Boo! Are you scaring away opportunities or the competition?

Scare away your competition not your opportunities! Successfully managing an Executive Career requires the maintenance of a current resume, establishing a personal brand, career planning, networking, an impressive attire and an updated and professional online photo. If you wish to be noticed and to have a positive influence on those in a position to offer you new opportunities you must look the part!

Authenticity, transparency and a genuine brand are no longer optional. If you find this uncomfortable or insist on discussing your right to privacy, DO NOT consider setting your sights on an executive career. Establishing a false brand will eventually lead to a  disasterous outcome! Just ask Tiger Woods. A conscious decision to withhold information, hide behind an alias or use anything other than a professional photo, is a clear indication that you have something to hide. Opportunities are not offered to those who lack credibility.

Exuding confidence, establishing a consistent and credible brand and presenting a professional appearance could scare away much of your competition and position you in the lead as a potential candidate in your job search. So go ahead and scare away the competition but don’t scare away opportunities by wearing a mask, unless it’s Hallowe’en!

Happy Hallowe’en!

Elite Resumes smMartin Buckland, Principal of Elite Resumes provides executive career management services for a global clientele.

For further information on job search resources please find the following professional advice from other members of the Career Collective, Collaboratively Helping Job Seekers:

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Where Are the Wild Things, Anyway?, @WorkWithIllness

Is Your Job Search Making You Feel Like a Smashed Pumpkin?, @DebraWheatman

Hiding in Plain Sight, @WalterAkana,

Don’t make these frightful resume mistakes, @LaurieBerenson

How Not to Be a Spooky Job Seeker, @heathermundell

A Tombstone Resume:Eulogizing Your Experience, @GayleHoward

The Top Ten Scary Things Job Seekers Do, @barbarasafani

Oh, Job Search Isn’t Like Trick or Treating?, @careersherpa

A Most Unfortunate Resume Mistake No One Will Tell You, @chandlee

Oh no. Not the phone!, @DawnBugni

Halloween Caution: Job Seeker Horror, @resumeservice

Boo! Are you scaring away opportunities or the competition? @MartinBuckland @EliteResumes

Your Career Brand: A Scary Trick or an Appealing Treat?, @KCCareerCoach

How to avoid mistakes on your resume, @Keppie_Careers

Sc-sc-scary Resume Mistakes, @erinkennedycprw

A Flawed Resume is a Scary Prospect, @KatCareerGal

Job Search Angst: Like Clouds Mounting Before a Storm, @ValueIntoWords

Does Your Career Costume Fit You?, @expatcoachmegan

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