Executive Resume

Writing an executive resume is a big deal, and should be treated that way. When applying for jobs at this level, you need to take every precaution to make sure you are doing what’s needed to land the job. This implies taking the time and effort needed to make sure that your executive resume is unique, polished and stands out from the crowd.

When getting started with your executive resume, you should ensure that you have all of your information gathered and ready to put into a resume. It is recommended to spend as much time preparing your resume as you do writing it, if not more. You need to be certain that you include the fundammentals, as well as any additional information that the job announcement calls for. The regular elements of an executive resume are:

·    Name and contact information
·    A personal statement
·    Work history, including only relevant jobs and experience
·    Education, including high school and colleges
·    Any other experience, including training, licenses and certifications as long as they are relevant to the opening
·    References, even if not requested by the job opening
·    A Cover letter to emphasize your qualifications and abilities

It is essential in your executive resume writing that you emphasize all of the job titles and/or accomplishments that make you the most qualified person for the opening. If your resume doesn't stand out, it will most likely be overlooked, and then discarded. Using underlining and bold fonts is a great way to draw attention to important elements of your resume that you want recruiters to notice.

Another way to capture the attention of the employer is to use keywords and phrases from the job announcement to underline that you have what they asked for in the ad. At this career level, you need to make sure you have a flawless resume.

There are companies that specialize in executive resume writing, and you can contact them to get professional help if you need it. Otherwise, you should be capable of writing your own executive resume yourself if you keep the following points in mind.

·    Do not include information that is not relevant to the job
·    Proofread your resume multiple times to avoid stupid spelling mistakes
·    Highlight the information that you want the employer to notice
·     Follow the instructions listed in the job announcement very closely
·    Use simple formatting, easy to read fonts and avoid fancy graphics that might be distracting.

In the end, executive resume writing can be pretty easy, if you are willing to invest the time and effort to create a great document instead of rushing through it or just using a resume builder. One more important point that can't be stressed enough: Don't use generic resume formats and phrases. Be detailed, unique and professional as since you are applying for a high-level, you need to fit the part.


Gail Esparan