Resume tips and resume services abound. Yet, only 54% of adults in the 18-34 age range find employment. Add corporate downsizing and changes in the economy, and you see why employers receive hundreds of applications for one job. This holds true, even with an increase in jobs over the last few years.
Today’s job market demands people show their talent quickly and efficiently.
- Job searches are automated.
- Resume sorting is automated.
- Interviews are automated. (Yes, you read that right. You talk to a machine.)
- Many employers no longer accept any paper resumes or applications.
- Employment testing is done online, without ever seeing the applicants.
- It’s common for one to three interviews to be done by machine, phone, or Skype, before finalists come in for an interview.
Your resume is your first interview.
Your resume follows you through the entire pre-employment process. Then, it stays in your personnel file after you get hired. HR and managers review that piece of paper when it’s time for promotions too. What do you want in your personnel file five years from now? Don’t plan to overcome a shoddy resume when you meet in person. A poor resume guarantees you never get an interview.
We talk about wording and presentation, how to deal with difficult problems and questions, how to select references, and how to prepare for background investigations–what information you must have at your fingertips. My experience writing resumes, planning job searches, managing online application processes, and teaching you to use all of the resources you need to fight your way through the crowd, makes you stand out. My HR background gave me the inside experience to prepare you for interviews.
Hire me to do a single resume, custom resumes for each job, cover letters, coach you throughout the job search process, and/or to teach you to organize and implement an effective search on your own. Whether you need one resume, or a personal assistant for a nationwide search, get the “write” results!
I also teach job skills and resume workshops for schools, churches, community organizations, and companies going through re-sizing their workforce. In addition, I work with recruiters who need candidate resumes polished, and I work with consulting companies that need consultant resumes reworked to present to customers.
I offer special expertise in developing IT resumes.