Have you sent out dozens of resumes without a single response? There could be many reasons for this, but you may need to consider asking for some professional resume help. As resume experts, we’ve reviewed and revised thousands of resumes and here’s a look at some of the most common problems we see.
Did you know that just one spelling mistake on a resume can kill your chances of gaining an interview? We’ve spoken to many hiring managers that say they will simply throw away a resume with an obvious error, such as a simple spelling or grammar mistake. While some hiring managers will overlook a single error, if they find a second error, that’s definitely a sign that you don’t possess enough attention to detail.
Using professional resume help is the best way to prevent this problem, and we don’t present you with a resume until the writer has edited it thoroughly and handed it over to another professional writer for a second edit.
Contact Information Issues
A professional resume writer can remove spelling and grammar errors from your resume. They can make sure the document is dynamic and appealing and correctly formatted. They can work wonders with just about resume issues, but there is one thing they cannot do. They cannot guess whether or not your contact information is correct. If your email address is wrong or your phone number is off by a digit, they won’t know that information. You must proof your contact information and ensure that it is correct. If it’s not, this could be the main reason why you aren’t hearing back from hiring managers.
Keep in mind that your contact information needs to be appropriate. Using a casual email address such as ILovePizza@hotmail or SunnyBunny@yahoo are not good options. Use an email such as LauraFoster@gmail or LGFoster@gmail. It should just show your name and the email provider. Keep it basic and simple and businesslike. You don’t want a silly email address to keep you from earning your dream job.
Cookie-Cutter Doesn’t Cut It
Do you send out a one-size-fits-all resume to each and every company? You need to personalize each resume and ensure that it fits the job description. Hiring managers are looking for very specific information, and if your resume doesn’t include these skills or work experiences, this could be why you aren’t getting a response.
At Resume Writing Group, we can create a resume that fits a specific job listing. We know what hiring managers want to see and what they want omitted. When you send us your information, send along a few examples of job postings from companies where you have applied so that we can see the specific skills and work experience that are needed.
Are You A Match?
Sometimes, it’s not your resume that’s a problem, it’s you. We sometimes find that people are applying for jobs that don’t really fit their skill set. If you aren’t really a match for a job posting, then a hiring manager might just skip your resume. After all, a company often needs an employee that can hop in quickly and get into the flow of work, and not someone that needs a tremendous amount of training.
If you are applying for the wrong type of jobs, we can help. In addition to our resume writing services, we also provide Career Coaching services. You can speak one-on-one with trained career coaching specialist and we’ll provide you with some helpful documents, including a resume supplement.
If you are applying to the wrong types of companies we can help with that, as well. With our Job Hunter service, we will research 30 companies likely to hire you and provide you with their contact information so that you can submit your resume. In addition to receiving professional resume help, this service can increase your chances of finding a great job that’s an ideal match for your skills.