The Elite MBA CV

Executive Impact

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80 pages
Language:
 English
This book fundamentally realigns your approach to job hunting and differentiating yourself through the managerial CV to create executive impact.
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Career background: I first worked as an occupational psychologist in the public sector before working as a management consultant and coach with FTSE 100 companies engaged in organisational change. I became Director of Careers at a top business school before the age of 30, transformed the delivery mode...

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This e-book received 6,500 downloads in its first launch month in 2014. It fundamentally realigns your approach to job hunting and differentiating yourself through the managerial CV to create executive impact.

You will create a compelling case for why you are the right person for the right role at the right time for the business. Additionally, you will be clear how you can create a multiplying value add benefit for your line manager, team and organisation.

  1. Aims of the e-book
    1. Key questions asked
  2. Introduction: When good isn’t good enough
    1. Accelerated Learning
    2. Online CV templates
    3. The confidence paradox & how to build it
  3. Breaking CV myths
  4. Who to trust? Perceptions of CV advice
    1. Questions to ask mentors & advisors
  5. How to hunt
    1. Onboarding (your first 100 days in the job)
    2. A predictable crisis
    3. Career switching: multiple changes?
    4. Recruitment consultants
    5. Become attractive to recruitment consultants by
    6. Common errors
  6. Market intelligence
    1. Reading job descriptions
    2. Competency categories
  7. MindSet: Is yours?
    1. Something is missing
    2. Doing and being
  8. Executive impact: Exercise
    1. Part 1: Getting to the core of the job
    2. Part 2: How much poison is in the chalice?
    3. Part 3: What kind of hero is expected?
    4. Part 4: What does a super hero look like?
  9. Achievements: The components
    1. What are competencies? And, how do you make use of them?
    2. Too long?
    3. Are competencies enough of a match to create a winning CV?
  10. Competent and capable?
    1. What are capabilities?
    2. Capabilities & sector/function change cover letters
    3. How to discover & express capabilities
  11. Achievements: Interlocking components
    1. Questions to consider when reviewing past achievements
    2. The RHO model: Role, How & Outcome
    3. Familiar models: STAR & CAR
    4. Variations to RHO
  12. Profile: The short story
    1. What if my new profile feels odd?
  13. Switching careers
    1. Meeting the expected offer
    2. Meeting the additional offer
    3. Change, choice and principles
  14. When not to use a CV
    1. The painkiller introduction
    2. When not to use your CV
    3. Five common cover letter traps
  15. Cover letter structure
    1. Compelling?
    2. Examples
    3. Content of a cover letter
    4. Motivation & network
    5. ‘How can you meet my needs?’
    6. Aligned: A match made in heaven?
    7. Instant credibility loss
  16. Impact checklist
    1. Application considerations
    2. CV impact checklist: What messages are you giving out?
  17. More questions?
  18. Conclusion
  19. Appendix examples
Perfect stuff to read for everyday and future use.
November 7, 2017 at 12:12 PM
This title works well for MBAs in the US.
March 16, 2016 at 12:50 AM
This is the "go to" reference for a great and compelling CV/resume. The best summary you will find of the evidence needed to focus upon your career brand, purpose and marketing yourself & career effectively.
March 3, 2016 at 11:47 AM
Crucial in explaining what you need to do when creating your CV. Excellent tool towards creating a marketable CV.
September 2, 2015 at 7:14 AM
Excelent book. I´ll recomend it.
June 11, 2015 at 7:09 PM
I think it is a copy any graduate should own.
June 11, 2015 at 6:00 AM
This book is very helpful when writing a CV.
March 18, 2015 at 10:16 AM
Finally a CV book for people with experience! Really thought provoking, thanks.
August 21, 2014 at 8:41 PM
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