Is a resume writing service worth the investment?

Are you considering approaching a resume writer but unsure if it is worth the investment? Next Stop Employment outlines the advantages of using a resume writing service to allow you stand out in the application process.

The importance of a resume

A resume is often underestimated but is actually one of the most important documents you will own. View it as a bridge between you and the prospective employer –To make a lasting impression, it is imperative that your resume stands out amongst the crowd first.

Recruiters and HR managers can receive hundreds of applications for any given job. Recent studies suggest that you have 6 seconds to grab the attention of the employer. Having a modern, eye catching document that sells your skillset effectively will help you move forward to the interview stage.

Why use a resume writer?

Recruitment Background

Often resume writers have an extensive HR/Recruitment background and understand what employers are looking for in candidates. As such, they will portray your experience in a certain light and increase your likelihood of getting to the next phase of your job search.  

ATS Compliance

As many organisations are now adopting Applicant Tracking System (ATS) software in their recruitment process, resume writers ensure industry keywords are inputted throughout your document.

Professionally Written

The benefit of using a resume service is that you will receive a high-quality document that is professionally written and aligned to current market standards. A professional writer will understand your requirements, evaluate your work history, validate your educational background and sell your relevant skillset. Hiring a professional means you'll most likely avoid errors on your resume - mistakes that could often slim your chances of success with your application.

When to consider approaching a resume writer

·         You have been applying for jobs and not getting interviews

·         You are returning to work from a career break

·         You have a complicated work history

·         Writing is not your forte

·         You don’t know what to include in your resume

·         You are applying for your dream job  

·         You don’t have the time

How can Next Stop Employment help me?

Ashlee from Next Stop Employment offers a range of employment related services including resume writing. She has over 10 years’ experience in the Recruitment industry, is HR qualified and passionate about helping mums return to flexible work.

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Ashlee Thomas