Michael M. Fox, NRWA, CPRW, MBA
In today’s job market, it’s not enough to be competent. In fact, it’s not enough to be really, really good at your job. It’s all about personal branding and brilliant marketing. If you don’t have a perfect resume that sums up your professional qualifications concisely, your resume will have a ten-to-fifteen second “shelf life” in a hiring manager’s hands and be summarily discarded. Since not everyone is adept at selling their qualifications in the high-stakes world of human resources, it’s often an excellent idea to call in the “big guns”: professional resume writing services.
Professional resume writing services have been around for quite some time, but until the past decade or so they’ve been mainly geared to serve high-level executives. However, the information age has brought the art of the resume to a much more man-on-the-street level, with the dawn of internet-based job searches and social networking. Now, any job seeker is expected to have an excellent resume. Practitioners of all professions and career levels now enlist the help of professional resume writing services, from students to executives. After all, a spectacular resume is vital to securing the interview no matter what kind of work you do, and the vast majority of job seekers are leery of spending weeks agonizing over a document that they’re not sure will work as well as they intend it to.
If you’re thinking about retaining professional resume writing services as a member of your job search team, you should ask yourself a few key questions. First, is your current resume generating the results you desire? Are you interviewing often enough? How confident are you with the content and style of your current resume? Is your resume truly appropriate for the current phase of your professional career? If any of these questions gave you pause, it’s time to consider professional resume writing services as a partner in your job search. After all, a resume writer has one job: to get you the interview.
When you hire professional resume writing services, there are a couple of things that you can expect. First of all, you can expect the resume writer to ask a large number of questions, some of which may seem silly. It’s important to be honest and open about everything you’re asked, so that the writer may do his or her best, most detailed work. Secondly, you may expect the professional resume writing services writer to turn the work around quickly, as time is always of the essence in a job search. Thirdly, you may expect to go out on interviews more often! Never underestimate the power of a professionally constructed marketing tool, and that is precisely what professional resume writing services will provide.
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