In the midst of an executive job search – but getting little to no results from your resume?
In today’s job market, the sheer volume of competition means your executive resume faces more hurdles in landing an interview.
An unmistakable brand message that clearly positions you as a leader is a must, especially when distinguishing yourself among other executives!
If you’re frustrated with the lack of action from employers, read on for some common problems that can prevent your executive resume from conveying your true status – along with corrective tips:
1 – You’ve chosen mid-career language to describe yourself.
By the time you’ve reached at least the Director or C-suite level, “highly motivated,” “proven ability,” or “results-oriented” aren’t going to cut it anymore.
Not only are you up against candidates that are portrayed in stronger terms, but this type of language shows that you’re struggling to articulate your personal brand and executive qualifications.
A better strategy? Wrap a signature achievement into each statement or paragraph—allowing you to clearly assert your value proposition. Continue reading