The Ivy Exec blog is an excellent resource for executives who wish to actively manage their executive career, featuring regularly updated information for active job seekers and employed professionals alike. Here are three excellent articles from the Ivy Exec blog that every executive must read.

1.       ‘Choose and Use References Proactively’

References are often taken for granted; we assume that when a potential employer contacts our previous employers, correct work dates, titles and compensation firgures will automatically be provided. However, this is often not the case. Instead, you must proactively verify that all your resume details and information you pass to potential new employers must match those held by previous employers. Read on to learn how to approach referencing correctly.

2.       Telephone Interview Tips

Hiring managers and executive recruiters are increasingly using telephone interviews as an initial communication method in order to screen hundreds of executive candidates and save long-distance travel. Use this article as a starting point to prepare for executive interviews conducted via telephone.

3.       Add-ons to the Resume

Check out these 4 add-ons to a resume that every executive should have ready.

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This article was written by Christian Pielow from the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC).

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