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In this blog, I aim to keep you updated with special offers, news related to the industry, and links to career information.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Nw Executive Resume Writing Site

Come over to www.careersteering.com and join me in a coversation around resume branding, job search coaching, and social media/networking!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Toast of the Resume Industry Nominations

 Résumé Writer nominated for prestigious TORI Award

Career Directors International (CDI) is pleased to announce the nominees of the 2010 TORI Awards, also known as the Toast of the Résumé Industry. Writer Rosa Elizabeth Vargas and owner of Creating Prints Resume Service has been nominated in the category of Best Executive Resume and Best Creative Resume for the top award.

CDI’s President Laura DeCarlo, proudly states, “While winning a TORI Award represents the pinnacle of résumé writing expertise within the industry, nomination for a TORI is one of the most prestigious honors a résumé writer can achieve. Being recognized as "one of the best" by your peers is an accolade that very few get to savor. We are proud to introduce the TORI Awards to the résumé writing and careers industry, because it highlights the work of members in our industry that so often get overlooked.”

Professional résumé writers submitted entries for the TORI Awards in June, and a panel of the industry’s top writers were selected to judge the submissions. Up to seven entries have been nominated in each category, with CDI Officers making the final ruling later this month. The winning résumés and cover letters will be announced on October 16th in San Diego during CDI’s annual conference.

Career Directors International is raising the bar and setting new standards for résumé writers and career coaches worldwide. With more than 400 members, the organization provides continuing education, testing, and coaching for professional résumé writers and career coaches.

Congrats to Rosa Elizabeth Vargas
Master Resume Writer

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Six Certified Resume Writers Combine Efforts


I am proud to announce a new venture! Five other certified resume writers and I have launched a new consortium of career experts, The Resume Chicks. It is a playful name for such serious experts -- yes! But, the powerful tips and information you will gain by visit our blog and following us on Twitter is no game!

Join us on 01/11/2009 as we launch our new blog!

As always, if you have any questions, rvargas@creatingprints.com

Resume Writing Service
Resume Service For Leaders and Executives

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Your Online Job Search

Why You Need Online Job Searching
With 1 out of 10 job seekers out of work, making connections, networking, gaining recommendations, and job leads is going to help you find your new career sooner. Many are out of work for months; you should do everything in your power to shorten this time. Doing everything means networking in person but also job searching online via job boards and especially via social networking accounts!

Find The Hidden Job Market
You don’t have to wait anymore for the job opening to be placed in a newspaper or for a job board to place it and then everyone (hundreds of job seekers) jump to respond to that one ad. You can now go straight to the source, which often times is the person working at the company.
Who else can you find online via Twitter? Recruiters, hiring managers, the companies you want to work for. Further, you can make new friends/acquaintances via your social networking and perhaps as soon as they know there is an opening in that company -- they will let you know!

Controlling What Google ‘says’ About You
Whenever you apply for a job, your new employer will search you in Google -- guaranteed! What will they learn? Are you controlling your online image? By connecting with other professionals in your industry online, sharing your wisdom, demonstrating your expertise, and providing links to your resume-- you are branding yourself an expert in your field!
Google Profile, Twitter, LinkedIN, and Facebook are going to provide first-page results when someone Googles you! Will they find you?

The Free Twitter Account Set Up
This is why with every Package, until the end of January, you will receive a free Twitter account set up, complete with a Job seeker Job Search Starter Kit which includes:

Adding your picture: Uploading picture to ensure it looks great!

Changing your Twitter background: Customizing your Twitter background so you are immediately unique online.

Follow 200+ career, job search coaches, and recruiters: This is going to save
you months in exploring, sourcing who to follow, researching online to find out who is
the best! I am an approved expert on Twitter and I have been watching and networking
with the right people.

Searches saved for you: Based on your job target, I will create searches for you in Twitter that you can simply just click on and find out the latest in that topic such as discussions, latest news, and job leads.

Your first tweet: I will strategically compose this for you! I will use information from your interview with me so this tweet will be in your own voice and very targeted. You will introduce yourself well with the first tweet and you will gain a better idea of what you should tweet in the future.

Twitter for job seekers guide: You will receive instructions from me in writing so you know exactly what to do once you are online! (Valued at $19.99)

Thirthy-minute Twitter consult: You will have 30 days to set up a free Twitter consult. This is a $75.00 value. I recommend you don’t set it up as soon as we finish all your marketing documents. Instead, you should try Twitter on your own for a while. Read the Job seeker guide and then call me when you need more help. The reason for this is you will most likely have more questions after you start using Twitter.

