I’ve seen countless résumés in my life; some really good, well structured and impressive ones, and some less impressive to say the least. I’ve seen “one page” résumés with strategical word-count and I’ve seen four page “essays” with way too many words, in way too many places on an A4 sheet, using a little too many different colors.
When it comes to today’s harsh business world, your CV reflects on your accomplished ventures and portrays a clear business-perspective of who you are and what you’re able to accomplish. Show them a shitty dysfunctional piece of paper which you finished last night, and they´ll kick to the curb. Show them a well structured, minimalistic art piece and you might just hear the two magic words.
You see, it doesn’t matter if you’re an entrepreneur or a 9-to-5 employee, an up-to-date résumé will always be useful to carry around. Why? Well why not?
Now getting back to the “shitty” vs “not so shitty” résumés; what makes the “not so shitty” that much better? Business Insider took it upon themselves to ask TheLadders, an online job-matching service for professionals, what an excellent résumé for an executive-level professional looks like. While your résumé may look different depending on the industry, the one below should definitely serve as a useful guide for job seekers with a lot of experience:
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