Executive leadership resume best practices are constantly changing. A professionally written CEO resume can make all the difference in an executive job transition, bringing in more interviews, better positions, bigger offers, and faster transitions. Harnessing modern CEO resume strategies and trends gives you a competitive edge, reduces your frustration during your search, and unlocks more doors.
The best CEO resumes will strategically integrate the following.
Three Resume Examples for CEOs with Graphics
- Appropriate Length: If there is one question about resumes that never seems to be answered, the question is “how many pages should my resume be?” Well, we have an answer for you: “it depends.” These resume samples vary from 1 page to 3 pages, but the length itself isn’t the magic answer. The most important thing to consider when thinking about the length of your resume is that all the details are directly related to your target position. Let the value of the information dictate the length of your document.
- Graphics: The best CEO resumes break up the monotony of bullets with eye-catching graphics and highlighted text. Look at James Adams’ A couple of well-placed and meaningful graphics draw your attention to valuable information and create a visually appealing design.
- Tasteful Formatting & Obvious Sections: Bryan Bayer’s resume is a prime example of well-categorized and formatted information; it is easy to find the information you are looking for at a glance. The candidate’s target role, scope of work, previous position titles, and key accomplishments and skills are clearly laid out without being visually overwhelming or hard to find.
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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.
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