The weather is absolutely beautiful in DC and once I finish this blog post, I am headed to the gym and then enjoying the rest of this day. It's the simple things in life that keep me going.
I had an amusing conversation with a potential client who had a four-page executive resume and was insistent that she wanted it to stay the same length, but wanted a resume writer's special touch. Whenever I suggested that we cut the resume length, she was resistant and adamant that the resume was fine, it just needed a little tweaking.
Sigh...no a four-page resume is not fine. No matter how amazing and fantastic your executive career has been, no-one and I mean no-one wants to read your four-page, gorilla resume.
Remember that the executive resume serves as your "press release" for your career background, expertise, credentials and value proposition. When you get into the interview, you can give them more of the nuts and bolts of why you are the right fit and how you can best support their long-term growth objectives (of course, your executive resume shoud touch upon these points as well)
So let's get these key points in your head:
1) Your executive resume is the document that will open doors for interviews, but not substitute the actual interview
2) Your executive resume will focus on the more recent and most relevant career information that is directly related to your job search target
3) Your executive resume should get employers and recruiters excited and interested in talking with you further
4) Your executive resume should be heavily weighted with career accomplishments and quantifiable results that highlight how well you have done the job and not just your job tasks and responsibilities
5) Your executive resume is one of many career marketing documents that you will need to execute an effective job search in 2012.
Got it, now? Great...have a wonderful weekend!
About Abby, Executive Career Architect, Job Search Expert, Master Resume Writer
Ask yourself these questions:
-- Are you launching an executive job search for first time in 10+ years?
-- Are you puzzled about whether executive recruiters, online job boards, personal contacts or LinkedIn is the best strategy for you?
-- Are you still marketing that "write-it-yourself" executive resume that is getting no results?
-- Has the personal branding buzz gone over your heard because you still don't know your value proposition?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, take real action today and schedule your complimentary, career/resume strategy session with Abby Locke.
Why? She is an executive career architect helps senior-level executives to define their brand differentiation, master proactive career management strategies and command higher salaries in their fields.
This is not a free coaching session or disguished sales call, but an opportunity to engage with a leading executive career expert who can take you from stuck to stellar in your executive career.