How To Give Your Boring Executive Resume Some Style

34014067_sThe first rule of resumes is that Content is KING! No matter how snazzy your resume looks, if your content doesn’t convey value it’s unlikely to generate job interviews.

That said, having a well formatted resume infused with some style can help set you apart from your competition.

When it comes to formatting, the biggest problem with DIY resumes is sloppiness.

This is often seen in inconsistent bullets, employment dates that have migrated across the page, and teeny, tiny or weird fonts that no one can read.

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Satisfy An Employer’s Need To Know “What’s In It For Me?”

23122011_sThe best way to get the attention of potential employers, to get them to contact you for an interview is to clearly demonstrate your value.

That means how you’ve solved problems for your current employer.

Employers aren’t looking for someone to take care of daily activities.

They’re looking for someone who will have an impact on the team, the department, or even the company. They want to know “What’s In It For Me?”

If you’re not a senior executive you may think this doesn’t apply to you.

But, it does.

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