Resume Writing


Does your resume work for you or against you? 2

job-hunt - EditedIf I had to give you just one piece of advice to help you land your dream job, it would be to have your resume professionally written. If you can’t afford that then you should at least get some expert advice about what makes a good resume. The simple truth is that one of the most shocking things I discovered in my role as a Recruiter is that too many people just have truly awful resumes. Even worse is the resume of someone who seems qualified but who goes to the bottom of the pile because their resume is just a simple list of roles and responsibilities.


 

Insights from a Recruiter

As a Master’s degree educated Human Resources professional let me give you some insight into what goes on behind the scenes when you see a job advertisement in the paper or on-line.

Recruiters spend some time carefully crafting a job description that outlines the desired candidate. Pay close attention to it. We have included the desired educated, experience and of course given some idea of the duties required of the successful candidate.

Now, you as the candidate will think, “no problem, I can perform all those duties and here is my resume outlining where and when I did those things”. Except that you have forgotten that you are not the only candidate applying for that job; so why then would I as the Recruiter choose you over any other candidate?

Clearly, you have to sell yourself and how do you do that you may ask? One infallible way is to highlight your accomplishments. Remember, Recruiters get tons of resumes and in order to go through them all, we have to formulate opinions quickly. Subsequently, 6-8 seconds is enough to decide if your resume will be read further or put to the bottom of the pile. Therefore, your resume MUST be properly formatted with clear headings, relevant information (specific to that job) and contain absolutely no errors.

If you are unsure about whether your resume is ready to get you noticed; why not get your resume critiqued?


 

What is a resume critique?

resume-clipart-gg57215963A professional resume critique will cover all the areas that your resume must include for you to be successful in your job search. Here at Write Right International we have developed the ultimate two-page Resume Critique to determine how your resume stands in the areas of:

– First impression
– Summary
– Format
– Writing Style
– Experience and Accomplishments
– Relevance
– Final Assessment

Finally, as a bonus we will teach you the CAR (Challenge, Action and Result) method for writing your accomplishments. The CAR technique is a popular solution to BOTH resume writing and interview situations. This is as employers need to gain a clear picture of your ability to handle obstacles and create the results they need – prior to calling you for an interview.

For more information on resume critiques or to take advantage of the special introductory offer of only $9.99 – please visit – www.writerightinternational.com/resume-critique/

 


The Do’s And Don’ts Of Resume Writing! [Infographic] 1

I love infographic, they are pretty awesome – I even try my hand at making them sometimes but sadly, I’m no artist – can’t even draw a straight line with a ruler sometimes 🙁 So whenever I find a really kool infographic I have to share it here.

resume-infographicIf these tips aren’t enough for you to write your own resume, we can do it for you. Purchase one of our premium professional resume writing services and we will write you a brand new, effective resume – guaranteed to get you more interviews. Contact us today!


4 Resume formatting errors to avoid

I get a lot of questions about the most effective ways to format resumes and I have found that 

However, there are a few more subtle errors that even the most savvy resume writer will make. Here are the 4 most common resume formatting errors that I have observed and that you should avoid when perfecting your resume.

Do you know of any other very common resume formatting errors? Please share with us in the comment section.

4 Resume formatting errors to avoid


What is a Professional Resume?

600-01030005© Aluma ImagesModel Release: YesProperty Release: NoModel ReleaseBusinesswoman with ClientWhat is a professional resume and why do you need one? It is entirely a matter of effective content. Gone are the days, when you could submit a resume with roles and responsibilities and expect to be selected over your competition. After all, they have the same experience and are performing the same duties.

Your resume may also unfortunately be rejected by applicant tracking software because it does not contain the appropriate keywords, even though you may possess the requested skills and qualifications listed in the vacancy posting.

So how do you stand out from the crowd and make it to the deliberation phase? Simple, focus on your accomplishments.

At Write Right International, we use world leading marketing strategies to differentiate you from other applicants. We also ensure that your resume will be short-listed by including all the suitable keywords of your profession and the targeted vacancy.


Top 5 Resume Mistakes

Your resume has about 6 seconds to make an impression, so every effort should be made to avoid mistakes. Aside from bad grammar, punctuation errors and typos, here is a list of the most grievous sins. These mistakes could also immediately disqualify you.

1. Lengthy document – if your resume cannot be scanned in 6 seconds, then you may be passed over. Try to stick to 2-3 pages maximum, if your resume is longer than that, then you need to edit and/or eliminate content.

2. Using an inappropriate email address – Yes, people still do this. Email is the preferred modern day form of communication. There is no excuse for using juvenile addresses, i.e. “sexy@…” or “princess@…” Your email address should be a standard variation of your name.

3. Including your headshot – Unless you’re in a profession where your looks affect the work you get, such as acting or modeling, you should never include a photo on your resume. This practice significantly increases the possibility that you will be discriminated against. Your picture will also draw too much attention and you want the attention to be focused on your skills and qualifications. Remember you only have 6 seconds to make an impression, more to the point, make a good impression.

4. Leaving out a URL to your professional online profile – Instead of sending a headshot along with your resume, you should include a link to your professional online profiles. This will enable hiring managers to see what you look like after they’ve already spent an appropriate amount of time examining your resume. Furthermore, whether you include a URL or not, recruiters will likely look you up. In fact, 86% of recruiters admit to reviewing candidates’ online profiles, so why not include your URL along with your contact information? This will prevent recruiters from having to guess or mistaking you for someone else.

5. Embedding images or charts. – Avoid adding any embedded tables, pictures, or other images in your resume, as this can confuse the applicant-tracking software and jumble your resume in the system.

Source


Professional Resume Writing

resume-blunderSo you are trying to find a job, whether you have out-grown your current role or you have been unemployed for a while; you have been sending out your resume but you just aren’t getting called for many interviews. Chances are your resume just isn’t good enough. As a Human Resource Professional and Recruiter I have seen a lot of resumes and honestly, most are so bad that they have been rejected on principle.

Let us help you write a quality professional resume. We specialize in writing CVs, resumes, cover letters, networking letters, thank you letters, and LinkedIn profiles.

You will be required to complete a questionnaire focused on accomplishments & objectives, as well as, submit any specific job postings/links that you may be targeting. We will then write your new resume from scratch and email it to you in two to four business days.

Please note that additional information may be required. We offer free resume revisions/updates for 30 days.

Contact us for pricing details.