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Top Secret Executive Resumes: Create the Perfect Resume for the Best Top-Level Positions, 2nd Edition

  • Steve Provenzano
  • ISBN-10: 1435460405
  • ISBN-13: 9781435460409
  • 240 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2000
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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About the Product

With more than 20 years as a Certified Professional Resume Writer and more than 100,000 career books sold worldwide, Steven Provenzano shows you how to create a high-impact resume that develops and markets your skills and abilities to shorten your executive career search. This one-of-a-kind book reveals the secrets used by expert resume writers worldwide. You'll learn how Mr. Provenzano has helped thousands of clients identify, develop and market their abilities to the fullest extent and quickly increase their income. Packed with more than 150 pages of real-life resume examples, each with documented results, you’ll learn all the essential points of persuasive, keyword resume writing, cover letter writing, design and format. The author includes the latest tips and strategies on networking, interview techniques and leveraging your LinkedIn page. There are before-and-after resume examples, a military conversion resume, and newly written articles from experts related to self-motivation, networking and how to answer some of the toughest interview questions. In today's job market, competition for the best, top-paying positions is intense, and the need for an excellent resume has never been greater. It’s essential to create a high-impact resume that markets your skills - your personal brand – with impact and precision to stand above the crowd. You can't get the position you want without an interview, and you can't get an interview without a great resume. This is the only resume book that includes a free resume review by the author.


  • Featuring a full range of reference,, preparatory,, and support materials,, the book provides everything today’'s professionals need to get the most from their job search.

  • The only book with actual results printed on each resume example—--more than 100 samples total—--from real clients who received real calls and/or interviews from employers.

  • Written by a noted expert with endorsements from The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, The National Business Employment Weekly, and Crain's Small Business, the text includes a confidential resume analysis with the author via email ( or telephone consultation (877-610-6810).

  • Worksheets throughout the text help readers identify their unique talents and abilities,, get organized,, and stay motivated.

About the Author

Steve Provenzano

Steven Provenzano is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), a Certified Employment Interview Professional (CEIP) and career coach who runs a thriving business helping people at all income levels find the job of their dreams. He is the author of eight career books including Top Secret Resumes & Cover Letters and Top Secret Executive Resumes, and has more than 20 years in resume writing and corporate human resources. He has appeared on CNBC's "Money Talk," WGN, ABC/NBC News in Chicago, CLTV and numerous radio programs. His work and concepts have been featured in The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, the NBEW and Crain's Small Business. As President of ECS: Executive Career Service, Inc., he conducts seminars on resume writing and effective career search and development for major corporations. Mr. Provenzano and his staff have written more than 4000 resumes for clients worldwide through their Chicagoland offices and their website: Note: The author will provide a free resume analysis, send direct to:

Table of Contents

Introduction:: The Executive Resume in the Age of LinkedIn.
1. The Organic Skill Set:: What Turns You On?
2. Organizing Your Materials.
3. The Pro--Active Resume Tool.
4. Why Titles Beat Objectives.
5. The Essential Profile:: What Can You Do for Me?
6. Leverage Your Career with Impact.
7. Correct Use of Education and Relevant Credentials.
8. Designing and Executive Presentation:: The 20--Second Test.
9. Your Electronic,, Light--Speed Resume.
10. Using Your Resume Effectively.
11. Cover Letter Essentials.
12. Resume Examples with Results.
13. At Last:: The Interview.
Appendix:: Job Search Resource Materials.
Index:: Resume Examples by Profession.
Free Resume Analysis by the Author.

New to this edition

  • This edition includes many new resume examples, all of which were proven to achieve results.
  • The text stresses the importance of executive networking and how to use Internet resources (such as Linkedin) to expand your network and find new career opportunities.
  • Author Steven Provenzano emphasizes the importance of high--impact,, objectively written Profile Sections,, including expanded keywords for today’'s ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems),, which scan resumes prior to review by human resource personnel.