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I’m Ed Bagley

I can help you. I have options. As a professional resume writer, my professional resume service will present you at a higher level, opening the door for more responsibility, more income, more benefits, more success, and a much brighter future. My resume writing services have generated proven success in the marketplace, and garnered Google Reviews.

The Resume Process

If you have faced increased competition in the workforce during a recession or in boom times, and have been unable to get a job, you need a more effective resume that will market you as an absolutely invaluable employee.

At Quality Resumes by Ed Bagley, you will never have to worry about trying to perfect your own resume again. You’ll love my incredibly simple marketing strategy that allows you to secure job interviews, instantly dominate your competition, get an offer, and start making money in your new job.

Five Reasons Why a Top-Notch, Quality Resume is Crucial for Your Future Success

1) You need to get attention.

Potential employers do not know how competent you are, or how your skill set and abilities could fit their needs. They are not going to show up on your doorstep to offer you a job. You have to announce yourself to the world of possible employers. You have to leapfrog over the competition. Today in America, millions of workers are unemployed or underemployed, and many are competing for the same position you want.  So how can you leapfrog the competition?

2) You need a quality resume, and have a pro’s pro do it for you.

The way to leapfrog over the competition and get the attention is to market yourself at a higher professional level.  To market yourself at a higher professional level, you need not just any resume, but a quality resume that is head-and-shoulders above your competitors.  If 200 potential hires throw their hat in the ring for a paying position, your resume needs to be, hands down, the best resume among the 200 that are received. You could hire a professional resume service with a professional resume writer.

First impressions are certainly important as the first impression many times just also happens to be the last impression and the only impression.

3)  You need to secure a job interview.

Remember that, 999 times out of a 1,000, an interview precedes a job offer in the hiring process. If you cannot land an interview, no matter how gifted you are, your application process is dead in the water.  When unemployed or underemployed, too many potential candidates focus on getting another job, when their focus should be on getting interviews. To get that all-important interview, you need a quality resume that creates a positive impression of you—sight unseen, up front, ink on paper, so they are excited about you, and want to interview you. After you land an interview, how do you sell yourself?

4) You need to shine when the bright lights are focused on you.

Most people are uneasy when walking into a job interview.  Let’s face it. You have no opportunity at an interview to prove yourself on the job.  Most often, people you do not know will determine whether you get a job offer or not.  Someone else will decide, during your interview, whether you will be able to feed your family, and pay your bills on time.

My job is to turn your negative energy into positive energy when it counts.  To do that, you need more knowledge and understanding about the job marketplace, and how it operates, because the current marketplace and job hiring tactics are not going to change to suit your needs. You are ultimately going to have to change and adapt to meet marketplace practices and standards to successfully secure a job offer, and get the job you want.

Read and think very carefully about these two statements because they apply exactly to 99% of the clients who come to me for help:

What you did to get where you are at will not be enough to get you where you want to go.

To get what you have never had, you must do what you have never done.

5)  What you don’t know can hurt you.

The old adage, “What you don’t know won’t hurt you,” is terrible advice when applied to writing a resume, or having a job interview.  What you do not know can cost you a job offer and a job in the same instant.  It is a given that you must use the force of your personality and verbal skills to sell yourself at an interview, but that is not enough.  You also need to be well-informed about what to expect, and what to do when the pressure is on.

Don’t remain stuck in an underemployed rut. The more knowledge and understanding you have of resume writing and the job marketplace, the sooner you are going to get where you want to go.

Quality Resumes by Ed Bagley: The Process and What You Can Expect

I am willing to help anyone who wants to check out and use my success program with an open mind, and a willingness to change. When you decide to hire me as your writer and mentor, I will personally work with you. I will listen to you, and ask pertinent questions to help assess your unique situation, and your objectives.

Here’s the process you can expect when you hire me to write a resume for you:

Information Gathering

After our personal face-to-face interview (if you are within driving distance), I will email you an information-gathering form that is designed to help me showcase your talents and abilities. After acquiring information that reflects positively upon you,
I use my judgment, writing talent, experience, expertise and presentation skills to figure out not just what to say, but how to say it. We want to move people to pick up the phone and call you because they are impressed with your accomplishments and qualifications. We want them to be excited about interviewing you.

Writing and Proofing

Once the information gathering process is completed, I can normally produce the written project within 14 working days.
I am a busy professional, and handle multiple projects simultaneously. Then, you will proofread your project. After making any corrections or necessary changes, I will print your hard copy resumes, cover letters, stationery and deliver the accompanying envelopes.

Estimated Project Completion Time

A typical project will be completed in 2 to 3 weeks. If I am are working with a client at a distance, it does take more time to connect on the phone, and online with email.

I am in the business of creating a positive impression of who you are up front so prospective employers get excited about you, and will want to interview you. My workmanship and high professional standards are reflected in each successful product produced for each satisfied client.

If my resume process and the potential for boosting your future success fires you up, go on to the next step: deciding on the the best resume package for you.

Let Quality Resumes by Ed Bagley be the spark that ignites your crowning professional achievement.  Give me a call today at 800-965-6484 or 253-565-6484 and put my professional resume service to work for you. You will benefit by the process.

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.