Premier Professional Resumes is a resume writing and career document development firm that serves professionals with 5 to 20+ years of experience. Nearly 70% of our clients have never engaged in a job search. Our clients progressed through their careers organically, being recruited by former leaders or via their network. As your career progresses, the pool of available positions becomes narrow, and competition intensifies.
The 2021 Jobvite Job Seeker National survey stated that 25% of respondents had changed industries since the onset of the pandemic, and 35% had been out of work for over a year. Online job boards are still the most popular format for posting job openings (60%), followed by social media such as LinkedIn (44%), and direct from an employer's career site (26%). Opportunity and job security concerns for those employed, the survey reported a 13% increase over 2020 in individuals who are afraid of losing their job, 50% are open to new job opportunities, and 53% plan to have a second source of income outside of their current position, compared to 36% in February 2020. LinkedIn reported in 11/2021 that 59% of job seekers are considering changing industries.
Competition is challenging, and your career marketing documents must be optimized for laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Each digital impression and document should have consistent branding and be customized to your target position to increase your ranking and improve your digital presence. As of 12/2021, 4 people are hired every minute on LinkedIn, 77 job applications are submitted every second, and 45M people use LinkedIn to search for jobs each week.
The Resume, LinkedIn Profile, Cover Letter, and Executive Biography should all be in alignment and convey your story. Let Premier Professional Resumes guide you through the process and develop your brand.
"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!"
- J.M., CFO & COO, Commercial Construction
First day - "Guess what? The new resume is already working! I applied for about a half dozen jobs today, got two emails in response, and two of the hiring directors viewed my LinkedIn profile. Thanks again!"
- J.J., Executive Director, Non-profit
"I wanted to write to let you know that I'll be starting a new position. I had to put in quite an effort in-person, but I know that your resume got me through the initial screening, and in the front door. Sincerely appreciate your help."
- C.M., Digital Product Manager, IT Innovation
"Tammy is top notch and I would recommend her to any professional who is seeking a professional resume, LinkedIn profile page, and executive biography to advance their careers. She is excellent in every way! I am very pleased to send you this email and to acknowledge her tremendous talent and skill. I give her my highest recommendation."
- C.S., SVP, Global Sales, AI & Robotics Automation
"I will thank you so much for your help and guidance. It's so true that we live in a world of age discrimination and you made me realize that these things matter. Your help is greatly appreciated.. it was fun to work with you and also gave me some food for thought on what I want to do with my career. You are an amazing person and awesome resume writer."
- N.S., V.P., Innovation, Data, & Models, Financial Services
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. The format of the resume base document should be strategically selected to optimize your visibility ensuring a resume that stands out.
Which 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?
Should I be concerned about my existing social media posts and visibility? How do I scrub my digital presence?
Is there a way to protect myself from age discrimination? How much of my experience do I provide information for or is it relevant?
We pride ourselves on providing productive documents, guidance, and resume tips. Before you launch your search, we will educate you on how to customize the resume and cover letter to optimize your keyword hits and candidacy. The LinkedIn profile is designed to drive recruiters and hiring managers toward your profile for the positions you are actually interested in pursuing. Pricing starts at $450 and will be quoted during the review.