Resume Writing Strategy & Process

Resume World uses a Strategic Resume Development Framework that produces successful resumes–resumes that generate interviews leading to job offers.   The Framework provides 15 areas for detail discussion, analysis and information gathering.  This helps our resume writers and career consulants to craft resumes that could fulfill the needs of both our clients and employers allowing for the best candidate to be selected to fill job openings.  Below is a the Framework Process that encapsulates the "three major steps" involved in producing outstanding resumes for our clients–Client Consultation, Resume Strategy/Development and Client Review and Approval.

Resume World's Strategic Resume Development Framework

Step 1 - Client Consultation and Resume Needs Assessment Process

  • Discuss the purpose of the resume; applying for a new job, an internal promotion, or a career change
  • Identify targeted profession/industry and job objective(s)
  • Analyze the most relevant education, work experience, accomplishments, skills, strengths and attributes
  • Evaluate the position(s) applying for, including related job postings and job competency requirements (skills, experience, qualifications and attributes required to perform the job successfully)
  • Review current job descriptions, performance appraisals and other employment related documentation to identify relevant information for the development of the resume  

Step 2 - Resume Development Process

  • Determine the resume strategy – identify the most suitable resume format, structure and marketing techniques; determine what to include and what not to include in order to maximize strengths and minimize any weaknesses
  • Conduct additional research to obtain profession/industry or job specific market intelligence
  • Develop the content of the resume–capitalizing on key responsibilities, accomplishments, areas of expertise and strengths using job specific/industry specific keywords and competency-based phrases
  • Team review of first cut resume draft to ensure that the resume effectively links the client's competencies, accomplishments and successes to the targeted profession and job competency requirements

Step 3 - Client Consultation and Review Process

  • Review and discuss the resume with the client to ensure that the resume successfully targets client’s objectives and desires
  • Ensure that the resume accurately portrays the client’s experience and effectively demonstrates how the client’s skills and experience can benefit prospective employers
  • Make any changes as required to meet the client’s needs and prepare the final resume for client approval
  • Discuss how clients can use their new resumes to effectively sell their competencies at interviews to get hired