An introduction to Executive Resume Writing

by fred 25. January 2010
Writing an executive resume is a big deal, and should be treated as such. When you are applying to such high-level positions, you should take every precaution to ensure you are doing everything in your power to land the job. This implies taking the time and effort needed to ensure that your executive resume is unique, polished and makes you stand out.

When starting your resume, you need to ensure that you have all of your information gathered and ready to put into a resume. You should spend as much time preparing your resume as you do writing it, if not more. You need to be certain that you include the basics, as well as any extra information that the vacancy opening calls for. The regular elements of an executive resume are:

·    Name and contact information
·    An objective
·    Work history, focusing only on relevant jobs and experience
·    Your course of study, including high school and all colleges attended
·    Any other experience, including training, licenses and certifications as long as they are relevant to the opening
·    References, even if not required by the job opening
·    A Cover letter to emphasize your qualifications and abilities

It is essential when preparing your executive resume that you highlight all of the jobs and/or achievements that make you the most qualified candidate 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 attract attention to important parts of your resume that you want employers to notice.

Another way to get 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 don't want to risk not having a perfect resume.

There are companies that specialize in writing executive resumes, 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 you're applying to
·    Proofread your resume several times to avoid simple spelling mistakes
·    Emphasize the information that you want the employer to notice
·     Follow the instructions listed in the job announcement very carefully
·    Use simple formatting, easy to read fonts and avoid fancy graphics that might be distracting.

In the end, executive resume writing can be a simple task, if you are willing to invest the time and effort to craft a masterpiece instead of rushing through it or just using a resume builder. Also, once again: Avoid using generic resume styles and phrases. Be detailed, unique and professional as since you are applying for a top-level career, you need to look the part.

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