Are Your Résumé and Cover Letter in Good Shape?

March 11, 2016

 

Spring is here, and that means everything is ramping up for rapid change and growth. That could include your career. Even if you aren't planning on a job change, a new opportunity might be right around the corner. It's important to make sure your résumé and cover letter won't stand in the way of your next big break.

 

Throwing together your application documents at the last minute can result in confusing content, poor presentation, and silly mistakes. So this spring, invest in yourself by making sure you have a carefully crafted résumé and a polished cover letter (or at least a general template that you can customize for a specific job).

 

One of the best ways to improve your résumé is to have someone else read it. That might sound obvious, but people tend to skip this step. And while your spouse or roommate may be able to catch a few typos, a professional editor can take it to the next level by applying these best practices:

  • Avoid cluttering the page with unnecessary information

  • Cut out jargon, acronyms, and explanations that confuse rather than clarify

  • Find the right balance of general information vs. concrete data

  • Ensure your most impressive and unique attributes are highlighted first

 

At All-American Editorial Services, we specialize in helping professionals create stunning résumés that showcase their professional achievements. We've helped clients land jobs in design, consulting, education, and a number of other fields. We've also helped clients craft cover letters tailored to specific job postings.

 

The process is simple. Click on "Contact" and send us an email to get connected to an editor. You send us your documents, we'll make them shine! Contact us during March and get our spring promotional rates:

 

TUNE-UPS: A simple copy edit to make sure your content is clear and error-free

  • Résumé Tune-Up: $18

  • Cover Letter Tune-Up: $12

 

OVERHAULS: Substantial edits to improve overall structure, avoid common pitfalls, and tailor information to a specific job posting

  • Résumé Overhaul: $45

  • Cover Letter Rewrite: $40

 

Not sure whether you need a tune-up or an overhaul? Our editors will take a quick look at what you have and recommend one or the other.

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