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!

Marian’s Resume – Before and After

Strategy for The New Resume

At first glance, Marian’s old resume is text heavy and dense, making it daunting to read. The information is scattered, forcing a hiring manager or recruiter to search for crucial facts. Most won’t. They want clear visual cues to find what they’re searching for.

In the new ResumeEdge resume, we began with the tag “Chief Technology Officer” to give a clear focus of what Marian is looking for in terms of a position. Within seconds, the hiring manager knows her continued goal is to be a CTO. This is not a career transition resume. It’s important to make the distinction quickly for the hiring authority, especially in our current economy.

Rather than describing Marian’s 30+ years of experience as she did on her old resume, which may invite age discrimination, we focused on her skills, knowledge, and abilities. Additionally, we included a list of key words (platform development, application architecture, etc.) to ensure that her resume would be detected by scanning software and would be read by someone in HR.

Following the strong opening summary we created for her, we went a step further by creating a separate, clearly labeled Career Accomplishments section. This area showcases her achievements with additional information that provides greater insight into her results.

In Marian’s Professional Experience section, we bulleted the information, rather than presenting it in large blocks of text. As noted above, unbroken text makes a document difficult to read.

Lastly, we presented the work history to show that Trebmans purchased PTM Controls, data missing from Marian’s original resume. With the new format, it clearly shows Marian’s employment is seamless and without gaps.