How to Work With an Executive Resume Writer

If you are going to spend the money to hire a professional executive resume writer (me) then you’ll want to follow these guidelines to get the most out of our relationship.

  1. Be honest! Never lie on your résumé (and don’t give me false information, either!) The better the information you share the better your new résumé will be.
  2. The clearer you are about where you’re going in your career, the more effective your résumé will be. Targeting makes all the difference.
  3. Invest in yourself! Plan to spend 1-3% of your annual salary on your career, including additional training, clothing for a job search, and career documents.
  4. Look forward, not backwards. I can’t nclude every detail of your life and work history on your résumé. These details are important to who you are, but not necessarily important for this résumé for a particular job target.
  5. Don’t wait until the last minute to update your résumé. After you’ve landed a new position — and you’re sure you’re going to stay — get back in touch to add the new position. And keep an accomplishments journal so you can track your achievements in your new role.