Magic words can make all the difference. Is your resume going to open doors—or close them?
Applying for a job is hard because you have to sell yourself in a buyer's market. Most people are not natural salesmen, and selling yourself is even harder because you're too close to the product to know how to make it stand out. That's why so many people sell themselves short. They submit a resume, but the case they make for themselves is paper-thin.
Is your resume really selling yourself? Or are you just listing things you've done and hoping for the best?
North Star Editing offers stellar guidance in marketing yourself and managing your personal brand. Writing a resume with North Star comes with three key advantages:
1. Compelling Content
Too many people sell themselves short in their resumes because they don't know what to include or how to present it. That's why I start every new resume from scratch, asking questions individually tailored to your professional background and your short- and long-term goals—where you've been and where you want to go next. Then we'll use your answers to craft new content that will help you get there.
2. Visual Appeal
Employers begin forming an impression of you as soon as they lay eyes on your resume—even before they start reading it. Worse yet, you have as little as six seconds to convince a hiring manager to keep reading. That's why attention to a resume's formatting, layout, and design is just as important as the words themselves.
Every North Star-edited resume comes with a comprehensive Grammatical Guarantee: should you find even a single grammatical mistake in your completed resume, then I'll give you your money back. (To date, I'm at zero refunds and counting.)
The North Star Advantage
Resumes are important, whether you’re looking to land your first job, move up the ladder, or move to a new city or field. Don't let your resume get lost in the shuffle. With the three advantages outlined above, a North Star resume will help you make the best possible impression on recruiters and hiring managers alike.
Get a North Star resume. Get the interview. Get the job.
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Having trouble capturing your qualifications? Just write answers to my targeted questions and I'll prepare you a brand-new resume from scratch to help you take the next step in your career.
Feeling lost or frustrated? Don't even know where to start? Let's talk through the process together with extensive phone consultation to help you land the job of your dreams.
"After working with Michael on my law school applications, I received a full-tuition scholarship to a top-25 law school. After working with Michael again three years later to complete my resume and cover letter, I landed the job I wanted as a corporate attorney despite the difficult legal job market. I'm not saying that Michael's the reason I got accepted or hired, just that he's a straight-up sorcerer with words."
"I have received editing service from a couple different popular editors on the leading editing websites before. And Michael is the best! He truly cares about my success in grad school application and did a great job presenting my best image in the personal statement and resume. As an ESL student studying engineering, I’m thrilled to see that English or writing isn’t my drawbacks in my application anymore. Working with Michael is also a great learning experience. Highly recommend!"
"When I was applying to college, my brother, Robert, raved about his experience working with Michael and strongly encouraged me to do the same. I worked with Michael on my college application and got a scholarship, and then I worked with him again on my resume and landed an internship with a civil engineering firm. As usual, Robert was right. I can't say enough good things about Michael."
"After working with Michael on my resume, I got to leave a job I didn’t like in a city several hours away from my family and friends, move back home, and take a better job for more money. He really helped me understand what recruiters look for on a resume so I could tailor it to their expectations. I couldn't have asked for anything more."
"Michael helped me get into my first-choice professional MBA program, and then after working with me on my resume, he helped me advance my career by landing my current position in marketing. I couldn’t be happier with my experience working with Michael."