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Use of Resume and Career Services

|CAREERS USE OF RESUME & CAREER SERVICES Careers Done Write is a leading provider of executive career services including resume and cover letter preparation, job search / interviewing DONE WRITE strategies and professional branding including how to effectively use Linkedin, Twitter and other social media in your career. We've recently surveyed professionals to see how they've used these services and what their experience has been. Check out the results below and visit www.CareersDoneWrite.com to learn more. JOB CHANGE FREQUENCY JOBS FROM RECRUITERS Enter the number of times you changed jobs in the last 5 years: Enter the number of job offers you have received through a recruiter in the last 5 years: None: 35.0% 3 times: 11.0% None: 35.0% 3 times: 11.0% 1 time: 27.0% 4 times: 3.0% 1 time: 27.0% 4 times: 3.0% 2 times: 21.0% 4+ times: 1.0% 2 times: 21.0% CHOOSING RESUME WRITERS "I am currently working as an entertainment attorney, but will be looking to work in other areas such as financial compliance jobs." What were or would be factors in choosing a career services company to work with? SAMPLE QUALITY 38.9% EXPERTISE 73.1% REPUTATION 60.7% ONLINE NETWORKING TURNAROUND TIME 36.3% Which social media websites do you use for professional networking? PRICE 56.4% OTHER 13.2% 87.2% "I have been in the public sector for 8 years and wish to transition to a position that pays more in the private sector. I need someone who knows how to prepare a document who knows how to assist in such a transition." 20.5% 9.8% 9.8% 7.3% 3.4% Not in Other Using DOCUMENTS PAID FOR Which career documents have you ever had professionally written? Allocate time daily for social media participation. Whether it is Resume 78.0% LinkedIn, Twitter, or a niche professional web forum, using social media effectively for even 10 minutes a day will help you grow Cover Letter 65.0% your network more effectively. Share your expertise with others None 18.0% and get valuable information from them, as well. By participating in the virtual community for only a few minutes a day, you can LinkedIn Profile 15.0% dramatically expand your brand recognition. Online Resume 7.0% Executive Bio 6.0% RESUME UPDATE FREQUENCY Polish your shoes. I know this may seem like a trivial matter, but How often do you update your resume? whether you are interviewing for prospective jobs or are already a senior level manager with a corner office, appearance matters. While not everyone will notice your footwear, be sure that Only before a job interview someone will. I am sure you would not want prospective customers or employers to look down at your feet and see mud and scuff marks. Dress to impress. 38.0% ROI FOR PRO RESUME WRITER 37.6% Did you find you got a good return of investment? I update it upon accomplishments at work 22.4% More Interviews Better Resume Feedback 41.0% PAID FOR RESUME WRITER How much in total did you pay for these services? Get to your interviews early. Give yourself enough time to go to $500 - $1,000 the washroom, comb your hair, straighten your clothing, and BREATH! Be respectful of all the people you meet in the building 56.8% and the reception area - no matter whether they are sweeping 8.3% the floor or answering the phones. The image you portray is your $2,500 OR MORE 6.8% brand and you want to make the best impression possible. $1000 - $2,500 REASONS PRO USED DOCUMENTS PAID FOR SERVICES PAID FOR Why did you pay for this service? Which of the following products would you consider paying for in the future? Which of the following coaching sessions would you consider paying for in the future? A professional 79.9% 62.4% 39.7% Resumes Mock Interviews will do it better I got bad feedback Networking / 14.8% 37.2% Job search strategy 38.9% on my resume Cover letters Better networking workshop (1 on 1) Other reason 14.3% Executive bio 30.3% 30.3% I have been out of work Social Media Profile 10.1% 29.1% Changing careers 29.1% for more than 3 months (e.g. LinkedIn) I am not getting vany interviews Professional Negotiation Workshop (1 on 1) 9.5% 28.6% 28.6% Brand Profile I am too busy to write resumes myself 7.9% Online Resume 28.2% How to advance / 28.2% (e.g. VisualCV) get promoted TOP RESUME TIPS 1. Engage reader via a visually appealing layout and style. 6. Add a summary and core competency section for keyword search. 2. Do not include duties you are not interested in doing again. 7. Don't use objectives - reader's focus is finding the right resource for the position. 3. Do not repeat yourself on the resume. 8. Ensure correct spelling and consistent grammar throughout the document. 4. Short paragraph about responsibilities and bullets to highlight achievements. 9. Maintain enough white space to facilitate ease of reading. 5. Provide clear and compelling examples of the results of your efforts. 10. Use 10pt font for readability of main text. T7CAREERS www.CareersDoneWrite.com | info@CareersDoneWrite.com | 646-389-SEEK (646-389-7335) DONE WRITE

Use of Resume and Career Services

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