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Professionally written résumés, cover letters, and associated documents play a key role in successfully finding, gaining, and (believe it or not) retaining employment. Ensure you’re representing yourself in the best possible light. Hire a professional.

You are an expert in your field. We are too.

Begin your search now to start consulting with one of our members about revitalizing your job search.

What Can a Professional Résumé Writer Do For You?

The answer is simple—they author documents that market you to potential employers. Professional résumé writers are not just typesetters—their real skill and expertise is defining, positioning, and promoting your job skills and ultimately your career.

  • Inside Perspective: A good résumé writer knows what today’s recruiters and hiring managers want—and don't want—to see in a résumé.

  • Résumé Strategy: A meticulous résumé writer will make sure your career objective and unique value proposition are explicitly stated and seek to shape your work experience such that it is written and formatted to underscore these criteria.

  • Data Generation: An experienced résumé writer can help you prepare for the interview process while building résumé content by asking insightful questions to uncover and reframe your accomplishments and job duties.

  • Compelling Content: An astute writer is aware of industry-specific keywords that are searched by scanning software as well as HR screeners.

  • Language Expertise: A skilled writer has in-depth knowledge of grammar, structure, and style so you don’t have to worry about typos, misspellings, and grammatical errors.

Choosing a Professional Résumé Writer

There are hundreds of résumé writers who are qualified to write your résumé . It’s important to take the time to find one that matches your personality, needs, industry, and career objectives.

  • Choose a professional who belongs to a valid industry organization. The NRWA, established in 1997, is the premier organization for education in the field of résumé writing.

  • Consider selecting a certified résumé writer. These writers have passed multifaceted exams in résumé mechanics, strategy, and formatting to obtain such credentials.

  • Contact the writer via telephone and get a feel for his/her knowledge and expertise. Some writers will focus solely on résumés. Others may provide additional services such as job coaching, career counseling, résumé distribution, outplacement, or college advising.

  • Ask about his/her background and training, and how he/she stays abreast of changes in the employment industry.

  • Have the writer explain his/her résumé development process. You may be asked to fill out questionnaires, talk on the phone for an hour or more, and/or do some revising yourself.

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