Popular Careers and Employers in San Franciso, CA

As a Professional Resume writing service we continually have our finger on the pulse of job market trends. The nature of the services we provide keep us dialed in to where movement is happening for both job seekers and employers alike. So far in 2019 we are seeing movement in the following industries:

  • Product Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Marketing Management

payscale.com shows the average salary for these careers in San Francisco to be $87,129. They also list the most popular employers/companies for these industries in the San Francisco area as well.
These include but are not limited to Google, Salesforce.com, Inc and Uber Technologies, Inc See the full details here.

If you are thinking about making a career change or perhaps you are already working in one of these popular industries you can reference the industry details provided by payscale.com

You can find information on the salary range for a specific company, the information is broken down by industry and from there it lists specific companies within that industry.

We can see the common thread between the payscale.com data and what we are experiencing here at Power Writers USA in terms of the job search trends we are witnessing from our clients.


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How Far Ahead Does a Bachelor’s Degree Get You?

Let’s talk about how much of a difference having a Bachelor’s degree makes for your career pursuits. Keep in mind this information is to be filtered through your own opinions on the matter, we are not attempting to persuade the reader one way or the other. We want to help bring some of the stats to your attention so that you are better equipped to formulate your own ideas on the matter. In her article, Ellen Ruppel Shell says the benefits of having a college degree “…will begin to dim.” Read the full article here .

We appear to be approaching a time when, even for middle-class students, the economic benefit of a college degree will begin to dim. Since 2000, the growth in the wage gap between high school and college graduates has slowed to a halt; 25 percent of college graduates now earn no more than does the average high school graduate.
Part of the reason is oversupply. Technology increased the demand for educated workers, but that demand has been consistently outpaced by the number of people — urged on by everyone from teachers to presidents — prepared to meet it.

Shell , Ellen Ruppel (2018, May 16). College May Not Be Worth It Anymore [Web log post]. Retrieved March 13, 2019, from https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/16/opinion/college-useful-cost-jobs.html

The opinions about whether or not having a degree fall on a wide spectrum. You can speak to one individual who will tell you without a doubt that having a degree is a waste of valuable time and money, you can then turn around and speak to someone who believes having a degree is essential for seeing any kind of career success and advancement. For example, Ryan Guina states in his article that getting a degree is not necessarily the right choice for everyone. He explains that degrees are not a one size fits all solution. Rather factors such as marketable skills, on the job training and self-directed training can be more beneficial for some individuals. He does go on to say that he is by no means discouraging people from getting a degree, he is simply stating that he believes there are other viable options for achieving career success and that the pursuit of a degree is a very personal decision that depends on factors not directly related to the degree equals success mentality.

There is a handy pay indicator you can reference on payscale.com

It shows the expected salary or hourly rate you might achieve in various jobs if you have BA. The guide states that the average salary for someone with a Bachelor’s degree is 61K and the average hourly rate for someone with a Bachelor’s degree is $18/hr. With these values in mind, you can determine whether or not you believe getting a Bachelor’s degree will be beneficial for your chosen career path, or perhaps it may help you make an informed decision about the potential you can reach through an education and possible career change.

Here are some additional articles you can read on the subject:

  • https://www.thebalance.com/college-graduate-salaries-expectations-vs-reality-4142305
  • https://work.chron.com/degree-increase-salary-25300.html
  • https://smartasset.com/retirement/the-average-salary-by-education-level

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The Value of Networking for Product Managers.

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We are seeing a lot of movement within the Product Management market. It is always a wise choice to position yourself alongside other industry leaders and gain knowledge and support regardless of the industry you work in. However, this especially rings true for those in the Product Management industry. The technology is constantly changing and advancinng and as a result product management needs to continuoulsly adapt to the new landscape in order to stay cutting edge.

In her article, Anu Hastings speaks to the need for Product Managers to harness the power of networking to stay on top of the ever-changing market. Anu provides a list of industry leaders and explains the value in keeping a finger on the pulse of these professionals:

Creating a Twitter list of world-class product leaders is like having your own bench of mentors to turn to when hard questions come up. If you’re in product and aren’t following the folks below, you’re missing out on some incredible (free!) knowledge they share regularly.

