Updating your resume can be a scary process! Maybe you have never written a resume before. Or perhaps it’s been a long, long time since you last updated it. (For example, if you’re a parent trying to create a resume as a stay at home mom after a long break at home with your kids). Regardless of your particular situation, let’s face it, updating your resume probably sounds about as fun as getting your flu shot. Personally, I love writing resumes. But I don’t really get out much.
I digress. There are lots of resume resources available to help take the pain and stress out of the process of writing your resume. In this particular article, I’m going to focus on our resume review service. I decided to create this service because lately I’ve been getting a lot of clients contacting me asking for a resume review. So let’s talk a little more in detail about what this service entails and how it can help you:
How it can help you
You might be wondering what a resume review entails. When I review a client’s resume, I first start by doing a line by line edit of their current resume. If you feel like your resume is in bad shape, don’t worry. I’m here to tell you exactly how much it sucks. Just kidding. Sort of. It’s kind of my job to take a magnifying glass to your resume so to speak, and point out all the areas where it can be improved.
If you paid for my resume review service and I told you your resume looks 100% awesome and you don’t need to change a single thing, you would probably ask me for a refund.
So back to the review process. I will look for things like grammar, punctuation, and spelling mistakes. I will also help you market your biggest achievements and skills as they relate to your targeted job or field. Probably the hardest part of writing a resume for most people is writing compelling accomplishment phrases. You want to show and not tell. That means you want to give a hiring manger a clear picture of what you have accomplished in your past jobs so that they can see how much of a rockstar you will be at their company.
I will also give you specific suggestions on how to improve the layout and style of your resume. This is important because if your resume is well written but it looks sloppy and unprofessional, an employer will not be impressed.
Who can benefit
If you need resume help and advice, but you are hesitant to spend money on a resume writing service, the resume review service is likely a great fit for you. The resume review service will help you take your resume from meh to awesome without a high cost.
A resume is always a work in progress. If you haven’t updated your resume in a while, there’s a good chance you can benefit from having a professional, kick-ass resume writer (that would be me) review your resume. Even if you feel like your resume is perfect, it’s not. There’s always things you can improve on your resume!
You will receive a line by line edit in track changes of your current resume. You will also receive a general review of your resume in a separate Word document where I will highlight all the areas you need to improve, content and layout-wise.
This service does not include a rewrite of your resume. If you want someone to write your resume, you need to check out our resume writing service.
It is an investment to use a resume service to help you update your resume. If you’re still not sure if one of our resume services is right for you, you can contact us directly and chat with a career coach.