Resume Rating Checklist

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Ask yourself the following questions to self assess your current resume:

1. Does the layout invite attention?  Is it clear and easy to read with appropriate spacing?

2. Did I list only my past ten years of work experience?

3. Did I list my education?  High School?  College?  Trade School?  Any job relevant certifications?

4. Did I key in on any rewards/awards that set me apart from my past co-workers?

5. Do I have a skills section that lists all career specific skills?

6. Did I make it easy to contact me to set up interviews?

7. Is all of my contact information accurate?

8. Are all of my dates listed on my resume accurate?

9. Do my strong points stand out?

10. Is my resume on one page?  Ideally one page, but two is fine.

11. Does it include a clear-cut Objective or Summary of Qualifications?

12. Is all the information relevant to my Objective or Summary of Qualifications?

13. Is my verbiage clear and professional (no jargon)?

14. Is my information honest and ethical?

15. Does it grab the reader’s attention immediately?

16. Did I omit any personal information?

17. Did I omit any reasons for leaving past jobs?

18. Did I omit any salary information?

19. Am I using strong impact statements?

20. Am I using accomplishments rather than simply tasks/duties?

21. Are my responsibilities clear and understandable?

22. Did I avoid abbreviation?

23. Would my resume entice the Hiring Authority to select ME as one of their candidates to interview?

24. Did I check and double check for spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors?

25. Did I have someone I trust read my resume for spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors?

26. Did I offer to provide References at their request?

These are just the very BASICS as you review your resume.  Remember that your resume is your ticket to your interview.  Your interview is the main step to your job offer.  It is always a good idea to have someone look over your resume.  However, keep in mind that the opinions you receive are subjective and ultimately it is YOU who will make the final revision.

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  • I am very pleased and happy to have worked with Leah.

    Leah was very prompt and knowledgeable about the company she was recruiting for. She represented World Wrapps as if she were the owner and knew exactly what they needed in a candidate. Leah prepared me for my interview with Matt & Martin which helped me to be successful and secure the GM role. The biggest factor for my success was how Leah tailored a resume which highlighted my accomplishments and showcased my abilities. She made me look like a superstar! I am very blessed to have been found by Leah and brought me to my new career!

    Mark Mesina

    I am very pleased and happy to have worked with Leah
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    She was fantastic and professional during this entire process. I had a great experience with her. Her coaching, all her advice, with her communication was on point. She made me feel super confident and ready to start the interview with positivity. She hit some talking points and suggestions that i would not have thought of and worked perfectly. I would also like to say that Patrice and Associates helped me a great deal in getting hired so thank you all so much for that. I cannot wait to start and show you all that I was the right candidate for the position. Thanks again! All the best! Enrique Gonzalez I would like to start by saying a HUGE Thank You!!
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    If you are looking for a dedicated and passionate person and company there are not enough good things I can say about “Tim Kieth” and Patrice and associates.  Tim recently helped me find a job at a restaurant I had never heard of and was skeptical at first about. Except Tim constantly has a positive attitude and a caring persona about him. He talked me through every step of the way through all the interviews and made me feel confident about myself and my abilities. During the interview process the day before my second interview, I came down with Covid-19 and called Tim immediately and he rearranged everything for me to continue with getting this interview. You don’t find many people in this world that do their jobs with such passion and integrity and Tim is definitely one of them. I did get the job and am loving it. If I did decide to ever leave this company I would only use Tim Kieth for another job but he has helped me find my forever job. I can’t thank you enough for everything you did for me and for being so upfront and friendly. Thank you, Andrew Marsh I can’t thank you enough for everything you did for me and for being so upfront and friendly.
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    He frequently reached out to ensure I was getting all of the information I needed and making sure the company I interviewed for was offering me a fair opportunity! I would strongly recommend working with him! Thank you, Brianna Brocato Michael was incredibly helpful and flexible when I was looking for a job.