Your resume is often your first impression to a new place of employment, whether this is a graduate scheme or your dream job, nailing your resume is essential to draw attention to yourself, and more importantly to land you an interview.
Did you know that most employers typically only spend a few seconds on each resume? Chances are if it isn’t eye-catching, easy to read, and direct, then your future employer may not even be reading your resume in the first place. While your accomplishments, past job experience, and overall work ethic may be great, this means nothing if employers are not taking the time to read your resume and your application. So, what can we do about this?
While you can spend hours, days, or even weeks in an attempt to perfect an impeccable resume, we recommend leaving it to the professionals – this is where I come in.
The remainder of this article will discuss why you should consider hiring a professional resume writer along with the many benefits to throwing in the towel and calling in help from the professionals – believe me, your future job interviews will thank you.
Grabbing and maintaining focus
As I mentioned previously, it’s important to draw focus and most importantly maintain this focus once an employer stumbles upon your resume. There are various ways to do this, from placing text in bold, the layout, use of tables, catchy words, and so forth. However, professionals do this year-round for thousands of clients – we really know what we're talking about, and more importantly how to draw and maintain this focus with employers.
Let’s face it, writing isn’t for everyone
In a world of billions of people, we all have our own individual quirks and talents. For some, it may be sport, math, computers, entrepreneurship, or even writing. If you’re not that great of a writer, it’s really not that big of a deal. In fact, being honest with yourself is the best step you can take. Reaching beyond your own skills will only improve your resume allowing a professional to convey your individual skills directly to your future employer.
You’re simply not sure what to include…
We’ve all been there at some point or another. Staring at a blank screen with the cursor hovering and the deathly silence lingering over your shoulder. If you’re not sure what to include, don’t worry! Hiring a professional will allow you to select key moments, experiences, and accomplishments which directly appeal to employers.
More importantly, they’ll also be able to word it in a way that draws in the reader, engages them in the resume, and invites you in for an interview!
The bottom line
Writing isn’t for everyone, it’s no big deal. Even if you consider yourself a good writer, writing a resume isn’t an easy task, in fact, it can be very challenging. Hiring a professional ensures your resume to shine and resonate with employers, allowing you to take your next step and blossom into your future career.
If you have any resume or career-related questions or need a new resume, feel free to reach out!