When Statistics Canada says that the average job search takes well over 15 weeks, a professional resume writer can make the crucial difference between a short job search and a long one. I’ve helped more than fifteen hundred clients clients move on to bigger and better career opportunities. Here are some of the reasons why my resumes win job interviews and make my clients happy.
First, unlike many practitioners who transitioned to resume writing from HR, my previous work was in financial supervision, purchasing and sales. After that, I founded my own company and made it profitable. This operational background gives me a deeper understanding of the abilities that potential employers need to see than most job descriptions will convey.
Next, interviewing skills. The best way to increase your resume’s persuasive power is by presenting professional wins that show recruiters and employers how well you’ll perform in their open positions. But knowing what we should do doesn’t automatically enable us to do it. Facing the blank screen, many of us discover that knowing we should focus on our wins doesn’t help us remember more than one or of them before our minds freeze.
That’s where my resume writing skills can help.
I start with a conventional resume writer’s questions like:
- What corporate strategies did you conceive and execute?
- Did you build or lead teams? How well did they do?
- Did you mentor juniors into more responsible roles?
- What kind of sales did you make?
- What procedures did you change and how did your employer benefit?
And then I bring a special skill to the table.
My dad was a TV journalist. Watching him work every night taught me how to ask questions that help clients get past mental freezes and remember significant work successes. Often that starts by asking my clients some “unaskable” questions: questions HR departments can’t include in job ads, but your potential managers would love to know how you’d answer them. Questions like: “What crises did you manage?” or “What disasters did you clean up?” Recounting your successes in managing challenges like these can be the decisive tactic that triggers job interviews.
But uncovering and listing your accomplishments is not enough to ensure success. That’s why this professional resume writer’s final step is presenting your successes in ways that maximize their impact.
With thousands of people applying for a single job opening, managers don’t have time to read each word of every resume. Instead, they’ll only read the first third of the first page before making the “circular file/ interview pile” decision. Over the years, I’ve developed a range of strategies to take advantage of this practice, and I’ll select the one that quickly captures your prospective manager’s attention.
When hiring managers learn that you devised successful operations strategies, consistently delivered significant sales growth, created helpful procedural improvements, or whatever achievements mark success in your field, then job interviews will start happening. Instead of job searches lasting an average of 15 weeks or more, my BC clients report that my resume writing delivers results like:
- Winning multiple interviews for executive-level capstone positions within a few days,
- Ten interviews, three job offers (including one from a Fortune 500 company) — and a board membership in three weeks.
- Five interviews in sixteen days,
- Four interviews and two job offers in two weeks,
- Lower anxiety levels,
- Double-digit salary increases, and
- Additional income from winning new jobs faster that more than paid back clients for investing in their new resumes.
Here are some of their stories.
As a bonus, I’ll also show you how to transform the conventional thank-you note into a powerful job-winning tool all by itself. That way, you’ll have another opportunity to stand out from the crowd.
Call today to put my resume writing services to work for you.