Use the slider below to view our stunning before and after transformation of this C-suite technology executive’s resume.
As clearly shown in this senior technology executive resume, context adds meaning. Without a story, your resume is just a bland recitation of power verbs and disconnected facts on a piece of paper.
Storytelling doesn’t just humanize you beyond lists of jobs and education on a piece of paper; it does it in a way that creates trust and connects your value offering back to the employers’ needs.
Of course, you also want to avoid writing a resume that is flagrantly self-promoting. Nobody likes a braggart, and a resume filled with accomplishments but no context for those accomplishments is just that.
Remember, your senior technology executive resume isn’t about you. It isn’t about how great you are. It isn’t about bragging and it isn’t about your ego. Storytelling can help you transform a resume that may otherwise be perceived as such by removing the emphasis on self-promotion to engage the reader with a credible, engaging narrative that shows exactly how the skills you bring to the table can be of service.
Notice the contributions snapshot boxes in this resume. This is a very popular and well-received technique to call attention to the “big-picture” value you produced for each employer. The individual accomplishments that support the snapshot follow.
Also notice the summary section. Rather than just a bland summary of qualifications, this resume summary is written to call out key selling points relevant for an executive candidate exploring CIO, CTO, and CDO roles. Specific accomplishents complete the summary. Remember that just “telling” the reader about a qualification isn’t enough. ou must “prove” it as well.