Habits of Unicorns on Resumes

Recruiters and hiring managers are looking for different things when they are hiring an executive. We can’t stress enough that job search at the executive level is simply not the same at the lower levels. The networking, the resume, the online profile, what you stress in interviews, it’s all focused differently when going for a position as an executive.We discussed this topic with executive recruiter William Vanderbloemen, and he had some interesting things to say about what he looks for, and doesn’t want to see, in a resume.

William has studied 30,000 top leaders and discovered the 12 habits they share that make them as rare as a unicorn – and sought after and chosen, again and again. Listen to this short excerpt from that conversation.


William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Associate Director of Content Marketing, where he develops engaging job search, career path, and leadership insight to build ExecuNet's brand recognition as the leader in senior-level executive job search and all matters career.

He delivers executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand, amplifying the power of ExecuNet's expert voices and shaping the content strategy.

Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework. It is his training as an educator which allows Will to take complex ideas and make them simple for busy executives to understand and to execute.

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