When you sit down to try and write your executive resume for the job opportunity that would pay 6 figures each year, you might draw a blank. No matter how qualified you are and how much experience you have in your field, writing an executive resume is difficult (even for executive level employees).
Just because you can easily manage a team of 50 people does not mean you can write a flawless resume. This is why you should turn to a professional and hire executive level resume writing services to help you along the way. Choosing a service that specializes in writing exec resumes is crucial – here’s how to do it.
Always see multiple samples before hiring anyone
This is a no brainer; before hiring anyone for anything, you probably should take a look at their work first. The same goes for resume writers. Be sure not to look at generic samples from different writers working for the agency. Instead, you should evaluate a sample resume from the specific resume writer that will be working with you personally.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself when evaluating the writer’s work:
- Does the resume represent a real person?
- Does it give you a good user experience (aka is it pleasing to read through)?
- Can you get a good grasp on the person’s career thus far?
- Is it a resume that would live up to a “quick scan” from your potential employer?
If there are mistakes anywhere throughout the resume, don’t utilize that writer’s services. Mistakes show that the writer is sloppy, and not even smart enough to present only the best work to potential clients.
Browse through the writer’s LinkedIn profile
There is no better way to get a feel for the writer’s professionalism than to check out his or her LinkedIn profile. You’ll be able to see from a professional online profile how qualified the writer is, but you can also read reviews from clients just like you who have used this person’s services.
Be wary of the reviews to determine if they are real or fake. You should be able to tell if it is from a real client or from a friend or family member if you read closely. A writer with no reviews is also someone to avoid. If clients have been thrilled with the service and seen success, they’ll take a few minutes to write a positive review.
Look at the writer’s educational and professional background
Anyone can call themselves a professional resume writer, so watch out for this. Do your research before choosing someone to write your exec resume. This person should have a solid education (at least a Bachelor’s degree) and all the necessary writing certifications. If someone is new to the job, you’ll be able to tell. Anyone providing executive writing services should have at least 5 years of writing experience since exec resumes are much more extensive than entry-level or professional ones.
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