The difference a well-written resume can make!
This article features two clients of Call to Career who landed new positions after having their resumes professionally written.
Darrin Bailey is a successful salesperson in the medical devices field. He lost his job as a sales manager and thought that he would have no trouble landing a new position. His job search stalled however. He contacted Call to Career to have his resume professionally written. He had had no calls for interviews with the resume he wrote himself, but with the new version he landed five interviews out of six positions that he applied for, and he landed a new job in just two weeks.
Darrin’s story is a perfect illustration of the difference a well-written resume can make. It can mean the difference between employment and unemployment.
In Darrin’s case, it was a situation where he had great experience and impressive accomplishments, but he wasn’t presenting himself well on paper. Once employers could clearly see what he had to offer as a candidate, he was able to zoom to the top of the list of people to call for an interview.
“Cheryl wrote my resume, and after weeks of sending out my old resume and getting no phone calls, as soon as I got the first draft I sent it to a few job listings and was 5 for 6 in return phone calls- yes 5 for 6!!!..after no responses in the first 2 weeks; Cheryl’s work made that much of a difference!! I know anyone looking to move on from where they are working and needs that GREAT resume should contact Cheryl immediately.”
Darrin Bailey, Territory Manager at SCIL Animal Health Care Products
Karena Smith’s story is very unusual in that she made a career change from the mortgage banking industry to the equestrian industry in just three months. She worked with a career coach and resume writer at Call to Career to help her make the transition into a field that she had passion for. The coach strategized with her on how to systematically network with people in the field and become more attractive to employers in the new industry. She also worked with her coach on her interviewing skills.
The resume writer highlighted Karena’s experience in the equestrian industry on the first page of her resume and de-emphasized her experience in the mortgage banking industry by putting it on the second page.
By leveraging her experience in sales and applying it to the equestrian industry, Karena landed a new position selling nutritional supplements for horses.
“I highly recommend Cheryl. Not only did she help build my confidence with making a complete career transition, she revamped my resume, gave me an eye catching cover letter, and gave me lots of pointers (I am still reviewing all the notes I’ve taken). She has been instrumental with my continued success. You can’t go wrong with Cheryl!”
Karena Smith, Territory Sales Representative at Royal Champion
Do you want a success story like Darrin’s and Karena’s? Contact Call to Career at 877-743-9521 for help with meeting your career goals. Click here to purchase the resume writing service.