Posts Tagged ‘Resume Service New York’

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Have you been applying for jobs in New York but have not heard back from any of them? How many jobs have you applied for recently and how many have emailed or called you back? Applying for jobs in New York is a job in itself and it can get exhausting at times. And I know how discouraging it can be, to apply for countless jobs and not hear back from any of them!

Here is the scenario: You find a job posting online, you read it and find out you would be a perfect fit for that job, you apply and wait anxiously for a response. Days have passed, weeks or even months and you never heard back from that job, as a matter of fact you haven’t heard back from any of the jobs you have applied for… This really feels discouraging. The New York job market is tough and very competitive, but if after applying for over 10 jobs you still haven’t heard back from at least one, then the problem may actually be with your resume!

It is important to have a well written, concise and straight to the point, resume. But it is also important, especially for those applying to jobs online, to have a computer optimized resume. Most companies in New York nowadays use a software scanning system, which scores your resume based on certain key words, the higher the score the higher your chances are of receiving a call back. The key words vary from job to job and can be found on the job posting itself. You need to develop a core competency or key skills section, to computer optimize your resume, which will help to improve your rankings.

If your resume has a strong professional profile section and a key skills section that has all the key words that New York employers are looking for, then you are halfway there. Make sure your resume is tailored to the jobs you wish to apply for, that it is computer optimized for those jobs and don’t forget to include accomplishments on your profile section. You need to market yourself on your resume and show them why you would be the best fit candidate for that position! Good luck to all on your job search!

Staff Writer
ResumeNewYork.com

Writing Your Resume

Feb
2014
08

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(By Staff Writer – ResumeNewYork.com)

This is the introductory article in a series we will do for the next week or so called The Resume Series. In this series we will go through the process of writing a resume for a specific situation – as each of these situations is very different – the resumes are also very different.

This series will consist of two parts for each candidate we consider. Part One will outline the process for writing a resume for this candidate. It will consider:

  • What type of resume best suits this candidate? Should it be chronological, functional or a combination of the two?
  • What information is critical and must be in this person’s resume?
  • What type of accomplishments should be listed and how should accomplishments be presented?
  • Are there any hobbies or outside activities that should be listed?
  • Is there any special training that should be listed?

Part Two will be the actual template for this resume.

We will cover 5-6 different types of candidates over the next week or so. Here are the types we will start with.

  • Lawyer with ten years defense counsel experience. She wants to get into Personal Injury Law.
  • Human Resources Manager with 24 years’ experience who has not worked for 28 months due to an injury and surgery. This is the second long gap in his work history.
  • This candidate graduated from Stanford with a 4.0 in Organizational Development and an internship in Human Resources. He has been looking for a job for 18 months.
  • Management candidate who has spent 20 years working for non-profit organizations looking for a better paying opportunity in the business world
  • Call Center Manager recently laid off when her center was closed. She has worked 12 years in call centers and has been a manager for 3years.

We start with these 5 profiles and cover each one in depth. Each article will have a process profile and a resume profile. Here is an example of what we are going to do. This resume is a person who has spent her career in fast food management and would like to change fields.

 

Jane Doe

OBJECTIVE

Challenging position in management utilizing proven skills in leadership, customer service, people management, training and development and HR/Payroll

EDUCATION

Here’s my University                                                           here, New York City

Coursework toward BS degree 1997

John Smith High School                                         here, New York City

Diploma, 1996

WORK EXPERIENCE

Mexican Grill                                                                        2/2008 to Present

2/2009-Present                                                          here, New York City

General Manager Store

Responsible for oversight of all Managers, Assistant Managers, Shift Managers and team members. Responsible for all activities directly impacting store profitability and the overall operations of the store including extensive P&L, knowledge and execution.

Manage all aspects of store business including profit growth versus previous year, weekly and monthly reporting of profitability indicators. Performed and assisted with weekly scheduling of managers, assistants, shift manages and team members. Lead and assist with store marketing, P&L statements and team members’ individual performance appraisals.

6/2009 – 2/2012                                                                   here, New York City

Training Manager

Successfully completed T3 or Train the Trainer Course – training new salaried managers and executed the training plan.

