Your resume has a single purpose. That is, to get you phone calls from recruiters.
This happens if they find your resume interesting enough to action in the first place.
Take a minute to consider your social media feed. What does it take for you to action something you see? Quite a lot, I’ll bet? With an overwhelming amount of information, you only notice that which stands out.
It’s the same with your resume.
You must *INSPIRE* recruiters to call you. Make it a no-brainer that they would call you. And if you don’t know how to do that, find a professional resume writer who does.
That would be me! OK, so I might be a little biased.
The words you use makes a HUGE difference. Each. Word. Matters.
And your job description won’t give you clues as to what to write either. Your resume should NOT read like your job description. JDs are a document, written mostly by an office junior and quite often are frankly, boring.
Many people think that corporate jargon needs to be used, but “extensive experience”, “innovative thinker” and “managed and co-ordinated” is probably one of the worst things you could write as this will have you blend in with every other resume which says that.
When you write your resume, or are being interviewed, technically what you are doing is selling yourself. So put on your Marketer’s thinking cap. The reader wants to know what you can do for them, what makes you special and why they should read on and call you.
The use of action words is imperative. Words that explain the nitty-gritty and words that quantify. Not words that sound impressive but don’t say much at all.
Forget “liaise”, “co-ordinate” and “utilise”. They serve no purpose but to fill space. Oh, and don’t forget to use the active voice. But I’ll spare you the grammar lesson for now.
To be at the top of the pile, you need to be remarkable. And having inside knowledge about the human resources and recruitment world definitely helps.
That’s where I come in. I’ve seen the good and bad applications, and can ask you the necessary questions to showcase your capabilities. To have your resume be remarkable i.e. have people make a ‘remark’ about it! You want to be different, so that people take notice.
And as your resume writer, my job is to ensure that what will be remarked upon is written in your resume.
Most resumes don’t get noticed because people almost always leave out the things recruiters want to see. And they put in the things that have them sound just like everyone else, without realising it.
Take a moment to have a look at my growing list of amazing, happy customers who have landed their dream jobs with my guidance. Thank you all for making my dream job possible, too!
Before Arielle, I worked in Human Resources with hiring managers on a business partner level for companies like Louis Vuitton, Caltex and Westpac, for over 10 years.
I was the person who you used to assess your resume and job applications. And based on what I saw, my job was to decide whether to pick up the phone and call you in for an interview, or not.
Prior to that, I worked at Julia Ross Recruitment, where I was assigned to work specifically recruiting Macquarie Bank employees. Thousands of resumes crossed my path there.
I know what works and what doesn’t, because I used to be that person who received your resume.
People make the mistake of thinking that the cover letter is a useless attachment which gets trashed without being read.
Nothing could be further from the truth!
A good cover letter provides the context for who you are as an employee. It also ties together your work history, your motivations, your achievements and strengths into an engaging, highly readable story.
Have you ever started reading a book which you couldn’t put down? A professionally written cover letter will have that effect on your recruiter.
The Good News.
My role is to get you interviews, not just arm you with a powerful resume and cover letter.
That’s why with every resume writing package ordered before 15th December, I’m going to include a Pass The Screening Call 15-minute power phone coaching session.
Because I’m not just your resume writer – I’m now your HR consultant and I have your back until you land those interviews.
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