12 Executive Resume Examples

Five Key Resume Tips For Writing An Executive Resume:

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Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
2.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords from the job description. For example, if they’re looking for someone with experience in Customer Service, be sure to list it in your resume’s skills section.
3.
Quantifiable Achievements
Your workplace accomplishments tell the story of the unique value you bring to an organization. Stay away from dry descriptions of job duties. Use numbers to help contextualize your achievements..
4.
ATS-Friendly
An applicant tracking system (ATS) is a piece of software employers use to collect, scan, organize, and rank applications. The key to getting your resume past ATS and into the hands of hiring managers is smart keyword usage.
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Bruce Matthews
Executive
Contact Information
San Francisco, CA
(970) 555-6057
bmatthews@example.com
Skills
  • Powerpoint
  • Sales Goals
  • Procedures
  • Business Development
  • Dictaphone
  • Financial Statements
  • Legal Documents
  • Plaintiff
  • Phone Calls
  • Court Proceedings
 
 
Employment History
Executive2011 - Present
Etsy
San Francisco, CA
  • Turned content team from a cost center to a profit center by emphasizing business development, particularly around sponsorship sales.
  • Assist in marketing and overall strategic business plan moving forward.
Executive2009 - 2011
Projects
San Francisco, CA
  • Created cold call script emphasizing relationship building vs. pressure selling; company adopted script for all Toshiba Ohio employees.
  • Involved in managing all Post recruitment activities for Sears which is directly related to payroll process.
  • Tested and developed multiple communication platforms for several different missions to better capabilities and increase maneuverability.
Legal Secretary2006 - 2008
Stiles
Bellingham, WA
  • Answer phones; type lengthy corporate legal documents, correspondence, legal forms, etc.
  • Prepared all legal documents for personal injury claims.
  • Provided first-stage customer service assistance with telephone and registration inquiries.
  • Provide customer service to 106 units and 8,000 volunteers.
Education
Master's Degree of Business2008 - 2009
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA
Bachelor's Degree of Business2003 - 2006
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA
 
 
Christopher Adams
Executive
Contact Info
Chandler, AZ
(280) 555-5418
cadams@example.com
Skills
Procedures
Photoshop
Special Events
News Stories
Market Research
Internet
Scheduling Appointments
Data Analysis
Emergency
Internal Communications
Employment History
Executive2020 - Present
Bebe StoresChandler, AZ
  • Developed and enforced database standards, policies, and procedures used for creating and maintainining database objects.
  • Manage and attain daily sales goals of $900 to $2,500.
  • Conferred with department heads concerning contract negotiations and acted as liaison between clients and upper management.
  • Maintained good communication with all employees.
  • Increased market share through strategic planning, customer service, product knowledge training, special events, and cross promotions.
Executive2016 - 2020
PennWellChandler, AZ
  • Attended the annual Fall NAB Convention and assisted staff in arranging meetings, accommodating affiliates, and coordinating special events.
  • Set up procedures to strengthen internal controls.
  • Coordinated the planning, catering and meeting materials for corporate events.
  • Created presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint Created expense reports using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
Communications Internship2014 - 2015
CBSDallas, TX
  • Analyzed video-on-demand sales on online streaming platforms for MGM's current and library films.
  • Create advertisements and write press releases for clients Observe and participate in meetings Perform time logs for video production
  • Headed Maxim's 2010 Hometown Hottie Competition campaign Structured press releases, alerts, & event proposals Compiled daily media impression report
  • Produced PowerPoint presentations, article reprints and edited broadcast media placements as needed.
Education
Master's Degree of Business2015 - 2016
American InterContinental UniversityChandler, AZ
Bachelor's Degree of Management2011 - 2014
University of HoustonHouston, TX
 
