Can Professional Resume Help Really Pay Off? By Jeremy Cyrus 07/26/2012
The day you become unemployed, you also become something of a target. Especially if you post this information online, you’re likely to quickly find yourself deluged with ads for products and services that are guaranteed to help you find a fulfilling job this very week—for only a nominal fee. And since you don’t have cash to spare right now, paying for these products can seem like a gamble. Should you really sign up for that night course to build your credentials? Should you really invest in that expensive career counseling service?
Most important of all, should you really be paying to have a professional editor review your resume? Isn’t “editing” just a matter of searching for typos? And if so, can’t your best friend or your little brother take a look at your resume for you?
Our answer to those last three questions: Yes and no, not even close, and yes…but no. Let us explain.
The Benefits of Professional Resume Help
Highly skilled editors have years of training and experience, and they aren’t just hired to find misspelled words. The way we write speaks volumes about our intelligence, poise, communication skill, and confidence. Even you aren’t a writer, a skilled editor or formatting professional can help you express yourself in a way that showcases these traits.
So, yes…It’s definitely worthwhile to pay for these services. But you don’t always have to. There are plenty of free resources like FreeResumeBuilder.org that don’t ask you to fork over your dwindling reserves of cash.
- Finally, yes but no: Have your brother, your best friend, your mom, and your best friend’s mom look at your resume. There’s no harm and plenty of wisdom in this. But have a have professional editor look at it too. And take advantage of FreeResumeBuilder.org. We can help you format and polish your resume so you get the employer attention you deserve.