One way or another, your resume has one job it has to do well – grab attention. It will be one amongst many, possibly hundreds unless you are applying to a company on spec. This is why resumes are not just list of jobs and duties.
Here at Select Resumes, we have seen virtually every type of design. We recently came across this idea which we thought was brilliant. It is quirky, it demonstrates the owner’s skills, their ability to think outside the box (literally), and how to grab attention in the most congruent way for their industry.
The maker of this gem, Andy Morris, correctly states that “The entire package and minifigure display the care, detail, and design philosophies that I hold dear; all while conveying my commitment to fun and innovation. This combines to create an interesting CV that sets me apart from my contemporaries while still conveying the necessary information, and proving that everything can be fun if you take the right approach.” Essentially, he is combining style, form and content in one industry-specific package.
This is the purpose of your resume. We are not suggesting you need to go to the extraordinary lengths Mr Morris did (nor would it be congruent to do so for most industry types), but at Select Resumes, we believe that your resume should reflect your values and your personality, as well as your achievements and work history.
This is why we are dedicated to producing resumes that stand out from the crowd, that are creatively professional and written with clarity, vision and the overarching goal of being compelling and persuasive. In short, Select Resumes helps you make an incredible impression.
We advocate a strongly written one-page covering letter that quickly sets the tone for the resume. The cover letter acts as a virtual handshake – a brief but powerful introduction of you, your qualifications, work history and your ambitions for the future, and how that all ties in with your prospective employers’ own company ethos and vision.
It is a big ask to pack that all into a single page. It requires that we are able to summarise your own profile into a few punchy sentences that showcase your career development and that you have done your research on the company you are targeting so that the reader sees that your story is in alignment with theirs.
Then on to the resume itself. We have spent considerable time and effort in designing a wide range of industry-specific and generalised resume templates. These are no mere dressing for the text, but are an integral part of the whole, creatively contextualising the essence of the context into an eye-catching visual that will immeasurably help you stand out from the crowd.
Your writer will be one of a large team all of whom have years of experience writing in your industry. Our writers are expert in creating powerful narratives that showcase your skills, your experience and you’re your individuality and how you will be an asset to a future employer.
All our resumes are entirely original, bespoke resume creations that showcase the particular qualities of our clients and our record of success – helping you to reach interview stage – is one of the best in the business.