Working with a Professional Resume Writer

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Professional Resume Writing
Professional Resume Writing

At Power Writers USA it is our job to help you stand out from the crowd. You may have wondered what you can expect from working with a Professional Resume Writer. Or perhaps you have questioned the benefit of hiring a professional writer to help with your resume. In this article, we will discuss the benefits and outline what you can expect when working with Power Writers USA.

First of all, it is important to look at your resume as an investment in your future. This document is going to be your initial point of contact with potential employers and we want to position you for instant impact when your resume lands in front of the employer or job recruiters.

Today’s job search methods are a bit different than what they used to be. With the ever-increasing drive for companies to streamline their hiring process, new software has been created to funnel prospective job applicants through a series of algorithms. This process is known as ATS which is short for Applicant Tracking System. In an article in SearchHRSoftware.techtarget.com they define what ATS is and why it is so useful through the hiring process:


An applicant tracking system (ATS) is software that manages the recruiting and hiring process, including job postings and job applications. It organizes and makes searchable information about job seekers. As its name implies, an ATS tracks candidates through the hiring process. It helps scheduling, issues notification alerts and sends automated emails to candidates. But these systems are far more than organizers.

An ATS is also used to cull candidates. It conducts a preliminary analysis of the applicants to find the best fits for a job. The goal is to speed HR’s review of job applications and resumes. It may look for keywords or use AI-type algorithms that run a deeper analysis of the job applicant.


applicant tracking system (ATS) [Web log post]. Retrieved March 25, 2019, from https://searchhrsoftware.techtarget.com/definition/applicant-tracking-system-ATS

Power Writers USA ensures that all resumes are written for ATS optimization. So you can rest assured that your resume makes it through all the rankings and algorithms and lands in front of the right people. To learn more about what ATS is and how it works read this helpful article found in, SearchHRSoftware.techtarget.com.

Another component of modern job searching is your LinkedIn Profile. Having a presence on LinkedIn keeps you dialed into the job market. Think of your LinkedIn profile as your personal advertising page. It provides you with an online space to highlight your education, career goals, and achievements. Power Writers USA understands the importance of a LinkedIn profile which is why one of the services we provide is LinkedIn Profile Optimization. It is important to note that your resume and LinkedIn Profile are meant to compliment each other. So keeping your LinkedIn profile updated with the information from your resume will help give prospective employers the most accurate and current information on your career history and goals. Your profile not only keeps you current but it also helps you streamline your job search because LinkedIn helps filter jobs based on keywords found in your profile.

In her article on Forbes.com Robin Ryan talks mentions one of the many beneficial elements of a LinkedIn Profile. She speaks to having recommendations on your profile:
“Recommendations are pure gold as they live forever on the profile”. You can read the full article here. So you can see how your LinkedIn Profile becomes a virtual extension of your hard copy resume. They are not carbon copies of one another rather they are used to complement one another.

Here is an example from linkedjetpack.com on what a good recommendation should look like and how beneficial it is for “selling yourself” to prospective employers:


“I rarely come across real talents who stand out like Peter. I had the pleasure of working with Peter for three years at the Big Corp, collaborating on several project teams. Peter’s ability to handle multiple projects was unlike any I’ve seen before and made a dramatic increase in the productivity level of our company. No matter how tense a meeting, Peter made sure everyone left with a smile. As a team member or a leader, Peter earns my highest recommendation.”

You can see how having a number of recommendations such as this on LinkedIn could potentially boost your appeal and put you ahead of your competition. Taking your raw data to formulate a streamlined and unique resume along with an optimized LinkedIn Profile is just two of the ways you will benefit from working with our Professional Resume Writers.

It is not uncommon for some to struggle with the ability to articulate who and what they are. Some of us find it very difficult to explain ourselves to others in a way that best highlights our achievements. All the elements are there for a strong resume but we need help compiling it into a cohesive format. Once all this data is collected and we have all our educational achievements and career accomplishments in front of us it can seem daunting to try and pull it all together while keeping in mind formatting and algorithms. This is where relying on a professional writer becomes invaluable.

