A résumé is a document that gives a potential employer a first glance of what qualifications you bring to a job. Busy employers may receive hundreds of résumés and may only have a few seconds to read each one.
Yours needs to stand out. I will help you:
- Brainstorm your past job, leadership, educational, etc. experiences
- Use a job description as a “cheat sheet”
- Write your own résumé from scratch
- Edit a résumé you have already created
- Demonstrate clearly and succinctly why you are the right person for the specific job and the specific company/organization to which you are applying
Are you ready to talk to a prospective employer or search committee on the phone or in person?
For instance, do you make enough eye contact? Do you sound confident? Are you dressed appropriately? How would you answer the question “Tell me about yourself”?
We will do a “mock interview” in which I will ask you typical interview questions and give you feedback on your responses, appearance, nonverbal communication, etc. Practice with me so you are ready for them.
Many employers ask for a cover letter in addition to a résumé. But what should it include? I will help you:
- Determine which of your qualifications should be highlighted
- Demonstrate your knowledge of the company/organization
- Write your own cover letter from scratch
- Edit a cover letter you have already created
- Demonstrate clearly and succinctly why you are the right person for the specific job at the specific company/organization to which you are applying
Social Media Review
Many employers review potential applicants’ social media accounts very closely, digging back through months or even years of public posts in order to get first impressions of candidates. Questionable content can cause an applicant to be removed from consideration even if they have a great résumé.
I will review your social media accounts with the same mindset as a prospective employer. I will advise you on anything you may want to edit or remove in order to avoid embarrassment.