How to Write an Executive Resume

Executive resumes can be between 1-2 pages. The following skills should be included.

  • Executive resumes are written for high level management professionals such as President, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Director etc
  • The resume should provide information on extensive experience, capital acquisitions, experience in purchasing investments and other specialised trainings and experience
  • The major executive skill includes the management of risk, therefore any experience in that should be explicitly described
  • Some of the skills such as project management, strategic planning, regulatory compliance should be discussed in detail
  • The experience in administration, project management, budgeting is very essential to represent yourself most suitable for job
  • In addition, any skills and experience related to mergers and acquisitions is very useful to give you an edge over others
  • Do mention your educational qualifications
  • Include professional affiliations

For CEO and President Resumes also falls under the category of Executives, but there is need to add certain skills and qualifications. The experience needs to be documented in terms of achievements and responsibilities. The succinct information on the following should be provided.

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Performance Improvement
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Legal Transactions Experience
  • Cost Analysis/Product Development
  • Quality Control
  • Capitalization Strategy

Sally Sue Smith
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123 Any Str., Hometown USA 09876
I am a senior executive with more than 30 years of experience of launching and growing U.S. and international businesses. I have a proven track record of success and an industry reputation for unconventional wisdom and leadership. I am looking for an opportunity that will allow me to use my expertise in an envirinment that needs to grow, and requires someone to make a significant impact, quickly.

President & CEO - Universal Event Management, LLC
Boston, MA
Jan 2003 - Present
Universal Event Management, LLC (UEM) is a U.S. producer of large-scale/cross industry tradeshows.
'95Founded the company in 2003 as a family owned and operated business.
'95As a primary interface with our clients, I lead the development and management of the client relationship as well as provided front line strategic counsel for the execution of events like SGMA Spring Market and Memory Trends Conference and Expo.
'95Led the market research and development of business plans for the launch of 6 new tradeshows,resulting in the launch of one of America'92s top ten shows of the past decade (Tradeshow Week).
'95 Produced award winning tradeshows; two-time winner of Tradeshow Week's Fastest 50, and two-time winner of Folio Magazine'92s Best Conference and Expo
'95The business has grown to include new products and services; housing and destination management services.

President & CEO - IDG World Expo
Framingham, MA
Jan 1996 - Jan 2003
IDG World Expo is one of the largest producers of high technology tradeshows and conferences in the world.
'95Before launching UEM in 2003, I served as president and CEO of IDG World Expo, growing it from two to more than eighty employees and establishing it as one of the world's largest and most innovative high tech tradeshow companies.
'95We developed and successfully launched a new line of global vertically-focused IT events, including Macworld, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo and Bio-ITWorld Conference & Expo.
'95Within five years, IDG World Expo had 168 tradeshows and conferences around the world.
'95As a subsidiary of the $1 billion IDG parent company, IDG World Expo bacame the second largest revenue and profit producer.
'95Many of the shows we launched and produced are "Mega-Events" in the high technolgy industry today.
President & CEO - IDC Financial Services Corp.
Framingham, MA
Jan 1990 - Jan 1996
IDC Finacial Services Corp. is a company which specializes in providing high technolgy research and consulting services to the U.S. financial and investment banking industry.
'95I founded the company in 1985 as a brand new, wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG).
'95During the eight years as CEO, the company grew to become the most significant word in the information technology industry for the financial community.
'95Its clients represented most of the Wall Street firms.
'95The company went global quickly and still enjoys success today as a part of IDG's research companies.

Vice President - International Data Corporation (IDC)
Framingham, MA
Dec 1981 - Jan 1990
International Data Corporation (IDC) is the world's leading provider of "Information on the Information Tachnology Industry." It is a subsidiary of International Data group (IDG).
'95During my first four years at IDG, my responsibilites were to assist IDC's entry into the financial markets. At that time, IDC was not a recognized entity in the financial community.
'95As Vice President, I launched a number of new consulting services which were all well recieved by Wall Street.
'95This success led to the my becoming president of a new launch; IDC Financial Services in 1985. It was during this time that my responsibilities began to cross-over into what was left of IDG's international tradeshow business.
'95While I was experiencing great success with my subsidiary, IDG World Expo was closing down. By 1992, it was gone.
'95By 1996, I was called upon to launch a new tradeshow company.
Hardware/Software Director - The Stop & Shop Co's
Boston, MA
Jan 1971 - Jan 1981
The Stop & Shop Co's was one of the ten largest food retailers in the country.
  • My responsibilities was to act as the central point for the company for any transactions regarding the millions of dollars being spent on information technology.
  • My responsibilities also included not only cental computer processing but decentralized as well.
  • I was responsible for millions of dollars of expenditures on an annual basis.

  • Leadership Skills: An ability to convey goals and objectives, while motivating and inspiring individuals;create a positive work environment;respected industry leader and innovator.
  • Communication Skills: Ability to communicate at every level; articulate to convey clear directions and eliminate confusion.
  • Negotiation Skills: Excellent negotiator; can project a win-win result; contracts and costing a specialty.
  • Partnerships: Successful track record in developing strategic relationships with partners, customers, vendors and service providers.
  • Organizational Skills: comfortable in a multi-tasking enviroment;ability to organize and prioritize objectives to achieve deadlines and ultimately, results.
  • Innovative:A history of success in developing new markets and revenue generating opportunities; a recognized change-leader.

  • I have been recognized as an innovative executive and a successful change-leader
  • Successful entrepreneur with a proven history for growing businesses within a business
  • Identified as one of the most influential people in the trade show industry by the Boston Herald
  • I been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Computerworld, Investors Business Daily, TradeshowWeek, Expo Magazine, Boston Magazine, Boston Globe and have appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Fox, NBC, ABC and other news programs.
  • I have served on the Massachusetts Lodging Association's (MLA) Stamas Commission, which was charged with analyzing the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority's (MCCA) plan to market Boston's convention centers.

  • I serve as president of The Pirandello Lyceum; an educational and cultural think-tank
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