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Job Hunt Hack #104 Executive Resume Title and Introduction

Jun 23, 2021 11:30:00 AM

You never see a book or a newspaper article without a title, so make sure your resume has one. A good title quickly confirms that this is a relevant resume and provides context for what is to come. It's also a great way to customize your resume for a particular job - as this stands out and takes almost no time to change when you need to. Make sure your title represents the role you’re looking for instead of the role you have now or the last role you held.Sinek Dream Big
To make readers want to spend time learning about you and to give them context, you need a compelling introduction. Quite simply, it must WOW the reader so they want more. Make sure you provide a clear relationship between what you have done in the past and what you can do for your next employer. For example " I have don

e this, and I am exceptional at that and here is how I can affect your bottom line. Generally, this is best evidenced by what you have saved/earned your company (which could be current or past or referring to a specific program or initiative). Write in the first person, because people have an easier time reading it and therefore read faster and most importantly read more.

Make your introduction authentic to you personally, by talking about how you operate e.g. “I do this by anticipating and identifying potential blocks to the execution of the strategy ”.

Avoid jargon or abbreviations, especially if you’re selling your skills as transferable from one industry to another.

The final part of your introduction should be a call-to-action e.g. ‘if you are looking to achieve similar results, let’s talk!’ And this works best if you italicize the CTA.

Philip Browne

Written by Philip Browne