Are you applying for jobs and not getting calls for interviews? Have you ever thought you'd be better off sealing your resume in a bottle and casting it out to sea than sending it into the abyss of cyberspace? At Written by a Pro, we understand your frustration. Automated candidate experiences can be dehumanizing, but they don't have to be. We have an arsenal of job search tools to help you get noticed by hiring managers.
Here's a link to an article titled "Message In a Bottle" (written by yours truly) that was originally published on LinkedIn explaining three common reasons why resumes don't generate responses:
Come back when you've finished reading it.
We've extended the blog contest through 6/30/2016. Anyone who reads the article "Message In a Bottle" on LinkedIn and sends us an email with "Blog Contest" in the subject line and a brief numbered list of the exact three reasons described in "Message In a Bottle" to firstname.lastname@example.org will receive an electronic copy of the newest job search tool in the Mission Possible arsenal, our Fit/Gap Analysis Tool (a $12.95 value). For a limited time, we are offering this fit/gap analysis tool to job seekers who enter the blog contest at no cost and without obligation to purchase our services. It's just our way of saying thank you for reading and responding.
Simply click on the hyperlink, which will open the article in a new window, or cut-and-paste the URL for the article into your web browser, find the three answers, then send us a quick email. It's that easy! Hurry, the contest closes at midnight on 6/30/2016!
Sharla Taylor is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), Certified Career Enlightenment LinkedIn Writer (CCELW), experienced job search strategist, and published author. Sharla is the owner of Written by a Pro, a freelance writing and editing service. She approaches her business from a Christian perspective. Her favorite Scripture is Matthew 19:26 "with God all things are possible."
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Austin Farmer, graphic artist, is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design where he majored in Industrial Design and minored in Architecture. Austin creates marketing materials for businesses and uses his artistic and musical talents to enhance the worship service at Savannah Christian Church. His favorite Scripture passage is Isaiah 12:2.