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Your resume needs to tell the story of the challenges you have faced, how you’ve met those challenges, and the results of those actions. This is called the CAR technique. This CIO resume demonstrates this technique and the Snapshot boxes give an overview of the big-picture impact this IT executive has delivered.
On the second page we find a quote from the individual. This can sometimes be a really powerful technique. In this case, it drives home how customer-oriented this individual is which a key aspect of his value proposition.
Notice how precisely the resume is focused. The headline in the executve summary portion of the resume makes it crystal clear that he is looking for a CIO or other senior technology executive position. Key phrases just underneath the headline call out 4 areas of special expertise. A powerful branding/value proposition statement follows the headline and subheading. This statement very succinctly conveys the value this CIO candidate offers.
Also notice that this CIO candidate had never held a CIO position before. Remember this. Your resume isn’t about who you have been in the past. It is about who you want to be in the future and how your past experiences qualify you for that. This CIO resume illustrates this. Without the headline clearly conveying his goal position, it would be much harder for an employer to envision him in a CIO position nd his job search would be more challenging.