With over 25 years' experience in Human Resources / Organizational Development, I've reviewed tens of thousands of
resumes. Sitting on the side of the recruiter, I can tell you what works and what doesn't. As an executive, business
owner and past board member, I can tell you what managers look for in a resume from that side of the desk as well. We'll
work together to create a compelling resume that is a showcase for your strengths. We'll develop a powerful cover letter
that speaks directly to your next employer. To add a second or subsequent resume to any purchased package is $125.00
per added resume.
A cover letter has only one purpose - to entice the employer
to read your resume.
As an introductory communication, the cover
letter is written as though you are speaking directly to the other person. It is intentionally less formal in tone to convey
genuine excitement for the opportunity. Informal doesn't mean unprofessional. It still needs to be well organized,
error free and presented with the same look and feel of your resume.
The cover letter needs to ignite just enough interest for the reader to want to learn more about you. In my
experience, this is where things usually go terribly awry. We imagine that our problem is their problem. It's
not! Your problem is that you are unemployed. Their problem is an unfilled job. If I tell them how great
I am, surely they'll be interested, right? Wrong! The employer cares about ONLY one thing - solving THEIR problem.
If you accept that the unfilled job IS the problem, it is easier to understand that the only way to create interest is to
clearly position yourself as the solution.
Your cover letter
needs to be tailored to every opportunity. So instead of giving you one cover letter, I'll offer you a template that
you can customize to the situation. You'll learn how to quickly research a company to get a sense of their situation
and how to identify their needs from the information provided in the job posting. From there, I'll teach you how to
connect the dots between their requirements and your talents, traits and experience so you will be able to write a compelling
cover letter in the future.
Search Strategy Design
Your search, like any business venture, needs to be built upon a solid strategy. Even more
important than what you are going to do, strategy helps inform what you are NOT going to do. Laser focused, with a clear
objective in mind, we'll devise a practical, actionable plan to get you there. You'll learn about different search sources
and where you should invest your time for maximum return on investment.