G and I have been trying to truly #adult now that we’re all married and whatnot. Meaning we’re dead-set on knocking out all our debt, working out ingenious ways to not cause additional debt (like cooking all meals at home and creating no-cost date nights), and casually house hunting to ultimately tumble into “better” debt someday in our future. Basically, we’re carefully stepping onto every floating log across the wide moat of adulthood.
While continuously praying we don’t slip…
In all honesty, though, I am proud of how reasonable each of us are discussing the budgeting and financial talks that make up all marriages. We’re no longer two people working two separate jobs with two separate pocket books to buy what we please. We’re a family aiming for specific goals. We’re a team.
And as a dutiful teammate, I have been thinking about possible ways I can increase our household income to push my student debt out the window and allow another door (hopefully a LITERAL one) to open. This means I have been taking a good, long look at my personal resume and how I might tweak it to fit a part-time job and added responsibilities.
I like to think I am a gifted resume writer. I took a technical writing class in college solely focused on professional documents like resumes and cover letters. Yet when I talked with some of my friends about the elements I should and should not include for a part-time job resume, I was a bit surprised when one friend mentioned inquiring into a resume writing service. Little did I know there was such professions out there! Some research into this unique career gave me a bit of fodder for an #adulting post, and I thought what better place to share my findings than with you all! So for anyone else seeking a little bit of a push in their professional arenas, this might be the exact sort of service you’ve been seeking…
For those of you who have no clue what a resume writing service entails, here’s the low-down. Resume writing services assist you in writing your professional resume through one-on-one communication with multi-industry knowledgeable experts. Most services have been in business for years and track industry trends. This means the writers are trained in how to respond to the demands of HR professionals and hiring managers. You pay for these services to ultimately land the job of your choice and gain that sought-after consistent income.
Sound interesting? Well, you may or may not actually need these services. Before you head off and begin looking for resume professionals near you or online, think if this service could benefit you. Here are 5 reasons you should hire a resume writing service:
1. You do not have confidence in your writing abilities.
The new hiring paradigm involves waiting until the perfect candidate comes along. While there is no direct correlation between a person’s writing skills and job performance, quality of writing tends to mean quality of work for most hiring managers. A grammatical mistake can be read as lack of attention of detail. The use of slang can mean a non-professional mindset. Some people are naturally talented at creating their own resumes; they simply have the creativity and flair for it. However, this cannot be said for everyone. If you are one of those people, then don’t fret, writing truly isn’t for everybody.
For many jobs, the ability to write clearly and effectively is essential. Feel like writing a resume is too much stress? A well-written resume will ensure you come across as a quality candidate for any job. If you work with a professional service such as Resume Writing Service, you will be working with a professional and certified writer hired due to their writing abilities. Plus, they offer a 100% money back guarantee in the off-chance you are not happy with your final product.
2. You are unsure how to include cross-functional abilities.
You have an outstanding background when it comes to your work experiences and work abilities. However, attempting to include all those abilities may make your resume appear more as a check list than an actual professional document! And since it is no longer enough to do only one aspect of a job — more and more employers are expanding job descriptions to include an increase in duties — sharing your available contributions to a company is more important than ever.
Professional resume writing services are aware of industry trends and how to include your many attributes into a smooth resume. Through one-on-one communication, resume writers are able to pinpoint the exact abilities you possess to those requested and/or required by your prospective employer. This gives you a competitive edge over other candidates as the HR department can see they can count on you to fill cross-functional jobs.
3. Your repeated attempts at creating your own resume did not result in any responses.
Maybe you have a hard time adopting an objective view of yourself. Perhaps you have some skips or blips in your work history you are unsure how to approach. Or maybe something simple to fix is wrong with your current resume, and that is why it is not getting the attention you feel it deserves. By working with a professional resume writer, you can review and evaluate your current resume to explore all these things together. Then you may have some guarantee that your final resume is error-free and attention-grabbing to the hiring manager.
4. You have the means to hire a resume writing service.
One big reason not to hire a resume writing service is that it is outside your means. You either don’t have the money to pay for such a service or you do not have the time to talk extensively with a professional writer on what needs to go into the resume. However, if you do have the means, then a resume writing service may still be on the table for consideration.
Yes, hiring a professional resume writer does have a cost. Typically this ranges from $49 to $199 for their service. Hiring an independent writer versus an online company may be one way to cut costs. And though this may be more economical and provide more personalized attention, it can be difficult to gauge experience and success.
Many of the top online companies such as Resume Writing Service offer fair pricing alongside one-on-one consultations and years of successful reviews. (Resume Writing Service has been serving job seekers online since 2009!) Plus some online companies may even throw in helpful add-ons at no charge such as setting up a LinkedIn or Indeed profile.
If you have some personal circumstances on top of trying to get employed, then you can actually avoid wasting time by hiring a resume writer. I would advise looking for an individual or company who offers quick consultations rather than multiple day chats. Be sure to cover every possible work experience, professional talent and functional ability possible during your limited one-on-one talks so to best build your resume.
5. Employers have increased preferences for professionally-written resumes.
If you’ve made it this far and are still not drawn to the idea of hiring a professional resume writing service, here is my last stance on the topic. In an eye-tracking study by The Ladders career website, employers had a greater preference for resumes written by professionals compared to resumes written by candidates themselves. This is due to their ease of reading and better organization. Wow! I had not even thought of this reasoning for looking outside myself to write my resume…
Though it’s never a good idea to hand a hiring manager a resume screaming “1988!,” even resumes in 2018 can be too stylish for a potential boss. If you’re not on-top of current professional trends when it comes to resumes, then a professional resume writing service can give your resume the perfect tilt of class and sass it deserves.
Professional resume writers guarantee quality writing, are knowledgeable about hiring practices, and may end up earning you much more money than they cost. If you’re someone who may benefit from any of these 5 reasons to hire a resume writing service, then I am glad I was able to bring a little nugget of inspiration to your professional door. Finding out and learning more about this professional service definitely gives me something to consider as I begin looking towards a second job to diminish debt and become a first-time home buyer.
Whether you opt for this route or not, I wish you the very best of luck in your career endeavors! Let me know if you end up writing your own or finding a service for assistance — I would love to hear about your successes!
Good luck, friends,