I know that I’m going to upset many people, but here goes… The CEO “Advisory Board,” or the “President’s Council” is NOT a major accomplishment. It is the most overblown and most widely used space filler on a resume. Out of 100 resumes that we receive, at least 95 of them will have ” served as President’s Council or Advisory Board, or Consultant to the President” on it. And while such a distinction may be truly deserved, it is also a major yawn to a RSM or Vice President of Sales. It… means… nothing!
I recently had a young lady, with nine months at her current position, indicate that she is on the “President’s Council.” After nine months.
Such a designation on any resume tells a VP that the candidate has little by way of accomplishments, and they use this as a filler. Same with “Trainer and Mentor to new hires.” Candidates should put meaningful, impactful accomplishments on a resume that are important to a VP, and using worn out cliché’s is not going to cut it.
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