The Importance of a Great Resume

It is a fact of life that any advertised job will receive a massive amount of applications. Statistically speaking an employer will only spend a very short time on each resume. This initial point of contact is the crucial instance to make an impression. There are no second chances – this is the moment.  In fact, according to Workopolis, you may only have a 2% shot at nailing your interview, so you need to make it count.

A great resume is more than a list of achievements and qualifications. It has to reflect your qualities in a way that says you are an invaluable asset to the employer and be more than just a record of your accomplishments.

Select Resumes is a professional resume writing company that uses a holistic approach to encompass you, your goals, the employer you are targeting and your industry trends as a whole.  By understanding the entirety of your field of expertise we are then able to create a resume that will summarise your skills and your experience in a way that will leap off the page and get you noticed.

Most resumes follow a predictable formula of being either a chronological list of jobs in a reverse timeline format, or a functional resume which will focus on your skills and career or educational milestones. Each has their place and suitability based on your circumstances.  

But with everyone following this formula in an unimaginative style, you have the chance to present a great resume that will put you head and shoulders over the competition.

The Select Resumes team will work in close consultation with you to choose an appropriate template from our in-house graphic design team, compose the resume, create the key selection criteria document and package it with a professionally written covering letter.

Furthermore, when you land that interview, we’re there to offer interview coaching as well.

It’s a crowded job market, don’t leave anything to chance – contact Select Resumes today for a free, no-obligation quotation.