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'Regular' vs. Executive Resume: Which Type of Resume is Right for You?

executive resume writing

Not all resumes are crafted alike.

 If you are an executive or aspiring executive looking for a new role, having a well-written and structured senior-level executive resume matters more than you think.

 In your ‘regular’ resume, you’ve probably included:

🖊️      Responsibilities and the skills honed during your career

🖊️      Battles won (projects completed), and

🖊️      Results achieved (accomplishments)


…and this would be enough if you are looking for roles below the Director level, for example. This regular resume is a testament to skill, adaptability, and potential.

However, to land a senior role, you must showcase much, much more.

 So, what do you exactly need to put on your executive-style resume?

 The executive resume is a declaration of leadership, vision, and impact – and your focus MUST be on that if you want to stand out in the sea of other, super-qualified candidates.

Here is what your executive resume needs to show:

🏆      Specific metrics and outcomes of leadership initiatives (revenue growth, cost reductions, market expansion, team development), demonstrating tangible impact

🏆      Clear leadership narrative, highlighting strategic initiatives, and demonstrating how you influenced growth and transformation

🏆      Powerful action verbs and leadership terminology

🏆      Purpose - emphasising not just the ability to lead but to innovate, inspire, and drive significant business outcomes

 Does your resume have all this?

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