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Calculus Of Writing Your Own Resume

Can you and should you write your own resume?

Can you write an effective executive resume on your own or should you hire a certified executive resume writer? Only you know the answer that's right for you, but learning what is involved in crafting an effective resume will help you make a better decision. 

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So, how can you equip yourself with an effective executive resume?

We can help you in several ways.


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You Write, We Help

Less than 5% of executive job seekers are truly qualified to create an effective resume on their own. If you are one of them and highly confident in your marketing, branding, and writing abilities, you take the lead. We can help you in 3 ways: Do It Yourself, Help Me Get Started, Help Me Do It.
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Hire our team of certified professional executive resume writers. We will develop your unique executive brand, create compelling LinkedIn profiles to drive networking and ignite inquiries, and design resumes to grab employers' attention and generate responses.
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Get the edge with our proprietary ATOPS career tools. We will jointly target your search, develop your premium brand and create high-impact LinkedIn profile, cover letters, and multiple versions of your executive resume. We will run your marketing campaigns and coach you to win!
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So, we write resumes and LinkedIn profiles ...

... however,

we think of them a little differently.

To us, they are simply sales and marketing tools designed to generate positive responses, not creative works of art nor flashy experiments nor formating exercises designed to supposedly grab attention.

You know why?



Because executive recruiters and hiring managers don't care!

They don't care if your resume looks great or won a writing award. They care about what they want to see.

And what they want to see is an instant sign of your potential fit evidenced with a strong personal brand and track record of delivering quantified business impact.

The problem is that most resumes are filled with “responsible for” statements rather than “these are the measurable results that I have delivered.”  To be viewed as a serious contender in your next career move, your executive resume must be a business results-focused sales collateral that answers every employer’s most basic question: “Why should we consider hiring you?”

So, now you must be thinking - I can do that, problem solved!


Maybe, except...

... ever heard of ATS - Applicant Tracking Systems?

These software systems are used by most companies to receive and process all resumes submitted online or even conveyed via personal emails to HR departments. Like all software, this software isn't perfect.  An executive resume has a much higher chance of not being processed correctly and getting all garbled up and stuck in ATS.

When that happens, your resume will never see the light of day - a human will never set an eye on it!

So, now you are starting to wonder - could this be the reason your submissions and applications don't generate enough responses?

Perhaps. There could be any number of factors leading to your search failing to produce the results you want or have expected by now.


In fact, a subpar executive resume or LinkedIn profile is one of the many challenges you might be facing. Executive positions have become increasingly competitive. Recent advances in web and technology make it much easier to find opportunities and apply for them, but much harder to get noticed and generate responses. A quick look at the following stats shows the diversity of the challenges you as an executive might be facing these days:
  • An executive level role posting on LinkedIn typically generates 200-400 applications
  • Most-used adjective in LinkedIn profiles in 2013 was "Responsible"
  • 94% of recruiters use LinkedIn to vet candidates
  • It takes 12 months on average to land an executive-level role
  • Less than 5% of candidates are capable of writing a high-impact resume
  • 43% executives believe their age will negatively affect their next job search
  • Less than 1/3 of jobs are filled via open positions - most are hidden or filled by networking
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So, if you are just starting a job search, your real challenge is to make sure you are ready, willing, and able to pick search strategies that fit your situation best, understand how to brand and position yourself in an authentic, unique way, and create a resume and other collateral that SELLS you. 
Or, if you have already been searching for a while and have not seen the responses you have expected by now, your challenge is to quickly troubleshoot the situation, pivot your strategy, and improve your resume and other materials to SELL you!

We can help in these and other special situations.

Our Proven Solutions Are Tailored To Your Needs

We address a wide range of challenges - from classic searches to very special circumstances.

We make it easy to work with us - just look at how our executive resume writing and other services may fit your needs:
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Our relationship with a new client always starts from the position of extending our trust to them and giving them an opportunity to respond in kind.  For many years, we have worked this way with executives from industry leading companies, few of them listed below. Our business systems and processes are designed from the ground up for maximum privacy. We invite you to experience this by scheduling a confidential phone consultation here.




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