Top Tips for Executive Resume Writing
If you are thinking about developing your executive resume right now, take a look at my most popular blog posts from the last several years. These are the ones that executive job seekers like yourself review again and again for top tips on how to prepare your executive resume.
How Long Should Your Resume Be?
Job seekers with long careers tend to have had . . . long careers. When they are ready to write their resumes, they want to include the best and the greatest experience. Instead, they choose to start with their very first job, making their resume span multiple decades. The result is a long, directionless document. Read How Long Should Your Resume Be? for expert tips to choose the optimal length for your resume.
5 Keys to Resume Bullet Bliss: Resume Accomplishments Versus Duties
On your resume, for each position you have held in the last 10 years or so, you’ll need to include two key components: The description of your duties as well as your accomplishments. These two components are really quite different, and they serve completely different functions. Duties tell what you did; accomplishments tell why what you did was useful, valuable, and important. Do you know the difference? If not, read 5 Keys to Resume Bullet Bliss: Resume Accomplishments Versus Duties.
What if You Failed as an Entrepreneur? Where Does *that Go on Your Resume?
What if you were part of a failed start-up, and there is nothing that is clearly representative of your accomplishments to report on your resume? This can be an extraordinarily difficult situation for former entrepreneurs to negotiate. The trick to creating a successful entrepreneur resume is to focus on the key contributions that you made, even if they did not ultimately result in a profitable conclusion. In other words, the accomplishment is in initiating and succeeding through the process, not its result. Read What if You Failed as an Entrepreneur? Where Does *that Go on Your Resume? to retool your executive resume writing strategy to compel future hiring executives to look more closely at the assets you do bring to a future company.
Top 10 Resume Mistakes by Job Seekers Over 40
If you are still typing “Resume” at the top of your resume, or if you are mistakenly writing an objective statement about what YOU want from a future position, read Top 10 Resume Mistakes by Job Seekers Over 40 to learn about the executive resume writing mistakes you are probably making right now.
7 Secret but Powerful Resume Hacks that Get Interviews
How can you tell the difference between a ho-hum, reasonably good resume and a powerful, attention-getting, interview-winning resume? You’ll know, because the rules that govern excellent resume writing will have been hacked. Here is the countdown of my most secret hacks to writing a resume that breaks the rules and gets the right interviews. These 7 Secret but Powerful Resume Hacks that Get Interviews will tell you how to improve your own executive resume.
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