Author Archive | Yellow Brick Path

Closing the interview

The question “why should I select you over any of the others?” rises from the candidate’s boss and hiring executive wants to be confident the selected candidate will let him/her “sleep better at night”

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First 90 days

The first ninety days are, most of the time, spent meeting people, understanding issues, developing plans and assessing talent. It is a time when an executive sees things that will be filtered out by the end of onboarding with the organization.

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Public Company Boards

Within public companies, boards are likely to need reorganization and in some cases changes in directors and executive leadership expertise. Boards will be tasked with a greater level of “independence” among its Directors.

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Answering why a board wants you

Ultimately, Board candidates must be able to communicate their potential contributions as a member of a collaborative team in the context governance, strategy, policy, organizational leadership selection and oversight and risk management.

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Finding your keywords

A major source of stress for many people creating their resumes is figuring out what “keywords” are important and in general what information to include. It turns out that this is not nearly as difficult as it may seem.

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Compelling Accomplishments for Resumes

Accomplishments on professional resumes are how you engage the reader with your potential to add value to an organization. In fact, the entire field of Behavioral Interviewing is based on the belief that past performance is an excellent way to determine the future performance of a candidate for a job. Guiding Principle: To be an […]

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PDF, MS Word, .rtf, .txt – Who gets what?

I was recently part of a discussion on LinkedIn where a participant specifically asked, “What do you think about submitting multiple resumes, e.g. MS Word, .rtf, .txt?” My essence of my response is below. Guiding Principle: Focus on the audience So many resume writers forget that there is a “customer” on the other side of […]

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Resume Position Descriptions vs. Accomplishments

Here is a guide to structuring a position description and an accomplishments section on a professional resume. The position description is essential in creating the context in which the accomplishments can be understood and evaluated and hopefully impress the reader of the resume. Structuring the Position Description for a Professional Resume The position description is […]

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Showcasing Accomplishments on Resumes

Over the decade or so that I have worked with clients on creating professional resumes and executive career documents, the presentation of accomplishments is almost always in need of a major overhaul. What are the most common problems – what’s wrong?

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“Tell Me About Yourself”: Vo Tech Students

In the middle of my career, I took a segue from leadership roles in Corporate America in Finance, IT and Executive Recruiting to serving as Director of Career Services at a school providing training in the Allied Health field. Programs included Medical Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding, Surgical Technician, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Cardiac Sonography/Echo Tech, […]

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