If you're getting ready to write a CEO resume, then chances are that you have written a resume or two already in your time. What you need to know now though, is that you are writing a resume that is much more difficult. In other words, you are going for the top of the ladder, and you must have all your ducks in a row. If you have geese, try to turn them into ducks as quickly as possible.
The first thing you are going to need to do is list your education. When you are going for a position like this, the employer is going to want to see where you've been and what you've learned. It wouldn't hurt to have gone to an accredited college or university, and if you have an MBA you might mention that as well.
After that, you will want to make a list of your experience. If you have done any non-profit work you should list that as well, but know that you will need to list the most recent job experience. If you are someone that has been in the work force for a very long time, then chances are that you have quite a bit of experience to write about. If you have a lot of experience in the past five years, you should list the most relevant. If you want to elaborate, you can wait to see if you are asked about it in the interview.
Listing this information is important, but choosing a good font for your information is also quite important. With that in mind it would be a good idea to start thinking about the font now. In many cases the size of the font will determine how well you can align your text.
You want something that looks professional, but you don't want it to look incredibly goofy. That means you should probably avoid fonts like Comic Sans MS among others. If you want to play it safe then you should most likely go with Trebuchet or Times New Roman. These are the most popular fonts in the industry, and the ones that you should trust.
So now that you know what type of font you want to use, it would now be a great time to determine exactly how you want to write your name and address. This should be done at the top of the page of course, and when you do it you will need to make sure that you center this information so that it will be easy to find and easy to read.
CEO resume writing doesn't have to be hard, but you need to make sure that you do so to impress this potential employer. So start filling it out and make it as detailed as possible. Your future depends on it!
- Gail Esparan