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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.

It's All in the Process

Kent Nolen

Q. I really enjoyed your post on the value of the resume writing process. I am curious as to why you focused on the process and not the value of the resume itself. I mean, it’s the resume that gets you the job.

A. I don’t claim a resume will get you a job. In fact, I maintain that an outstanding resume is a critical, foundational piece of an effective job search and career management strategy.

Let me say that again. A resume alone will not get you a job. If I were to promise otherwise, that would be unethical (because so much of what you do in applying, networking etc. is out of my control).

But a bad resume can – and likely will – keep you from getting a job.

That is why your resume is such a smart investment. Whether helping you land precious interviews or piquing the interest of new clients, an outstanding resume can “pay” for itself many times over.

The additional value is that my individualized approach leaves clients with a clearer grasp of their potential impact, a firm understanding of their accomplishments and a new language for communicating their value in an interview. Add to that bolstered confidence and the previously mentioned benefits and investing in a new resume becomes a “no-brainer.”