C-Level Style

By Kim Monaghan

Share on: 

When working with executives on their career portfolio, I always ask for their target company. At the C level (or equivalent), resumes are typically submitted only by request, or through a thought leader’s savvy negotiation. Therefore catering the document to reflect the organizational style will not only ensure a great fit, but a strong understanding of the target company’s culture, vision and mission.

C-Level Style

The executive resume should begin with a study of corporate culture, the style standards and goals set forth by the targeted organization. Is there a trend to the design, mechanics, formatting, and voice of the annual report, president’s letter, and marketing materials? What are the corporate mission and value statements? And finally, what do you know about the existing leadership and their philosophies?

The portfolio’s style and content should then align with these parameters, yet still be authentic to your personal brand. By melding the two, you can physically demonstrate your ability to smoothly integrate into the company culture, while still making a focused impact on its growth. This foresight is often missed by many applicants (at all levels) and even during the interview.

Promoting yourself as a hot commodity is important, but if you don’t convince the buyer that you’re the solution then you’ve missed the mark by a mile. Your ultimate goal is to illustrate that by hiring you, a company will be investing wisely toward their growth. This takes research, planning and some strong penmanship. In other words, don’t assume one career portfolio style fits all. Keep in mind the employer’s objectives and the level at which you are negotiating. Then craft solid C-level documents that not only capture your talent, but reflect your target.

Image source: Victor1558

What does our team do?

We won't just do social media strategies. Social Hire will work collaboratively with your team to ensure your business gets genuine value from us and that your team gets the most out of the service. Our experienced social media managers are motivated to make a enhancements to your social media marketing and reaching targets in a way that realistically makes a difference to your business goals.

Our group of specialists are an organisation that helps our clients boost their online marketing by offering social media management services on a monthly basis.

You might like these blog posts How To Improve Customer Loyalty In The Age Of Social Media, How to Use Social Media to Find Work (and Business Partners), Common Mistakes Small Businesses Make And How To Avoid Them, and How to do Creative Promotional Campaigns Inspired by TV Shows and Films.

  Back to Candidate blogs