1. Must my resume be “one” page?
For years, the myth that resumes must be one page has cost many job seekers interviews. Moreover, for most candidates a one-page resume is insufficient to represent that which employers seek to know when deciding, of the many resumes they receive, whom to interview. Although, no one really knows who came up with the “one and two page resume rule,” two pages has become the industry standard.
There are circumstances when more than two pages are necessary. In such cases, the third or more pages may be included as addendum.
2. How important is it to have a well-written and formatted resume?
land an interview. Nevertheless, things have changed as the population grew and companies evolved into global entities in search of new markets and resources. As they grew so did their demand for highly qualified employees. So much so, that they instituted departments whose mission was and is to seek-out and screen potential new hires. In addition, these new Human Resource departments managed all aspect of the workforce (I.e., benefits, wages, environment, harassment, etc.).
As the present economic anomaly ensued, many who at one time were secure in their jobs, found themselves unemployed in an increasingly competitive jobs market. Estimates suggest there are only enough jobs to accommodate 1/5th of the number of unemployed or five candidates for every vacancy. As a result, employers are receiving insurmountable numbers of resumes. As such, they developed procedures designed to lessen the height of the stack. Unfair though it seems, this is the reality. It is why resumes must be perfect; free of grammar mistakes and misspellings; formatting must be impeccable and most important; resume content must be extremely relevant.
3. Do you think it is important to meet in-person?
Resume writers must create documents that accurately represent their customers. The best method of achieving that objective results from face-to-face interactions. Looking in each others eye and getting a sense of one’s sincerity and professionalism. Probing their inner core with intriguing questions, careful to notice evidence of passion or otherwise. Conversely, potential customers may advantage the consult to develop a sense of confidence in The Resume Store and its ability to attend and solve their cover letter and resume needs.
4. What format is best for resumes?
5. What are the latest employer requirements for resumes?
In some cases, employers may request resumes in a scan format. Many employers utilize Optical Character Recognition Systems (OCR) to search for keywords. When the OCR recognizes a pre-determined number of pre-programmed keywords are identified, respective resumes are set aside to be examined thoroughly.
6. How much information should I include in my resume?
7. Do you know my industry?
8. May I see samples of resumes written by your company?
9. Is The Resume Store skilled at working with people like me?
10. How long has The Resume Store been in business?
11. How much should I pay to have a professional write my resume?
12. Is there an industry standard for resume pricing?
13. Should I check with the Better Business Bureau?
14. Are cover letters important?
15. What should be in my cover letter?
16. When is the best time to have or prepare a resume and cover letter?
17. May I use my cover letter and resume for other career objectives?
18. On what kind of paper should I print my cover letter and resume?
19. Does The Resume Store coach for interviews?
Yes; however, by purchasing Arnie’s book, The Get-A-Job Manual – see the HOME PAGE to order – you can absorb a great deal of useful information on the subject of interviewing and other important considerations.