How to hugely boost your career marketing success

Let’s define career marketing.  When I work with you, I do more than write your resume. Together, you and I review your career to this point, capture  highlights, and design a career marketing plan to reach your career goal.

Analyze your career marketing success stories

Think much more critically about career paths. I’ve talked before about the end of the 30-year job. Continually recognize that to survive and thrive in this world, your goal is to be more analytical and look at the big picture. You can’t plan to take a job when you are 20, maybe get promoted a few times, and retire from the same firm. It doesn’t happen much anymore.

Acknowledge changing technology

Our world has undergone huge transitions. In my lifetime, computers started with terminals in the bank when I was 20 to phones and devices in your pocket. Today, your phone has more power and ability than huge rooms of computer technology had in the early 1960s. You must harness the power behind the changing technology or you will be left behind.

Reinvent yourself

One reason people struggle in job search is that they fail to set goals to move forward. They expect the same set of skills they had in 1980 to work in 2015. Career marketing acknowledges you are the product. You continually enhance and improve the product (you) to be viable. At times, you may have to reinvent the product or totally change your course.

When I work with you, I analyze where you are and where you want to go.

My resume writing services are the tip of the iceberg. Every resume is crafted with care to clearly define your best skills and attributes.

Next, we fine-tune your story to match your goals. A solid LinkedIn presence and strategy is critical to your job search. I can write a compelling LinkedIn story. However, you need to connect with others and use your network to find new opportunities. Otherwise, the LinkedIn profile is just taking up space on the Internet.

Why Design Resumes is different

The interactive and collaborative process I use to work with you turns resume writing sessions into career coaching sessions. We address the difficulties you faced in the past and devise a plan to overcome any issues.

Career marketing means using multiple tools and see it as an ongoing process throughout your lifetime. A resume I wrote in 2005 will not work well for someone in 2015.

Keep evolving to meet the needs of tomorrow. It is more than career planning. You have to take it to the next level and understand the product concept (You) and find ways to define yourself to continually compete in the market.

I help job seekers transform their resumes and job search strategies in interactive, solution-driven strategic planning sessions. To see how I can help you, click here.

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Julie Walraven, Design Resumes

Julie Walraven

Professional Resume Writer

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