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What qualities do you want in a resume editor?

AUTHOR: Darlene Zambruski
POSTED: July 24, 2012 at 2:00 am

If you’ve ever searched for the terms ‘resume writer’ or ‘resume writing service’, you know firsthand the hundreds of hits that come up. With so many services and editors to choose from, what is the most important aspect to look for?

The answer is simple – the best editors – those individuals who will create a document to get a client noticed.

So, how do you know if a service has excellent editors?

Check to See if Their Editors are Certified

The PARW (Professional Association of Resume Writers) tests editors for the CPRW (Certified Professional Resume Writer) credential. It’s the gold standard of resume writing.

What Industry Specializations Do They Have?

Just as important is industry specialization.  At ResumeEdge our writers specialize in 40+ industries, which means we have many more editors than most sites. Why? One or perhaps two editors can’t possibly be fully knowledgeable of every industry, knowing its jargon and nuances. More importantly, it’s unlikely that a single editor could have worked in more than a few.

ResumeEdge is the Leader in Resume Writing

It’s that hands-on experience ResumeEdge writers are known for. We hire specialists in IT, Engineering, Legal, Healthcare and many other fields who’ve actually worked in those industries. They’re aware of what hiring managers seek in applicants and how the resumes they create need to reflect that.

Before an editor can join the ResumeEdge staff, they must pass a rigorous exam, editing and critiquing a sample resume. Only 1 in 100 is invited to test. Less than that pass.

After completing a QA (Quality Assurance) period, our editors work with clients, making certain the service is as collaborative as possible. That includes phone and email contact, an initial client interview and brainstorming.

Only then does the writer delve into the editing process.

Our editors want to make certain their clients receive the best resumes possible. There are no shortcuts. It takes dedication, industry knowledge gained from working in the field, client interaction and writing skill to produce a great result.

Darlene Z.

Darlene Zambruski is a resume writing expert and CPRW (Certified Professional Resume Writer) with more than 13 years of industry experience. She has authored 10,000+ resumes in every industry and at every career level.

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