11/2008 – 2/2009                                                       here, New York City

General Manager Town Center Store

Responsible for oversight of all Managers, Assistant Managers, Shift Managers and team members. Responsible for all activities directly impacting store profitability and the overall operations of the store including extensive P&L, knowledge and execution.

Manage all aspects of store business including profit growth versus previous year, weekly and monthly reporting of profitability indicators. Performed and assisted with weekly scheduling of managers, assistants, shift manages and team members. Lead and assist with store marketing, P&L statements and team members’ individual performance appraisals

4/2008 -11/2008                                                                    here, New York City

General Manager Clay Store

Responsible for oversight of all Managers, Assistant Managers, Shift Managers and team members. Responsible for all activities directly impacting store profitability and the overall operations of the store including extensive P&L, knowledge and execution.

Manage all aspects of store business including profit growth versus previous year, weekly and monthly reporting of profitability indicators. Performed and assisted with weekly scheduling of managers, assistants, shift managers and team members. Lead and assist with store marketing, P&L statements and team members’ individual performance appraisals

Arby’s Restaurant Group 1995-2007               New York City

Progressing from team member to General Manager

POSITIONS HELD:

Team Member 1995-1997

Responsible for customer service, food preparation and store upkeep.

Shift Manager 1997-1998

Responsible for team members’ performance with customer service, food preparation and store upkeep.

Assistant Manager 1998-2002

Responsible for Shift Managers’ and team members’ performance with      customer service, food preparation and store upkeep.

Responsible for current year’s Profit & Loss VS previous year Profit & Loss

General Manager 2002-2007

Responsible for oversight of all Managers, Assistant Managers, Shift Managers and team members. Responsible for all activities directly impacting store profitability and the overall operations of the store including extensive P&L, knowledge and execution.

Manage all aspects of store business including profit growth versus previous year, weekly and monthly reporting of profitability indicators. Performed and assisted with weekly scheduling of managers, assistants, shift managers and team members. Lead and assist with store marketing, P&L statements and team members’ individual performance appraisals

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

This is exactly the kind of resume we will want to “fix”. Here are some of the ways we would fix it.

  • Remove the Objective and replace it with a statement of skills that can help the company this person wants to work for.
  • Add a section at the top before Education listing transferable skills. This is the most important section of this resume.
  • Reduce the “responsible for” and emphasize skills and accomplishment. There are no accomplishments at all in this resume.
  • Delete References Available Upon Request

This gives you just a taste of what we will cover in the next 5 articles in this series.

posted by | on Blog, Resume Advice | Comments Off on Why Your Resume Didn’t Get You an Interview

By Joni Wamer (Guest Writer)

I’ve spent well over twenty five years in management and hiring in that time I must have reviewed hundreds of resumes. Over the years the styles and formats of resumes have changed but what is important in respect to the content has not changed. I have passed over many candidates who may have been qualified and might have done a terrific job, because their resumes were not acceptable.

If you want to get the interview with New York city employers, you need to get the hiring manager to notice you through your resume. If you fill it up with a lot of empty words and catchy phrases, you can bet you will not be interviewing with me. So what is it you should not put in your resume? What should not be missing?

Leave these Out of your Resume
• Long Paragraphs – don’t format your resume like you would a cover letter. Resumes should have short, bulleted points that attract the eye and get the attention of the reviewer. The resume is not the place to tell your life story.
• Information that is too personal should never be in a resume. Don’t tell me who you are dating or even married to. There are laws about that and I’d rather not even know. It has nothing to do with your ability to do the job. Remember what I care about at this stage is the job not you.
• Do not put an Objective at the start of your resume. I know everyone has been taught to do so, but it puts limitations on what I think you can or want to do. Just leave it open.
• Your resume does not need a picture of you. This makes it look unprofessional and cutesy. Just don’t do it.
• Don’t use generic resumes. Tailor your resume to match the job you are applying for. This will capture the attention of the hiring manager and just might get you the interview. If they see hundreds of resumes, yours needs to look different from the rest.
• Don’t put references in the resume. Wait for me to ask for them.
• Don’t use a quirky, unprofessional email address. If your main email address is zombie2@aol, develop a new one that is yourname@gmail.com. Keep it professional at all times.
• Don’t clutter your resume with links to other sites with the exception of you web portfolio.
• Make sure you do not have any spelling and grammatical errors. Check and double check this. Don’t rely only on your device’s spell check. Check it again yourself.
• Never, ever, ever lie. Don’t say you have a Master’s Degree if you don’t. I will find out.
What Was Missing from Your Resume
• Quantitative data – I really don’t want to know what you were responsible for in your current and past employments. I want to know what you accomplished. What were your successful at? How did you either make or save your company money?
• If nothing in your resume relates to my job opening I will discard it. Tell me what your skill set is and tell me what your skill set has to do with my job.
• A link to your web page with your exceptional portfolio. Now make sure you have an exceptional portfolio.
So the next time you think you are a perfect fit for a job in New York and you don’t even get an interview, you might want to take a look at your resume. It may be your resume that is holding you back.

