How to improve your resume? You’ve heard the advice: Fill your resume with accomplishments instead of job responsibilities! But that is easier said than done, isn’t it? It is often hard to remember accomplishments from past positions. Even if your memory is fresh, identifying your accomplishments requires thinking about your work in a different way.
Professional resume writers have real, measurable value to offer you, the career professional. No CEO would ever consider going to market with a multimillion-dollar product without enlisting the marketing and copywriting help of experts. But that is exactly what you are doing when you attempt to compete in the job market with a self-written resume.
Hiring a professional resume writer could be one of the most important investments you ever make for your career. That is my advice!
But in the meantime, here are some articles revealing my trade secrets as a professional resume writer that will help transform your resume from a bland snoozer of an autobiography into a compelling, persuasive, powerful marketing pitch.
Have you ever struggled with writing a resume? Is this you? You’ve decided to look for a new job. You scour the job boards – Monster, Indeed, Simply Hired - and find several jobs you’re confident about. You get to work writing a resume and then send it, and possibly cover letters, to the top five.
Unless your current job is also the only job you've ever held, you've probably conducted a job search at more than once in your life. You may even be in the midst of one right now. Either way, you know how much work a job search can be. Even more to the point, you have had
Trying to land a new job can be difficult, even during the best of times. If you have recently owned a business and are now trying to reenter the work force, you know what we mean. Writing a resume when you have owned your own company can be even more difficult, but resume tips from an
Problematic situations. That is why most of our clients come looking for resume help. You are not alone! There are plenty of good reasons you may have left your career... Your spouse took a great job in a new city, and since you weren’t really ready to be single, you quit your job and went
WAKEFIELD, NH (August 25, 2015) – Michelle Dumas, founder of Distinctive Career Services LLC (http://www.distinctiveweb.com), career and resume consultants for professionals and executives for nearly 20 years, has been elected President of the The National Resume Writer’s Association (NRWA) for 2017. In the interim, she will serve The NWRA as President Elect and Ethics Chair
Having a hard time finishing that cover letter? Here are some quick and easy tips for you!
If you want your job search to go smoothly and end quickly and successfully, make sure to read these tips on avoiding common errors in resumes.
There are many pervasive myths when it comes to executive resume writing. You may hear some advice from a trusted colleague today, only to be given opposite advice tomorrow, from an equally trusted colleague. This easy to read and follow guide to executive resume writing will help you avoid the worst of the executive resume
Learn how to write a standout, powerful resume that will generate attention, get you calls for interviews, and increase your chances of landing the job you want,
What's your story? Why should I care? Storytelling has a transformative power that almost magically turns a drab, boring resume into an absorbing and persuasive piece that compels the reader to want to meet the real person behind the words. An effective resume is not merely a collection of words – it is a reflection
Submitting a compelling and persuasive resume is very important when applying for a job. It is essentially an advertisement of yourself, promoting to the hiring company what you have to offer and the reasons you’re the best possible candidate for the job. But how do you handle it if you are a young candidate with
WAKEFIELD, N.H., (March 24, 2015) – Distinctive Career Services LLC (http://www.distinctiveweb.com), career and resume consultants for professionals and executives for nearly 20 years, has added a new resume writing service specifically designed for professionals seeking a career with the federal government. The new federal resume writing services are designed to assist job seekers in highlighting
Looking for a job is hard work. Conducting a productive job search takes time. Effective networking often requires many hours of sitting through lengthy presentations while feasting on mediocre fare and feigning interest in small talk in the hope of collecting business cards. Researching potential employers requires patient diligence. And the application process for most jobs
An infographic of when and how you might want to use (or NOT use) a functional resume format in your job search.
Job searching is hard work. Depending on the industry or your career preference, it can even become a full-time job. It’s important, therefore, to utilize all the resources available to ensure that you conduct your search as effectively as possible. Online job boards, intensive and extensive networking, the use of social media, and almost countless “how-to”