Change is Coming!

We all know change is inevitable, right? Well, after much thought and consideration, and nearly 30 years of improving resumes for people across the globe, Peterson’s has decided to wind down our interests in ResumeEdge. While the service will be temporarily unavailable to new users, there’s a new strategy in the works, and we hope to introduce a new version shortly – please check back soon for more information.

If you just signed up for ResumeEdge, don’t worry, we’ve got your back and will continue to provide you with our services through March 31st. We know that many of you have come to rely on ResumeEdge, and we want to thank you all for your trust in our product, and encourage you to come back for more information on how to access the new product.

Thank you again, and we’ll see you soon!

Marketing Yourself

AUTHOR: Darlene Zambruski
POSTED: June 26, 2007 at 9:02 am

by Kathryn Reid, Editor and CPRW

Suppose you had just one chance to advertise yourself on a billboard overlooking a busy highway, and that passing motorists had only a few seconds to glance at it. It doesn’t matter what your occupation or skill set is. How would you make your advertisement meaningful and memorable?

Think of your resume as a portable version of that billboard. The motorists whizzing by? Human resources professionals and other hiring entities. They don’t have time to read a biography of a jobseeker, and they don’t want to read your job description. (They aren’t interested in knowing that you report to work and do what an employer expects of you – the daily tasks for which you are paid.) They want to know what makes you special; how you add value; how you can make a difference in their organizations. They want to glance at your resume and say, “Here’s someone I need to meet.”

It’s not always easy or comfortable for people to try to “sell” themselves this way. There’s a fine line between hollow bragging and effective advertising. Professional resume writers know the difference, and ResumeEdge’s writers will work with you to turn a so-what list of responsibilities or accomplishments into a powerful marketing tool. Here are some real-life examples:

· “Daily processing of portfolio transactions in accordance with department policies and procedures.”

· Provide investment managers and clients with accurate, time-sensitive portfolio information through diligent
processing, analysis, reporting and dissemination of cash and transaction data.

· “Inspected, marketed and sold properties to first time homebuyers.”

· Created home ownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents who might otherwise be
excluded from the housing market. Provided prospective buyers with inception-through-settlement financial
consulting services and education.

· “Presented PowerPoint presentations to civic, photography and hiking clubs around the country with client

· Increased revenue and brand awareness by making sales presentations to clubs and associations countrywide,
incorporating customer testimonials about tour experiences as marketing technique.

· “Organized profitable & charitable events.”

· Organized and ran for-profit and charity events attracting more than 45 musicians of regional, national and
international influence in the avant-garde genre, including two-time world DMC champion DJ Klever.

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