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CEO Resume Sample

Example CEO resume written for a senior executive seeking a position as a CEO, President, or COO in the semiconductor, fiber optic, scientific instrument, space applications, or computer industries.

As you can see in this example CEO resume, whether you are a senior executive or a new graduate with nothing more than summer work experience, your resume should be written to emphasize your accomplishments and the value you have added as an employee in past positions. Your qualifications will simply serve as the baseline for the position, and many of the applicants will have the same or similar qualifications as you have.

This example CEO resume clearly shows that it is your accomplishments and contributions that differentiate you. Have you helped a past employer make money? Have you done something that resulted in your employer saving money? Maybe you have increased efficiency in some way? Or have you solved some really pressing problem? These are the accomplishments that should be highlighted in your CEO resume. Always showcase the results of your actions, using numbers whenever possible.

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Example CEO resume written by a professional executive resume writer

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Example CEO resume (page 3) written by a professional executive resume writer

But of almost equal importance in a CEO resume is the strategic impact that your accomplishments produced for the companies you led. Your CEO resume should be written to tell a powerful, compelling story that speaks to the potential benefits your future employer could expect.

Please note: The sample resume above is just an example to show the quality and style of our professional resume writing services that we provide for CEO and other executive clients. As you can tell from a review of our many example resumes, every document we write is different and the resume that we write for you will be customized and personalized to your needs and to the market you are targeting. Distinctive Documents provides our clients a full range of professional writing services to meet all job search needs. If you are a past client (we’ve already written your resume), you can place an order to have your resume updated by clicking here. If you are a new client and would like more information about our professional resume writing services, click here.

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I just wanted to personally thank you for the incredible resume you prepared for me! Yesterday, I sent a resume to a company via email and I had a response waiting for me first thing this morning. When I first saw this in my inbox, I thought it was going to be a quick note indicating they received my resume, etc. This was not the case. The recruiter was pleased and wanted to set up a time for a phone interview and asked me to answer some basic questions. This is the first time I sent out my new resume and I received an immediate response. It takes alot for me to be satisfied and be able to respect individual's work. Needless to say, you have my utmost respect and I am extremely pleased! This was the best thing I could have ever done to enhance my career. Thank you once again!

K.W., Ohio

My opportunity search is going reasonably well. I have had about 6 agencies submit me to about 10 openings. Half of those agencies I had not worked with previously and had to go interview with them to prove that I can dress myself correctly etc. All of them were pleased with the new resume. One just couldn't stop saying "wow".

Two of the agencies asked for info on where I had it done and I gave them the pertinent details. I believe they were interested in using your services for some of their clients vs having someone in house or local, especially after seeing the spectacular job you did on mine.

Of the 10 openings they submitted my resume to, I have had one two-hour interview (managers in a different city) and three company site interviews. I believe I have a good chance of receiving an offer from the last one I did of these on Friday.

In addition to the agencies, I have researched approximately 40 companies that looked interesting and submitted my resume directly to them via email (75%) and fax (25%). For handful that were especially interesting, I spent some extra effort on company research and customized the blind-submittal letter to target them and also found operations managers email addresses. Bypassed the HR department and careers@/jobs@ generic buckets. None of these direct contacts had a relevant position advertised on their website or any of the job boards . . . Of all of these, one of them has responded favorably and has given me two rounds of interviews thus far. They are in the process of drafting a contract offer, which I hope to see soon. This was a company that didn't even know they were in need of someone like me before my resume/letter came floating into their view. :-)

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(Then several days later from above client)

Just dropping you a quick note to let you know that I have received the first contract draft for my new position. It will be a one year contract at a leading Canadian fixed-wireless internet service provider. Decent rate, decent people, interesting work all await me next week. This was a place that I had mentioned previously that didn't have any positions of this type advertised at all, and didn't consciously know they needed my help, before the wonderful new resume landed in front of them. I attribute my landing of this contract almost 100% to the super job you did on my resume. I had the raw materials, but you sure got them to "clean up nice" :-)

T.M., Alberta, Canada

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