Why Hire a Professional Resume Writer? The 98% versus 2% Equation

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Many people often question the financial investment of hiring a professional resume writer, but let’s look at this from a cost versus benefit advantage. According to Robert Meier, President of Job Market Experts, “98% of job seekers are eliminated at the initial resume screening and only the ‘Top 2%’ of candidates make it to the interview.”

Applying to each job using the same resume, crafting a resume using the same online template embraced by other job seekers, or lacking the ability to sell yourself and your unique promise of value will NEVER position your resume in the Top 2%.

A professional resume writer understands the idiosyncrasies of resume writing and stays current with industry trends to advance each candidate’s interview success. A Top 2% resume grabs the reader’s attention. It sells you as the ideal candidate, uses the correct format, is rich with quantifiable career achievements, and is designed to pass the inevitable computer scanning by the applicant tracking software (ATS), now used by the majority of companies.

Hiring a professional resume writer is an investment in your career. While the initial cost of using an accredited professional may seem high, the fee likely equates to an average of less than 1% of your future salary.

Working with a professional resume writer is not a ride in the park. Credentialed writers like myself personally interact with clients through the entire process, pushing and prodding them towards success. All of my resume clients are asked to complete some very thought-provoking homework, then I conduct an intensive phone interview before finally crafting a compelling and differentiated resume.

Many clients are surprised at how in-depth the process can be, yet come out the other end charged with renewed energy, more interview requests and Top 2% answers to sell themselves to the employer in person. I have also had clients secure interviews simply because the recruiter could tell how committed they were to embarking on a new challenge, since they commenced the process with such a professionally crafted document.

A resume that is specifically customized to make you stand out and entice a future employer to request an interview is an investment worth considering; after all, don’t YOU belong in the Top 2%?

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