8 Secrets Of Senior Executive Resume Writing

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In a job market as competitive as today's, each job seeker must employ every advantage possible. This is especially true for senior executives, given their level of compensation and the strong competition for these positions. A powerful senior executive resume is your most important career advancement tool and its creation should not be taken lightly.

Successful senior executive resume writing requires focus, organization, understanding of the prospective employer and strong content. Here are my eight tips improve your senior executive resume writing skills.

1. While your senior executive resume describes your accomplishments, its focus is not you. The prospective employer is your resume's true focus. Each resume section should reinforce why hiring you would benefit the company.

2. Consider a job search a sales process. The product is you; the customers are the prospective employers and your resume as a brochure. Design your senior executive resume to create interest in the product (you) by demonstrating your future value to the organization.

3. The first thing a reader sees, your contact information, must present a professional individual. The use of nicknames or funny email addresses will limit your potential success. Build credibility from your very first words.

4. Use the career objective section of your resume to convince prospective employers that you seek the position they are offering. The moment the reader believes you are either unqualified or uninterested, you are no longer in contention.

5. Descriptions of your past career achievements are the most important part of your executive resume. Present yourself as a successful, motivated individual. This is much more than a list of past job titles. It should show how your abilities created past success benefiting your past employers. Provide quantified, tangible information detailing these successes.

6. Know your customer, or in this case the prospective employer. Senior executives are selected not for what they personally do, but for their ability to lead others to success. Leadership is always a prized quality. Create excitement in the reader as you detail how your leadership led to important organizational success.

7. Your educational achievements are more than a list of past degrees. Senior executives have built important skills through professional development and community involvement. Do not forget to include past leadership in trade associations, professional societies or prestigious civic organizations. Just remember to keep it professionally related.

8. The truly successful resume not only contains impressive information, it looks attractive and is easy to read quickly. Format your senior executive resume with short, easy to read paragraphs and use an attractive type font.

Happy job hunting!
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J. Peter Grant is an executive for a major National Corporation and writes articles on how to craft a powerful senior executive resume writing. For more information, please visit www.ExecutiveResumeSecrets.com

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This article was published on 2011/04/01