Some decisions, especially those that affect your future cannot be taken lightly or done in panic. Choosing life insurance, buying a property, picking the right school for your kids, all these decisions will have a major impact on your long-term quality of life. Your professional resume too will have a major impact on that quality, and the decision to choose a professional resume company – with experienced and talented professional resume writers – is also one that requires thought, patience and planning.
Try to have a clear expectation of the company you wish to work for and the timeframe you would like to give yourself to attain that goal. Be ambitious but realistic. Do not be too rigid in your objective but be sensibly direct and your professional resume will reflect this. Recruiters do not want to see an ambiguous, unfocused document that clearly is trying to cover too many bases. Think hard about where you want to be and what is motivating that decision and follow that through when you engage a professional resume company.
Select a range of companies and have a set of questions ready to ask. The company you choose, and their writers’ ability to bring to life your professional profile is vitally important. Are they experienced in a range of professions? Can they meet your deadlines, no matter how urgent? Can they provide testimonials? Are their outcomes for you realistic or outlandish? Make sure they can answer all your questions, allay anxieties, and see if they are genuinely committed to your needs, not their own.
Once you have made your choice of professional company, realise that you have the full back up of a dedicated team of professional resume writers and make the decision to work with them to help you get the best outcome. For example, here at Select Resumes, we will ask you to complete a short questionnaire that is vital to help us understand your outcomes. We commit 100% to you and ask that you work with us in a partnership in both this regard and also during our consultation with you. We will be asking you all sorts of questions, but they are all designed to help make your professional resume the best document it can be, so you need to throw yourself into the process with our writers. You will be surprised at the amount of information we will tease out of you. This is because it always helps to work on a project as a team together than being solitary – especially on a topic which calls for objectivity, plus your team are all resume industry professionals who know all the pitfalls, tricks of the trade and inside information that you may not be otherwise privy to.
For example, you may reasonably be of the assumption that your resume is all about you – after all, it’s your name at the top, right? Well, yes this is your resume, but you are trying to appeal to a hiring manager who sees that you understand their ethos, their objectives and how you align with theirs. So, your professional resume needs to reflect that understanding and reflect back to them their own philosophy. It’s a fine line to read, but an essential one and we know how to walk it.
Finally, once you have made the informed choice of having your resume written professionally and chosen the company to do it, you can be confident that you can place your trust entirely in the process. At Select Resumes, we have had years of successful experience in working with clients of all levels in all industries at all times in their careers. The most successful professional resumes our writers produce are those where our clients work with us and place their trust in us.