Rip your resume in half.
Print a copy of your resume and then take the first page and rip it in half.
Now throw away the bottom half and concentrate on the top half. This is the most important section of your resume. It is called the “above the fold” section.
Imagine ripping this senior finance and operating executive resume in half.
This top half of your resume must be absolutely compelling–as it is in this example executive resume. It must seize the reader’s attention and draw them in with content that leaves absolutely no doubt that you are the perfect candidate to fulfill their needs and solve their problems.
With just a five-second glance at this section, the reader should come away with a crystal clear understanding of your focus and exactly how you would fit in their organization; they must come away with an accurate perception of your brand and the unique promise of value that differentiates you from your peers and competitors.
And remember, you must not only tell the reader about your value proposition. You must show them with examples of past accomplishments. That is what makes the key achievements section in this finance & operating executive’s resume so powerful.
Of course, the body of the resume provides additional detail supporting all the main points called out in the summary. The snapshot call-out box, in particular, draws the eye to the big-picture impact the executive produced in each company.