Category: Executive Job Search Tips (page 1 of 12)
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:
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.
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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!
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.
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Cybersecurity, AI, and my personal favorite, alternative energy. Some very interesting information here from World Finance on today’s fastest growing industries. Read “Top 5 of the fastest-growing industries in the world.”
For a list of 30 HOT startups that are hiring, check out AngelList’s Hot Startups Hiring this Week.
Education, Healthcare, Professional Services and Construction – all on the rise with a nice nod to Manufacturing too. CNBC put together a nice summary of the Labor Department’s latest data in “Here’s where the jobs are — in one chart.”