Is There Such a Thing as a One-Hour Resume?

From the beginning of time, it seems that human beings sought out easy answers and leaders to make decisions for them ... someone or something to make sense of things. Unfortunately, few worthwhile endeavours come with step-by-step instructions that are universally 100% failproof for everyone, everywhere, all the time!

Even in resume writing and job searches there is no "one size fits all." Sorry! But I'm not telling you anything new; you know that deep down ... It's just that it's so much easier if a resume writer can guarantee you "40 interviews in 40 days." As the saying goes, "If it sounds too good to be true, it is."

So what does work? Here's what I know is effective: A highly individualized, customized and authentic resume (and cover letter of course) that resonates with your personality and attributes, and that clearly explains how you put your skills and knowledge to work to improve your employer's revenues.

A cookie-cutter resume, with little thought and no strategy, one that disappears in the stack of similarly formatted and written resumes, won't often lead to an invitation to an interview. 

Can a highly individualized resume be ready in an hour? Not likely. It takes questioning, thoughtful analysis,  and expert strategy. Where can you find such a resume?! Well right here of course. I invite you to peruse the Before and After samples on my website, under the Resumes tab. If your eye admires what you see, and you find yourself reading the samples with interest, I would be very pleased to work with you in creating your unique, strategized resume and cover letter, professional biography and key project profile, to launch your job search or career transition.