If you are interviewing for a position on the senior management team, there are a couple of additional resume sections that can help if you have the background and experience to populate them. Such sections include the following:
- Board Positions (including advisory boards)
- Mergers & Acquisitions – describe each one, including the value and your involvement before and after.
- Funding and Capitalization – describe each occurrence that you had involvement in
- Conference Speaking Engagements
Another dilemma for executives is the length of the resume. This problem can be solved by having two versions. The complete version that has all of the items in the list above and a fair amount of detail throughout should be called your Curriculum Vitae (CV) while the 3-page version should be called your Resume. Your initial solicitations should be done with your Resume. But in your solicitation, make it known that you have a more complete CV available upon request. In fact, put this at the end of your resume in place of where you would otherwise put “References available upon request”.
See the rest of my series on Resume Writing here. I also have a related series for Job Hunting and one for Interviewing.
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