Challenge #1: Don´t know what to write
Translating what you do at work into “resume ready” statements is not easy. Formulating professional statements summarizing your work experience requires expertise in your industry as well as expertise in resume writing.
Solution #1: Resume Companion’s search technology and database contains over 50,000 professionally written resume phrases for over 1,100 occupations. These resume phrases are updated annually and each are carefully crafted by industry professionals. We also provide 1 on 1 consultation with a certified resume writer, because there is no substitute for the personalized advice when you need it the most.
Challenge #2: Forgot what you did at work
If you´re like most people, you have not documented all of your responsibilities and accomplishments completed on the job. Coupled with a long work history, it is common to accidentally omit valuable work experience from your resume. Many people also take on a variety of tasks outside of their intended job responsibility. Failure to highlight instances where you exceeded expectations seriously handicaps your resume´s true interview landing potential.
Solution #2: Using Resume Companion’s search technology, you´ll be able to quickly compile a comprehensive laundry list of ready to use resume phrases. You can then decide which phrases are appropriate to your particular experience. You can also find related occupations and their corresponding resume phrases, all written in the proper tone and usage.
Challenge #3: Want to make your resume current with the times
Most occupations require employers to learn new skills and technologies as they progress in their career. If you have an out dated resume that does not reflect your current skill sets, you are in a disadvantage. In addition, the resume styles preferred by Employers are continuously evolving. The problem with free resume templates on the internet is that many of them are outdated.
Solution #3: Resume Companion updates their database of resume phrases annually. This database is maintained by the US Department of Labor and is continually updated by core staff with acknowledged expertise in the areas of occupational analysis and assessment research and development.
Challenge #4: Want to highlight your technical skills
Specific technical skills, whether they are mechanical tools, computer software, or electronic devices, are important to highlight. They demonstrate your ability to quickly become productive in your new position.
Solution #4: Resume Companion contains thousands of technical phrases you can easily add to your resume. And since Resume Companion´s database is updated annually, you can feel confident knowing your resume is as up to date and current as it can possibly be.
Challenge #5: Don´t want to take a chance with an unprofessional design
There are literally thousands of free resume design templates available on the internet. Many of these are made by amateurs and should not be used by anyone serious about their job search.
Solution #5: Resume Companion’s professionally designed resume templates are each specifically developed for professional use. As certified resume writers, we know what employers are looking for in a clean and well organized resume design.
Challenge #6: Don´t have a cover letter
Not including a cover letter with your resume is one of the most common mistakes made by job seekers. Many people simply do not want to spend the time to write another business document after spending so much time on their resume. Other people don´t know how to write a cover letter, which, like a resume, requires significant skill and experience to perfect.
Solution #6: Resume Companion’s cover letter system was specifically designed by our team of certified resume writers and is superior to other cover letter builders for four primary reasons:
- Automatically structures your cover letter in optimal layout (paragraph/hybrid model)
- Features twenty introduction and closing paragraph templates specifically chosen based upon their effectiveness
- Powered by our search technology, so you can quickly highlight your key skills and relevant experience
Challenge #7: Have job related questions
Like the plethora of free resume templates on the internet, there is no shortage of free resume tips and advice. But who´s to know if they are current or accurate?
Solution #7: That´s why Resume Companion´s in-house team of certified resume writers is available to address your questions on an individual basis. Nothing compares with knowing the advice you get is custom tailored to your specific situation, and that the consultant is a certified professional.