It is not always easy to know exactly where we should be focusing our attention and efforts when it comes to our careers let alone job searching. Hiring a resume writer will help bring clarity to the various elements of your resume. Whether you are thinking about a career change or are looking to position yourself for advancement within your current job Power Writers USA has the knowledge and experience to craft an eye-catching resume for you.
Every resume written by Power Writers USA is custom made for each individual. As mentioned before the resume is also optimized for ATS.


Power Writers USA wants to know what you think of this, and other blog articles we post.  Your career change is unique and PWU is here to help you along the way with Resume Writing Services, Cover Letter Writing, CV’s, LinkedIn Profiles Updates, and more.  Contact us now for a free consultation and resume evaluation!

Local Business Owner Awarded National Writing Certification (CARW)

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LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER AWARDED NATIONAL WRITING CERTIFICATION

 

Tiffany Cruz, Executive Director of Power Writers USA, has been awarded national certification as a Certified Advanced Résumé Writer (CARW) by Career Directors International (CDI). She has demonstrated her proficiency in résumé writing through an intensive examination and professional writing process to assess her industry knowledge and résumé writing skill. Recognition as a CARW sets Ms. Cruz apart from the competition and positions her to better assist her clientele by providing a standardized level of résumé writing excellence. CDI is an international association that provides proactive resources and assistance to empower its members in the undertaking and application of career development, résumé writing and employment practices.

 

Power Writers USA offers expert resume writing and career coaching services to entry-level through executive clientele in the global marketplace. Their expertise is in empowering clients who wish to transition either within their existing career fields or to another industry. Ms. Cruz is a recognized writing expert with over 10 years of assisting clients to meet their career goals. In addition, she has received seven national awards for résumé writing and job placement. To learn more about Power Writers USA, visit their website at www.powerwritersusa.com.

 

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Is a Professional Resume Worth It?  Economics of a Job Search

Job Search Economics

Is a Professional Resume Worth It?  Economics of a Job Search

Let’s look at a hypothetical situation involving the time and resources it takes to search for a job and whether the cost of a professional resume is worth the investment.

There are many factors that can influence the time it takes to find a job.  These factors include the industry you are in, the demand for the position you are applying for, your qualifications and experience, your resume, and your interviewing skills, to name a few.

But let’s assume for the sake of this blog that at a minimum it will take you 6 weeks from day one until you are offered a position.  A month and a half to find a job.  For a lot of people that is a long time to go without pulling in a paycheck.  If you are strapped for cash this could be detrimental to you and your family.  So, if you find yourself in this type of position is it worth coughing up the money to hire a professional resume writer or interview coach?  Let’s look at some numbers.

Salary: $90,000 annually

Weekly income ($90,000/52 weeks) $1,730

10 weeks without income = $17,300

Wow!  Not working for 10 weeks at a salary of $90,000 is $17,000 in lost income!  This doesn’t even include the loss of benefits, 401K contributions, vacation time, etc.  This is a big impact!

So, what can you do to minimize this loss?  Resume writing service fees are all over the board, and generally speaking, you get what you pay for.  Let’s assume for the sake of this blog you hire a certified professional resume writer to complete your resume, cover letter, and update your LinkedIn profile for a fee of $500.

For $500 you are now armed with professionally created personal marketing tools that are optimized to get you through ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems) and garner the appeal of recruiters on LinkedIn, etc. that are now fighting to get you a job.  You have a professional presence and will now have a greater chance of getting callbacks and interviews.  Let’s say you nail a job interview and land a job.  By working with a professional, you’ve shortened your job search time by 2 weeks.  Let’s do some more math.

Weekly income ($90,000/52 weeks) $1,730

8 weeks without income = $13,840

Cost of resume service = $500

Total income loss and out of pocket cost for resume services = $14,340

Amount you now earn by being hired in 8 weeks compared to 10 = $2,960

As we’ve demonstrated in this example if you invest $500 to hire a professional resume writer, which results in being hired 2 weeks sooner than average, you earn $2,960 compared to losing out on the opportunity.  This is beyond a 500% return on your investment!  We like to think you are worth investing in.   And based on this example it is worth the investment to work with a certified professional resume writer whose mission is to get you results.

