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It is useless, full of misspellings, and inaccuracies. The inaccuracies can range from dates, to experience that is left out, and disjointed sentences. D- work in high school. You're not getting your money back though.

Here is the best part, on the third attempt to get the resume up to a standard I would want to present myself, I am unqualified for the jobs I am seeking, and that is why they cannot help me regardless of how many times the service rewrites my resume to get it write. More important than a resume is believing in yourself, because there are many companies and one 1 of you. GPD in Lakeland, Florida. Daniel Lomartra in Ithaca, New York said: Great info-think this is what I will try first. My brother went to Cornell - so, I feel good about that connection.

Will report results back to this forum. Did it increase recently? Still a great value! Thanks for all the great advice on this thread.

After struggling to write my own resume I finally realized I need some help. I'll be checking out the recommendations here. Angella in Edmonton, Alberta. The problem is - and I do agree that you know your abilities best - it can sometimes be difficult to objectively view yourself. I am tentatively branching out into resume writing after years of reviewing resumes both professionally and for friends.

I prepared my own resume obviously and get great response and compliments on it. I doubt a resume writing service could improve upon that. Having said that, after years of reviewing others resumes I have found that often they either don't identify what is great about themselves and it can be like pulling teeth to get that information from them , fill their resumes with inconsequential fluff that completely buries the relevant information, use words that convey a lack of confidence in their abilities or send out resumes that, even when you read from start to finish, you reach the end and still have no idea what they are capable of.

And don't even get me started on the objectives! Everybody wants to "get a great job where they can use their skills and experience for the employer's benefit". Resumes have seconds to get the reviewer's attention.

Every single word needs to be targetted and relevant, or it's taking away from what is important and relevant. And that includes your objective. Personally, I hate objectives - but that seems to be what is looked for now, so if it must be there I am in the camp that, yes, if you can do it yourself definitely do so!

But most people just can't. Also wanted to mention - when talking to a potential resume writer - that resume writer should be able to tell you exactly why your resume is not getting results. If they cannot, then they are merely resume reformatters and unlikely to have any real results. James in Seattle, Washington. Pacenit in Powell, Ohio. Yes I used TopResume they suck don't ever use them they say that will do every thing for you but once they get your money it all over!!

Angella in Edmonton, Alberta said: Most of the time, it's not the resume. If you were applying for a position as a nuclear engineer and you had a lousy looking resume, you'd get the job if they need your skills. Most of the time now, people are not getting jobs because there are far too many applicants and family and friends get to the head of the line. I doubt their resumes are better. Pacenit in Powell, Ohio said: Pacenit in Brunswick, Ohio.

You guys are bottom of bottom they will still not up date all of mine they keep telling me to do it my self!!!! Over the years, before I started preparing resumes myself I spent a great deal of time reviewing and revising resumes for friends and acquaintances.

I have seen people go from not even getting a call back from employment agencies to employed in very short order after implementing the changes I suggested in their resumes. While, yes, sometimes insiders get the job, in which case no resume is going to be good enough I've walked into more than one job where I knew before I walked in that the job was mine to lose before I walked in the door. I am, by trade, a non designated accountant who regularly goes up against designated accountants for roles - getting both interview and job offers.

Resumes make a huge difference in a competitive job market. Skills do matter - but so does the presentation of those skills. Marlene in Los Angeles, California. I think hiring a professional writer is going to be a plus factor in getting a job. If you have tried your best writing and rewriting your resume and still get no response from your employers, there's a big chance that the employer didn't even looked at your resume.

Professional writers knows how to approach employers and make them take a look at your resume. Now its up to you on how you are going to present yourself. Employers don't just look at the paper, they will try to intimidate yo and they will look at how you will respond tru your body language, how you answer to questions under pressure.

Guys, where can i read some real reviews of the different resume-writing companies? Just to know which one to choose. Pacenit in Englewood, Ohio. Burt Lange in middletown, New York. Alan David in Gold Coast, Australia. You can do it yourself, just like doing your own tax return, but the chances are you won't achieve what you could with a professionally crafted resume.

True there are some "professional resume writers" that don't have a clue, but most do know what they are doing and achieve outstanding results. If you want a really good resume, at a fair price, check out www. Harpreet in Bellevue, Washington said: I will send you a inquiry. But you live in Australia. Would you have enough context about what employers look for in United States? Sure, a large portion of our work is from the US, actually, it is from all over the world.

We are up to speed with US resume requirements. Personally, I haven't lived in Australia for over a year, next week I will be in Arizona currently in Mexico. I agree with you that no one knows you better than you but when it comes to applying your skill set to paper, I feel that it's best to allow a professional that has worked in the field for over 25 years.

I have written resumes and placed over 20, people in jobs from all over the United States from the desk of my home and guaranteed at least three job interviews to each individual. I was also responsible for coaching each individual on what to expect question wise and how to respond with the answer the employer was looking for. This field of work is not easy and all you have is your reputation on the line so you have to be the best at what you do.

So, I guarantee my abilities to help you gain a strong career opportunity. I have gotten a lot of comments from managers about my resume. I've done a lot of freelance writing, and it would make no sense to let someone outside my field tamper with it. EconGuy in Cornelius, North Carolina. Yeah or you're in a pool of equally qualified people and probably not as socially favorable. Despite what most people say looks and communications do matter.. EconGuy in Cornelius, North Carolina said: I would say being related to someone or being their friend trumps the looks thing.

