A well crafted resume – one designed to rise to the top of the stack – may earn you TENS OF THOUSANDS OF $DOLLARS MORE than an average resume.
The best positions at the best companies often attract hundreds of resumes. Of these, usually no more than 10% are granted an interview. If your resume does not stand out over more than 90% of competing resumes, you lose. You lose $Dollars in time and in salary.
You lose $Dollars in time… The more resumes yours stands out over, the more interviews you will have, and the sooner you will receive a job offer. The difference could be a matter of months. If you are looking for a job in the $36,000-$48,000 pay range, a couple of months translates to a loss of $6,000-$8,000.
You lose $Dollars in salary, too. The less attractive jobs, by definition, will attract fewer resumes. Only for these jobs does the average resume stand a chance at an interview. They’ll probably interview at least three candidates. If only ten resumes are submitted, your resume only has to be in the top 70%. If the position is even less attractive and only 5 resumes are submitted, your resume has only to be in the top 60% (the bottom 40%). Almost by definition, these less attractive positions are expected to pay lower salaries. A less attractive position in a field known to pay in the range of $36,000-$48,000 may pay closer to $36,000. The more attractive position may pay closer to $48,000 — translating to a $12,000 loss per year!
In just 14 months an average resume has cost up to $20,000! After 24 months, over $30,000!
Might it be worth just $100 to have a professional review and rewrite your resume?
Contact me via the form below if you are ready to save TENS OF THOUSANDS OF $DOLLARS.
© 2013, Dr. Phil Bryant
Dr. Bryant is an Assistant Professor of Management at Columbus State University and co-author of Managing Employee Turnover.