Hastings, Anu (2019, January 10). 2019 Product Managment Trends [Web log post]. Retrieved March 5, 2019, from https://www.apptentive.com/blog/2019/01/10/2019-product-management-trends/

See full article: Click here.

If you are looking for great networking opportunities here are some events to check out,

Mind the Product -July 15-16 (San Francisco, CA)

Atlassian Summit– April 9-11, 2019 (Las Vegas, NV)

Industry: The Product Conference– September 23-25, 2019 (Cleveland, OH) SiriusDecsions Summit– May 6-8, 2019 (Austin, TX)

Front: Conference for UX and Product Managers– June 6-7, 2019 (Salt Lake City, UT)

For more information on these events click here.


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Books For Your Nightstand

This is a great article to read if you are considering writing your own resume.  Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, we are here to help you!

We here at Power Writers USA agree with Emily Delbridge’s statement:

“… building a career, unlike finding a job, is a lifetime pursuit”.


Delbridge, Emily (2018, December 24). The 9 best Career Books to buy in 2019 [Web log post]. Retrieved February 21, 2019, from https://www.thebalancecareers.com/best-career-books-4173929

We also know to navigate the constantly changing face of job economics and trends can be a daunting task. This is precisely why we dedicate ourselves to coming alongside our clients to assist them in building a fresh and dynamic resume. We believe a professional resume creates a strong foundation for any career path.

In her article, Emily Delbridge has curated a useful list of books for anyone interested in reading up on career advice.

For full article: Click here 

Doing your research on job market trends is definitely time well spent. It can be nice to have a list of books to help narrow your focus and perhaps provide some much-needed inspiration.


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Your resume helps put all the pieces together for a strong career portfolio.

Job Trends in 2019

Resume trends

This is a great article to read if you are interested in learning forcasted job trends for 2019. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, we are here to help you!

Original article: https://www.techrepublic.com/article/5-job-trends-to-watch-in-2019/

The year 2018 put the spotlight on AI and workplace diversity, changing how the job market will run in 2019. Here are five shifts to keep an eye on.

With 2.27 million new roles added as of November, the year 2018 hosted a very strong job market, according to Glassdoor’s annual Job Market Trends report, released on Tuesday. Companies invested in artificial intelligence (AI) and workplace diversity in 2018, and these trends will continue to be develop in 2019, the report found.

SEE: Hiring Kit: Chief diversity officer (TechProResearch)

“After nine years of steady growth, 2018 saw one of the strongest job markets in a generation,” said Glassdoor Chief Economist Dr. Andrew Chamberlain in a press release. “However, the world of work is forever changing. We’re witnessing a power shift as job seekers leverage their market position and employees make an impact with their voice. Plus, as technology matures, it’s changing how we work and the variety of jobs available.”

Here are the top five job market trends Glassdoor identified for 2019:

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1. Tech will change job search methods

Previous methods for hiring focused on job searches and applications using online job boards and email submissions. The year 2019, however, will build off of the AI developed in 2018, with machine learning-assisted job matching, according to the report. Rather than just aggregating job postings, sites will leverage machine learning technology and big data to generate job recommendations tailored to each candidate.

This way of hiring will prove beneficial for both candidates and employers, according to the report, by matching candidates with a job faster, and giving companies better quality applicants.

2. Focus on non-tech workers will increase

A trend that was already underway in 2018, tech companies will continue to hire more non-technical roles to develop their teams in 2019. Previously, tech companies and startups were focused on back-end development, hiring software engineers, data scientists, and developers to build organizations’ infrastructures. In 2019, the focus will be shifted to the front-end, with tech companies hiring account executives, project managers, operations managers, financial analysts, human resource representatives, and more. These jobs will help boost revenue and improve operations, the report found.

3. Job seekers and employers will face an economic recession

While the job economy was strong in 2018, the 2019 economy may be slowing down, according to the report. The odds of a full-blown recession in 2019 are low, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see one after another year.

4. The aging workforce will bring a talent shortage

There are currently more than 7 million job openings in the US, with not enough workers to occupy them, the report found. A big reason for this shortage is America’s aging workforce: The first wave of Baby Boomers reached retirement age in 2011, and millions more are expected to follow in the coming years. The result will be a smaller pool of experienced workers, and a complete overhaul of what American consumers will look like, according to the report.

