Written by: Iejaz Uddin

There are specific skills that every Chief Executive must have. If you do not showcase these in your CV, then you’re unlikely to be successful in your job hunting.

Below are examples of the type of CV’s you should write when targeting these high-level positions. They show the candidates as leaders, decision makers, analytical thinkers, and strategic planners.

Focus on writing a compelling Chief Executive job application that’s fully aligned with the employer’s requirements. Also remember to keep your CV up to date by including any new and relevant qualifications or experience you may have gained.

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Chief Executive CV example 1


Maxine Corry
Dayjob Limited
The Big Peg
120 Vyse Street
Birmingham B18 6NF
T: 0044 123 456 7890
E: info@dayjob.com

Chief Executive Personal Summary

Maxine has a proven record of overachieving in senior positions. She has the business development skills and ability needed to set and achieve challenging objectives and targets. On top of this she is a mentally strong individual who is able to cope with long hours and lots of stress. Has the drive and ambition needed to facilitate commercial growth in any competitive environment. A true leader who always leads by example and who can establish and build strong relationships as well as team spirit in her immediate circle and beyond. In her current position she has consistently ensured that the business operates at a profit and meets its goals. With colleagues she has a reputation for developing an insight-led culture and mindset across the business. On a personal level has an empowering and consultative leadership style. Right now, looking for a suitable position where in addition to a competitive salary, she will also be eligible for performance related bonuses.


Career History

CHIEF EXECUTIVE – Start Date – Present
Employers name – Location
Responsible for deciding on a successful vision for the company and then taking steps to make it a reality.


  • Promoting a culture that gets the best out of a team.
  • Making pivotal decisions that will positively affect the future of the company and its employees.
  • Regularly reviewing the operational performance and strategic direction of the company.
  • Scanning the horizon for future opportunities and threats.
  • Managing senior managers and monitoring their performance.
  • Working closely with a variety of senior operational colleagues across the company’s wider operations.
  • Developing new business relationships and strategies and then communicating these to an internal and external audience.
  • Acting as an ambassador for the company in meetings.
  • Ensuring the effective implementation of Boards decisions.
  • Reporting to the Board of Directors on key issues of importance.
  • Optimising the company’s resources to hit pre-set targets.
  • Preparing agendas for executive meetings.
  • Consulting with investors and reassuring them.
  • Helping the Board to determine the company’s mission, vision, short and long-term goals.
  • Building vital alliances and profitable partnerships with other organizations.
  • Attending board meetings and giving detailed presentations as well as progress reports in them.
  • Serving as a key link between the different departments of the organisation.
  • Putting in place internal controls to ensure that standards remain high.
  • Liaising with the CFO to prepare the company’s annual budget.
  • Driving the profitability of the business to new heights.
  • Ensuring the businesses long term sustainability through sound fiscal policies.
  • Creating a positive office culture that encourages staff to work together.

JOB TITLE – Start Date – End Date
Employers name – Location

Chief Executive Key Skills


  • Not afraid to make major corporate decisions.
  • Have the people management skills and experience needed to build high performing teams.
  • Implementing change in a complex environment.
  • Coming up with fresh ideas on how to improve operations.
  • Building consensus in decision making process.
  • Superb communicator who can establish strong and appropriate relationships with Board members, Committees and general staff.


  • Not afraid to make difficult or unpopular decisions.


Areas of Expertise

Company leadership
Project management
Strategic planning
Business intelligence
Brand positioning
Business growth


Academic Qualifications

University name  –  Degree details              Study Dates
College name      –  Qualifications                Study Dates
School name       –  Subjects / Grades          Study Dates



Available on request.





Chief Executive CV example 2


Maxine Corry
Dayjob Limited
The Big Peg
120 Vyse Street
Birmingham B18 6NF
T: 0044 123 456 7890
E: info@dayjob.com


A highly motivated and politically astute Chief Executive who can think ahead about where a business is going and also plan on how it will get there. Maxine is a CEO who has the wealth of commitment, expertise and dynamism needed to enable a corporation to achieve its potential. She is comfortable being the first in command in the company and the go to person for when things go wrong. Has the ability to read situations and exercise sound judgement. Is a superb networker who can meet the real movers and shakers of an industry. At the moment she works for ……. where she has helped the business to grow by acquiring other companies and winning new contracts. During her career she has become an expert at analysing company staff structure and aligning to the business’s requirements. As a true professional she is fully committed to equal opportunities and inclusivity. Currently, looking for a suitable role with an organisation that has a lively and collaborative working environment.



CHIEF EXECUTIVE – Start Date – Present
Employers name – Location
Responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the company by providing inspired leadership to the executive team.


  • Setting the tone and culture of the organisation.
  • Ensuring the long-term sustainability of the business through good management.
  • Overseeing all the company’s operations and business activities.
  • Advising the Board of Directors on the risk and return of specific investments.
  • Resolving conflicts between Board members and departmental heads.
  • Maintaining business relationship with key clients.
  • Shaping the future direction of the business.
  • Identifying risks and ensuring that appropriate strategies are in place to deal with them.
  • Making high-level decisions about future direction, policy and strategy.
  • Keeping the Chairman and other relevant parties informed on all important matters.
  • Recommending to the Board an annual budget and a financial plan.
  • Making sure that all required legal and regulatory documents are filed on time.
  • Attending functions, public meetings and industry events on behalf of the company.
  • Leading, supporting and managing a team of experienced staff.
  • Keeping up with trends in the industry.
  • Meeting with Human Resource chiefs to plan and set targets for recruitment campaigns.
  • Holding regular meetings with the stakeholders and shareholders of the business.
  • Ensuring that performance, productivity and quality targets are consistently met.
  • Communicating, on behalf of the company, with the press, government entities, and the public.
  • Reviewing financial and non-financial reports to identify trends.

JOB TITLE – Start Date – End Date
Employers name – Location



  • Comprehensive understanding of mergers and acquisitions.
  • Can quickly gain a strong understanding of the industry a business is operating in.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to understand new issues quickly.


  • A fast mover who is willing to accept good new ideas and implement them quickly.
  • Making rapid decisions regarding important issues.



Directing agendas
Corporate operations
Driving profitability
Delegating work
Managing resources



University name  –  Degree details              Study Dates
College name      –  Qualifications                Study Dates
School name       –  Subjects / Grades          Study Dates



Available on request.

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How to write a Chief Executive CV

  • Provide overall leadership of the organisation.
  • Creating and developing an effective network of senior contacts.
  • Planning and delivering PR and promotional plans.
  • Strategic thinker.
  • Motivating and leading a executive team.
  • Reporting to the Board, with full P&L responsibility.
  • Sharp strategic business mind.
  • An energetic and enthusiastic team player.
  • Knowledge of operating in a regulated environment.
  • Ability to deal with regulators and government with diplomacy.


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