I receive calls every day from individuals who confess that even the idea of writing their resume is the bane of their existence, and paralyzes their job search or career change. With all the conflicting information and guidance about what should and shouldn’t be in a resume, I know it can be confusing.
Every person I work with is at a different stage of the process. Some have no idea where to begin. In these cases, I pull their experience, education and skill sets out of them with a variety of interview and document methods. Some have written their resume beforehand and find it just isn’t saying, or looking, how they want it to for the job(s) they are going after. They might not even know how they want it to look. Whichever one you are, or somewhere in between, my passion and goal is to ensure your resume experience is easy and, dare I say, enjoyable.
Resume Gatekeepers & ATS Optimization
I have written targeted and accomplishment based resumes for professionals in all careers and industries across the nation. In addition, I have been on both sides of the aisle, as a recruiter, hiring leader and human resources professional for over twenty five years. I know what employers are looking for.
And, I’ve mastered the art of crafting a resume that meets the expectations of all three gatekeepers to the coveted interview – the automated applicant tracking systems (ATS), the resumes screeners and the actual hiring leaders. When designing/creating a resume, it is crucial to address the expectations of all the gate keepers to increase the chances of an interview. Knowing how to hold their attention is crucial to getting to the top of the pile.