Modernize Your Résumé
Customize Your Résumé
Make Your Résumé Stand Out
Stand Out Against Your Competition.
In order for your résumé to stand out against your competition, it must be modernized. Here are the keys to a creating a modern résumé:
Make intelligent use of keywordsToday’s recruiters use Applicant Tracking System (ATS) software, and if your résumé does not reflect high-value keywords from the posted position, it will receive a lower ATS prioritization score. The net result: your résumé will sit lower in the stack of your competition, never seeing the light of day. We know how to spot high-value keywords in job descriptions and weave them into your résumé in an efficient and streamlined manner.
Design it to be ATS-compliantATS software converts your beautifully constructed résumé into ASCII format. As a result, elaborate font styles, bolding, italics, and fancy tables are reflected as simple text. In fact, pictures and tables may actually convert into a muddled mess. Simpler is better when it comes to résumé formatting. We have developed a proven format that is both ATS-compliant and visually pleasing. We also offer premium templates which are ATS-compliant, although we advocate using these templates to email or bring in printed format to the interview.
Make it grab attentionEven when your résumé is populated with the necessary keywords and rises to the top of the online stack, recruiters will spend no more than three to five seconds scanning your résumé before moving on to the next candidate. As a result, it is critical that the top one-third of your résumé contain your elevator pitch. We write a compelling, attention-grabbing headliner and summary, that even in ASCII format, stands out against your competition.
Quantify your accomplishmentsHiring managers want to know what you can do for them. Therefore, it is critical your résumé reflect quantifiable accomplishments coupled with the use of action verbs. It’s not just about your skills anymore. We have developed a client intake form that guides you through the process of building a detailed inventory of your accomplishments, all of which will be used on LinkedIn, but only some of which will be integrated into your baseline résumé. Remember, your résumé must reflect only those accomplishments and skills relevant to the position for which you are applying, so as not to be cluttered with unnecessary information.
LinkedIn is Generic. Résumés are Customized to a Job Description.
We teach you how to modify your résumé for future job submissions.The demands of the market and the competitive environment place pressure on job seekers to submit their résumé to online employment sites and job boards as quickly as possible. Because of this pressure, job seekers think they do not have time to customize their résumé and as a result, submit a generic version. And that is where the trouble begins. A generic résumé will not reflect the necessary keywords for a specific job posting, nor will it contain accomplishments relevant to the position. Résumés must always be tailored to each job submission, targeting not only applicable keywords but also accomplishments. Additionally, it is crucial there is appropriate white space on a résumé, because one cluttered with unnecessary information not only receives a lower ATS score, but also is not easily scanned by recruiters. Sounds overwhelming, but we assure you that our process enables you to modularize your information for rapid customization of your résumé. We want you to be self-sufficient so you do not have to keep paying a résumé writing service, although we are happy to create as many résumé versions as you desire. Our process is as follows:
- Our proven client intake assessment guides you in building an inventory of your accomplishments.
- We then rewrite your accomplishments into succinct and streamlined statements.
- We incorporate the streamlined accomplishments into your LinkedIn profile, which reflects your generic work history.
- You now have at your fingertips a clean inventory of your accomplishments that can be interchanged on future baseline résumés.
- We review with you our process for spotting high-value keywords on a job description (which you provide), and how we incorporated those keywords into your baseline résumé.
- We also provide two pages of instructions for modifying your résumé for future job types.