Everyone learns to write in grammar school. So in a sense everyone is a writer. But if you want professional-quality writing, you won’t get it from a committee of amateurs. Regardless of your own or your closest advisor’s day-to-day writing skills, there are times when you absolutely need a professional writer. One of those times is when your next job interview depends on your resume.
As a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and a Certified Federal Resume Writer (CFRW), I make it my business to find out:
- The qualities and skills that recruiters and hiring managers are looking for now in the candidates they interview and how those translate into keywords on your resume
- The different trends in resumes, like Applicant Tracking Systems, and what they mean for your resume’s content and format
- The special resume requirements for jobs with federal and state agencies
- The content that is considered a unnecessary or a “red flag” by recruiters and hiring managers and that could prevent you from being hired
The truth is, there are many ways to write a resume the right way. But there are also many ways to write it the wrong way. Before you take the advice of your parents, siblings, spouse, next door neighbor and the neighbor’s kid who is majoring in theater arts, please give Robin’s Resumes® a call.