Over the years, the job market has changed dramatically. Years ago, just having a “chat” with a potential employer was often enough to get your foot in the door. Now, the single most important document you need to sell your skills and experience to a potential employer is an outstanding résumé/CV. You have 30 seconds to get the attention of the reader. How can you do this when you are competing against hundreds of other applicants applying for the same position?
WARNING: If you are a professional resume writer, then write your resume yourself. If you are not, DON’T! Here’s why:
Regardless of what you might have heard about knowing yourself (the product) best, it rarely if ever means you are the most qualified to sell yourself on paper. Think about it — if products were marketed by their creators, then Coca-Cola would be marketed by chemists and the corporation would not be the multi-billion dollar brand that it is today!
While you yourself might not yet represent a multi-billion dollar brand, your resume does have the power to position you to attain the goals you desire – when it’s done properly. We encourage you to invest in your career – the one area of your life that makes all other wants and needs possible – so you can take control, get what you want, and avoid wasting time. Time is money and opportunity, and when your goal position is staring you in the face, you don’t want to lose out!! You’ve got just one chance to make a great first impression, and Total Résumés is your partner in doing just that.
If your resume fails to stand out or highlight your value it will be tossed aside on the “no” pile and not looked at again….How does your resume stack up? Are you sending out your current resume but not getting selected for interviews? If yes, the first place we need to look is your resume. You have come to the right place!