WHY USE A PROFESSIONAL RESUME WRITING SERVICE?
Resume writing is not something you want to do badly; a poorly written resume will cost you an income. You also don’t really know whether your resume is any good or not until you’ve sent it out and it’s failed to generate interviews. This can be costly – you’ll end up missing out on highly desirable job openings just because your resume wasn’t up to scratch.
When conducting a job search, there are a number of factors that influence your success rate, that you have little/no control over. The one thing you do have control over is your resume. It therefore makes sense that you should do everything possible to optimize this aspect of your job search; this is where a professional resume writing service really makes a difference.
A professional resume writing service matches you with an expert writer, providing peace-of-mind. Your writer ensures your unique mixture of skills and experience are being marketed in the best way possible. An added benefit is that professional resume services also take the stress and burden of writing a resume and make it someone else’s problem, allowing you to focus on your job search!
Some people also have very specific career issues that can hinder the resume writing process. Although online resume writing advice is fairly comprehensive, some people have a work history that really needs professional assistance to help them find a job quickly. Can you relate to any of these problems?
|Military background||Work history gaps|
|Technical job, e.g. nursing||Stay-at-home mom|
|60+ & retired job-seekers||Missing college education|
|Mixed-industry work history||Problematic background (sacked/fired)|
No two careers are the same. Online resume writing tips need to be fairly generic to meet the needs of a large audience. The best way to overcome complex career issues when writing a resume is to seek expert advice, someone that knows exactly how to help you. Your career and income depend on your ability to get a job – when trying to get your resume right, there’s a lot at stake. A professional writer will give you a personalized and individually tailored resume, crafted to overcome your unique career stumbling blocks.
HOW CAN A PROFESSIONAL RESUME WRITING SERVICE SOLVE MY PROBLEMS?
A good professional resume writing service will match you with a writer who can analyze your work history, career goals, personal strengths, skills and abilities, potential career obstacles, and then formulate a unique resume specific to your career. To become a professional resume writer you must have extensive writing experience and also be trained in the specific methods that can solve resume writing problems for people with complex careers.
Aside form solving potential career stumbling blocks, it is a professional resume writer’s job to know how to best market your experience and skill set – this is what they do for a living. To earn a CPRW, a writer must not only be a talented, proven resume writer, but must also possess exact knowledge of how to overcome problematic work histories – this is the expertise you access when you pay for a professional resume writing service.
WHAT INFLUENCES A HIRING MANAGER?
When deciding whom to choose for interview, a hiring manager assesses a resume on a number of factors – some consciously, some subconsciously. It’s not just about what your work history includes, or what duties you used to perform.
In fact, there are dozens of contributing factors that influence a hiring manager’s thought process. Here are a few:
- Formatting – colors, black & white, graphics, etc.
- Layout and the distribution of text vs. white space
- Content selection – which jobs to include, what’s been left out
- Key Skills – are they prominent
- Work history – timeline order
- Key Proficiencies (software skills, etc.)
- Quantification of duties and achievements
- Effective portrayal of professional and personal character
- Language usage – active language, persuasive vocabulary
- Correct spelling punctuation and grammar
- Accurate presentation of both technical and transferrable skills (e.g. computer programming language & leadership ability)
- Diction and direction
- Strategically placed achievements
- Flow of the story being told
- Engaging 1st 1/3rd
Did you address all of these areas when writing your resume? Did you address any of them?
A professional resume writer addresses all of these factors and will develop a unique document accordingly. Only when all these factors are accounted for, will your resume stand out top of the pile. This is what makes a difference when competing against hundreds of other resumes. It’s the difference between getting an interview, and continuing on your never-ending job search.
If you’ve been writing your resume yourself, and feel slightly demoralized by the complexity of resume writing, don’t feel down! You aren’t supposed to be a resume expert – we are. However, the proliferation of resume writing services available only goes to show that more and more people are using these services when applying for a job. This underlines the need for your resume to stand out and to take any advantage you can get, in an already highly competitive job market. Just remember, the cost of a professionally written resume will quickly be absorbed in the first pay-check it earns!
If you’re interested in having your resume written by a professional resume writer, contact us today and speak to a resume expert. Our contact details are below. If you aren’t sure, why not read our blog post that discusses exactly what to look for when choosing a professional resume service. Oh, and make a note of the discount voucher code: blogreader and you can claim 10% off your order costs today!