Over 2 decades as an executive recruiter, recruitment consultant, and resume writer to client in the Calgary marketplace, I’ve specialized in coaching top professionals in uncovering their true value proposition, how to create a laser-focused applications for a specific roles, and how to address the needs of the target organization.
As a recruiter, I’ve assessed thousands of applications. The number one reason for instant failure is failing to actually address the needs of the role and show the hiring team why they should bother meeting you.
When I was recruiting, I knew the profile of individual I was looking for. I was intimately familiar with the job description for the role, and when looking at a resume, I could tell inside 10 seconds if you were someone who could extend my interest or have your document shredded at that point in time.
10 seconds. If you don’t show me inside 10 seconds that you have the profile, technical skills, or related impressive track record of success, then you’re out.
Sounds brutal, doesn’t it? It’s just the way it works in that game.
The vast majority of people don’t know how to target their resumes to a particular role.
They don’t know how to position content in their document for maximum impact.
They don’t know how to actually identify, uncover, and write hard-hitting, high-impact branded profiles, accomplishments, and employer entry bullet points that convey the KEY MESSAGES the target employer wants to see.
These are some of the issues you'll need to consider if you want to avoid the #1 reason for job application failure. If you're looking for resume writing services in Calgary and need the assistance of an experienced professional resume writer to help your bring a laser-sharp focus to your next application, get in touch.
Ken Docherty is a multi-certified, multiple award-winning resume writer. Ken is an experienced executive recruiter and has led recruitment consulting and executive search campaigns for leading employers on two continents. Ken has written resumes for thousands of people in Calgary and throughout Western Canada to help them realize their career ambitions.