Free Sample Resumes (and Cover Letters) for Mid-Level, Executive, and Senior-Level Professionals
No jobseeker should ever be without a strong resume, so we have reproduced some free examples of professionally-developed executive and senior-level resumes. Copy the resume format exactly, or use these as a guide to create your own. Take note of key words and descriptions to make your new resume shine.
If you are an executive or senior-level professional — or aspire to be — use these samples of effective executive and senior-level professionals resumes and cover letters to try building your own resume.
General Executive & Senior-Level Resumes:
Sample Resume for Executive and Senior-Level Professionals: Our elegant Corinthian-style resume features an Areas of Expertise keyword section.
This same jobseeker also re-worked his resume to position himself for a different type of opportunity in Project Management.
Sample Resume for Executive and Senior-Level Professionals: This resume is in the Executive Keyword resume style and also features an Areas of Expertise keyword section.
Here is a second multi-page design that emphasizes accomplishments and results: International Senior Executive 4-page Resume Sample.
Executive Keyword Resume: 2-page Chronological: This is a great design for senior-level executives, with a resume format that substitutes eye-catching keywords for the traditional objective statement.
Sample Chronological Resume: Corinthian Design: This resume maximizes credentials and skills with the keyword section (Areas of Expertise).
Resume for Quality Assurance Executive: This jobseeker’s resume is notable for its concise sets of bullet points under each job.
Resume for CEO/Senior Executive: In this resume, the jobseeker showcases a career earmarked by leadership positions. Note Board Memberships section.
Resume for Senior Operations Executive: In this resume example, the jobseeker employs a unique resume design to distinguish herself. Note quotes from supervisors and subordinates.
Cover Letter for Senior Operations Executive: In a concise letter, the jobseeker paints a powerful picture of what she could bring to the employer.
Resume for Senior Director of R&D: In this resume example, the jobseeker positions herself for her next job in R&D through a strong record of accomplishments.
Cover Letter for Senior Director of R&D: In this cover letter, the jobseeker uses word bullets to emphasize her value proposition.
Resume for Executive Director of Statewide Board: The jobseeker’s community-service section amplifies his nonprofit background in this resume example.
Cover Letter for Executive Director of Statewide Board: The jobseeker uses the effective two-column format to vividly display his qualifications in this resume sample.
Resume for Social Services Agency Executive Director: In this resume, the jobseeker groups her most recent and relevant experience in one section and summarizes her past experience.
Resume for International Trade Executive: In this example, the jobseeker’s conservative presentation would appeal to recruiters.
Cover Letter for International Trade Executive: In this cover letter, the jobseeker draws a clear connection between his background and the requirements of an advertised position.
Banking and Financial Services
Resume for Offshore Banking/Investments Executive: In this resume, the jobseeker uses a strong branding statement and simple keyword section.
Cover Letter for Offshore Banking/Investments Executive: In this uninvited cover letter, the jobseeker effectively uses a bulleted section.
Resume for International Business Management Executive: This resume uses a headline, followed by a simple collection of keywords.
Resume for Managing Director/Executive Officer for International Business: The jobseeker concisely describes her career in several sectors in this great resume.
Resume for Executive in Healthcare Industry New Business Development/Marketing: In this resume, the jobseeker’s focus is made clear through use of a headline to identify his scope of expertise.
Sample Resume for VP/Director of Human Resources: Also in our Corinthian style, and also featuring an Areas of Expertise keyword section, this resume is a great example.
Resume for Training Executive: In this resume, the jobseeker employs a format that enables her to present testimonials. She also clearly delineates clients and projects.
Cover Letter for Training Executive: This cover letter amplifies the jobseeker’s resume testimonial format in her cover letter.
Resume for Information Technology Senior Manager: In this sample resume, the jobseeker deploys several effective elements at the top of her resume to convey what she has to offer.
Cover Letter for Information Technology Senior Manager: This jobseeker uses a cover-letter format that enables her to showcase testimonials from her current boss.
Cover Letter for Information Technology Senior/Executive Manager: This jobseeker conveys his personality and working philosophy in this letter.
Resume for CIO/Information Technology Executive: In this resume, the jobseeker summarizes his successes effectively atop his resume.
Cover Letter for CIO/Information Technology Executive: This letter is a follow-up to earlier communication with the recipient. He connects himself with the employer through his past association as a student in the university system.
Resume for Financial Executive/Controller: In this resume example, the jobseeker offers comprehensive descriptions of her past employers, a feature especially attractive to recruiters.