I've worked places where, suddenly, someone divulges how they are connected to some top boss. Even heard one admit they grew up with one of the top bosses. You never know how someone is connected, but the favoritism is always there. Yeah my scenario was next in line to that. The best job I ever had I lost only to later find out the boss's cousin needed a job.. You can't even get that job anymore. I've also seen the relative and friend scenario bypass company policies..

Criminals getting jobs in public service companies with no-offender policies etc.. I actually know a guy right now with no work history and a long criminal record who gets job offers at least once a week without even applying.. I have a clean record, work history, and education and am stuck with unstable freelancing gigs that often don't cover..

I have been amazed at what liberties employees with connections take. Or how they are treated or given special privileges. The managers don't even care how it sets up bad morale. I think a lot of women are really jealous of other women, so if they are getting a lot of attention, they won't want to hire another pretty woman. And that works that way too, if a woman is very competent.

The star manager won't want someone under her who gets the limelight. You'd think the greedy CEOs or Presidents would put a stop to the waste of money created by politics. Ruby Slippers in Las Vegas, Nevada. I hired my own mother once so never underestimate the power of "Who you know". Whenever there is a limited supply, there will be a "black market" for those goods. It works both ways. People socially awkward for any reason are also marginalized even if the role requires no sales or support.

The exception being exceptionally talented people in highly technical roles. There is a lot of social regulations in play, and employers won't actually give you a reason why they didn't hire you in the US so it's entirely arbritrary and you'll go on not getting jobs and hit depressing financial states.. Yes, with a lot of science jobs, they aren't always going to get the sales-y types as top physicists, engineers, etc.

Usually those types can go into technical support, or sales. But to do math or science well, one doesn't really NEED to be a good communicator. Al Einstein was noted to be different, and imagine him getting a job nowadays. But it's all the loss of industry, putting so much value on the superficial.

I would imagine a lot of really intelligent people have not been hired because of today's stupid parameters. I see it as the work opportunities are less than half the population needing work and people are going to hire the most skilled socially compatible person.

Unless the person is exceptionally talented. I made it to differential equations in mathematics and some economics , but I haven't seen it help any when applying.. Stuff is so complex these days you can no longer market and sale primitive products, and things take years to develop, so just doing the entrepreneur route can only be considered as long-term strategy unless you have an investor and sub out work. I know what you mean about employers wanting to hire the best looking or most perky, most bubbly.

I don't know how anyone can act that jacked up everyday without taking some kind of stimulant. I am outgoing by nature, but I have a lot of times when I am not into fawning over others or smiling so much my face would hurt! Fiachra in Dublin, Ireland. I used a service that provided me with a great Linkedin profile and Cv. I would strongly recommend it to anyone. Moreover, I used writing services to write my research papers this one is checked: For cv and linkedin services I would strongly recommend superiorcvsireland.

ASCII formatting prevents this from happening. When do you use an e-resume? When you submit your resume to online job search site like HotJobs. If your resume is not in proper e-resume format, you run the risk of having your formatting show up jumbled. Also, some corporations and recruiters don't accept file attachments. They request that you send your resume in the body of an email only.

A properly formatted ASCII e-resume allows you to cut and paste your resume into the body of an email, send it over any email system in the world, and be sure that your resume will look the same no matter where it is sent. Many corporations and job banks store resumes in large databases. To do this, they use scanners to scan resumes into their computers.

Later on, when they need to fill job openings, they simply go through their electronic database and find candidates to fill these posts. Scannable resumes require specific page designs because computer scanners cannot read certain items. When you select to use our resume distribution product you will have your resume sent to hundreds of recruiters and companies who are looking to hire people like you.

You will also receive an after-distribution report describing how many, and which recruiters your resume was sent to. The distribution can be targeted by:. The best part about this service is that it makes use of our opt-in recruiter database. Only recruiters and employers who are actively filling positions are in our database. After your resume is written, the writer will distribute the resume to the current list of active recruiters.

You can direct the writer to chose specific industries and localities, or you can opt to have the writer choose for you, based on your career profile. If you are applying to a job bank or a medium to large-sized corporation or company, you must have a scannable copy of your resume. A scannable resume is an invaluable part of your job searching arsenal because you never know when you'll need one. When applying for work, it's a good idea to phone ahead of time and find out if the company you are applying to scans their resume submissions.

In almost all cases, the answer is yes. This goes for scannable resumes and electronic resumes as well. A cover letter is a professional courtesy that is as important and as traditional as a handshake or a "thank-you.

Follow-up letters are a similar courtesy that you send after an interview or phone conversation. They are just a polite way of reminding your contact that you're there, and you're still interested in the job. All the cover letters and follow-up letters we design can be used multiple times. We simply write a personalized, professional body to the letter, based upon your unique personal information.

We then leave blanks for you to change the address and recipient's name. This way, you can use our cover letters and follow-up letters every time you send out a resume. All of our finished documents are emailed to you by the deadline as a file attachment to an email. The file attachment is in the form of a MSWord. If you do not use MSWord or cannot view such a file, arrangements can be made to send the file in a different format. Additionally, we have hard copy mailing options, utilizing the United States Postal Service for delivery.

Free consultation with a professional, experienced resume writer skilled in your specific technology or discipline. You will have direct, one-on-one interaction and contact with your writer throughout the entire writing process.


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