Why Hire a Professional Resume Writer?
Your resume is more than a piece of paper. Your resume is a marketing tool. You use it to convince an employer to give you an interview. Most people find it difficult or impossible to write their own resume. A professional resume and cover letter are an investment in your future and your career success. They can bring you better jobs, higher pay, more rewarding work and an opportunity to make a change in your career path. Professional resume writers understand what hiring managers are looking for in a new hire and know how to write resumes and cover letters that will be noticed. The bad news is that not all resume writers are professional or even honest. Many scams spring up to prey on unsuspecting job seekers desperate for help finding a new job, so you’ll have to do your homework to find the best one for you. Beware!
- Beware of resume services that make guarantees. Resume writers who promise that you will land a job within 3 months, or some other random timeline are bogus. No one can make that promise. I never make a promise of landing a job, but I do have a good track record of getting people in for an interview.
- Beware of cheap resume writing services. Some resume services offer $49 resumes. I’m not sure what they are doing for that price. It takes hours of work to compose an excellent resume, and no professional is going to slave away over yours for an hourly rate that works out to be less than minimum wage. You get what you pay for.
- Beware of resume writers who do not offer free edits. If you are not satisfied with your resume you should be able to have some changes made at no extra charge. You should be happy with the resume. It is your main marketing tool.
- Beware of unethical resume practices. Resume writers who will offer to embellish or lie for you on your resume should be avoided. This is never a good idea. Avoid these people at all costs.
Remember, you have only one opportunity to get the employers’ attention. Don’t blow it by sending in a resume that is not up to par.