Resume writing isn’t just about words. It’s also about format, visual presentation, and marketing.
There’s no question that a professional looking resume will gain the attention of a hiring manager or recruiter. If your resume is full of typos, grammatical errors, inconsistent formats, out-dated categories, and past-tense verbs, it will be shuffled to the trash bucket.
Here at Upper Crust Resumes, we’ll create a resume that is attractive to a weary-eyed hiring manager who may be reading hundreds of resumes, and one that will pass the Applicant Tracking System (ATS). It’s estimated that more than 70% of American companies now use an ATS system in the hiring process. Gone are the days when only humans read resumes. Resume writers now have to create a document that will gain the attention of a human being as well as pass the ATS system. The challenge is that ATS systems are not standard.
Let’s take a look at what a professional resume will do for you:
- Simple Formats are Best: The format of your new professional resume will be consistent throughout the document and utilize an acceptable font that is easy to read and will also pass the ATS system. Some fonts are too fancy for ATS systems and will jumble up the document which then gets rejected. We don’t want that to happen to you so we keep it simple and attractive. Most hiring managers spend an average of 8-15 seconds glancing at a resume, so we put your key information such as your skills, abilities, and accomplishments right upfront.
- The Visual Presentation will be Acceptable: Your resume is a reflection of you, so it’s important that this document is appealing to a hiring manager or recruiter. We will not create a busy looking document with images, graphs, and sidebars which can hurt the eyes or jumble-up the ATS system. Instead, we’ll create plenty of content highlighting your capabilities and include white space to add visual appeal.
- A Resume is how you Market Yourself: Resumes are a form of self-marketing and branding. It tells a story about you, your accomplishments at each position you’ve held, the skills you’ve acquired along the way, and the value you add to an organization. We put your skills and accomplishments upfront on your resume so they can’t be missed as this is key information to any hiring manager or recruiter.
Are you ready to get started? We’ll gladly work with you in creating a resume that defines your abilities to get you noticed. We want you to get that next big opportunity. If you have any questions, just fill out the contact form on our website and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.