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Climbing Up: The Key to Gilt-Edged Executive Resumes

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Everybody has this idea of rich men in an expensive-looking corporate suit when you talk of company executives. What most people commonly misconceive is that being an administrator is also a job, that even the higher ups in the corporate ladder also need to apply as everybody else does.

Tips on How Write Executive Resumes

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Anyhow, for the chosen few who got what it takes to be a qualified administrative officer, here are certain facts and tips on how to get a job promotion and be in tune with the procedures of the higher job market:

1. Majority of companies hire top management officers through a specialized recruitment firm.

This means that unlike normal jobs, you will rarely see a posting for such work in the newspaper ads or the internet. In order for the company to eliminate scams, they are hiring recruitment firms to find pick the cream of the crop for them.  This means that before you land the interview in the company, you have to undergo first through the rigorous sifting of agencies. So you have to stand out from a pack of (who knows,) equally qualified candidates. The key to ditching the difficult elimination process is to write a clear-cut and convincing executive resume.

2. Project a confident image, emphasize what you can do for the company.

If you want to get your target salary, then look like you deserve it. Don’t tell, show what you are able to accomplish. Remember one clear rule: write first what they want to know.  If you think they won’t care much about your goals in life until the interview day, then rework your objective into something aligned with what specific things you can do to the company. Put it this way: industries hire you because of what you can contribute, not on what you want to receive. Give the air of an accountable, hardworking, and confident boss that you are going to be.

3. Mention about how much you make for your former employer.

This is not to brag about the money, it’s about proving that you are capable of doing such for a team you’re in. Employers are using your former achievements as a reference on what to expect when you perform as one of them. That’s why you have to put them in your application document. Give them specifics in order to ascertain that you’ve played a vital role in your former organization, and so you will in their company.

4. Brand yourself at your pleasure.

What you call yourself will be your reality. So pick the best name that will describe you as a professional. Be confident about it, back it up with background and achievements. Most of all, be consistent with the branding. Don’t compare yourself with others unless it’s to bring out your competitive edge.  Show how this strength can lead to greater success for the company. Find where your assets are and focus on them.

Certainly, winning a high niche in the corporate ladder gives some pain in the neck, even to the best job candidates. Applying to recruiters is bothersome, writing a killer executive resume is difficult; but remember that taking a step up is always harder than going down or just walking straight ahead. Learning to market yourself is always worth it all.

For more tips on how to grow your career, read more from Resume Prime‘s blog.

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