5. Diversity will be supplemented with inclusion and belonging

While many companies highlighted and addressed gender and racial diversity in 2018, there is still a long way to go. While adding women and underrepresented groups to the payroll is a good start, in 2019 companies will place the focus more on making sure these people feel included.Inclusion and belonging is vital for a healthy corporate culture, the report found. Without these components, diversity programs will not succeed.

Whether it means making sure all employees are included in company events, are on the right track for a promotion, are represented for leadership, and more, organizations will be making inclusion a primary goal, according to the report.


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A Candid Interview with Tiffany Cruz of Power Writers USA

Interview with Senior Editor, Tiffany Cruz: What is Power Writers USA’s Resume Writing Strategy?

As a writer, we need to ask our clients questions in order to determine what is important to them. Their answers will enable us to showcase their skills and achievements most effectively. As we gain experience with writing resumes, we intuitively know what the “hot buttons” are for a range of occupations. Here are some fun questions about Power Writers USA and the driver and passion behind our work.

  • Do you specialize in writing resumes for a certain type of market? If so, which one?

I consider myself a resume generalist. My clients are spread across all ages, industries, sectors, national and global locations, and job titles. My most frequent clients are program and product managers, and then sales directors, but I wouldn’t consider myself to be an expert in these areas, as I often write for CTO/COO/CEOs, nurses, IT managers, analysts, customer success directors, store managers, and entry-level college students. I do however have a niche in the technology field.

  • Why have you chosen that field? Please provide your reasoning (you may have been a former employee in this field for instance, or you may have an affinity with people who are struggling, or enjoy the challenges of the blue collar workers).

I have chosen the generalist strategy as my own work history, prior to resume writing, is very diverse. After having worked in sales, customer service, marketing, quality assurance, operations, and project management, I feel I have the ability to connect with diverse individuals, gain trust, and capture the true essence of their careers. I have considered delving into a specialty, however I made a strategic decision to avoid this route, as this could limit referrals (which are currently 29%+ of my business). I have a real passion to connect, dig deep, and help my clients feel good about their accomplishments, all while creating a marketable product to enrich their professional and personal lives. Nothing drives me more than getting that follow-up email or call from a client who is ecstatic about their new role or even dream job, and thanks me, for my time and efforts.  This call, can come from anyone, and I don’t want to limit my clientele and their potential.

  • If you are a “generalist” who prepares resumes for whoever knocks at your door, why did you choose to follow that path? Please provide your reasoning.

 As a generalist, this path made the most sense to me, personally and professionally. With diverse clients across the US, all with varying needs and goals, I wanted to be able to accommodate as large of an audience as possible. With each and every client, I conduct extensive research on the job market, trends, and opportunities available to them.

As a generalist, I can provide more help to more people, grow my business, and provide economic benefit with job creation. With more and more time spent as a professional resume writer, I learn the “hot buttons” for varying industries and roles based off extensive client interaction. I ask for frequent feedback from clients so that I learn what works well and what does not, and I can constantly evolve my processes.

 To clarify, I certainly do not take on any and all jobs as they come. My business has many opportunities that I have to turn away. For example, if I think a client is not a good fit for me based on skills, personality, or communication style, we will have to thank them for their time and provide them resources to find a resume writer elsewhere. We have turned away business due to being too busy and not being able to meet client deadlines! After speaking with tens of thousands of potential clients, I have a solid intuition as to whether a client and I will “mesh well” or not. About 90% of the time, we can take on a project, but any smart business owner knows that you cannot please everyone, and there are special circumstances in which another writer is better suited for the client.

  • Explain your process in developing a client’s resume strategy. How do you prepare questions? Do you write them out and send them to the client, or do you conduct in-person or telephone interviews? What is your reasoning for conducting your interviews this way?

 After 3 years of communicating with clients strictly via email, my business has evolved into a blend of phone and email communication to develop the resume strategy. I learned that clients have a wide range of writing skills and some people prefer to type out their accomplishments and some/most prefer to speak about them. I make a point to remain flexible and adaptable to my client’s needs and wants, although I prefer a phone call to help understand their tone, persona, and attitude, I give my clients the option of phone, questionnaire, or a combo.

