You’ve heard it said a thousand times – “If you want the job done right, do it yourself. ” Well, maybe that is true in your area of expertise, but did you get a degree in English? Do you have 20 years of experience in writing marketing and promotional materials? Do you know how to write aggressive, first person material? Can you look objectively at your accomplishments and know how to present them so that the reader says “Wow!”? Probably not.
Most folks try to prepare their own resume – and most are pretty good at putting down their functions and tasks. But most people don’t know how to make their skills jump off the page. That is why a professional writer who is objective about who you are and what you are about should write your resume for you.
A professional resume writer knows all the right buzz words for your industry – or knows where to find them. A professional knows what the latest trends are in resume writing and will incorporate them into your document. A professional takes seminars, reads books, stays up to date on what recruiters and hiring mangers are looking for. You certainly don’t have the time to do this, do you? If you did, you’d be in this business.
So don’t sell yourself short on the most important document you will ever write about yourself. Get the help you deserve.
Stefanie Spikell, owns Expert Resumes and Clear Communications Business Consulting, and is a noted business/careers coach, management consultant and resume writer. In her 20-year career, she has managed marketing communications for major engineering firms, taught at the university level, published hundreds of business-related articles, and written thousands of winning resumes.
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