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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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You Need More Than a Great Resume

Kent Nolen

I am employed in a horrible job I am desperately trying to leave, I have been applying very actively for the past months. I do get callbacks and sometimes do phone interviews and face to face interviews however I have not succeeded in landing the job just yet. I feel the only interviews I have gotten are due to the sheer amount of applications I put in each day -between 10 - 20 day. It's like a numbers game to me.

Let’s start here… focusing on quantity and quality is fundamental mistake when it comes to job searches. Two well targeted, thoughtfully researched applications are going to be way more effective than 20 applications a day. Stop relying on the ineffective and frustrating “spray and pray” approach. Instead, get a resume you are really proud of and that you can easily target toward each specific position.

Having said that, I am the first to say that powerful job search documents are only a part of a successful career management plan. That is why I place so much emphasis on the entire process; I want clients to walk away with a success orientation and the kind of bolstered confidence that can change their career trajectory. Projects are about a lot more than a new resume, and that’s why I love what I do.

My full-service clients walk away from their projects with the guide, Beyond an Outstanding Resume. The suggestions in Beyond an Outstanding Resume serve as guideposts to point clients in the right direction, steering them away from “looking for a job” when necessary and moving them to comprehensively navigate their path to achieving the ultimate professional goal: career fulfillment.

Perhaps most important… An outstanding resume and what clients take away from Beyond an Outstanding Resume, get them out of the awful cycle of being 100% dependent on job search documents when it’s time to move on. The guide’s 12 tactics have clients reporting back that they feel bolstered in their quest to comprehensively manage their career.