Persuasive Resumes

Add the Power of Persuasion to Your Résumé

A Persuasive Résumé is a strategic self-promotion tool used for selling yourself to a prospective employer. It is a clearly-focused image and impact device with the sole objective of securing the interview.

The labor market grew by an average of 246,000 jobs per month in 2014, and by an average of 284,000 jobs in the final four months. In labor data recently released, the government revised upward the jobs growth from November 2014 to 353,000, up from the original 321,000.

So with the job market on the upswing, you might be asking yourself why you're still plodding away without success, searching for that elusive next step in your career path.

The competition is fierce and a poorly written résumé is a surefire way to sabotage an otherwise good job search strategy. Arm yourself with the best tools for your search. A résumé that differentiates you and your talents from other potential job candidates is vital.

A professionally written résumé is a very small investment in your future, yet it could be the most important career decision you ever make. In addition, the cost of a professional résumé service is often tax deductible.

A Persuasive Résumé Sells Results, Not Just Skills

A high-impact Persuasive Résumé details measurable achievements in each role, as opposed to a play-by-play account of your daily responsibilities. It features Problem / Solution and Action / Result statements to convey your ability to help the company increase revenue, reduce costs, or become more efficient.

Persuasive Résumés are accomplishment-focused, tailored to the individual, and targeted to the desired profession or industry. They are not "cookie cutter" or generalized, and they are never created from a template.

A Persuasive Résumé provides clear and quantitative examples of your past actions and the result of those actions. Here are a few examples of power statements written to convey our clients' achievements.

  • Saved hospital $1.5M by negotiating four bargaining units from defined benefit pension plan to defined contribution plan.
  • Led senior staff in global restructuring through strategic organizational design and process mapping, resulting in 25% headcount reduction.
  • Designed universal stacker, saving $1.3K per machine and reducing new kit development time by 16 hours.
  • Handled migration of health and welfare benefits broker provider, saving company in excess of $1.1M annually.
  • Developed and implemented third party logistics program that resulted in year-to-year annualized savings of $500K.

An achievement-oriented, results-focused résumé from Persuasive Résumés will set you apart from other applicants and have the hiring manager envisioning you as the superior candidate for the position.

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WOW indeed! Judy, I don't know what to say. I'm positively blown away! You are extraordinarily talented. What an incredible transformation and improvement in such a short period of time. Thanks again for taking on the challenge of helping me position myself for the next chapter of my life journey. RM

Hey Judith, Just wanted to let you know that your resume got me an interview at every job that I applied to. I am accepting a job offer from one of the places that I interviewed at. The best part about it was it was a job I didn't apply for. My resume
was forwarded to him because they were so impressed by the way it looked. Thank you again Judith.

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