One of the things I was most surprised by when I got into the jobs business over a decade ago was the prevalence and practice of age discrimination in hiring right here in the USA. Oh, sure... we're not like some overseas markets where job ads explicitly demand youth, or a particular gender, or beauty(!), in the applicant, but there it is...
Good Monday morning,
Not feeling confident about your resume leads to a lot of wasted days like these:
Writing your resume. Saving it. Worrying about it later at the ballpark. Going home, re-writing it.
Getting nervous about your resume while you're picking your daughter up at summer soccer camp. Going home, re-re-writing it.
Feeling confident about the way you described that internal promotion a decade ago. Sharing your confidence with your friends. Discovering that none of them agree. Going home and re-re-re-writing it.
Printing it on kinda fancy paper. Taking it to an interview. Discovering with horror that you've written "form" when you meant "from" (spell-check doesn't catch goofs like that). Going home and re-re-re-re-writing your resume.
Feeling like perhaps you ought to explain a bit more about your college activities because maybe your time as Club Vice President really is a bit more indicative of your leadership capabilities. Re-re-re-re-re-writing your resume. Discovering, three hours later, that everything you've written isn't as good as the original. De-re-re-re-re-re-writing your resume.
And on and on and on and on…
Re-re-re-re-re-re-writing your resume is a waste of time that can go on forever.
Whenever you're tackling a "do-it-yourself" project that you've never done before, frustrations, false starts and fake progress can get in your way. When there's a lack of confidence about what the end result should look like, or your ability to achieve that end result, hours and days can disappear into the abyss.
That's why my colleagues invented the "visual resume critique" — our way of helping you through the resume-writing process — which looks like this:
As you can see above, when you get your resume reviewed and critiqued at TheLadders, one of our resume experts will walk through your resume, and attach little orange numbers to the specific areas on your resume that need improvement. And we'll give you our thoughts on what you need to do to improve those areas.
So if you'd like for us to handle the re-writing for you, we'll re-write your resume for our lowest price ever… $395 for a professional resume re-write. You can get started by clicking here to get your resume critiqued by our experts at no cost.
Or, if you're more of a "do-it-yourself" type, we've written a book with Wendy Enelow, America's leading resume expert, author of 30+ books on resumes, and founder of the Resume Writing Academy, that walks you through what you need to know to craft a perfect resume on your own. The book is titled "Guide to Crafting the Professional's Resume" and is available from us, for free, by clicking here to download the 302-page PDF.
Either way, we'd like to see you with a resume that makes you proud and productive on the job hunt this summer.
So that, hopefully, you'll never have to re-re-re-re-re-re-re-write your resume again!
I'm rooting for you,
Marc Cenedella, CEO & Founder