Having your resume professionally written is an investment in yourself
and your career. A little time and effort preparing in advance
will be well worth it.
(585) 264-1170 to set up an appointment.
During the appointment, we can discuss in brief your requirements
and expectations, and how we can help. In addition, we will
with a verbal quote for the cost to complete your resume.
voicemail picks up, it's because we're with a client or out of the
leave a message and we'll call you back within
the same day. Be sure to include your day and evening phone number
as we often return calls after 5:00 pm. Also, please be sure to
let us know if your need is urgent. Please do not send urgent requests
for help via e-mail.
maximize the value of our first meeting, there are number of things
you should do in advance.|
To help save time and prompt
your thinking, here is a list of things you should come prepared with
to our first meeting.
Old resumes, if you still have them, can be a great
source of background information.
A copy of your current job description, if you have
one or can get one without raising suspicions,
an excellent source of background
information and save much time in the information-gathering stage.
Copies of any job postings or ads that interest you. Visit www.monster.com, www.americasjobbank.com, http://hotjobs.yahoo.com or www.careerbuilder.com to research potential opportunities
in which you might be interested. Having a few examples of jobs
be interested in can be very helpful in determining how to structure
Knowing what you want your next career move to be can
be challenging, but having at least a basic idea of
mechanical engineering, school principal, etc.) you're seeking
is an important first start. Be sure to think about where you'd want
business, academia, health care, education, government, etc.).
Call it what you will, "summary of qualifications" or "core
skills," but these are the basic transferable skills that
you bring to the job market that make you desirable for interview.
of these skills as your "big
are a few examples of important core skills:
sales planning, market segmentation and product launch skills.
sales and marketing experience across multiple product lines—consumer
at learning and applying the latest information technology
in the workplace.
notch verbal and written communication skills.
business planning, financial modeling and spreadsheet skills.
last example with explanation. For an executive, "The
ability to quickly learn and apply new technology in
the workplace" is an important and valuable core
skill. "Strong Microsoft Office skills" is
NOT an important core skill for a senior-level manager.
a good transferable skill and what's not? Ask
yourself if the skill you are thinking of is something
for which an organization would pay extra money? If the
answer is no, then it's not a skill important enough
to devote precious lines on the page.
the old days, resumes were chock full of the tasks and duties that
a job. That's nice, but it
cut it today.
it's important to be able to explain what you do in your
job on a daily basis, devoting
too much space on the page to tasks and duties are a definite
no-no. Instead, think about and list the accomplishments you've
each job you've
held. Focus only on those accomplishments that represent
your best achievements. Fixing the copier is not an accomplishment,
most of the hundred
do every day as part of our jobs.
For example, your list of accomplishments might read
something like this:
the XD-105f multi-function office product on time and on budget.
the work order issuance process, thereby eliminating a costly
step that added days to the process.
street sales from $16 million to $24 million by restructuring
the sales department and replacing non-performers with trained
the implementation of a new revenue management system for use
in a luxury resort hotel, a system projected to save the company
$12,000 in sponsorship and underwriting support necessary to
run a high-profile fundraiser, a 10% increase over the prior
producer. Number one ranked renewal leasing specialist regionally—a
position held ten years running.
trouble? Don't panic. We'll lead you through a comprehensive
line of questioning that is designed to prompt your thinking and pull
out all the achievements you're having trouble putting into words.
on time to our first meeting.
If you are running late, please call. Plan on approximately two hours
time. Upon completion of the interview, a deposit is required and
a time frame will be given when you can expect to come back to review
the finished product. Upon completion of our second meeting and your
acceptance of the finished product, your balance will be due in full.
will provide you your finished resume in hard copy, Microsoft Word
and Adobe PDF versions.
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