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Track your accomplishments

Employers want to see what you have achieved, and they want to see quantitative (not just qualitative) evidence that you have made a difference. Start keeping records of your achievements and how they have impacted the bottom line. Alesia Benedict Get Interviews You’ll find Alesia Benedict at TheLadders – where you can Search 1,577 new […]

Be smart with email

Be smart with email. Some email providers or ISPs have such rigid spam filters that a recruiter’s email inquiry may get blocked. If you’re using an email provider that requires the sender to verify his/her message before it is delivered, you’re running a risky job search because recruiters just won’t go through the trouble. There […]

Competition Continues To grow Tighter

Competition continues to grow tighter for baby boomer employees in executive ranks. There are more candidates as the post-war generation ages and moves up the career ladder, but the number of executive positions is static. The result? Boomers are forced to be more aggressive, better prepared, and more innovative in employment styles. Alesia Benedict You’ll […]

Don’t conduct a passive job search

[CAN YOU LAND A $100,000+ JOB?] “Treat your job search as any other marketing campaign and take your case directly to the ‘buyers’ (the employers). Network, submit directly to companies, and maintain contact with recruiters. Be proactive! Don’t wait for the phone to ring.” Alesia Benedict You’ll find Alesia Benedict at TheLadders – where you […]

Executive Jobs aren’t Found in Conventional Places

[play TheLadders new TV commercial. You’ll ‘Love’ it!] “There is a vast difference between job search tactics for entry-level or middle management and those for the executive level. Mid-level candidates do not have to meet the same stringent requirements in presentation, qualifications, and requirements that executive level candidates must meet. Don’t handicap yourself by using […]

Talent is not enough

[play TheLadders new TV commercial. You’ll ‘Love’ it!] You need the drive to leverage that talent, the wisdom to recognize opportunities, and the guts to take a risky step in order to succeed. Nothing worthwhile can ever be accomplished without overcoming doubts and fears first. Treat your job search the same way. Overcome your fears, […]

How Big is Your Network?

“Think you have a small network? Don’t look to only your friends and family when preparing to network—consider vendors, professional contacts, your doctor, service providers with whom you deal, parents of your children’s schoolmates, people at the gym, everyone and anyone. Constantly work your network to keep it warm. It’s much more difficult to warm […]

Attack Your Job Search Like an Executive

“You are an executive, so attack your job search like one! Have a plan and a timeline. Approach your job search as you would any other project: gather your team, prepare your materials, and execute the plan. Be ready to switch gears if opportunity arises or roadblocks appear.” Alesia Benedict You’ll find Alesia Benedict at […]

Spell check the old fashioned way

Do it yourself! Spell check software doesn’t catch words that are spelled correctly but misused. Print out your documents and read out loud, one word at a time. A proofreader’s tip: read the document backwards.” Alesia Benedict TheLadders.com Resume Services You’ll find Alesia at TheLadders – where you can Search 1,255 New $100k+ Jobs This […]

Use technology to your advantage

“Set job alerts, use email effectively, take the time to learn the best search techniques, and make sure you have the correct formats of your resume for your job search. An e-resume, a Word format, and a hard copy version for the interview are all necessary for a successful job search.” Alesia Benedict TheLadders.com Resume […]

Focus on what you do best

“Advertise your specialty. Employers are looking for specialists with specific experience solving the problems they currently face. So don’t try to be everything to everyone in your resume, which could confuse your reader. Focus on what you do best.” Alesia Benedict Get Interviews Contact Alesia for Resume Advice! Ask TaxMama :: Where taxes are fun […]

Ask Taxmama Issue 426 – Repent, Harlequin

Dear Family, Looking for a heading for this week’s issue, since tonight is Yom Kippur, naturally the word ‘repent’ comes to mind. But if you’ve ever read Harlan Ellison’s Hugo-award-winning story, you can’t think of the word ‘repent’ without also following that word with ‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman. (Ooooh…I just learned that you can […]