What They are Looking to Learn in the Interview (it’s a 3-letter word)

Have you considered the true purpose of a resume? How about a LinkedIn profile? How about recruiters? Every executive job seeker wants recruiter attention, but not many are aware of this often overlooked key to getting recruiters’ attention.

In this excerpt from a session of ExecuNet Master Class, Don Weintraub, head of ExecuNet’s Career Strategists Group, provided some content on what an executive search looks like in 2018. In his typical candid manner, Coach Don shared that it’s time to stop describing yourself as “a great team leader, strategic, problem solver, and other massively overused terms.” Sure, these are important qualities to have – but they are not unique. They do not differentiate you.

Why? Because everyone describes themselves that way!

Coach Don advises “figuring out what you are counting on to win the job. This is a competition for a job, and you need to know what it’ll take to separate yourself from the competition. If you cannot articulate what you’ll bring to the job that others will not it’s impossible to write an effective resume, network, or interview.”

Listen to the excerpt and hear Coach Don talk about the marketing and sales process that is today’s job search, the resume, online profiles, and the one word that’s front and center in every interviewer’s mind.



William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Marketing Content Manager, where he is responsible for developing engaging career, job search, and leadership insight and delivering executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand. 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.

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