Lots of people are applying for the same job. If you need a job you must be noticed by the recruiter, in a sea of resumes. That’s why you need a professional resume writer. Here are some tips for a better looking resume for people who want to self educate about the basics. When formatting your resume, use a basic font that is easy to read, both for hiring managers and for applicant management systems. Google also favors the simple over the complex. Many fonts make your resume clear and easy to read while retaining your individual style.
Use “power” words. Demonstrate that you are a person of action. Rather than being “responsible for,” something, use words like “advised,” “led,” “launched,” “executed,” “generated,” “planned,” “produced,” etc. These words (and others like them) demonstrate your ability to perform on the job and your specific role in previous jobs. Strong action words validate your capabilities and specific duties you have performed. Consider which is better: Responsible for launch of a new product or Initiated and led new product-launch that resulted in $20 million in revenue. Don’t forget that your resume is your document, and it represents you, who you are and what you can do when you can’t be there in person to explain all of that to a recruiter or hiring manager. Your resume is just one of hundreds that fly into any given company on any given day. You need to stand out from the crowd, and it is your responsibility to make your resume stand out.
Assume that your resume will be viewed on a computer screen rather than on a piece of paper. Most resumes are sent, received, and managed via PC. That does not mean that the document has to be drab and ugly, visually. In fact, the opposite is true. If you do not have to conform to traditional standards of print, you can step out with attention grabbing formatting such as use of color, text animation, images, etc. The use of pdf (protected document file) format is growing, allowing for more aggressive, creative formatting.
Did you know that 75% of resumes never get read by a human being? We can help you beat the bots! When you apply for a job online, your resume isn’t typically going directly to a recruiter or hiring manager. It’s first being processed by an ATS (Applicant Tracking System). Whether that human recruiter ever sees your resume could depend on how well your resume is optimized for ATS algorithms. We know how to format your resume and what keywords to include for your industry in order to help get your resume into the hands of the recruiters and hiring managers. Read extra info on Resume writing services.
Occasionally we have clients inquiring whether the information-gathering process will take place virtually or in person. Resume writing is not location-dependent, and you might find that your ideal resume writer lives and works in a different city or time zone, so all interaction will take place by phone, email, or videoconferencing. Most resume writers work virtually, allowing them the opportunity to work with diverse clients all over the world. You can rest assured that you will receive the same quality service with your writer as you would if working together face-to-face.
Should I use a chronological or functional resume format? A reverse chronological resume is the typical style most employers expect to see. The functional resume is popular with career changers, people with little work experience (like students and recent grads), or those who’ve been out of the work force for an extended leave. Mixed (combined format) resumes combine the chronological and functional formats. A Curriculum Vitae (CV) is mainly for professors, teachers, lawyers, scientists and related professionals.