don't want to use the services of a professional resume
writer because it is expensive. True, resume
writers normally charge between $100 to $400 for a
resume, depending on a person's level of experience,
which translates into how complex the assignment will
be. Top notch resume writers even charge in the
thousands, but those writers work mainly with executives
who can afford it.
* Be careful when hiring resume writers that charge too low.
You get what you pay for.
not to have someone write your resume for you is a
personal decision. Based on experience, however,
very few people who have had their resumes
professionally written have regretted their decision.
Why? Because after they saw how big of a
difference their revamped resume was compared to their
original one, they realized they made the right
decision. Also, throughout the resume writing
process, they gained an appreciation for the work that
resume writers do.
If you are a new graduate, chances are that you have
access to counsellors at your career center that can
help you improve your resume. That being the case,
if you want to save money, you can go to them.
They will look at a draft of your resume and give you
some pointers. They will not draft your resume for
you however. Only a professional resume writer
will do that... or maybe a good friend! The good
thing is that it will not cost too much to have your
resume written by a professional because you are still
A professionally written resume is an investment.
Pure and simple. If you divide that investment by
the number of applications you send out, you will
realize that it is worth the money. Would you
rather send out 50 job applications before realizing
that your resume is deficient?|
Professionals and Managers:
Whether you are:
unemployed and looking for a job;
employed but hate your job;
employed but looking for a better job;
person looking to return to the workforce after a
period of absence; or
employed but looking to change career,
... you all need the same thing. You need to make a good
first impression in order to secure a job interview.
That's all it comes down to at the end of the day.
You need a job and you won't get it until you meet with
the recruiter. By the time you see a job posting
or become aware of an opening that interests you, others
will also have become aware of the same opportunity.
This is an inherent part of the competitive job search
process. Employers have a need - they need the
most qualified candidates working for them - and you
come to them with an offer - you are the best person
for the job. Indeed, there is no reward for second
place finishers. Being qualified and being able to
convey your qualifications are two separate things.
Executives: You should be able to
afford to have your resume professionally written.
At your level of competition, there is definitely no
room for mistakes. You will be competing with the
best and you need to be better than them. Not
hiring a professional resume writer at your level is an
What is at stake? Your future. Spending some money to
earn a good income is worth it. Think in terms of
proportions. For instance, is it worth spending
$200 for a $100,000/year job? Yes. Some
people are willing to spend hundreds of dollars to look
good at job interviews, yet they are not willing to
spend money on a resume... Agreed, a resume is
only a piece of paper... but that piece of paper holds the key to the job interview and to your future. |
A professionally written resume goes beyond securing job interviews. Once you are hired, it can also have
a direct impact on your salary negotiation.
That's right. You will recoup the cost of your
investment... in addition to saving you a lot of time and frustration.