Your Resume is a Marketing document. The way you Market and Endorse yourself dictates your promotions, your career trajectory, your financial status and salary increments, and the gravitational pull you create with companies who want to hire people with your experience and skill-sets. It is true that a Job Search is mostly a Marketing Sport.
However, a good Resume goes way beyond the preliminary marketing. Think of this: The same version of your Resume is used by multiple interview panels to gauge your competency. And…a significant portion of these interviews are spent discussing the sentences in your Resume. In other words, a Resume should be designed to help you create Leverage & Influence across the interview table. A good Resume should get you more interviews and it should also lead to better interviews.
Marketing + Interviews
A Resume must serve 2 purposes:
- It must serve as a Marketing document and lead to multiple Interviews.
- It must serve as an Interview document and help you close more interviews.
The smart way to move forward is to own a Resume that compels the reader to meet you and recommend you to their superiors.
The Benefits of hiring Vybex
20% of your content projects 80% of your value. It’s the ‘Vital few’ vs. the ‘Trivial many’. We craft your Resume using the 80/20 rule – the impact is immediate, and often dramatic.
More interviews lead to more offers to select from – which, ultimately, leads to a remarkable career. At Vybex, we design Resumes that help you land a greater number of interviews.
Good interviewing skills = improved odds of receiving offer letters. We help you craft resume-related answers so that you can create meaningful and productive discussions across the table.
Copywriting is the art and science of using the right words to create a powerful impact on a logical, as well as emotional level. Your Resume will be designed to create a powerful impact.
Challenges. Actions. Results.
Every element of your Resume should help you inch closer to the ‘short listed’ pile. The CAR formula moves you forward by a mile. It’s designed to grab attention within the first 30 seconds.
You’ll apply for many jobs in the future. What elements of the short listing process can you control? The more elements you can control, the better. We show you the ‘what’ and the ‘how’.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below, we’ve listed few of the common questions on our Resume Design & Development services. This is one of the most popular pages of our website and we have provided detailed answers keeping in mind the diverse backgrounds of our visitors.
Being good at your job, and finding a job, are 2 different and dissimilar jobs.
A Resume represents you in your absence (while you’re being short listed) and in your presence (while you’re being interviewed). It is a Marketing document and an Interview document, and it must fulfill both purposes.
A good Resume Designer brings tremendous value to the table:
- Helps you focus on the actual needs of the employer using a Targeted Resume: You’ll see yourself from the POV of the employer, and this will help you understand the gaps in your application.
- Helps you perform better during the interview: A good number of questions (and thus a good portion of the interview) are spent discussing your Resume. An inside-out understanding of your Resume and its contents will help you glide through to the next round, and eventually, encourage the company to make an offer.
- Highlights your behavioural, people, and leadership skills: These days, companies don’t just want someone to do a job – they want to hire someone who can be promoted in the future (IOW, take on broader responsibilities). And they’re happy to invest in such talent. Simply listing your behavioural, people, and leadership skills doesn’t cut it anymore – you need to demonstrate these skills and how you’ve applied them…and that’s where our experience as head hunters comes in.
- Helps you speak in numbers: Vague words result in vague feelings and vague responses.Numbers (using the right context) can draw the employer’s attention towards the Results you have produced for the company, as well as showcase the Transferrable Skills that you possess. Mostly, companies are looking for Results and Skills – an experienced Resume Designer can showcase both using numbers (and using just the right amount of Resume real estate).
In addition, an experience Resume Designer understands the entire recruitment process; has deep insight into various interview formats; often has specific knowledge and prior experience about the particular position, the company, and the function; and a 360 degree view of the possible competition and talent acquisition sources.
Just as a mediocre resume can produce mediocre results, a good resume can produce good results. And a Resume Designer is a professional who can create a good resume for you. It’s an investment that often pays rich dividends.
Our Resume Designers are our Senior Consultants. We don’t hire Resume Writers, etc. Read on to know the differences.
Our Senior Consultants have a minimum of 7 years of recruitment experience (end-to-end experience of the hiring process). This means they have solicited and won mandates (assignments) from large and medium-sized companies; have drafted JDs; have vetted 1000s of resumes during the 7-10 years they’ve spent learning the ropes; have coached candidates on clearing multiple rounds of interviews; have negotiated 100s of offers; have handled multiple problem areas – candidates backing out, positions going on hold or being scrapped off, tough negotiations with candidates and companies, etc.; have faced at least 1 global recession and have experienced and studied its impact on the talent acquisition domain; and they have rubbed shoulders with hiring managers and function managers across all grades and levels.
In other words, we don’t hire Resume Designers who know very little about the actual process of talent acquisition. Your Resume Designer MUST know how companies hire, and why they hire certain people, and why they reject the others — and he / she MUST also have worked as a head hunter.
Whether you choose us, or another Resume Designer, here are 5 basic questions you need to ask the person who is designing your Resume. Make sure to look up his / her profile on LinkedIn so as to not be seduced by predetermined responses. This is about your career – treat the subject with the respect it deserves.
- How many positions have you closed in the last 2 years? And with which companies?
- What sort of business development experience do you have?
- What do you know about handling interviews? (Ask them your toughest interview question and gauge their response.)
