Creating fresh starts
and new directions

Great Impressions Resume

Are employers "missing" the real you?

Are you a stronger job candidate than what your resume shows?

Let us help you by creating a professional, strategically crafted resume so you can...

 Compete for opportunities at the next level
 Explore new career directions
 Or pursue other career goals!

Here is how we can help and how we are different:

We start with an 'uncovery.'

1. We start with an "uncovery." A client uncovery is a critical initial step in undertaking a successful job search or career change. We will work with you in a friendly, supportive and strategic way to identify the key experiences and skills that define you as a unique individual and job candidate.

We define your full value.

2. We present your full value. We carefully craft resumes, cover letters and other tools, as applicable, to maximize the value that each client has to offer. The resume that we can create for you will present you as a compelling, memorable candidate by clearly showing the difference you can make, and, just as critically, it will be written to align effectively with today's keyword-driven applicant tracking systems (which rank resumes based on keyword matches) to increase your ability to attract employer interest.

We can help you navigate any bumps in the road.

3. We can provide strategies and confidence-building insights for challenging situations. We occasionally work with clients who face especially challenging career situations, which may include terminations or lengthy absences from the workforce for various reasons. In these instances and when appropriate, we are able to provide strategies and insights in the course of delivering services that offer a path forward. In assisting clients in this way, we have been told that we are excellent listeners who are able to help clients find renewed confidence.

Then you move forward as a stronger you!

4. Then you move forward as a stronger you! With a new or revitalized resume, you are able to provide a more convincing presentation of value and as a result can increase your ability to secure interview requests and job offers. We have assisted numerous clients in the past with their career goals (see Testimonials) and would welcome an opportunity to do the same for you. Contact us today to take the next step!

And ... if making a career change is a priority for you, we can also assist you by creating a "breakout resume" - a resume that shows employers how your skills and experiences translate or are relevant to positions in new industries or employment sectors.

In my job search since sending out the resume you created for me, I have had 3 job interviews and yesterday I received a solid job offer that I will be accepting. I wanted to let you know that I am beyond pleased with the resume you prepared, and I feel it showcases my career history and skills well. This is a tough job market going on right now and what I paid for your service was well worth the value I received."

L.N., Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Working with you through the process of developing my new resume has truly been a beautiful experience, as the resume that you created is amazing. You have really helped me with pinpointing and rediscovering my strengths and with boosting my confidence. I have already submitted my resume to an employer, and I have been re-establishing relationships with longtime business contacts because of the new confidence that you have helped me find in myself. You have been great for me. Thank you so much!"

C.P., Marengo, IL

Great Impressions Resume & Career Services is a member of Portage County Business Council, Professional Association of Resume Writers, and Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches. Portage County Business Council