Mary Elizabeth Bradford, CARW, MCD Certified Advanced Resume Writer, Expert Job Search Coach Author, speaker, Certified International Master Director and Nationally Certified Resume Writer, Mary Elizabeth Bradford is a career-services industry expert and is known as “The Career Artisan.” She has 13 years’ experience providing expert career coaching, marketing and branding for the mid to senior-level job seeker. Her resume/job-search coaching “packages” have helped professionals all over the world secure more interviews, get bigger offers and land the jobs they really wanted. Mary Elizabeth is the author of two guidebooks: "Secrets of the Unadvertised Job Market…Revealed!” and “Phone Networking Secrets Revealed.” She is the publisher of the bimonthly ezine, The Career Insider. Her guidebooks have been lauded by both clients and colleagues as “powerful,” “comprehensive” and “highly effective.” She has designed resumes for more than 450 professionals worldwide and completed more than 4700 hours of “virtual” coaching. Mary Elizabeth is a member of the highly esteemed Career Directors International and serves on their Innovation Committee. She also obtained her Certification as an Advanced Resume Writer and Master Career Director through CDI. She has been published in multiple Law and Business Journals throughout the US. Additionally, Mary Elizabeth is an alumnus of Leadership Orlando, past Board Member and Vice President of Membership for the Downtown Orlando Partnership and Junior Achievement volunteer. As a Special Events Committee Member for The House of Mercy in Nashville, she created their first Annual Benefit at Nashville’s Famous Bluebird Café. She served on the Disaster Relief Team for the Nashville Chapter of the American Red Cross.

An Executive/Board Director’s Guide to Re-Entering the Workforce

An Executive/Board Director’s Guide to Re-Entering the Workforce

It is becoming increasingly common for people to be out of the workforce for a year or more. Sometimes by choice and sometimes involuntary, there are several reasons why someone may step away from the workforce for a period, including caring for elders or children, returning to school, deciding to travel, or overcoming a personal…

6 Reasons to Incorporate a Website Into Your Executive Career Marketing Documents

6 Reasons to Incorporate a Website Into Your Executive Career Marketing Documents

What comes to mind when you hear “executive career marketing documents?” Likely, the first things you think of are an executive resume and a value proposition letter. If you think about it for another second or two, you may come up with a LinkedIn profile and executive bio. One of the least thought-of and underrated…

Executive Interviews: How to Know if It’s Not a Fit

Executive Interviews: How to Know if It’s Not a Fit

Whether you’ve recently participated in an executive interview or have one coming up, it’s important to keep a balanced perspective. Rather than a straight-up interrogation, it is a chance for both parties to evaluate the fit with the other. Executive interviews are a two-way street. Both the company and the candidate need to make an…

5 Types of Executive Interview Questions to Prepare For

5 Types of Executive Interview Questions to Prepare For

Executive interviews can be intimidating, to say the least. Demonstrating integrity and building trust between the interviewer and interviewee are key components, as well as balancing a conversational ebb and flow throughout the discussion. Ultimately, an executive interview is stressful because it is an emotional experience for all stakeholders, with the goal of finding the…

CHRO Resumes: How to go Beyond “Human Resources”

If you could pick the top 2 business functions and C-Suite roles that the global COVID-19 pandemic shone a spotlight on, what would they be? Likely, the first would be information technology and the CTO. Countless employees were moved to remote work in the blink of an eye, many without previous digital infrastructure. Digital transformation…

Board of Directors Intelligence: Emotional, Mindfulness, & Adversity

You may recall learning at some point in your educational endeavors about the 7 types of intelligence: linguistic, logical-mathematical, bodily-kinesthetic, spatial, musical, interpersonal, and intrapersonal. There are 3 new types of intelligence that are gaining traction among boards of directors: emotional intelligence, mindfulness intelligence, and adversity intelligence. They go hand in hand with other core…