As a full-service professional resume writer, my job is to make sure that your resume accurately, concisely, and clearly describes the value you bring to a company. A resume company that takes your old resume and merely updates or reformats it is not providing full-service resume writing.
I am often surprised by differences between a job seeker’s old resumes, answers to the questionnaires I send, and the job seeker’s sample of advertisements and postings for preferred jobs. Here are some less obvious ways my full-service resume writing helps everything line up correctly in a powerful resume:
- By showing you the value of your contribution. During a company downsizing, a secretary had taken on the responsibilities of an administrative assistant who was let go. The secretary said that she had not been “officially promoted” to administrative assistant, and therefore she couldn’t use that job title. I only found out about her extra duties when I matched the current job description she supplied to the job duties she listed on the questionnaire I gave her. On her resume, I made it perfectly clear what a superb asset she was by describing her position as: Secretary with Administrative Assistant Responsibility. That is what full-service resume writing means: helping you brand and sell yourself to your next employer.
- By clarifying the job posting or advertisement. An IT professional felt he could handle a CIT position at a major company but no one was responding to his current resume with requests for interviews. When I compared the sample job postings he sent me to his resume, I found very few of the qualifications matched up. He needed to take interim steps before he could apply for interviews: perhaps he should look for a CIT position at a smaller company or become the CIT’s next in command at a major company. He researched job postings for a direct report to the CIT and I re-wrote his resume to show off his value for those positions. Full-service resume writing also means that I give professional advice based on decades of experience.
- By streamlining your information. Recruiters and hiring managers readily admit that they do not spend a lot of time with individual resumes. They want the important facts up front and easy to locate; they will not hunt through your resume for contact information, skills, accomplishments, education, and experience. I often help job applicants who either bury important facts too far down in their resume or do not know when to stop writing. Sometimes they spend paragraphs describing their experience with outdated technologies or first-time jobs that they left decades ago or a particular accomplishment that has no relationship to the job posting or advertisement. As a professional full-service resume writer, my job is to focus resumes to match the expectations of recruiters and hiring managers.
I am proud that Robin’s Resumes® is a full-service resume writing company, and I look forward to helping you.