Purchasing Resumes – The Beginning
Are you interested in purchasing resumes? You have made the decision that purchasing a resume would be much easier than putting one together, especially if you have had some ask you for your resume. Where do you start? If you Google the term “resume service” you will be inundated with places to go, but for the purpose of this article, let’s assume that you do just that. The next step will be to contact some of these companies.
Once you have started contacting them, how do you qualify them? Usually, the first consideration for most people is price. You will find a wide variety of pricing on the Internet. However, if price is not an object to you, the next consideration should be who is going to write your resume. After that, the final factor should be how the resume will look and will it accomplish what you need for it to. These are all very important things to consider if you are going to be purchasing resumes.
Purchasing Resumes – The Price
One of the great things about the Internet is that you can find practically anything there, including resume pricing. You will find pricing as low as $39.95 for a resume and at the other end of the spectrum, they can be as high as $695. Why the volatility in pricing? A lot of people want to charge you by you vocation. What this really means is that you will be penalized based on how high the corporate ladder you are. If you are an intern, a clerk, a janitorial laborer, etc., the price will not be high (but it might be high to you.) If you are a “C” level executive, be prepared to pay through the nose most of the time.
This does not seem fair and in reality, it is not. If you shop thoroughly, you will find that purchasing resumes does not have to be that difficult. Find a price that seems fair to you, based on a good sample of companies that write resumes as a business. Do not forget the old axiom: you get what you pay for (forget that it is grammatically incorrect – the fact is that it is true.
Purchasing Resumes – The Writer
Who is going to write your resume? What is their experience writing resumes? What is their experience helping people find gainful employment? Do not hesitate to ask for names of clients for whom they have written resumes to check them out. Whenever you are offered a job, the potential employer ALWAYS asks for references BEFORE you start. You are entitled to a reference on your writer to gauge their level of success BEFORE you pay.
Is your writer a “certified” resume writer? What does that really mean, anyhow? Some governing body somewhere “certified” a writer based on what? If certifications were based on how many jobs had been directly procured for clients through the recruiting process, that would be of value. Your object should be a writer who has actual recruiting experience finding people jobs and therefore writes from a recruiting perspective because they know what recruiters want to see.
Purchasing Resumes – Readability & Accomplishment
Most of all, you want your resume (the finished product) to have a built-in readability in order to accomplish the purpose and that purpose is to get you phone screens at a minimum and hopefully full-fledged interviews. If your document does not accomplish that, then you have wasted time and money purchasing resumes.