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In today’s cluttered resume environment, many people either fail to define their impacts (results they delivered) or, if they do have results, they don’t put them in context by giving the reader a reference scale in order to fully appreciate your value
In our executive resume writing and coaching package we explain how to uncover your value in the resume (click here). When job seekers fail to define their results, they are ignored. Put it this way, if you don’t properly uncover the results you delivered to past employers, then your value is hidden and hidden value is invisible.
Thus you are invisible to potential employers – invisible men/women don’t get called into interviews. If we want to write a great resume that can “wow” hiring executives, we really need to consider the target audience’s perspective. From the employer’s point of view, it is expected that at each job you held over the course of your career you will have delivered tangible value – value that can be quantified. Let’s call this the “My Value Proposition” resume style (MVP).
A compelling MVP resume will produce interviews as long as you reveal how you delivered results, within the context of actions you took to reach those results (i.e. the tactics and strategies you used) and the challenges that you had to overcome. A good question at this point is, “Why do I need to define my results?”
The best answer I can give you is that results are more impressive and believable when illustrated in the right context. If you neglect to include them, you will oftentimes fall into the “Name It-Claim It” dilemma. Which basically means that you can claim any result you like, but most employers are highly skeptical and tend to dismiss anything that is not clear, or that is confusing or simply does not jump their skeptical hurdles. Using the “Executive Resume and Management Assessment Tool” we show you how to mitigate the negative effect of a skeptical review and write a compelling resume (click here to learn more).
What Are The Three Keys To Writing A Compelling Executive Resume & Searching For Management Jobs?
Unexpected job opportunities catch most professionals off-guard the same way a flat tire does. But a little forethought along with this 3-key managment job search overview, can protect your career like a can of Fix-It-Flat saves a suit from tire marks. We can’t always expect sufficient warning when a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity comes knocking. If you’re unprepared to grasp the gold ring as it flies you will have to hastily compose a resume, and that rush job has a better chance of hurting your chances than winning the offer.
Good careers require that you put together an executive resume now, while you have time, rather than later, when you don’t.
Speaking of time, the best time to find a great management/executive job is when you don’t need one. If you prepare now for unexpected career situations your payoff is better quality of life and a more rewarding career path.
Key One – Executive Resumes & Management Job Searches
Key #1 – A Great Executive Resume. Most people don’t like to think that it all begins with how you look on paper. But they’re just kidding themselves. Even a well-respected executive with a sterling reputation and strong network must present his or her qualifications to each link in a hiring chain. Even if your lucky enough to have a friend inside the company you want to work for, an internal champion, this champion is only a one link in the chain and the entire chain needs to be on the same page (i.e., reading a compelling resume) to bring you into the organization.
In other words your ability to land a job is only as good as the weakest link in the chain. Since most people hate writing a resume they leave the task to the last moment and then state bland functional data that doesn’t strongly support a positive hiring decision -we’ll show you how to change that with the Executive Talent Assessment. The key to a powerful resume is proving your value.
Proving value means that you explain the:
- Results of the projects or assignments you’ve lead or supported.
If you can prove that you’re worth much more than your salary, getting hired becomes a no-brainer for the staffing manager.
Key Two – Executive Resumes & Management Job Searches
Tool #2 A Great Cover Letter A cover letter in relationship to the executive resume is like a tie to a business suit. The cover letter complements the resume as the tie complements the suit. The perfect cover letter is concise, focused and direct. It needs to illuminate key areas that the reader should focus on in the resume and the letter should be composed in three paragraphs. A great cover letter explains who you are as professional, highlights compelling career facts that are supported in detail in the resume, and finally, justifies why a further interview is needed to discuss your abilities. The typical mistake people make with their cover letters is they are too terse, meaning they are perfunctory not illuminating, or they reiterate each position they’ve held and make it too long. Always keep in mind the old saying, ‘what have you done for me lately’? The cover letter should summarize how your most recent role is a progressive step in an ever more challenging career path.
Key Three – Executive Resumes & Management Job Searches
Key #3 A Great Network Do you agree with the following bromide; what you know isn’t always as important as who you know. If true, why do we spend almost no time building a professional network?
The three easiest ways to develop a network are;
- Become active in your church, neighborhood community, condo association or humanitarian organization such as Rotary International.
- Subscribe to trade publications that cater to your industry and attend events, trade shows or conventions (it is wise to read what your boss’ boss reads).
- Join a professional group, business club or trade association, i.e. The American Marketing Association, the Chamber of Commerce, local alumni association chapter or business club such as The Plaza Club.
Once you have prepared your 3-key components to a successful management/executive job search, you can respond to any job opportunity on a moment’s notice. Since opportunities are ephemeral, if they are not pursued quickly they don’t wait around. These three tools, resume, cover letter and professional network ensure that you don’t miss the chance.
Executive Resume Talent Assessment
The final key to a successful management and executive job search is getting help writing your executive resume by assessing your managment contributions in a way that expresses to your potential employer the “gold” of your background and makes you the obvious choice out of a stack of candidates (click here to learn more about our executive talent assessment tool).