Typically many people don’t bother to update the resume until there’s a need for it, and when they do they don’t know where to begin. If you’re finding yourself in such a scenario, help is on the way. Whether it’s been two years or ten years since you last updated your resume, you can get it back in tip-top shape for your new job search. Related: 4 Tips To Updating The Old Resume While there are many things about the resume that haven’t changed, there’s also things that have changed that you need to know about as you go about updating your resume. Here we’ll begin with the things that have changed in resume writing and then follow it up with what hasn’t, but that you should pay special attention to.
Even executives who’ve had several years of experience in a profession can find it hard to secure a new job. The problem clearly isn’t lack of experience, but rather understanding how to best position themselves on the resume so that employers will take notice of what they have to offer. Related: 4 Things The Executive Resume Needs To Impress When you’re a senior executive, there’s typically no shortage of information to include on the resume – and that’s where the problem lies. When there is no strategy to writing the resume, the end result is usually a mish-mash of information that doesn’t help employers to understand exactly how and why you would fit into their needs. Apply the strategies below to your executive resume writing:
If your job search strategy keeps running into a brick wall whenever you send out your executive resume, or you're repeatedly receiving phone calls for lower paying positions that are below your capabilities, it may be time to re-examine your executive resume layout. One of the main things to remember is your executive resume is a strategic marketing tool and its main objective should be a “Sell Me” not “Tell Me” document. Creating a laundry list of job responsibilities and task-driven statements, on your executive resume only tells readers what you get paid to do. However, hiring managers and executive recruiters are interested in learning more about what you can do for them – the best way to highlight and illustrate that is through your qualifications, expertise, personal brand, length and breadth of experience, and bottom-line impact and quantifiable results. So, how do you make sure you are communicating all these factors in an executive resume? Here are seven steps to an attention-getting executive resume.