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How Much do Resume Writers Charge?

How Much do Resume Writers Charge? The cost for professional resume services vary based on factors such as writers' years of experience, writers' notoriety, certification, and what services they offer. It also can depend on how much information you want included in the resume, and what level position you are applying for in your career. As with most things, you get what you pay for to an extent. Based on data from 90 professional resume writers, the average resume cost is $527 (https://careersidekick.com/resume-writing-costs/). Generally speaking, be prepared to spend around $500 for a quality resume package. A really cheap resume will be a waste of money, and a quality resume won't break the bank. A quality resume writer will spend several hours writing and editing your resume, so they should be fairly compensated for their time. Be wary of any extremes, such as a really cheap resume (under $200) or really expensive (over $2,000). At [...]

How Much do Resume Writers Charge?2022-01-03T13:48:21-06:00

Is Top Resume Legit?

There are many legitimate businesses that offer resume writing services. However, just because it's a legitimate business does not necessarily mean they are going to meet your expectations. Some businesses get so big so fast that they fail to keep up with their individual client needs. It's very important to read reviews before you invest in a resume writing service (or any service for that matter). When looking at reviews, if you see 10% or more 1 or 2 star ratings out of five, you may want to dig deeper. You may also want to check reports from the Better Business Bureau. When looking for a resume writing service, you obviously want to select a service that meets your unique needs. In many cases a local resume writer might be the best fit for you. A local resume writer will be familiar with local trends, standards, and business needs. A local resume writing service, such [...]

Is Top Resume Legit?2021-12-10T10:21:12-06:00

What are the Best Resume Writing Services?

What are the Best Resume Writing Services? There are hundreds of resume writing services on the internet, so how do you choose the best resume writing service? Keep these 3 C's in mind: Certified - First and foremost, you want to make sure the resume writer you hire is certified. The CPRW credential is the global Industry Standard for professional resume writers. To earn this credential, a writer must prove their skills by passing the PARW/CC resume writing exam and abiding by the Code of Ethics established by PARW/CC. This distinguishes writers who are highly experienced and committed to professionalism. Customer Service - You also want to make sure you select a resume writing service that has a proven track record of quality customer care. One thing that separates great quality customer service from the rest is a guarantee. It's also super helpful if you have access to speak directly to the business owner in case you [...]

What are the Best Resume Writing Services?2021-12-10T09:49:06-06:00

Are Resume Writing Services Worth It?

Are Resume Writing Services Worth It? Think of resume writing services as an investment. Yes, there's an upfront cost, but with the right resume writer, the payout will be more than worth it! Imagine you're a hiring manger, and you are selecting who to interview based on resumes alone. You have dozens if not hundreds of resumes to sift through. Are you going to select a resume that reflects hours of time and attention to detail, or one that looks like it was spit out by a free generator? According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of six seconds looking at a resume before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision. Don't let yours go to the wrong stack because of a blah resume. When you hire a professional resume writer, you substantially increase your odds of contact from recruiters, landing interviews, and earning job offers. To get a good haircut, you go to [...]

Are Resume Writing Services Worth It?2021-11-30T21:10:28-06:00

How to be More Likable at Work

We all want to be liked at work--but many people think likability is something inherent and outside of their control. This is simply not true. You have direct control over your likability whether you realize it or not. In order to be more likable, you must develop your emotional intelligence and self-awareness. Don't say, "This is just how I am, and if people don't like it, too bad." You can be yourself and still be more kind, compassionate, interesting, and in turn more likable. Here are 3 easy things you can do to be more likable at work: Listen - Listening is one of the best ways to become more likable. People like to be heard and understood. When you are not actively listening, or you are listening just to respond, people can sense it and it turns them off to you. When you listen to engage and understand, the person will feel valued and heard. [...]

How to be More Likable at Work2021-11-03T17:55:18-05:00

What Do Professional Resume Writers Charge?