 
Larry Wright
Executive
Washington, DC
(350) 555-1160
lwright@example.com
Experience
Executive2020 - Present
Bryant Palmer SotoWashington, DC
  • Interacted heavily with C-level executives, senior family office staff and search committees.
  • Supervised that the tellers were following proper policies and procedures at all times.
  • Provided high-level administrative and business support to the President, including legal documents, events/logistics coordination, communications and problem resolution.
  • Installed and configured Microsoft Internet Information Services on windows 2003 servers.
Administrative Assistant & Marketing Assistant2015 - 2020
MetLifeCollege Park, MD
  • Managed customer feedback via internet portal.
  • Support senior executives by coordinating meetings (ex: staff, leadership, offsite and onsite special events, etc.
  • Assisted Legal Dept in handling confidential information in a highly organized, time sensitve, customer orientated manner.
  • Provided ongoing support for 5 Financial Services Executives and the Director of New Business Development.
  • Performed ancillary support functions such as scheduling meetings, expense reports, maintaining files and department calendar.
  • Perform necessary daily checks and procedures.
Certified Public Accountant2010 - 2014
KPMGMontvale, NJ
  • Performed annual audits in industries including manufacturing, financial services, restaurant, airline, and real estate partnerships.
  • Submit quarterly reports to external auditors (KPMG) for review.
  • Assisted in managing payroll for ~50 employees Proficient in Deltek Visions Software, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Completed ADP tutorial training (Payroll for windows) to be available as a back up for the payroll accountant.
Skills
CPATravel ArrangementsNavsDirect ReportsLogisticsProject ManagementHealthcareQuickbooksISOManagement System
Education
Master's Degree In Business2014 - 2015
University of Maryland - College ParkCollege Park, MD
Bachelor's Degree In Marketing2007 - 2010
Pennsylvania State UniversityMain, PA
 
 
Mary Henry
Executive
Employment History
Executive2017 - Present
Bryant Palmer SotoPhiladelphia, PA
  • Conduct internet searches for qualified candidates primarily for positions in the high tech arena for Business Development - Management positions.
  • Maintain documentation of IT processes and procedures Preparing the weekly & Monthly Reports using MYSQL & Cognizant Ontarget tool.
  • Handle various logistics accounts, on a daily basis, to ensure the transportation needs of each customers account.
Investment Executive2013 - 2017
ProjectsNew York, NY
  • Created training and procedure documentation and trained portfolio managers and compliance personnel on new system.
  • Learned how to report company financial statements.
  • Researched investment opportunities in order to integrate multiple solutions that match clients' financial goals and objectives.
  • Prepared weekly equity research packets including performance attribution and risk analysis of team's composite portfolio.
Marketing Executive2008 - 2012
American ExpressNew York, NY
  • Reduced design/marketing agency costs by 20% by negotiating pricing and fees, thereby increasing ROI.
  • Generated over 500 new accounts and $45MM in Cardmember spend from online efforts.
  • Led Business Development efforts that identified opportunities at tier one companies.
  • Create, launch, track, and analyze a variety of marketing campaigns, programs and online web forms.
Education
Master's Degree In Criminal Justice2012 - 2013
Monroe CollegeBronxville, NY
Bachelor's Degree In Criminal Justice2005 - 2008
John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New YorkNew York, NY
 
 
Contact Information
Philadelphia, PA
(940) 555-8083
mhenry@example.com
Skills
C-Level
Financial Models
Financial Strategies
Client Service
Direct Reports
Payroll
Customer Service
Financial Statements
Paid Search
Business Units
 
 
Zachary Dixon
Executive
New York, NY
(670) 555-1294
zdixon@example.com
Skills
WindowsWord ProcessingRUKProceduresLegal DocumentsExecutive OfficeStrategic SourcingTrial PreparationCRM
 
 
Employment History
Executive2020 - Present
Amnesty International USANew York, NY
  • Complete special projects as requested by my TL or managers involving spreadsheets and word documents.
  • Coordinated conferences, travel arrangements, luncheons, and meetings with audio\visual set-up for senior level management.
  • Provided support to the Chief Counsel and Director, Office of Corporation Counsel.
Executive2019 - 2020
New York HoldingsBronxville, NY
  • Generated all Board of Directors meeting materials, including executive presentations.
  • Selected Accomplishments: Reserve, book, and adjust travel arrangements for choice customers and business executives.
  • Implement and provide ongoing account management services and address client and broker needs.
  • Screened telephone calls and wrote messages for SVP and Vice Presidents; responded to inquiries and directed callers to appropriate parties.
Legal Secretary2011 - 2018
Greenberg TraurigNew York, NY
  • Typed letters, answered phones, scheduled appointments, made travel arrangements, greeted constituents and took minutes.
  • Completed travel arrangements for Attorneys.
  • Assisted in all aspects of trial preparation for pending litigation.
Education
Master's Degree of Business2018 - 2019
Monroe CollegeBronxville, NY
Bachelor's Degree of Management2008 - 2011
Northwood UniversityMidland, MI
 
