Professional and Executive Resumes
In our last blog posts we have started writing about different resume writing levels. Since we have already covered the theme of an entry level resume we are moving to the next one – professional and executive resumes. This subject is more controversial as the opinions differ on this one. Nevertheless, we will present what we believe would be the best idea of how to write a professional or executive CV.
Professional and Executive Resume Writing: What’s the Difference?
Many people ask what’s the difference between those two levels of resume writing. This is a fair question because these types of application documents are for the people who have enough of professional experience. Despite the fact that a professional and an executive have a lot in common they are still different. In this article we will provide more information for our readers to help them understand the difference and highlight specific sections.
Professional resumes are documents that highlight relative work experience. By saying so we mean that one has worked for at least 5-7 years gaining necessary skills and knowledge in one or several industries. One of the most important things you can do about your professional level resume is to focus on the evidence of success. It is important to show that you didn’t just do the same thing over certain period of time without any success. Growth and progress are two main words that should be in the center of the resume. Employers always need people who can progress and offer growth to the position and the company in general.
Executive resumes are similar to the professional ones because they are written by/for people with extensive experience and qualifications. However, if the employment history from a professional CV includes entry level and managerial positions, executive resumes are all about senior management or business executives positions. Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officer, Business Directors/Owners – all of those kind of titles relate to an executive resume writing level. If you think that this level is the most appropriate for your career search you should know two words: accomplishments and results. On this stage of the career accomplishments and results matter the most. Since the employers know you have already achieved certain things they want to know what specifically you have accomplished and how it can help the company. Remember that specific numbers tell more than 4 sentences of descriptive words.
This article is meant to help you understand who you are, what things to emphasize, and what resume writing level to choose if you make your mind to order our services. It is always good to know who you are in terms of professional perspective in order to know where you are going. You can always contact our team if you need additional resume writing assistance. We will be more than willing to provide our support.