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Should I Use a Resume Writing Service?

Instructor: Adam Nystrom

Adam owns a Master's degree in Professional and Digital Media Writing. During his time as a graduate assistant, he developed lesson plans for upper-level English courses.

When is the last time you dusted off your resume, and do you even have one? If you're thinking about having it professionally designed, read this article and decide if a writing service is for you.

Why Should I Use A Resume Writing Service?

If you're worried about your abilities as a writer, a service to polish your professional document can be the difference between a phone call for an interview and a simple click of the delete button. Managers and HR representatives see countless resumes every day, and using a service to help you stand out from the pack could be a smart option.

Before even considering a resume writing service, though, it's worth checking out our course on resumes and cover letters for a handy overview of typical resume formatting and content.

How Much Does It Cost?

This depends on your level of experience. Let's use Resume Edge as an example of comparing prices:

Experience LevelPrice
Entry Level$119
Professional$249
Executive$399

Think you'd rather take a shot at the resume on your own? Our lesson on how to create a great resume and cover letter might be just what you need.

Entry Level

This category is for those who have no experience at all, or those who are relatively new to their field and/or fresh out of college. If using a resume writing service, you will want to provide personal characteristics along with what little experience you have in the workplace, and even include some of your academic achievements.

Professional

For those that are a bit more seasoned, this category will highlight your professional career and show off how you have progressed in your work history. When hiring a service, be sure to detail your specific accomplishments inside your job so that your resume grabs the attention of the hiring staff.

Executive

At this level, your resume should speak for itself. If you have ascended to the level of an executive or even a CEO, you will have to worry more about keeping your resume short than expanding it into something professional. A writing service should be able to pick out the most important aspects of your tenure at the top of the office.

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