Crafting the perfect resume is a daunting task even for CEOs and C-suite execs. Like many applicants, they also struggle with aptly describing their prior work experience and explaining what they bring to a new employer, says executive resume writer Laura Smith-Proulx.
Getting this description right can be critical. Employers need to understand what you'll bring to an organization and how you compare to other applicants.
An effective way to tackle this section of the resume, says Smith-Proulx, is by answering this simple question: "What's my legacy?"
Posing this question as you re-read every bullet point and resume blurb can help you focus on the mark you have made at each company — and know if your description tells that story.
Perhaps, you were great at building consensus, spotting new market opportunities or leading a team. Whatever the case may be, your resume should explicitly state how you effected change and the reader should understand how your workplace changed with you in it. Be descriptive. Use numbers. "Really show those achievements through metrics," says Smith-Proulx.