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Executive resume template
Market your strengths

This Executive resume template, and all our samples are very basic and in no way do they represent what your own resume could be and should be. Leave that to the professionals. With each sample page I add a quick “how to” at the end that teaches you how to adjust these samples to make them your own.

Commonsense dictates that an Executive resume should have a very professional tone and polished look. Remember to use facts and figures to quantify your achievements.  Expand on your experience and sprinkle a few keywords throughout.

An Executive resume template to help you write a powerful marketing tool

Use this Executive resume template to set the right tone.

  1. Firstly, set aside several hours to build a resume.
  2. You will need quiet space and a computer with Word (recommended) or similar.
  3. Set the tone. Do your homework. Are you applying for a similar role, are you experienced in the job that you seek or is this a career change? These are questions you need to ask to tailor your resume.
  4. Set the framework. Think about your work history and quickly jot down the positions you’ve held, whom you worked for and the dates you worked there. Double check details and spelling to ensure accuracy. Go back five years - or more if you have stayed in the current job for several years.
  5. Flesh out your work history using job descriptions for each. If they are not available, you will have to work from memory. Your job is to expand on your duties.
  6. I cannot stress the importance of “fully” detailing your duties. It helps the employer understand exactly what you can do, and it helps you understand your strengths as well.
  7. Ensure the layout is attractive (check through the samples for inspiration). Do not use photographs unless your job requires it.  Strive for two to three pages (less for the US).
  8. You now have all the information you need to write a compelling summary outlining your strengths (see examples).  This paragraph goes at the beginning.
  9. If you have identified specific skills, you can add bullet points shortly following the summary i.e., Advanced Microsoft Suite Experience etc.
  10. Are you happy with the result? Good. Now proofread and have a trusted friend proofread it with you. Then check it again.
  11. And don’t forget a well-written cover letter using your strengths to target the role on offer.

You’re worth it!

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