Amanda E. Clark of Grammar Chic, Inc. highlights common resume writing mistakes and explains why a professional resume writer is a valuable asset for today’s job seekers.
Largo, MD -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/07/2014 -- Resume writing is a skill that, for the average job seeker, is too often overlooked. Today’s candidates face a highly competitive job market, and as such, it is dangerous for them to simply list their job history and a few key skills when creating a resume. In fact, asserts Amanda E. Clark, professional resume writers are essential because they can help candidates differentiate themselves from the rest of the competition by strategically highlighting their experiences, skills, and achievements.
President and editor-in-chief of Grammar Chic, Inc., Clark leads the company’s Chic Resumes division in developing documents that reflect the qualifications of job candidates in a way that is targeted and effective.
“Crafting a successful resume requires an understanding of the job, of the qualifications of the candidate, and of how to best show that the two are compatible,” Clark explains. “This requires creative, strategic writing skills that many candidates simply do not have.”
Clark explains that, in many cases, candidates cannot afford to put the time and energy into the research process that is needed to learn how to write an effective resume and what their target industry expects. When today’s job seekers try to write their resumes themselves, she remarks, they can unknowingly commit a wide range of errors that can lead to a failing job search.
“A candidate can make any number of mistakes, but there are a few that we at Grammar Chic run across regularly,” Clark explains. “First, many candidates fail to target their resumes. They may do a few things to tweak the resume here and there, but many people need more personalization when sending out their resumes to different companies.”
Clark recommends avoiding this mistake by having a resume written specifically for the industry in which the job seeker is interested. For those candidates who are open to multiple industries or positions, it is important that they have resumes to reflect these interests. For instance, a marketing professional may have one resume that concerns project and account management and another that focuses upon the creative side of the marketing industry, depending upon the types of positions in which they are interested.
“Another mistake that we often see is a lack of detail,” Clark explains. “Too many candidates simply list what they have done in terms of the responsibility that they have held. But on a successful resume, we need to show what was done, how it was done, and why it was important.”
The professionals at Chic Resumes are trained to identify key achievements, experiences, and skills and highlight them in a way that showcases how the candidate can contribute to their future employer. But Clark mentions that these are just a couple of the many reasons why professional resume writers are so important in today’s competitive job market.
“I strongly encourage anyone who is looking for a new job to call and speak with my team,” Clark states. “Chic Resumes can craft targeted documents that truly reflect the value that our clients bring to the table.”
Individuals who are interested in learning more about the services provided by Chic Resumes by Grammar Chic, Inc. are invited to call (803) 831-7444 or email email@example.com for more information.
About Chic Resumes
Chic Resumes is a division of Grammar Chic, Inc., a full-service literary consultancy that provides writing and editing services to a diverse clientele. Led by President and Editor-In-Chief Amanda E. Clark, Grammar Chic's team offers its expertise to job seekers looking for positions in virtually any industry and at every level. Through continual research and the ability to identify key industry expectations, the Chic Resumes team is able to craft documents that effectively communicate the experiences, skills, and accomplishments of diverse clients. Interested individuals are invited to follow Chic Resumes on Facebook and on Twitter (@ChicResumes). Additionally, they can visit www.professionalresumewriters.net.
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