How to execute a resume transformation to stand out

Resume transformation? Many people who want my help are looking for a way to stand out and means a transformation of their existing resume.

What is a resume transformation?

There is much confusion from the diverse information on the web about the way to write a resume. One source of confusion is the concept that all resumes need to pass the applicant tracking systems (ATS). Much of the time people are working so hard to standardize their resume that they fail to stand out from the other applicants.

Most people are so worried about applying online through job postings that they never explore opportunities to be found outside of online job boards. 75% to 85% of jobs are in the hidden job market. Though you may have to apply online at some point as a legal requirement, you are better off marketing yourself to companies that can use your help. I know, you are scared they will reject you. Unfortunately, this fear of rejection will keep you out of a job much longer.

SOLUTION: Create a presentation resume and use the text version of your resume as back up to upload when the ATS doesn’t load properly. Actively network to find upcoming opportunities with companies you would like to work for in the future.

Participate in professional resume writing with me as your guide

One of my clients insisted I should stop labeling myself as a resume writer. She said, “I’ve hired resume writers before, you are so different from any of them.”

I am a resume writer but I am just as much a resume coach. When I work with people, I am writing with you using Zoom as my video technology to let you participate in the writing of your resume. In addition, we are able to fully discuss your goals and objectives to help you better reach the direction you want.

Most people need a resume transformation to create a resume to catch the eye of hiring managers. In addition, networking coaching helps them get their resume in the hands of the right people.

The question is how to captivate the attention of the hiring manager

  • Don’t be afraid of color!  I believe in color — the client always chooses the color within the parameters I suggest.
  • Create an attractive design and layout! — We live in a technology-driven world. Don’t use boring layouts that look like Microsoft templates.
  • Write content to showcase your value! — No duty-driven resumes. A resume should never read like a job description.
  • Incorporate keywords throughout your resume! — The keywords need to fit your field and occupation. What do hiring managers want to know?

Are you ready for a resume transformation?

Every résumé I write is unique to the career path and goals of the individual. I don’t use templates. I recognize the people I work with are unique and different and this is what we strive to share in the resume. Then I teach them how to look harder to find decision makers. Learn more.

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Julie Walraven, Design Resumes

Julie Walraven

Professional Resume Writer

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