Why Hire a Professional Resume Writer?

You’re a savvy professional, a decent writer, a DIY die-hard, a smart cookie.

But you may not be an effective resume writer. 

The fact is that writing a resume for yourself is a tricky proposition.

Many of our clients have extensive hiring experience and know how to zero in on relevant facts when reviewing someone else’s resume…but struggle to organize their own work history.

We frequently work with marketing pros who can showcase products and services… but get stuck crafting clear messaging for their own personal brand.

I hear from people almost every day who have spent hours revising and editing their resume… and find that it’s getting worse, not better.

As a Certified Professional Resume Writer for more than 15 years, I’m a huge advocate for working with a professional resume writer as one of the most cost-effective, high-ROI, game-changing ways to keep your career moving onward and upward.

Here are my Top 5 reasons working with a professional resume writer may be the smartest career move you can make.

1. Resume writing is a quirky genre

and best practices shift over time. Work with an expert who knows current recommendations and understands what hiring managers are looking for. At RedRocketResume, we base our work on real-world feedback from hiring managers and recruiters who know what works.

2. Resume misinformation is everywhere.

One page or two pages. Functional versus reverse chronogical. Objective statements or Summary of Qualifications. With all the competing advice ou there, don’t risk your career success on bad intel. 

3. Job search and career development can trigger fear and anxiety.

These emotions can make it even more difficult to see your own resume clearly and make objective decisions. A resume writer can bring expert guidance and objectivity to the process.

4. It’s hard to sell your own accomplishments.

Are you bragging? Underselling yourself? Possibly both? We work with you to brainstorm your accomplishments, then help you hit the right tone and showcase your strengths in a way that’s compelling but not braggy.

5. This one’s my favorite: The process of talking through your work history with your writer brings clarity and direction.

Brainstorming and strategizing with your resume writer gives you a chance to reflect and articulate your workplace wins with a compassionate, encouraging audience. It’s great interview prep, allowing you to begin crafting the success stories that you’ll tell in polished form at the interview.

If you’re ready to take your career to the next level, let the experts at RedRocketResume help. I personally select and train each of my writers to ensure we’re delivering consistently excellent documents based on current best practices. And I personally review each new client that comes in to match them up with a good-fit writer.

If you have any questions about our process or would like to discuss options, reach me directly at angela@upwordresume.com