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Before & After Samples - Executive Resumes
Macy was a senior retail exec for a company in the process of becoming exclusively franchise-owned when she found us. As she would be one of the last corporate employees on payroll, many of her coworkers had already been hired away by Pandora.net, a global jewelry firm. When she learned of a senior position with them that matched her skillset her primary goal was to quickly gain Pandora's attention. We created a more traditional format of her resume so she could apply to a number of other firms, but to ensure she secured Pandora's interest we created this designer version as well to mirror their HR landing page so the recruiters would recognize it appreciate her alignment with their brand.
Lisa's background began with many years in the military, and ended with rapidly progressive senior roles in her family's business. We needed to do some military-to-civilian translations, and then identify as many senior level achievements as possible so that no one could question her expertise in the roles she'd held. She'd worked extremely hard to earn each title and wanted it understood that none were from family obligation or nepotism. She was pleased with the result and reported her confidence soared!
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Before & After Samples - Midcareer
When Chris first contacted us he was just finishing up a graduate degree at Harvard so he could become a public school principal or assistant principal. Since his employment background was limited to teaching, volunteer work, and internships, we needed to flush out his leadership experiences and really spotlight them so we could showcase his readiness to take on a senior administrator role. He also purchased a coaching package so we could help him feel prepared for interviews, smooth out his responses about his leadership readiness, and help him negotiate a higher salary. Within three days of receiving his final draft he secured two out-of-state interview invitations and expects to accept one in DC!
David was a unique case. As a 25-year veteran nurse he had the option of getting a "Professional" resume or the "Executive" one, depending on his career goals. He opted for the Executive version because as he said, he wanted to be "unforgettable" to recruiters. While a more formal resume wouldn't be appropriate for RN roles unless it were for someone seeking an administrator role, we did find a way to position him as a nursing Subject Matter Expert (SME). He was extremely pleased with the result, but even more so by the response and attention it got him. He called back to say we had "changed his life". It seems that the doctors reveiwing resumes for the position he applied for pulled his out of the stack and contacted him to say they are creating a position for him at another facility where he will head up an entire division!
Before & After - New Graduates / Entry-Level
Bill had zero work experience when he came looking for a resume, but had done a bad job of cobbling together a resume on his own. What he lacked in polish though he made up for in intelligence. Robotics is not an area that any resume service is specialized in, so we dug in and did our research. Instead of the usual 6-8 hours we spend designing, writing, and researching for each resume, we spent almost 20 hours ensuring we understood every word and concept associated with his projects so we could create the proper context and phrasing. Bill was stunned. He didn't realize how many details he'd forgotten to include, and was impressed that we could write about them!
Syed was a fun client. He'd recently graduated college and wanted to pursue a career as a business analyst, but was working in as a cashier in a convenience store and didn't know how to break out. We encouraged him to avoid listing his current job and instead focus on the volunteer analyst duties he was providing to a local religious org. Since there was little work history to write about we filled the page more creatively and made it seem more "cutting-edge". We also managed to include all the relevant keywords he needed by describing them as "interests". Additionally, we did some coaching with him to help him understand how to speak about his background, give him job search tips, and help him create a vision for his future. He said he's never felt more deserving than he does now.