Literally an EPK for the Industry Professional, we combine the Power of Presence and Public Relations Strategy to "brand social," while detailing your career journey and enhancing it with interactive menus, portfolios and contact features.
Because resumes are no longer restricted to one page, it leaves candidates eager to capture their career history in just a snapshot. Utilizing Social Branding to tell your story, we create infographics that effectively get the job done.
There really isn't a standard set of ethics that come with the interview process and candidacy, however common courtesy suggests that a simple "thank you" will take you a long way -- whether you get the job or not. Let us thank them for you!
A good way to remain in candidacy is to follow up on resume submissions and the interview process. Demonstrating your eagerness to join the team, it nudges hiring managers to take a closer look and ensures no e-mail gets lost in the mix.
Sometimes, there is an immediate need for a resume -- and that often comes right before the victory. Your dream career is knocking, but you only have 24 hours to respond. Let us get you there in 12. First draft to be delivered in 12 hours.
You recently came across a few jobs that caught your eye. The only problem is that your resume needs more than dusted off. Don't miss out on your opportunity just because you weren't prepared for this day. Let us get you there, pronto!
With standard projects, we allow 72 business hours for delivery. Weekends and extended weekends can get in the way. We'll work even through the weekend and make sure come Monday, you have a shiny new draft on your desk!
Meet Jessica N. Abraham-Hogan, Marketing Executive and Professional Resume Writer. The mastermind behind Resume.Academy, Jessica provides you with the tools you need to make your dreams a reality.
Learn why top executives aren't being seen by hiring managers and are therefore missing out on their true potential. Optimize your resume for ATS positioning and seize the opportunity that awaits.
No one uses an objective statement any more. References are a thing of the past. In a digital world, you are wasting space and risking chances of employment. Failure to adopt standards will leave you unseen.
Let's face it. Your resume is a tool for unlocking doors and climbing ladders to future success. Consider this an investment. We live the science of resume. Let us take care of everything and be amazed.
We already know the science behind the notorious 6, 10, 15 and 30-second tests. We also know how to "hack" the system and make sure your resume is seen within applicant tracking systems, otherwise known as "ATS." We know how to market YOU as a professional and create demand.
While we're dedicated to teaching you everything you need to know about current resume standards, the sciences and how to brand yourself as a professional, we are also highly skilled resume writers. Many members of our team have worked for today's top resume writing agencies and job search companies. We know what "they" are looking for!
Using our services, you can guarantee visibility before those that matter most. Industry-related keywords, processes and formatting are our specialty. We tailor your resume to serve your personal needs without engaging in cookie cutter practices that could deter your efforts for career advancement. This is your fingerprint, and no two resumes will ever be alike!
We take your duties and transform them into achievement, while painting you as a desirable candidate, eager to join their team. We show how even the littlest action has created the largest impact.
After all, they want to know how they will make their money back by hiring you. They want to know how you will create change within their organization. They want to know how you can improve the dynamic of operations and enhance productivity within the work environment. This is our forte.
Upon check out, you will receive an e-mail directing you to a Google Form (also found here) in which we will be collecting additional information about your career history, educational background, achievements and even professional memberships. While seemingly extensive, this bit of information is very important, because it is the basis of what we write from.
We use Google Forms, because you will have the opportunity to go back and edit your responses if necessary. We encourage you to include, as much information as possible and ask you to elaborate where possible. Please spell out abbreviations, as this helps feed the engines and creates clarity for the hiring manager, who isn't necessary from your industry. Don't worry about it sounding good. This is our job. This is what we do.
Existing resumes are very helpful and asked to be e-mailed to email@example.com, as soon as possible.
Once deliverables are received and payments have processed, we start the resume process. This may include an initial phone conversation. However, we choose to engage via e-mail correspondence for transparency, accuracy and organization of client orders. We do have phone consultations available at per minute servicing for those looking to understand the writing process.
Once you have received your first draft, you will enter a 7-day revision period. During this time and based on the package purchased, you will be given a specific set of revisions in order to complete the resume writing process. If more time is needed, please let us know immediately. Extensions will be granted on a case-by-case basis. Otherwise, once the 7-day period has ended, so has servicing -- even if revisions have not been requested during this time.
