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Get Noticed with Quality Resumes by Ed Bagley

In an economy where employment situations seem often on a precipitous edge, achieving career development–or even stability–can sometimes feel like a pipe dream.

You send out countless resumes, maybe get a couple interviews, but no offers.

Is the competitiveness of the job market to blame? Possibly, but in order to get noticed you, you need to understand and use marketing techniques and probability.

And that’s where I come in.  At Quality Resumes by Ed Bagley, I do more for you than write quality, professional resumes. I prepare you for continued future success filled with career advancements, higher income, and the confidence to grow.

Why You Should Hire a Professional Resume Writer (And Not Write a Resume Yourself)

It doesn’t matter if you’re a Pulitzer Prize Winner – it’s almost impossible to write your own, effective resume. The reason is simple: Whether you choose to recognize it or not, you are emotionally involved in writing your own resume and cover letter, and, as such, the tendency is to underestimate or overestimate what you have to offer a potential employer. The problem–and the issue–is that 95% of potential candidates tend to underestimate what it is they have to offer the potential employer. Few of us are comfortable talking about ourselves and how good we are. The resume must sell you as the potential candidate for hire, and selling yourself against your own, reticent standards is like pricing a Lamborghini at the value of a beat-up Dodge truck.

An objective, professional resume writer is the best choice for securing a resume that will get you places. With more than 34 years of expert resume writing experience to offer, here are three very good reasons why I should be the writer to create your resume and cover letter project for you: 

1)  I have been a professional writer for more than 50 years, and know how to generate success.

If you were a professional athlete getting paid millions of dollars to play football, wouldn’t you want to play for the best team with the best coach?  Money only goes so far–even if you have a lot of it. Athletes strive and train to win championships for the fame and glory, not just for the money.

2)   I am a results-proven professional resume writer and marketer with a measurable track record of client success.

I have been penning peerless, quality resumes for 33+ years, and have helped more than 6,100 clients get jobs with my resume writing skills, talent and proven experience. I am sure that somewhere in this great land there is another resume writer and marketer who has claimed similar figures, but that doesn’t mean anything without palpable proof.

In my offices are the original hard copy files of all my 6,100+ clients to prove my client base. Talk spreads the word, but tangible results create a lasting impression.

3)  What I do for each client works again, and again and again. Results count, the rest is just talk.

My clients know this, and that’s why I get the same clients returning to me, again and again. One client has actually commissioned 39 separate writing and marketing projects during a 20-year period.

With my personable, detailed, and professional resume services, clients achieve new jobs with more salary, more benefits, and better prospects of moving up.

And you could too.

There is a reason I’ve had more than 6,100 clients and counting. And the reason is simple:

What I do, and what I advise my clients to do, works.  Period.  

For more information and questions on how I can help you achieve a better job and a brighter future, give me a call locally at 253-565-6484 or 800-965-6484 at a distance!

Online Hiring Threatens to Do Away With Traditional Hard Copy Resumes – Is It Really True? (Part 1 of a 4-Part Series)

Copyright © 2007 Ed Bagley

The presentation of this story in my Wednesday daily newspaper is dramatic.

A smaller headline in color above the main headline says “Digital Job Searches Gain Ground”.

The main headline says “Straight to the Waste Basket” and shows a picture up top of a resume folded like a paper airplane headed presumably for a wastebasket (if you are wondering, wastebasket is one word, not two).

Is it really true? Well, I guess that depends on who you are talking to and what advice you choose to believe.

The story—and I use the word story rather than article because I believe most of the story is make believe—makes some observations and assumptions that are without substance in fact.

“Instead of reading your resume,” says Daine Stafford of The Kansas City Star, “an employer might ask you to fill out an online form or take an online test that measures how well you fit the job, based on responses from successful workers.”

That is an observation and at least the first part of it is correct, that more and more employers are asking for an email version of a resume rather than the traditional hard copy (printed) version we have used in recent decades.

Stafford says “Google, for example, uses a screening program to measure applicants’ attitudes, behaviors, personality and biographical details. Answers are scrunched in a formula that creates a score, indicating how well the candidate is likely to fare on the job.”

Fair enough, Google probably does so if Stafford says so.

I have often wondered what a screening question like “Which would you rather be: 1) a monkey, 2) a bear, 3) a tiger, or 4) a kangaroo?” actually tells human resources about a person’s personality that they could not better find out by interviewing them.

If you get the impression that interviewers are personnel types who are lazy in the hiring process, you might be right. Anything to get them to the point where they have nothing to do but push paper around, and look important and arrogant in the process (like I have mine, screw you).

Stafford continues: “It’s all electronic,” said Michael Doyle, a 60-year-old job seeker from Prairie Village, Kan. (sic), who recently landed a job through personal contacts. In nine months, Doyle said, he’s spoken to exactly two interviewers as a result of online postings.”

My guess is that Doyle may have submitted an email version of his resume to dozens, if not hundreds, of online destinations.

I could have told Doyle that probably 60% of all hiring is contacts, knowing people in the workplace or knowing people who know people in the workplace. Yes, it helps to have qualifications, but it helps more to have qualifications and know someone who wants to help you.

Reading about Doyle’s experience might lead me to conclude that online posting is not the best method to proceed here given the results. No wonder hiring is so screwed up.

From this and another example, Stafford then draws the conclusion that the applicants “discovered that resumes have gone digital.”

She goes on to say “In some cases, resumes have disappeared from the hiring process completely. Some employers don’t even want them in digitized format. They prefer customized online forms, tailor-made to cull the applicant field.”

Again, anything to make it easier on personnel types, we certainly would not want to put them out for even a minute of their precious time.

From the input of experiences of two applicants this conclusion comes bursting forth as implied truth that a new paradigm has taken place in the America business of hiring.