Executive Resume Writing

To help you achieve your executive resume writing objectives, Employment360.com have teamed up with Resume Edge The Net’s Premier Executive Resume Writing and Editing Service to bring you the following advice on writing your executive resume and examples of executive resumes.

Webster defines an executive as "a person whose function is to administer or manage affairs of a corporation, division, department, group of companies, etc."

This can be the president, director, chief executive officer, chief financial officer, chief information officer, controller, executive director, vice president, general manager, treasurer, principal, owner, and the list goes on.

Generally, a person in such a position has strategically worked his/her way to the top echelons of management over a period of at least ten years. Executives tend to have many relevant past positions, credentials, achievements, published articles, speaking engagements, community service activities, and other important qualifications.

In order to reflect this experience, an executive resume is almost always more than one page. In fact, it can be as long as it needs to be in order to convince the reader that the candidate has what it takes to manage an organization effectively.

Just because an executive resume is long, however, doesn't mean it should be wordy. Resume writing 'rules' are even more important when applied to executive resume writing.

Because the number of applicants for an executive position is generally not as large as for lower-level positions, every word of an executive's resume will be read many times before a decision is made.

Make sure every word you write serves a purpose and give serious consideration to the use of a professional executive resume writing or editing service.

As a general rule, executive resume writing should be conservative in style. Senior-level management is considered a very sober position with considerable responsibility, so there is no room for frivolity.

That doesn't mean, however, that the resume design must be boring. The effective use of type style, white space, and discrete graphic lines can make your resume stand out from the crowd.

You can use the following resume examples to help you with your own executive resume writing:

Don’t be surprised if the resume writing process takes many days. It takes awhile to find the perfect structure, content and wording. If you have the time, spend a week away from your draft and return to it with fresh eyes.

To help you with your executive resume, Employment360.com highly recommend the use of ResumeEdge Executive Resume Writing Services who are also The Wall Street Journal’s executive resume writing partner of choice.

Their Harvard-educated editors will work with you to professionally edit or write your executive resume to ensure that this is unique and memorable and persuades the recruiter that you are the best candidate for interview.


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