What is a resumé?
A resumé is a self promotion document; your personal sales letter. It contains a summary or listing of relevant job experience and education and presents you in the best possible light for the purpose of gaining you a job interview. The design of your resumé must highlight the most important information about your skills, experience and education and how it relates to the job you are applying for.
Resumés concentrate on clearly outlining what you achieved in your previous positions, and relate this experience to the job you are applying for. A good resumé shows prospective employers how you can contribute to their business and help them solve their problems.
What’s the difference between a CV and a resumé?
A CV or Curriculum Vitae provides an overview of a person’s working life and qualifications and is more comprehensive than a resumé which is generally tailored to a specific position. A resumé is job oriented and goal specific.
Why should I get professional help with my resumé?
An employer may take less than 30 seconds to scan a resumé and make a decision whether to continue reading it or not. They want to know quickly what you have to offer them. As your resumé determines the mental image they create of you it must grab their attention, be well laid out and relevant.
As you are already familiar with your skills and experience, you can overlook vital information that an employer might be looking for. Some things you take for granted perhaps should be included, while things you find important may actually detract from the professional image you are trying to demonstrate.
A professional resumé writer can give you expert advice, knows what employers are looking for, and has the skills and experience to sift through the information you provide to identify and assess your key strengths and accomplishments, then write a focused and powerful resumé that employers will take notice of.
What are the main elements of a great resumé?
A great resumé:
- ENGAGES THE READER’S ATTENTION AND INTEREST AND PROMPTS THEM TO KEEP READING;
- DISPLAYS THE ESSENTIAL INFORMATION IN AN EASY TO READ FORMAT;
- PRESENTS YOUR CREDENTIALS, QUALIFICATIONS AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE;
- HIGHLIGHTS YOUR STRENGTHS AND THE VALUE YOU CAN ADD TO THE ORGANISATION;
- IS GRAMMATICALLY CORRECT AND WELL WRITTEN WITH NO SPELLING ERRORS;
- ALLOWS THE READER TO GAIN A POSITIVE IMPRESSION OF YOU AS A PERSON.
What will you do to create my resumé?
Our first step is to meet with you to ascertain what needs to be done to best position you to apply for the job, or type of job, you’re seeking. This will usually mean having a discussion about personal goals and what you’re trying to achieve in your career, and with the career move you’re currently contemplating.
Who can use the services of Quality Resumés?
Anyone! It’s that simple. Whether you are a professional with many years experience, just starting out or looking for a career change, you will benefit from Delphine and Peter’s experience.