You Might Need a Resume Writer If…

  • Your current resume is not working. You’re not getting enough—or the right type of— interviews from your current resume for jobs you’re interested in and qualified for.
  • Someone requested your current resume—and you don’t have one. You’re contacted by a recruiter or a prospective employer for a current resume and you have never had one or yours is out of date.
  • You’re in the market for a career change. Especially if you’re not sure about how to position transferable skills and experience.
  • You need a resume that stands out. Pursing a position in a highly competitive field like pharmaceutical sales or sports promotion? You’re going to need a resume that’s a cut above.
  • You want to post your resume online. You will need a resume with the right keywords in it to make sure it gets pulled up and it also needs to be in the right format—ASCII, also called a text resume.
  • You’re unsure of your market worth. If you’ve been at your current company for a long time and have lost touch with your “value.”
  • You don’t have time. You have better things to do than try to figure out which resume format is appropriate, how to craft a efficient resume strategy, what do employers in your niche want, or how to layout a resume.
  • You’re in a rut. Stuck in a position and need something dramatic and different to get unstuck. This is particularly important if your salary is stagnant.)
  • You’re too modest. You find it hard to identify and quantify your accomplishments in a way that will address “employer buying motivators.” It can be helpful for a third-party to express what a great find you are.
  • You’ve only worked for yourself and are looking for your first job after self-employment. The jack-of-all trades approach can be daunting for prospective employers. A professional resume writer can help you target your core skills.
  • You’re re-entering the job market after an absence. Don’t know how to account for that “lost” time on a resume? Unsure which of your skills will be most attractive to employers?
  • You want to look good “on paper” and who people you’re worth that six-figure salary. If you’re good at what you do, your resume should reflect that.