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PRACTICAL TOOLS FOR THE MODERN JOB SEARCH

Resumes & LinkedIn

Your Resume: That Elusive, Mysterious Document…

that is so critical to the growth of your career.  Within a short one to two pages, you need to convey your relevant experience, education, and talents while highlighting achievements that resonate with the hiring manager. Not only that, but you also need to capture the right keywords to get through the HR screening process.  It’s no wonder that most resumes fall short – up to 75% of resumes fail to impress the key decision-makers.

Fortunately, our team of experienced writers and career coaches know what it takes to succeed in the modern job market.

Keyword Research to get past the ATS

 In the modern job search, using the right key words is essential to surviving the screening process and being found by recruiters. Human Resources uses Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to manage their flood of candidates, and those systems rely heavily on the key words within the job description. Part of our process is to identify the critical key words for your specific industry and target job.

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Candidates eliminated for their resume alone.

LinkedIn Profiles

Only 38% of job seekers utilize all of the tools available on LinkedIn (LinkedIn, 2016), but with over 660 million users worldwide, it is the premier outlet for job seekers and recruiters alike. Having a dynamic profile, rich with keywords, is a great way to attract recruiters, but that is only one part of LinkedIn–you need to know how to best utilize the whole site! When you purchase a LinkedIn profile with us, you also gain access to Donna Shannon’s Udemy.com course: “How to Use LinkedIn to Get a Job Without Going Crazy.” In this self-directed, video-based course, Donna teaches you everything you need to know to fully and effectively use the site to land your dream job. Of course, we still write the whole profile for you (with clear directions on how to update your profile)–the class is a bonus that few other writing services offer.

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Of employers will look at a LinkedIn profile before contacting a candidate

COVER LETTERS & REFERENCE PAGES

A cover letter is an employers’ first impression of you & motivates them to want to meet you in person!   The reference page gives employers additional insight into how you might be as an employee.

And yes, just as your resume needs to be tailored each time you apply to a new type of role, so does your cover letter and reference page.

What kind of resumes do we write?

 

The Personal Touch Career Services writes resumes for nearly any and all industries in the United States and around the globe. Since 2009, we have helped literally thousands of job seekers with new resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and cover letters.
  • Executive and Management
  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Device
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Information Technology (IT/IS)
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Administrative
  • Oil and Gas
  • Logistics and Transportation
  • Law Enforcement, Security, and Personal Protection
  • Manufacturing
  • Entertainment, Sports, and Broadcasting
  • Creative and Specialty Industries
  • Federal and Government (additional fee for Gov’t Resume)
  • Former and present Military (with a 10% discount)
  • Private Service and Luxury Lifestyle Management

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