Resume Writing Tips
Many people are competing for the same job. If you want a job, you must be noticed by the recruiter, in a sea of resumes. That's why you need a certified resume writer. Here are some tips for a more professional resume for people who want to self educate about the basics. Using a resume template as a starting point allows for personal customization on a predesigned platform. Add your information to the resume template, then tweak it to highlight your skills and abilities. However, it is best to hire a professional writer.
Use "power" words. Demonstrate that you are a person of action. Rather than being "responsible for" something, use words like "advised," "led," "launched," "executed," "generated," "planned," "produced," etc. These words (and others like them) demonstrate your ability to perform on the job and your specific role in previous jobs. Strong action words validate your capabilities and specific duties you have performed. Consider which is better: responsible for launching a new product or initiated and led new product launch that resulted in $20 million in revenue. Don't forget that your resume is your document, and it represents you, who you are, and what you can do when you can't be there in person to explain all of that to a recruiter or hiring manager. Your resume is just one of the hundreds that fly into any given company on any given day. You need to stand out from the crowd.
Select the best organizational format. Most resumes are written in chronological (reverse time order) format, but that does not mean that the chronological choice is best for you. If you are making a career change or have extremely broad or related skillsets, a combination format may be best. The combination is evenly balanced between skillset description, achievements, and employment history.
Did you know that 75% of resumes never get read by a human being? We can help you beat the bots! When you apply for a job online, your resume isn't typically going directly to a recruiter or hiring manager. It's first being processed by an ATS (Applicant Tracking System). Whether that human recruiter ever sees your resume could depend on how well your resume is optimized for ATS algorithms. We know how to format your resume and what keywords to include for your industry to help get your resume into the recruiters' and hiring managers' hands.
We provide custom-tailored resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and other career search documents written by Certified Professional Resume Writers that set you apart from the rest. All of our writers hold CPRW, CARW, and other internationally-recognized certifications.
If you've been applying for jobs and are not getting interviews, it's probably because the employers' applicant tracking system (ATS) software is screening you out based on keywords, or lack thereof. We have expertise in designing resumes that meet ATS guidelines in terms of formatting and keyword optimization. Think of it similar to how websites rank on Google. Just as web developers Search Engine Optimize websites to get them to show up higher in search results, our writers will optimize your resume and LinkedIn profile to get you ranking higher in the results provided by the ATS system and by LinkedIn recruiter searches.
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