Executive Resumes – FAQs

It’s only natural for executives to have questions when crafting their resume. However, if you have more questions than answers as you’re writing it, then it could be taking longer than it needs to. No question is unreasonable, and here are some of the most frequently asked questions we hear.

How Long Should My Resume Be?

One error we often hear is a resume should never be more than one or two pages. Now, this could be true in some situations. However, it’s completely acceptable to make it a bit longer if you’re applying for a senior level position. The key is formatting the resume so it is easy to read, highlights your important attributes, and doesn’t have big chunks of text. A professional resume writing service can help you trim some of your words, so each one is meaningful no matter how long the resume ends up being.

How Can My Resume Represent Me?

Your resume gives you the opportunity to tell about your skills and accomplishments, as well as your soft skills, like leadership ability, personality and more. It also allows you to focus on your personal brand. This is the best way to make your resume give a true representation of who you are. Another way for your resume to be a true representation of you is to target your audience and write to them specifically.

What Should Be In A Biography?

A biography is a tool to tell a story about your accomplishments and expand more on your soft skills. The goal with an executive resume biography is to provide employers with a vision of how you can help their company by expanding on your resume. An executive resume biography shouldn’t simply summarize your resume, contrary to popular belief.

Are Cover Letters Necessary Anymore?

You never know if employers will read your cover letter or not. So it’s better to err on the side of caution. Go ahead and write one. When you work with a cover letter writing service, you can easily accomplish this and actually enhance your chances of landing an interview. Sending in a cover letter with your resume won’t hurt your chances, as long as it’s written appropriately. But not sending in a cover letter could get your resume thrown out immediately.

Professional Resume Services is here to answer all of your questions pertaining to executive resumes and more. We enjoy helping job seekers with their resume and understand there are many questions throughout the process. If you ever have a question about your resume, cover letter or anything else, don’t hesitate to reach out to us and we will help you in any way we can.

About the author


Erin Kennedy

Erin Kennedy, CPRW, CERW, BS/HR, is a Certified Professional Resume Writer/Career Consultant, and the President of Professional Resume Services. She is a nationally published writer and contributor of nine best-selling career books.