HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST RESUME WRITING SERVICE
Choosing whether to engage a professional resume writing service is a big decision, so it’s important you know how to assess the resume writing company and their ability to serve your needs. Below are a number of actionable questions you can ask before choosing to use a resume service:
DO I WORK DIRECTLY WITH MY RESUME WRITER?
Lots of professional resume writing services churn out cookie-cutter resumes, day in day out. You place your order then provide your information and that’s it – a week later you receive your resume. Who wrote it? Where did it come from? It’s important to know who wrote your resume so you can ask questions, and have direct answers. A good resume writing service will match you with ONE individual resume writer, so you’ll know exactly who to deal with during the development process.
WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE IT?
Avoid any resume writing service that doesn’t allow revisions FOR FREE. If a company really has your interests at heart, and not their profits, they will want to ensure you’re happy with your resume. Check to make sure you can continue to revise and have changes made to the document UNTIL YOU ARE HAPPY. You don’t want to pay for a resume you aren’t happy with, do you?
DO THEY HAVE UNIQUE RESUME SAMPLES?
A good resume will be unique to your career information. Imagine if you use a professional resume service that’s churned out hundreds of resumes the same as yours? This is proof that they didn’t address the multiple factors listed above that influence your resume’s effectiveness. If they can show you resume samples that look good, contain varying sections and layouts, then they probably produce a unique resume each time.
HOW LONG DOES THE RESUME WRITING TAKE?
The majority of resume writers have full time jobs in teaching, HR, recruitment, etc. so it will take 2-3 days to draft your resume. However, a resume shouldn’t take longer than that, if you have a dedicated writer. Beware of resume services that take days and days just to produce a draft. This probably means your writer is working with multiple clients all at once.
DOES THE RESUME SERVICE HAVE A GOOD REPUTATION?
Check to see if they have a testimonials page or something indicating that previous clients were happy with the service.
Another good way to review a resume writing service is to see if they’ve had any complaints on the BBB. Remember, to be accredited by the BBB, a business needs to pay a sizable fee each year, so many companies opt out of paying for accreditation and are therefore not able to be searched on the site. This is perfectly normal for successful businesses not to appear on the BBB site. However, if a customer has a serious complaint, regardless of accreditation, that company will appear. A simple search will tell you if they have received previous complaints – no news indicates they have a good customer service history.
DO THEY PROVIDE ANY GUARANTEE?
If the resume writing service is confident in the service they provide, and their writers truly are producing great resumes, then they should provide some sort of guarantee. What level of guarantee they provide is something you need to look into. The best you can ask for is a money-back guarantee. This is only really offered by the top services, since they have a reputation to maintain and their service quality allows them to make potentially costly guarantees. This allows you to engage their services, and if you aren’t happy just get your money back!
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