Home / Blogs / Your Electronic First Impression- The Resume.

Karen Lombardo

Clear and compelling messaging makes the difference when communicating who you are and what you offer. Words on paper, on a website, or on the vows you speak on your wedding day represent your thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Your message comes alive and delivers with intent.

It is more than just words on paper and images on the internet. It is personal. I hope you enjoy the blog posts and learn more about the written word and how it can best speak for you and your business.


This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

how to write a resume
Blog / putanotherwayllc / Resumes

Your Electronic First Impression- The Resume.

Aug 7, 2018

Many people come to us asking for assistance with their resume. That got us thinking, so we asked around, did a little research, and here are some fun facts for you to think about:

Did you know that the average resume length for a person entering the workforce is about 300-350 words? The word count tends to increase with experience and salary, topping off between 850-1000 words!

Did you know that the look and feel of your resume should reflect you, not an image of you but the you that the interviewer will hopefully meet in person? If your area of expertise is artsy or requires a designer touch, the resume can reflect that. If you are an attorney, an accountant, or a banking professional, keep those lines clear and straightforward.

This is understood, but here goes anyway- please do not fabricate, embellish, or heaven forbid, lie. Technology is an easily accessible and effective tool for hiring departments, and verification is easier than it once was. So stand tall and talk about yourself in a solid and confident voice.

It is an electronic image. This is the first look a hiring person will have of you. It is electronic, cold, and impersonal, so let your true self jump off that page and grab their attention.

We love to hear that after an interview telephone call as you yell, “I GOT THE JOB!”  So let us be your writer and create that electronic image for you!

PS Cover letter or no cover letter?

Always a yes. A cover letter adds value to your resume and application and gives you a bit more ‘voice.’ Target the cover letter to the position for which you are applying. You do you and let your personality, achievements, specific skills, and tools shine.


Related Posts

Do I need a LinkedIn Profile if I Have a Resume?

Do I need a LinkedIn Profile if I Have a Resume?

Yes! You need a LinkedIn Profile even if you have a resume. Job seekers should have an updated LinkedIn profile and a resume…each performing a different function. Your resume does not replace your LinkedIn profile and vice versa.   What is the Purpose of a Resume? A...

Can you hire an obituary writer?

Can you hire an obituary writer?

Hiring an obituary writer is quite common. Immediate family members are thrown into the funeral process, and the thought of writing about their loved one is overwhelming and emotional.  Engaging with an obituary writer ensures that your sentiments and thoughts are...

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *