“When is it time to invest in professional resume writing services? When you realize that your personal stability and professional future are at stake and you’ve admitted to yourself that resume writing is not your strength … Your resume is the critical marketing tool for any job search. If it works, you work; if it doesn’t work, you don’t work. Quite simply, it’s the most financially important document you will ever own.” — Martin Yate CPC, NY Times bestselling author and professional resume writer
Katie Devereaux Resume Coach & Writer
Let’s be honest about one thing: the recession and its aftermath have really put a damper on getting a job.
I went to college during the recession and graduated shortly after it ended. While in school, I was constantly seeing my fellow students receive degrees in the field of journalism or business or dentistry, but they would take jobs at rental car companies, banks and insurance firms because they couldn’t get hired within their profession.
I was one of the lucky few who had a job in my field waiting for me when I graduated, and I attribute that to my resume.
Because we were just coming out of the recession, and jobs in the journalism field were being cut left and right, I knew I needed to do something drastic to be noticed. In my senior year of college, I signed up for a class geared toward getting hired in this crazy job market. You name it, this class covered it: job search engines, resumes, interviewing, proper job attire, contract negotiation, etc. It was hands-down the best decision I made during my college career.
The most pivotal piece of information I learned from the class was this: a resume is the single most important step in landing a job.
The first time a potential employer is introduced to you is through your resume. No matter what their business, employers are always looking to hire the best person for the job, and a resume is the ultimate first impression.
On average, an employer only spends a few seconds looking at a resume before they a. throw it in the garbage or b. schedule an interview. As someone who was in charge of intern hiring at a previous job, I can absolutely agree with that.
A resume needs to stand out both visually and content wise. It needs to have the right material. A resume is your brand. It tells a lot about who you are. It tells an employer how serious you are about getting the job. Why allow it to be mediocre?
I have been designing resumes for others and myself using Adobe InDesign for five years. InDesign is an amazing tool that allows me to package all pertinent information into a single-page, standout resume. There is honestly nothing that makes me happier than hearing someone got an interview based on a resume I created. I know what employers are looking for. I am familiar with the dental industry and qualifications necessary for each position to possess. I am able to work with my clients to determine exactly what their strong suits are and how to use them to their advantage. My product is clean and to the point but can be as uniquely you as you want. I will work with you to determine the best way to represent your skills, and I will not stop until we are both satisfied with the product.
Getting a job is the first step in bettering your future. You can order your resume service here.
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