If you had a broken air conditioner, would you start fiddling with it without basic HVAC expertise? That is what many job candidates do when they decide to modify their résumés. While it may be tempting to save money on the expense of using a professional writer, it can be, as the saying goes, penny wise and pound foolish.
To illustrate the point, I recently received a call from a colleague regarding a résumé client of ours that was a referral. She accused us of misspelling 2 words on her résumé – costing her the job. I immediately pulled up the file only to find that those 2 words weren’t on the version that our team of professional writers created. The client modified what we did for her, resulting in 2 very costly mistakes.
Below are three very compelling reasons to choose a professional résumé writing firm.
- Some people have the skills to write their own résumé; most don’t.
- CPRW’s (Certified Professional Resume Writers) are trained in accepted standards associated with grammar, punctuation, spelling, and style.
- Studies indicate that having your résumé written by a skilled professional improves your chances of getting a job offer in a shorter time period.
Recently, our clients have been finding that in many instances it is not enough to have a top notch resume. You must now have a stellar LinkedIn Profile, Executive Bio, and Visual CV to be truly competitive in many industries.
As the job market continues to shift, the need for a trained career professional at your side becomes increasingly clear. Your online presence, professional brand, and presentation need to deliver the right message and impact – all elements that contribute to success!