed.M., Certified Resume Writer, Cliff Flamer, Anne Galloway (CARW), Louise Garver, Jill Grindle, Susan Guarneri, Tiffany Hardy, MA, CERM, ACRW, CPRW, Laura Hartnell, MA, CARW, Gayle Howard, Sandra Ingemansen, Billie Jordan, Gillian Kelly, Erin Kennedy MCD, CMRW, CERW, CPRW, CEMC, Peter Lavelle, MBA, Michelle Lopez, Natalie Joan MacLellan, Victoria McLean, Jennifer Miller, CPRW, CARW, CRS, Judith (Judy) Monaco, JD, CPRW, ACRW, Zakiyyah Mussallihullah, Sari Neudorf, Tyrone Norwood, CMRW, CPRW, Lisa Parker CERM CPRW, Marie Plett, Rachel VanderPol, Barb Poole, Audrey Prenzel, BA, BEd, CARW, CEIC, Annette Richmond, MA, CMRW, CARW, CEIC, Michelle Riklan, Eve Ruth, Barbara Safani, Posey Salem, Robin Schlinger, Certified Resume Writer, Career Coach, Cheryl Simpson, Career and Job Search Coach, Laura Smith-Proulx, Executive Resumes, CPRW, CCMC, CTTCC, Michelle Swanson, Denise Taylor MBA, C.Psychol, Adrienne Tom, Executive Resumes, Rosa Elizabeth Vargas, Kara Varner, MAOM, CARW, CPRW, CRS-MTC, Jeanette Walton, BA (Writing), Natalie Winzer, CARW, Lucie Yeomans, CPRW, CEIC, OPNS, JCTC, JCDC,
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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:
CDO Club is currently looking for CDO speakers in the following locations:
- Tokyo, Japan: Looking for public sector/municipal CDOs (March 14-15, 2019)
- New York City, USA: Looking for Chief Digital/Data Officers (May 2019)
- Shanghai, China: Looking for Chief Digital/Innovation Officers (May 15-17, 2019)
- Madrid, Spain: Looking for Chief Digital/Data Officers (May 21-23, 2019)
- Sanya, China: Looking for Chief Digital/Data Officers (August, 2019)
Global Keynote Opportunities
Note that you must be a CDO to apply (Chief Digital Officer or Chief Data Officer/Scientist).
The Ladders posted an interesting and informative article on the US Cities with the most $100K jobs. Is your city on the list? Read “These are the 15 cities with the most $100K+ jobs in January” to find out.
If you want to learn more about C-level job search strategies you can check out my instant access programs in my online store.
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!
The 10 Hottest Industries for Startups in 2018
If you are targeting growing industries as part of your next executive transition, you may be interested in this article on the booming wellness industry that includes spa economy, workplace wellness, fitness, apparel, organics, and beauty products.
These 10 market trends turned wellness into a $4.2 trillion global industry
If you want help tapping into this multi-trillion-dollar market – check out my hidden job market brief for executives.
A nice slide show by Motley Fool shows some fantastic growth in the US across industries including specialized freight, real estate, construction, direct selling, local services, beverage manufacturing and building products, just to name a few. See the entire list and details here:
America’s 10 Fastest-Growing Industries
And if you are ready to learn how other top executives stay in the driver’s seat during their career transitions and cherry pick the opportunities they wish to vet, then check out my Hidden Job Market Strategies for VP and C-Suite Executives.
Mary Elizabeth Bradford and her elite team of award-winning, top certified executive resume writers and former top executive recruiters and global HR executives help many of the world’s premier CxO’s and thought leaders secure the transitions and compensation packages they want. Would you like to discuss your executive level transition and explore your options? Book a complimentary, confidential discovery call now by clicking on the work with us tab at the bottom of the screen.