There is a huge amount of consideration when it comes to creating a resume that fulfils its prime objective – to land you an interview. Content is king absolutely, but it is how you showcase that content that will win the day.
When it comes to the written word, it is all about pulling your reader in – fully research the position and the company ethos and reflect it back through the prism of your own experiences and philosophy. Use keywords – more and more companies are using scanners to quickly see certain industry-specific and/or positive words and phrases that align with their needs. Use business acronyms to establish your familiarity with your chosen field.
All of these are essential ingredients to make your resume shine. But one element we at Select Resumes see sidelined a great deal is the resume design template that encapsulates the document. So many times our writers ask clients for their design preference from our database, and they quite often tell us “Oh, you choose it, whatever.” We certainly can do that, but we cannot underestimate just what a difference a good design can make to your chances of making it to the interview.
Whatever your profession or field, we have a design to suit. We have industry-specific designs, or more generic creations if you do not want to be pigeon-holed or to seem too ‘on-the-nose’ with the graphics. We have varied colour palettes that evoke a particular sense of who you are and all these subtleties of design play a part in the selection process. But the simple overarching fact is, that recruiters will stop when they see you your resume, and that is so important. By now it is fairly well known that recruiters can get upward of 500 or more responses for a job. Therefore, the selection process has to be, by definition, fast. This means that HR professionals – the good ones – can make a value decision on your resume in 15 seconds, and that is if they stop to peruse it all based on certain criteria. Our designs virtually guarantee you will get that 15 seconds – and our writers will have done the rest of the job to ensure your entire document will be considered.
It is really that simple, our writers will put together a persuasive and compelling account of your experience, qualifications, achievements and ambitions and our designs will get you noticed. The combination has proved to be amazingly successful, and we have had many satisfied clients who have written to thank us for getting them to interview and to the position they targeted.
The whole process is remarkably simple. After you have contacted us, we will allocate you a writer experienced in producing resumes in your field. They will set up a telephone consultation with you at a time convenient to you. If your needs are urgent, we have a priority service to help. Moreover, as we are open seven days a week, 365 days a year and can conduct your consultation from morning to night (even on weekends), you will have no issues about getting a fast turnaround if that is what is needed. From there, your documents (cover letter, resume and if required, key selection criteria) go to our meticulous editing department, and from there, our designers apply your choice of design template. Before you know it, you have your documents as Word and PDF documents, ready to submit.