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resume formats generally have:
A more conservative appearance.
A separate area showcasing Career Accomplishments.
A finished length of two or more pages.
That said, Executive formats can be used by any job seeker, especially those
who have career or academic accomplishments and seek a more comprehensive
approach to employment history -- if that comprehensive approach is relevant
and enhances their candidacy.
Resume format generally employs the Times New Roman font, which is universal on
PCs, easy to read, yet elegant in appearance.
Designer fonts, which include BlackAdder II, Castellar, and Broadway,
are best left for graphic designers, artists, and those in nontraditional
industries. The ample use of white
space and underscored section headings are aesthetically pleasing and provide
visual cues about where one data area ends and another begins.
the hallmark of the Executive resume and what hiring managers most want to see.
In this economy, when dozens or even hundreds of applicants with
essentially the same backgrounds vie for each opening, the only characteristic
that will separate a candidate from all the others is what they accomplished in
previous positions. In an
Executive resume, these achievements are showcased near the top of the first
page. What’s more, these
accomplishments are generally quantified in terms of percentages, dollar
figures, and time periods to specifically indicate what was done.
resumes are usually two or more pages because of the sheer breadth of a
candidate’s experience. However,
a modern resume should be only as long as it needs to be to contain the data relevant to
the current job search.
It’s unwise to expand a one-page resume to two pages to meet an
arbitrary page length, just as it is to cram a two-page document onto one
page, reducing white space and font size to such an extent that the finalized
document is hard to read and not aesthetically pleasing.
One – Banking Executive
Two – Division Manager, Marketing
Three – Fashion Executive
Four – Software Executive
Five – Supply Chain Director