Impeccable visual design is a great way to differentiate yourself from other job candidates and make the most of the 30 seconds that your resume has to impress an employer. - Dodd Caldwell, Founder of Loft Resumes
Greenville, SC (PRWEB) February 28, 2012
Loft Resumes announces the launch of its new resume design service for individuals looking to stand out from the crowd in today's highly competitive job market.
With record unemployment and millions of Americans actively looking for work, job seekers face greater and greater competition for fewer and fewer jobs. Twelve million white-collar workers face unemployment in the United States. A further five million are under-employed and 9 million report that they are actively seeking other jobs. Human resource departments and employers are inundated with stacks of resumes and spend an estimated 30 seconds evaluating each one. Their first job is to sort through those stacks and pull out candidates that catch their eye. The theory of more traditional career advisors has been that a vitae should look simple, plain and pretty much like everyone else's.
Loft Resume co-founder Dodd Caldwell disagrees. "We've talked to employers,” he says. “Many tell us that they really want to see some initiative from job candidates. They receive a lot of resumes and, while written content is important to them, it really helps if a candidate can do something to stand out and show they're willing to go the extra mile.”
With the launch of Loft Resumes, job seekers have the option to choose from a wide variety of resume designs to suit a broad range of job types, professional levels and career fields. Some designs are suited to more traditional fields like accounting and the legal profession; others to more creative career tracks like marketing, advertising and startups. Caldwell explains, “Once you choose a resume template, you can opt for one of our set color palettes or work with our designers on custom colors. Then, you upload your written content to the website. Our trained graphic artists get to work in custom typesetting your content with the design. Because of the dynamic nature of the content, no two resumes are exactly alike. You'll receive up to 2 revisions to ensure the final product is exactly what you want. And you can always purchase additional versions and revisions for a nominal cost.”
In today's high tech, computer-driven world, employers and consumers alike have come to expect both physical and digital documents to look more polished. “Design in general is increasingly important, particularly in certain industries,” Caldwell says. “And impeccable visual design is a great way to differentiate yourself from other job candidates and make the most of the 30 seconds that your resume has to impress an employer.”
More and more, hiring managers use a wider range of tools when evaluating prospective hires. Even so, resumes are still the staple first contact between employer and would-be employee. “We like to think Loft Resumes is a great way to maintain a professional presence but at the same time show a bit of design-sense and personality,” Caldwell explains.
About Loft Resumes:
Loft Resumes is a small team of designers. Co-founders Dodd Caldwell and Emory Cash are dedicated to crafting gorgeous resumes that help job seekers reach their goals.
Contact Info: Dodd Caldwell, Co-founder, dodd(at)loftresumes(dot)com, Phone: 864-660-9486
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