I hear from people all the time who believe they have a great resume when, in my view, they don't. Often they've had it written by a professional resume writer who doesn't have any expertise in retail (I spot those from a mile away) and, unfortunately, it shows. Other times they've written it themselves and they simply don't know the type of information recruiters want to see or how to present it in the best way. The end result is a poor first impression.
It's understandable. Resume writing isn't something that most people do very often, so it makes sense that it's not something they're skilled at. But if you're competing against people who have taken the steps to make sure their resume is first-class, and you haven't, you're at a major disadvantage in your job search.
I am a professional resume writer who works exclusively with retail field leaders in the United States and Canada, including department managers, assistant store managers, co-managers, store managers, general managers, and area/district/regional managers. I've been doing this since 2005 and I've accumulated more than 400 recommendations from happy clients on LinkedIn.
I'd be happy to offer you a free resume assessment if you are a single-unit or multi-unit retail manager in the United States or Canada, such as an area/district/regional manager, store manager, assistant store manager, or department manager. Unfortunately I don't work with clients at higher levels, in other countries, or in other areas of retail (buying, HR, finance, etc.) as that is outside the focus of my service.
If you're interested, email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for a free assessment. I'll review it as soon as possible and let you know if I think it's helping or hurting your job search.
There is no cost or obligation.