September 2020
Stone and Associates Executive Search

I’m noticing recruiting activity has picked up quite a bit over the past 6 weeks. I think that more and more hiring managers and institutions are realizing that we will have to continue to deal with this pandemic for the foreseeable future and hiring can’t pause forever.

With this in mind, I urge you to take this time to imagine what your next role will look like. Then, re-imagine the best marketing document you have in your arsenal…your resume. This is a door-opener and a springboard for conversations during interviews.

If you want to make a change in your career or take the next step up on the ladder of your career, your resume must build the case for your readiness to take on that next challenge. 

Most resumes that I see are perfectly tailored to get you the exact same position your currently hold. Your resume needs to be both descriptive of your past experience and position you for your next role.

Don’t present a job description, convey the impact you’ve made and demonstrate your ability to take your skills and experience to the next level.  

Tailor your resume to the job you want, not the job you have.

Next month I’ll give you some tips on how to do this!

Stay safe,

Leadership And Anxiety
Recent events have lead many of us to realize just how fragile the ground we stand on is. As a leader, it’s hard not to find yourself anxious over the uncertainty every day brings. It’s even harder to find the strength to lead by example while your mind and heart are racing. Here are some ways you can combat your anxiety while still showing the strength and authority necessary to lead.

Don’t Run From Your Emotions

The worst thing you can do to your anxiety is to pretend that it doesn’t exist. In order to combat it, you must first accept the fact that you’re dealing with anxiety. No one has to hear you say it, but saying it to yourself can be therapeutic for some.

After you have identified your anxiety, you can play the role of detective. Search your feelings to try and pinpoint the root cause of your anxiety. Are you worried about not being prepared for a big pitch or are you worried about something out of your control?

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