A professionally written resume might be just what you need.
On the other hand, perhaps you can easily write your own
resume using a resume template or commercially available
resume writing software. How do you decide which is right
Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to help you
* “Do I have the time to do the job right?”
If you want to create a resume that works, i.e. one that
captures the attention of a hiring manager during a 10
second initial “toss or keep” scan, you need to be willing
to invest some time. Depending on your comfort level, your
familiarity with resume design factors and how well you’re
organized, this can take anywhere from a couple of hours to
several days or more.
If you have the time, energy, focus and desire to learn how
to write an effective resume, you’re probably a good
candidate to do it yourself. If you’re really not ready to
devote the time and effort, you’d be better served by
allowing a professional resume writer to write it for you.
* “Can I afford the services of a professional resume writer?”
If you’re on a no kidding shoestring budget, writing your
own resume is probably the way to go. But most people are
surprised at how inexpensive and easy it is to hire a
professional resume writer who can write a truly effective
resume. Chances are good that there’s room in your budget
for a professionally written resume, especially considering
that the right career step could pay back your investment a
thousand times over (or more).
You’ve probably already spent tens of thousands of dollars
on your education, (not to mention incredible amounts of
sweat equity) to get where you are today. The small amount
of additional money you spend on a professionally written
resume may just be the best career advancement investment
you’ll ever make.