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Is Your Resume Writing SMART



Resume and Binder

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As a Payments and fintech recruiter I often receive resumes that do not reflect the actual accomplishments of the candidate in a way that impacts and informs the reader.


On average a hiring manager or recruiter will spend less than 30 seconds reviewing a resume to decide if they want to engage the candidate.


That is why it is important to make sure your resume is SMART. (Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Relevant, Timely)


Specific: Can the reader clearly understand what the accomplishment, award, task was?

Measurable: How was the result measured as a percent, KPI, growth etc.…

Actionable: What was the action that you personally took to drive this accomplishment.

Relevant: Are your accomplishments & statements relevant based on the position requirements

Timely: What was the timeframe that a goal, achievement, award, task, took place.


Your resume is the first critical step in landing that next career changing opportunity, don’t let it end up in the pass file with general unspecific accomplishments and statements.


Be bold, proud, and SMART with your resume and it will impact that key first step in pursuing your next your career opportunity.


If you decide to use a resume writing service, I have listed some of the more established services with links and ratings.


Resume Service Best Fit Trust Pilot Rating Pricing

TopStack Resume Early - Mid Level 1,579 4.8/5 $139 - $649

Resume Writing Group Entry - Mid Level 100 4.4/5 $99 - $199

TopResume Early - Mid Level 12,078 4.2/5 $149 - $349

Let's Eat Grandma Senior Level 289 4.9/5 $439 - $889

Resume Writers Early- Mid Level 502 4.7/5 TBD




Since 1999 Group W Partners Payments Recruiters has been a market leading Fintech Executive Search firm, connecting today’s payments talent with tomorrow’s career opportunities.

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