Résumé Do’s and Don’ts

Sometimes you just want to hear someone who knows a whole lot about a subject you’re interested in talk about that subject. If it’s resumes you’re interested in, or have a pressing need to know more about, there’s no one better to learn from than ExecuNet’s own Don Weintraub.

Coach Don and other members of the Career Services Team routinely lead sessions of Master Class to help ExecuNet members reach their career goals. Always a huge member-favorite, there are consistently many more attendees with questions for Coach Don than we have time for in the post-class Q&A, so we held this Q&A only style session to try and get some of those questions answered. The theme for this session is around resumes.

Here’s how the recording breaks down by topic:

  • (01:28) What should a resume accomplish?
  • (03:26) How does a resume contribute to telling one’s career story?
  • (09:20) What’s the role of the summary at the top?
  • (10:15) What do I need to know about keywords?
  • (11:49) Are resume gaps really such a big resume problem?
  • (15:05) What’s a good resume look like?
  • (22:26) Color, how many pages and how far back should dates go?
  • (24:15) Is it a good idea to tweak a resume for each job applied for?
  • (25:33) What’s the role of the resume in networking?
  • (28:33) How does the resume differ when it’s used for Board Seats or Consulting positions?
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One of the benefits of being an ExecuNet VIP is having access to our Career Services Group (CSG). The head of CSG, Don Weintraub was once a recruiter, a high school principal, and Undersecretary of Human Services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Coach Don has a BS degree in Business from SUNY Albany and earned his MS degree in Counseling and an Advanced Leadership Certification from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, so he’s been there, done that and trained to help you reach your goals!

Coach Don’s team of recognized experts in personal branding and marketing, networking, interviewing, compensation negotiation and onboarding use their extraordinary expertise in these areas and to shape an individualized go-to-market strategy for the ExecuNet VIP Career Strategy Group clients they work with.



William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Marketing Content Manager, where he is responsible for developing engaging career, job search, and leadership insight and delivering executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand. Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework.

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