Add-on services, including One-Sheets, LinkedIn Revamps and Digital EPKs will be completed within 7 days of delivery of the final resume document. This is necessary in delivering quality and accuracy without the need for revision. From the onset of your resume servicing, we ask that you send all deliverables, including existing portfolios, documents, projects, infographics, photographs, biographies, etc. to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion within your add-on project.
Yes, most certainly. Your resume document is completed within a .doc and .docx format for editing and customization. In fact, it is suggested that slight changes be made based on the position you are applying for. These changes may include the areas of expertise and/or title within the resume document.
It most certainly does. In fact, there are reports that 40-45% of all applicants that submit a cover letter will advance within the hiring process -- whether the hiring manager reads the cover letter or not! While many hiring managers are guilty of skipping over the cover letter, they do check to see if there is one. It's better to be safe than sorry, especially if the hiring manager decides your cover letter is the one they will be reading today.
As you have probably heard, there are various resume types. In fact, there are many. However, there are also resume types that are also obsolete. In the past, for example, functional resumes were acceptable.
Now, however, functional resumes are just that -- a thing of the past. One reason for this is the lack of convertibility when taking the resume and submitting it through a job search engine. Again, submitting your resume directly to a hiring manager, you may also be subjecting yourself to submission into a centralized job search site within the company. This resume just will not convert.
We use various resumes, as related to your target job search. Our resumes are also in chronological format. We cover the last 10 years of your career history, in correlation with resume standards. Provided you have significant achievements to include, however, we may include career highlights and will also mention previous work history to emphasize your journey.
Based on industry and tenure, there are various page lengths notated as acceptable:
Entry-Level/Recent Graduates - Entry-level professionals are expected to have a resume of only one page. However, based on previous experience, research, internships and/or freelance work, you may reach up to two pages.
Mid-Level Professionals - These candidates will only reach 2 pages in length, unless there is significant history to cover.
Tenured/Established Professionals & Executives - Your resume can reach lengths of 2-4 pages and be totally acceptable. While there are conflicting beliefs, based on outdated standards, ATS allows for an increased number of resume pages and hiring managers are eager to find candidates, who meet all of their criteria for the vacant position.
IT Professionals - It is expected that your resume will reach 3-4 pages, based on technical terminology, processes and software environments. By the way, we specialize in IT-based resumes, whereas many of our contemporaries struggle in this arena.
Nurses/Pharmacists - Your resume may fall into any of these categories. There is no need to have any of the following resume-types, unless you're dependent upon the inclusion of extensive experience. Those include: Academic CV, Scientific CV and/or Medical CV. Unless Military-affiliated, there is also no need for a Military and/or Government-related resume.
Academic/Scientific/Medical CV - These resume-types are necessary if detailing information more than 10 years old, listing publications and presentations, discussing fellowship and research and/or need to include references for the Medical and Scientific World. Teachers may be asked to submit a CV, so it is wise to keep one on hand.
Professors will almost always need one. It is possible for those Doctors and Scientists to utilize a standard resume, however it is not suggested and not considered as effective if the professional has an extensive history and has made multiple contributions within his or her specific industry. For these formats, click here.
Federal/Government/Military - Occasionally, you are asked to submit a resume in federal, government and military format. These are very different types of resumes with a strict structure and formatting. They include sensitive information, including salary, hours and clearances. They include ranking and social security numbers. While we do not ask for social security numbers, we do ask for the various other vital information.
If you are a set on working with a Federal, Government or Military-affiliated agency, you can expect to submit one of these resumes. In fact, all other formats are thrown out -- literally. We have included not just packages for these specific resume types but also discounted packaging if you decide that you will need more than one resume type for your future career goals. Click here to see our packaging, designed exclusively for you.
FINALLY -- Some clarification:
In the United States, we call a resume a "resume." However, in Europe and Australia, the terminology is "CV" for "Curriculum Vitae." Yes, we do serve international customers and are keen on spelling and language variances between the two hemispheres. If you need an International CV, we are here to help!
It is not suggested, and highly suggested against, to include your photo within your CV itself. It will negatively affect your results when processed through applicant tracking systems (ATS) due to coding and graphics use. However, we will include these if instructed to do so. Also, let us know if your country has a mandatory statement of privacy to be included within the body of your CV.
Did you know that for every position you apply for, there are a minimum of 200 other candidates applying for that same position? While the 10, 15 an 30 second eye tests exist, you still have to be seen before someone else is hired. Let's make sure your resume is seen first!
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