No matter which approach they prefer, I spend extensive time with their resume to identify any obvious gaps or immediate questions I have to dive into during the call. I also research a few sample job postings (the client provides) so I get a good feel for what their potential employers are seeking in a candidate. I have a list of questions ready, most commonly during the call, and talk them out. I have a sales background and understand   the benefit of asking open-ended questions, so that tends to be my focus when fact finding. I customize all the questions to make sense for where they are at professionally.          For example, I would ask a Customer Service Supervisor for the number of staff members on their team, examples of training or developing a long-term team member, and what performance goals they have. With a project manager, I would ask questions around project duration, stakeholders, budgets, reporting, and deadlines.

I have found that clients like the option to choose, and most choose a phone call, so I will continue to run the business this way until customer demand changes. I want to be able to give them the most bang for their buck, while capturing their career and persona on a marketing tool.

 

  • In considering either your specialization area or those resumes you have enjoyed writing the most as a generalist, explain how you go about determining what questions will bring out the “right” answers from a client.

I had a client today who can help answer this question, as I approach all client interactions in a similar manner. My client is a top-performing sales director and had 4 bullets of content for 8 years of experience, even with a #1 global ranking. He was candid, but gave me quite a bit of resistance when I started asking him to tell me about his strategy for new business development, prospecting, and networking. He actually said that he didn’t want to share his strategies as he felt like he was revealing industry secrets.

In any situation, I feel out the client. In this case, I felt I had not educated him enough, so I stopped and shared with him that I am (most importantly) on his team, therefore the more content he can provide, the better for both of us. I reminded him that these are types of questions he could have during an interview and should consider preparing an answer. Once I regained his trust, I rephrased the questions to be more direct, as some clients need this. I came back with “tell me how you determine who you  will approach next for a strategic partnership.” Then the floodgates opened, and the client happily relayed his business strategies, quantitative numbers, key clients, and big wins.

The moral of the story is that my approach to get the right answer is to listen to the client. Not just to what they say, but how they say it, and how deeply invested they are in a conversation. After thousands of client consults, I feel it is fairly easy to hear if a client has not prepared for the call, have little interest in it (such as, they already have a job,         just need a resume update for appearances), or if they are also working in the background. All of these circumstances are fairly rare, thankfully, as I make every attempt to prepare my clients for the call in-advance. However, they do happen, and I feel it is my job to realign and refocus my client so that I get out the information I need, ultimately making them a satisfied client.

 

  • What occupation would consider you the most competent to write? Why?

I consider myself most confident in writing for Technical/High-Tech professionals, specifically at a Director level and above. I have a deep-level understanding of what these people need to achieve in order to survive in a rapidly evolving environment. I can talk in a way that engages and challenges them. This brings out their personality, drive, and motivation so I can convey this onto paper.

 

I hope you enjoyed reading this and feel like you know us just a little bit more! Cheers.

Local Business Owner Awarded National Writing Certification (CARW)

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LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER AWARDED NATIONAL WRITING CERTIFICATION

 

Tiffany Cruz, Executive Director of Power Writers USA, has been awarded national certification as a Certified Advanced Résumé Writer (CARW) by Career Directors International (CDI). She has demonstrated her proficiency in résumé writing through an intensive examination and professional writing process to assess her industry knowledge and résumé writing skill. Recognition as a CARW sets Ms. Cruz apart from the competition and positions her to better assist her clientele by providing a standardized level of résumé writing excellence. CDI is an international association that provides proactive resources and assistance to empower its members in the undertaking and application of career development, résumé writing and employment practices.

 

Power Writers USA offers expert resume writing and career coaching services to entry-level through executive clientele in the global marketplace. Their expertise is in empowering clients who wish to transition either within their existing career fields or to another industry. Ms. Cruz is a recognized writing expert with over 10 years of assisting clients to meet their career goals. In addition, she has received seven national awards for résumé writing and job placement. To learn more about Power Writers USA, visit their website at www.powerwritersusa.com.

 

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6 Universal Rules for Resume Writing

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This is a great article to read if you are considering writing your own resume.  Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, we are here to help you!

