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A written document submitted with a job application explaining the applicant’s credentials and interest in the open position.

Is the “YOU” at the Interview the same “YOU” described in your Resume and Cover Letter?

JaneCo’s Resume Writers Enhance Your Resume and Cover Letters with a Style Analysis.

Is the person described in your resume and cover letter the same person that walks into the interview room?

As your cover letter is being read, the reader perceives a “communication style.” Is that style truly your style, or someone else’s? You deserve and need to have your materials customized to reflect who you are.

A professional resume writer must meet some fundamentally important challenges:  Powerful and dynamic resumes and cover letters that reach beyond work experience to project a professional persona with specific accomplishments showcased appropriately and the writer must do this while captivating the reader with a marketing message that says “Here is the person you have been seeking.”

An interview is the natural consequence of such marketing material.

It is critically important that you, during the interview, appear to be the same person that was perceived on paper.  A “disconnect” here can spell disaster for you, when you may have otherwise experienced a successful job search.

When we write for you, your success requires that we understand your communication style.  And communication isn’t restricted to words or phraseology but it includes ingrained behaviors and personal attributes as well – it comes down to who you are.

A professional communication style analysis is a key resource for us to understand who you are and how you interact with others and the respond to the environment. This understanding is necessary if we actually meet you in person or if we provide our resume and coaching services by email and phone. We are your professional “ghost writers” and we use the widely known and reliable Success Insights DISC Communication and Behavioral Style assessments to quickly and accurately understand your style. The report we get from this process tells us if we need to write assertively or passively or with a people orientation or a task orientation. The reports help us know your soft skills, your transferrable interpersonal strengths that are not only woven into your resume, but into your cover letters as well. Here is an example, using some of the narrative phrases directly from a DISC Style Analysis report: 

“Persistent and persevering in approach to achieving goals …sensitive to others and able to display real empathy for those who are experiencing difficulties …prefers to plan work and work the plan…others find it refreshing to have him on the team…thinks over major decisions before acting…considerate, compassionate and accepting of others…brings both speaking and listening skills to the group”

Your style analysis report gives us the information about your personal characteristics around which to craft dynamic marketing materials. Your resume and cover letter will be uniquely written for you and from your prospective.

DISC Communication and Behavioral assessments not only help us, as we write for you, but the reports also provide tangible evidence of who you are at the interview and serve as highly effective tools that help position you for your interviews with accurate branding statements and the ability to drive certain aspects of the interview.

We find DISC Style Assessments to be extremely valuable and indispensable tools for crafting resumes that work, cover letters that position you to be credible at your interviews, and an invaluable enhancement to our professional writing services with the unique you in mind.

Interviewing for a Leadership Position?

You are interviewing for a job that requires you to be a leader. So how do you prepare?

There are certain traits expected of a leader. Therefore, you’ll want to think about and decide upon on some scenarios that demonstrate your leadership traits and experiences. Prepare appropriately for your explaination and discussion points.

For example:

Explain your ability to organize and motivate people to accomplish goals while you continue to create a sense of order and direction.

Be prepared to discuss how you inspire others with a compelling vision.

Talk about how you empower others to accomplish common goals.

Be sure the interviewer realizes that you represent a positive, motivational example for others to emulate as they become leaders.

Describe how you support others through providing clarity, direction, organization and purpose.

With each of your talking points, be prepared with an example or two of when you did any and all of what you’ve talked about.

Note: JaneCo’s Sensible Solutions will ensure your discover your accurate personal traits. Ask us about our Communication and Behavioral Style reports. The results of your assessment will be used in the development of your resume and cover letter.