You’re not only investing your time and money when you decide to work with a professional resume writer; you’re also giving me the responsibility of helping you define your personal brand and how you’ll position yourself during the application process. I take this job very seriously, so I’m offering these 10 suggestions to make sure our work is fruitful and productive.
Be clear when you speak.
I pledge to keep you informed about what I require from you, but I also anticipate that you will comply with my requests. Your resume is created using the information you provide, therefore the more accurate the information I receive from you, the better your new resume will be! Additionally, if you discuss any specifics about your career with me, please be honest with me. I won’t purposefully include inaccurate material on your resume, and neither should you.
Be certain of your career objective.
Having a clear work objective will make it easier for me to create a resume that effectively highlights your abilities, knowledge, and achievements. It won’t be as effective as a resume produced with a particular job in mind if you ask me to write a “generic resume.” In connection with this, don’t use a resume that I’ve written for you to apply for a job in sales. (Or at the very least, talk it over with me first.)
Respect Your Due Dates.
Please adhere to the deadline if I give you tasks to complete and must have them returned to me by a certain date. Please let me know if your schedule for having your resume changes, such as if there is a particular job you want to apply for; nevertheless, there can be a charge for expedited requests. And let’s finish your project as soon as possible. You can begin using your new papers as soon as we finish your job!
One tool in your job-search toolbox is your fresh resume. Consider the request seriously if I advise you to get a new wardrobe for the interview or suggest extra services to round out your résumé. Your income is your most valuable possession, but sometimes you have to spend money in order to make money, as the adage goes. It is a prudent investment to spend 1-3 percent of your annual income on enhancing your professional possibilities.
I’m your resume writer, so trust me.
Please refrain from asking your friends or family for feedback on your resume. You recruited me because of my experience. So please feel free to ask me any questions you may have. This is related to: Don’t take anything you read online as gospel. There are more articles stating that your resume should be two pages than there are articles stating that it should be one page. (For the record, there is no strict limit on how long a resume should be; it should be no longer than necessary.)
Remember: Your resume is not an obituary; it is a marketing document.
If you have held positions that are unrelated to your professional goal, I won’t list every detail about your life and employment history on your resume. Although these particulars are significant to who you are, they are not necessarily pertinent to this particular resume for this particular position. Your resume tells a tale about who you are and what you can do, so I will be judicious about what information I include.
Do Not “Lend” Your Resume to Others.
Your updated resume was specifically created for you. The efficacy of your resume may even be diminished if you let someone else to use it (especially if you “lend” it to a coworker or colleague). If someone likes your resume, send them my way and I’ll make them something equally awesome that is tailored to their job search!
Let’s talk if you’re not seeing results.
We might need to make some adjustments to your resume to improve its effectiveness, or I might be able to provide you with some tips to help you get more interviews and job offers. If you’re unhappy, let me know; if you enjoyed working with me, tell your friends. I appreciate all of your recommendations on LinkedIn, testimonials, and referrals. The majority of my new clients come from recommendations from contented past customers!
Tell Me How You’re Doing, please.
When it comes time to hunt for a new job, I occasionally don’t hear from customers until they need to update their resumes. But if you do receive a job offer, please let me know. We’ll have a joint celebration!
Update Your Resume Regularly.
Speaking of your new job, get in touch with me to add it once you secure one (and are certain you’ll stay — typically within the first 90 days, you know). Keep a record of your accomplishments so that you can respond quickly to new opportunities as they arise in your new position.
I’m excited to collaborate with you!