it resume makeover: how to create an effective executive resume
In this resume makeover, the recipient felt he was ready for a C-level position in IT, but didn't feel that his resume reflected his potential for such a role. Albeit his networking efforts, numerous applications, and phone interviews, he hadn't been able to land an offer. Cheryl Simpson, president of Executive Resume Rescue, was tasked with reformatting what she described as a "fractured resume."
Simpson tackled the most important element of his resume first by creating a strong introduction and summary at the top of the first page with relevant keywords and core competencies. She described it as creating a brand for yourself, and delivering all the most pertinent and relevant information in the first one third of the resume.
Next, she restricted the recipient's most recent role, since that is the role most hiring managers will be most interested in. Finally, she emphasized the recipient's experience, because she felt he was selling himself short. By introducing the applicant at the beginning of the resume, strengthening and defining his most recent role, and emphasizing his accomplishments, Macpherson helped this makeover recipient craft, in his words, a "wonderful and concise" resume.
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