Executive Resume Writing Trends for 2022

Executive Resume Writing Trends for 2022

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1. Results-Rich Content

Good content creators know that stories sell, but the stories need to be realistic, relatable, and crucially believable.  An executive resume is no different, with content tailored towards career highlights and facts that back up these claims. The resume reader will be looking for proof that the 

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1. Results-Rich Content

individual has the right skills and abilities. This calls for specifics and metrics. To fill an executive resume with results-rich content, the candidate should brainstorm using the “situation – action – result” approach.  Detail the situation faced and the challenge involved before discussing the approach to 

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1. Results-Rich Content

solving the problem and the action(s) taken. Then champion the result, with figures to back it up.

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2. Emphasis on Soft Skills

There is no doubt that resume readers are looking for capability and hard achievement, but they are looking for soft skill evidence as well.  After all, an executive is people-facing. Well-developed soft skills augment courses, certifications, or experience. Some people believe that soft 

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2. Emphasis on Soft Skills

skills are only necessary for those who are seeking customer-facing positions.  Yet virtually every position at the executive level involves contact with other people and often an ability to motivate and inspire. Executive presence and effective engagement are hard to teach, and consequently, you 

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should include evidence of soft skill capability. In any leadership race, soft skills need to come to the forefront.  These skills can include problem-solving, good communication, and a natural ability to organize and motivate a team.

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3. Storytelling

 We’ve already talked about how important it is to include results-rich content in an executive resume.  It’s essential to also use a storytelling approach to effectively merge all facts together and paint a clearer picture. Begin with a compelling headline (and this can also be 

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your elevator pitch for everyday life). It sets the tone and inspires readers to continue reading. Include a succinct leadership summary before setting out related accomplishments and big business wins.  This sets the stage and introduces the story of how you have dealt with and overcome 

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challenges and how you used your hard and soft skill sets to provide value. Finally, share more about what you stepped into within each role and where you took things, instead of just overviewing basic job tasks. Always make sure that the details within your story are relevant and relatable. Focus on 

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your accomplishments and be specific, with metrics, measurements, or numbers to back everything up.

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