A Resume Lesson

Exceptional Person RequiredOnce 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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  • I would like to personally thank Ken for all his help in helping me to find a job. On June 1st I was released from my job of 11 years. I was unsure of what my next steps would be. I haven't been through an interview in years and I felt like I was unprepared. Ken took the time to help me step by step. He first gathered all my personal information and work history. He built a resume from all of that information and articulated my accomplishments in a way I never could have. He sent me tips on what to wear, questions to ask, and called after my interviews to see how it went. He gave me support and encouragement when I was at my absolute lowest. I couldn't have asked for a better recruiter! Thank you again Ken! Thanks, Again, KenGeneral Manager, Logan's Road House, Chattanooga TN
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    David was extremely professional and took the time to really listen to where I was in my career and what I was looking for. As a result of the work he did to connect me with the right opportunity, I was able to obtain a great starting salary and great benefits as well. I would highly recommend David’s services to both job seekers and employers. Josh Axmacher David Israel was a pleasure to work with!
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