 
Bruce Matthews
Executive
Contact Information
San Francisco, CA
(970) 555-6057
bmatthews@example.com
Skills
  • Powerpoint
  • Sales Goals
  • Procedures
  • Business Development
  • Dictaphone
  • Financial Statements
  • Legal Documents
  • Plaintiff
  • Phone Calls
  • Court Proceedings
 
 
Employment History
Executive2011 - Present
Etsy
San Francisco, CA
  • Turned content team from a cost center to a profit center by emphasizing business development, particularly around sponsorship sales.
  • Assist in marketing and overall strategic business plan moving forward.
Executive2009 - 2011
Projects
San Francisco, CA
  • Created cold call script emphasizing relationship building vs. pressure selling; company adopted script for all Toshiba Ohio employees.
  • Involved in managing all Post recruitment activities for Sears which is directly related to payroll process.
  • Tested and developed multiple communication platforms for several different missions to better capabilities and increase maneuverability.
Legal Secretary2006 - 2008
Stiles
Bellingham, WA
  • Answer phones; type lengthy corporate legal documents, correspondence, legal forms, etc.
  • Prepared all legal documents for personal injury claims.
  • Provided first-stage customer service assistance with telephone and registration inquiries.
  • Provide customer service to 106 units and 8,000 volunteers.
Education
Master's Degree of Business2008 - 2009
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA
Bachelor's Degree of Business2003 - 2006
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA
 
 
Christopher Adams
Executive
Contact Info
Chandler, AZ
(280) 555-5418
cadams@example.com
Skills
Procedures
Photoshop
Special Events
News Stories
Market Research
Internet
Scheduling Appointments
Data Analysis
Emergency
Internal Communications
Employment History
Executive2020 - Present
Bebe StoresChandler, AZ
  • Developed and enforced database standards, policies, and procedures used for creating and maintainining database objects.
  • Manage and attain daily sales goals of $900 to $2,500.
  • Conferred with department heads concerning contract negotiations and acted as liaison between clients and upper management.
  • Maintained good communication with all employees.
  • Increased market share through strategic planning, customer service, product knowledge training, special events, and cross promotions.
Executive2016 - 2020
PennWellChandler, AZ
  • Attended the annual Fall NAB Convention and assisted staff in arranging meetings, accommodating affiliates, and coordinating special events.
  • Set up procedures to strengthen internal controls.
  • Coordinated the planning, catering and meeting materials for corporate events.
  • Created presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint Created expense reports using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
Communications Internship2014 - 2015
CBSDallas, TX
  • Analyzed video-on-demand sales on online streaming platforms for MGM's current and library films.
  • Create advertisements and write press releases for clients Observe and participate in meetings Perform time logs for video production
  • Headed Maxim's 2010 Hometown Hottie Competition campaign Structured press releases, alerts, & event proposals Compiled daily media impression report
  • Produced PowerPoint presentations, article reprints and edited broadcast media placements as needed.
Education
Master's Degree of Business2015 - 2016
American InterContinental UniversityChandler, AZ
Bachelor's Degree of Management2011 - 2014
University of HoustonHouston, TX
 

What Should Be Included In An Executive Resume

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1. Add Contact Information To Your Executive Resume

Your name should be the biggest text on the page and be at or near the top of the document.

Your address doesn't need to include your street name or house number - listing your city and state works just fine.

Your email address should be professional, but not your current work email address. It's not a good look to use your work email for personal projects (job-searching).

Your social media can be included if you have a fully-fledged LinkedIn page or another social media page that showcases your relevant skill set.

Executive Resume Contact Information Example #1
Hank Rutherford Hill
St. Arlen, Texas | 333-111-2222 | hank.hill@gmail.com

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2. Add Your Relevant Education To The Resume

Your resume's education section should include:

  • The name of your school
  • The date you graduated (Month, Year or Year are both appropriate)
  • The name of your degree
If you graduated more than 15 years ago, you should consider dropping your graduation date to avoid age discrimination.

Optional subsections for your education section include:

  • Academic awards (Dean's List, Latin honors, etc. )
  • GPA (if you're a recent graduate and your GPA was 3.5+)
  • Extra certifications
  • Academic projects (thesis, dissertation, etc.)

