Employers Aren't The Only Ones With A Brand
Are you tired of getting no response to your job application? Are you frustrated with posting to job boards and not getting hits? Guilty of sending generic cover letters and then wondering why no one has called you? Sorry to tell you, but chances are it's you; not them.
The key to a winning resume is the ability to differentiate your qualifications from the 200+ applicants applying to the same job. A resume should tell the reader what you've accomplished; not what you've done. Companies are fighting for top talent and moving to outbound recruiting methods where they proactively search for candidates. Super recruiters are not waiting for candidates to apply, which is why personal branding is a critical component of a successful career search. We are experts at identifying your brand and guiding your career search in the right direction; in fact, we have the credentials and reviews to prove it!
Our clients range from entry-level to C-level, seek everything from internal promotions to industry changes, and live across the globe; actually, we have 7% world domination!
area|Talent offers the following candidate services:
Resume | Cover Letter | Thank You Letter | Reference Page | LinkedIn Optimization | Career Coaching | Interview Preparation | Job Search Concierge
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area|Talent is a Certified Professional Resume Writer and a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Counselors.
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There are just under 3 million unfilled jobs and nearly 12 million unemployed workers. Be a stand out candidate with a strong resume.
POPULAR RESUME SERVICES
The proof|Reader is perfect for all job seekers. Guaranteed to be error free the proof|Reader service is a collaborative effort between you and area|Talent. You will receive a complete resume that is ATS compatible, and editable for when you land that new job! This custom design resume package includes unlimited revisions.
The re|Write is perfect for all job seekers. Guaranteed to be error free the re|Write service is a collaborative effort between you and area|Talent. This custom design resume package includes everything from the proof|Reader package plus a cover letter, and unlimited revisions.
The do|Over is perfect for all job seekers. Guaranteed to be error free the do|Over service is a collaborative effort between you and area|Talent. This custom design resume package includes everything from the re|Write package plus LinkedIn profile optimization and unlimited revisions.
LINKEDIN OPTIMIZATION SERVICE
138 million users are on LinkedIn in the United States
44,000 job applications are submitted daily through LinkedIn
74% of recruiters source job candidates from LinkedIn
94% of recruiters use LinkedIn to vet job candidates
Your LinkedIn Profile is one of your most valuable job search tools, and recruiters pay thousands of dollars for powerful LinkedIn search tools that find candidates through keywords and algorithms. Our LinkedIn Optimization service boosts your profile’s visibility and credibility among recruiters.
Whether you are getting started, looking to get ahead, wanting to strengthen work relationships, change jobs, or improve work-life balance, career coaching is a great place to start. Career coaching combines giving expert career advice that supports clients in making complete career choices, managing career changes, lifelong career development, and dealing with other career-related issues.
Career coaching includes a wide variety of professional activities which help people deal with career-related challenges. Career coaches work with young adults seeking to explore career options, experienced professionals contemplating a career change, parents who want to return to the world of work after taking time to raise their child, or people seeking employment.
Each coaching session is tailored to you, and you have full control over scheduling a coaching session; use the sessions consecutively or as you feel necessary. There is no expiration for these sessions.
area|Talent is a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches (PARWCC) and offers three levels of career coaching to fit your budget and need: Mentor, Coach, and Master Coach. All services include complimentary interview prep outside the purchased hours of career coaching.
The Mentor service provides hourly career coaching and is excellent for someone interested in learning more about what career coaching entails. This session will explore your life goals, ambitions, and career options.
The Coach service provides five sessions of hourly career coaching and a resume review. Sessions are scheduled at your convenience. Beyond the mentor service, we begin to design an appropriate career and job search activity plan to achieve your goal. The resume review includes feedback and edit suggestions. Rework is not included.
The Master Coach service provides ten sessions of hourly career coaching and the do|Over package (complete resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn optimization). Sessions are scheduled at your convenience.
Do you find career searching to be a full-time job? Does the idea of searching for a new career cause anxiety? area|Talent's concierge|Service takes away the career-seeking stress. The concierge|Service includes the following services:
The do|Over branding package (resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn optimization)
The Master Coach service
Unlimited career sourcing that matches your knowledge, skills, and abilities
Application submission for select positions*
Company profiles and role summaries included with each identified career
Unlimited interview prep, including Skype mock-interviews
Think of us as a helicopter parent. Short of completing your interview, we will take care of the rest!
concierge|Service is good for six months from date of purchase.
*At times a position may require an account creation, including password and username. For compliance and liability purposes, area|Talent would not be able to submit on your behalf. Those positions will be forwarded to you for submission.
The interview is not only a time for organizations to see if candidates are a good culture fit but also a time for candidates to decide if they fit with the organization's culture. Most interviews feel like an interrogation where you think you have to sell yourself to them. The truth is, an interview is absolutely about selling yourself, but it's also about the company selling you on their culture. A good interviewer conducts a more conversational interview vs. an interrogation, but chances are, you are not going to have a conversational interview, which is why preparing for standard interview questions is essential.
area|Talent is happy to provide complimentary interview preparation for our community. We understand that a thriving community is the product of successful talent. For more information on our complimentary interview prep, please email email@example.com.
Landing the job requires landing the interview.
While the average length of an interview is 40 minutes, 30% of 2000 surveyed bosses indicated they know within the first 90 seconds if they will hire the candidate. Common missteps in interviewing:
Applicants too fashionable or trendy | Failure to make eye contact | The way the candidate dressed, acted, or walked through the door | Candidate had little or no knowledge of the company | Quality of voice and overconfidence | Lack of a smile | Bad posture | Weak handshake | Crossed arms during interview