Professional resume writing services can cost anywhere from $400- $2,000 per resume. These fees often vary between how many hours the writer invests in the project, your work history, and the credentials of your writer. When you hire a resume writer, you often get results directly based on your investment. In other words, you get what you pay for when hiring a professional resume writer. A quality resume takes a lot of time, attention to detail, understanding of the client, and a professional resume certification is highly recommended. When you hire a professional resume writer, you are working with someone who has dedicated their career to crafting professional documents, and they often have years of experience catching employers’ attention & landing interviews. They are skilled in blending your work experience, personal goals, accomplishments, and education in a way that sets you apart from the competition. The lower-end resume writers often use a template you could download [...]

What Do Professional Resume Writers Charge?2021-11-03T17:59:39-05:00

Where can I get a Resume Done?

For many, the process of getting a resume completed can be daunting. Unless you're a writer by trade, you're probably not too confident writing one yourself, and even then, you may be working with out-dated resume guidelines. So, where can you turn when you need to get a resume done? Local Career Centers can often provide help with your resume.  Typically Career Centers are located on college campuses and assist students or other career seekers in identifying and working toward career goals, finding suitable careers or graduate school programs, getting referrals to employers, boosting networking skills, and assisting with resume creation.While this is an excellent service in many ways, it still leaves the writing up to y0u. The employees working in the Career Centers are usually not certified professional resume writers, so they won't be able to offer you the level of expertise you may want or need. You could also use an online template. [...]

Where can I get a Resume Done?2021-10-11T15:49:35-05:00

The One Thing You Should Never Do at Work

You overhear your coworkers talking by the water cooler, “Did you see what he was wearing?” For some, it might be tempting to join in, especially if you also thought those neon green pants your co-worker was wearing were outrageous! But, before you join in, remind yourself this—there is never an upside to gossiping at work. Keep these things in mind before engaging in gossip at work: When you talk negatively about others, studies show people associate negative characteristics with you. Some people talk bad about other people to try to make themselves look better than—but it often has the opposite effect. The people you gossip with won’t trust you, and you can’t trust them. Odds are those same people are talking about you behind your back, and they will think the same of you. You have no idea what that person is going through. Maybe that guy with the neon green pants had to [...]

The One Thing You Should Never Do at Work2021-10-08T16:07:46-05:00

It’s Back to School Time: How to Manage Work & School

It's that time of year again where many employees decide to continue their education. Working and managing school is never easy, but here are a few tips on how to manage your workload. 1.Organize - Staying organized is critical to being successful balancing work and school. I highly recommend using a calendar, marking deadlines, and dedicating time on your calendar to make sure you give yourself time to complete your assignments. Personally, I am old school--it helps me to write things down in a planner. 2.Prioritize - It's super important to prioritize your growing workload. Prioritize based on weight of assignment, deadline, and importance. Then, set aside time based on the prioritization. I recommend starting each day with a list based on your priorities for the day, and check things off as you go. 3. Lean on Relationships - Make sure to keep your professors and your manager aware of your schedule and any upcoming [...]

It’s Back to School Time: How to Manage Work & School2021-09-24T15:30:23-05:00

Common Interview Questions & How to Answer Them

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you went into an interview knowing exactly what questions you’d be asked? While we do not have a crystal ball, we can tell you what some of the most common interview questions are for new hires and give some advice on how to answer. 1. Tell me about yourself. This question often trips people up because it’s so open-ended. The best way to answer this question is by pretending you’re selling yourself and come up with a marketing pitch for yourself as it relates to what you can bring to the job. “I am a dedicated, hard-worker with strong communication skills…” 2. Why should we hire you? This is your chance to really sell yourself. Share what unique skills and experience you can bring to the team. Make sure to share the point that you have the knowledge necessary to excel in the position and bring up something that only [...]

Common Interview Questions & How to Answer Them2021-09-07T10:16:44-05:00