Resume Preparation and LinkedIn Profiles
When it comes to creating the resume that best represents your unique brand–the document that literally separates you from the thousands of people to your left and those few other ideal candidates to your right, well, I’m just gonna tell it like it is: nobody’s better; not even close. There are a number of elements that separate me from even the most elite competition. The first element being pure writing talent, but not just any writing, sales writing. Resumes are an exercise in marketing yourself, and to do that you have to know what to sell on paper and what to leave in the can for the interview. I coach my clients to understand why we’re selling a particular facet of themselves and how to leverage that information in the job search and interview process.
The next thing that separates my work from the next best out there is my ability to dig beneath the surface of your day-to-day responsibilities and unearth what makes you different at your job, what are the unique elements that define and separate you from tight competition. It’s nearly impossible to be objective about the most marketable and salient elements of your personality, work ethic and talent that separate you from the pack. I’m a master interviewer and will reveal your key character traits and qualifications – both to you in our thorough interview together and in the resume I create tailored to open doors in your particular industry or field of choice.
Please don’t take my word for it: take a moment to email me your current resume and I’ll provide you with a very thorough and professional evaluation – a free one that will give you a real sense of where you stand against your competition. The advice I provide will get to the heart of your branding challenge, and supply key information that will serve you whether or not you choose to use Gotham. I won’t b.s. you, the money you spend on my service is a direct investment in your career, and will be the deciding factor in which companies are interested in you and whether they feel they can get away with paying you at the lower or higher end of their salary range for any given position. I am a difference maker with over 20 years coaching and writing clients into better paying jobs they actually enjoy. Could you save a few bucks going to the next best resume service? Probably. But paying for the best means interviewing sooner and more often, leaving you with more choices regarding your job description and final salary, benefits and compensation package. I am by no means the least or most expensive resume service; I am, however, the best. Get in touch and I’ll prove it to you.
Expert Resumes for All Professions – From Entry-Level to C-Level
Whether you’re on a trader or quant on Wall Street, a Github-happy programmer, a chef, a killer sales rep or the world’s best bartender I will write you into your next job. Maybe you’re in customer service, construction, PR, administration, HR, education, mathematics, science, engineering, or something else entirely – I handle all professions from entry-level candidates to C-Level professionals. No matter what your profession or experience level, if you don’t look good online, you won’t get the opportunity to look good in person. Investing in an appropriately aggressive resume and LinkedIn profile will not only determine how many interviews you land, but whether an employer sees you at the top or bottom of their salary range for a given position. An effective resume also poses better interview questions that in turn help “self-guide” you through the hiring process.
An updated resume and LinkedIn profile aren’t just crucial for those looking to jump ship to elevate their career prospects, they’re imperative tools in helping you ascend within the company you’re currently working for. If you want maximum salary and compensation for your skill sets, and more opportunity for career advancement, you must have an updated resume that says “if you don’t promote me, someone else will” at all times.
As Manhattan’s leading executive resume guru and career coach for over 15 years, I understand the nuances involved in an effective resume. For instance, are you interested in ascending within your current company or determined to cut ties and move on. When crafting your resume, just as when branding your company, you must know your audience. The way we craft your resume for a public LinkedIn account will be similar to how we market your skills internally to your current employer, but if you’re selling yourself to a competitor, we will be taking a more aggressive approach.
The exhaustive interview I conduct to create your new resume will prepare you for the more important interviews to come. What most job candidates don’t realize is that it’s simply impossible to be objective about what you bring to the table as an employee. An effective resume denotes the difference your presence brings to a company, defining the “before me” and “because of me” that will separate you from the other hundred or thousand candidates applying for the same position. Of course, unless you’re a sole proprietor, it’s not all about you, which is why we’ll make sure to paint the picture of how you team-up, how you take direction or manage staff, and drive success on any given project through your unique skill set. I dig deep in our interview process and sell the qualities that will help you ascend to the next level – or transition to an entirely new career.
In addition to providing you with a clean, powerfully designed document, I comb through your employment history, keeping salient material while editing anything that dilutes your appeal or makes it seem as if you’re hearkening back to the “good-ole” days of yore. Make no mistake, a resume is a “what-have-you-done-for-me-lately” document, and I’m a master at turning your experience to your best advantage, even if your current job happens to be your least favorite.
One of the most obvious yet overlooked elements to an effective resume is its graphic design and layout. Cluttering a resume with too many fonts, poor organization or misleading format choices will make an employer skim by your resume without even bothering to read its contents. I know how to make the difficult decisions like whether your education goes on top or bottom, how many pages are appropriate, should I have a volunteer or personal section. More importantly I know how to organize
Whether you’re looking to ascend the ladder in your current occupation, jump ship to a similar field or embark on something totally new and unrelated, I have the expertise to create the resume, LinkedIn profile or web content to pave your way. No matter what your particular challenge is, whether it’s unrelated employment, some large gaps, fear of sexism, ageism or racism or some other “ism” entirely, I work with you to overcome your fears through the resume itself and the coaching included with every document. There is simply no one more qualified to maximize your employment opportunities. Nobody’s better. Not even close.