you go from a resume filled with flat statements like this, "Managed
branch office, supervised staff and directed sales activities," ... to a
resume filled with impressive statements like: "Managed
Branch Operations generating revenues of $2.5 million with
responsibility for supervising a staff of up to 25 Sales
Representatives and administrative personnel" your
confidence takes a big jump and this new-found confidence promotes
success in all areas of your job search including your interviews!
Such changes can occur in anyone's resume whether
they are an executive, a secretary, a laborer or a licensed
professional by using the 12 Questions
(which have about 60 sub-questions) to pull out and describe top
Here's a great testimonial from Linda Philp, a placement specialist for
a leading high-tech firm, who uses the strategies in my Increase
Salaries booklets; as a result she's
been able to substantially increase the placement of her staff in a
competitive, high-growth industry. Linda
has achieved this success because she coaches the employees she sends
out on interviews and teaches them how to create resumes that have
powerful design and content. In turn this increases their confidence
and wins employers during interviews.
have increased revenues 400% in the last two years due to my ability to
recruit and hire exemplary employees. The strategies in Regina's book
have aided me in assisting my field employees in creating powerful
resumes and presenting themselves in an effective way. This has
resulted in better jobs and higher salaries leading to future growth in
a world leading industry. I recommend this book to anyone who is
unemployed or looking for a better job!
Linda Philp, CTS, CPC, Onsite
$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
On the surface resume writing seems like it should
be such a simple thing, yet there are many factors that go into
creating a truly effective resume. My
materials and top strategies have been developed by spending more than
12,000 hours counseling job seekers and hearing from them what has
worked to achieve successes like these:
After reading Regina's book and writing a resume
that highlighted my sales achievements I
applied for an internal position. My supervisors complimented me
extensively on my resume and promoted
me from Sales Rep to Sales Manager--with a 50% salary increase.
|| As with
any testimonial please keep in mind that your results will vary!
would have never achieved such a promotion without the strategies I
learned in Regina's book. Several years later, I'm still referring to
her book to update my resume and each time I find something new to
improve. The most recent promotion I received resulted in a salary
package increase of nearly 23%! Thanks
Darla J. Piercey, Sales Manager
Job seekers need complete before and after resume
examples to fully understand and apply the design and content concepts
we've discussed above. Such examples are provided in
my newest booklet, Proven
Resumes: Strategies That Have Increased Salaries and Changed Lives!
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I recommend that you purchase this booklet so that
you can get the full benefit and knowledge of creating a resume that
instantly directs an employer's eye path and provides content that
convinces employers to interview you!
Click the titles of each
booklet below for detailed descriptions of all of
the tools that are provided in my books so that you can design a great
resume and write powerful content. Now
let's move to the next workshop, and
you'll get a sneak preview of the 6 Steps I use to create powerful
skill based and chronological resumes. But ...
remember this is just a snippet from
only one chapter of 32 pages from my Increase Salaries booklets which
total more than 200 pages)!