In this interview series, we caught up with Jessica Hernandez from Great Resumes Fastwho shares her expertise and insights about job search, career change, etc. in today’s marketplace.
Tell us a little bit about your company
Great Resumes Fast helps executives get their ideal job sooner by providing cutting-edge tools and resources for today’s competitive job market.
We work with clients on their personal brand, executive resume, LinkedIn profile, additional career marketing documents and also provide customized job search coaching.
How did you get started in this path?
I started my career in human resources and recruiting right out of college which eventually led me to resume writing. What really sparked the transition was seeing so many great candidates being passed up because they didn’t know what a resume should look or sound like.
I decided I was going to start helping them by using what I knew from years of screening, interviewing and hiring candidates. 11 years later, I still love it!
Is this something you decided early on in your career?
When I started resume writing I had no idea it was even an industry.
I simply took a leap of faith to use what I knew and help other people.
What is the Best Career Advice You’ve ever received?
LIfe is too short to hate your job!
What is the most exciting part of working in this industry?
The most exciting part is helping people live their best lives.
To see them grow from where they are to where they want to be… to see their dreams realized… I’m not sure there is anything more exciting or fulfilling than that.
How do to stay abreast of the industry as an expert?
Great question! I LOVE to stay on the cutting-edge of what is going on in the industry.
For my team and I that means a constant investment into industry knowledge and insight.
Each month, I bring in top industry experts to speak with my team on topics that are affecting today’s job market.
Topics like AI in job search, ATS, executive recruitment trends, new trends in resume writing, changes to LinkedIn, modernizing resumes, and more.