“Bragging is not my strong suit.” As a Professional Resume Writer, it’s the most common refrain I hear from members within the first few days of working together. The second is “I’ve never worked with a resume writer before.”
And that’s OK.
Because we’re here to help! A Professional Resume Writer knows how to coax information out of the shyest of members and can sift through pages of work history to find the most valuable points to include for our more loquacious ones. The result is a document that presents members in a whole new light, and often creates a competitive mental edge in the job search as members’ self-perception aligns to match their new resume.
Watching members’ confidence blossom when they get their new resume is my favorite part of the job. Often the physical appearance of the document undergoes the most concrete transformation: slap-dash paragraphs, long lists of bullets, and haphazard spacing are streamlined and organized into visually inviting text with polished verbiage and clean, sophisticated formats. The mental shift it inspires is best described by our own members. A few recent reactions from the Inboxes of the resume team include:
“Very impressive – I wonder who that guy is? Seriously, that looks very good.” – Rick F.
“Wonderful! I just cannot get over how the presentation changes the image of me. Thank you.” – Mary J.
“It’s been refreshing to see how a proper resume and cover letter are composed – I was definitely not with the times.” – Jose D.
“I can’t wait to upload this for the recruiters to see. You really helped me to organize my career in a way that is relevant to my experience.” – Janet T.
“You did an outstanding job. Writing a resume is a unique talent.” – Anonymous
“Thank you for transforming my lackluster resume into a professional and first class document.” – Anonymous
Just like a good haircut can make anyone stand a little taller and smile a little wider, a good resume can give job seekers the confidence boost they need to apply to a job that’s a bit of a “reach” and walk into an interview knowing that they have already put their best foot forward. Through our weekly posts, the Resume Team looks forward to illuminating the resume writing process and sharing more of our members’ success stories.
Meredith Spencer is Academy Certified Resume Writer and Certified Professional Resume Writer who specializes in technology industry resumes.