Your resume is you on paper. It's an ad for you. It makes the people doing the hiring want to meet the real you. It's just one part of your comprehensive job search but it’s an important one. You need it to be flawless and compelling because if it is, you increase your chances of landing the job you’ve been looking for. Who doesn’t want that?
But, before you jump in and spend money on help writing your resume, here are three signs that a resume writer might be for you.
1. You’re not that good a writer, or at least not writing about yourself.
There’s no shame if writing isn’t your thing. If you don’t like writing at all or you’re not very good at it– get someone else to do it. Resume writing is a specific type of writing and a skill set to boot. If you don’t have it, you don’t want it or have time for it – get help. I have clients who are excellent writers but writing about themselves sends them round the bend. If that’s you, get a resume writer.
2. Interview offers are slim to none.
Internet connection – check. Five signal bars – check. Battery –check. If you you've got the qualifications for the job but after applying time and again you get nothing in response; it's not your phone, it's your resume.
A resume writer can help you take the hiring people (or bots) by the hand (or keywords) and show them why you’re a fit.
3. You are in the midst of a career transition.
If you have made the decision to pivot or shift your career to something new, you will need your resume to zero in on the aspects of your current work experience that relates to the new job. This challenge, along with tricky stuff like being laid off, gaps in your work history, relocation, or "non-traditional" career paths are best handled by a resume writer.
Questions?? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Judy Garfinkel helps you clarify what next. She writes top-notch resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and bios that open the doors for her clients to successfully land jobs they want. Her expertise in building confidence and resilience supports your growth and ability to navigate career and work transitions, especially now! Judy is also the current President of ICF-CT where she leads a membership of 200+ coaches.