In most cases, this is true. It is the rare reviewer of resumes who, when being completely honest, will tell you that he or she spends more than a few seconds in the first review of a resume. Unless your resume captures immediate attention through an eye-appealing design and succinct, compelling language, your resume will
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.
// // While it is true that you have only a few seconds to capture a reader’s attention and it is also true that with each additional page you reduce your chances of your resume being read thoroughly, for most executives it is unrealistic and nearly impossible to compress many years of experience into one
Email resumes...Web resumes...HTML resumes...Scannable resumes... Keyword resumes...Text resumes...ASCII resumes...PDF resumes...Word resumes...Traditional resumes... A resume is a resume, right? But then, what are all these different types of resumes you keep hearing about? If you are confused and not quite sure what is being referred to when you hear all these different names for resumes, you
Resume formats can be confusing. How do you select the best resume format for your needs? The unthinkable has happened and you have been downsized from the company where you have been employed for the past ten years. In all this time, you haven't touched your resume and now find that you must completely rewrite
// // In my business, before I develop and write a resume, I require my clients to complete a fairly comprehensive questionnaire. When these questionnaires are returned to me, I am frequently frustrated by incomplete answers...sometimes just a few sentences to describe five, ten, fifteen years of experience! These clients assume that I have written
After we've created a resume for a client at Distinctive Documents, some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive are regarding ASCII resumes and how to use them. If you conduct any of your job search on the Internet, ASCII-formatted resumes are critically important tools. You should always have two up-to-date versions of