The marketing message in your resume must articulate
YOUR unique position within your field, industry and profession. And it must do
so in a compelling manner. You must be an authentic brand – and this brand must
be built around your passions and values, and position you as more than a commodity.
Your resume must address the problems you've solved, how you've solved them, and
the impact on the organization. It must SHOW hiring managers why they should hire
My system will facilitate your interviewing process,
providing impetus for conversation during telephone and face-to-face interviews.
Unlike many resume writers, I don't use worksheets for clients to complete.
Rather, I conduct a personal information-gathering session to identify where and
how you have added value. Only when the resume focuses upon how your skills and
past experience can specifically benefit an employer will it resonate with hiring
Word and PDF versions.
Turnaround time: Since I am your sole service provider and I do NOT outsource creative work, standard project turnaround time is approximately 5-10 business days.
■ Personalized and Consultative Approach: The Personalized and Consultative Approach includes my 3-step process (QA, Writing and Review). Although fees vary based on resume length and complexity, my typical fees start at $695 for career-entry candidates and other individuals with up to 3 years' experience. For other candidates fees start at $795. Please call for additional details. If you inquire through email, you must include your phone number to ensure my personal response.
■ Special Interactive On-demand Resume Product (IOD): With this product, I build the resume with you in a highly collaborative session, integrating a question-and-answer conference with the writing of the resume. Most IOD resumes are completed the same day. Although this methodology isn't for everyone, I have helped many clients since offering it nearly two years ago. It is the most cost-efficient, yet personalized engagement of the writing and interview process. Most on-demand resumes cost between $250 and $500.
Note: I am not a "Buy Now" shopping cart production service. I don't provide a commodity service. A commodity is something you can buy anywhere. So please call me: 704-527-5556 to discuss your specific background and needs - or we can schedule a convenient time to discuss your career needs.
Although some surveys indicate that only 40% of hiring managers read cover letters, the question always arises: which 40%? If you don't want to be left out, you need a cover letter. The cover letter should complement, not regurgitate, the content of your resume. And, like the resume, it should do so in a compelling way.
At Career Power, your GREAT cover letter must, in the opening line, do one or more of the following things:
With my hands-on approach, I will collaborate with you to brainstorm and create some scenarios.
- Speak to the employers' need – and reflect the fact that you, as a professional in your industry, know their needs and can meet their needs.
- Ask a question that the hiring manager is asking themselves – and then answer the question by showing how you've successfully resolved a similar issue in your previous employment history.
- Tell a story (keep it brief) that demonstrates how you overcame a challenge that directly relates to the position you are applying for – and make that connection in your cover letter.
Targeted Executive Recruiter Campaigns
Using a frequently updated database, I can identify
executive recruiters who conduct searches in specific industries and position
codes (job descriptions) – and inexpensively target thousands of recruiters who
can provide opportunities that are relevant to your career agenda.
Alignment of Your LinkedIn Profile and Your Marketing Message through CareerPowerResume.com
Today's successful job candidates are using LinkedIn.
And so are recruiters. According to Forbes July 16, 2012 issue, one of
the nation's leading executive search firms, Heidrick and Struggles, has lost
67% of its stock value in the last five years. Monster Worldwide, which operates
online job boards, has tumbled 81%. Why? Traditional recruiting has been turned
on its head.
Today most midlevel, professional and C-level searches are conducted (at least
initially) through automation. These high-skill jobs, paying from $50,000 to $250,000+
a year, are filled using LinkedIn's Recruiter and other hiring-solutions products
to hunt for high achievers. Call it "Headhunting 101" or "Headhunting for Dummies."
Whatever you call it, it has become the #1 tool for hiring the best of the best.
With a few mouse clicks on a laptop, the internal recruiter can tailor a search. In minutes a recruiter can identify the best candidates from the top 20 companies within an industry, their current jobs, how many years of experience they have – and their locations. A comprehensive search can be completed in a few hours vs. weeks, using the traditional method.
Today's savvy job candidate must tap into this methodology – this technology – if they're going to succeed.
At CareerPowerResume.com, I can help you prepare your marketing documents – your
LinkedIn profile, your resume, your cover letter and your bio-narrative – to enhance
success in today's troubling economy.