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New opportunities and challenges can be found everywhere, however, the best place for career growth in your field might no longer be on your doorstep. Cross border job search can be a huge undertaking and can present challenges on both professional and personal levels.
 
Resumes/CVs

Phil Rosenberg makes a great point in a recent Ivy Exec blog post regarding the content of executive CVs / Resumes. He states that despite managers widely recognizing they are attracted to results-driven documents, demonstrating a proven track record of solving problems and seizing opportunities, they fail to implement the same style in their own documents.

Louise Kursmark, a highly experienced resume writer and career coach, recently asked a number of senior executive recruiters in the AESC / BlueSteps Executive Search Network on Linkedin, ‘What are your biggest candidate turn-offs?’ Following a number of responses, read on to discover the DO’s and DON'Ts when contacting executive recruiters or headhunters, then make sure you join the conversation:

1. Do not mass email

More and more executive mobility is going beyond borders, especially outside the United States, with individuals seeking a fast-track having a willingness to go where the action is in the market for top talent. This movement of course, is predicated on the industry sector or market vertical for any executive, but the globalization of the workplace provides worldwide opportunities in any sector or vertical.

Your executive resume or CV is an integral part of your career management and executive job search strategy, and often helps a search consultant, executive recruiter or hiring manager form their first impression of you. We asked researchers at AESC member executive search firms to explain the process they go through when reviewing resumes/CVs, the questions they ask executives after reviewing these documents, and what creates a red flag when sourcing candidates.


Peter Newfield, President of Career-Resumes.com, explains how to best present job change after a short tenure on your resume and during an interview.



The concept of a "video resume" has been around for several years, and of late, the term has gained increasing momentum, with job board sites like Monster.com and CareerBuilder beginning to integrate video more extensively into their product offerings.