“After 8 Years as a Hiring Manager for Companies Like Citibank and Laidlaw, I’m Going to Reveal What Companies are REALLY Looking for in a Resume”

 


Most people have a sense that perhaps their resume isn’t quite as good as it can be.

Most believe it just needs a bit of minor touching up, but aren’t exactly sure what to change.

As a former hiring manager for several companies, I will point out to you exactly what companies look for in a resume. I will also tell you exactly what you can do to make yourself more hirable.

In short, I will teach you how to put together the BEST resume you’ve ever had. (Guaranteed.)

There may be all sorts of free and paid resources online to teach resume writing but none of them go into the depth that I will with you. For instance, do you know:

  • The real purpose of a resume?
  • What things like facial expressions, voice tone, blinking and even breathing have to do with your resume?
  • The hidden structure behind a well-written resume?
  • How long it takes hiring managers to decide whether or not your resume is any good?
  • That a really great resume can increase your earning potential?
  • The connection between resume writing and marketing?
  • Why companies hire people in the first place?
  • The main drivers behind all human motivation (and what they have to do with your resume)?
  • The risks companies take when hiring someone new? And how you can use that to your benefit in writing your resume?
  • The 7 critical pieces of information you must gather before you even write one word of your resume?
  • Which pieces of information have expiration dates and which don’t?
  • How to present “irrelevant” jobs that you took just for the money?
  • The test that every single item on your resume must pass before you hit the print button?
  • The easiest places to get testimonials? Or why you even need them?
  • When it’s absolutely vital to use an alias on your resume?
  • What types of contact information you should leave off?
  • The 6 main types of resumes?
  • How to properly present your references so it doesn’t kill your chances of getting the job?
  • How to overcome negatives in your background? Even extreme negatives like jail time?
  • When it’s okay to list things on your resume that you haven’t actually done yet?
  • The 5 biggest writing problems seen on nearly ALL resumes?
  • The 2 special rules for using bullet points?
  • The 3 hidden structures in your resume? (Everyone uses all 3, but most don’t use any of them effectively.)
  • The page limit on a properly formatted resume and why that limit is in place?
  • No company will ever hire you without doing this first, do you know what it is?
  • How Charles Darwin can help you write a better resume?
  • Which 4 sections are required on every resume?
  • Which 2 should never be there?
  • The section found on almost every resume template that is misnamed so that nearly everyone messes it up?
  • What you should say in your Objective section to practically guarantee you’ll get the job?
  • What would make a section optional on a resume?
  • The effect changing the name of a section would have on the message your resume conveys to hiring managers?
  • 2 great tricks for evaluating the layout of your resume?
  • How many different fonts it’s safe to use?
  • What family has to do with the success of your resume?
  • The differences between serif and sans serif?
  • Which embellishments are acceptable, which are encouraged and which you should never use?
  • Where and when to include a photo?
  • The 5 rules for using glyphs?
  • The 8 rules for effective bullets?
  • The rule about lines, borders and other separators?
  • The alternative to writing in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd person?
  • The rule about mnemonic devices?
  • Why white space is a double-edged sword?
  • The 12 rules about using dates on resumes?
  • How many drafts you should write?
  • The 5 different kinds of tab stops?
  • The 5 different kinds of tables?
  • The 4 basic methods for controlling alignment?
  • The 3 different kinds of paragraph spacing?
  • The 7 rules for effective paragraph spacing?
  • The 2 main options for submitting your resume?
  • The rule about page margins and why it’s in place?
  • The 4 reasons to avoid hyperlinks in your resume?
  • Which printers are or are not appropriate for printing your resume?
  • The 5 rules for choosing resume paper? (Very important!)
  • The differences between resume paper and cover letter paper?
  • The 8 sections that MUST be on your cover letter?
  • The 5 acceptable date formats that can appear on your cover letter?
  • The 4 different messages that are communicated by the date alone?
  • Why you should never go right to the top?
  • What most people do wrong when addressing their cover letters?
  • The trick, proven by decades of sales research, that will get you better results?
  • How to properly sign your own name?
  • How to use your cover letter to get an “in” with the hiring manager even before the interview?
  • The trick, stolen from Hollywood and Disney, that will make you stand out from every other applicant?
  • What to never, ever say in your cover letter?
  • How to side-step a request for salary requirements?
  • The trap employers use when asking for salary requirements?
  • How to organize and automate a serious job search?
  • A little-used function in your word processing program that can have you sending out 1-2 amazing resumes per hour?
  • The subtle trick that will seriously play up your experience without adding one extra word to your resume?
  • How tone affects whether or not they will hire you?
  • The 2 rules for out-of-town job searching?
  • How to get companies to offer relocation assistance, even if they don’t pay relocation expenses?
  • Why the order of information matters and how to make the most of it?
  • The 5 alternate resume formats?
  • Why video — so effective online — won’t help your job search?
  • How to create a truly amazing resume that isn’t meant to be read or seen by anyone?
  • How to tell if a company intends to scan your resume and store it on computer? And more importantly, how to really stand out if they do?
  • The 21 very commonly used attributes of a printed resume that you should never use if they’re going to scan it?
  • The 9 different kinds of bullets it’s okay to use, even if your resume is going to be scanned.
  • The alternative to glyphs for scanable resumes?
  • How to underline items on a scanable resume?
  • The extra section you MUST have if your resume is going to be scanned?
  • Why you might want a resume even if you don’t want a new job?
  • What the abbreviation “CV” means and how it relates to your resume?
  • How to write a proper resume for a job fair? (It’s different from other kinds of resumes!)
  • The 3 different kinds of supplemental materials you should have at the ready in case they ask for them?
  • What sportscasters and news anchors can do to help you land the job?
  • The single best no nonsense trick for staying relaxed during your interview?
  • The 6 interview strategies you should always keep in mind?
  • The cool Jedi mind trick that will help you ace the interview?
  • What to do after the interview that might just make all the difference in the world?

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