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This job seeker was pursuing a promotion to Chief Information Officer, a step up from his current Director of IT role when we wrote this CIO resume for him.
Notice how precisely this example CIO resume is focused. It can make your job search more challenging when you have never held the job you hope to land, but a well-focused resume can help you achieve your career goals. As you can see, the headline in the professional summary portion of this CIO resume makes it crystal clear that he is looking for a CIO position.
The eye-catching graphic to the right of his header calls out three 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.
Transforming IT infrastructure architecture by streamlining operations, cutting costs, and aligning innovative, emerging technologies with business vision.
Here is an important resume writing tip: 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 example CIO resume illustrates the concept of a future-focused resume. Without the headline clearly conveying his target, it would be much harder for an employer to envision him in a CIO position and his job search would be more challenging.
Here is another pro tip: To fix what might be an otherwise boring resume, rewrite your resume 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. The resume job descriptions in this example CIO resume demonstrate this technique. Notice that the resume accomplishment bullets are carefully worded to focus on the results or benefits of each accomplishment.
The design of this CIO resume is both eye-catching and ATS-friendly and is based on this resume template for IT and other computer-related professions. While the content of your resume should always be your first priority, an attractive and eye-appealing resume design is a sure way to get your resume noticed and land job interviews.