Have You Ever Had Your Resume Critiqued?

Do you feel that your resume is pretty good, but you are not able to secure any interviews? If you are a pretty good writer, it may be very good to have your resume critiqued. This may require an investment on your part, but may be well worth your time and effort if fine tuning your resume helps you to secure interviews.

Let’s take a look…..

One. Look at the visual appeal from a distance. Does it look good? Do you see clear demarcations highlighting your job title, company name, dates, and locations of job descriptors…. inconsistent placement makes you appear less than honest and at the very least you will be perceived as someone who does not proofread.

Now let’s look at the content…….

  • Can you say that your resume meets these qualifications EXCELLENTLY, FAIRLY or POORLY?

1.Is the targeted job position included in the first sentence in your professional summary section?

2.Is your resume well constructed and summarizes your expertise in a nutshell?

3.Are your primary targeted skills, attributes, and qualifications included?

4.Does your resume contain heavy-hitting, marketing-savvy, impactful statements?

5.Have you used varied sentence types that entice the hiring officials to want to read the rest of your resume?

6.Have you used applicable keywords and industry-specific keywords for your profession infused within your resume?

  • Check these additional bits and pieces of information on your resume?

1.Does your resume target an employers’ needs with matching qualifications demonstrating a fit between your qualifications and their needs?

2.Is the most important information listed in the top one-third section of the resume?

3.Are your employment gaps skillfully handled?

4.Does your resume go back no more than 15 years?

5. Does your resume play up your strengths and minimize your weaknesses?

6. Have your technical skills and other relevant proficiencies pertinent to your job/career identified and included in your resume?

  • Well, let’s make sure that your resume includes the following…

1.Does the first bullet under each job/career area include your most important responsibility in each position?

2.Does each description begin with an action verb and include as much specific information as possible, including percentage of success, amounts of money, and numbers of persons collaborating to complete a tasks.

3. Does the resume include the areas of success that you are most proud to discuss?

4. When read, does each descriptor showcase comprehensively offering a full understanding of what you accomplished.

5.Is each word on your resume concisely mentioned. Are only the most necessary words listed on the resume. Have you deleted any unnecessary words. Is the content on your resume simply stated?

We offer an 8-page resume critique to assist you. Shoot us an email at info@jobwinningresumes.net for more information. Be sure to ask for your free welcome kit, contract job lists, and free career books.


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6 Steps to UP Your Resume Game Completely

Would you hire you? Take a look at yourself.

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Everyone of us can use an update, a critique, a lift, a polish. And when you are seeking to grab the hiring managers attention, it is paramount that when crafting your job-winning resume, you can’t stop just at the resume. What are you gonna do after you are invited for the first interview?

1st Step is to proof your resume for inherit challenges. Do you have a gender-neutral name? Has your previous employer changed names? Did you have a long unemployment gap? Do you need your job search to be confidentiality? Did you leave the world of work due to personal reasons (caring for a sick family member)? Have you been underemployed and are seeking to align your talents with your potential?

Seek the help of a professional resume writer to help shape your job-winning resume.

2nd Step is to check with your references prior to submitting their names and be certain that they are aware of your professional value.

Email your references a copy of your resume and also send a copy by snail mail.

3rd Step is to check your online presence by googling yourself and see what comes up.

Landing an interview is only the first step. Understanding how to move to the next step is a big part of the resume process. Be aware of how you are viewed on social media. Make sure that your LinkedIn profile showcases your personality, passion, and also the skills that you care most about.

4th Step is to mind your grooming. Hair, nails, facial hair, posture, diction, little points (earrings, nose rings, belts, buckles, shoes, socks, stockings, skirt length, tightness of pants, panty lines, various color hair (unless you will be working in a creative field), elbows, knuckles, open toe shoes).

Double check your grooming. It matters.

5th Step is to update your outfit and take new pictures to make sure that you look like a WINNER! Everyone wants to be on a winning team. Do you look the part?

Look good, look relevant, look inviting, look like a winner!

Yes, I do see a winner. Teddy Mosier is almost ready to go!!


Even your resume writer, Debra Ann can use a good sprucing up! Resume writer, ready to go !!

6th Step is to showcase your Ready to GO look and speak on your subject matter expertise!

Here you go 2 winners. Ready to help our companies, clients, and colleagues win!

Do you need help with your resume and all that goes into landing that job? Contact us and let us help you. We offer a few free resources that will help get you in tip top shape:

-101 Ways to Skyrocket Your Career

– Welcome Kit

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What’s Wrong With Your Resume Now?


