How our work stands out from other resume writers and career coaches…
DIYing your resume. Oof, that just sounds bad to me. Have you ever heard of the Dunning-Kruger Effect?
🧠The psychology of the Dunning-Kruger Effect is the reason why DIY’ing your resume can go south, and quick!
The Dunning-Kruger Effect was first reported by social psychologists in 1999. There are two sides to the Dunning-Kruger Effect:
#1: You are very confident in your abilities to perform a task despite being inexperienced. For instance, 1 in 8 men surveyed in a poll thought they could beat Serena Williams at tennis 😂. This overconfidence is called the Peak of “Mount Stupid” (AKA: when you don’t know what you don’t know). Once you attempt to do the new thing, you realize how difficult it is and fall into the “Valley of Despair”. But, as you continue to learn, your competence and your confidence grow.
#2: You think everyone has the same understanding as you do…Have you ever hung out with a group of professionals who spoke using insider jargon? This is the Dunning-Kruger Effect in action. You can spot it when your nurse-friend uses medical acronyms to describe their work day as you nod along and pretend to understand. Or the landing page that you bounce right off because you can’t figure out what the product solves. The Dunning-Kruger effect impacts two parts of your marketing brain. That means it can have 2x the negative impact.
We utilize a science behind our resume writing services. You only have 8 seconds to appeal to hiring managers and recruiters, so make it right.
If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share? Yes, avoid bombarding recruiters with a resume for multiple jobs. They know who you are even after one submission and they will contact you if they think you’re a potential fit or match for a position. Also, adhere to the job posting. If it tells you direct instructions, follow them. It’s not optional.
What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession? Real resume writers avoid “fluffy” statements and task-oriented verbiage. We need to make you shine and in doing so, we follow strict rules when it comes to developing your line items. Real resume writers don’t just copy and paste job descriptions, we conceptualize the bottom line impact you had on your employers and showcase it accordingly.
Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field? I am a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW).
What do you like most about your job? I enjoy helping people achieve their goals and help impact their livelihood. Important stuff that requires someone who takes it even more serious than his clients. We need to make you shine, you and the people in your life are counting on it.
Do you have a favorite story from your work? Once I had someone cry on the phone during a consultation, because of her recent layoff and anxiety that came with this redundancy. I was able to coach her through this transition period she was in and explained to her that this was a chance for her to do something new and exciting and that fear shouldn’t drive this process. I told her to own the process and work through small changes one day at a time. She got hired on by a firm about 3 weeks later and even sent me a thank you card.
How did you decide to get in your line of work? I began as a recruiter at a staffing company, transitioned into full-time human resources recruiter openings and then began my own firm, MJW Careers, LLC. We provide resume writing, career coaching and outplacement solutions.
How do we utilize the ATS? We write all of our resumes in adherence with best resume writing practices. This includes incorporating keywords and strategies for the digital application process.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you? You need to sell yourself before and during an interview and I’m the one that can give you a road map for that journey.
Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients. This morning I spoke to clients or wrote resumes for a CIO, a Call Center Specialist, an Ops Manager, a Sales Manager, a military veteran, and a Loan Underwriter. I do everyone and anything. After 20 years, you’ve seen them all.
Reach out, let me help you get squared away properly and competitively.
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