Frequently Asked Questions
When we say “Resume Not Required” we do not mean that you should hide your background and accomplishments. Your background and accomplishments shaped you into who you are, but they are not ALL that you are. Therefore, a resume should not be the sole basis for employment.
Why not use a resume?
Resumes have become ineffective in today’s job market because:
I know a lot of people. Won’t networking help me find my next job?
Networking can undoubtedly help you find a job but it probably won’t be the right one.
Why not use Internet job boards?
Internet job boards were intended to make the job seeker’s job easier, but they have actually made the job search a lot harder.
Why work with an agent in your job search?
While commonplace for athletes and movie stars, the concept of representation by an agent is foreign to most companies and job seekers, but why? The model works exceptionally well in sports and entertainment. Agents have become an integral part of the business in these respective industries, responsible for identifying and pursuing new opportunities, negotiating salaries and procuring endorsement deals. There is a good reason agents are often the first to be thanked after their client wins an accolade.
Furthermore, many hourly employees are represented by agents, in the form of unions that help provide them with better salaries and benefits. So, considering the fact that most people have no idea how to effectively find, pursue and negotiate their chosen job (evidenced by persistently low levels of jobs satisfaction), why shouldn't job seekers have an agent? Why should job seekers be left to manage their search alone?
Is Resume Not Required a "head hunter" or "recruiter"?
No. Head hunters and/or recruiters do not work for you. They are hired by companies to fill positions identified by the company. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 10% of all job seekers find employment through head hunters and/or recruiters. RNR represents you, the job seeker, to find the company and position that is right for you.
Is Resume Not Required an outplacement firm?
No. RNR is not an outplacement firm. We work similar to a sales organization that has a product. In this case the product is you.
Who should use this service?
Job seekers who believe they have earned the right to decide what they are going to do in their careers, and are looking to take a proactive and proven approach to get them where they want to be.
How long does it take to get a job?
On average, clients get a job offer within 90 days of starting the process with us.
What is Resume Not Required success rate?
The success rate for clients getting the job they want is about 80% while 20% go with the next job that comes their way.
What geographic regions does Resume Not Required reach?
RNR have resources that allow our clients to gain access to companies nationwide. We have also worked with individuals to acquire positions outside of the US.
Is Resume Not Required industry specific?
RNR is not industry specific.
Can Resume Not Required assist in increasing my overall compensation package?
Yes. Many are surprised to know that there are over 75 negotiable items in a compensation package. RNR negotiates on your behalf to maximize those items that are most important to you. On average, RNR negotiates a 20% higher base salary than what clients could get on their own.
How do I contact Resume Not Required about representation?