Original article click here.

For busy hiring managers, your resume provides a snapshot of your career and is often the determining factor in whether you land an interview. If job search is a journey, a stellar resume is your passport.

The fundamental principles of resume writing have remained constant for generations, but evolving technologies mean more aspects of the application and hiring processes take place online than ever before. It’s up to you to stay informed of modern best practices and really put your resume to work for you.

If you’re getting ready for your next career move, keep these six universal rules in mind as you create or brush up your resume.

1. Cover all the basics

The goal of a resume is to best represent your relevant skills and accomplishments, and there are several ways to do that successfully. That said, every resume requires these basic elements:

  • Relevant educational degrees or certifications. The importance of your educational background will vary based on the job or industry you’re interested in.
  • Relevant work and volunteer experience. Most people choose to list their experience beginning with their most recent job. Don’t include everything you did in your past jobs. Instead, focus on achievements over responsibilities.
  • Contact information. Your full name, the city where you live, your email address and phone number. Because this personal information is sensitive, you should be cautious about who you share your resume with. Read over these guidelines for a safe job search to protect yourself.
  • Relevant skills and your level of mastery (for example, “conversational Spanish” or “familiar with Microsoft Excel” vs. “fluent in Spanish” or “expert at Microsoft Excel”).

2. Explore other resumes for inspiration

Search the Indeed Resume database for the job title, industry, or company that you’re thinking about and see how others present their backgrounds and skill sets. This is a great way to uncover stronger ways to describe your experience or to avoid overused words.

You can also get a sense of the internal language used within a particular industry or company. You might have experience that isn’t directly related but is still highly relevant to the position you’re applying for, and you want to include it in your resume. Someone else’s resume might feature a similar history and offer an example of how to frame this experience in a compelling way.

3. Use as few words as possible

Employers need to quickly understand your work experience. Format your experience as a list of short, scannable statements, rather than writing out dense paragraphs. For example:

Too wordy: Applied expert budget management skills to achieve a 20% reduction in departmental expenses through diligent research, identifying significant inefficiencies.

More concise: Achieved 20% departmental cost savings by eliminating inefficiencies.

The typical resume is two pages maximum, so make sure all the information you’ve included is essential. If you can’t decide what is essential, ask yourself if what you’re including is relevant to what the employer is asking for in the job description.

It’s also important to consider the kind of work you truly want to be hired to do. In other words, don’t include past experience for tasks you strongly dislike doing. Keep the experiences that you want to keep building on and match what the employer is looking for—this meets the definition of essential information to include on your resume.

4. Quantify your accomplishments whenever possible

Numbers and data bring your work experience to life and help hiring managers envision the potential impact you could have in their organization. When you can, back up your achievements with real data to boost your credibility and add informative detail to your resume. For example:

Unquantified: Improved lead generation through strategic content marketing initiatives.

Quantified: Achieved 180% year-over-year lead growth through strategic content marketing initiatives.

5. Use keywords that employers are using in their job descriptions

Hiring managers want to see that you can speak their language and know the lingo of their industry. When they see their own keywords mirrored back to them in your resume, it reinforces the idea that you’re a strong candidate for the role. And if your resume will be posted to an online database like Indeed Resume, the right keywords are critical to getting found by employers.

To research keywords commonly used in job postings, explore Indeed Job Category Trends and select your industry. Here you can view top keyword searches and top job titles by month.

6. Proofread several times to catch typos and misspellings

Unfortunately, a single typographical or spelling error is sometimes enough to get your resume discarded early in the game. Review your resume multiple times, doing a thorough line-by-line, word-by-word edit. Reading content backwards—awkward and time-consuming though it may be—is a great way to catch minor mistakes that you might otherwise miss. And an outside perspective is always a good idea. Ask a friend, mentor, or family member to review your resume for you before you begin submitting it to employers.

A strong resume can streamline your job search process, helping you showcase your strengths and get one step closer to your dream job. With some diligent work up front—and by adhering to these six rules—you can turn this fundamental job search document into one of your strongest professional assets.

