If you’re like the vast majority of the working population, you have written your own résumé. Now, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that…if you just want to blend in with everyone else.

But, I get the feeling you don’t want to be like the masses. Look, it’s fine for you to treat your résumé like a DIY project if you want to gain a sense of accomplishment for doing it all by yourself. But, when it comes to landing the job of your dreams, now is NOT the time to be mediocre.

You definitely may wanna consider hiring a professional résumé writer. Here are a few reasons why…

A good résumé writer brings forth your true value: Any decent résumé writer is able to sell your VALUE not your experience. They have been trained to see past the résumé-speak “FLUFF” and get to the core of what you do every day. If they are any good, they can use that to dig deeper into areas of your expertise that you may not have even considered. You may be surprised at how well they can position you as a valuable employee versus just another “hard worker” with x years of experience.

Certified resume writers are trained to get you past applicant tracking systems (ATS): Although we don’t promote spending all your time on the job boards, at some point or another, you will likely need to submit your application online and well, your DIY résumé likely won’t cut it. A professional résumé expert is well versed in the keywords strategies that will help you make it to a real person and not the black hole of résumé nothing-ness. You’ve been trying it on your own for months with nothing but cold rejection emails right? So, why not leave it to the pros?

Studies show that professionally written resumes are 40% clearer and easier to read: Yeap, according to a recent study by The Ladders, professionally written resumes scored better in terms of organization and visual hierarchy among recruiters. They perceived poorly organized resumes as erratic and stressful, which made making a hiring decision more difficult.

You weren’t taught to sell yourself on paper: Listen, you are good at what you do – whatever field you’re in – THAT is your expertise. You likely went to school for it, took certification classes or on-the-job training to be a great [enter your job title here]…NOT a resume writer. Leave it to the pros who have endured countless hours of training to learn industry standards on how to sell a person’s value on a piece of paper.

It saves you time and stress: Let’s face it. The thought of writing your own résumé is daunting – that’s why you’re even reading this article right now. You need help. And a professional résumé writer can save you the anguish and anxiety around trying to write a résumé when you have no idea how. Why would you spend countless hours researching, writing and rewriting – only to get rejection emails? While I’m sure it will be a learning experience for you, if you hire a professional resume writer off the bat, you will save yourself a lot of time and stress.

Annnndd…professional résumé services can actually be a tax deduction! Who knew?

So, consider this…

How badly do you want that dream job?

If you are aching for change, a higher salary or more status don’t DIY. Hire a professional who can highlight your value in a clear, concise manner so you land more interviews for the type of jobs you actually want!

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