Whether or not to have a picture on your resume depends on where you are in the world. And remember that resume’s and CV’s content and format are always changing.
There are many reasons why you might have a gap in your resume or in your employment. Be open and honest and explain the reason why.
A resume or LinkedIn profile is hopeless without keywords. It’s what people search when they are trying to find you. So you have to know your own functional buzzwords specific to you.
I applied last week! Why haven’t they called me Back? So the question today is, ‘I’ve applied on LinkedIn or Indeed last week, why haven’t I heard anything?’ If you’ve applied on Indeed or LinkedIn, the reason why you aren’t receiving that call immediately is that jobs are posted for a set length of time. […]
…to Get YOU the Interview Today’s question is about how to refresh your outdated resume for 2020 to get YOU the interview. If you’ve had a resume for a long time, 10 or so years, and never updated it, that is a huge mistake because like everything in this world, things change and resumes from […]
If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile, you are committing career suicide.
When you send your resume to an HR department or to an executive recruiter, rarely are they read. Here’s what happens and how to optimize your chances
I am Martin Buckland. I’m an executive career management practitioner and I help senior executives across the world, reach their career goals. The question that I’m answering today is, “How many references do I need?” I would suggest you have five. Why five? It’s always good to have an odd number and the five should […]
The question, today, is, “I’m not particularly good on social media. I hardly ever use it. Can you help me? Does it help my career management?” I am Martin Buckland, and I help senior executives manage and advance their careers. Plus, a lot more. The quick answer is yes, it does. You need to get […]
The answer to this question is a resounding, ‘No’. If you include, ‘References Available Upon Request’, you are Instantly dating yourself. We have not put ‘References Available Upon Request’ on a resume for at least a decade. You should have your references typed up on a nice clean sheet, and you should give them to […]
My name is Martin Buckland and I help senior executives reach their career goals. Today’s question is “I’ve applied for over 120 jobs, and I’ve never received an answer.” Sadly, this is very common. I can totally understand that you are frustrated after 120 and no reply. That would frustrate me. To allay that frustration. […]
“I was lucky. I received a very generous severance. So I’m just going to start my job search just before my severance expires.” I’m Martin Buckland and I am an Executive Career Management Practitioner and I help my clients across the world, reach their career goals. The question today is regarding receiving a generous severance […]
Do you manage your career? Do you manage your finances? I suspect you probably manage your finances more than you do your career. So what is a resume? What is a CV? It’s your sales proposition. You only get one chance to talk about exactly who you are. One chance to sell YOU. A resume […]
How to Navigate a Career Transition Transitioning functions is going to be very difficult. You should really knuckle down within your own environment. It’s something you are an expert, then you feel comfortable with them because as soon as you shift across a few degrees, there are other experts and thousands and thousands of experts […]
I am Martin Buckland a global executive career management practitioner. Today we’re going to talk about the top six successful social media habits. I call myself a LinkedIn junkie. I’m always on LinkedIn because I teach it. I know how I use it and I want my clients to use it all the time. You […]
Today we are talking about how a Career Coach can help you achieve your career goals with minimum pitfalls. Working with a career coach is a partnership. It is a collaboration to jointly evaluate your skills and through these coaching sessions we will probably determine many more skills, that are valuable in your career advancement, […]
Remember, first impressions count. One, mistake and you can potentially ruin a relationship or at least a conversation with a person. Make your elevator pitch memorable and memorize it.
Job Search is an Art. 23 mitakes to avoid that will sabotage your job search.
Always look at the camera, not the screen Dress for the interview. It is another stage in the interview process, so do not be in your PJ’s or don’t be in something that’s very casual. Dress as if you are at an in-person interview. It gives a professional presentation but also it uplifts you and […]
Are you trendy with your resume? Trends change, resume formats change, and CV formats change all the time. You need to keep pace with the trends.