Things I Hear as a Top Executive Resume Writer
As a top executive resume writer, I have the privilege of speaking with many CEOs, CFO, CIOs, etc. on a weekly basis. These are just a few of the statements I hear over and over again from these executives in career transition:
“I have not had to look for a position ever – they have always come to me.”
“I really don’t know much about today’s job market; I haven’t had to look for positions for many years.”
“My resume is extremely dated and doesn’t represent me the way I would like it to.”
“I have tried to write about myself and my accomplishments, but it is just proved to be too difficult.”
“I have done so many things and amassed so many executive level skills at this point in my career, my resume would be 5 pages long if I wrote it.”
These are all very common, frustrating situations for top executives, and all very good reasons that they seek to employ certified, top executive resume writers to design their C-level resumes. Yet, many executives would still actually try to write their own resumes.
Why You Need Your C-Level Resume Written Professionally
The ROI of working with a top executive resume writer to design a C-level resume is evident. The leverage a well-written professional C-level resume provides usually equates to more interviews in less time and often, more money. Ostensibly, C-level executives who invest in professional leadership resumes will recoup their initial investment or often see a return in the form of an increased salary, more interviews, a shorter job search, etc..
An executive resume is a leadership document that is strategically planned out and designed to convey your value by telling your story and communicating the metrics-driven accomplishments you have a track record for. When done right, it sets the peg higher for initial conversations and builds the value of who you can be to a potential employer. It should create intrigue and pull opportunities to you.
A C-level resume that is professionally created ensures that your story is told crisply and in a compelling manner. The set up and delivery is compiled for easy reading – it is interesting – and white space is respected. Accomplishments are set in tables, perhaps shown on a graph, and your top-branded accomplishments are called out in short sound bites. This gives your reader satisfaction at the cursory glance.
It is rarely disputed that a top executive resume writer is a valuable resource for your C-level resume, as the investment often pays back very well. Your writer can also serve as trusted sounding boards for executive decisions during a job search and provide other valuable resources, such as LinkedIn design and optimization, recruiter distributions and more.
Why Executives Shouldn’t Write Their Own Resumes
Common mistakes executives make when they write their own resumes include big blocks of text and simply including too much information. These sub-par resumes do not adequately convey leadership strengths or give the stellar first impression needed to land interviews for an executive level position. If you write your own resume and feel the backlash of silence from recruiters and job boards you have submitted your resume to, you will be tempted to feel a loss of confidence in the job market and possibly in your own value. A C-level resume written by a top executive resume writer means you can step out with confidence – and this good energy will carry over to your interviews.
What Makes Me Top Executive Resume Writer
Mary Elizabeth Bradford is a Certified Executive Resume Master (CERM), Internationally Certified Master Resume Writer (CMRW), Certified Master Career Director (MCD) and Certified International Advanced Resume Writer (CARW) and a member of Career Directors International, Career Thought Leaders, The Professional Association of Resume Writers and The National Resume Writers Association.
Mary Elizabeth Bradford and her elite team of award-winning, certified, top executive resume writers and former top executive recruiters and global HR executives help many of the world’s premier CEOs and thought leaders secure the transitions and compensation packages they want.
If you’re interested in learning how I can create a powerful executive resume for you, click here to set up a 15-minute introductory call. I offer several executive resume writing services that also include coaching, as well as LinkedIn optimization, resume distribution, and more. Let me help you create a career package and strategy that work.