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    Executive Resume
    Best Practice

    A strong executive resume is key to accessing your next career opportunity. Whether you are working with an executive recruiter to find your next role or networking to identify new opportunities, you will need a compelling resume to succinctly tell your professional story and highlight your achievements. As an executive, you have likely held multiple roles and worked your way up across organizations. You will want to be aware of the key differences that can help you stand out for VP, C-suite, and board roles.  

    Despite record low unemployment, an eye-tracking study found that job seekers have just 7.4 seconds to make an impression on recruiters with their resume.

    Expected Outcomes

    By the end of this CAP, you will be able to create an effective resume that...
    • Positions you for new executive positions (C-suite, Board roles)
    • Tells your professional story using strong executive language 
    • Attracts recruiters within the first 7 seconds
    • Gets past an Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

    This CAP is for you if…

    • You are actively searching for a new leadership role
    • You are planning for a transition in the future
    • You want to be prepared for new opportunities that may come your way  

    Growth & Learning

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    Put it into Practice

    It’s time to put what you learned into real-world practice. Here are a few steps you can take


    Executive Resume Checklist

    Review your current resume against the Executive Resume Checklist and identify opportunities for improvement.


    Evidence Based Bullet Points

    Utilize the Writing Effective Bullet Points Learning Practice Activity to craft strong, evidence-based resume bullet points. 


    Connect with an ECS

    Connect with your Executive Career Strategist to discuss your resume and ensure your document effectively conveys your professional story.


    Connect With a Coach

    Each member has access to an Executive Career Strategist who is tasked with helping you achieve your professional goals. 

    Connect with an Executive Career Strategist to...

    • Discuss the target audience for your resume and how the resume addresses the key messages they are seeking
    • Seek high-level feedback on your resume. 
    • Obtain help on a specific element of your resume.
    • Practice succinct stories for your interview that speak to the accomplishments in your resume.