52 results for author: Louise Garver


What Makes an Effective Executive Cover Letter?

Cover letters are not dead yet! And they can be an effective way to help the recruiter or hiring manager identify your talents and capabilities as a viable candidate for a job opening. A well-written cover letter can also help you stand out among your ...
Read More

Is Your Resume Working for or Against You?

Remember the 30 seconds recruiters used to give your resume? Well, your resume now has less than 6.5 seconds to make a positive first impression according to many executive recruiters. Do you know if your resume is effective? Are you getting interviews?  ...
Read More

6 Tips to Navigating a Mid-Life Career Change Successfully

As with some things in life, career change becomes more complex as we get older. It isn't quite as simple as our 30s. As an executive around age 50, career change is a financial issue as much as it is a personal development issue. As the years advance, there ...
Read More

Get More Interviews With 4 No-Fail Strategies

Are you getting the number of interviews you want? This time of year can be especially challenging as recruiters and hiring managers are thinking about things other than hiring. The holidays are just around the corner, year-end budgets need to be met, etc. ...
Read More

Know Your Value Proposition for Networking Success

Think of Coca-Cola. Do you have a picture of a can of Coca-Cola clearly in your mind? What do you see? Red and white/silver aluminum can with distinctive lettering. Now picture a glass of coke, just an ordinary glass with a dark colored beverage inside. It ...
Read More

Make the Most of Your Job Search Any Time of the Year

It’s common knowledge that hiring peaks are around the first of the year from January through April. This is in part due to year-end budget constraints that lead to layoffs in November and December. Of course many other factors come into play, but consist...
Read More

CEO Guide to Landing the Job

As a C-level executive you are so accustomed to being on the “hiring” side of the desk, that your perspective may not be on target when you’re the one in the job seeker’s seat. The eight sections below are very important to recruiters and hiring ...
Read More

Got a Job Offer? Now What?

Congratulate yourself! You aced the interviews and just received a job offer. Now all you have to do is accept it. But wait – it’s not always that easy. Accepting an offer of a job is an important step in any executive’s career. You may encounter one or ...
Read More

Getting Interviews, But Not Job Offers? 7 Strategies to Improve Your Results 

Here’s the good news – if you’re getting interviews, your resume is doing its job – assuming you’re getting interviews for the types of positions you want. But what you do before, during, and after the interview can increase your chances of getting ...
Read More

Personal Brand – YOU

Understanding and communicating your brand will help you in all stages of your job search, as well as in managing your career going forward. Do you have a rock solid brand message that clearly and concisely is achieving the results you desire? If not, it's ...
Read More

5 Secrets to Tap into the Hidden Job Market

Did you know that many of the best jobs are never advertised? Going beyond the traditional methods of job search can uncover the executive job you’ve been searching for. Staying focused will help you tap into the hidden job market where there is less ...
Read More

How Do Recruiters Read an Executive Resume?

Wouldn’t you like to know how recruiters read your resume? If you did know, you could leverage that knowledge to incorporate the right strategies into your resume, right? Recruiters are trained to grab the most important information in the least amount ...
Read More