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RESUME GENIUS IN-HOUSE EXPERT

Geoffrey Scott, CPRW

Professional Resume Writer, Career Coach, & Senior Hiring Manager

LOCATION

Taipei, Taiwan

Experience

8 years

About Me

Geoff Scott is an experienced Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) & Career Coach at Resume Genius, where he teaches an international audience how to improve their job prospects by creating thorough, thoughtful resumes and cover letters. With 8+ years in the careers industry, he’s been cited for his expert advice by news outlets and websites like the BBC, Fortune, Forbes, and HR Brew.

Geoff has an MA in History from the University of Nevada, and currently lives in Taipei, Taiwan, where he leads a 13-person in-house team of career professionals and PR experts while also acting as the office’s primary hiring manager. If you want to reach him for a quote or media-related query, he can be reached at geoff@resumegenius.com or via his social accounts.

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Skills

Achievements

  • Developed a system for training and nurturing in-house career & resume experts
  • Built two websites (PayMotile.com and CVGenius.com) from the ground up
  • Published all over the internet, including a stint writing regularly for GoDaddy.com
  • Ideated and launched Resume Genius’s free resume summary generator tool

Certifications

Your resume won't necessarily win you the job, but it can make you miss out on great opportunities if it's poorly written and unorganized.

Geoffrey’s favorite template

Modern

The Aesthetic Resume Template

general thoughts

Although I talk up the “Connery” template in my YouTube video, the “Aesthetic” resume template is the new hotness.

favorite points

  • Clean, professional header that utilizes an aesthetic color gradient
  • Multicolor subheadings help make each section stand out
  • Work experience is the most emphasized section (and what I care most about as a hiring manager)
  • No skills bars (not a big fan of skills bars personally)
  • Template stands out visually
  • Template is organized nicely from a content perspective
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Modern Resume Templates
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