As an Executive Recruiter and Certified Professional Resume Writer / Executive Resume Writer, the majority of resumes that I review have serious flaws which often demonstrate poor communication skills, as well as the lack of attention to detail. In today’s highly competitive job market even a simple typo is enough to disqualify a candidate. A poorly worded sentence may give the HR Manager a momentary chuckle but since your resume is supposed to be an example of your best work, they are unlikely to forgive the mistake.
The ability to write well and communicate their value does not come easily to the majority of job seekers. Does this mean that the job seeker is unqualified and unable to do an outstanding job in the position? Absolutely not! A smart recruiter recognizes this and will often refer a potential candidate to a professional resume writer for assistance.
A well-written resume allows the recruiter to confidently present and market a job seeker as the very best candidate for the position. A strong, compelling resume allows the hiring manager to fully understand the job seeker’s unique skill set and experience they bring to the organization, as well as demonstrate the benefit they will receive.
More importantly, when the decision has been made to make the candidate an offer it is the resume that HR will refer to when deciding how much a candidate is worth. A mediocre resume tends to generate a mediocre salary offer. When a candidate provides strong supporting documentation demonstrating their previous accomplishments it is far easier for the recruiter to negotiate the highest salary possible which benefits both the job seeker and recruiter.
A recruiter is paid by the employer to screen resumes and identify and present only stellar candidates. Your success in today’s highly competitive job market depends on the quality of your resume. Seek the assistance of a Certified Professional Resume Writer in crafting a resume that will open doors and win interviews rather than simply eliminating you from the competition.
Angie Jones – President ofÂ Haute Resume & Career Services LLC Executive Recruiter Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) Certified Employment Interview Consultant (CEIC) International TORI (Toast of the Resume Industry) Award Winner Samples of Work Selected for Inclusion in Recent Books on Resume / Cover Letter Writing