A common misconception about resume writers is that it is a task/administrative driven role rather than a strategic partner in developing someone's new resume.
Professional resume writers aren’t glorified secretaries. It would, actually, be much more accurate to view us as a type of marketing or branding professional. It's our job to develop a brand for our clients that markets them to potential employers. We do this very strategically through research and collaboration with a client.
I'll give you a sneak peek at what you might experience with a resume writer:
That list seems brief, but resume writers are dedicated to making your resume work. We are researchers, authors, designers, marketers, project managers, sounding boards, hand-holders, teachers, coaches, mentors, cheerleaders, and counselors all rolled into one. Wearing all of these hats make us the best resources for you when writing your new resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, or personal website.
In addition, because most of us are entrepreneurs, we’re also running our own businesses. In my case, I’m also a workplace chaplain, and I often employ the chaplain’s ministry of presence in my relationship with clients, especially those for whom a job loss has been particularly devastating.
I revealed other misconceptions about resume writers in this post, Resume Writer Reveals: Misbeliefs About Professional Resume Writers.
I’m a TORI-nominated resume writer and coach. If you would like to work with me on your resume, LinkedIn, job search coaching, or interview coaching needs, call me at 720-588-9793 or set up a no-cost, no-obligation consult here.
Melissa Kelley CPRW has more than 25 years' editing and writing experience, as well as a background in automotive purchasing and secondary education (English/social studies/French); she has specifically been writing resumes since 2006. Her motivation to write resumes began when a relative went nearly six months without a response to his resume, all due to a simple misspelling that Microsoft Word didn't flag as a spelling error. Within six weeks after Melissa provided a simple copyedit to his resume, her relative had a new job.