Are you wondering why you did not get an interview? “What’s Wrong With Your Resume? ¿Qué le pasa a tu currículum? See you tube page for more tips on what may be wrong with your resume. Marc Miller of Re-Purpose Your Career, A practical guide for baby boomers. Career Thought Leaders, April 2014 Marc Miller Your video will be live at:http://youtu.be/QzySKbOJIAs

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Your Resume Can’t Get You An Interview if No One Can See It: 1 Way To Circulate Your Resume for Free

Each and every state in the United States of America hosts a job portal to help connect companies with motivated job seekers. Job seekers include those who are undereducated (6th grade education or less) to those who possess a PhD.  The site include: Resumes Upload information, jobs from popular sites (indeed, CareerBuilder, Monster; state jobs; temp jobs and other training information. The simply way to connect to this free valuable site is to Google the name of the state.gov and seek the words employment. Here are a few leads for our southern states. Alabama – https://joblink.alabama.gov/ada/ Mississippi – http://mississippi.us.jobs/  Tennessee – www.jobs4tn.gov Florida –   http://www.floridajobs.org/ South Carolina – http://www.dew.sc.gov/default.asp  North Carolina – http://www.nccommerce.com/workforce/job-seekers

Let Me Write It For You offers clients assistance in identifying the best ways to highlight their skills and proven attributes with their future job/career  aspirations with targeted résumés and other professional correspondence. All articles are available for re-publishing as long as credit is given to Debra Ann Matthews and Let Me Write It For YOU. Additional information can be obtained from http://jobwinningresumes.net or @ http://www.linkedin.com/in/letmewriteit4u or by calling 931-269-WR1T (9718). Copyright 2012 by Debra Ann Matthews.

“Tis The Season: Answers to 6 Résumé Questions that will make your Résumé Rock this Holiday Season

‘Tis The Season: Answers to 6 Résumé Questions that will make your Résumé Rock this Holiday Season:

Reasons for a résumé, what are they? A résumé can be used to inform the key decision makers of your demonstrated successes and skills that may be useful for companies who are currently having similar problems and need someone to come in and help out. Learn more about company profiles at http://www.hoovers.com/.

Even if I already have a résumé and have been on my job for a while, why do I need to redo it? The workforce needs jobseekers who understand the necessity of coming in to a company and contributing in problem solving and strategic planning. Résumés should be updated for each job application and with each new skill learned.  See http://myskillsmyfuture.org/for more information on skills.

So what? If your résumé can answer the “So What?” question, you may be increasing your chance of obtaining an interview or a phone call from a perspective decision maker. See http://jobwinningresumes.net to pick up a copy of “Interview Pocket RX: One Minute Solutions to Ace the Interview.

U feel good about it, how can u share it on your résumé? Think of the top 3 areas about your job that make you feel proud. Share it on your résumé. Companies appreciate passionate job seekers.

Money? I’ve saved my organization loads of money. How can I use this information on my résumé? Hiring managers and HR Professionals will love you. One key factor that is looked for on résumés is how job seekers saved money, made money and wisely utilized budgets for their companies. Showcase those sales on your résumé. For example, “Utilized existing labor structure, resulting in $100K savings over 16 months”. See http://www.tweetmyjobs.com/ for jobseeker information sent via twitter.

Expertise, I have it, so how can I enhance my résumé with it? Subject matter experts are excellent for HR Managers. The workforce needs people who understand how to solve problems, how to strategically analyze and proceed in the safest, most economical manner to address today’s challenges. Classify your expertise with a ‘brand title’ at the beginning of your résumé; List key accomplishments based on your expertise in your specific field using action words and industry specific jargon; add a testimony or quote from your past performance evaluations to give your résumé more demonstrated value. See http://careers.diversityinc.com/jobs/search for more information on careers and skills.

Let Me Write It For You seeks to help motivated job seekers to point out their best assets that are most needed in the workforce. Each person has something unique to the workforce. We seek to “write it for you” to assist in obtaining job offers, promotions and launching pads for obtaining start up business and contract opportunities. All articles are available for re-publishing as long as credit is given to Debra Ann Matthews and Let Me Write It For YOU. Additional information can be obtained from http://jobwinningresumes.net or @ http://www.linkedin.com/in/letmewriteit4u or by calling 931-269-WR1T (9718). Copyright 2012 by Debra Ann Matthews.