Executive Impressions Resume Template

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Eye-Catching, Premium MS Word Resume Template for Senior Executives

Powerful, attention-getting resume template for senior executives designed in a popular two-column style that is specially designed to be ATS-friendly. Prompts and tips throughout the template make writing your executive resume easy!

  • Premium templates designed by an award-winning, nationally recognized resume expert.
  • Results-proven, recruiter-approved, and created for real-world use.
  • Leave the generic-looking templates to others. Quickly create a resume as unique as you are. Nobody will ever guess you used a template!
  • Fast and easy to use. Flexible and simple to customize. Multiple color options. Video tutorials and pro tips & writing prompts included.
  • Yes, unlike most templates, Distinctive Resume Templates follow all modern best practice "rules" and are ATS-friendly! (This is SO important!)

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Eye-catching senior executive bio, resume addendum, references, and cover letter templates for a wide range of senior professionals up to the C-suite. Designed for Microsoft Word and can be exported easily to PDF.

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Sophisticated, Two-Column Resume Template for Senior Executives

The two-column resume format is an especially popular format that we've warned against many times because of the potential to cause problems in applicant tracking systems.

The premium MS Word resume template for senior executives in the Executive Impressions collection was specially designed to allow for two columns on the first page of the resume while overcoming the problems that plague most resumes of this style.

Most of the resume templates for senior executives that use this layout do so by setting up the resume body in a complex table that uses multiple rows and columns. The problem arises because of the way ATS parses the text from a document with tables; generally “reading” the text from left to right. If the layout is too complex, it will cause the text to become jumbled as it is read into the ATS. Jumbled text means that the content of your resume will be categorized and stored incorrectly in the database fields.

While it looks sophisticated, the senior executive resume in the Executive Impressions Collection is laid out using a simple two-column table that is compatible in most modern ATS. The ATS will “read” the content in the left column, then the right column, and then will go on to “read” the content on the second page.
Another unique feature of this resume template for senior executives is the subtle background coloring of the pages. This is easy to remove or edit. Just follow the prompts in the resume template to do so. If you choose to keep the background color but change the entire color scheme, the color of the background will change along with the rest of the resume.

It is important to know that if you print your resume directly from the Word document, the background color will not print even though it is visible on the computer screen. If you wish for the background color to print, after you finish editing your resume export it as a PDF and then print from the PDF.

In short, the sophisticated look and feel of this resume template for senior executives make it a great choice for executives up to the C-level. But, the resume template is an equally effective choice for any experienced professional who likes this style and layout.

The Executive Impressions Collection includes an optional bundle of matching documents, including a resume addendum with prompts for additional executive qualifications and skills, an executive biography, your professional references, and even a cover letter template.

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All of our templates are created to make it easy for you to customize them and make them your own. You can easily add or remove sections, rename sections, or even swap sections around. Changing the color scheme is equally easy, and we include video tutorials with every resume purchase, to show you how to do this. Here are just some of the many color schemes available when you use the senior executive resume template and the other matching career templates in the collection.

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Your resume and other documents can be easily edited and updated in Microsoft Word. These templates are not designed for editing in Pages, Google Docs, Canva, or other editors. Microsoft Word is the business standard and is the recommended format for creating executive resumes. Once you have finished your resume, you can easily export it to a PDF document for easy digital submission. Due to the digital nature of this template, all sales are final. For more information on licensing rights, please review our licensing terms.

Frequently Asked Questions

We can cover anything you need help with in relation to professional resume writing, from A to Z. My only agenda is to meet your needs and make sure that when our meeting comes to a close, you feel you have received the greatest value possible from our time together. Many colleagues want my help and guidance on challenging projects, and I provide advice in regard to the content, design, and strategy of the resumes they are working on. Others want help preparing for client consultations or handling particularly challenging clients. Professional development with the goal of achieving professional resume writing certification is another common topic.

When you are ready to book, you will be provided with my calendar, and you will be able to select a time and day that best meets your schedule. I do my best to make myself available on a variety of days and times, including occasional weekends and some nights and early mornings, in addition to regular office hours. The booking process is all online and fully automated, to make things as easy for you as possible.

Yes, please do! Our booking form includes space to describe how you want to use your session. If you have a specific resume or other documents you want me to review with you, please email them to me as far before the appointment as possible. That will give me some time to look at them ahead of time, so I can use our scheduled time together to provide my recommendations rather than read the documents while you wait.

Each consultation is scheduled for 60 minutes. Zoom is used so that I can share my computer screen with you during the consultation. This allows me to actually demonstrate recommended resume changes to you rather than just describe them. If you request it, I will record the consultation session and make it available to you for download, so that you may rewatch it later at your convenience.

No, not in the traditional sense. If we are working on a particular document and I see an error, I will certainly point it out to you. And, when I am recommending changes, I may actually make some of them for you on the document, as a way to demonstrate. But I will not proofread or edit your work in a thorough way. If you need help with those services, I will be happy to provide referrals.

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Appearances matter, even with the written word, and how a document looks can make an immediate impact on the decision to read it or toss it aside. I train and mentor many excellent resume writers who have mastered the art of crafting highly effective resume content, but who lack the basic MS Word skills to create eye-catching, ATS compatible and uniquely branded documents. Distinctive Templates are the perfect solution for easily transforming well-written content into works of art that capture attention, generate interest, and motivate the recipient to read every word.
Norine Dagliano, NCRW, NCOPE, CPRW, CFRW/CC
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While I primarily write resumes from scratch for each of my clients, I have also used Michelle’s templates and received great feedback. I find the templates are especially helpful to organize my thinking for those clients who have an overabundance of important information that still must fit in an ATS-friendly, 2-page format without looking cluttered or disorganized.
Phil Hurd, NCRW, NCOPE, CPRW, www.catalystresumes.com
alison
When I was starting out with resume writing a little over a year ago, one of the most intimidating aspects was visual design of resumes. I didn’t want to have to learn graphic design to stand out—and with these templates, I didn’t need to! I was a little hesitant at first because I thought the templates might be too rigid or generic. In actuality, they are incredibly flexible and easy to play around with. I can customize any template with my client’s favorite colors in just two clicks—which means they never look exactly the same, even if I use them for multiple clients. Using the templates means I can just do what I do best—write—and then plug the text right into the appropriate section. It saves me literal HOURS of work and hassle. One of the best parts about purchasing from Michelle is that she is extremely responsive to questions. There’s a private Facebook group where she records screen share tutorials about how to switch up certain elements in the templates, and she's always been responsive to my emailed questions. My clients are completely thrilled with the unique, modern design of their resume, and I’m thrilled that I'm saving time and don’t have to learn graphic design!
Bob Janitz
I love Michelle’s resume templates! The designs are eye-catching and easy to use. I highly recommend these templates for anyone who finds that designing a creative, contemporary formatted resume is a challenge. They’re a huge time-saver.
Bob Janitz, NCRW, www.janitz.com
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I used the “Pivot” template to create a combination functional/chronological resume for my first big client. Her words when she saw the finished product: “THIS IS AMAZING!” I’m a writer, not a designer. My resumes aren’t unprofessional, but they needed a “wow” factor – and now they have it. Thank you, Michelle, for offering such affordably priced tools!
Amber Fernandez, Freelance Writer

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