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We write powerful resumes by focusing on the “Three Elements of Effective Resume Writing”™
Content refers to the resume’s syntax. In other words, it’s the arrangement of words and phrases to create powerful sentences. Unlike resume builders that only provide a template, Resume Poets uses professional resume writers to write your content and design your resume.
Sequence refers to the resume’s deliberate positioning of content. For example, should your education section come before the experience section? Does the order of professional certifications matter? Does your target industry use a skills section, summary section, or neither?
Design refers to the resume’s visual appeal. Your resume should look as good as it sounds. After all, it has only 6 seconds to make a great impression. Within 6 seconds, a recruiter makes the “fit/no fit” decision and places your resume into one of two piles.
Sections of a Resume
Frustrated job seekers think a resume is just an inventory of skills, accomplishments, and work experience – peppered with fancy buzzwords. That may be why they’re not getting calls to interview.
A professional resume, on the other hand, is the result of planning, organization, and strategic thinking. It goes beyond bullet points and becomes your personal marketing document – your sales pitch to prospective employers and clients.
For a professional athlete, it’s the preparation that makes or breaks performance. The same is true in professional resume writing. The effort you put into preparing, writing, and marketing your resume will directly impact the number of job interview you get. As always, focused efforts get results. If you just open a Microsoft Word document and start writing, employers won’t be impressed.
The Most Important Resume Sections
Resume Poets® is a professional resume writing service, and we help job-seekers at every career stage in every industry. Believe it or not, a professionally written resume is one of the most important elements of a successful job search strategy. A well-written, well-designed resume will increase your chances in landing a job because it clearly shows your value as an employee to-be.
Before writing your own resume, it’s important to understand that a resume is divided into important sections. These resume sections have the same goal: to show employers that you’ve got what it takes to be successful in their organization. All of the resume’s content must support this assertion; everything else should be removed.
A well-written professional resume includes three major sections. These sections give structure, purpose, and flow to your resume’s content. The following three resume sections are the basis of a successful professional resume: Read More
The Resume Writing Process
In today’s competitive job market, more and more job seekers are turning to professional resume writers to help then stand out from the crowd. We’d love to write your resume for you. Even if you don’t hire us, we still want you to land an interview at your dream job. The purpose of this article is to help you write the perfect professional resume – one that catches the attention of employers and makes them want to hire you.
Before being called in for an interview, the hiring manager needs to think that you’re the perfect candidate for the job. In a very big way, your resume is an extension of who you are as a professional. It details all of your relevant experiences, successes, accomplishments, and sets high expectations for the hiring manager. The perfect professional resume will clearly communicate who you are and what you have to offer. But how do you write such a resume? Follow these steps to attract the attention of employers and recruiters: Read More
Using Keywords Effectively on a Resume
Professional resume writing is the most important pre-interview tasks for job seekers - a professional resume is the only way to clearly convey your value to employers. The goal is for hiring managers to read your resume and want to know more. But how do you catch the hiring manager’s attention? Use industry keywords. These keywords aren’t buzzwords; they’re words used in a professional resume that show the hiring manager that you’re familiar with the target industry. They also show that you can converse fluently about it. In other words, you communicate competence, professionalism, and credibility.
It’s important to make your resume keyword rich. Another reason that keywords are important is because they’re picked up by the Applicant Tracking system. Read more to learn about how to use keywords effectively in your professional resume. Read More
How to Write a Cover LetterA professional cover letter is the first step to get in touch with an employer. It needs to be attractive, well written, and show the hiring manager that you have what it takes to be successful. A good cover letter will help you land a job interview by assuring an employer that you are the perfect candidate for the job. In addition, a well written cover letter will also emphasize your strong written communication skills. Your cover letter must make the hiring manager want to learn more about you.
Before writing a cover letter, you have to understand the purpose a cover letter. The main purpose is to:
- 1. Introduce yourself to the company
- 2. Describe your interest in the company or the specific job position
- 3. Draw attention to your professional resume
- 4. Show the hiring manager that you have the ability to succeed
- 5. Encourage the hiring manager or the employer to interview you
What's a Cover Letter, Anyways?
Simply put, a cover letter is a one-page letter that you would traditionally put on top of your resume when you handed it to a potential employer—thus “covering” your resume in a physical sense. In the Internet age, a cover letter is a tool employers use to decide whether or not your resume is actually worth reading. When sites like LinkedIn® allow thousands of people to apply for the same job opening, the person making the hiring decision doesn’t have time in the workday to look through every single one of those resumes. So they glance through cover letters to decide which resumes are worth their limited time.
Good cover letters tell employers a few things that resumes don’t:
- 1. How well you write. A resume is a series of bullet points; a cover letter is prose. If you can’t communicate clearly in a well-thought-out, formal letter, then how well can your potential employer expect you to communicate in daily office emails? Show how well you communicate with a standout cover letter
Resume Poets® is a professional resume writer for today's modern job search.
In addition to writing powerful resumes and cover letters, we help clients build an online presence. Did you know that 91% of recruiters use LinkedIn® to find job candidates? Did you know that hiring managers are more impressed by a personal website than by any other personal branding tool, yet only 7% of job seekers have a personal website? We know exactly what it takes to stand out in today's modern job market, and we want to help you land an interview.
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