The Resume Strategists process
Your resume is a vital personal marketing and communications piece and during all phases of the resume creation process, close attention will be paid to strategy, structure and content to maximize effectiveness. In addition to discussing your professional experience, you will also discuss your aspirations, goals and the type of position/s and organization/s in which you are interested. You will also have ongoing dialogue about strategy and learn how to talk about the content of your resume so you know to best present yourself while networking and interviewing.
Working with Resume Strategists is broken down into three phases:
In person or over the telephone, discussion is focused around “the history of the professional you.” This includes all aspects of the positions you’ve held since the beginning of your career. This conversation is vital because the way you speak about your experiences is very different from the way you write about them. With thoughtful and insightful questions, Resume Strategists is able to see things in you that you can’t see in yourself.
Copious notes are taken during Phase 1 and then the information is synthesized and a first draft is created. Content is organized and prioritized and close attention is paid to language, consistency, hierarchy of information, figures, layout and other details.
Edit & Solution
Information is clarified, confirmed and discussed, and language is fine-tuned to maximize effectiveness. You will be provided with as many rounds of editing that are necessary to ensure that both you and Resume Strategists are completely satisfied with the final product. The final resume you receive will be provided in Microsoft Word, so you can make small changes to your resume in the future (e.g. new contact information or a new skill).
Resume Strategists can also create a cover letter upon completion of your resume through a highly abridged version of the resume creation process. The final cover letter is also provided in Microsoft Word, so you can make changes in the future. Clients often use the cover letter as a basis for various forms of initial communication with prospective employers.
Resume Strategists also develops bios through an abridged version of the resume creation process. The final version is provided in Microsoft Word, enabling you to make any necessary edits in the future. The bio can be used for a corporate web site, presentation, application for membership/appointment to a board of directors/trustees or for networking or job applications.
Interviewing guidance is also offered by the experts at Resume Strategists. From basic “Interviewing 101” strategies and techniques, to highly focused assistance for specific interviews, clients are given specialized attention to ensure that they walk into an interview with complete confidence.