Your resume should be
a story of who you want to be


resumeThe resume writing process can be a stressful time for the majority of job seekers. It doesn’t matter if you’re a couple of years removed from college and are in between jobs, or you’ve reached a point in your career where you have quite a bit of experience worth sharing. It affects everyone the same, and there’s a laundry list of reasons why. Do any of these resume frustrations sound familiar?

  • It’s not a one-size-fits-all document
  • Predicting what each hiring manager is looking for is impossible
  • Bragging about yourself is challenging
  • Most people aren’t sure what makes a good resume!

At EBR Consulting, we help people find jobs by crafting resumes that explain where they’ve been, where they want to go, and what makes them unique. If you were going to Lowe’s to buy a new refrigerator, the brochure for that fridge doesn’t need to tell you that the light comes on when you open the door. Every fridge does that! The brochure should tell you what the square cubic feet is, whether or not the freezer is on the top or bottom, and even how many party platters it can hold. It’s the same with a resume. Rather than stating the obvious, the content should make it abundantly obvious why you are the best candidate.

You have choices when it comes to creating your resume. You can just wing it, find a template online and fill in the blanks, or have one written for you by a professional. Just winging it is a failure from the start. A poorly written, unstructured resume may not even get fed into the applicant tracking systems. Our resume writing services are grounded in the belief that your resume should be  professionally written and effective in telling your story. Most recruiters will tell you that they spend about six seconds reviewing resumes. This gives you a limited amount of time to catch their attention, so you need to make your skills easy to spot.

Our resume writing process starts by sitting with you one-on-one to learn more about you and your goals. This includes:

  1. Defining your job search
  2. Gathering the obvious information (contact info, old resumes, basic employment history and job descriptions, education, etc.)
  3. Uncovering what makes you special (skills, career accomplishments, awards, certifications, industry-specific keywords, etc.)
  4. Pulling together additional information (professional affiliations, volunteer work, etc.)
  5. Choosing the right format and layout
  6. Creating the content (there are no cookie-cutter solutions at EBR)

Military Transition

At EBR Consulting, we believe we can help anyone take control of their job search. That includes our hard-working brothers and sisters in the Armed Forces. Military members who are looking for their first civilian job often don’t know how to transition their list of military skills into corporate skills that resonate with hiring managers. If you are one of these people, we have team members who have lived in that world and are eager to help you craft a narrative that will land you your next job offer.

It’s all about telling the right story, and helping our friends in the military is a big part of what we do.

Rules of thumb when it comes to resume writing

  • Generally, resumes shouldn’t exceed two pages
  • The chronological resume is the most commonly used format
  • Avoid including personal information and headshots
  • Don’t leave important information off because someone, somewhere may have a bias
  • Ask for letters of recommendation
  • References don't belong on your resume, they take up valuable space
  • Yes, you should include a cover letter!

Take control of your job search!
Call our Resume Writing Professionals today!

What are recruiters and hiring managers really looking for in a resume? How can you make your resume stand out? Do you keep applying but never get called? Searching for your next position can feel like a full-time job on its own, and it is one that many people don't know how to do effectively. The days of searching the want ads and finding that perfect fit are over. EBR is here to help design a resume that tells your story.

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