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How a resume consultant can help advance your career
January 5, 2022 at 7:00 AM
How a resume consultant can help advance your career

Looking for a job is hard. It takes a considerable amount of time and effort to ensure that your resume is put together for each position you apply for while researching every company you submit it to. It’s not uncommon to apply for dozens upon dozens of jobs before you hear back from a company for an interview, then eventually get hired. You can improve your chances of getting noticed by an employer by hiring a resume consultant to review your resume and provide constructive feedback. At Nineteen88 Strategies, we believe this is the best way for many people to advance their careers, so we have a short list of some ways that a consultant can help you.

Sees your qualifications and the job

It’s not unusual for job seekers to have a single resume that they submit with every job they apply for. It makes sense because it’s much faster and easier to submit a single, generic resume to every position in a shotgun effort than it is to be laser-focused with each application. A resume consultant will help you identify your unique qualifications for each job you want to apply for, then assist you with highlighting them for the hiring manager.

Experienced working with employers

Not every company has the same process for hiring new employees, so it can be a real challenge as an applicant to figure what exactly each company wants from you. A resume consultant often has experience working with various companies, which makes them qualified to provide you with information regarding the process of narrowing down applicants, setting up interviews, and, ultimately, making the final decision to hire someone. You’ll be better prepared for every step of the process, starting with writing a resume that speaks to a prospective employer.

Has a different view of the hiring process

Job seekers often see only one side of the hiring process, and sitting on the outside looking in can be a significant challenge. By hiring a resume consultant, you have someone on your side who knows exactly how things work on the other side of the glass. Gaining perspective from someone with this kind of experience can be an excellent source of knowledge and insight to help set you apart from other candidates.

Provides insight to resume organization

Your resume’s organization can be a deciding factor in whether or not you move to the interview stage with a company. Many companies will take hundreds of resumes for a single position. The hiring manager doesn’t want to take more time than is necessary to read through each to find 15 people for interviews. Understanding the top-to-bottom organization of a resume is essential to creating an attention-grabbing resume.

Can help make you look more appealing

It’s important to remember that a resume consultant isn’t going to make you more qualified for any position for which you’re applying. You’re as qualified as you’re going to be at the time of application, and there’s no changing that. However, how you present your qualifications matters. Your resume consultant can help you highlight your skills and experience in a way that stands out to an employer. For example, you might have skills that are perfect for a variety of jobs, but only a handful of them fit the description of the job at hand. Your consultant can help you identify the appropriate skills for the job without taking away from what you have to offer.

Schedule a consultation

You put together a resume that will help you advance your career and land your dream job with help from a resume consultant. Get in touch with us at Nineteen88 Strategies, and we’ll work with you to write an ideal resume for the jobs for which you’re applying. Give us a call today at 703-712-9987, or send a message using our online contact form to schedule your consultation.