Why & How to write an Executive Summary

It does not matter if you are a Senior Professional at the Executive Level or somewhere on the ladder heading in that direction. How you are represented and perceived in the world is 90% of the reward in getting noticed. I believe an Executive Summary will help you.

Most people will now have a Digital Footprint, some of them are exceptional and really stand out from the crowd but most of them are average, to say the least, and do not really represent us in the most powerful and positive way.

Over the years I have seen many different ways to write an executive summary and have settled on a formula that works and provides clients with a 1 page snapshot of who you are, why you have applied for the position, your relevant skills to the job, some basic housekeeping information and a recommendation on why you have been represented to the client and why the client should interview you.

You can take this template and customise it to suit yourself as it really is a great addendum to your resume putting your best foot forward. Combine this with your updated Digital Footprint and a Resume that will get you interviewed you could be called to interview for every job you apply for.

Executive Summary:

Legal Name

Position Applied For

Residency

Location

Availability

Education

Current Salary

Expected Salary

Summary

Brief overview of who you are and your experience. Not usually more than 2 paragraphs.

Relevant information on your experience relating to the position. Usually covers:

  • Where you worked
  • Projects Worked on
  • Technology or Frameworks
  • Methodologies used
  • Team Size
  • Leadership Roles
  • Responsibilities.
  • Outcomes of the projects in terms of success or failure and why.
  • Why you would be a good consideration for the position.
  • A Recommendation from your recruiter on why you should be interviewed is value added.

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