Tips for Polishing You Executive Resume
Your executive-level resume needs to showcase how you fit within the top tier of your business, not that you can undertake rudimentary tactical responsibilities. Here are some things to think about in order to help polish your resume to help standout:
Highlight your leadership experience
Working as part of a team is great, but can you lead a team? Highlight your experience as a leader and show that you know how to delegate responsibilities, manage people and achieve results. Can you coach team members to be their best? If you’ve worked across business verticals, highlight those working parallels.
Strategy Over Tactics
Entry-level jobs tend to be all about the execution of job responsibilities and the progression from entry-level to management is the capability to start thinking and acting more strategically with a long-term vision. Can you think ahead and foresee problems and then problem solve in order to prevent or resolve? How are you continuously helping the company move into the future?
Continuous growth is important for any career to progress. Employers value people who value themselves. If you’ve taken professional development, leadership courses or executive leadership training programs, be sure to include it on your resume.
Standing out is good as long as it’s for the right reasons. Updating an outdated resume to ensure that it highlights the traits that you want to sell and appeals to hiring managers in crucial to landing your next management position.
For additional information, please email Chris Hillman or call (815) 261-4403 x 100