Amanda E. Clark of Grammar Chic, Inc. highlights the ways in which candidates can kick off their 2014 job search.
Largo, MD -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/18/2013 -- With 2013 coming to a close, many job seekers are looking to rejuvenate their search for a new professional position. As they do so, Amanda E. Clark, president and editor-in-chief of Grammar Chic, Inc., explains that these individuals need to ensure that they have the resources they need to identify their strengths and weaknesses, target jobs that fit their needs and experience, and locate openings in the industries of their choice. Clark explains that these resources include both traditional and digital tools, such as a professionally crafted resume and a strong presence on LinkedIn.
"Their resume is the very first thing that a job seeker needs to consider when moving into 2014," Clark explains. "The new year is a wonderful time to revamp a job search, and getting a professionally written resume should be the first thing at the top of every candidate's list. Professional resume writers, like the team at Grammar Chic, can create resumes that are targeted at a candidate's goals. These documents showcase their experiences, skills, and accomplishments in a way that illustrates both what a candidate has achieved and how this may translate to success in a new position."
Clark adds that a cover letter is also essential for job seekers who are interested in differentiating themselves from the rest of the candidate pool. "A well-written cover letter is short, to the point, and specific. This is a document that highlights the most relevant qualifications of a candidate, acting almost like a move trailer in that it should encourage hiring managers and recruiters to read the resume," Clark comments.
While resumes and cover letters are, typically, printed and given to the appropriate parties, the Digital Age has changed the face of the job search in that these documents are often viewed both in print and on the computer screen. This is yet another reason why a professionally written resume is best, as experienced resume writers know how to create styles that will translate well in both mediums.
But the need to view the resume on the screen is not the only change that the Digital Age has wrought on the traditional job search. An article published by The Motley Fool explains that today's hiring managers and recruiters are turning to LinkedIn in increasing numbers. A social networking site, LinkedIn is aimed at creating a digital resume of sorts for members, whose profiles showcase their professional experiences and accolades. Additionally, the website hosts job listings and allows both candidates and recruiters to conduct searches for the right positions and professionals, respectively.
"LinkedIn is a comprehensive job resource in that it is invaluable for both people looking for jobs and professionals looking to fill jobs," Clark asserts. "This is why a solid LinkedIn profile is essential for today's job seekers."
The team at Grammar Chic, Inc. is able to help job seekers boost their presence online with a LinkedIn profile upload, which entails putting the information on their resume into the appropriate fields in their LinkedIn profile. In addition to having this upload completed, Clark encourages job seekers to stay active on this website in order to keep their profile relevant and their account visible.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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