Resume Writing

Resumes are definitely NOT “one size fits all!” The average time a resume gets screened on manual review is about 12-15 seconds! If your resume doesn’t immediately catch the attention of the screener in that period of time, or via the key word matching software they are using, they have already moved on to the next candidate. Your resume must be unique, remarkable and stick out from the crowd for each and every position you apply for!

At Professional Development Strategies, we don’t write one resume for you and expect you to use that for all positions you apply for. Instead, we work with you individually to write a base resume then teach you how to customize and tailor your resume specifically to fit the positions you are seeking.

The Top Ten Steps To Ensure Success When Transitioning To The Private Sector

I’ve spent my entire career working exclusively in the private sector. Throughout that time, I’ve interacted with thousands of federal agents, detectives and police officers from around the globe. Routinely, I talk to many people in law enforcement who are planning on retiring and express interest … [Read more...]

Proofing Your Resume: More Than Just Spell Check

While it's true you can't judge a book by its cover... you may, however, be able to judge an applicant by his/her resume. Well written, polished and clean looking resume's naturally get more attention than sloppy, poorly written and mistake filled ones do. Resume's get interviews and for most hiring … [Read more...]

Resumes: Limiting Page Count Likely Limits Opportunities

Clients often ask, "How long should my resume be?" There are many different schools of thought on this but one of the more common philosophies is "no more than two pages." While that response probably works for certain types of entry level positions, individuals with less than five years of … [Read more...]