Thursday, January 21, 2010

Executive Job Search Tips - How To Prepare An Executive Level Job Resume

By Jason Lee

If you are not qualified up to the mark and just making resume will not mean that you will get a job. Simply designing a resume will not get you a job either nor will it open up doors or knock down obstacles in your path. Generally entry level or mid level resume's is not longer than executive resumes. Everything in the resumes should have a specific career target and should show a specific caliber of whom you are and why you are valuable.

1. Start your resume with a summary rather than an objective, it should highlight your strongest selling point or say your USP. It would enable a reader to consider you as asset. The main point to note here is that through this you should be able to convey the type of profile you are searching for and your major career contribution.

2 Showing chronologically work history is always a good idea. In case, responding to any recruiters online, your purpose won't be fulfilled if your resume does not show your work history in a chronological manner as most employers like to easily go-through it thatway followed by a powerful introduction. Properly display details of your job, employer and the time-period of job assignment even when trying to show any not-so-shining recent experience. If not following these standards, the probability of your resume making way to further gets diminished.

3 Your Resume should be more about that what you did instead what were your duties in the job. Rather than describing your scope of responsibility describe your achievements and contribution. Things you did to improve the revenue, profitability, productivity, customer satisfaction or contribution to other business objective. As an Executive it is better to be focus on strategic contribution rather than administrative task. By doing all this things be sure that you are communicating the big picture in your resume. Employers are pretty intelligent; they can make assumptions based on the job titles.

4 Your impact will be more if you highlight your contributions in a context or as a specific challenge. Instead of writing that you have increased the revenue by 23 percent you should write that you reversed the downward revenue trend by focusing business development efforts in niche markets. And then you achieved the profitability for the first time since 2002. Use of the bullets and indentations make the information easy to absorb. Never make mistakes of spellings, punctuations or grammatical errors .

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