Should She Hire a Professional Resume Writer?


Tamala writes:
I’m e-mailing you to find out if going to a professional resume writer is
worth the time and money. Right now I really don’t have the funds but
I am desperate to find a job that I will be happy doing and making at
least $35-40K a year.


The Career Doctor responds:
You need to look at your job-search as an investment in your future. You
can do a haphazard job-search and maybe find another job or you can
really put a lot of effort into it and find a great job and great career move.
The same holds with each tool of your job-search and your resume is an
extremely important job-search tool. You need to make the decision to invest a
lot of time and energy to make it the best resume for you — or — you need to hire
an expert to do it for you. Either way it’s an investment of time or money; but
either way the payoffs should be big.
If you have the time and inclination I suggest you read up on resume writing.
You can find some good resources online and in your local library. Most
job-seekers should have the ability to write a solid resume.
You have one other option besides hiring someone to write your resume. You
can also get your resume critiqued by a professional resume writer — often
free or for a very modest fee. You can then make the changes yourself or hire the
expert to do it for you.
You can also find quite a lot of resume-writing advice and strategies in the
Resume Resources
section of Quintessential Careers.

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Tamala writes:
I’m e-mailing you to find out if going to a professional resume writer is
worth the time and money. Right now I really don’t have the funds but
I am desperate to find a job that I will be happy doing and making at
least $35-40K a year.


The Career Doctor responds:
You need to look at your job-search as an investment in your future. You
can do a haphazard job-search and maybe find another job or you can
really put a lot of effort into it and find a great job and great career move.
The same holds with each tool of your job-search and your resume is an
extremely important job-search tool. You need to make the decision to invest a
lot of time and energy to make it the best resume for you — or — you need to hire
an expert to do it for you. Either way it’s an investment of time or money; but
either way the payoffs should be big.
If you have the time and inclination I suggest you read up on resume writing.
You can find some good resources online and in your local library. Most
job-seekers should have the ability to write a solid resume.
You have one other option besides hiring someone to write your resume. You
can also get your resume critiqued by a professional resume writer — often
free or for a very modest fee. You can then make the changes yourself or hire the
expert to do it for you.
You can also find quite a lot of resume-writing advice and strategies in the
Resume Resources
section of Quintessential Careers.


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