Searching for a job is challenging even in a good economy. Today, jobs seekers are competing against an increased pool of candidates for a limited number of positions posted online. If your executive resume doesn’t articulate a clear value within seconds, an opportunity can be lost. While it’s difficult to differentiate in an email, follow a few of these tips to increase your job results:
Represent a Clear Value
As a job seeker, it is your responsibility to concisely articulate your relevance to the position you are applying to. Be sure to highlight what you can do for the company and how you will stand out from the pool of applicants.
Consistency is critical when writing an executive resume. Whether a potential employer or professional staffing firm is reviewing your resume, be sure that the information is presented consistently from a printed resume to an employment history on LinkedIn.
Back it Up
Validate your professional expertise and performance by incorporating testimonials from previous employers, colleagues, or clients, who can intelligently speak to your professional performance.
Format & Spell Check
Even at the executive level, format and spelling errors count. It can be the smallest detail that creates doubt or a misperception at first glance.
Follow these tips and increase your ability to standout in an employers inbox!