Unlike other disciplines, such as medicine, car repair, plumbing, electrical work, etc., when it comes to writing a resume, many believe they are experts. After all, they’ve spent years learning correct grammar and punctuation in school. They reason since they write well, they can therefore create a dynamite resume.
Using that thinking, one can say that since they drive a car, they should know how to repair one. Or because they can turn water on in the faucet, repairing the pipes should be an easy matter.
We all know that’s not true.
Writing an Effective Resume Isn’t as Easy as It May Seem
So, why do you need a resume writing expert or professional resume writing service?
1. They know the industry and what hiring managers expect. In the not too distant past, all one needed to do was list their work and academic experience on a piece of paper, make certain there were no glaring errors, then submit the document for review. Because jobs were plentiful, this approach often resulted in a call back. That’s not true today. A modern resume must target the industry (and, at time, the employer), dovetail past academic/professional experience to the needs of the job and offer superb organization of data, providing the hiring manager with all that s/he needs to know about you within seven seconds - or less.
2. The job market is exceedingly tight. Today, each candidate is competing against dozens, perhaps hundreds of other, equally-qualified applicants, for the same position. What does that mean to the hiring manager? Having to shift through a stack of papers to find the perfect hire. A resume writer knows how to market the client in order for that individual’s background to stand out from the rest.
3. Hiring managers and recruiters know what they don’t want in a new hire. Do you? Are you aware of how your resume might promote age discrimination against you? Or how your interests could work to your detriment? Or how extraneous material could limit your chances of being called in to interview? A resume writing expert knows this and will do all that s/he can to avoid making these mistakes.
4. Like all of us, hiring managers and recruiters will take the course of least resistance…if it’s offered to them. Did you know that forcing the hiring authority to locate information on your resume will only make them toss it in the trash? They don’t want to be challenged. They want the information provided in a quick, easy-to-read format. With hundreds of other candidates to consider, they won’t ponder how you will fit into the scheme of things. They’ll select the candidate whose resume clearly tells them s/he is the ideal choice.
This is Not the Time to Go It Alone
While it may seem extravagant to spend several hundred dollars on a resume writing expert when you believe you can do a good job, consider this: by doing it yourself, you’re taking precious time away from the job search. By doing it yourself, you’re providing an amateur, not an expert product. By doing it yourself, you may be adding months to your unemployment or transition to a new job.
Is that really what you want?