Executive resume errors

Take These Overused, Trite Words Off Your Executive Resume

In the market for a top executive role? Remove these redundant and worn-out words from your executive resume!

How to Write a CFO Resume That Reflects Your Leadership Brand

Pursuing your next step up the career ladder as CFO or Controller? Your CFO resume must connect the dots from tactical details, such as financial reporting or systems, to strategic advisor and CEO partner. By showing examples of strategic decision-making and forecasting, IT oversight, performance recommendations, and Board influence, your CFO resume will position you … Continue reading How to Write a CFO Resume That Reflects Your Leadership Brand

How to Write a CIO Resume for Interview-Winning Results

Aiming for a C-level or Director role leading an enterprise IT organization? You’ve probably wondered how to transform your resume from a list of technical skills in order to reach the corner office. How can you craft a brand message strong enough to get attention for a CIO, IT Director, or CTO role? Working with … Continue reading How to Write a CIO Resume for Interview-Winning Results

Will Your Executive Resume Make the Grade?

As a writer who works with executives on a daily basis, I see many different types of “before” resumes – some good, some not so much. Invariably, the question arises as I talk to executive job hunters: Is my resume really THAT bad? Do I really need to work on it, or will it just … Continue reading Will Your Executive Resume Make the Grade?

The 5 Essentials of a Powerful VP Sales Resume

Want to be considered for a coveted Vice President of Sales role – with a leadership resume that promotes you far above a Sales Manager or Director? You’ll face an uphill battle if you rely solely on the same metrics and quota figures that nailed your current position. Here’s why: employers assume that a VP-level … Continue reading The 5 Essentials of a Powerful VP Sales Resume

How to Write Your Resume When You’re NOT The Perfect Candidate

If your career trajectory contains a few speed bumps (such as a gap in work history or job hopping), you're among the multitudes in this job market. Given the state of economic affairs over the past few years, most job seekers don’t fit the classic picture of a “stable” work history at a single employer … Continue reading How to Write Your Resume When You’re NOT The Perfect Candidate