What’s the #1 Thing a Résumé Should Answer?

Many people want to list all their jobs on their résumé. That’s simply not effective. That approach is appropriate for an entry-level candidate. For executives, only what’s relevant to the job you’re applying for is necessary. Sure, you want to display your impressive experience, but you also don’t want to date yourself or distract from the aspects of your experience that are vital for your desired role. If there is impactful experience that you really want to include, there are ways to group previous career highlights on a résumé, but it’s got to be in a targeted, concise manner.

Listen to Don Weintraub, Managing Director of ExecuNet’s Career Services Group, in an excerpt from a session of ExecuNet Master Class, explain the most important question a résumé today must answer for your next boss.

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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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