Having spent well over 10,000 hours counseling job seekers while writing their resumes with them, I estimate that about 85% of all job seekers have at least one job title that doesn't relate to the jobs they want or that substantially weakens their image. To help job seekers deal with such problems, I developed extensive worksheets and skill lists (provided in my books) to help them analyze their titles so that they can either strengthen them or replace them with stronger, truthful skill headings. As another example, Frank wanted to use his inventory control experience to apply for a Material Manager position. However, his actual title was Inventory Control Clerk which sounds lower level than Material Manager.
prevent Frank's image from being weakened he was
much better off using the skill lists in my Increase
Salaries Booklet to
develop a heading of Materials Management. Under that heading Frank
then described how he had managed raw materials and inventory valued to
$20 million which was housed in 4 production and warehouse facilities.
He had been given the title of Clerk because he worked directly for the
owner's son who was gone about 75% of time. This resulted in Frank
actually managing the inventory operations but doing so with an
Can These Strategies Help You? Are They Really This Successful?
If you're like many of the job seekers who attend my resume workshops you may already be feeling excited about what you've just learned--but you may still feel skeptical and question if the strategies in this site and in my books have really helped other job seekers double or triple their interview rates and increase their salaries. If you are intrigued but skeptical, I encourage you to click here and read 30+ testimonials from job seekers as well as career professionals who have given me written permission to use their names and success stories. Most impressive to me are the ones from academic deans, workforce training directors, university professors, career counselors, and college instructors like the one below from Bob Middlebrook, Executive Director of Sound Works Job Center. These career professionals have used my materials to teach hundreds to thousands of job seekers how to write powerful resumes. If you'd like to read my resume click here!
As I mentioned earlier, even if you print all of
the workshops in this site you will barely
scratch the surface of what you'll learn in the
200+ pages of my Strategies That Increase Salaries Booklets. They
are packed with worksheets, tips,
analyses of several sets of before and after resumes, resume graphs,
step by step instructions on how to develop strong keyword headings for
your resume and letters, 12 questions to pull out and describe your top
skills, more success stories that build confidence, excellent cover
letter examples, examples of how to analyze ads and job descriptions in
order to identify employer needs followed by examples that teach you
how to convince employers that you can solve those needs, and even more
still! Click on the booklet titles
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