Q: What is a Resume?
A: A resume is a detailed summary of your qualifications for employment. It provides the reader with specifics on the type of position you are seeking and highlights your relevant education, experience, and skill set. A resume is your personal marketing tool and the reader’s interest in the appearance and presentation of that material is what will determine if an interview follows.
Q: What is a Curriculum Vitae?
A: Academic, Scientific, and Medical professionals will need a Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) when applying for research, faculty, or clinical positions. The Curriculum Vitae, unlike the standard resume format, concentrates primarily on a job applicant's extensive academic accomplishments and professional activities. A strong C.V. is a thorough biographical statement that can consist of anywhere from two to ten pages, depending upon the amount of academic achievements and level of experience.
Q: What is the purpose of a Cover Letter?
A: A cover letter is an introduction to your resume and provides a brief summary of your qualifications for the position you are seeking. Your resume should never be sent without a cover letter. The cover letter is an important part of your presentation and reflects your knowledge of the employer’s needs.
Q: Do you write Interview Thank You or Follow-Up Letters?
A: Our qualified staff can prepare any letter to support your job search campaign, including Interview Thank You and Follow-Up Letters.
Q: Who will be writing my resume and what are their credentials?
A: A CareerSoar staff member with industry-specific experience in your field of interest will be given your writing assignment. You can be assured that the writer who is preparing your document has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of your particular field. CareerSoar’s staff is comprised of certified resume writers and job coaches at the top of their craft. They are equipped with the skills and expertise to develop targeted resumes that get results.
Q: What are the different types of resume formats you use?
A: Perhaps the most common resume format is the reverse-chronological, the functional, or a combination of both. We select the format that best represents you, given your individual experience, ability, and training.
Q: How do I know which of your resume services to choose?
A: Use the following guidelines:
Cover Letter - select this service if you want to add that extra edge by adding a cover letter with your resume.
Entry-Level Resume - select this service if you are graduating from college, or have less than 3 years of business experience.
Professional Resume - select this service if you are a mid-level, experienced professional.
Executive Resume - select this service if you are a senior level professional or experienced executive.
Web Page (HTML) Resume - select this service if you would like your resume to be available online to potential employers and recruiters 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Q: What are the advantages of a Web Page (HTML) resume?
A: Web page resumes offer three advantages:
1). You do not need to worry about attaching a resume to an e-mail that you send to a recruiter or HR Manager, one that they are often unable or unwilling to open. You simply create a hypertext link to your resume in any e-mail correspondence.
2). Your resume is available to recruiters or potential employers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
3). Your Web Page resume includes keywords that help employers or recruiters find you when doing an Internet search.
Q: How long does it take to get my resume completed?
A: All our resume services have a guaranteed three-day delivery. The Web Page resume has a guaranteed five-day delivery.
Q: Is your work guaranteed?
A: Absolutely. If you are not granted an interview within 30 days after we write your resume, we will help you fine-tune your job search strategy and rewrite your resume at no charge!
Q: There are many resume writing services on the web. Why should I use CareerSoar?
A: We pride ourselves on our quality and personalized service. CareerSoar’s staff of writing professionals are experts and are exceptionally well-qualified based on their background, credentials, and affiliations.
Q: How do I know my credit card information is safe?
A: CareerSoar encrypts all financial transactions using a Secure eBusiness ID from Equifax to ensure that your information is secure.
Q: How do I know that my resume was posted on the number of job boards that you claim?
A: Upon posting your resume, you will receive a Posting Report that includes all of the job boards that your resume was posted to. Also included on this report is your Userid and Password information, so that you can access your information at any time to review or change.
Q: How effective is job board resume posting? What kind of response can I expect?
A: Resume posting on Internet job boards gains you instant exposure to thousands of recruiters and hiring managers. Within hours of being posted, you can expect to start receiving e-mails from interested recruiters and employers.
Q: Why can’t I post my own resume to each individual job board?
A: You could manually post your own resume to each job board. However, since all job boards require that your resume be in a different format, you can expect to spend at least a half hour posting to each individual job board. If we post your resume for you, our customized software will have you posted to these job boards within minutes.