Five Signs It’s Time to Hire a Professional Resume Writer

 In Resume Services

Research in recruitment estimates the average length of a job search as 6-10 months, depending on the industry. A professionally written resume is a small investment compared to the value it delivers. It is your ticket to the job interviews and salaries you want. It can also significantly shorten your job application process, saving you time and money.

Not sure how to improve your current resume on your own? Here are the sings you could benefit from professional help.

1) You’re looking for a new position after several years in your current role.  

Hiring processes, software, and resume expectations have changed since you were last looking for jobs. A professional resume writer can help you articulate your unique value, select a modern format, and provide suggestions for job application success. Together, you will focus on high-value content (the results you deliver) and remove the unnecessary or outdated sections and descriptions.

2) You’re not sure if your resume has the right keywords to describe your qualifications. 

A resume writing expert will analyze your target positions, compile a list of key requirements and expectations, ask you the appropriate questions, gather the missing data for your new resume, and highlight your core skills and achievements to set you apart from the competitors. A professional resume writer knows about various Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and will make sure your resume passes the scans.

3) You’re not getting the interviews you want. 

In addition to providing you with an effective, highly readable resume, a professional resume writer can offer suggestions on how to approach the job application process in your specific situation: how to follow up with employers, update and use your LinkedIn profile, or fill out job application questionnaires.

4) You’re not sure what to include in your career summary and under each job entry. 

Professional resume writers will ask you questions to determine your career goals, unique skills, and measurable accomplishments. They will focus on highlighting what makes you different and showing your potential employers the value that you deliver. A resume writer will help you replace general task descriptions with content that will get you interview invitations.

5) You’re not sure how to articulate your professional value using the right tone and structure. 

Very often, candidates deliver excellent results but do not document them on resumes. Instead, they copy and paste task-oriented position descriptions that don’t tell their potential employers about such crucial skills as leadership, process improvement, budgeting, project management, and commitment to growth.

An expert resume writer will suggest the necessary sub-sections for your job entries to make all your skills visible and supported with specific examples from your career history. An objective professional whose goal is to connect you with your target employers, a resume writer will reflect your career history in the best light, helping you overcome modesty and finding accurate descriptions for the results you deliver.


About the author:

Tanya Mykhaylychenko is a professional resume writer with a background in content writing, university teaching, and IT staffing. She is a member of Editors Canada and Career Professionals of Canada. For more information, please visit or contact her at to schedule a free introductory consultation.

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