If you’re searching for a job but hiring managers aren’t exactly jamming your phone line, you may benefit from having your résumé written by a pro. However, with a growing number of writers pitching their services for anywhere from $100 to $2,000, which one should you choose? A recent Wall Street Journal article offered some helpful guidance:
- Look for a writer who has experience in your industry
- Ask for samples beyond what’s posted on their web site and speak with others who have used their services
- Ask about their process, looking for a writer who will interview you over the phone or send you an extensive survey
- Ask about their background – ideally, the person will have experience as a recruiter or human resources manager
Have you used a professional résumé writer? What other steps would you recommend for finding the best writer for the job?