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!!

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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

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3 Weird things about your resume

Creativity is good in your professional life, within reason. Now you’ve always heard that you should dress for the next position that you desire on your way to the top. And we support these thoughts and ideas. However, you are just a weird person. So let’s stop for a second and remind you that you have 3 weird things on your resume. Let’s help you camouflage a few things. It’s always best to let the weird come out a little later in the interview process.

Weird thing #1 – Your words are not right. They are vague and boring. In many instances, your words are extravagant, yet they do not add value. STOP IT !

To help you to unweird your resume, try using simple words that describe how you have helped solve challenges, pains, goals and company expectations using #’s, %’s and $. Simply state your success in the most important of your job duties. Next state the second most important level of responsibility that you have in your job. Speak about your success. Then simply state achievements in the third most important of your successes. Use simply language or industry specific language.

Weird thing #2 – Your resume looks so boring and so very dated. Stop IT!

To help you to unweird your resume, keep in mind that if you are a creative field or graphic arts field, having a resume that offers visual pizzaz is expected. Otherwise, as long as you do not use a word template for your resume, you should be okay. Use formats including lines, boxes, shades and logos to give your resume a fresh, updated look. Include linkedin, blogs and websites urls to help showcase that you are social media relevant.

Weird thing #3 – You are using colored, speckled gray, blue, severe off-white or yellowish-brown paper for your resume. STOP IT.

Unweird yourself by splashing colored words from a neutral perspective. Based on your career field, it is okay to add a blue heading or a green heading within your resume. Using bold or colorizing headings and keywords may help your skills to pop out for the hiring manager. Otherwise, if you insist on being weird, don’t blame me when you get no results.

Be sure to proofread everything and don’t simply rely on spell check. Double check your resume content for flow. Eliminate any disjointed thoughts or sentences. We hope that you will find this article helpful. Be sure to share with us some of the weird things you’ve placed on your resume. Connect with me at http://www.facebook.com/letmewriteit4u or via linkedin at http://www.linkedin.com/in/letmewriteit4u. Like my website at http://www.letmewriteitforyou.org.

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The Perfect Retail Banking Resume

The Perfect Retail Banking Resume

A resume shouldn’t be entirely focused on prior experience. In fact, most successful candidates use the resume to convey that they’re genuinely interested in the industry. Retail bankers should list non-work-related experience like affiliations with the American Banking Association or the Banking Research Institute along with any banking or personal finance related volunteer work, suggests Debra Ann Matthews, a resume writer in Clarksville, Tenn.
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8 Resume Do Nots

8 Resume Do Nots

Listing skills, technical competencies, association memberships, trainings and education never go out of style and should be included to help the hiring manager know that you are a relevant member of the workforce and can add value to their company. There are special emphasis that special populations should be sure to include on their resumes, such as linked in profiles, twitter accounts and professional Facebook accounts in a hyperlink.. Be sure that your resume keeps you among the relevant workers who make a difference. For complete article, see http://www.localjobnetwork.com/a/t-8-resume-do-nots-au-debra-ann-matthews-articles-a6756.html.