At a New Level Now!
As you can see, Terry's after
resume promotes him as much more qualified. Almost all of the Redmond
students achieved this much of a difference in their before and after
resumes. The instructor for Terry's class, was so impressed with the
students' new resumes that she ordered 175 booklets, an instructor set
and 30 of my Proven
Resumes and Confidence Builders book.
Since then other schools and several PIC offices have ordered up to 500
of the booklets for various locations. Click here for a complete
description of the High
$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:
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
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%
Rachel Pizarro, Senior Sales Account Executive / Operations Manager