Everyone applying for a new job understands the importance of a flawless resume, but that might not be all that you need in order to set you apart from the competition. Beyond professional resume services, the following might boost your chances of scoring a great new job.
1. Professional Biographies
In some cases, a hiring manager might ask for a professional biography, but even if they don’t, there are reasons to polish up your bio. If you aren’t actively searching for work, for instance, but a headhunter or hiring manager is searching through online directories for potential candidates, your bio might set you apart from other perspective employees.
A well-written professional biography can be posted to websites and online directories as well as networking sites such as LinkedIn. It also is a good idea to have your own personal website and, of course, your professional biography will be placed on this site as well.
2. LinkedIn Upgrades
Is your LinkedIn profile the best it can be? If not, our team of resume services experts can help. This networking site is one of your most powerful tools, and headhunters constantly peruse this site looking for great new job candidates. We can review your LinkedIn page, offer recommendations and tips and rewrite your profile. All you need to do is add a great picture and keep the page updated and this free networking tool can be one of the biggest assets in your arsenal.
3. Shape Up Your Online Presence
Did you know that most hiring managers will do a quick social media check before narrowing down a list of candidates. Social media can be a powerful tool, but it’s not always shining a happy light down on you. If your social media accounts are filled with expletives, rantings and ravings, inappropriate pictures or memes and so forth, what message does this send to a potential employer? It is said that discretion is the better part of valor, but it’s also the better part of your social media profile.
In some cases, your social media presence can harm you, even if you aren’t actually the one making the untoward posts. If you have “friends” that tend to post offensive items on your wall or friends who tag you inappropriate posts, it might be time to reduce your social circle or strengthen the security sessions to restrict tagging. You also can restrict some of your social media accounts to showcase only certain information.
These days, however, people don’t always remember to check all of the social media sites where they are members, and this is where we come in. We can provide a comprehensive social media analysis that showcases what prospective employers see when they do a search for you as well as providing you with helpful tips for cleaning up your image.
4. Internet Resume Posting
While you do need to be conscious of your social media profile, the internet and social media also can be a powerful tool. We’ll create a page just for you which you can link to your social media sites, any emails you send out and to other webpages. For instance, you can link it to your LinkedIn profile or perhaps link it to sites such as CareerBuilder, Monster, ZipRecruiter and so on.
5. Jumpstart Your Job Search
Among our resume services, we offer a unique “Find-A-Job” JumpStart Package. You can add this service on when you order your resume, and our career experts will research between two and three dozen potential employers that are most likely to call you based upon your qualifications and career goals. Your list will include offline contacts with whom we suggest you submit your resume. Rather than spending hours researching where to send your resume, let our team of experts start the search for you.
These are just a few of the resume services we provide. Of course, we also create thousands of top-notch, dynamic and error-free resumes every year. If you need a resume, we guarantee that any resume you purchase from Resume Writing Guild will be error free or we will refund the price of your resume.