Is Your Resume in Need of Some TLC?

Is Your Resume in Need of Some TLC?

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Are you proud of the resume that you are putting out there for prospective employers to see?

If the answer to that question is yes, then you probably do not have all that much to worry about.

On the flip side, having a resume that you think is average at best will not exactly do a lot for your confidence.

With that being said, your resume is a lifeline to getting you from the academic world to the workforce or when you’re in between jobs, be it by choice or a firing or layoff.

So, is your resume in need of some TLC?

Turn to the Professionals

If you need a better resume, why are you not turning to the professionals?

If you opt for professional resume writers, you can improve your chances of getting a job in no time.

For starters, you will have the professional touch that you have likely been lacking up to this point.

A professional resume writer can put together a resume that is not only professionally written, but also looks neatly organized. As a result, it is much more likely to jump out when a business owner and/or HR pro takes a look at it.

Secondly, a professional resume writer can point out gaps or question marks in your resume, something you may have completely missed the first or even second time around.

For instance, unless you are applying for a job in the education field or will be working in a specialty where your college major is critically related to that field, going on and on about your educational background can in all honesty be a waste of time.

That said if you do not have a lot of job experience (this would be the case for those just entering the workforce for the first time and have only interned or worked part-time up to this point), then highlighting some of your educational background is fine. Quite honestly, no one really cares that you had a 4.0 GPA back in your freshman year of college.

Being Skilled in the Digital Age

Your resume should also highlight any and all skills you have in the digital age.

Whether you’re very skilled or barely skilled in this area, it is important to learn as much as you can about the Internet.

In countless jobs today, it is all but expected that employees are comfortable surfing the Internet, using social media to help promote their company brands, and assisting customers (current and potential) who come to business websites to buy products and services and/or ask questions.

If you have such skills under your belt up to now, by all means make sure they are highlighted on your resume. As more and more companies expand their digital footprints, you will become a bigger asset to various businesses if you have comfort around the Internet, be it with social media, online stories, web design and much more.

Finally, how do you know which resume writing service is best suited to bring out the highlights on your personal resume?

While there are various such services nationwide, some are obviously better than others. Determining which ones in your neck of the woods would be beneficial to you may seem a little challenging.

Along with ironically using the Internet to search for such services, also rely on family members and friends, some of whom have undoubtedly used resume writing services at one time or another in their career pursuits.

You want a resume writing service that has been around for a while, one that has a record to speak of.

That company should be willing to work with you on important items such as keywords related to the specific job search, crafting your resume to catch the eye of both owners and HR professionals, and churning out a resume that is high on qualifications and short on wasted space.

Most importantly, you want a resume writing service where the employees can communicate with you directly and in a way that you feel they really care about your goals. If you feel like you’re more like just a number (and paycheck) to them, move on and find something better.

Your resume is one of the most important documents you have in life.

That said don’t leave it to just anyone to make that resume a proven winner.