No longer the staid documents seen in the past, executive-level resumes and LinkedIn profiles require fresh design and concentrated text to attract the right kind of attention. Read on for the latest trends in executive resume writing — and how incorporating them can help you land your next job faster:. Each of these situations requires a snapshot of your past leadership experience, education, executive accomplishments, and affiliations — condensed and to the point. Incorporating this type of detail often requires extending your executive resume to 2 or even 3 pages for optimum readability.
Resume Makeover: How to Emphasize Your Career Highlights
By Laura Smith-Proulx. Trying to get your job search off to a strong start — only to be hampered by the resume-writing process? Do you struggle to articulate the high points of your career and brand — or to sum up the reasons you should be considered over others? If so, you have plenty of company, especially if your career is at the executive or senior professional level. Here are 3 main reasons why resume writing can be difficult—followed by 3 simple ways to make the process easier:.
Not everyone has a typical career trajectory where titles, skills and promotions all line up into a neat, concise story. That was the case with Keith Evans. He held varying CIO roles with the same company and had skills that set him apart from other CIOs, which caused some confusion and resulted in a dense resume.