This article is focused on helping you decide which type of resume writing service is best for you. I’m writing this because there are a few ‘charlatans’ who are now advertising they are a ‘professional resume writing service’.
- The site looks swish – and they’re advertising with Google Adwords
- They are offering ‘50% off-‘ their resume writing fee – which at first sounds fantastic
- The process looks easy – as you deal directly with the resume writer
- The ‘team’ look friendly and competent – there are images of all the ‘resume writing managers’
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But here’s the catch when I dug a little deeper:
When I Googlged the names of the people who were on the team, only one person had any digital footprint, the others, who apparently have had 20 years of experience, don’t even have a LinkedIn profile. So it made me wonder, what type of ex-recruiter doesn’t even have a LinkedIn profile?
When I had a closer look at the ‘professional headshots of the team, they looked very much like stock photos that had just been downloaded from the web.
Okay, so I thought, ‘this guy is a single man show, but he wants to look like he has an office in every state’, he’s using fake names and stock photos to build up his company’s image.
Think about the Consequences
Then I read the process, which sounds great at first, but when you think about the fact that you deal directly with the resume writer and there is no ‘middle man’, what happens when the resume writer does a bad job? What happens when you’re not happy with the level of service, or the quality of the resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile produced?
Having someone who you can chat with who is not going to get emotional when you start to pick apart various parts of the resume is a great benefit.
Finally, the “50% OFF” deal looks great, and would definitely attract people whose soul criteria for deciding which resume writing company to choose is based on price…..but you need to know that when the resume writer ends up working for less than what they pay a McDonalds worker…you’re not going to get a quality resume, cover letter and selection criteria.
You Need a High Quality Resume, Cover Letter and LinkedIn Profile
There are times when you buy based on price.
There are times when you need to pay for quality.
When quality really matters, I recommend you look to paying for a quality service. When the outcome of the product or service is critical to your future, I recommend you only work with providers that you feel comfortable will do a great job.
Your career is too important to risk.
If you’ve accomplished great things, you need a resume that is going to reflect your greatness.
Having a good resume is a reflection of what you can offer the world, so I hope you see the value in investing in yourself with this transaction.
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