Do you find yourself in one of the following situations? Click the highlighted text to learn how A Well-Turned Phrase can help.
- You’re in your fifties or sixties, and you suspect that you’re the victim of age discrimination.
- You haven’t had an interview in months, and you suspect that there's a problem with your resume.
- You want someone to critique your resume before you send it anywhere.
- You’ve been laid off from a job that you had for fifteen years, and you’re updating your resume the same way you did fifteen years ago.
- You’ve never needed a resume before, but now you need one to respond to jobs posted on the Internet.
Age discrimination does exist, but older workers are hired every day and some are offered great salaries. The problem might be your resume, not your age.
We’ll identify and eliminate any information that might leave you vulnerable to age discrimination. We’ll also identify anything else that would be a problem even if you were twenty years younger. For more information, keep reading.
Whether you’re 30 or 60, your resume might be one of hundreds that a company will receive in response to a single job posting. The HR employee or hiring manager will scan your resume for fewer than 20 seconds before deciding whether or not to give it a closer look.
How do you ensure that your resume makes the cut? To begin with, it has to make a good first impression. More accurately, it has to NOT make a bad first impression. If your resume is poorly formatted, cluttered, or difficult to read, or if it’s filled with spelling, grammar, and other errors, it will probably be rejected before the employer even looks at your qualifications.
We’ll correct any problems with margins, consistency, fonts, and other formatting issues, and we’ll catch anything that the grammar checker and spell checker missed.
We'll also make sure that your resume presents you, your qualifications, and your accomplishments in an exceptional light. For more information, keep reading.
Resume requirements have changed over the years. It’s no longer enough to provide an objective, your job responsibilities, and your experience. You have to assertively market yourself and highlight what you can offer to the employer.
We’ll ask questions that will help you to identify and showcase your accomplishments, skills, and sought-after personal characteristics. Don't fret if you haven't accomplished something grand and lofty. An accomplishment is anything you've done that set you apart from your peers, and we'll help you to identify those achievements.
Yes, you do need a resume, but you don’t need to pay someone hundreds of dollars to write one for you. Why not use Internet resources to create a resume, and then come to us for a resume review?
The Internet has all the information you need to create a resume. Unless you have an extremely uncommon job, you can probably find examples of resumes for your line of work. Use those as models for your resume, and then follow the suggestions in Web articles about using action verbs, summarizing your qualifications, and identifying your accomplishments.
Contact past coworkers and ask them to identify your strengths. If you’ve saved past performance reviews, reread them. What were your major accomplishments? Did you receive any awards or commendations? What aspects of your job performance did your manager praise?
Include in your draft anything that might be valuable to a potential employer. Do you know other languages? Have you lived in another country? Have you learned valuable skills from volunteer work? Have you not missed a day of work in the past five years?
After you write the draft, we'll enhance it. We’ll identify information that should be modified, omitted, or added, and we'll request additional information that will help to improve the resume and better sell you to potential employers. In the end, you’ll have an impressive resume for a fraction of the cost of a new resume.
Note: While we do all we can to produce an outstanding resume, we cannot guarantee that any resume we rewrite will lead to interviews or job offers.