Resume Writing Group
Why do you need a professional resume?
So you are professional, well educated, have years of experience and a lot to bring to the table, but you’re still struggling to work your way up the corporate ladder because you keep being outshone in job applications by younger or better educated people, even by those with less experience.
What are you doing wrong then? Well, you might be the package deal, but what does your package look like? How are you presenting yourself in these applications?
Ask yourself a few introspective questions:
1. When last have you read your own resume, from start to finish? And I don’t mean just spell check it, really read the content!
2. How often do you update it?
3. Have you ever asked a friend in the industry or colleague to read it?
4. If your resume belonged to someone else, would you hire you?
5. Based on appearance alone, what would a stranger think about it?
These questions might seem strange to you, but it is crucial that your resume looks as professional as you are, and read as well as you are equipped. A well written and beautifully presented one gives you power, 70% of what we take in as humans is through our eyes – it might seem cruel but the majority of HR managers would shortlist a stack on those that look good first and then reads through the shortlisted stack.
It sounds shocking, but if you had piles of stacked up on your desk, you’d probably do the same. Plus there is a lot you can tell from a person’s resume visually – think a but it, if a trained brain-surgeon sat in front of you dressed like a homeless person, would you believe he’s a highly skilled doctor? Probably not! In the same way, a badly looking one might contain the employee of the year, but won’t be taken seriously in the professional sector.
As a mid-career job seeker you really should be willing to invest in proper self-marketing tools, there’s no question that the most integral part of acquiring an interview is through the means of your resume. How much have you done to have it suit your image, or are you merely expecting a list of skills to do that for you. As I have illustrated above, you really can’t afford to do that.
By hiring a resume writer you can rest easy that they will aim to serve your professional skills, education history and personal information on a silver platter, and make it appetizing for the prospective employer to take the time to read it. They would be able to layout the visual appeal and textual information in the way employers wish to read, targeted towards your industry and 100% representative of who you are as a professional.
Resume writing is well worth the investment and not that costly at all, plus if you put it into perspective of what you can achieve with such an esteemed document in your hands, it’s really a “No Brainer”.
In the grand scheme of things, having paid for a professionally written resume will still not guarantee you a successful job application, but it will enhance your chances of success significantly.
Times have changed, and you need to show that you are up for the game, the competition is going up and the economy is down – make sure you have done everything in your power to show you are best pick in the pack.