Most resumes are instantly rejected because they are not focused enough on the targeted industry or job type, along with other reasons, and fail the initial ATS test. Targeting resumes is complicated but can be done effectively several different ways. Below is a comparison of the most common methods of job targeting based on the estimated effectiveness of each approach.
Cover Letter & Follow-Up Note
A cover letter is an introductory letter that is sent with the resume as part of a complete application package. Over 50% of employers want applicants to submit a cover letter along with their resume. Therefore, it is best to have one available when requested.
A follow-up note should be sent soon after an interview. HR departments are busy, and sometimes a little reminder never hurts. Also, sending a simple "thank you" after the interview goes a long way in showing the hiring manager that you mean business.
"My resume and cover letter look amazing, and I'm not the only one who thought so! I submitted both to the job I was going for and received a response back the next day requesting an interview. During the interview, the hiring manager told me how well put together my resume was and how eloquently the cover letter was written, organizing my career progression in perfect detail. I ended up getting the job - thanks to Careers Plus Resumes."
~ Sandra S., Sales Manager
How It Works
After you place your order, you can upload your existing documents for review and/or use the easy online questionnaire to provide details.
Your dedicated, certified writer will contact you directly to discuss your career goals and background.
Once we've made a thorough analysis, an attention-grabbing resume will be expertly crafted within 24-48 hours.
After downloading your new documents (Word & PDF files), you can request unlimited revisions and target different jobs until you get hired!