J.M., Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer, Commercial Construction
"Ok... how's this... through your brilliant resume re-write and your spot-on counseling and advice, I have secured 6 interviews in 3 days. In case you think you miss-read that: 6 interviews in 3 days! Quality, C-level executive positions with solid, reputable companies... exactly what I was targeting. To put that in perspective, I had secured 2 interviews in 4 weeks with my old resume. My dear Miss Tammy, I can't thank you enough! To say I'm ecstatic is an understatement. THANK YOU!"
Premier Professional Resumes is a resume writing and career document development firm that serves professionals with 5 to 20+ years of experience. For nearly 70% of our clients, this will be their first formal job search since entering the workforce. Typically our clients have progressed through their careers organically, and have been recruited by former leaders or via their network. However, as your career progresses, the pool of available positions becomes narrower and competition intensifies. Our firm focuses on differentiating your achievements and leadership experience to give you an advantage.
Career documents should have consistent branding and the ability to quickly be customized with optimized keywords toward your target positions. This strategy will increase your ranking in scanning systems and improve your digital presence. Do all of your documents, including your Resume, LinkedIn Profile, Cover Letter, and Executive Biography, all align and convey your story and leadership progression?
Let Premier Professional Resumes guide you through the process and develop your brand.
Resume Development Considerations
What do you do best? Do you have the quantifiable facts to convey your success? How much have you helped your company save in time and money? Have you helped increase their customer base / market penetration? Did you lead a turnaround or growth situation? What sets you apart from your peers? What compliments or positive feedback do you hear most? What do you want the next 5 years to be focused on daily?
Our goal is to communicate in quantifiable terms your impact on the organization and what you are able to offer the potential employer. We will highlight your leadership characteristics, scope of expertise, and depth of knowledge within specific situations and sectors.
The reader should be able to skim a well written resume document and still pick up on transferable skills, leadership style, and achievements. Your career story should be the focus of the documents communicating your career progression and success. Who are you? What do you do? What are your strengths? What quantifiable results have you produced? The average hiring manager reviews 200+ resumes per day. Our goal is to ensure that you stand out against the competition. Their goal is to eliminate as many candidates as possible and identify the ideal candidate quickly and efficiently. Your first impression is important – you only have 7 to 10 seconds to grab the reader’s attention.
Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) are used to systematically filter out candidates without minimum qualifications and identify keywords relevant to the individual roles. Proper resume document development is a balance between getting through the Applicant Tracking Systems and maintaining readability and brevity for the reader. Include quantifiable facts to convey your impact on the business. A deep-dive analysis is required to identify your career achievements and conduct an in-depth reflection of your characteristics, skills, and experience to build your brand. Are you using the best resume format for all of the systems and readers of various technical levels?
Perhaps you have issues to address – a significant employment gap, career transition to a new field, relocation, or appearance of a “job hopper.” Developing your career documents to tell your story and positioning you for the next step is a multi-stage process. Our e-Workbook will guide you through development, addressing these situations.
Our strategy helps answer client questions like;
What areas should I highlight? Should I include skills on the resume?
Are resume objective statements still used? What is a branding statement?
How do I identify the quantifiable achievements while maintaining my confidentiality agreements?
What do I do once I have the new documents? How do I start my search?
Do recruiters and hiring managers read resumes and cover letters?
How much impact does the LinkedIn Profile have on my job search?
Is there a way to protect myself from age discrimination? How much of my experience do I provide information for or is it relevant?
How many pages should my resume be for my experience level?
Is a Board resume different from an Executive resume?