Hi, I’m Susan Lamar and I am here today to thank you for Resume Advantage Pro. I’m a victim of the recession; two years ago I lost my job in an industry that was hit hard by our current recession, and I’ve been trying to find a job sense then, and little did I now how much resumes have changed until I got Resume Advantage Pro.
I love the modules; I’m currently on module 6. One of the things I really like about it, is it really makes you examine your past history but in addition what is personal about you. What makes unique and what you can offer an employer and make them want to hire you.
I would recommend it to anyone. Anyone that is new out of college, anybody who has been looking for a job for sometime, or if you’re like me in your senior years and you are looking for a position. Resume Advantage Pro will give you the advantage that you need to get yourself noticed in the pile of resumes that are being submitted to employers.
Another thing that I really like about Resume Advantage Pro is, it is so easy to work with on the computer. The modules are easy to find, you can go back wherever you ended, and you don’t have to do it all at once. You can stop it at a point, leave it for a while, go do something and then go right back to where you ended at and continue and not be lost at all. The modules are laid out very well, I love the chronological order, they are very easy to follow and they make sense.
You start out building, building, building your resume and then you come up with a master piece that you can submit to employers. I am really excited about it; I think Resume Advantage Pro is definitely going to find me a position. It is very easy to follow, even if you’re not computer savvy, you can do this program!
Hi, my name is Marco and I’m from West Palm Beach Florida.
My resume prior to Resume Advantage Pro was definitely not as polished or may be as insightful was after using the video workshop. The great thing about resume advantage pro is that you can take the material that you have and you are able to craft it into a much more presentable and compelling document which was really neat.
I thought the CD, Resume Secrets and Job Search Strategies was great, it has tons of great content there. One of the thing I learned that I didn’t know before was about the search engine optimization parts that you can do for your resume which is obviously very important; because so much of what we do with our resumes is going to be from a digital type presence so I though that was very, very helpful.
I felt like the Resume Advantage Pro workbook materials were great, it gave me the opportunity to watch the videos online and then go back and do some reflection and put together some of my own materials before I moved onto the next section. It was a really great exercise to really focus in and be a little bit introspective about what it was you wanted to convey and how you wanted to get your message across. You want to be as truthful and transparent on your resume and the video workshop gave you time to think about each specific resume topic and package it into a way that makes sense to employers. You may even find some skills and qualifications through this process that may have not even give much thought to, but now this workshop has help you to find them, you can utilize them use them to craft a more complete resume in a really smart way.
Are your Values and Beliefs Aligned?
Consider the industry, the organization, or the company and their overall corporate vision and business goals before you accept that job offer. What is the public opinion of that company or the industry you are about to enter? Is your long term career goal in line with the business activities this potential employer displays?
This personal and career evaluation may appear simplistic; however if the company or organization is at significant odds with your own personal beliefs and values, you may want to consider the on the job workplace conflicts that may arise. For example, let’s say you were offered an accounting job with a company that produces cigarettes and other tobacco products. If you have a strong negative view of these products that may complicate your professionalism on the job, you may want to reconsider the job offer.
You will experience excitement about a job offer, but if you are not sure about what the company represents, or their public position and values you may want to do a bit more research before you accept that job offer. After a long job search it may be tempting to compromise your values and beliefs so you can start working again. You can ignore the differences for a while, but major differences in your values and beliefs will inevitability lead to a work place conflict, which may impact your overall career development.
Before You Accept that Job Offer, Ask Yourself…
Who is the boss?
Your new boss or immediate supervisor may not necessarily be the one that interviews you. If you have an opportunity before you accept your new job offer, try to meet with the person that will be your new boss or supervisor. Your specific job position or job role will determine how much direct interaction you may or may not have with your boss. Although, at some point you will have to interact with someone in an authority position, whether your boss, a department supervisor, or a team leader.
As you know, some people really click immediately when they meet each other. While others may have personality conflicts right from the start. Having an opportunity to feel out the team dynamics, the management role of your supervisor or the company culture can help you in your decision to either accept or decline a job offer.
Can I get there on time?
How far is the commute to your new job? Do you have dependable transportation or are you utilizing public transportation? Is your work schedule or shift variable or fixed?
A long commute may seem reasonable during the honeymoon period of your new job or when you are considering accepting the job offer. However, do consider the long term challenging affects a long commute may have throughout your employment with your new company. Are you prepared to make a long or difficult commute every single day? Will inclement weather introduce any unforeseen challenges? If you are unable to utilize public transportation, which is often common for US based employment, consider additional items such as parking, tolls, and fuel expenses. Is carpooling or ride sharing an option?
Consider all of these and any additional potential issues before you accept a new job offer. Simply speaking, if you can not guarantee that you will have a way to get to and from work every single day, then you should consider not accepting the job offer until you have your transportation issues resolved. You do not want a new job opportunity to end because of transportation challenges.