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!

Thomas’ Resume – Before and After

Strategy for the New Resume

As the first lines of a resume are highly valuable real estate—meant to capture and maintain a hiring manager’s interest—we chose to provide concrete evidence as to why Thomas is the perfect candidate for the stated position.

In his submitted resume, Thomas relies on an objective statement, which tells the hiring manager what he wants (“To pursue a career as a Licensed Registered Nurse with a hospital where motivation and ambition are encouraged and rewarded.”). Although the stated goal is commendable, the focus is solely on the candidate and not at all on the hospital.

The ResumeEdge edited resume focuses on what Thomas can do for the hospital, to add to its efficiency and success, including the fact that he’s:

  1. An accomplished Nursing Graduate
  2. Has a substantial background in Emergency Department work
  3. Is bilingual—fluent in English and Spanish (moved from the bottom of the original resume to the top of the ResumeEdge resume, where it’s more easily found)

Without a strong opening summary, an applicant’s resume won’t be read.

We condensed his Education section to reflect the most important data that would appeal to an employer, including information on his scholarship, leadership course, and his additional training.

Additionally, we included Thomas’s clinical rotations, which weren’t on his original resume.