You may often wonder why you seldom see job ads for chief executive officers. The simple reason is that CEO’s do not need to apply; they are not job seekers as such, they are approached. They probably have not updated their resumes for years as they are in the fortunate position of not requiring them. Why? Because their performance is high profile and their achievements are evidential. They are their own resume.
They are easily assessed on past achievements being a powerful predictor of future performance. However, the rest of us job seekers are not in the position to be so fortunate. It is not that our achievements and skills are any less strong, but we have to prove it, and there are more of us a little further down the career ladder.
Resumes are part of a process you have to go through. It includes cover letters, the interview process, waiting whilst references, qualifications and employment details are checked. All of these procedures are designed for one reason – to give your potential employer an accurate guide to the job seekers’ ability to perform the role advertised.
Here at Select Resumes, we always say that our job is not to write your resume or key selection criteria or cover letter. Our job is to ensure that you land an interview. The resume is a means to an end – and we always keep an eye on the outcome. By doing so, we have become one of the most valued and recognised resume writing companies in the business.
Our success is in part due to our ability to take note of the continual change in trends in HR requirements and what they tend to focus on in resumes. Naturally, the fundamentals remain the same, but we have found that by constantly analysing feedback and the fact that our team contains seasoned HR professionals, we are able to stay ahead of the curve in changing trends.
Things you may find an interesting read in our other blogs bear this out. For example, Applicant Tracking System (ATS) technology; highlighting the job seekers’ soft skills; resume length; what to put in (and what to leave out!), all of these things are pertinent and need to be reflected in resumes.
These and more are the processes that you have to bear in mind in order to get to that interview. We will make the method as easy for you as just picking up the phone. Once you engage us, a whole team swings into action on your behalf dedicated to that one goal. Our sales agents will discuss with you your needs, and then they assign you a seasoned writer experienced in your profession. That writer will make contact with you to arrange a telephone consultation on a day and time convenient to you. During that conversation, they will coax a wealth of information from you that you maybe had not considered relevant. This extends to details about your key achievements that you most probably had filed away as ‘just doing your job’ but were, in fact, demonstrating talent and are crucial indicators of your ability to be a major asset to a future employer.
From there, the writer gets to work crafting a professionally written, powerful and compelling document. Our editors go through it with a fine-tooth comb, and from there it goes to the design department to be rounded off in one many exclusive design templates we’ve developed that will reflect your personality and get you noticed over the next candidate.
And that is what it is about. That’s why the CEO does not really need a resume at all, their key achievements are probably well-known industry-wide, their working style is their design template, and their qualifications have spoken for themselves for years.
Your resume, with our help, gives you the same leverage and the same odds to succeed. Call us today for a free, no obligation chat on how your resume can get positive results.