Why an Executive Resume Is Still Your Most Important Career Document


BlueSteps recently hosted an #ExecCareer Chat on the topic of executive interviews, featuring Jose Ruiz, from Alder Koten, and Luis Truchado, from Odgers Berndtson Iberia.

Some of the questions asked included:

  • Is an executive’s resume still their most important career document? Why or why not?
  • Is there anything executives often include in their resumes that you think should be left out?
  • What do executive search consultants and hiring managers look for specifically in a resume?
  • Do you prefer executives submit a 1-3 page resume or are longer resumes OK?
  • How do you recommend executives approach keyword optimization in their resumes?
  • How do you recommend executives display career gaps in their resumes that occurred due to health issues?
  • If an executive is looking to change industries, how should they position this on their resume?
  • Should an executive’s LinkedIn profile match their resume exactly? If not how should it differ?
  • How does a board resume differ from a regular executive resume?

If you missed it, catch up on all the excellent advice that was given in the Storify transcript below.

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