Resume: A Simple 5-Step System to Dramatically Improve Your Resume
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|Benefits of Partnering with
a Professional Resume Writer...
Generate more phone calls and win more interviews
in response to your new compelling and
Land your dream
job sooner, shortening your
job search and saving you both time and money.
earnings potential and
position yourself for rapid progression or a challenging career change.
Stand out from the
crowd and outshine your competitors
by promoting your own unique value
proposition and branding.
strengths and get expert
assistance solving tough job search challenges.
Create a highly
professional, polished first impression
that captures attention and compels the reader
expertise spanning nearly all industries and professions, proven
success working with diverse clients at every executive and management level,
we are exceptionally well-qualified to meet your individual needs.
Recognized as a nationwide leader in executive resume writing, Fortune 500
executives from many of the top global corporations have entrusted us to
promote and advance their career.
Published author and contributor: articles and resumes
published in 10 top-selling books on resume writing and job
Top certifications: NCRW, CPRW,
CPBS, CCM, JCTC, CEIP - one of the only resume writers in the
world with all 6 industry-recognized credentials.
selected as one of the nation's top resume writers by McGraw
Hill and 2x winner of PARW's national/ international "Best
Recognized industry leader:
active member of the industry's top professional
associations; former NRWA Regional Board member. Consultant on
executive resumes to ExecuNet.
trained, mentored, and set quality standards for nationwide resume
writers as a member of the NRWA Certification Commission, 1998-2004 and on
the Certification Advisory Board, 2006-present.
long-distance, web-based resume services to job
searchers around the globe since 1996.
Executive Resume Samples
The sample executive resumes
displayed in this portfolio are representative of the quality writing
and design services that we provide. Just as every client is unique,
so is every resume that we create; these examples are simply a
randomly selected sampling of the thousands of resumes in our files. Please note that these samples are
protected by copyright law and copying is prohibited.
Beyond the executive resume:
other executive job search document samples
The "traditional" executive resume and cover letter still play a
primary role in the job search and we do not expect that to change
in the near future. But, in recent years there has been a real
evolution in thought and creativity regarding content, length, and
formats of resumes. Accelerated by an increasingly competitive job
market, a variety of new executive career marketing documents have
emerged and are gaining in use and popularity.
The sample documents presented in
this portfolio are examples of some of the creative documents that we,
at Distinctive Documents, have prepared for our clients. These are
just samples of our work, meant to illustrate the quality,
effectiveness, and creativity of our work.
Please note that these samples are
protected by copyright law and that copying is prohibited.
A shorter, more concise,
one-page version of
your complete executive resume that is useful in networking situations when
you don't want to hand out your full resume. Your networking resume is
created to succinctly convey the key facts, major highlights, and your
value proposition in an attractive format. You may want to hand
several of these to your contacts, for them to use when reaching out
on your behalf to their own networking contacts.
Usually a one-page document submitted as an
addendum to your resume.
A specialty profile can be used to showcase your specific area of
expertise. Leadership Profiles, Consulting Engagement Profiles, and
Technology Profiles are particularly common, but specialty profiles or
summaries can be created for individuals with expertise in any
area. Profiles might include such items as lists of training or
presentations, case studies, lists of clients or projects, technology
summaries, or even brief case studies.
Typically, a one-page narrative
summary marketing your key qualifications and career achievements.
Biographical sketches are often included in business plan submissions
or when seeking Board appointments or speaking engagements. You may be
asked for a biography by a hiring company, to use in their marketing
materials or on their website.
Going beyond a simple listing of references, your
references sheet becomes a
key "selling" piece in your overall career marketing strategy. Again,
it is usually a one-page document that includes a summary of your
relationship with each reference and your traits and qualifications
that the individual reference will speak about.
A great way to include more in-depth information about key
accomplishments than is practical in the resume. These documents are
rarely longer than two pages and should include a few
stories written in the Challenge-Actions-Results format.
Other Job Search Documents
No matter what your career goal, at Distinctive Documents we can help
you attain it with creative
career marketing documents customized to your specific needs.
today to learn how we can help you speed your executive job
search and advance your $100k+ career!
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IMPORTANT: Please note that while
client base is global, all resumes are written in English only, and are prepared in a
US/Canadian style. Resume/CV styles vary throughout the world. If you are uncertain
whether a US/Canadian style resume is correct in your situation, contact
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Hooking up with Michelle
Dumas and Distinctive Documents three years ago was like adding
rocket fuel to my career trajectory. I subsequently was promoted
from senior writer to editorial creative director and then editor in
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instance, the resume Michelle initially created for me, and the
lasting impression it leaves, cracked open the door. Itís an amazing
confidence builder to sit down for an interview with the CEO of a
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I donít think itís an exaggeration to
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my career. I probably have been repaid 100-fold for what I spent.
Above and beyond the quality of
Michelleís work, the way she goes about doing it is a revelation.
Her adherence to process, deadlines and quality control is so
unyielding that Iíve been inspired to apply it to my own work as
well. When she says something, she inevitably holds herself to it,
which is rare these days.
In sum, to anyone looking for a resume
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| Our Clients
Our clients include
thousands of top-caliber C-level
executives, presidents, vice-presidents, directors,
senior managers, political figures, government leaders,
and celebrities working in both the public and private
sector, in large corporate to small business
settings around the world and in virtually all
67% of our clients
earn a personal income over $100,000 annually; 31%
have annual salaries exceeding $150,000 (many far
64% of our clients
hold executive level positions (EVP, SVP, VP, etc.
to C-level) with a full 15% at the "C-level" (CEO,
COO, CFO, CIO, etc)
86% of our total
client base are in positions ranging from
mid-management roles to senior executive management
56% of our
clients are employed but come to us seeking to
progress their careers (higher position and/or pay);
33% are seeking to achieve a challenging career
change (new industry or job function); 11% are
unemployed and recognize that a professional resume
will produce strong ROI by shortening the job search