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


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Tell Me What I Don’t Know

Kent Nolen

I ask my clients a lot of questions.

“How did the system you implemented impact the business?”

“Do you have metrics to back up the statement that you grew the business over two years?”

“Would you say the site redesign enhanced user experiences? Do you have analytics that support this?”

As a professional resume writer and career strategist, it is my job to ask questions that guide clients to uncover achievements and quantify their impact. It is one of the most rewarding aspects of my work because – through those questions – clients begin to see their experience in a new way.

Every once in a while, a client will ask me to “tell them what they don’t know” about their experience or may even respond to a question I ask with “go ahead and make something up, you know what readers will be impressed by.”

Here’s the deal. I don’t make stuff up and you should be very wary of a professional resume writer who would. Beyond being unethical, there is just no value in fabricating achievements. As a client, you don’t leave with a bolstered sense of confidence when the resume is not an authentic representation of your impact.

If you are having problems developing an accomplishment-focused resume, reach out. We can work together to uncover achievements and create a resume that is a genuine expression of your impact.