posted by | on Blog, Job Fair | Comments Off on 15 Short Resume Tips

Here are some short resume writing tips to spice up your resume for New York employers. READ MORE

posted by | on Article, Resume Advice | Comments Off on 10 Verbs for your Resume

You can improve your resume by using action words. Here are 10 Verbs that will increase interest from New York employers. READ MORE

posted by | on Blog, Resume Advice | Comments Off on Constructing Great Resumes

Wondering how to write your resume? Here are 6 concepts to focus on. READ MORE.

posted by | on Blog, Resume Advice | Comments Off on Resume Result Statements

Do you find writing accomplishment driven statement on your resume challenging? Here is some advice on how to impress a New York employer with your accomplishments. READ MORE.

posted by | on Blog, Resume Advice | Comments Off on Objective Statements

Do you need a resume objective section? Here are some things to consider. READ MORE.

posted by | on Job Fair | Comments Off on February 2013 Job Fairs

Upcoming February 2013 Job Fairs in New York City.

Coast to Coast Long Island Job Fair
Long Island Job Fair
Monday, February 11, 2013
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Melville Marriott Long Island
1350 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747

United Career Fairs Sales & Management Career Fair
New York City Area
Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 – 6pm Sharp
Radisson Martinique on Broadway
49 West 32nd Street
New York, NY 10001

Coast to Coast NYC Job Fair
Monday, February 25, 2013
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Radisson Martinique
49 West 32nd St
New York, NY 10001

Diversity Job Fairs – Professional Job Fair in New York, NY
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Holiday Inn Midtown
440 W 57 Street
New York, NY 10019
10AM to 2PM
(Vendor setup begins at 9AM)

Your Resume & Brand

Dec
2012
28

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In today’s employment market, New York companies like to hiring individuals that are specialist in their selected field. What does your resume say about your personal specialized brand? READ MORE

posted by | on Article, Blog, Resume Advice | Comments Off on Resume and ATS Systems

So you’ve heard of computers scanning your resume but don’t exactly understand how it works. Here’s some deeper insight into ATS Systems. READ MORE

posted by | on Article, Blog, Resume Advice | Comments Off on Copying Online Resumes

When building your resume avoid copying information directly from online resume samples. READ MORE.

posted by | on Blog, Resume Advice | Comments Off on Resume Age Discrimination

Here’s some advice on how to avoid age discrimination by New York employers. READ MORE.

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New York Job Fairs
DECEMBER 2012:

Career MD Job Fair
Monday, December 03, 2012
5:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center
801 University Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210

Choice Career Fairs
Wednesday
December 5, 2012
10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Holiday Inn
440 West 57th St
New York City, NY 10019

Diversity / Professional Job Fair in New York, NY
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Affinia Manhattan Hotel
371 Seventh Ave
New York, NY 10001
10AM to 2PM

Choice Career Fairs Long Island Career Fair
Thursday
December 6, 2012
10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Melville Marriott
1350 Walt Whitman Rd
Melville, NY 11747

National Career Fairs
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Holiday Inn Midtown 57 Street
440 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

posted by | on Article, Blog, Resume Advice | Comments Off on Uploading your Resume Online

Are you searching for a job? Here is some advice about uploading your resume to social media websites. READ MORE

