At Revision Resume, we take pride in creating powerful resumes that our clients are proud to submit for job opportunities. We can't do it alone, however. We require assistance from our clients to provide us the information that we need to craft a quality document. Here are three tips for you to get the most out of your investment!
1). Recognize that not everyone is an expert in your field
While we have created resumes for a variety of different careers, we may not be an expert in your field. This means that the acronyms that you commonly use may not be familiar to us. Taking the time to spell them out not only helps us, it will help you practice for your interview. A hiring manager looking at your resume may not be an expert in your field either, and they may have the power to decide which resumes to accept and which ones to discard. So, it is best if your resume is readable by the general public, not just people familiar with what you do and the terms you use.
2). Make sure your current job is captured
When you send us your background information for use in creating your new resume, please be sure that your current (and recent) jobs are included. Typically, it is your most recent job that is the most important to highlight.
Often your most recent resume is outdated and doesn't include the job you currently hold, because it is the resume you used to get the position you are currently in. It may even be outdated by a few jobs if you have received promotions.
It is helpful if you provide us with the following details:
Dates of Employment
Responsibilities and how you achieved them successfully
Actionable examples such as:
A problem you solved
Number of direct reports you have
The result of an issue you faced and addressed
An improvement you made
A project you worked on and the outcome, etc.
Anything you would like us to highlight
3). Invest time thinking about what you want (short and long term)
Our goal is to build you a resume that helps you achieve the career of your dreams. It is beneficial for us to know what you would like your resume to achieve. We suggest spending time considering both short and long term objectives.
What kind of job are you planning to apply for?
Will that job help you reach your long term goals as well as your short term objective?
Once the resume is complete, will you apply right away?
Do you have multiple positions you are considering? Have you prioritized them?
Are you just looking to have your resume updated for future use? In what scenario in the future would you use that resume?
Invest some time thinking through these details so that we can help you get to where you want to go. It may be worthwhile to spend some time on a job search site such as monster.com, careerbuilder.com or indeed.com. This will allow you to see what options are available and what interests you.
Be honest with yourself as you evaluate your goals. Are you looking for:
A certain salary?
A specific title?
Better work-life balance?
A job that keeps you interested and engaged?
When you know what you specifically want and share that with us, we can make sure the resume we create is geared to help you achieve that success!
Revision Resume takes pride in helping clients achieve their career dreams! Our motto is: "What's next? With the right resume the sky's the limit." You can help us craft the perfect resume by providing us your goals, current work experience, and some details about the field you work in (including spelling out those acronyms).