Total savings is $295, plus months of online searching and unemployment! You will gain my expert career pros to follow immediately!
Okay, so why am I offering this? I have seen first hand the difference a social networking package makes for the clients that have purchased it. They come across very helpful resources and find jobs quicker. I desire for all my clients to be successful in this tough economy. Not only because I am a very caring professional, but let’s face it, it is good for business that customers are more than 100% satisfied. It is also another distinguishing factor for my services; in addition to the fact that I am one of only 28 Master Resume Writers world wide! I care, I am always searching for ways to improve my assistance to you!
Okay, so now that you are convinced, please visit Resume Service Prices; choose your category, and then you must order any package (not resume only) in order to take advantage of this special offer.
If you have any questions, please call me at 303-600-8603 or email rvargas@creatingprints.com

Other account setsups are available such as Google Profile, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc. at $200. each or $150 each if you will purchase 3 or more. Other services available, web resume and job search coaching.
Master Resume Writer
http://www.resume-service-pro.com/ (Under construction; Launching in January)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Interview: Piece of Cake

The practical management of your job search will lead to a successful capturing of an interview, read my new blog post Interview: Piece of Cake.

In this new post I provide job seekers advice on how to best engage during a job interview and in turn calm themselves enough to take part in an informative and employer-focused session (Interview).

Hope you enjoy if you have an recommendations for blog post topics, feel free to comment. As always, if you have any questions, I am here to help you can email rvargas@creatingprints.com

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Career Collective -- Collaboratively Helping Job Seekers

I've been invited to participate in a group of expert career coaches and certified resume writers called, Career Collective. Visit http://careercollectiv.net/

You can follow us on Twitter and use the hash tag #careercollective

We will blog monthly on the same topic to provide job seekers with different perspectives to tackling job search obstacles. Be sure to check out my first post for this group here: Resume Writing blog and follow links to my colleagues' wonderful blog posts.

If I can be of any assistance, please email me at rvargas@creatingprints.com or visit my website


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Certified Resume Writer -- Hiring the Right Help

So many interesting, and unsettling post out there warning job seekers of hiring resume writers. So many in fact that I won't bother making this one a long post. The main message I'd like to convey is that hiring a resume writer is smart! But, like hiring assistance for anything else, perform your due diligence. What would be considered your due diligence? Well, for starters, I know first hand that a resume writer that is certified has trained, honed their skill, and has proven to a very discerning panel that they deserve the certification. I can at least vouch so for the following certifications (because I proudly possess them!).

Nationally Certified Resume Writer by The National Resume Writers' Association

This certification requires the writer earn CEUs (education credits) before he/she can submit samples for review. These samples are reviewed to determine if the resume writer is ready to take a very comprehensive test, which includes a challenging grammar test and developing a resume and cover letter that wins over the votes of resume-writing leading experts! In order to maintain the certification, the writer must nurture industry knowledge and continue to earn CEUs.

Master Resume Writer Credential by Career Management Alliance

This is considered the cream of the crop! The most elite certification out there, which is only granted to writers with more than five years in business; who have excelled at demonstrating their knowledge via an extremely challenging grammar test; and who have impressed
with a Master Portfolio, some of the most discerning judges ! Certification must also be maintained by proving to the judging panel that the writer has evolved. Proof is conveyed via resubmission of a Master Portfolio and an essay in which the writer enlightens the judges as to how the writer has morphed into an even more masterful writer!

Academy Certified Resume Writer by The Resume Writing Academy

This certification is only earned after a very comprehensive eight-week course during which the resume writer trains with leading experts, Louise Kursmark and Wendy Enelow, who also hold the Master Resume Writer credential. These ladies are experts not only because they earned the Master Resume Writer credential, in addition to other numerous credentials, but they are experts because they have been successful in this business for more than 20 years, have numerous books published (Google them or look them up on Amazon.com); and they continue to give back to the resume-writing community via webinars, teleclass, and seminars. Moreover, they help executives navigate their careers successfully and empower these executives with remarkable resumes!

Back to the course, the Resume Writing Academy provides a rigorous course, requiring the resume writer prepare numerous resumes and cover letters based on challenging candidate profiles. The work is scrutinized by these experts and the writer will only attain their certification if he/she passes each assignment with an 80 or above!

Another great certification association is Career Director's International. I am in process of attaining this certification, so I will keep you posted and I will come back and blog about my experience. So far, I can share that the professionalism demonstrated by the members who are certified via this organization and the attentiveness, knowledge, and hands-on leadership provided by the President, Laura De Carlo, has motivated me to pursue this certificate.

Ok, so I was wrong when I said this would be a short post (I got a bit fired up!). My point is that you should at least begin with someone who is certified if you are weary of not hiring a professional. Now, I must say there are very good writers who are not certified yet! But, beginning your search with a certified resume writer will at least narrow down your search and provide you certainty of qualifications. Still, ask for a free consult, get to know your writer, email that writer your resume, have them provide you feedback!

My last point is that certified resume writers don't come cheap! Why should they? Why would you want them to be cheap? Hiring someone to create your marketing tool (resume), should be something you are happy to invest in as it will save you money and make you money in the long run!

As always, if you have any questions, email them to me at rvargas@creatingprints.com. Feel free to email me your resume for a critique as well.

My telephone number is 303-600-8603!


Rosa Elizabeth Vargas

Resume Writing Expert