Basic Statistics in Today’s Market You Need To Understand
ï On average, your executive resume will be looked at for only 10 seconds!!
ï The average person in today’s labor market is in a job for only 2.5 to 3 years.
ï After graduating from college, most people can expect to have 12 to 16 jobs in their lifetime.
7 Styles of Resumes You Need to Be Aware Of
There are basically seven types of executive resume forms from which you can choose. You will most likely select the one that best suits your style, with the understanding that in certain unique situations, you may want turn to some of the other alternatives.
1. Reverse chronological (preferred one)
2. Combination type, both chronological and functional
4. Biographical letter (the “no resume” resume)
5. “Handbill” resume and mini resume
6. “Tell-all” resume
7. Targeted resume
Initially, spend most of your time building your accomplishment list. Then focus on creating a quality “Summary” that will successfully position you for the type of job you want to interview for. At the same time, differentiate yourself from the other executive job candidates who are vying for the same position.
Set a timer for 10 seconds and conduct a mock pre-interview with a friend. When the timer goes off, have your friend tell you what they know about you and your professional executive background based on reading/scanning your resume for 10 to 15 seconds.
If you are not happy with their answer, look at your resume and try to figure out where you message is breaking down.
Bear in mind that 90% of people finding executive jobs are currently succeeding through networking. Keep working on your list of 200 target companies. In your research, you will uncover what traits and qualities they are looking for in an executive employee. That is precisely the information you need to customize in your executive resume, executive cover letters, and executive follow-up letters to them.
Remember in your initial contact with a company to send a two-page customized executive resume that is detailed but brief. You want to entice the executive hiring authority into asking for additional information. That will necessitate him or her having to reach out to you to set up an interview.
Save your long, full executive resume for your second face-to-face interview. After you have completed your first interview, you will have a better idea of how to customize your executive resume to address the company’s specific needs.
This is Marketing 101. Remember that you are the product. Keep doing this method over and over for every target company, and before you know it, you’ll have sold yourself.
Before I leave you today, I would like to leave you with a thought for today . . .
Capitalize on Your Strengths
Thomas Alva Edison was almost deaf. But he didn’t waste
valuable time trying to teach himself to hear. Instead, he
concentrated on the things he did best: thinking, organizing,
and creating. And he became great because of it.
*** The above material is are excerpts from my newest executive job search book, The NEW Rules of Job Search â€“ How to Land an Executive Job in the New Economy, Chapter 3 â€“ Secrets to a Homerun with Your Resume.
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