A Resume Lesson

Once your resume is completed, it will be one of the most important ingredients of your job search.  Therefore, it is essential that you exercise great care in how it is prepared and the manner in which it is distributed.  Your resume should be considered a primary marketing tool.

Unfortunately, it has been our experience that the majority of resumes we see in our business at best are average, in terms of quality.  The problem is that most job seekers tend to downplay its importance, when in fact an excellent resume is often the difference in whether an individual is initially considered for a position and ultimately favored with a face-to-face interview.

As you realize, there is a tremendous amount of competition in today’s job market.  When compared to the number of actual new hires, it appears that most resumes are screened with the goal of eliminating as many candidates as fast as possible.  Therefore, it is in our opinion that your resume must stand out from others being submitted to prospective employers in order to allow you maximum consideration for the positions you desire.

Your resume has a primary purpose which is to get you in front of your competition and in front of decision makers.  However, you also need to be aware of the fact that it has a secondary purpose as well.  Most interviewers will use your resume as a guide when they are interviewing you.  As a result, the requirements for complete and accurate information cannot be over emphasized.

You must assemble your resume carefully and it should be prepared in order that it serves its true purpose and augments your marketing strategy.  There are many different types of resume styles.  You need to choose one that fits your background and stick with that format throughout your resume.  Take the time to prepare it properly, as it will return important dividends as you conduct your search process.

Lastly, once you have secured your new job, chances are that your resume will be put into your personnel file.  This now becomes a permanent document in your file.  In other words, your resume will be a reflection of YOU!  Your professional reputation is critical to your future success; protect it by ensuring that your resume is extremely positive and highly professional.

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  • David Hotovy was amazing in every way possible. 

    First off, I would like to say Thank you for all the support and help landing a spot for me.  We kept in contact everyday whether we were talking about family or work.  Even after the prospected new job kept us hanging, after we thought we landed it, he was there to make sure my mind was still right.  I actually want to work with him and the company now lol.  He stayed focused on finding me a spot and telling me that I have everything companies need.  To his Boss as well, to going to bat for me. I feel I made a new friend.  I don't know if there is anymore that I can say, I would love to do more for the company so your whole team is recognized.  I deal with businesses and customers a lot and this was by far the best customer experience I've ever had!  I thought I was the best!! If there is anything I can do for David and your company let me know.
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    Steven King
    David Hotovy was amazing in every way possible
  • Colleen Casey went above and beyond. 

    Colleen Casey of Patrice & Associates helped me obtain a Payroll position.  She helped build my confidence and mentored me through the interview process.  In my past career searches I have worked with other career agencies and never experienced the service I received working with Colleen.  She became my mentor with building up my confidence and how to go about interviewing for the company I have accepted my current position.  I would recommend the company, but would definitely tell anyone to contact Colleen if they are looking for a new position in the future.

    Thank you,

    Dorinda Sperry

    Colleen Casey went above and beyond
  • Corina Mack was wonderful to work with. 

    She was easy to speak with during the interview process and gave helpful tips. She was diligent with her follow-ups and very responsive to my calls/emails.  I would absolutely work with Corina again!
    Thank you!
    Amanda
    Corina Mack was wonderful to work with
  • Darryl is my Coach Angel. I'm very thankful to have been reached out to for this job.  At the same time I received the call I was just listening to something and then I received the call from Darryl and things were answered.  I'm even receiving more money than my last management job ( WOW ).  Thanks again, you all changed the game for me.           Sincerely, RASHEDA KEITH Darryl is my Coach Angel
  • Corina Mack was amazing!  

    She communicated well throughout the interview process and understood my goals and expectations of the job position.  She did a great job of connecting me to what the company was looking for in the VP of Operations position.  This gave me ability to be well prepared for my interviews.   Not only would I recommend Corina, but planning on using her in my new role to continue to staff accordingly.
    Thank you,
    Pete Hodges
    Corina Mack was amazing!