Washington Post today: “The unemployment rate has surpassed 10 percent for the first time since 1983. Nearly 16 million people can’t find jobs and employers cut a net total of 190,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department says.”
But jobs are out there — and good ones. I just heard the story of the salesman from San Francisco who accepted a job in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with salary boost and sign-on bonus — with cost of living comparison, he will be making double his old salary.
How did he get so “lucky”? It wasn’t luck. He planned, contracted a professional resume writer, conducted extensive research and practiced his interviewing technique. He made it happen.
Too many of these 16 million people are so busy whining and crying that they aren’t working their job search. Okay, maybe I’m being a bit harsh, but the job seeker has got to work hard to find the new opportunity.
Why will they take a chance on a poor resume presentation? They need to stand out from the other 15,999,999 people applying for the same jobs.
Can’t afford it? Ha! You can’t afford not to. If a professionally prepared resume gets you back to work 2 or 3 months sooner, isn’t it worth the investment?
You received help from your local One Stop? Oh dear. Most of those government employees (I didn’t say all) have not been trained as a Certified Professional Resume Writer has. Most professional resume writers participate in continuing education on a monthly (if not weekly) basis to be sure they are able to present you with the greatest impact.
The Washington Post doesn’t report how many people have gotten good jobs in the last few months, but I’d be willing to bet there are many who have. And, I’d also be willing to bet that the majority of them used a professionally developed resume to get those jobs.