Do you ever watch those “Year in Review” segments on television and marvel at how broadcasters manage to convert the essence of a year into a three-minute story? Identifying essential content is a crucial skill for journalists because a lot happens in just one year and the duration of their segments must be adhered to—or they lose their audience.
Imagine trying an approach like that with your career and your executive resume: a “Career in Review,” if you will?
It’s not easy.
Many of my clients approach me because they are leaders in their industry, have been with their company for more than ten years, and are struggling to separate the “must include” information from the “nice to include” information in their executive resume. They have achieved great success but need to identify their career milestones and determine a compelling narrative for their executive resume.
When I begin working with my clients, I ask them to take a step back and think about their tangible achievements, such as:
- The teams they have assembled
- The sizes of the businesses they have led
- The brands or products they have developed or launched
- The complex business problems they have solved
- The business changes they have steered
- The technology they have implemented
- The new strategies they have employed
- The markets they have penetrated or channels they have expanded
This approach arms me with some of the essential building blocks I need to begin to craft an effective—and concise—executive resume.
If you are looking for a partner to help make you as marketable as possible, contact me today to learn more about how we can work together.