Archive | April, 2015

Using a CV Sample to Build your Executive Resume

A resume and a CV (curriculum vitae) are completely different beasts. Sure, there is some overlap, but the design, formatting and content look quite different. Additionally, these documents are not for everyone. Where a resume is perfect for all candidates from entry level to the C-Suite, a CV is typically reserved for those in the […]

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Building a CV – Curriculum Vitae

I can’t stress enough that when building a CV you need to first determine whether you truly need a CV or an Executive Resume, since these terms can be incorrectly interchanged from time to time. If you are building a CV, then keep in mind that much like a resume, you have lots of options […]

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Should Everyone in Higher Education Use a CV?

Are CV’s exclusively designed for higher education? Should everyone in higher education use a CV? Do you need to create a CV to replace your resume? The answer to all three is “No.” Let me explain. CV Confusion. A CV (Curriculum Vitae) is designed to share your life’s work and contributions. This is different from a […]

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Capture Career Success

Everyone wants to be recognized. We feel great when someone acknowledges who we are or the efforts we make. But did you know that these “kudos” improve your odds for career success? It’s true! They enhance your motivation, performance and increase your chances of moving up in your career, especially when you have documented proof. […]

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Interview Questions Most Employers Will Ask

It seems that whenever you’re preparing for a transition, promotion or raise review, the interview questions that you most likely will be asked seem to fly right out of your head. You might feel the nerves set in and struggle to wrap your head around basic interview questions that you also know all the answers […]

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The Three C’s of Interview Questions

You will probably undertake an interview, advancement and career transition in your professional lifetime. Each one will come with a set of interview questions to which you’ll be required to successfully respond. There are many strategies for successfully navigating interview questions; however, it’s important not to get caught up in memorizing answers, over thinking strategies […]

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Salary Negotiation at the Interview

Are you really ready for your next big career change? Once you launch the sequence of moving onto something new, you’ll need to be prepared for anything, including salary negotiation. In fact, your next interview may go so well that you might get an offer on the spot. In coaching, I’ll help you “wow” them […]

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CV or Resume—Which Do You Need?

I often find my executive and higher education clients referring to their resume as a CV. While many of them do use a curriculum vitae, often the term is misconstrued with an executive resume. When it comes to a CV or resume, which do you need? Who Needs a CV? A CV is typically designated for […]

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Salary Calculator for In Between Careers

When you’re considering a job offer, a salary calculator is a great way to determine what’s a fair offer.  It also helps you get a bead on what you deserve when it comes to moving up from your current position. But what if you’re in between careers? When Careers Change. With the ups and downs in […]

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Searching for a Resume Template

If you’re searching for a resume template, I caution you to think twice. While a resume template may seem like an easy way to build a document, a great resume or an outstanding CV, you want to make sure that your resume is always personally branded. In career coaching, we design a career portfolio that […]

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