The "executive pyramid" is a fact of business life: The higher you go, the fewer positions are available. Thus the competition becomes fiercer, and you need to set yourself apart from other candidates – all of whom will be strongly qualified, with great backgrounds (and great resumes) of their own.
Consider creating more in-depth and niche-focused documents to showcase specific aspects of your background, capabilities, and track record. Presented during an interview, they will continue to make your case after you're gone. Shared with networking contacts, they can help your allies better understand who you are and the value you offer.
We prepare documents like these for clients seeking competitive advantage:
Expanded Performance Summaries/Critical Leadership Initiatives – the most significant success stories of your career (relevant to your current targets), expanded beyond what is appropriate for a resume. Typically three to a page, these vignettes let readers understand how you solve problems and the impact you've had on companies in the past. Much of this material is uncovered during the resume development process; you might have a short assignment to prepare additional material. We then create a high-impact addendum page that is unique and distinctive.
Fee: $425 per page.
Executive Biography – a narrative format, traditionally used by board members and senior corporate executives, perhaps in an annual report, on a website, or distributed as part of a capital-raising proposal. Can also be used during your job search as part of your networking activity, to supplement your resume, or as an interview leave-behind. An excellent tool for those occasions when you want to share compelling details of your background without using a formal resume.
Fee: $375 if we have written your resume; if not, charged according to time at $240/hour.
One-Page Summary Resume – a trimmed-down version of your full 2- or 3-page executive resume, useful for networking meetings or other scenarios when the full resume would be too much.
Fee: $225 if we have written your resume; if not, charged according to time at $240/hour.
In summary... whatever it takes to convey your value and communicate your executive brand to prospective employers, we can help you select, refine, position, and present the most compelling information. Contact us anytime to discuss.
Best Impression Career Services, Inc.
"Many thanks for all the fine work you did on the document. It now tells my story with a cohesive theme and gives me many talking points to expand upon during interviews. I also appreciate your candid advice... I feel I truly benefited from your writing talent and expertise in the field." (Read more testimonials.)