Today, I want to share with you exactly how I turned my clients’ initial, terrible resume into an interview magnet. I’ve been on both sides of the hiring table — as a candidate and as a hiring manager.
And here’s something most hiring managers won’t tell you:
You get 10 seconds.
All your work…all your skills…all your talents and personality…all your years of effort…they all earn you 10 seconds of a hiring manager’s time when they look at your resume.
For most of us, our cover letter and resume are the first and only things about us a hiring manager sees. You might be amazing, but these two pieces of paper represent EVERYTHING a company knows about you.
If they’re not amazing, too…forget about it.
Like it or not, that’s a LOT of pressure riding on a single piece of paper.
Take 5 seconds to think your dream job…the company you’d give anything to work at.
Now Imagine the CEO agreed to look at your resume.
There’s just one catch: You only get 10 seconds of his time.
Now, be completely honest with yourself: Would your resume stand out? Would it be memorable? Would your resume get you the job of your dreams?
Hi, my name is Russel Yee. I have several years of experience in the HR industry as a Headhunter at Apex Recruiters before I started ResumeWriter.
I have spent a 1000+ hours looking at job seekers’ resumes as a result, I have learnt what works and what doesn’t down to the finest nitty gritty details of the resume.
We all know the feeling of sending our resumes to a company… excited to tell them why we’re perfect for the job…then waiting, and waiting-and never hearing back. Then doing it over, and over, and over.
Wondering if they even got the resume. Waking up early and clicking “refresh” in our inbox…then sighing.
Ugh. I have seen this happened to jobseekers more times than I can count.
Early on, I wasn’t very good at crafting resumes but as I saw more and more of them while at Apex, I learnt what to do and what not to do. This plus a ton of reading and consulting more senior Headhunters has resulted in a treasure trove of knowledge on crafting the perfect resume and cover letter.
ResumeWriter wasn’t immediately successful despite my knowledge. It took time to learn how to appropriately adapt what I learnt from when I was a Headhunter and apply it clients’ resumes. Eventually, I stopped getting complaints and started receiving testimonials about how clients had landed top jobs at firms such as Goldman Sachs and Mckinsey.
A world-class resume can open up a lot of doors.