Premiere executive resume writing is more than a great layout, measured achievements and branded storytelling. Bespoke executive resume writers factor machine learning, artificial intelligence, online reputations, flexible hiring practices and advanced candidate sourcing tactics into the strategy and ultimate creation of their career documents and online profiles.
Eight trends are having a profound effect on the executive resume services industry. Top notch executive writing services review these trends and take the extra steps to incorporating them into their document creation process to continue to position their executive clientele ahead of their competition.
These top recruitment trends include:
(1) The non-IT exec can no longer be non-techy. Every executive must show their IT capabilities…not just the IT Executives. Whether an executive is in marketing or finance, for example, capturing their ability to succeed incorporating IT to maximize their profits and results in their field is now essential. It’s paramount for executives joining boards, too, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal entitled Companies with Tech Expertise on the Board See Higher Revenue Growth, MIT Study Finds (https://www.wsj.com/articles/companies-with-tech-expertise-on-the-board-see-higher-revenue-growth-mit-study-finds-11552518268?redirect=amp). Marketing executives need to demonstrate success in lead tracking and CRM optimization. Finance leaders need to know how to capitalize on data from financial technology reporting systems to make the best, often real time decisions. IT bleeds through all aspects of the organization.
(2) Show how you used technology to make your people better. It’s not just HR’s job any longer to make sure your people are trained. You need to do your part. Have you employed technology tools to help your people work remotely? Have you embraced scheduling apps to reduce the time your team uses to set up meetings? All types of executives need to show how they use technology to make employee experiences and work practices more fun and productive.
(3) Indicate that you can structure jobs to attract and retain talent in creative ways using forward-thinking tactics—it’s not just up to HR. Show how you embraced flexible hiring practices and job structuring so jobs don’t remain unfilled while simultaneously meeting modern needs of today’s workforce, as depicted in this recent article by Harver.com entitled 11 Hottest Recruiting Trends For 2019. – (https://harver.com/blog/recruiting-trends-2019/)
(4) Companies now want to hire executives and managers who can find and attract candidates with track records of succeeding at a never-did-it-before task. Do you have the ability to identify individuals who have the ability to succeed at something new? If you can identify these candidates, outline on your resume how you have reskilled and/or upskilled individuals on your team to fill talent gaps in your organization. A recent article on Workforce summarizes this well and also states this from Art Mazor, “Technology evolves so quickly that it is no longer enough to hire for the skills needed today. To stay relevant, companies need to hire people who have the ability to constantly learn new skills that may not yet exist.” (https://www.workforce.com/2019/02/27/reskilling-the-new-trend-in-recruiting/).
(5) Reflect your work values in your executive resume to appeal to and attract similar value-minded organizations. This can be a risky position, but worth considering in 2020 and beyond. Companies want employees that take a stand in what they and the company believe in to join their organization. If the values of an organization you join are important to you, reflect what you believe in into your executive resume achievements and summary.
(6) Embody the soft skills to develop teams and structure profitability. Ensure your executive resume reflects the wins you have accomplished in building empowered teams, collaborating effectively with other divisions and striking profitable business deals. Soft skills become more and more important over technical expertise as you rise up in organizations. This LinkedIn Report: These 4 Ideas Are Shaping the Future of HR and Hiring discusses this in more detail – https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/trends-and-research/2019/global-recruiting-trends-2019
(7) Leverage the executive resume writing process to go beyond the resume. With machine learning, artificial intelligence, online ad categories, and behavior apps all part of the recruitment process, ensure your digital footprint supports what you showcase in your executive resume (and LinkedIn profile). Be mindful of publications you like on Facebook, profiles you follow on Instagram, and accounts you follow on Twitter. Post content in line with your behavior and your reputation. A recent article on Fast Company sheds light on an application that can predict your work behavior from your LinkedIn Profile. It details Emma, which is a “Chrome extension powered by artificial intelligence that analyzes anyone’s LinkedIn profile to get to know them in a single click.” Read more here – https://www.fastcompany.com/90314420/this-new-ai-tool-serves-up-creepily-accurate-assessments-of-your-work-style
(8) Demonstrate that you are an executive who can lead a company into the future as an effective social enterprise. According to Deloitte’s 2018 Global Human Capital Trends report, companies are wanting to increase revenues and maximize profits while supporting the environment and stakeholders’s values. Craft your execution resume achievements to reflect these traits sought after by forward-thinking companies.
These tips should definitely help you build an effective resume into 2020 and beyond as well as offer proven techniques to implement now. Knowing where the trends lead is a great way to stay on top and apply future thinking language into your resume.
Lisa Rangel, Founder and Managing Director of https://chameleonresumes.com/ LLC (a Forbes Top 100 Career Website), is a Certified Professional Resume Writer, Job Landing Consultant & 13-year Recruiter.