Are you worried about asking for professional resume help?

Are you worried about asking for professional resume help?Many people begin their first call with me apologizing for asking for professional resume help. I wonder if they apologize for calling their doctor and asking for help to solve a health issue or apologize to their mechanic for scheduling an appointment to fix the brakes? I never apologize to Becky, my hair stylist for asking her to cut and style my hair. I am grateful that she has the professional skills to make me look good.

This year my husband had two cataract surgeries and a hernia surgery and we were grateful that there were qualified surgeons who had the skills to solve his problems. While it is easy to be concerned when you face a medical issue, you know it is best to call the expert.

Why you are worried about asking for professional resume help?

Job search isn’t easy and you may be a basket case wondering how long it will take to get a new job. You could be sweating bullets trying to write your own resume or trying find your way through the maze of job search tips. You might be worried sick that your job search will take too long. But you were taught in school how to write a resume so you assume that this is something you should do on your own.

I find it interesting how that concept seems to have stuck with so many people, both recent grads and those who graduated 20+ years ago. I wonder how many other things you were taught in school that you feel you have to do yourself. Most people take a variety of subjects prior to even selecting their major and even within majors there are many subsets and potential career paths. You aren’t expected to be an expert in all of them so why do so many people think that they should write their own resume?

How does professional resume help make it easier?

A new client recently said to me, “I am amazed at how much easier it is to write my resume with you.” She didn’t hesitate to ask for professional resume help when her company was facing a merger acquisition that could change her role.

Of course you want to be self-reliant and do things yourself. However, if working with me, a professional resume writer, in my collaborative and interactive sessions where we sift through your accomplishments and select the right resume stories that resonate with your job targets helps you to secure positions that achieve your career goals, isn’t that a good thing? As we work together to nail down your value to match your target, you will have confirmed that you are using leading edge, innovative resume writing and job search strategies.

Julie Walraven is a triple-certified resume writer whose interactive coaching style helps job seekers earn winning positions when she creates tactical resumes and LinkedIn profiles to market you for success. Learn more here.

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