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Is Hiring a Resume Writer REALLY Worth It?

16 Jun, 2022

Is Hiring a Resume Writer REALLY Worth It?

Is it worth hiring a resume writer?

A lot of people think hiring a resume writer is a big waste of time and money. If you’re one of these people, keep reading. I promise it’s well worth your time.

Unfortunately, many people settle and use resume templates (aka cookie-cutter resumes) because all they have to do is plug in their info. The one thing they don’t realize is that employers are looking for more than just basic information.

A resume writer committed to their field is also committed to seeing you get results from the work you do together. The resumes they write go WAY beyond listing your present and past employers with a laundry list of your core duties and responsibilities. And, a resume writing expert doesn’t use boring resume templates either.

Employers want to know what value you bring to the table. They want to know how you’ve contributed to companies you worked for and what contributions you’ve made for your current employer so far.

A resume template doesn’t guide you on how to include this kind of information in your resume. You’re unique, and likewise, your resume should be too.

An employer’s time is valuable and limited. Going through countless resumes with the bulk of them not having the kind of information they’re looking for is not only daunting, but it gets old fast. Your resume has to stand out if you want to get their attention—period.

If your resume doesn’t grab their attention quick, they have no problem tossing it out. Why? Because there’s a pile of other resumes on their desk waiting to be reviewed.

Employers wade through the “fluff” resumes and focus on the ones that present value and are achievement based. Template or cookie-cutter resumes, starting off with the infamous objective statement, or making general fluff statements like “possess excellent communication skills,” “fast learner,” “team player,” etc. doesn’t cut it.

Your resume needs to demonstrate your value, emphasize your skills and abilities, and include career achievements and contributions you’ve made for present and past employers.

Career achievements are key because they reveal your strengths in so many areas like problem solving, project management, time management, team leadership, employee relations, and communicating effectively just to name a few.

Keep in mind that any achievement you mention in your resume you must also be able to support. Anyone can claim to have achieved great things, but not everyone can support or prove that they actually did them. Be prepared to support your claim!

Employers appreciate candidates who know what they have to offer and have taken the time to go beyond submitting a template or mediocre resume. It sends the message the candidate understands the employer’s time is a precious commodity and they have no intention of wasting it.

Now you know what goes into a well-written resume and what motivates potential employers to put you in the “keep” pile. The question now is…does your resume meet the criteria?

If not, seriously consider working with a resume writer who’s an industry expert.

How to Choose the Right Resume Writer:

  • Do Your Homework — There are thousands of career service professionals out there who provide resume writing services. But not all resume writers are created equal. If a resume writer claims to be a certified, verify it. Unfortunately, there are some dishonest people out there claiming to be credentialed when in fact they’re not.
  • Check Out Their Website — Find out if they specialize in your field or industry. Look for testimonials attesting to the quality of their work and how they’ve made a difference for their clients.
  • Contact at Least 3 — Based on your research and conversation with each resume writer, you’ll have a better understanding of how they can help you and if they’re a “good fit” or not. Don’t settle. Take the time to research and make a well-informed decision.

You’ll quickly find that hiring a resume writer is really worth it. You’re doing more than just hiring someone type up your resume or do simple updates. You’re investing in you and in your career.

It’s an opportunity to land interviews for positions you know will prove to be personally and financially rewarding. It’s well worth the investment all around.

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  1. Maria Hebda

    Thanks Karie – your post is greatly appreciated! =)

  2. This is a great article, Maria! You highlighted some wonderful points that truly shows your care for people. I sure hope it helps many. A lot of people could benefit from this useful information. Thanks for sharing!

    Be blessed!

  3. Thank you Maria for this article. I hired a resume writer through LinkedIn who seemed like a good fit. Unfortunately, 99 % of the”revamped” resume I received from was the same content I previously had. I am now trying to get a refund on his services.

    • Maria Hebda

      Hi Michael, I’m sorry to hear of your experience with the resume writer you hired for your project via LinkedIn and thank you for your post.

      I hope you’ll take advantage of the information and resources we have here for you as well as conducting a search for credentialed resume writers available to you in our database who can meet your specific writing needs. Here’s to your career success!

    • Karie Harris

      Hi Michael,

      Your situation is unfortunate but definitely not uncommon. I am a Senior Recruiter, Certified Career Coach, and resume writer. I don’t know how far you are on getting your money back, but I would recommend consulting with someone to see if you can fix up your resume yourself since you already paid so much. I’m sure you don’t want to pay that much again for someone to do that to you. Definitely do your homework to see who can help you fix it up yourself at minimal cost.

      Best regards,

  4. It was really helpful when you said to see if they specialize in your field by checking their website. Recently, I have been having some trouble with finding a new job, and I want to look into hiring a resume writer that can help me with making my resume look more professional. I’ll make sure to keep these tips in mind as I search for a resume writer that can help me!

    • Maria Hebda

      Kate, thank you for posting your comment. Glad to hear you found value in the info I provided.

    • Karie Harris

      Hi Kate,

      I’m a resume writer and also been in recruiting for over 10 years. One thing I would suggest is to find someone that not only will help you write your resume but to help you understand the changes they are making and why. One of the things I always recommend to my clients is to do a consultation with me first to make sure they even need their resume re-written. Many times, it’s not the entire resume that needs to be revamped but a few key points that I help my clients change themselves for much less of the cost. You will be surprise what a few key points, tips, and tricks will help do to make your resume more attractive without doing much.

      Best wishes on your job search!


  5. joyce russell

    Best guidelines you have shared to hire a right resume writer. I was looking for a resume writer and a reliable essay writing service and now my one problem has resolved. Thanks to you.

    • Maria Hebda

      You’re welcome, Joyce. I’m glad the information I shared helped. Thanks for leaving us your comment.

  6. It makes sense that one should make sure that the resume writer meets your needs in the field, and to make sure they are accredited. My cousin needs to hire a resume writer for a job project she has coming up soon. I will share with her the article, that way she can find the right agent for her needs to meet her goal.

    • You’re welcome, Ron and thank you for sharing our website as a resource for your cousin! We’re happy to help her and anyone you know who can benefit from the resources we provide.

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