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Our professional resume writers have created 1000's of great resumes.
"As a 56-year-old female job seeker, my professional resume writer highlighted my skills and experience in a way that helped my resume stand out in a crowd." Tracy S.
All resume packages Include:
- One-on-one strategy session with your resume writer to discuss your career, expectations and goals for your career move.
- Detailed discovery process that includes written questions to capture your accomplishments.
- Standard 5 Business Day Turnaround.
- Unlimited revisions within 7 business days from the initial draft until you accept a final resume product.
Our professional resume writers know that crafting a resume for job seekers over 50 years old must be clear and concise in order to attract the attention of employers and recruiters. Resume writing is the most important step in presenting your skills to employers and getting the job you want. It is a process that allows a job seeker to highlight the achievements, experience and a great career that has been honed over many years in the workforce.
The professional resume writers at JobSearch50 will provide you with a well-written resume that will increase your chances of landing that new job.
Select a resume package that best fits your needs and one of our writers will deliver to you a first-rate resume that can give you an edge over other candidates.
Resumes, Cover Letters and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)
Finding a new job is never easy and it doesn't get any easier for older workers.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018 Displaced Workers Summary –
"In January 2018, the reemployment rate was 76 percent for workers ages 25 to 54, up slightly from the prior survey. Reemployment rates continued to be lower for older workers; the rates for those ages 55 to 64 and 65 years and over were 60 percent and 31 percent, respectively."
Having a resume and cover letter that stands out from the competition is very important for the over 50 job seekers when searching for that new dream job. A professionally written resume that is filled with keywords that apply to the position and company that you are applying to is essential. Keywords emphasize your credentials, education, skills and abilities to recruiters and hiring managers that are looking for specific identifiers when choosing candidates for interviews.
It is important to update your resume with recent relevant experience, training, certifications and education. Updating your resume regularly is essential in being ready to capitalize on that ideal job when it is presented to you.
In addition to a professional resume you should have a cover letter as well. Not many employers ask for cover letters anymore, but you should have a well written letter ready to go when an employer requests a cover letter be submitted when applying. Keep in mind that recruiters and hiring managers will not want to read full-page cover letters so do you your best to create a brief but attention-grabbing letter. Highlight your accomplishments and experience that apply to the position you are interested in. It can also help to quantify accomplishments and experience.
Applicant Tracking Systems
Many companies have started using Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). Applicant tracking systems are known for streamlining the hiring process through handling recruitment needs electronically. They process resumes submitted by applicants and can automatically filter them based on given criteria. For the most part these systems are efficient and helpful to recruiters and hiring managers when identifying qualified applicants. However, there are still concerns that some of these systems can be configured to automatically rule out applicants with too much experience, this could have a negative effect on older workers that have more experience than most younger workers by default. An acceptable option to combat this is to only list 10-15 years of work history on your resume. I would suggest that you speak with a professional resume writer or career coach to find out what is best for you.
Always remember to focus on what you can do for the company, this will help your odds when recruiters and hiring managers make their decisions.
JobSearch50.com offers Professional Resume writing services specifically for people over 50 years old. Our professional writers can provide you with a well-written resume that will increase your chances of landing that new job.