Should You Hire a Professional Resume Writer?

When you are looking for the chance to get ahead in the workplace – meaning, when you want to find a job that’s better than the one have or you just want to be sure that you can get in the door and work your way up – one of the most important things that you can do is to have a great resume. Simply put, if your resume doesn’t grab the attention of the recruiter, HR person or manager, you are unlikely to get the interview. Because of this, more and more often people are turning to a professional resume writer to help get them in the door.

The majority of resumes that are written – even those based on spectacular examples or templates – tend to have weaknesses with phrasings and even layout. If you have been sending out your resume without response, if you have been posting your resume for positions that you know you are qualified for but you still are not being called in for an interview, working with a professional resume writer will, if nothing else, help you to identify the weaknesses of your resume.

Likewise, if you are changing careers or want to apply for a position that is a slight reach beyond what you’ve been doing, you’re likely to find that a professional resume writer can help you to identify your situation and to create a resume that will work for you. If you’ve had gaps in your employment history, if you find that it’s difficult to express yourself in your resume or there are other issues that you want to address, a professional resume writer will know of tools and strategies that will overcome those situations that you’re concerned about.

By working with a professional resume writer, what you will find is that you are able to have a resume that points you in one direction: toward the jobs that you’re applying for. You can be sure that a professional resume writer will help ensure that your resume is formatted well, that the information you need to convey is clear and that your resume is focused for the field and position level that you want to work in.

A professional resume writer will also be able to keep you focused. The two of you will be able to sit down and identify your skills, your objectives, and your accomplishments. And then the writer will be able to create a document that helps you to reach your goals.

If you have been thinking that your resume could use some work, a professional resume writer can help you to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your original document and bring you closer to the career goals that you have set for yourself. If you want to work with a professional resume writer, make an effort to see examples of his or her work, understand the rates that will be charged up front and ask for references – the same way that you would with any other professional that you would hire.

Copyright 2008, Cecile Peterkin. All rights reserved.

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