To be considered for almost any position, you will need to write a letter of application or, as it’s more formally known, a cover letter. It will introduce you, explain your purpose for writing, highlight a few of your most relevant experiences or skills, tells the reader why you’d be a great fit for their company and requests an opportunity to meet personally with the potential employer.
Precisely because this letter is your introduction to an employer and because first impressions count, great care must be taken to write an impressive and effective letter. The cover letter will not only tell of your greatest accomplishments but will also reveal how effectively you communicate.
Since your cover letter will likely be only one of two documents sent the potential employer, it is extremely important in helping assure you get an interview. A powerful cover letter will complement your resume by expanding on your background items that are relevant to the job and, in essence, makes a sales pitch for why you are the best applicant. Although this requires extra effort, it will be extremely helpful in making sure you stand above the competition.
Are employers excited about you as a candidate when reading your resume? Could you honestly say your current resume positions you well for the opportunities you seek? We will ensure you are promoting your value. Your competencies and accomplishments will be shown properly to get you in for a job interview.
Prospective employers may receive hundreds of resumes for any one job, and their time is limited. For this reason, you want to make sure that your resume will make you stand out among your competition.
The word “resume” comes from the French for “to summarize,” which is the purpose of a resume: to summarize your skills, accomplishments, education and experience for your potential employer in a way that positions you as the best candidate for your dream job. We will use your most recent resume (if you have one) as a reference point, not a starting point, set up a one-on-one consultation and will conduct a comprehensive 30 to 60 minute meeting with you to gather even more specific information regarding your career history.
What’s the difference between a resume and a CV? Resumes and CVs are different ways of detailing and explaining your accomplishments, core competencies and experience. A resume is a shorter document, typically one or two pages, and a CV can be much longer. CVs will provide more detail and specific project information. Hiring managers typically only want to see a resume and, if they want a CV, they will explicitly state that in the job posting.
LinkedIn is the place where employers search for and find potential employees. Whether you’re job hunting, gathering leads, or networking in your industry, having a professional, eye-catching LinkedIn profile is an excellent idea to make sure that you can be found by the right people at the right time.
In addition to your resume, we will also create a strong profile for this incredible marketing tool, leveraging your experience for a quality professional image. Your detailed profile will include use of strong keywords and present you in the most professional way possible, ensuring anyone searching for someone like you with your skills and accomplishments will easily find you.