Executive Resume Writing Don'ts

The don'ts include restricting your resume to one page. Let your experience and skill sets speak for themselves and give them as much room as possible. Also, don't use a template. Everyone uses a template and you don't want your resume to look like every other applicant's.

That's a good way to find it lost amongst all those other resumes. Instead, design it yourself. Don't use too many bulleted points and instead use paragraphs to convey your experiences, skills, knowledge and education. You don't want to include references and instead you'll want to say that you'll provide them if needed. Finally, don't ever lie on your resume. You could potentially get caught and that would put a huge black mark on your job references.

Now that you know the dos and don'ts of writing an executive resume, you'll be able to create the perfect one that will highlight your skills, education and experiences in just the right way to secure that job you've got your eye on. As you see, resume writing isn't difficult, but it does take a certain amount of strategy and thought. Most people just create their resumes using the typical template and then they just fill in the blanks. When you actually create a resume that stands out, that highlights your accomplishments and lets the employer know that you're perfect for the job, that's hard for any employer to say no to.


Gail Esparan