From the article: Resume Writing Services
If you have used a resume writing service, how did you choose a resume writer? What criteria should job seekers when choosing a resume writing service? Share Your Tips
Experience vs. Certifications
- My company was founded in 1975. There are glowing testimonials on the website. I have college degrees in English/Journalism and Education. I elected not to be certified. My company's reputation speaks for itself internationally. I totally agree that the "fit" is key in selecting a resume writing service.
- —Guest Doris Appelbaum
Use the power of the web
- My greatest advice would to google a resume service before giving it the money. Nowadays, the company with bad reputation most probably will leave a trace on the global network. Use word combinations like company name + fraud or company name + rip off and so on. Jake Dombrowski www.grandresume.com
- Don't get too hung up on a writer being "certified". This is an unregulated industry, and some of the certifying agencies are mickey mouse operations. Pay more attention to whether or not you are dealing with a legitimate professional writer. Some resume sevices hire students who cut and paste your resume into templates - with predictable results. A good writer understands your industry, and will push you a little bit to come up with specific achievements that will set you apart. Richard Brunt, Owner, Cutting-edge-resumes.com
- —Guest Richard B
- If your resume is in pretty good shape, ask if you can pay for a makeover instead of having a new resume created from scratch. You may be able to save some money.
- —Guest Samantha
- Before you sign on with a resume writer, check references. Ask the resume writers you're considering if you can check with prior clients to see if they were satisfied customers.
- —Guest Resume Writer