It happens all the time. In fact, it might be happening to you right this minute.
You’ve been feeling the itch (or the full-on burn) to do something bigger, something better, something that’s going to give you energy and fulfillment … not suck the life out of you 8-10+ hours every day.
Or maybe you’re just getting started in your career, and feeling overwhelmed by all of the steps that seem to stand between you right now and that great new job that you’ve been dreaming about (especially the dreaded resume step).
Someone tells you about an incredible job that just opened up at a company you’d walk across burning coals to work for. Or, you see a “holy-cow-this-thing-was-custom-designed-just-for-me” job ad pop up in your inbox, and you realize that a bazillion people are about to sprint to get their resumes to the front of the line.
You know you can’t let this one pass you by. You’ve got to mobilize, and fast. But there’s one small (big) problem:
Maybe it’s old. Maybe it’s clunky. Maybe you’d die before letting another human being see the thing … for fear they’ll judge the pants off of you based on what you’ve got down on paper (You need your pants).
Or, maybe you don’t have a resume at all, and the idea of throwing something brilliant, compelling and you-had-me-at-hello together fast enough to take a run at an incredible opportunity seems daunting at best (maybe even impossible).
Regardless of where you are at this moment, the truth is undeniable: In the dog-eat-dog world of job search, you simply must have a Ridiculously Awesome Resume, one that you’re proud of, one that rivals that of any professional resume writer and one that makes your amazingness instantly clear to the intended reviewer.
You especially need one at the ready when you’ve got a hot job opportunity staring you in the face.
The purpose of this course is to help you pull together a professional quality, attention-grabbing (scanning-software-friendly) resume, in a weekend or less. Weekend Resume Makeover will teach you how the game of job search actually works (including specific details on the darned “resume black hole” that gives all of us fits) and then take you step-by-step through our proven process of developing a killer resume.
We’re going to take you from zero to finished resume in no time at all, which will come right in handy if time is of the essence. And we’re going to insist that you have a little bit of fun along the way. (Whoever said writing a resume needed to be as torturous as a root canal clearly had not heard about this course.)
At the end of Weekend Resume Makeover, you’ll be armed with something that you’re proud to hand out; something that helps you land interviews and, importantly, something that allows you to capitalize on those “I’d literally saw off my left arm to work there” job opportunities that fall square into your lap when you least suspect them to.
At JobJenny.com, we don’t just feel that you have the right to find career fulfillment; we believe you have an obligation to do so.
And a spectacular resume? Is kind of like your golden ticket to helping ensure that this happens.
So, sharpen up your #2 pencil, order up some sausage pizza or egg foo young, roll up your sleeves ...
I’m Jenny. I also answer to Jen, J-Fo, JobJenny and “Pssst … Hey lady, how’d you like to play a round of Scrabble?” (Please note: I will win.)
A Detroit girl turned Portlander (the one on the left coast), I've been helping people navigate and grow their careers -- and matching them up with great jobs -- for more than a decade. Originally a journalist and corporate marketing director, I jumped into the world of recruiting, resume writing and career advising in 2003, and I haven't looked back.
JobJenny.com, was born from a belief that it shouldn't be so
stinking hard, overwhelming and confusing to navigate job search, land a
promotion or venture off into a new career field. Since 2010, we've been giving
job seekers and those in career transition the tools, the guidance and the
high-fives you both need and deserve.
We also insist that it's OK to have a little fun along the way. (So, if you hate fun, we will be glad to point you toward a really boring alternate resource to get you through this. Seriously.) (No, not seriously.)
"Magic has happened here, folks. With the Weekend Resume Makeover, not only do I have a resume that is useful- I’m actually excited about it! I haven’t written a resume in years, and I certainly haven’t ever written a resume that I was proud to show off. Jenny’s course was full of information- how to make friends with the ATS, how best to say more with less, how to utilize a career summary over the loathed objective, just to name a few. Many thanks for creating this course!"
Karen C., Customer Care Specialist
“Rebuilding my resume using your program ... yielded what is undoubtedly the best resume I have ever had. With the help of your program, I have put together a resume that I am supremely proud of. Your method was exactly what I was looking for and needed."
Vicky B., Senior Office Administrator
"This is the greatest resume I've ever had. Thanks again for the great Weekend Resume Makeover course!"
Adam T. , Marketing Strategist
"After completing your Weekend Resume Makeover and Cover Letter Crash Course, I cranked out two beautiful, quality documents that I was so proud to send to potential employers. That confidence also translated into how I spoke during interviews with recruiters.
Big, fat, take-your-breath-away hugs to you from this forever fan, and with enormous amounts of gratitude."
Kim Alejo, Program Director
"Thank you for all the great info you shared in your Resume Makeover course! I've been working through the course assignments for the past few days and it's been so helpful in refreshing my resume and re-motivating me to get started with my job search again.
For the first time in a really long time, I'm excited about what the future might have in store, and that couldn't have happened if I still felt like my resume wasn't good enough."
Zach P., Project Manager
Jenny's strategy for getting your resume in shape goes far beyond any resume service or workshop that I've used. Her wisdom is straight-forward and her dedication is beyond compare.
It was crazy! In one week I had 5 companies interviewing me and 3 offers. I ended up going with the company I’ve been dreaming about working for since I got out of school. I was in awe.
With Jenny's help and guidance, I was able to land interviews, network more efficiently, feel extremely confident with my portfolio, and get job offers with fantastic companies.
A few changes (to my resume) made such an impact and helped me be able to speak about myself with more confidence and clarity. Thank you so much for what you’re doing. The world needs more of your message, content and YOU CARE factor.