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Guidelines for Submitting Résumés
While we are always willing to accept and review résumés from professionals seeking new opportunities, Mitroff Consulting & Associates does not represent individuals seeking employment. We focus on the current management needs of our search clients. The information on Executives in our database remains confidential and when an appropriate search arises, we contact the individuals who possess the skills and experience which fit the needs of our client. We encourage you to submit your biographical materials. We find it most productive to build your networks early, before you are actively seeking new employment. We recommend you keep a current résumé updated semi-annually so you can apply for promotions or new positions at a moment’s notice, not missing any potential opportunity. Our typical professional is an individual that has a track record of successful results, excellent communication skills, and a strategic problem-solving focus. When submitting your information, please provide the following:
This should be your primary marketing document. It should reflect your entire career, including early positions immediately following your education. Please list each company (as well as what the company does) and position clearly, focusing on the tangible results you achieved in each of your various roles. Be results specific. State the action(s) you performed and the achieved results. Include details about what you increased or decreased. Use numbers to reflect how much, how many, and percentage of gain or reduction. Be targeted: list specific qualifications you have. State your skills, qualifications and experiences as positively as possible without misstating the truth. Add a “Summary of Qualifications” section. Encapsulate your most marketable skills and experience into four to six sentences so your summary is a mini-verbal business card that details what you are bringing to the table. Please include your education (including executive education programs), military experience, and any board or association memberships.
The Cover Letter
This is an opportunity for you to be creative and “toot your own horn”. Your cover letter is for our eyes only. A perfectly written cover letter can be as important as your résumé. We find it most helpful if you would describe why you came to each of your prior positions, why you left them, and what your current interests if any, are in seeking a new opportunity. Please describe any current accomplishments which do not appear on the résumé. Let us know what type of position (function, industry, size of company) is most appealing to you. If you have any geographic constraints, please let us know that as well. If you were referred to us by a colleague, please be sure to let us know his or her name.
This is often ignored in a résumé package. However, providing your salary expectations will be valuable in assisting us to appropriately contact you for any given opportunity.
Please note the salary expectations should not be listed on your résumé but rather included in your cover letter.
Be sure to provide as much detail as possible, including your desired base salary, bonus, other incentives, and stock options or grants. Please use the link below to e-mail us your information and send your résumé as an attachment.
Please use standard fonts, e.g., Arial with 12 to 14 point size and be sure to submit your résumé created in Microsoft WORD software using margins of at least one-half inch.
Email résumé to: firstname.lastname@example.org