FREE RESUME EVALUATION
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95% of all job candidates make a fatal mistake
when preparing their resume. They fail to stand out. The
Their resume ends up being ignored or rejected.
Are you getting "less than satisfying results" from your
resume writing efforts? Are you about to embark
upon a job search campaign? Invest a few minutes
now to increase your resume writing success. Take
advantage of our free resume evaluation and free resume
critique. We'll review your resume and offer
free expert advice on how to improve your document before
you risk your entire search on a poorly prepared resume
or cover letter. -- The Career Playbook Team
You're ready to market the world's greatest product YOU!
Is your resume up to the challenge? In order
to compete against the estimated three to four million job
seekers actively involved in their search, your resume must
meet the tough standards of today's tight job market.
As a full-time job hunter and part-time resume writer you
may be unaware of the many issues that can negatively impact
your employment opportunities. More specifically,
in your haste to create the perfect resume, you may have
overlooked an important guiding principle of resume development:
The Employer's Perspective.
The easiest way to understand this perspective is to think
like an employer. Place yourself in their position. What
is this employer looking for? What would set
a truly exceptional candidate apart from a merely good one?
Always remember that each employer and each
position have very different needs. Your ability
to meet and exceed the demands of the position, in both
your written and oral presentations, will determine the
level of success you'll enjoy.
Research shows that out of every 100 resumes submitted
for a job opening, only 5 applicants are invited to an interview. Of
the 95 that are rejected; 80 contain flaws such as missing
skills, careless spelling, disorganized content, or formatting
errors. The remaining 15 do not convince or
"sell" the employer on the candidate's qualifications to
perform the necessary functions of the job.
The Top 4 concerns of most job seekers about their search:
- Their resume is drawing "very little" interest or interviews
- They have been in "job search mode" anywhere from 3
to 9 months
- The loss of earnings during unemployment range from
$30,000 to $72,000
- Their greatest fear is cash flow and inability to meet
Our free resume evaluation and review does not simply critique
the content of your resume - but also the appearance, design
and layout. The main focus of our critical review
is directed toward strengths and weaknesses with an emphasis
on the organized flow of information, and how you market
or sell yourself based on the evidence of value and contributions
offered. We also check for spelling, grammar
and punctuation errors.
Our free critique or critical review may prevent your resume
from being rejected by pointing out problems before potential
employers see them. Our experienced resume writers
will provide a thorough evaluation of how well your resume
competes in the marketplace or where it may fall short.
Bottom Line: The purpose of our free resume evaluation
is to inform you of the standards and quality your potential
new boss expects from your resume documents.
By the way, in addition to our free resume evaluation and
resume critique, we also provide a free online resume writing
guide in our site, which includes actual resume examples
we wrote for clients. Each sample resume shown
resulted in a job. You can click on the following
free resume guide link now, or return here after you've
read this column.
here to view our free resume writing guide
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You are a talented professional in terms of skills and
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The most common strategy utilized by 95% of all job hunters
involves searching Internet Job Sites and scanning Classified
Ads. The problem with this "strategy" is the
intense competition you face for the small number of advertised
Question: What are YOU DOING to differentiate yourself
from others? Your response will determine the
success or failure of your job search.
Success at anything in life requires that you employ a
strategy to attain the high visibility you need to stand
out from your peers! In other words, be different
by refocusing your efforts on unique techniques and proven
strategies to aggressively market yourself.
Another problem we see is that many people spend all their
time "tweaking" their resume, yet little or no time is spent
fashioning the actual offer of value to the employer which
states: Here is what you will get for your money if you
Rather than fancy words, potential employers want your
resume to show how you can solve problems and add value
and profit to their bottom line.
Here is what employers expect to find in your resume:
- Relevant experience that fulfills their needs
- Compelling evidence or proof that you are as good as you
say you are
The content of your resume must emphasize quickly that
you possess the skills, background and qualifications that
relate directly to the requirements necessary to perform
with excellence. Keep in mind that the design
and layout of your resume must be equally appealing, in
other words, easy on the reader's eyes.
The information you present throughout your resume documents
must be RELEVANT to what the employer is looking for. The
key to relevancy is researching your prospective employers
to determine how you can best solve their most urgently
felt needs, problems or desires.
The top third/half of your resume is the Headline or snapshot
of your skills and accomplishments. Your work
experience is the rest of the story or the proof that you
have the background, skills and qualifications necessary
to meet or exceed expectations and requirements of the position.
Keep your resume brief. Interviews provide the
opportunity to elaborate on your work history. Your
resume should represent a true picture of who you are, what
you've done, and where you want to go.
A powerful resume should reflect your personality, values,
determination and will to achieve, and portray you as a
Remember that you only have a few seconds to capture the
reader's attention and make them want to read the rest of
your resume. The quickest way to accomplish this
goal is to stay on message, sell your strengths and prove
that you can produce value.
The key to any good marketing letter is to grab people's
attention, senses and emotions. Give them just
enough to pull them in (your resume), and make them want
to hear more (your interview). You want to provide
enough relevant details and background information to make
the reader want to interview you.
Keep in mind that most companies are looking for leaders
with a "take charge" attitude. Employers want
candidates to have a sense of where the organization is
headed and what they must do to make a contribution. Organizations
place a high priority on persons who can assume responsibility
and motivate co-workers. Make certain your resume
promotes your leadership ability.
Employers will expect your resume to concisely detail the
value you will bring to their organization. Hiring
authorities expect your best efforts will be utilized in
presenting an error free document that distinguishes you
from other candidates.
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