5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Resume Writer

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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/

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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.

4 essential pieces of career advice for the Class of 2017

Knowing how to enter the workforce is critical, this article, along with a professionally written resume will prove invaluable.  Power Writers USA also offers LinkedIn profile updates which are an important part establishing and maintaining a professional profile.  One obvious item that was missed in this article though was the power of having a professional resume.  Many grads don’t know how to properly write a resume and often miss key words, content, and formatting which will make the job search difficult.  I our opinion a professionally written resume and cover letter is the only way to go!  Contact us to discuss our packages which include resume writing, cover letter writing, CV writing, and LinkedIn profile updates.  

 

If you have a job in hand, congratulations. Now, start thinking about your next job.

Absolutely focus on doing your very best for your new employer, but have a plan on where you are headed next and let that guide you as you acquire skills and experiences.

If you are still on the job hunt — don’t panic, plan it.

FIRST A LITTLE PERSPECTIVE: YOU ARE NOT TRYING TO FIND THE JOB YOU ARE GOING TO RETIRE FROM.

It hasn’t been invented yet. Instead, look for any opportunity to gain experience and skill. Break it down: What are you most passionate about and what are four aspects of that passion? Answer a few questions: what do you do, how do you do it, where do you do it, with whom do you do it? Now, what are some of the jobs that fit these four aspects? Use those findings as a guide for keywords in an advanced search on indeed.com or careerbuilder.com to seek opportunities, like jobs, internships, and volunteerships.

NEXT, START AND THEN COMPLETE A LINKEDIN PROFILE.

Aim for 100/100. 100 percent complete and 100 professional contacts (not your buddies and BFFs, but real live professionals). Start with your alumni. See LinkedIn.com/alumni, this fantastic little hidden gem will surface all the alumni from your school in a dynamic dashboard that includes geographic location, company/organization, and job title. Click on one or more of the labels to sort alumni and you’ll be networking in no time. Ask to connect with them, but don’t send the pre-written standard message (which screams “I want to connect with you but I’m too lazy to write anything original”). Craft a short message that is personalized, like: “I’m graduating from xx institution in a few weeks and identified you on LinkedIn as someone I would like to speak with. I’m very interested in learning more about your career path and to get your advice on starting out in this industry.” You’ll be amazed at how many folks love to get this kind of message and will respond.

Also on LinkedIn, find out if there is an alumni group for your institution. If yes, join it then message the whole group that you are just graduating and would like to ask a few questions about transitioning to your career field(s). Avoid sounding desperate (“Someone pleeeez help me!”). Keep it professional, concise and authentic. You are asking for advice, not a handout.

DON’T FORGET TO CHECK IN WITH CAREER SERVICES AT YOUR SCHOOL.

I bet they have tons of connections and late-season hiring opportunities that alumni and companies are sending in. We get them all the time at my institution. Some of the coolest openings come in at the last minute, including over the summer after your graduation.

FINALLY, WHEN YOU LAND THAT JOB, LET YOUR ALMA MATER KNOW.

We all want to hear that you are doing great and good in the world. And, when you can, give back. Support the annual fund every year, even if it is a few dollars, and then, when you have a chance, answer the call from the seniors that follow you in the coming years who are asking for advice. Tell them not to panic; it will be all right.

Michael Sciola is Colgate University’s associate vice president of institutional advancement and career initiatives.

Original Article: http://college.usatoday.com/2017/05/11/4-essential-pieces-of-career-advice-for-the-class-of-2017/

Why Hire a Professional Resume Writer? I can do it myself.

Professional Resume Writing

We get this question very frequently: “why hire a professional resume writer?” So frequently, in fact, that we are making it the subject of our blog today.

I completely understand the question relating to why hire a resume writer. Anyone can do it. Yes! Even you with no experience, or 30 years of experience that is hard to put into words. If you want to move up within your company, find a new job, apply for a management position, transition careers, or jump back into the market after a 5+ year hiatus. These are all situations that we have seen, and written for – with GREAT SUCCESS!

Your ROI…

1. We communicate very actively with our clients, in all industries, across the US, and frequently get feedback as to what works and what does not in your industry. Your chances of landing interviews are significantly increased due to our continuous improvement, and ultimately, your success is ours. We need you to land interviews.

2. An up to date, well formatted resume should do more than just help you land interviews as well… it will help you gain leverage when negotiating salary as it will show you’ve invested time/energy into creating a focused resume, showcasing your best, most hire able skill sets.

3. If you want to move up within your company, guess where they will look first? A revisit to your resume that landed you the job in the first place. Stay ahead of the game, be ready to move up!

4. Formatting changes and evolves over time, as well as key words which can be input into electronic software systems for hiring efficiency…all of this needs to be optimized. Ever seen a resume from the 80’s or 90’s? I bet it doesn’t look like a freshly updated resume. Also, remember you have LinkedIn, which is becoming more and more relevant every day to hiring managers.

5. We know you can do it, but we can write a resume efficiently and effectively. How much time do you want to spend finding formatting, verbiage, and industry tips? Your time is valuable.

6. We love what we do! So much in fact, we made it our business. We write professional resumes to help you grow professionally.

Bonus Tip!  If you decide not to hire a resume writer and want the challenge of writing your resume yourself there are plenty of products available to assist you with formatting suggestions and content creation.  Make sure you consider what a hiring manager wants to see in terms of content.

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