Two distinct types of positions require different types of resumes and cover letters
You have earned an internationally accredited designation as an eMBA graduate. Your resume should reflect your new skills and status as an ambitious business leader. It’s time to say goodbye to your old resume and create a new executive achievement document. In fact, the Presidential Suite of services offers you two audience specific resumes, one for executive level positions and a second resume for board appointments. With decades of experience as a Certified Professional Resume Writer, Martin knows how to write effective resumes aimed with precision to the very different hiring influencers for two very different types of positions you might be seeking in the near future as you advance your career.
An Executive Level Corporate Resume commands attention from both state-of-the-art screening technology and hiring influencers.
Martin’s Executive Level Corporate Resume is for executives seeking to use their new eMBA designation to advance to the next career level. The format and wording is tailored to make it past the prevalence of screening technology parsing and rejecting up to 75% of all resumes. Your new corporate resume is strategically designed to make you the STAR of your own career adventure. Your One Word, Personal Brand, and Value Proposition are both highlighted and supported by quantifiable accomplishment statements. Your Executive Level Cover Letters are a vibrant, seductive first impression that sparks interest and encourages the reader to turn the page to learn more about you.
A Board Resume is a very different document.
Board Resumes differ in format, style, and tone. A corporate resume is engaging, filled with your personal branding, career achievements, quantifiable statements, and draws the reader into 2-3 pages of marketing your contributions, your skill set, and your cultural fit for a particular position and employer. A Board resume is bland by any comparison, aimed not at making a one-on-one connection, but is targeted for the Nominating and Governance Committee in charge of the board recruitment process. Committee members aren’t looking for shining corporate stars, they’re looking for exceptional high-level candidates familiar with corporate governance and compliance who can take a longer view, protect shareholder interests, and who are comfortable and effective with decision-making through consensus and collaboration. The information on your Board Resume must be focused, concise, and requires a different, higher-level strategy from the Corporate Resume.
An Executive Level Resume ensures that your resume stands out and grabs attention.
An executive resume needs to stand out, highlight your STAR qualities, and make it clear why you are the perfect fit for the position of interest. It needs to not only get you through the screening software, but must also be seductive enough to catch the interest of the influential people who read it.
A Board Resume is targeted to command respect and interest at the highest levels.
This resume stands out by offering an efficient, concise picture of your accomplishments, skills, and achievements without any extraneous detail. It’s so different from the resumes you have created before; professional expertise is advisable to create the Board Resume that resonates with committees of decision makers.
The Presidential Suite of services includes a full selection of cover letters each written for a specific purpose.
A solid handshake, a great suit, and a confident elevator pitch aren’t the only methods of creating a stellar first impression.
Advertisement: A standard corporate cover letter that markets you for a specific job.
Recruiter: An introduction designed to cater to what a recruiter needs to know to submit your resume.
Direct Mail: The “cold call” of cover letters, designed to highlight your value to a targeted company.
Networking: A self-referral letter, to introduce and market yourself through a shared contact.
Pain: An unusual approach, displaying the research you have done to understand a potential employer’s pain points to present you as the perfect proactive executive to alleviate that pain by resolving the company’s critical issues.