Be it while starting a fresh career or when one is at senior profile, crafting a killer resume always haunts everyone. With so many things to take care of, and then making sure that only “the right words” are put in, the task of selling the capabilities via resume is really tiresome.
Well, we have shared so many tips for the fresher and mid level jobs resume tips, and now for the first time, we have come for the senior profiles. Let’s talk about replacing your career Objective to Executive Summary.
Tip 1: Creating Executive Summary
Earlier, your resume’s top most section might be talking about career objective, but now it’s dead for you. With the increased years of experience, you have to come up with a well framed, hard-hitting summary that’ll depict you as dead-on fit for the next leadership role.
Your summary statement can either be a total game changer or a complete waste of space. The first 2-3 concise & strong statement of your resume will only market your capabilities efficiently if you properly summarize your skills & experience for the particular job position. And yes, your summary bullets shouldn’t talk about what other sections of resume will say.
Check out these 3 steps to hit the bolt
Step 1: Identify where you are heading to:
You already know your next aim so identifying the exact skills & experience for the same isn’t a challenge. However, in case you are not sure about what your next big move would be, then try to answer these questions:
- What are my most enjoyed skills?
- What are your most proud moments/accomplishments? How can these exemplify my abilities?
- Which top 3 issues, topics, or areas am I passionate about?
Step 2: Time to Analyze
It’s time to research and do the analysis. For this, research about companies, read relevant industry news articles, analyze job descriptions you’re interested in and ask yourself questions like:
- One thing that is valued most in this industry.
- List of experiences, skills, and characteristics that matters in the job
- If you were the hiring manger, what would you have looked at?
Step 3: Figure out
Last, you have to identify where do you best fit, what are your ultimate goals, and based on that you need to refine your Key Selling Points. These points must clearly talk about the value that you can add to the organization. To do this without a fail, answering these questions would be helpful:
- What’s my most impactful selling point?
- What are you best at?
- What’s the intersection point of your desire & industry’s need?
And here, you are not just ready with a precise and hard hitting summary but by now you are also clear in your mind about what you can bring to the table and what you need to work upon.