C-Suite resume sample

Office with a view.

Candidates seeking C-Suite level roles are expected to have high-quality, polished resumes demonstrating extensive impact and success in the business industry. Your resume must demonstrate the extent of your skills in people management, company management, strategic thinking, and executive presence. Check out our Resume guide for more resume advice.

Once you recognize the valuable role the resume plays in your career, it helps to see what our guidance looks like in action!

Expert advice

“What makes a resume different for C-suite level candidates is there’s a re-emphasis of leadership skills, impact, and driving results…As you get into higher leadership roles, it’s less of a conversation of ‘Do you have the technical skills and qualifications’ and more of a conversation about ‘do you have demonstrated leadership, can you drive outcomes, do you have a shared vision for where you would lead this team?’”

– Megan P., career expert at edX

Additional resources

A resume is essential to pursuing a career in most industries, especially business. 

Each section of your resume offers an opportunity to make your individual journey count, so it’s often hard to know where to start. Check out our General resume sample to better understand best practices across all industries.

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