In a Stack of 100 Resumes, Does yours Stand Out?

 

Do you know what to include in your resume?

How many pages?

Do you need a cover letter?

Does your resume command attention?

Is it focused on a list of job tasks instead of your competencies?

Do you know the key words and phrases that hiring managers look for?

 

If you are using a template resume or your resume is outdated, chances are you aren't getting many calls. Formatting errors, grammatical mistakes, and lack-lustre appearance are the most common reasons that resumes get ignored. 

 

VLPlus can assist with both content and design so that your resume is best suited for the position you apply to.

 

A modern, clean, and well-worded resume will increase the number of calls you receive and, coupled with our interview preparation counseling, you will have the best chance for success.

 

If you're in the market for a new resume, our in-house resume designers can help. We can create a resume that represents YOU, commands attention, and impresses hiring managers.

Did you Know?

If you Plan to Create your own Resume, these Simple Rules will Help:

1. SHOWCASE YOUR BRAND OR THEME

The objective that says, “Here is what I want” is dead and replaced with a simple headline like SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER. This must be followed by a well-written description of what you do best (brand), which is designed to differentiate you from the many other candidates.

 

2. TIGHT WRITING

Today’s resumes must be tightly written and very succinct. Fluff statements are out and overused phrases like visionary and dynamic are no longer the norm. Your sentences should be to the point and factual.

 

3. USE THE HARVARD FORMAT

You should also use what’s called the Harvard format. In this format, your roles and responsibilities are in paragraph form and your achievements are in bulleted form. This makes it easy for an employer to quickly identify them.

 

4. SUPPORT YOUR THEME WITH STRONG ACCOMPLISHMENT STATEMENTS

You’ve established a theme and now you have to prove it by showcasing your accomplishments. Make sure your accomplishments are directly relevant to the position you’re seeking and supports your theme or brand. So, highlighting the fact that you created a database that streamlined the process of ordering office supplies is not something that should go on your resume if you are looking for a sales role.

 

5. INCLUDE LINKEDIN

Recent studies indicate that more than 85% of employers and virtually all recruiters will look for you on LinkedIn before calling you. So, make sure you have your LinkedIn ID on your resume and your profile is supportive of your overall theme.

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