I am often asked why someone would hire a professional resume writer. After all, a job applicant is the best source of information about his or her education, skills, and accomplishments. How could someone else write a better resume than the actual source?
If you are hesitating about whether to hire a professional resume writer, please take the time to ask yourself these four questions:
- Are you confident in your writing skills and more particularly are you confident in your ability to write the type of resume that will get attention from hiring managers and recruiters? Professional resume writers keep up with the latest trends in resume format, content, and delivery; they make sure your resume stands out because of quality, not because it made someone’s “10 biggest mistakes” list.
- Do you have any hesitation about what to include or omit in a resume or where to put information? If you are shy about “bragging” or if you are not sure what information an employer will find valuable, you need to speak to a professional resume writer. A professional can also help with special circumstances; for example, professional resume writers know how to construct a resume for someone who is just starting out in their career or transitioning from one career to another or has a gap in employment or wants to relocate.
- Are you confused about contradictory advice from books, blogs, webinars, friends and family, and your own instincts? If your resume is sinking under a sea of advice, a professional resume writer will help you create a resume you are proud to send out—a resume cannot start working until a hiring manager or recruiter sees it.
- Has your current resume gained you job interviews? Your resume must at least get you into the door for an interview. If it has not achieved that goal, it may benefit from the services of a professional writer and coach, who can analyze whether your resume is correctly targeted for the job you want.
One of the most personally gratifying parts of my job is when job seekers first see their professionally written resume; they understand immediately that I have raised their resume to a new level. Contact Robin’s Resumes® today and put your resume in the hands of a professional.