Tips in Choosing a Writer
We hope that you will consider our service as we are proud that we meet all of the criteria below; but in any case, be sure to keep these things in mind when making your decision.
Evaluate for writing skills: Work only with someone who is a Certified Professional Resume Writer. Although the industry is not government-regulated, there are very reputable organizations (such as the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches) who certify writers based on exams and review of their work by qualified peers. Also, check the background of the person you are considering to see if it contains any earlier writing or marketing experience.
Review the writer's samples: This alone will tell you a great deal about the writer's talent and understanding of resume dynamics. Be wary of writers unwilling to share samples. If they claim their resumes are "proprietary property" or are concerned about potential clients stealing their work, they are crying foul for no reason. Resume writers regularly share fictionalized samples of their work in publications and marketing websites.
Look for experience that reflects an understanding of the job market: Consider how long the person been writing resumes and whether they have done so in your industry. Inquire as to whether their background also includes any human resources, career services, or recruiting experience.
Search their website for evidence of results. Read through testimonials; see if there are any aggregate satisfaction results indicated. Many services survey their clients.
Be careful in working with services that rely on multiple writers: If you do, obtain as much information as you can on the specific writer with whom you will be working. Large services often randomly assign writers, perpetuating the possibility of a poor match.