Three Reasons to Hire a Professional Resume Writer
As you start to think about your upcoming job search and future interviews, your thoughts may turn to the first step in the process—your resume. Have you ever wondered if it may be easier for someone else to write this document? Did you know that it is difficult for many of us to write our own resumes? During this part of your job search journey, it may be worthwhile to consider hiring someone to write your resume.
Reason #1 – It’s been 10+ years since you have written your last resume. Maybe your previous resume is from your career class in college or you just ‘threw’ one together quickly when a connection had a job opportunity for you. Do you know how much job searching has changed in the last 10 years? With Applicant Tracking Systems and key words, it’s more important than ever that you have the right format and the right content to make it through scanning software. And, if that’s not enough, it still needs to be functional and ‘look nice’ for HR professionals.
Reason #2 – You don’t like talking about yourself. If there was ever a time to put your strengths on display – this is that time. Because I have worked with clients for 8+ years, I know that most of us are challenged when asked about our strengths or achievements. Working with a resume writer will allow you to draw out those aspects and that writer will be able to put it into words. Psychologically, this makes it easier for you to discuss your positive qualities—when someone else is writing about them. (Guess what – we have a Top 5 Resume Tips to Get the Interview download if you are really stuck – click HERE to get it)
Reason #3 – You are switching industries. So, you’ve worked as an accountant for 20 years and now you have decided to go into sales (extreme example here, but you get the point). It’s going to be vital that you draw out those transferable skills that can be utilized in your new desired role. Resume writers are trained to put this information in the best possible light while still showing you are a good candidate for the position.
So, if you are ready to take your career to the next level and don’t know where to start, you should consider hiring a professional resume writer. At the very least, check into them and see what various writers can offer that you can’t do yourself. Best wishes as you move forward!
P.S. Did you know that we offer 5 free resume reviews each week? Click HERE to send your resume to us—we’ll get back to you within 3 days with some suggestions!