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On average, hiring managers scan individual resumes for fewer than 20 seconds before deciding the pile in which to place them.

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At N/C our Web application will build your resume and you can download a text version (which is the format you would use to place your resume on most job boards) This process involves your uploading your current resume and editing it with our interactive resume builder. You may also start from scratch by answering questions on our form wizard.

For $2.95 you can download your resume in a Word or PDF format and have full access to all our services and tools during the next 14 days

After 14 days the cost to use all of our tools and services is $34.95 for additional 30 day periods.

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    What should your resume do for you?

    It must show your skills & experience and stand out from your competition.

    Why an expert should write/rewrite your resume?

    In this competitive job market, a well written resume is essential to getting in front of employers. Each resume is glanced at to determine if it should be read in its entirety or just filed.

    Why use a resume builder or expert to write/rewrite your resume?

    In this competitive job market, a well written resume is essential to getting in front of employers. Each resume is glanced at to determine if it should be read in its entirety or just filed.

    Why should you use RetiredBrains and LiveCareer?

    LiveCareer is the home of America’s #1 Resume Builder. They also have expert resume writers on their staff, and have helped millions of people create job winning resumes and cover letters. They offer two ways for you to create your resume:

    1. Do it yourself Free Online Resume Builder
      • LiveCareer offers an online Resume Building tool to help guide you through the process of writing your resume. They offer a step-by-step guide and expert writing help that is tailored to your experience level and industry.
      • You can try the Resume Builder for free to see if you like it. You can also create an online version of your resume to post on social networks or download a plain .txt version for free.
      • If you want to download your resume to Word or PDF, or print the formatted version then there is a small cost of $2.95 for 14 days of full access to all of LiveCareer’s tools. If you want to continue using their various services it is $34.95 a month after the 14 day period.
    2. Get help Use a Professional Resume Writer
      Having your resume written or rewritten is easy. Simply...
    • Place your order right online by clicking the “order now” link in the box that best describes you.
    • You will receive personal attention from an expert resume writer.
    • LiveCaereer will prepare a draft within 2-3 business days.

    Your resume is your primary marketing tool, your foot in the door and the lead element in any job campaign. If your resume does not command attention, while immediately highlighting your best attributes, your resume ends up filed in a dead end area. Create your resume now!

    After your resume is written the way you wish it to appear you can create an account and post your resume at no cost so employers searching our database can find you.

    Following these two guidelines will improve the likelihood of getting your resume read:

    1. Tailor the general resume you have written to the specific job and company where it is being sent. Expand your description of the areas of experience and education that apply and cut back the space you have devoted to those areas which have little or no value to the employer reading your resume.
    2. Make sure the first area at the top of your resume is a "summary of experience" and includes specific applicable experience as opposed to generalities. Consider using words from the job description or posting. This area of your resume should be designed to prove your value proposition and differentiate you from your competition — and shouldn’t list objectives.

    On average, recruiters and hiring managers scan individual resumes for fewer than 20 seconds before deciding if they are going to read them.

    Many recruiters separate resumes into three categories; not interested, hold for further review if a better candidate can’t be found, and those where the candidates meet most or all of the criteria in the position description.

    Your resume must get into this last group if your credentials are appropriate for the position to which you are applying.

    12 checks that should improve your chances of getting your resume seen by employers:

    1. Did you list your cell phone for contact? If so make sure there is a professional voice-mail message on it.
    2. Did you make sure your email address is appropriate for business? Hokey and fun email addresses can cut you out of the interviewing process.
    3. Are you using clichés in your summary of experience description? Catch phrases like “result-oriented,” “self-motivated,” “dynamic,” “team player,” and “proven track record” often won't get past the new resume scanning programs. Better to use words from the job description or posting.
    4. If you were self-employed were you specific in describing the projects you worked on and did you include your client names (with their permission)?
    5. Did you include anything other than name and dates of employment for jobs you had early in your career? Unless they are particularly relevant to the job you are applying for, don’t.
    6. Did you include your familiarity with specialized equipment, operating systems software, newer programming platforms, technologies, etc.?
    7. Did you include any volunteer work with nonprofits or other charitable activities?
    8. Did you list the core competencies and “buzzwords” of your job function and industry? These will help with recruiters using resume-parsing software. At the same time don't include words like “responsible for” or “duties included” but rather use language like “managed” or “oversaw” as recruiters and hiring managers react better to this terminology.
    9. Did you minimize descriptions of job tasks and maximize descriptions of accomplishments?
    10. Did you quantify your accomplishments? Did you include increases and comparisons in dollars, and percentages? Did you use numbers when ever possible? If you can support this information with charts and graphs do so. Did you provide examples of how you executed the relevant projects you described in your various work assignments?
    11. Did you create a text-only version of your resume? This will preserve the formatting when uploading into a company text box. Word documents don't formulate properly when placed in a text box.
    12. Did you include a cover letter? In most cases you can assume it won't be read, but your cover letter can serve to better relate your experience to the job to which you are applying. Regardless, briefly include this information in the resume itself in case the cover letter isn't passed on with your resume.

    Cover Letters

    Differentiate your cover letter from other candidates.

    Every cover letter should have one goal in mind: strategically market the candidate for the desired position. The cost of writing a cover letter for you is $40. Click here

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