Resume for IT and Operations Executive: This resume makes the jobseeker’s focus clear by using a headline stating the name of her desired position. Having spent much of her career with the same employer she describes the employer fully and also describes contributions that spanned multiple positions. Note clear listings of results in her bullet points.
Resume for Executive Manager: In this resume, the jobseeker uses both a headline and a branding statement to clarify his focus and unique value proposition.
Resume for Executive General Manager: In this resume, the jobseeker conveys his strong grasp of the international market, especially in Japan.
Cover Letter for Executive General Manager: This jobseeker’s cover letter draws a clear connection between his qualifications and the employer’s needs.
Marketing, Advertising and PR
Sample Resume for Marketing Director: This Corinthian-style resume also features an Areas of Expertise keyword section.
Resume for Consumer Marketing, Trade Marketing, Channel Marketing Executive: In this resume, the jobseeker portrays a history of progression at the employer preceding her current position.
Cover Letter for Consumer Marketing, Trade Marketing, Channel Marketing Executive: In this invited cover letter, the jobseeker relates her qualifications to the requirements of the advertised position.
Resume for Marketing Executive: In this resume, the jobseeker effectively frames the bullet points under his jobs as “Results.”’
Resume for Senior-Level International Strategic Marketing Manager: This jobseeker’s resume paints a portrait of a successful international career.
Cover Letter for Senior-Level International Strategic Marketing Manager: The jobseeker’s concise letter gets to the point quickly and typifies the shorter letters that many hiring decision-makers prefer.
Resume for Public Relations Executive: In this example, the unique format at the top of the jobseeker’s resume positions her for the next level.
Resume for Executive, Branding, Marketing Management, and Public Relations: The eye-catching design of this resume identifies the jobseeker as a forward-thinking marketing executive. His focus is clear through use of a headline to identify his scope of expertise.
Resume for Marketing, Business-Development, and Product-Development Executive:In this resume, the jobseeker showcases an impressive history of progression with a long-time employer.
Natural Resources and Agriculture:
Sample Resume for Senior Environmental, Health, and Safety Leader: This resume, also in our Corinthian style, features an Areas of Expertise keyword section.
Resume for Operations Director for Nonprofit: In this resume, the jobseeker spotlights her bilingual skills and chronicles her career progress in social services.
Resume for Senior-Level/Executive Manufacturing Operations Management: Here, the jobseeker spotlights his strongest experience in his most recent job on his resume’s first page.
Resume for Senior Manager/Supervisor/Chief Operating Officer: In this sample resume, the jobseeker effectively positions himself for military transition by relating his military positions to non-military functions.
Resume for Executive, Operations Management: Note the rich use of quantification in bullet points and the headline stating the name of his desired position in this resume sample.
Resume for Global Operations Management Executive: In this resume, the jobseeker uses a bold design to distinguish himself. He also makes his focus clear by using a headline stating the name of his desired position and uses relevant keywords in his Areas of Expertise section.
Resume for Senior Management and Operations Executive: Note this resume’s use of a keywords box (Areas of Expertise) and the rich use of quantification in her bullet points.
Resume for Executive Real-Estate Sales Manager: In this resume, the jobseeker makes his focus clear by using a headline stating the name of his desired position, as well as phrases that contribute to his branding. Note concise keywords box (Core Competencies).
Resume for Senior-Level Sales Manager: In this resume example, the jobseeker provides the nickname by which he is most commonly known. Note, the top half of his first page, which offers many attention-getting features that position him well.
Resume for Senior-Level Sales and Marketing Executive, Hospitality: In this resume, the jobseeker uses both a headline and a branding statement to clarify his focus and unique value proposition. Note conservative design.
Resume for Broadcasting Sales and Business Development Executive: In this resume example, the jobseeker does a great job of quantifying her accomplishments.
Resume for Senior Sales, Business Development, and Marketing Executive: Here, the jobseeker’s concise resume showcases his entrepreneurial spirit and innovation.
Travel and Hospitality
Resume for Executive Director for Tourism: In this resume example, the jobseeker chronicles a strong record of accomplishment in tourism and local business.
Cover Letter for Executive Director for Tourism: In this cover letter, the jobseeker employs an unusually direct format of mostly bullet points for attention getting and user-friendliness.
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Other resources for Mid-Level, Executive, and Senior-Level Professionals:
- If you have concerns about resume length, read our article, The Scoop on Resume Length: How Many Pages Should Your Resume Be?
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