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Smitty777
10-26-2011, 06:55 PM
Can anyone recommend someone who writes professional resumes? It's getting time to try to make a move and I don't have a clue on how to make a professional resume stand out these days. I'm really not interested in doing it myself even if WORD and other programs have the formats. In this environment, I can't take any chances but don't want to get ripped off either. Looking to make a jump to Regional, Director or VP depending on what's available. Thank you in advance.


Esuomm1
10-26-2011, 07:23 PM
Shot you a pm.

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NJLorelei
10-26-2011, 07:30 PM
http://theresumeworksofpittsford.com/


Smitty777
10-26-2011, 07:39 PM
http://theresumeworksofpittsford.com/

She looks expensive. What can expect to pay for someone like her?

head_hunter
10-27-2011, 07:24 AM
No affiliation but I have followed her blog posts and she seems to know what she is doing.

http://www.anexpertresume.com/

What industry are you in? What type of position?

Danny33486
10-27-2011, 07:26 AM
my .02 cents - more important than the resume will be the interview. I interview people a lot and most have no clue and just babel nonsense even if they are experienced. You need to have scripted though out concise answers to all of the "traditional" interview questions and then some. Write them out, and practice over and over, Especially if the job is in a higher pay grade.

Port Monster
10-27-2011, 08:00 AM
I agree that the interview is more important than the Resume but you cannot have an interview without getting through the door. And, the resume gets you through the door; especially with all of the competition that is out there. You have to give 150% towards everything you do nowadays to get a job including the resume.

When I was sending out my resume I used everthing I could to make mine standout - including mailing the resume in a full sized envelope. My thought was that my nice smooth resume would be more vusually appealing than the ones that where folded up.

With respect to the costs of hiring a professional - it is all relevant. You are going to be sending out loads of these documents and any resume they create will form the base for all future resume's. I think quality over price is more imprtant here. Of course if you can get the same quality for less go for it!!

Danny33486
10-27-2011, 08:08 AM
I agree that the interview is more important than the Resume but you cannot have an interview without getting through the door. And, the resume gets you through the door; especially with all of the competition that is out there. You have to give 150% towards everything you do nowadays to get a job including the resume.

When I was sending out my resume I used everthing I could to make mine standout - including mailing the resume in a full sized envelope. My thought was that my nice smooth resume would be more vusually appealing than the ones that where folded up.

With respect to the costs of hiring a professional - it is all relevant. You are going to be sending out loads of these documents and any resume they create will form the base for all future resume's. I think quality over price is more imprtant here. Of course if you can get the same quality for less go for it!!

Agreed. I'm not sure what kind of industry you guys work in but for the past few "Corporate America" jobs i have had and been involved in the hiring process - the resume is almost irreverent to getting an interview. About 75% of all candidates are warm leads or internal referrals. I work in a financial services related industry. the companies are 500 to 3500 employees. Very hard to submit via a web site or fax and ever expect a call back.

cjd
10-27-2011, 09:18 AM
There is a ton of value in doing your own resume first. -Not saying you can't take that to a pro later, but being forced to think though your career, and how it is all linked is pretty helpful.

Also, be careful about trying to stand out too much. At the end of the day, a bad resume will stop you from getting an interview, but a very well thought out and prepared one will probably not be a factor is getting you selected over another candidate.

At the level you are looking, a perfectly prepared resume is table stakes. If you don't think you can do it, pay the money and get it done.

Google sample resumes. Lost of good ones out there that will get you on the right track.

Danny33486
10-27-2011, 09:27 AM
There is a ton of value in doing your own resume first. -Not saying you can't take that to a pro later, but being forced to think though your career, and how it is all linked is pretty helpful.

Also, be careful about trying to stand out too much. At the end of the day, a bad resume will stop you from getting an interview, but a very well thought out and prepared one will probably not be a factor is getting you selected over another candidate.

At the level you are looking, a perfectly prepared resume is table stakes. If you don't think you can do it, pay the money and get it done.

Google sample resumes. Lost of good ones out there that will get you on the right track.

Very good advice - also consider that you should customize your resume to the exact job you are applying for. Huge pain but worth it.

NJLorelei
10-27-2011, 09:34 AM
She looks expensive. What can expect to pay for someone like her?

Can't say. A friend's kid used her services a while back and had a very positive experience, but I have lost touch. Can't hurt to give her a call.

bladenbullet
10-27-2011, 09:34 AM
have the tattoo removed and turn your hat around...youll never get hired looking like that...:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

JEVLACH
10-27-2011, 12:39 PM
Agreed. I'm not sure what kind of industry you guys work in but for the past few "Corporate America" jobs i have had and been involved in the hiring process - the resume is almost irreverent to getting an interview.


In this tough job market I can't believe anyone would have the audacity to submit an irreverent resume.

:grin: Sorry, I know it was typo but I just couldn't help it.

Danny33486
10-27-2011, 01:10 PM
In this tough job market I can't believe anyone would have the audacity to submit an irreverent resume.

:grin: Sorry, I know it was typo but I just couldn't help it.

hahah! Dumb Keyboard!

192Tourney
10-27-2011, 01:48 PM
Send me a PM if you want. I work with resumes all day long. I'd be happy to help.

head_hunter
10-27-2011, 06:09 PM
Very good advice - also consider that you should customize your resume to the exact job you are applying for. Huge pain but worth it.

Best advice by far. Make sure the main points of the job description are clearly addressed in the resume.



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