Category: Resume Writing

2014 Best Resume Writer

For the second year in a row Simply Great Resumes has been named the Best Resume Writer by Resume Remodeler – an independent reviewer of resume services in the U.S. On January 1, 2014 Resume Remodeler released its list of top resume writers for 2014 including brief descriptions including that of Simply Great Resumes listed […]

What an Expert Resume Writer Can Save You…

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics–the average length of unemployment was 37 weeks in August 2013, the median length came to 16.4 weeks, and 37.9% of the unemployed were out of a job for 27 weeks or more. Shortening your job search by as little as 1 week can literally pay for your resume […]

The Value of a Professional Resume Writer

I had an interesting conversation the other day with an acquaintance about the value of a professional resume writer. In this industry, like many, there are believers and there are doubters. Take me for example; I believe I can paint walls so why would I hire a professional house painter? Well, my plans for painting […]

10 Powerful Resume Keywords

Every professional resume writer has a list of all-time favorite words. Generally these words spell ‘success’ and when used correctly, not only capture the reader but also shares a story. Recently speaking with a client, I was asked why I selected specific words, and my answer was simply, because I want your character to be […]

Your Resume File Name

I have briefly touched on the subject before but after hearing firsthand what potential employees were doing I decided to write an entire blog post on the subject.  It may seem obvious but apparently not that obvious! That is, what you call your file names when submitting for job postings. I thought I had heard […]

Three Ways to Greatly Increase Your Job Search Success Rate

If you have been job searching for a while, or just starting out, there are certain things you can do that will greatly increase your chances of landing that perfect job.  These things all require a little effort on your part, but the payoff can be HUGE.  These three things will separate you from the […]

Your Job Searching Plan

At some point or other you come to the decision that you need to start up your job search. Whether it’s an immediate need or a ‘nice to move on’ change you absolutely need to have a plan. I recommend spending a few days to a week in the initial planning stage. Ask yourself, what […]

5 Critical Resume Questions Answered

Do you ever feel like you research something and never get a straight answer? I feel like this happens to me all the time. It’s amazing how much information is out on the web and how conflicting it all is. This short blog will run through some obvious and not-so-obvious answers to some of the […]

Should I Include An Objective?

Many wonder if the objective is needed when writing a resume. For those of you who just want the answer, it is no. Do not spend one minute longer contemplating this question! Firstly however, please note that this blog was written in the summer of 2012. In 2014 the answer may suddenly be ‘yes’ but […]

Top 5 Resume Mistakes and How to Fix Them

There are so many articles out there about the ‘top 5 mistakes’ made on resumes but very few share solutions to fixing these mistakes. Everyone knows that one of the top 5 is spelling mistakes, but once you spell check and send, how come you’re still being dinged? Googling Top 5 mistakes, you’ll find a […]