Resumes

Resumes 

Whether you have a resume you've already created or are starting one from scratch, Miranda can take your information, skills, and experience to help you shine during the application process. With several resume templates to choose from, you will walk away with a resume that is clean, professional, and personalized. Miranda will also work with you to provide any revisions necessary until the document is complete.

Why is a Resume So Important?
 
Have you ever asked yourself why resume writing is so important? Well, for starters, it is what employers look at to determine if you’re the right person for the job.  The resume is a reflection of yourself.  That is why it is imperative that your resume nails that first impression. You want to stand out to the employer and get to the interview stage of the process.

Important Things to Remember When Putting Together and Submitting a Resume
 
  • The resume gets to the employer before you do: As mentioned before, the resume is the first thing that the employer will see of you, at all.  The writing has to make a good first impression and leave a lasting mark on the employer so that you are contacted for that coveted interview.  Ultimately, the resume writing should sell you, as well as represent you.
  • It needs to be good, but not overblown: Miranda has had a lot of resume clients in her time as a freelance writer, well over 200.  One of the biggest mistakes she has seen the most often is a client trying to fit all of their work history into a resume that should only be 2 pages long.  Employers don’t have the time to scan through all of that and your resume will be thrown out.  Resume writing should be simple and there are ways to get your work history in without the dreaded information overload.
  • There is a universally known 2-page limit: Unless an employer specifically asks for a longer resume, a resume should never go over 2 pages.  Employers don’t have time to go through every word of every page; they will take a few moments to scan your resume for keywords and phrases.  If they can’t get that out of a quick look, the resume gets thrown out.
 
There are so many other reasons why resumes are still vital to the workforce.  These are just a few issues that Miranda sees a lot when looking at resumes and she felt that they should have a spotlight shined on them.  For help with your resume, feel free to contact Miranda.