When was the last time you dusted off and updated your executive resume?
If you’re like many top executives, it’s been several years, or you don’t even have a resume because you never needed one to land a job.
You may be surprised by the way today’s c-suite / senior-level executive resume looks and reads.
You’ll also see the impact personal branding has on today’s executive resume, to differentiate and generate chemistry for the job-seeker’s unique promise of value.
The following are also documents I created for actual clients, but to protect their confidentiality, I’ve fictionalized all identifying information:
I created the following resume for my client Bruce Smythe, who was NOT in a confidential search. You can read about our collaboration in my blog post describing how we developed his executive brand.
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Why you should never copy someone else’s executive resume, biography or other job search content.
Because your personal brand and promise of value are not the same as anyone else’s, right?
You want your career marketing communications to tell your own unique story and reflect what differentiates you from your competition, in words that speak from your own voice.
There are many reasons why it’s not a good idea to “use” the content from resume samples. Find out in my blog post, What’s Wrong with Copying an Executive Brand Resume Sample?
Want to take a stab at writing your own executive resume, LinkedIn profile, biography, cover letters, etc?
You’ll need some help.
For the first time in my 25 years in the careers industry, I’m making my comprehensive proprietary worksheets available to everyone. Many have asked for them. Now I’m delivering.
These are the 4 worksheets I’ve perfected over my many years in the careers industry, to uncover my clients’ unique promise of value to the employers they’re targeting . . . and help them land the jobs they coveted and deserved
Maybe you also need help understanding best practices for today’s executive job search?
Schedule a 90-minute customized-for-you consultation with me to get a handle on how job search works in the digital age. We’ll discuss how to overcome your own specific job search and career challenges, and what specific steps you need to take to meet your career goals.
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To get an idea of what goes into creating executive resumes and career biographies, see my posts: