If I need a resume in a hurry, what do I do?

If I need a resume in a hurry, what do I do?

People contact me to let me know they are thinking about hiring me. Sometimes they also tell me that they have a target that needs the resume very quickly, they need a resume in a hurry? Hiring a professional resume writer doesn’t mean that you can expect a turnaround in a day or two. A quality resume requires you to provide the resume details and your accomplishment and then the resume writer needs to wordsmith your information into the concise yet meaty resume stories that prove to the employer that you can do the job.

How fast can a resume come together?

Quality takes time. If I need a resume in a hurry, what do I do? Most of the top professional resume writers are frequently scheduled at least a week ahead, sometimes a month ahead. Your project needs to be scheduled into the workflow. My process is unique because I write live. This can be an advantage because if I have time in my schedule and you are able to fit into my timeframes, we are working together as partners. You are providing input while I write. You are also benefiting because I teach and coach while we work together. Other writers need to schedule separate writing time from interview time and work your project into their writing schedule.

The bottom line though is that quality does take time and the best resume writers in the world still need to be able to carefully craft a quality document. They can’t wave a magic wand and make it pull together.

With me, my work is always client-centered and original. I don’t use templates and I always start with a blank document. The client first participates in the project roadmap session where I explain the different strategies we can use with resume samples and then create the plan for that client. A typical project is rarely less than five 60-minute client sessions.

What’s the best way to ensure that my resume will be ready for the next opportunity?

Just like most things, the best way is to plan ahead. Select the resume writer whose strategy, style, personality, and process fit your needs. Schedule your appointment. Make the payment in advance. Treat it like an investment that will pay off when you get the job of your dreams. Partnering with a career professional like myself takes away much of the pain of trying to write your resume by yourself. It also helps you prepare for the interview (with or without interview coaching) because in the process of finding your resume stories, you will discover your value and learn ways of better communicating those success stories when you are interviewing.

Nothing is snap, crackle, pop in the job search process but if you treat it like a project and try to do your best, you will be rewarded.

I help job seekers transform their resumes and job search strategies in interactive, solution-driven strategic planning sessions. To see how I can help you, call me (Julie Walraven) at 715-564-5263.

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