At some point in every executive’s career, they’ve had to write their first six-figure resume—or at least the resume they hoped would win them a six-figure income. If you are working on your first executive resume, then this is undoubtedly a great time in your career. Make the most of it by taking the right resume-writing steps.
Show You’re a Great Return On Investment (ROI)
Probably one of the biggest investments an employer can make is in taking on a new worker, especially one who is earning a high income. They expect a lot from you and hope you will be a great return on their investment. It’s up to you to prove that you are.
A great way to do so is by quantifying how you’ve made a difference with past employers. By showing how many people you’ve managed, how much money you’ve earned for the company, how many weeks or months that you managed specific projects, etc., you not only quantify your results but help the prospective employer to envision how you can do the same for them.
Research the Company to Which You’re Applying
When applying for an executive-level job, it’s important to know as much as possible about the company in which you’re interested. And getting your hands on the job posting is just the beginning.
Once you have gained insight into the job position, it’s time to conduct research on the company. Try looking for current news to see if the company has encountered any struggles. If it has, you could think of ways to solve their problems by showing how you’ve addressed similar issues in the past.
Prove Your Knowledge of the Industry Through Branding
As a beginning executive, it’s important to prove to an employer that you have a vast knowledge of your industry. How better to do that than by branding yourself as an expert in your field.
If you already have an industry-related blog, then add the URL to your resume. Also, list speaking engagements, publications you’ve been quoted in, organizational affiliations, etc. It’s great to show how much you know about your industry and how you’re respected for your wisdom. The more information you can add to your resume to prove it, the better.
It’s a great feeling to know that you’re taking great strides in your career—especially if you’re stepping into the six-figure realm. With the executive-level right in your sights, it’s important that you do what it takes to show that you’re definitely in the right place.
An exceptional resume authority, Jessica Hernandez and her team of credentialed writers partner with professional- and executive-level candidates to open doors to jobs at prestigious corporations, achieving over a 99% interview-winning success rate. For examples of branded resumes and Great Resumes Fast’s blog on resume writing tips, visit http://www.greatresumesfast.com.
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Jessica Hernandez, President, CEO & Founder of Great Resumes Fast
Hi, I’m Jessica. I started this company back in 2008 after more than a decade directing hiring practices at Fortune 500 companies.
What started as a side hustle (before that was even a word!) helping friends of friends with their resumes has now grown into a company that serves hundreds of happy clients a year. But the personal touch? I’ve kept that.
You might have seen me featured as a resume expert in publications like Forbes, Fast Company, and Fortune. And in 2020, I was honored to be named as a LinkedIn Top Voice of the year!
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