Finding An Editor For Your Resume and Cover Letter: What Should You Look For? By Jeremy Cyrus 07/30/2012
Resume editors and resume formatting services are everywhere these days, and until the job market starts to look a little brighter, these services will only experience rising demand. So with so many options to choose from, what exactly should you be looking for? What makes a great resume editing/formatting service stand out, and who should you trust with the most important document of your job search process?
Great Resume Help: How to Find What You Need
Make sure your resume editor knows exactly what you’re looking for, and be clear about the terms of your agreement. Do you need a spelling and grammar review only? Or is it the content, flow, and overall power of the resume that concerns you? Ideally, great editors are also great communicators and great listeners.
Your resume should stand out from the crowd, not blend in and become invisible. If your editor tells you to do exactly what anyone else could easily do, or encourages you to load your resume with empty buzzwords like “results-driven” and “success-oriented”, be skeptical. Resumes (and resume advice) are not all the same. If they were, they wouldn’t offer much value to employers.
Don’t lose control of the process. At the end of the day, your resume is your own. If something doesn’t look right or doesn’t sound like you, make sure you get this issued resolved before you send it out.
Finally, good resume formatting services are worth paying for. But they should be, and often are, offered at no cost. If you decide to pay for formatting, make sure you compare the price with the value of the results. Even better, turn to FreeResumeBuilder.org and let us give you the guidance you need for free.