Other tips to consider when writing your education section include:

  • If you're a recent graduate, you might opt to place your education section above your experience section
  • The more work experience you get, the shorter your education section should be
  • List your education in reverse chronological order, with your most recent and high-ranking degrees first
  • If you haven't graduated yet, you can include "Expected graduation date" to the entry for that school

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Executive Resume Relevant Education Example #1
Master's Degree In Business 2014 - 2016
San Jose State University San Jose, CA
Executive Resume Relevant Education Example #2
Master's Degree In Business 2014 - 2016
American InterContinental University Chandler, AZ
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3. Next, Create An Executive Skills Section On Your Resume

Your resume's skills section should include the most important keywords from the job description, as long as you actually have those skills. If you haven't started your job search yet, you can look over resumes to get an idea of what skills are the most important.

Here are some tips to keep in mind when writing your resume's skills section:

  • Include 6-12 skills, in bullet point form
  • List mostly hard skills; soft skills are hard to test
  • Emphasize the skills that are most important for the job
Hard skills are generally more important to hiring managers because they relate to on-the-job knowledge and specific experience with a certain technology or process.

Soft skills are also valuable, as they're highly transferable and make you a great person to work alongside, but they're impossible to prove on a resume.

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4. List Your Executive Experience

The most important part of any resume is the experience section. Recruiters and hiring managers expect to see your experience listed in reverse chronological order, meaning that you should begin with your most recent experience and then work backwards.

Don't just list your job duties below each job entry. Instead, make sure most of your bullet points discuss impressive achievements from your past positions. Whenever you can, use numbers to contextualize your accomplishments for the hiring manager reading your resume.

It's okay if you can't include exact percentages or dollar figures. There's a big difference even between saying "Managed a team of engineers" and "Managed a team of 6 engineers over a 9-month project."

Most importantly, make sure that the experience you include is relevant to the job you're applying for. Use the job description to ensure that each bullet point on your resume is appropriate and helpful.


Work History Example # 1
Executive
Verizon
  • Maintained attendance records, FMLA records, confidential personnel binders/folders, payroll records and timesheets.
  • Ensured policies and procedures were adhered to.
  • Assisted with complex PowerPoint presentations for executive review while accommodating stringent deadlines.
  • Supported the executive director of finance systems with all projects, any documentation necessary including PowerPoint presentations and excel spreadsheets.
  • Cultivated a positive, team-oriented working environment that increased employee retention.

Work History Example # 2
Marketing/Sales Representative
Best Buy
  • Worked as a team member through communication and knowledge of the products.
  • Posted and listed all of the cars for sale and sold them to clients, did all paperwork regarding each deal.
  • Focused on selling the best possible computer solution for my clients.
  • Received and processed cash/credit card payments for in-store purchases using POS.
  • Managed and coordinated daily sales activities to include direct contact, internet based, and telephone sales transactions.

Work History Example # 3
Executive
Liberty Mutual
  • Complied metrics and literature for quarterly reports and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Prepared PowerPoint presentations for Investment Committee Meetings.
  • Updated and maintained company web pages and generated organizational charts in SharePoint.
  • Assisted with the coordination of meetings, conferences, and other activities including logistics and audio visual setup.
  • Worked with director to develop new monthly report formats and prepared procedures for completing the new report.

Work History Example # 4
Pilot
American Airlines
  • Based on findings, rewrote portions of the MD-80 Operating Manual and checklists.
  • Forced to retire by FAA age 65 rule.
  • Delivered 15,000+ flight hours with no accidents, incidents, or flight violations.
  • Deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to participate in medical evacuation missions for combat rescue operations.
  • Provided Helicopter services for off shore oil companies and third parties.

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5. Highlight Your Executive Certifications On Resume

Certifications can be a powerful tool to show employers that you know your stuff. If you have any of these certifications, make sure to put them on your executive resume:

  1. Certified Professional - Human Resource (IPMA-CP)
  2. Project Management Professional (PMP)
  3. Certified Manager Certification (CM)
  4. Program Management Professional (PgMP)
  5. Accredited Business Communicator (ABC)
  6. Certified Medical Office Manager (CMOM)
  7. Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
  8. Certified Travel Associate (CTA)

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6. Finally, Add A Summary Or Objective Statement

A resume summary statement is a 1-3 sentence spiel at the top of your resume that quickly summarizes who you are and what you have to offer. In this section, include your job title, years of experience (if it's 3+), and an impressive accomplishment, if you have space for it.

Remember to address skills and experiences that are emphasized in the job description.

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Updated October 6, 2021