Why Choose a Professionally Written Resume?

By: Vincent Czaplyski

Why Choose A Professionally Written Resume?

Good question, considering that nowadays you can find many
useful resources to help you write your own resume
(including many located at http://www.impressive-resumes.com).

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
for you?

Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to help you
decide.

* "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.

* "What makes a resume writer a "professional" writer?

There are several well known professional resume writing
organizations through which individuals can attain
professional resume writing credentials. These include the
National Resume Writers' Association (NRWA) and the
Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career
Coaches (PARW/CC). Individuals who attain accreditation from
these organizations have demonstrated an in depth knowledge
of the resume writing process. The writers at
http://www.impressive-resumes.com are certified by one or more
such organizations.

* "What are some of the benefits of hiring a professional
resume writer to write my resume for me?"

There are many. You'll likely save time and almost certainly
money in the long run. You'll avoid making one or more of
the common resume writing mistakes that so many people make
when writing their own resumes. You'll enjoy the peace of
mind that comes with knowing your resume was "done right"
from the beginning. You'll be able to devote more time to
doing all the other things required of you when looking for
a new job. And you'll have someone in your court who has
your best career interests at heart.

* "How do I work with a professional resume writer?"

Nowadays you no longer need to meet with a resume writer in
person or by telephone to conduct an interview. You can
order an online resume and complete your interview
conveniently on your own schedule. In fact, purchasing an
online resume that is written by a professional resume
writer is one of the nice things about the online world. The
whole process is built around YOU. You and the professional
resume writer working with you always have the option to
communicate by telephone or email if additional information
is required.

Copyright 2005 by Vincent Czaplyski, all rights reserved.

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