A professional résumé writer is not a typist. My job is not to fill out a template with the information you provide, but rather craft a well written, keyword optimized résumé that will get you noticed.
According to a recent study released by The Ladders, recruiters spend an average of only 6 seconds reviewing an executive résumé. 6 seconds!! Additionally the average corporate job posting receives almost 300 résumés, with the first being submitted within 3 minutes of the job posting going live. What makes you different? What makes your résumé stand out from the crowd? What will get you noticed? How are you going to use your 6 seconds?
In today’s highly-competitive job market, an expertly tailored and professionally optimized résumé that speaks to what hiring managers are looking for, is the foundation of a successful job search and beating the ATS.
What is ATS?
Remember that résumé you submitted a month ago? You probably have not gotten a call back about it.
Chances are, your résumé was not reviewed by a real person. Today, most companies are using more technology, particularly Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to screen résumés – and up to 75% are never read by a human.
When you submit your résumé, an ATS looks it over, and tries to match you up with what the company wants in an employee. Applicants are then ranked based on criteria programmed into the ATS. When someone else seems to have better credentials, your résumé goes to the back of the line; never to be seen by a recruiter. Hiring a professional trained résumé writer can help you beat the ATS and get your résumé in the hands of the decision makers.
How does the process work?
Preparation: You will have to invest some time in compiling the information I need. A list of what I may need could include: Your current résumés, letters of recommendation, employee performance evaluations, prior accomplishments or awards, and job descriptions for desired positions. This information is necessary to build your achievement based, keyword optimized professional résumé.
Interview: We’ll meet; either in person, via telephone or Skype; to examine into your accomplishments, key differentiators, and other applicable information.
Writing: I’ll prepare a performance-oriented, visually pleasing, attention-grabbing, keyword-rich résumé that conveys your unique qualifications. Typical turnaround is 5-7 business days, although express delivery is available for an additional fee.
Delivery: Once completed, I will deliver your new résumé virtually and we will review the finished product together. Your satisfaction is guaranteed! If any editing is needed, it will be completed usually within 48 hours. When we have finalized your résumé, you will receive copies in multiple formats; Word, PDF, and ASCII.
Are you certified by a reputable career industry organization?
I’m a Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW). I received this credential from the Professional Association of Résumé Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC) after passing a four-part timed exam that tested my knowledge of employment topics and my résumé writing ability.
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