Make Sure Your Resume Goes
to the Interview Stack, Not the Trash
Employers typically hire people for only two reasons: They think you can help them make money, save money, or both.
Using the detailed guidance on resume development from Job Search: the Total System™ helps employers understand your value even before they meet you. For that reason, using the “A+ Resume” format that is part of The Total System, can make the difference in whether you get the interview. Done well, it can drive the success of your entire job search, giving you ammunition for your interview, leverage to negotiate higher compensation and more.
Clear All the Hurdles
Consider the hurdles a resume has to overcome: It must rank in the top 5 of every 100 resumes reviewed and must pass the employer’s initial review after just 30 seconds of reading time. How much can The Total System increase your chances? Our results were proven when our clients reported that a company chose to interview six candidates from a pool of 200 job applicants. Three of the six selected were our clients who had used the “A+ Resume” format!
“As a seasoned professional writer, I thought the last thing that needed help was my resume. By combining my writing skills with The Total System resume format, mine went from decent to great—and got the results to prove it.”
—Marketing executive, Houston
Why the “A+ Resume” Approach
The A+ Resume approach works because it:
- Sets you apart by focusing more attention on your accomplishments than on your responsibilities.
- Quantifies the value of your accomplishments and provides examples.
- Emphasizes competencies that employers value most.
- Communicates quickly whether you are an appropriate candidate for a job opening.
- Avoids specific approaches and details that can remove you from consideration immediately.
- Uses a format that shows you are professional.
- Provides clear-cut instruction on:
- What information to exclude.
- Telling “the truth” versus “the whole truth.”
- What to customize—and not to customize—when applying for various positions.
- Shows you how to create powerful cover letters (yes, they are essential) to personalize your resume submission.
“The chapter [in Job Search: The Total System on resumes] is worth the price of the book, and maybe your new career.”
—Kevin Hogan, author, The Science of Influence
Make Your Resume “A+” to Get a
Better Job for Better Pay
Total Career Success offers several products and services that can help you create your best resume ever and get the results you want.
For resources that provide the most benefit throughout the job search process—and the best value—order either:
The Book + Bonus Bundle: This includes the printed book, Job Search: The Total System, with 34 pages dedicated to resume development, and the A+ Resume Toolkit, which contains a resume template to insert your information, or…
An online subscription to Total Career Success University: Each subscription includes a downloadable PDF version of Job Search: The Total System, selected A+ Resume samples, a resume template and a comprehensive range of interactive resources that also support you in networking, interviewing and more.
The A+ Resume Toolkit: An 8-page
summary of resume development advice and detailed examples of accomplishment statements (from Job Search: The Total System), a resume
template and a sample A+ Resume.
Sample A+ Resumes: Browse our collection of resumes covering numerous industries, positions and levels of responsibility. Order those closest to your interests for examples that you can adapt to your own capabilities and experience.
Resume Preparation Coaching: Want help every step of the way? We can ensure you effectively communicate your accomplishments, skills, competencies and work history. Contact us for more information.