The internet is filled with resume mills that promise low-cost (or even free) resume reviews. What is the difference between employing a resume mill and employing a personal, professional resume writer?
Usually a resume mill will run your resume through a spell- and grammar-checker (something you could do yourself) or through a single applicant tracking system. They come up with generic comments about your resume based the results, comments that do not add value to your resume but simply correct common mistakes.
Some resume mills are led by a certified, professional resume writer but the actual work is performed by someone you never meet. That writer, who may have no credentials or experience, does not interview you or find out about your goals, achievements, and preferences. The writer simply takes the resume you sent and spruces it up with a little reorganization and reformatting.
Personal, Professional Resume Writer
When you speak directly with your resume writer—when you know your resume writer—then your resume writer also knows you. Together, you discuss strategy and goals, not just whether a comma belongs before “and” or whether your resume is “too long” or “too short.”
A professional resume writer interviews you to understand and bring to light your most important experiences and achievements. Instead of merely rehashing your past, your personal resume writer ensures your content focuses on your qualifications for the job you want. The writer may examine job postings for positions like the one you want, to make sure your resume emphasizes the key words that applicant tracking systems will look for and the information that will impress hiring managers and recruiters.
You have the confidence of working with someone with credentials in the field and knowledge about the expectations of hiring managers and recruiters. For example, I am a member of the top four organizations in the resume writing and career marketing business, including the National Resume Writers Association and the National Career Development Association. I speak at conferences for other resume writers, am a Certified Master Resume Writer, and have over 15 years of experience.
The Real Difference
Generic resume writing companies produce resumes that may not have any mistakes, but also have no value. They position you as another generic applicant in a faceless crowd. At Robin’s Resumes®, you always know your resume writer. I take pride in collaborating with you one-on-one, to create a resume that shows your individuality and true worth to future employers.