In the Atlanta Job Market, Growth Continues – Slowly

Atlanta has developed a reputation for innovation and growth, launching careers to new heights in a variety of disparate industries. Everyone from high-level executives to first-time entrepreneurs can find fresh job opportunities, but attracting so many highly qualified professionals to one place means that competition can be fierce. Can the Atlanta job market keep up …

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How to Protect Your Privacy on LinkedIn

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, social media privacy, including LinkedIn, is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. But many remain unaware of just how easily their online actions can come back to haunt them. Executive Resumes Atlanta received a call one morning from an executive requesting a phone consultation. Let’s call him …

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Mastering the Informational Interview

For executives between careers, the daily grind of the job search becomes more stifling every day. Connections go unanswered, interviews becomes stressful and unrewarding, and discouragement always seems just around the corner. But one executive tool not only strengthens connections and increases industry knowledge, it boosts job search verve. If you’re struggling to find a …

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How to Negotiate a Better Salary

A job offer may seem like the solution to executive career woes, but that anticipated phone call is only the beginning. Salary negotiation is a minefield, even for execs experienced in the art of asking for more, and periods of unemployment often put professionals in a “take what I can get” mentality. Stop settling for …

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How to Exit an Unfulfilling Job

Career transitions present their own challenges, whether you’re leaving because of another job, dissatisfaction at work, or performance issues. The mark of a great leader isn’t finding 100% success, but in knowing how to behave when closing a chapter in your career. If you’re leaving your current career, build your personal brand by making a …

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5 Ways to Become a More Likable Leader

Leaders often face the challenge of choosing between success and likeability. Unfortunately, choosing corporate effectiveness over office culture can cause a dip in motivation for your subordinates. Learn to increase your likeability without sacrificing the leadership qualities that earned you the job by improving your emotional intelligence. 5 Ways to Connect with Subordinates Make connections. This isn’t …

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3 Executive Habits that Undermine Career Goals

As top performers in the business world, executives often avoid second-guessing themselves. Lingering over old behaviors can stagnate growth, undermine confidence, and make execs less effective in the C-suite. All professionals learn bad habits, however, and some executive habits can disrupt personal and company growth. Revitalize your career by overcoming these 3 harmful leadership behaviors. Habits …

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The Benefits of Executive Mentoring

Mentorship is often presented as a way for executives to do a good deed, paying forward the philanthropic impulse an older, wiser leader once showed them. Mentorship clearly benefits up-and-coming leaders, teaching them to think critically, expand their professional networks, and propel themselves toward further success. What gets less press is how mentorship benefits mentors. …

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Overlooked Aspects of the Executive Job Search

Executives are well-versed in the world of tracking progress. They spend their careers measuring successes, marking failures, and determining how to improve upon mediocrity. So it comes as no surprise that many executives overlook their less quantifiable successes when writing resumes, networking, and preparing for interviews. If your “best of the best” professional persona isn’t …

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