Here are a few tips for polishing up your executive resume:
Focus on being strategic rather than tactical. Entry-level jobs tend to be all about execution, but when you’re eyeing a management or senior leadership role, it’s a given that you already have these skills. Instead, the emphasis should be on your strategic planning abilities. How well can you assess a problem and develop a plan to resolve it? What are you doing to keep the company moving forward over the next 1-3 or 3-5 years? How have you set the organization up for greater success by putting targeted policies, procedures, and teams in place?
Demonstrate your leadership. Yes, you can work well as part of a team, but how do you function as a leader? Are you able to coach and mentor others to do their best? Have you worked collaboratively across different departments or business units? Have you spearheaded a major project? Show that you know how to delegate, manage, and achieve results.