How And Where To Hire A Professional Resume Writer

By: Sandra Clair

A professional resume writer can be just the thing you need to help you stand out from a crowd of applicants for your dream job. After all, when a potential employer sifts through the dozens or even hundreds of resumes he or she receives, it truly takes something special to make one stand out from the others. While you may have no trouble whipping a resume together, it takes the expertise of a professional writer to make it look both attractive and professional.

As the saying goes, you never have a second chance to make a first impression. Your resume is, in essence, the first impression your potential employer will have of you. If your resume is professional, clean, and attractive, your potential employer will think of you in a positive light. A writer who is a professional at writing resumes can make sure this happens.

A resume writer also knows how to present your personal information in the manner that presents you in the best light. Your work history, education, and other information can make you look like an outstanding applicant without having to stretch the truth on your resume. By selecting the right words and the best way to present your information, the writer can make you stand out from the rest of the applicants.

A resume writer also presents a unique perspective. Elements of your work history that you did not think were very important may actually be good selling points to add to your resume. A professional in this area knows how to distinguish between the information that should be included and the information that should be left out.

There are many people that claim to be professionals at writing resumes but how can you be certain that the person you are considering hiring really knows what he or she is doing? The best way to ensure you're hiring an expert is to as for references. Follow up with the references that he or she provides and find out if they were able to successfully land a job. And, if the person has an open relationship with his or her employer, ask the reference if the employer was affected by the presentation of the resume.

After following up on references, you also need to judge how comfortable you are with the writer. He or she should have a pre-determined list of questions to ask you in order to gather the information needed for your resume. At the same time, he or she should ask follow-up questions that help to further personalize your resume.

In some cases, you can find a professional resume writer simply by looking one up in the business directory of your telephone book. Or, you can try posting an ad for professional resume writer on a freelance ghostwriting site. This is perhaps one of the most popular ways to find a professional resume writer. On these sites, you simply post your request. From here, writers that are registered to the site place a bid on your project. By posting a bid on a freelance writing site, you can look at each of the bids, read the portfolio provided by the writers, and read the feedback of other people that have hired the person if he or she has previously completed jobs on the board. This makes the process of selecting a professional resume writer both simple and fast.

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