Are you confident in your resume?
One of the most important questions a job seeker can ask himself before applying for positions is “Am I confident in my resume?” You would be amazed at how many job seekers (of all levels and backgrounds) lack confidence in their career documents, especially their resumes. When the Precision team participates in career fairs, we offer face-to-face, verbal resume critiques. Amazingly, many job seekers walk up to us and sheepishly hand over their resumes with one of the following declarations or questions:
Please go easy on my resume!
Tear my resume apart!
My resume sucks!
What am I doing wrong?
Am I on the right track?
The bottom line is: the majority of job seekers have absolutely NO confidence in their resumes, which is somewhat shocking, as they bring copies of what they believe to be inadequate documents to career fairs and interviews. There are various reasons for their lack of confidence. Many people don’t feel comfortable writing about themselves. Others have a difficult time identifying employer-focused material to incorporate into their documents. And some are overwhelmed at the prospect of summarizing their careers. That’s where experts like us are invaluable. Not only are we strong writers and editors, we know the types of content employers and recruiters are looking for and how to present that data in an effective manner.
It’s no easy task developing an interview-winning resume and corresponding career documents. It can also be highly challenging to prepare for high-pressure interviews. It makes sense that one would seek the assistance of experienced professionals to advance his career. Think of it this way: I could probably change the oil in my car on my own, but I always take my car to an auto center to do so. Why? Because the auto center employs specialists who can efficiently and correctly change the oil in my car. Ultimately, I save time and avoid the possibility of costly errors. It’s a good investment that simply makes sense.