Jon’s Success Story

Jon had great sales experience in the medical software industry, but his accomplishments were buried in his resume. He needed help highlighting his selling points and telling his story.

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  • Jon at a glance:

  • Experience 18 Years
  • Previous Job Healthcare Sales
  • In a Nutshell Failed the six-second test, needed a resume that highlighted his qualifications.

How Missy, a TopResume writer, helped Jon

J had a lot of great selling points and experience to work with, but his original resume wasn’t doing them any justice. The resume was a bit long, and his achievements were buried in the work history. In short, his resume didn’t tell a story.

To fix this, I created a section of career highlights on the first page of his resume to call attention to Jon’s most impressive accomplishments that were relevant to his current job goals. This ensured employers wouldn’t overlook an important piece of information they may have easily missed during their six-second scan. I limited the details of Jon’s early career history, which helped take his resume down to two pages (the optimal length for an experienced professional) and pass the six-second resume test.

I also created a career statement and areas of expertise section to set the tone for the resume and optimized the keywords I knew applicant tracking systems (ATS) would look for. Since Jon wanted to get out of the healthcare industry, I made a point to emphasize his software sales experience, downplaying that fact that he’d been working for healthcare technology companies.

In his own words

The resume I got back was well beyond what I thought I would get back with the amount of effort I put in.

Package details

Jon bought the Executive Priority package. This package guarantees that a top CPRW certified writer will return a first draft within two business days, as well as the following benefits:

  • Executive writer - Top 10% of our network.
  • Formatted for success - Formatting that will get an Employer's attention.
  • Keyword optimized - Your resume will be optimized to pass through Applicant Tracking Systems.
  • Cover letter - Employers are 40% more likely to read a resume with a cover letter.
  • 60-day interview guarantee.
  • LinkedIn Makeover - 97% of employers use LinkedIn; we'll rewrite your profile.

We crafted a plan that was exactly what Jon needed. Buy the same here.

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