- What is the process you use to evaluate multiple offers? Give me an example.
- What are 2 specific things I can do to hasten my job search? What’s your rationale behind choosing these?
You’ll notice that 4 out of these 5 questions are open-ended questions. That’s not an accident.
Why do these questions matter? In our experience, an inside-out understanding of the hiring process, combined with relevant, on-the-job experience produces better results for you (the candidate).
You are hired for your skills, talents, and experience. And your company is willing to compensate you for your services. Obviously, the more targeted your experience, and the more skills and talents you bring to your job, the higher your pay.
The bottom-line? Value.
Think of the Value your Resume Designer is bringing to the table. And…these 5 questions (and others that you may have) compel him / her to articulate that Value.
We have outlined the 6 major benefits above. Here are some additional benefits you can expect when you hire us:
- Additional Customization: Depending on the option you choose (refer the 3 options below), we are available to help you customize your Resume against a specific job. We will help you understand and apply the process, so that you can repeat it over and over when you prepare your Resume for different jobs over the years.
- Your issues: Our telephonic / Skype discussions will focus on YOUR problems – problems that are specific to your industry, your company, your skills, etc. Having dealt with 1000s of candidates, and a wide variety of companies, solving / addressing career and job search problems is second-nature to us.
- Value: You’ll receive a lot of Value. This is a premium service – and you’ll get more than what you pay for in the form of consulting and documented best practices.
- Always available: When you’re satisfied with the service and we say our goodbyes, it doesn’t mean you can’t give us a shout when you encounter a problem in your job search, career, etc. We’ll always be happy to help.
- Responsive: We’re busy people. Really busy. And that’s because we’re responsive. Because we have a small team and take up limited work, we’re nimble and prompt – with us, there are no bureaucratic hoops to jump through.
The real reason we started this service is this: We wanted to ensure a better ROI on our time.
We were already revising the Resumes of our candidates (who applied through us). Over time, as our workload increased, we found it harder and harder to manage search mandates as well as design resumes and coach candidates for free (which is why we also have a separate coaching service).
That’s when we decided to offer Resume Design and Job Search Coaching as separate services – it made strategic sense because it ensured better ROI on our time. We have a thriving Search & Selection practice and separating everything else from our main area of expertise (Search & Selection) made sense on many levels (time, financial, and long-term strategy).
The operative word is Process.
We use a set of time-tested Best Practices (gleaned over the years) to put together your Resume. It requires you to do some work – make no mistake about this. If you’re looking for a shortcut to glory – we’re not the team you should reach out to.
This is a process – and a good process takes time and work. A good process also ensures a good outcome.
An expertly-crafted Resume can produce dramatic results – especially if you understand the variables involved: networking with the right people, studying your competition, mapping out your career in great detail, improving your core skills (communication, interviewing skills), focusing on the 80/20 rule, and learning to look beyond the job description.
Needless to say, creating a good Resume takes time and effort. We have to include the most important variables of the job search and gauge where you stand against each variable – this takes time and effort.
Is all this really necessary? You bet.
Write to (or call) us using the form below to find out more about our Process.
We don’t promise miracles. And we don’t promise shortcuts.
Our goal isn’t to guarantee multiple interviews (no one can guarantee this), but to maximize your chances of landing interviews using a set of specific, time-tested, and contemporary strategies / best practices.
There are many, many variables in the short listing process and several of them are outside our / your control. We bring those variables under one roof and assess your current Resume against those variables, and then move your Resume closer to that of the ideal candidate (that the company is looking for).
If you’re having trouble securing or cracking interviews, with a little bit of analysis and examination, we can pinpoint the problem areas (i.e. why you’re unable to move forward in spite of a good resume).
With expert guidance and hard work, there’s no reason you can’t land multiple interviews and end up with a great job sooner or later.
Your problem may be specific, and you may not have found answers to your questions on this page.
If that’s the case, contact us:
- Using the form below (or)
- Send a mail to raj(at)vybex.com (or)
- Call us at 098101-78705
Please take the time to craft specific, unambiguous questions. We will respond to your queries in detail.
Our Resume Designing options
Being good at your job, and being good at getting short listed…are different skills.
Because you’re good at your job, doesn’t mean your competition is bad at theirs.
Learning to get short listed, consistently, is as important as being good at your job.
We teach you the ‘what’, the ‘why’, and the ‘how’ of taking control of your Resume. Our processes dramatically improve your odds of getting short listed for the interview. As you move forward in your career, you’ll come across dozens and dozens of opportunities – will you be prepared for them?
Remember: Being good at your job, and being good at getting short listed, are 2 distinct and separate skills. When you’re good at both, you are primed to make the most of these opportunities.
- Increase the number of interviews you attend. More interviews = more offers.
- Improving your Resume-based interviewing skills. Better interviews = more offers.
- Rise to the top 20% of the candidate pool. Consistently.
- Assess your competition using our 5×5 Competitor Matrix.
- Works for all industries and functions.
The Next Step
Get in touch with us. We’ll answer your questions, figure out your job search problems, and if you’re interested in our services, we’ll walk you through the payment process.
We don’t hire Resume Writers – our Senior Consultants consult, write, and design your Resume. As a result, sometimes there’s a wait-list; we’ll notify you immediately if that’s the case.