Need help writing your c-suite or senior-level executive resume?
I’ve compiled some of the best posts I’ve written over the past 4 years about just that topic. Although my focus is on the top-level executives I work with, the strategies and advice here also apply to most job seekers, at most any level.
Starting with creating an all-inclusive “kitchen sink” resume, from which to draw specifics as you tweak your resume for target employers . . . through dealing with job search and resume challenges . . . I’ve covered many insider strategies you may not read about elsewhere.
As you’re gearing up your job search, spend some time prepping to write your resume by reading these posts:
How to Write and Use Your Executive Resume
A kitchen sink executive resume is the repository for ALL your career experience, skills, achievements, metrics, and qualifications.
Understand first what part your resume plays in the new world of executive job search.
Executive resumes have changed with the new world of job search. Do you know how?
It may not be what you think, but making this mistake can sabotage your executive job search.
Don’t make your executive resume the same as your competitors. Sameness won’t sell you. Differentiation will.
Capture the attention of your target audience immediately and compel them to contact you.
Storytelling is a powerful personal branding device for job search.
Each situation is different. Determine what length is right for your target audience.
What to avoid to help you stay on track and cut down on information overload.
Beyond landing interviews, an executive resume becomes an integral reference point for you and those assessing you.
Non-specific, anemic phrases waste precious space and don’t help define the unique value you offer.
Executive Resume Challenges
Although they’re marketing experts, Chief Marketing Officers are sometimes not good at marketing themselves in their executive resumes.
How to know if an executive resume update alone isn’t enough.
Dealing with gaps on your resume and other career marketing communications.
The executive brand story and resume of an actual client of mine, Bruce Smythe, a pioneering leader in manufacturing revitalization and transformations.
Fill your executive resume employment gaps with volunteer work. Volunteering counts as work, whether you get paid or not.
Miscellaneous Executive Resume Strategies, Tips and Musings
You may be surprised. The secret is not that resume writing is easy, and anyone can do it.
Executive job search has changed over the past several years, and so have resumes, to keep pace with recruiters’ and hiring decision makers’ needs.
Could be time to revisit and revamp your executive resume. If it’s broke, fix it!
You also need to follow executive job search best practices, and back them up with social proof.
It’s not dead, and it’s not likely to disappear entirely. But it doesn’t look and read the way it did even a few years ago.
For one thing, “using” published content is stealing and violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.