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Executive Brief

A detailed CV is an important tool in generating interest for your services to a potential employer, however the following will dramatically improve your chances of success.
 A potential employer, will be reviewing CV’s most of their working day, to identify CV’s that match the job description. It is therefore very important that you submit an application that stands out from the rest. The reviewer will be very impressed with an application that has already identified the key points of the job description, and given examples of how they match this requirement. This is known as an executive brief.
 As an example, your Executive Brief may read as follows:

Executive Brief

Dear Sir / Madam

I have detailed my relevant qualifications, work experience, and personal information in my Curriculum Vitae, however to assist you in identifying my compatibility to your job description, I have taken the time to list your specific requirements and my applicable skills in those areas. 

Your Requirement

My Applicable Skills

1.Minimum 5 years
experience in Project
Total of 16 years experience, including 8 years in present job as Project Engineer.
2. Approval of designs for minor mechanical jobs.

ABC Ltd. (1985-1988). Review of designs as part of a design team, P&ID diagrams.
3. Prioritisation and planning of jobs. XYZ Ltd. (1988-1990). Design, estimation, planning and inspection departments mainly for fabricated equipment like shell and tube heat exchangers, pressure vessels, columns, storage tanks etc.
4. Monitoring and reporting of   progress. AAA Ltd. (1990-1998). Monitoring productivity and safety progress. Facilitating progress meetings, reporting using bar charts etc.

I trust the above information assists you in making an informed decision and I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully

If you are applying for a specific job, it is very important that you find out the job description, from the potential employer. Firstly the information you receive will enable you to complete the executive brief. Secondly, it is important that you are seen to be enthusiastic and willing to find out details about the position.