Example Vice President Resume Project Brief
This example Vice President resume was written for an operations executive with diverse industry experience and an outstanding track record of proven, quantifiable results.
Allen had an especially long list of accomplishments from his most recent employer. Too many bullets in a row can be overwhelming and hard to read, so rather than just listing them, we broke them up into categories that further showcased his value proposition as a VP candidate.
Notice the education section at the end of the resume. This candidate has completed coursework toward an MBA without actually completing it. This is a good way to get the keyword “MBA” into your resume while being 100% honest. This strategy and others are discussed in this blog post about how to write a resume when you don’t have a degree.
Example VP Resume ATS Compatibility
Even with all of the shading and the columnar setup of the resume “Challenges” separated from the position “Scope” sections, this example Vice President resume would likely do well in an ATS system.
You may have heard that you should never use tables in a resume that may go through an ATS. This is not necessarily true; you just have to use the tables thoughtfully and with an understanding of how the text will be read into the system.
In almost all cases, the ATS will “import” the text in the table from the left cell to the right cell, so as long as you keep this in mind and use a table similar to how it has been used in this VP resume example, you shouldn’t have a problem.
Likewise, the ATS is looking at the words behind all the “fancy” formatting. Fonts, font styles, font colors, shading around the font just don’t matter. If you ever have a question about exactly what the ATS will “see,” try this trick: open your resume in MS Word and “save as” plain text. Close the file and now reopen the text file using a text editor. The text you see is the text the ATS will “see.”
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