Executive Resume Writing Don’ts

  • Be vague. Employers will see the generic style of your resume as a lack of commitment and effort on your part to give them what they need.
  • Try to write your own executive resume unless you’ve had training or experience in the field of resume writing.
  • Give unnecessary information. A job listing for an executive position nullifies the need for you to list your jobs that aren’t relevant to the job you seek.
  • Think things don’t matter. Any little skill, class taken, or ability you have that relates to the job you’re applying for DOES matter, and needs to be listed on your executive resume.
  • Hire an executive resume writer that doesn’t have experience, education, a good reputation and solid ability to sell you to prospective employers.

Although you might think that all you need to do is provide personal information to an executive resume writer and they’ll do the rest, this isn’t always the case. Additionally, you need to make sure that their services create an executive resume for you that stands out from the crowd, otherwise your money will be wasted. It’s all a matter of putting in the time and effort. If you want an executive job, you need to invest the time and effort that proves you’re willing to do the work. No employer wants to see an executive resume that looks like a college computer class project.

In summary, take your time, inform yourself, and utilize professional resume services, and you’ll have a top-notch executive resume in no time at all. Also, make sure the executive resume service you hire gives you the resume you want; otherwise, they need to have a guarantee on their services so that if you are displeased, you don’t lose out on your money or your time by working with them.


Gail Esparan