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Seattle, WA 98116

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Tandem Powered offers a full suite of Professional Resume Writing, Career Development, and HR / Business Consulting services.


Tandem Powered's blog is dedicated to empowering readers by highlighting best practices in the arena of resume writing, career development, and organizational effectiveness, as well as by providing readers with an insider's view of the corporate hiring process.

Get To Know YOU in 2016

Kent Nolen

In 2015, in honor of hitting 2000+ clients in 2014, I introduced a new and improved Tandem's Toolkit.

One of the hallmarks of my service – what I believe is a huge differentiator – is a commitment to creating a “best in class” experience. That means, in addition to staying on top of what’s going on in the world of Human Resources and Career Development, I want to ensure that I am always providing the highest quality, most relevant services and tools.
Over the years that has meant regularly refining my approach to HR consulting – striving to offer the tools and advice that can help to make organizations the best employers that they can be. On the Career Development / Resume Writing side, it has meant continually tweaking my process so that it provides the most value for individuals on a quest to find and maintain fulfilling careers. It’s about a lot more than a new resume, and clients love it.
Any top-notch HR professional will tell you that a resume is a critical piece of the job search puzzle, but only one piece. As surprising as it may be to many, I am regularly saying that an outstanding resume is only a prerequisite, a starting point, a foundation. It’s the beginning of what should a be a multi-pronged approach that moves you from “looking for a job” to “managing a career.”
1) The foundation of the package is my most popular suite of job search documents – Tandem's Essentials.
In addition to a powerful resume and a compelling, individualized cover letter template, Tandem’s Essentials includes:
  • A personalized resume follow-up letter template, allowing you to send a targeted letter after each resume submission.
  • A sharp, LinkedIn-ready companion to your resume – ready for posting on LinkedIn or other boards of interest.
2) The package also includes the extremely popular, new guides that I introduced a couple of years ago: 
  • Beyond an Outstanding Resume – 12 specific tools for taking on a multi-faceted career management approach that goes beyond submitting resumes and crossing fingers
  • Maximizing LinkedIn – a thorough resource for attaining and maintaining a top-notch presence on LinkedIn
  • Acing Interviews – tips for thriving in interviews
3) Finally, Tandem's Toolkit / Career Booster includes the newest addition to Tandem Powered: YouFinder.
Introduced in 2015 after careful preparation and planning, YouFinder is raising the bar in terms of clients' preparedness to take their careers to the next level.
If there's anything I've learned in the last decade+ of doing this work, it's that 1) knowing your strengths and natural talents is key for a successful career (and life!) and that 2) most clients are not in touch with their strengths and natural talents.
The contradiction between #1 and #2 keeps many careers from flourishing.
YouFinder – an easy to complete, 20-minute assessment – opens the door to an entirely new way of looking at yourself and your career. After analyzing your assessment, I'll provide details on your strengths, etc. and provide individualized tips / areas for exploration. You can also add on coaching sessions if you'd like to delve deeper into what YouFinder uncovers.

YouFinder has been a hit, and – in 2016 – I am going to go even deeper into the "whys" behind why clients should consider it when pondering which combination of services to go with.

Let me start with this.... Getting to know YOU on a deeper level is valuable even if you are already armed with a good idea of your strengths, talents, etc. The best development activity you can embark upon is going even deeper into that knowledge and using it to inform next steps.

Make this the year to energize your career! Get in touch for further details and pricing information.

Happy New Year!