Undecided? 7 reasons why you should choose a resume writer

Undecided? 7 reasons why you should choose a resume writer

See what a resume writer can do for you

Jacquie Liversidge

By Jacquie Liversidge

It seems like a weird thing, right? 

How can a resume writer– or anyone for that matter– do a better job of a resume than yourself? And you’ve had so much luck so far with your own resume, what would be the point?

Here’s 7 reasons why you should employ a resume writer.

1. Objectivity

It is not impossible to be objective with your own skill set and experience, but it is hard. Resume writers bring an outsider perspective and often come from recruitment, careers counselling, human resources and employment services with knowledge of what an employer needs to seeing from your experience, qualifications and skill set.

2. Design

On average, an employer looks at your resume for 6 seconds!

If you’re not a high flyer when it comes to word, you should get your resume looked at by someone who is. Having great content that is framed in an old style design, or which is formatted in a way that employers struggle to easily take in your important information WILL hinder your chances.

Have you used 4 different fonts? Please say no!

Which brings us to the next section…

3. Relevance

Does your resume still have CV written up the top? Is it 6 pages long? Are the important points dot pointed out? Are you aware of what your employer is looking for in your industry?

A resume writer is up to date with recent trends and will make your resume relevant to the industry you are going into.

Eg. A software developer is not going to list their high school achievements, but should list all the software projects they have worked on and their achievements in a separate section.

We keep it to the point.

4. Professional writing

If you’re not convinced of your ability to write at a professional level, a resume writer can jazz your resume up to make the content sparkle and to give it the flow it needs to keep your audience engaged from go to woe.

There’s no point having great formatting and content without a flow to keep the reader engaged… Or at least we don’t think so.

 

A resume writer is up to date with recent trends and will make your resume relevant to the industry you are going into.

5. Keywords

Resume writers stay up to date with the keywords that need to be used for your industry. And if a resume writer doesn’t know, they are experienced with finding the information and using it effectively.

Mid to large sized companies use something called an Applicant Tracking System which assesses your application on keywords, content and suitability. A resume writer knows how to optimize your keywords for your industry and link the position description to your application.

6. Risk minimisation

Plain simply, you minimise your chances of not being considered as a serious candidate by not getting your resume looked at professionally. There is always work to be done on a resume somewhere, and a resume writer will be able to maximise the opportunity you are going for.

7. It’s an investment

Once your resume has been worked on by a professional, it may be all you need to never have to pay for one again. By seeing the decisions a resume writer has made, you can inform your own applications down the track by adopting the style and approach.

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