page in my Increase Salaries book moves you toward the goal of creating
resumes that market your top skills as well as showing you how to tweak
and target them for specific jobs! This
book shows you how to carefully select the skills that you wish to
market and how to describe them so that you create an image that is a
strong match for the job you want!
As the wide range of testimonials sprinkled throughout this site,
demonstrate the strategies presented in my books really do work for
anyone at any salary level. About 6 years ago, I spent many hours
working with Barb Shull, coaching her on becoming a professional resume
writer. Using the strategies I've developed (as well as crafting her
own skills along the way) she's now written over 2,000 resumes. Here's
a short testimonial that speak of her experience in using these
strategies with her clients:
Regina's system, I've written over 2,000 resumes for clients with
incomes from $20,000 up to $324,000. I've found that her "marketing
approach" works phenomenally well--no matter your income or salary
level. My clients are amazed at the difference in their before and
after resumes. Their confidence soars, they start seeing their
interview rates double or triple, and when they are offered their dream
jobs--well, they're ecstatic!
As with any testimonial,
please keep in mind that your results will vary!
of them land salary offers that increase their income from
several hundred dollars more per month and several have landed salary
increases up to $20,000 to $30,000 per year over their old salary
Buy this book. You can't make a better investment in your
Barb Shull, Owner of Resumes, Etc.
My newest book, Proven
Resumes: Strategies That Have Increased Salaries! will
take you every step of the way in created highly targeted resumes that
get top results!
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If you are looking for an Accounting, Customer
Service, CAD / Drafting, Computer Information or an EET - Electronics
Engineering Technician position you'll
find targeted resumes for these fields in my career-specific booklets
listed below. The resume examples in these career-specific booklets
have been so successful in increasing student interviews and salary
levels that a national school graduating 10,000 students has several
locations which provide them for CAD and EET students each quarter. The
value and success of these booklets is unsurpassed.
$9,000 Salary Increase
first resume workshop in this site shows how Fran's after resume
resulted in a $9,000 salary increase.
Fran wanted a $33,000 Corporate Customer
Representative job but her resume created an image of her being at a
$20,000 to 24,000 salary level -- that's $9,000 to $13,000 beneath her
Level Does Your Resume Market You At?
you are curious to see what level your resume is marketing you at …
then be sure to read and use the graphing techniques in my first
graphing the job titles used in Fran's resume it's easy to see why her
resume failed … and once you understand this … you will understand why
the majority of resumes fail. You'll
then understand how to analyze your job titles and see if you are
better off using them or replacing them with skill headings that market
you more effectively.
Most People Have Job
Titles that Weaken Their Image
estimate that at least 85% of all job seekers have job titles unrelated
to their current career goals … and that they are much better off using
skill headings rather than job titles to land higher salaries and
double and triple their interview rates.
For example, Fran had been a
Directory Operator but in most people's minds that doesn't sound like
she's at the level of a Corporate Customer Representative making
$33,000 … that's because most people don't view directory operators as
providing true customer service. Most
people say that Directory Operator sounds like someone making only
by using the 12 Questions in my Proven Resumes Series, Fran wrote a new
description of her duties as a Directory Operator that described her
being selected out of 100 Directory Operators to provide specialized
Customer Service to the Governor's Office and Political Dignitaries in
the Washington State Capitol … now that information begins to change
our image of Fran doesn't it? That
makes her sound much more like someone being able to command $33,000.
Which sounds like a better
match for the $33,000 Corporate Customer Service Representative goal…
her old job title of Directory Operator
… or a skill heading like Customer Service
Representative to State of Washington Account.
In Fran's actual resume we used the heading of
Customer Service Representative but you can see how you can play with
skill headings to control and elevate your image … this is one strategy
I explain in detail with examples throughout my book, Proven Resumes:
Strategies That Have Increased Salaries, and one of the strongest
things I can offer you as a resume writer … just in case you don't have
the time or patience to write your own.
from 0% to 100% Interview Rate
using skill headings that matched her goal, Fran went from a 0%
interview rate to a 100% interview rate -- meaning none of her prior
resumes had landed an interview but her new resume landed an interview
for each position she applied for.
Click here to learn other ways
we improved Fran's resume and landed her a job paying $9,000 more
click here to read
my first set of resume workshops! If you've entered my site via this
page, be sure to go to my home
page for an overview of more than 60 Free Resume & Job Search
Workshops that include tons of Resume Tips for 45
Career Fields, Job Search, Electronic Resume, Cover Letter,
Interviewing, Networking and Confidence Building strategies.
The testimonials at the top of
this page and throughout my site describe salary increases ranging from
$10,000 to $30,000 and more. Here's
one of my most recent ones:
|Regina, the resume you
wrote caught the attention of the world's leading software
manufacturer. Thanks for helping inspire me through your
thoughtful questions and objective interpretation of my work history.
I'm sure it made a big
difference in my ability to be recognized in a competitive environment
and cross the $100,000 threshold. By the way, the offer I
accepted was an increase of $25K annually (21% increase).
Rachel Pizarro, Senior Sales Account Executive / Operations Manager
If you are in the process of writing a resume---or
have already written one but not gotten the results you want it may
be because your titles or skill headings are creating a weak image of
your skills---if so consider purchasing my Strategies
That Increase Salaries series written for job
seekers in the $20,000 to $100,000+ range. This powerful trio shows you
how to create resumes and cover letters that use powerful skill
headings that control and elevate your image to match the jobs and
salary you want---and there are no other books available that teach you
this! You can then learn how to carry these powerful strategies into
your interviews by using my interviewing booklet so that you position
yourself as a top candidate!
You may also want to supplement the Strategies
That Increase Salaries booklets with one of the Career-Specific
Resume Booklets described below in order to obtain
resume samples written just for your career field.