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Power Writers USA wants to know what you think of this, and other blog articles we post.  Your career change is unique and PWU is here to help you along the way with Resume Writing Services, Cover Letter Writing, CV’s, LinkedIn Profiles Updates, and more.  Contact us now for a free consultation and resume evaluation!

5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Resume Writer

Professional Resume

For those on the fence about whether or not to hire a resume writer, this article is for you.  

We believe that having a professionally written resume is one of the best investments you can make in yourself and your career.  We’ve seen so many cases where our clients, armed with a resume from Power Writers USA, have been offered huge raises and have had the doors open up for them for making big, new career changes.  A well written resume will truly make you stand out among your competition.  Enjoy the article!

If Your Resume Isn’t Opening Doors, Get Some Professional Help

Is It Worth the Money?

Job searching sure is expensive. After all, it costs money to dry clean your interview suit, fill up your tank and drive to each and every job interview. And at a time when you’re counting every nickel and dime, you don’t want to spend any more cash than necessary.

But if you’ve been job searching for some time without success, it may not be what you’re saying, but how you’re coming across on paper. That’s where a resume writer comes in. Resume writers are not just professional writers, but they’re experts in making your resume stand out from the rest of the applicant pool. Here’s why you might need a resume writer, and why it’s such a good investment.

5. U Can’t Right Good

Let’s say you’re an accountant.

Dollars and cents are your game, not words. So if you’re struggling to express your previous work experience well—and your writing confuses HR professionals like advanced math perplexes most of society—a resume writer can help. He/she can discern what needs to be on your resume (and perhaps more importantly, what doesn’t), and express it all professionally.

4. You’re Stuck in the Past

When you look at your resume, you think it looks totally awesome. But when a hiring manager sees it, all he’s seeing is the year 1986.

Like music and fashion, even resumes have to be stylish so they can get more than a passing glance from a potential boss. If you’re not sure of what the current trends are, a professional resume writing service can give your resume the extra savoir-faire it deserves. From the quality of the paper it’s printed on to the template used, the writer will make sure that your resume reads—and looks—its best.

3. You’re Not Getting Interviews on Your Own

You know your work experience is impressive and your workplace skills are stellar. So why aren’t you getting any interviews?

The main reason could be your subpar resume. A professionally written resume can open doors for you that might lead to a great job. It’s also good to keep in mind you might even need several versions of your resume, depending on the type of job interview you have. These advanced nuances are things with which a professional resume writer can assist.

2. You’re Shy

To you, a resume is a necessary evil. It’s basically a one-page depiction of all your previous accomplishments and accolades, and frankly, you’re not the bragging type.

You might need an expert to help you through the writing process if you have a hard time talking about yourself, much less writing it all down on paper. There’s no shame in getting help with this because writing about yourself is one of the toughest assignments, and you’re often your own worst critic.

A professional resume writer will know how to spotlight your most worthy accomplishments because he’s looking at them with fresh, unbiased eyes. Let him turn your resume into something that’s personable and professional.

1. You Have Issues

Maybe you left the workplace so you could raise your family, and now there’s a huge gap in your employment history. Or perhaps you’re changing career fields and don’t quite know how to revamp your resume to show off the skills you have for this new industry. While you can’t rewrite history, a professional writer will know just how to accentuate the positives on your resume, and write away any negative aspects.

Hiring a resume writer may not be an option for everyone and some people can do the job on their own. But for those who have the necessary skills but are struggling to get interviews, a professionally polished resume can be one of the best investments you make as you continue on your job search.

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Article originally posted here: http://www.salary.com/5-reasons-to-hire-resume-writer/

By , Salary.com contributing writer.

Always remember that Power Writers USA is a top ranked resume writing service with Certified Professional Resume Writers on staff.  We are on call and available to take on your resume, curriculum vitae, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile update.