you are not getting a reasonable amount of interviews or job
offers (especially if you have the qualifications) after sending out countless resumés, there is a
reason for it.
times out of 10 times the problem is either your resumé (what
you are sending out) and / or your delivery process (how you
are sending it.)
of these are easy fixes. The biggest problem is KNOWING
WHAT THE PROBLEM IS.
talk to people all the time who tell me "Na, that's not
the problem in my case, my resumé is fine." My question is: "Well, if it is FINE, why are you not
might think your resumé or CV is FINE as is, but
the truth of the matter is most folks work better than they
write. And this probably includes you.
are TWO TYPES types of resumés:
The proof is
always in the
pudding: If you are not getting any action in your offshore /
maritime job search,
you are doing and get a PROFESSIONAL CRITIQUE.
Here's a recent letter addressing a resumé
I appreciate your critique of my resumé. After I
read it, I immediately saw what you are talking about
concerning how hard it is to write a resumé you
can trust to get the job done.
have a degree in education, journalism and English
composition. You would think for me writing a resumé would be a breeze.
Boy was I wrong! Your principle highlights were right
on the mark.
Too much rambling
- Lacking the essential element of "SELL"
I rewrote my resumé following
your recommendations. The difference in responses was
immediate and nothing short of spectacular. It resulted in
my getting several nice offers to choose from when before
I was getting zip.
I'm now working in the Gulf of
Mexico for Transocean on a new semi submersible as a
storekeeper. We are working 14 on, 14 off and it looks as
if the rig will be going to Brazil later on this year.
Again, I want to thank you kindly for you help. Your
critique made the difference.
Las Vegas, NV
Holy smokes you've already
been the best 45 dollars I've ever spent. How do I send it
back through for another critique (can I do that)?
Is this Mr. Edwards or an
employee? It doesn't really matter who is answering my
emails because what I'm about to say speaks volumes no
matter who it is. I have subscriptions to two other resume
building websites and have spent countless hours in the
local career link trying to accomplish what you have helped
me accomplish in just a few emails.
I am speaking from the bottom
of my heart when I say that this is the best $ 45 dollars I
have ever spent. If....No....WHEN I finally get
that special reply asking me to show up for an interview I
will have a surprise for whoever you are. Thank you very
much for all your help whether you're the Cpt. or not!
Money is tight
these days and no doubt you want to save whenever you
can, and understandably so. You might be trying to save
money by writing your own resumé or getting a friend / family member to write it or help write
it. You might have purchased (or considering purchasing) resumé writing software, thinking this is the answer. In the
long run most of these choices will not turn out to be very productive.
Beware of any web site that offers a
resumé or you could spend money and lots of time sending something
this! There is no web site or software program
that will write a better resumé for you
than a real
NO SENSE WHAT SO EVER to send out a resumé that
is just going to get trashed because it is poorly written.
Most people work better than they write and are not
very good at
writing about their abilities, experiences and qualifications in a
way that will get them hired.
You can put your time,
your energy and / or your money into writing what you consider to
be the "perfect resumé" and still have it
bomb big time.
will not get a second chance to make a good first impression.
Get it right the first time and spend your energy working and
A professional critique will:
- Provide an honest, unbiased and
independent appraisal of your current resumé or CV
- It will show you, step by step, how to fix what's wrong. If
your resumé has problems, I'll tell you exactly
what they are and how to take care of them.
- You can get this critique FREE
along with pointers,
suggestions, examples and the kind of help that will get
you job interviews and get you hired.
"Better to be SAFE than SORRY!"
If you are using an
ineffective resumé, no one is going to tell you about
it. If you are not getting any action in your offshore oil rig
job search, send in your resumé TODAY
for a comprehensive, in depth critique that will cover the
following 11 points:
Cover letter effectiveness
- Format and Organization
- Details and Balance
- Language, spelling,
grammar and content
- What you send / How you
- AND the most important element of,
the element of SELL
A professional critique
will make a big
difference in your job search, and I can show you how to get
this valuable service for FREE.
That's right, FREE.
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