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7 Executive Resume Mistakes That Can Sink Your Job Search

Abby Locke | CAREEREALISM-Approved Expert

March 24, 2010

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If your job search strategy keeps running into a brick wall whenever you send out your executive resume or you are repeatedly receiving phone calls for lower paying positions that are below your capabilities, it may be time to re-examine your executive resume layout.

One of the main things to remember is your executive resume is a strategic marketing tool and its main objective should be a “Sell Me” not “Tell Me” document. Creating a laundry list of job responsibilities and task-driven statements, on your executive resume only tells readers what you get paid to do. However, hiring managers and executive recruiters are interested in learning more about what you can do for them – the best way to highlight and illustrate that is through your qualifications, expertise, personal brand, length and breadth of experience, and bottom-line impact and quantifiable results.

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