Resume Keyword Tips

Nov
2012
14

posted by | on Blog, Resume Advice | Comments Off on Resume Keyword Tips

You’ve heard about computer scanning software reading resumes. Here’s some advice about how to approach a keyword strategy in your resume. READ MORE

posted by | on Article, Blog, Resume Advice | Comments Off on Get a Resume Before a Job

Do you have a current job but think a chance might be ahead? You should considering having your resume ready before you need to start searching for new work. READ MORE

posted by | on Article, Blog, Resume Advice | Comments Off on Drop your Resume Objective Section

Do you have an Objective Section in your resume? Here are some reasons why it may not be suitable for the New York employment market. READ MORE

posted by | on Article | Comments Off on Top 8 STEM Job Opportunities

President Obama has suggested that we need to focus on the creation of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) employment. Here are 4 careers that provide some great opportunities. READ MORE

posted by | on Article | Comments Off on Chronic Job Lateness

Being late all the time is a sure way to get fired from your job. Here are 5 reasons why you don’t show up on time. READ MORE

posted by | on Article, Blog | Comments Off on Employer Needs & Wants

Are you in the middle of a New York job search? Here is some insight into what employers are really looking for in job candidates. READ MORE

posted by | on Article, Blog | Comments Off on Four Job Search Mistakes

Do you have an upcoming interview? Here are some ways to prepare for the New York job search and your first meeting with you potential new employer. READ MORE

Linkedin Job Search

Nov
2012
05

posted by | on Blog | Comments Off on Linkedin Job Search

Are you currently looking for a job online. Here is some advice on how to effectively use Linkedin for your job search. READ MORE

posted by | on Article | Comments Off on Annoying Guy at the Office

Are you that annoying person at the office? Here are some characteristics that may suggest you are. READ MORE

Resume Optimizing

Nov
2012
01

posted by | on Article, Blog, Job Fair, Resume Advice | Comments Off on Resume Optimizing

Here is some advice about selecting keywords for your resume. This process will help to computer optimize your resume for scanning software. READ MORE

posted by | on Article | Comments Off on Getting your Dream Job

Are you lacking a college degree? Don’t worry you may still be able to get your dream job. Here are some tips on how you can get that dream job offer. READ MORE

posted by | on Article, Blog | Comments Off on Preparing for Interviews

Do you have a big interview approaching? Make sure you prepare. Here are some tips on what not to focus on. READ MORE

posted by | on Article, Blog | Comments Off on First Day Job Advice

Congrats, you’ve landed a new job. Here is ten pieces of advice to get started on the right path. READ MORE

posted by | on Article, Blog | Comments Off on Playing Good Work Politics

At some point in your career, you’ll have to be successful at playing politics at work in order to climb that ladder. Here is some advice on how to do it right. READ MORE

posted by | on Job Fair | Comments Off on New York City Job Fairs

HMS Host at John F. Kennedy International Airport Job Fair
Thursday, November 1st
Friday, November 2nd
9:00am – 1:00pm
Council for Airport Opportunities
90-04 161st Street
Jamaica, NY 11432
2nd Floor
ID is required for entry

Coast to Coast – New York Job Fair
Monday, November 5, 2012
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Radisson Martinique Hotel
49 West 32nd St
New York, NY 10001

JobEXPO – General / Professional Job Fair in Melville, NY
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Hilton Long Island / Huntington
598 Broad Hollow Road
Melville, NY 11747
10AM to 2PM

Coast to Coast – Long Island Job Fair
Monday, November 12, 2012
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Courtyard by Marriott Long Island MacArthur Airport
5000 Express Drive South
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

National CareerFairs – Long Island Career Fair
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Melville Marriott – Long Island
1350 Old Walt Whitman Rd
Melville, NY 11747

posted by | on Article, Blog | Comments Off on Being Found By Recruiters

Are you looking for a job and your phone isn’t ringing with job offers? Here are some ways to improve your exposure to New York job recruiters. READ MORE

posted by | on Article, Resume Advice | Comments Off on Four Key Resume Components

Do you need to improve your resume? Do these four things to your resume to increase your New York job opportunities. READ MORE

posted by | on Article | Comments Off on Why You Are Unemployed

Have you been unsuccessfully applying for job after job without any luck? Perhaps you ruin your chances of getting a new job by doing one of the following five things. READ MORE