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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  • Karen was amazing and very helpful through the interview process with my CEO management opportunity. Karen helped and coached me to prepare myself for the interviews. With Karen's help and my experience I feel that it was a perfect fit for Me.  It's pretty awesome to come back to work in my home town and connect to the community again 2o years later.  It awesome to be close to my family and old friends. I'm happy and proud to say that I'm working for a company that values and cares for there employees. I feel like this is a great opportunity that will open doors for my future. Thank you for your time And big thank you to Karen, she is amazing! Ron G Karen was amazing and very helpful through the interview processChief Experience Officer, BC
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  • During my 20+ years career in hospitality I had the opportunity to work either directly or indirectly with several recruiting firms and individuals. My most recent job search lead me to Bruce Leininger with Patrice and Associates. Bruce is one of those rare individuals who combines needs of the employer with knowledge and skills of the job seeker. He sees both perspectives, analyses where there is common ground between employer’s culture and applicant’s strengths, then delivers a candid assessment to both parties. Bruce was relentless in pursuit of job opportunities and in finding the “right fit” for my career profile. EVERYTHING that Bruce said and promised in his introduction to me was delivered, and even MORE! Most importantly I truly felt that Bruce was genuine, understanding and caring in regards to my specific needs and goals. As far as I am concerned when it comes to recruiters, there is Bruce and then there’s everyone else. Ned Mirkovic, Hospitality General Manager When it comes to recruiters, there is Bruce and then there’s everyone else.