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Entry Level Job Interview Tips

Interview Tips

Whether you are fresh out of college, high school, or just new to the workforce, there are a lot of easy things you can do to make sure your job interview is successful.  While there are vast resources providing a plethora of information, we’ve narrowed a few key items we think will benefit your job interview success.

Preparation is Key

Any interview coach, career coach, resume writer, recruiter, or hiring manager will tell you that in order to be successful, you must be prepared.  The better prepared you are, the more confidently you will be able to speak about the value you bring to the organization.  You will have a better understanding of what will be required of you and you can ask more thoughtful questions to the interviewer.

Know Yourself

One of the keys to being prepared for your job interview is to know yourself, including your strengths and weaknesses.  You also will want to be prepared to relate personal or professional experiences to your target job position.  Take a job posting and go bullet by bullet through the description and write down an experience you had that relates to each description, requirement, or qualification.

Write it Down

Don’t skimp on this.  One way to really solidify your understanding of the job and your relatable experience is to actually take the time to write down your strengths and relatable experience.  Getting your mind to work by taking pencil to paper really helps to clarify your thoughts and think out key messages you want to discuss, as well as refine your understanding of what will be required.

Develop Your Key Message

If you want to stand out among the many applicants that are vying for the same job you are, you need to really clarify your key message of value.  This means you need to understand what the hiring organization is looking for and how you are the best fit for that position.  Think of it as an elevator speech; what can you say to the employer in 15-30 seconds that will convince them to hire you?  Think of your message as a hierarchy, start at the top and deliver your bottom line message of value and how you can immediately help the organization.  Then support that statement by backing it up.  For example, “I will increase sales and drive revenue for your organization by using proven sales strategies, communicating effectively with customer and providing world-class customer service.”

Conduct a Mock Interview

Whether you work with a professional interview coach or a friend, you will benefit tremendously by engaging in a mock interview.  While a friend can be a great assistant for this exercise, a professional interview coach will be able to provide you with expert feedback about how you answered the questions and where you can improve.  Having to think through the answers you’ve prepared for, in addition to answering surprise question will be a huge benefit towards preparing for your job interview.  You can find interview questions all over the internet to help.  You may even want to watch some YouTube videos for additional help

Dress Appropriately

Make sure you understand the culture of the organization you are applying for and dress appropriately for the job interview.  If you are interviewing for an entry level banking or finance position, don’t show up in jeans and a polo shirt; slacks and a button up shirt with a tie would be more appropriate.  Dress for the culture.

Conclusion

As we first mentioned preparation is key to ensuring success at your job interview.  The more you prepare the better your chances for success.  Understanding yourself and the position you are after, coupled with practicing interview questions will go a long way.  Good luck!

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How Do We Ensure Our Client’s Success?

Client Success and resume

Our business revolves around our clients and we want to ensure our clients experience successful results.  Success to us means that we create a resume for our clients that get them the callbacks for interviews they are after and go on to land the job they want.  Success also means our clients have a great experience working with us.  Here are some of the components that help us, and our clients succeed

Detailed Intake Process

At the onset of a project we engage in a detailed intake process with our clients.  We gather the necessary information from our clients to compile thoughtful questions.  We then interview our clients with these questions to dig out useful information we can use as content for the resume.

Collaborative Process

We approach resume writing as a collaborative process.  We get in touch with the person we are writing for to better understand them, their professional history, and what direction they want to go in.  Our lines of communication are always open for our clients.

ATS Optimization

With the ever-growing use of ATS (applicant tracking systems), it is becoming more and more important to make sure you have the right formatting and keywords.  If your resume doesn’t have these key ingredients, it will not get to a hiring manager.  We make sure that our resumes are optimally formatted to make it through the challenges of the software and algorithms.

Targeting a Resume

What good is your resume if it doesn’t have a focus?  We take the time and effort to understand what specific jobs you are targeting so we can incorporate key details from those jobs into your resume.  This ensures that your resume speaks clearly to the hiring managers reading it.  If a resume is too broad, you will not come across as the right candidate for the job.

Follow up and Customer Engagement

We hate goodbyes!  So, we invest time and effort to stay connected to with our clients to gain their feedback, share our news, answer questions, and remind people that we are ready to handle any updates they need.  We love to hearing the many success stories of our clients.

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