2024 Executive Business Challenges

Align Your Executive Resume with Current Workplace Demands

If you are an executive looking to build a resume, aligning content and offerings with current economic pressures and workplace demands is critical, proving you are a leader up to tackling and managing modern-day challenges.

Here are a few current business challenges in 2024, the associated sought-after skills you need to highlight, and the resume strategies to consider:


๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ –> Uncertain Times

A Stanton Chase article shares that โ€The World Economic Forum anticipates a further slowdown in global economic growth for 2024, forecasting a dip to a mereย 2.6% from 2.9% this year, influenced by soaring interest rates, rising energy costs, and a deceleration in the worldโ€™s leading two economies.โ€

๐—ฆ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐——๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ –> Adaptation / Relationship Management / Process and Cost Optimization


Resume Strategies:

— Demonstrate how you delivered returns despite economic challenges (think: pandemic, rising energy costs, supply chain issues).

—ย  Share examples of building relationships with customers, stakeholders, and staff to achieve necessary buy-in to safeguards and stabilization strategies.

— Prove how youโ€™ve leveraged data and/or technology to drive process and cost improvements.


๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ –> Increased Need for Profitability

According to an article by PWC, โ€œCutting costs may work in the short-term, but possibly at the cost of impairing your companyโ€™s potential….[instead], guide theย CFOย and the executive team to judge the importance of an expense by its value to the business strategy, not by its cost.ย โ€œ

๐—ฆ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐——๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ –> Expense Management / Data Analytics / Strategic Investment


Resume Strategies:ย 

— Demonstrate an understanding of managing expenses to ensure sustainable operations.

— Detail your use of data to drive informed business decisions and strategy development.

— Showcase your ability to make smart investments in technology or projects to drive long-term ROI and growth.


๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ –> Generational Shift

Again, Stanton Chase shares, โ€œFor the first time in history, weโ€™ll seeย more individuals from Generation Z in the workforceย than Baby Boomersโ€ฆ..Gen Z ushers in new considerations regarding the effective management of this emergent cohort.โ€

๐—ฆ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐——๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ –> Relationship Management / Tailored Leadership / Employee Recruitment and Retainment


Resume Strategies:ย 

— Detail how youโ€™ve built strong workplace cultures, ensuring employees feel valued and heard.

— Discuss how youโ€™ve tailored your leadership approach for diverse teams and/or career levels.

— Share how youโ€™ve adapted strategies and policies to attract, retain, and engage employees effectively.


๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ –> Artificial Intelligence

Most organizations have implemented changes and shifts due to AI, but many are still playing catch up with this rapidly evolving technology – that is here to stay. According to McKinsey & Company, Gen AI is one of the greatest demands on executives this year. The article further stresses that “CEOs need to figure out three things, posthaste: which parts of the business can benefit, how to scale from one application to many, and how the new tools will reshape their industry.”

๐—ฆ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐——๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ –> Technology Transformation / Digitalization / Automationย  / Technology Innovation


Resume Strategies:ย 

— Outline your use of technology to advance business operations, including automation and digitization.

— Detail the benefits of upgrading or improving technology to support business performance and power growth.

— Share success at shifting business focus and processes to leverage the benefits of current and modern technologies.



Understanding present-day market pressures can ensure you tailor your executive resume to align with current workplace demands, positioning you as the leader of choice. In addition, knowing business priorities can ensure you showcase the appropriate in-demand skills and prove you are the solution a company seeks.

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