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Career Advice, Interview Tips, Job Search Tips

Executive Resume: Five Tips for Success


Writing an executive resume isn’t always easy. The basic difference between a standard resume and an executive resume is the level of qualification needed to get an executive level job. The executive resume will provide more extensive detail in terms of accomplishment and have more experience, training, and education listed than a standard resume.Here are some tips to help you create an eye-catching executive resume.#1: Don’t list everything; Only choose the most relevant experiences. Although you must detail more in an executive resume, this doesn’t mean you should go on and on ad nauseum with details that aren’t relevant. Focus and clarity in your writing will be rewarded.#2: The Objective and / or personal statement counts. Your Resume must catch the attention of the reader. You can use the objective statement to do this; make sure your objective is concise regarding what you have to offer. Make it stand out! It’s not only about being qualified but also about how professionally you communicate your qualifications.#3: Avoid simple mistakes and grammatical errors.(PLEASE!) Must I even explain this? The best advice is PROOFREAD…PROOFREAD…PROOFREAD.#4: Less isn’t always better. There is a myth floating around out there that executive resumes should be limited to two pages, maximum. You shouldn’t focus on a specific page count, just be sure to give direct, clear information about your skills and abilities; just focus on keeping your resume concise and to the point, and you’ll be fine.#5: Accomplishments are important not the timeline. Most people are under the impression that if it’s over ten years old, it isn’t relevant anymore.(False!) If the experience or job skills are relevant…regardless when….list it!


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