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Are Resume Writers & Resume Writing Services Worth It?

Matt Glodz
Are Resume Writers & Resume Writing Services Worth It?

Top 5 Benefits of Using Resume Writing Services

Are resume writing services worth the investment? In short, yes! The best resume writers add value to your job search by saving you time and stress, optimizing your resume for your target roles, and delivering a powerful document – all while preparing you for interviews and increasing your confidence as a jobseeker.

In this article, we outline the top 5 reasons why working with a resume writer may be the right decision for you.

1) Save you time and eliminate stress

Hiring a resume writer to find the optimal way to convey your skills and accomplishments allows you to focus on more strategic aspects of the job search: attending networking events, leveraging LinkedIn, contacting recruiters, and identifying which roles you would like to pursue.

Resume writing is a significant time commitment, and if you're like most people, you may find it a bit awkward to write about your accomplishments.

For many clients, it makes more sense to invest less than 1% of their annual salary to outsource the resume writing process – often resulting in much more effective documents than they would otherwise be able to prepare on their own.

2) Optimize your resume for target roles

Resume writers tailor your documents to best position you for the roles you are seeking in two ways: by optimizing them for applicant tracking systems and by surfacing key information that recruiters are looking for.

• Optimizing your resume for applicant tracking systems

Simply put, the recruiting environment has changed with the rise of online job search tools such as LinkedIn, Monster, Indeed, and Glassdoor. Because hiring managers are increasingly overwhelmed by the volume of applications they receive, use often utilize applicant tracking systems to help them screen hundreds of applications.

As such, it is especially important to ensure your resume is keyword optimized so that you don’t risk being bypassed for roles that you are otherwise qualified for – especially if you are applying for entry-level or middle management roles.

If you are a senior executive and working directly with an executive recruiter, for example, keyword optimization will not be as much of a concern, as the goal of keyword optimization is ultimately to get your resume into the hands of a human.

However, even in such cases, resume writers will still optimize your resume by highlighting the most important information up front.

• Surfacing key information that recruiters are looking for

As executive resume writers, we partner with recruiters to understand exactly how they like to see information presented. We make it a priority to stay up to date with what hiring managers are looking for - and what prompts them to move on to the next candidate.

When writing your resume, you may have a hard time determining how to structure your document. As a third party, resume writers are more emotionally distanced from the day-to-day realities of your role.

By reviewing your target roles and leveraging their understanding of the recruitment environment, they can quickly pinpoint the information that will immediately position you as a strong fit for a given role. They’ll also present these details in a professional summary or career highlights section, as you can see on our resume samples.

3) Help you identify what’s essential

As resume writers, we are experts in deciphering what aspects of your role need to be explicitly explained on your document, how much detail you should go into, and what elements you can safely leave off (you can always speak to non-essentials during the interview process).

Most clients are good at explaining what they do on a day-to-day basis. However, because recruiters typically receive applications from multiple qualified candidates, highlighting your impact and key accomplishments will significantly help to differentiate you.

4) Prepare you for interviews

Clients regularly tell us that working with a resume writer doubled as excellent interview preparation.

As part of the resume writing process, the best resume writers conduct a phone consultation to learn about your experience and help you brainstorm additional achievements that should be highlighted.

This consultation requires clients to reflect on their careers and articulate how they added value to each organization. As a result, they are left with plenty of specific examples to speak to during the interview process, improving their performance.

5) Increase your confidence

A comprehensive resume writing process will leave you feeling confident in your ability to succeed in your target roles, which is especially valuable if you are seeking an upward move or looking to make a career transition.

Even some of the most senior clients we work with often doubt their abilities or deal with a little bit of imposter syndrome, and that’s perfectly normal!

Our goal as resume writers is to ensure that you are able to back up any statements you make – either on your resume or during an interview – using specific evidence.

In Summary

Top resume writers have your best interests at heart and are here to help take off some of the pressure - while maximizing your odds of landing interviews.

By finding a writer you trust, you can rest assured that you put your best foot forward.

If you are interested in learning more about how we can help you in your job search, schedule an introductory call with our founder here or email team@resumepilots.com.

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About Resume Pilots

Resume Pilots is an award-winning executive resume writing firm and a proud member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches. Our previous clients include CEOs and senior executives at the world's leading companies.

As a professional services firm, we take your reputation seriously. We are committed to delivering writing excellence and superior service while operating with integrity and discretion. Recruitment firms we partner with also trust us to consistently deliver quality documents for their clients.

Our writers have studied in the Ivy League and other top-tier universities and have strong writing backgrounds coupled with industry experience.

Here's how we can help you:

Resume, Cover Letter, and LinkedIn Writing Services: If you are looking for end-to-end support, hire one of our professional resume writers to rewrite your documents from the ground up.

Executive Resume Template Downloads: If you plan to prepare your own resume, consider using one of our classic, ATS-friendly resume templates for Microsoft Word.

To learn more about our services, book an introductory call with our founder here or email team@resumepilots.com.


About the AuthorMatt Glodz


Matt Glodz is the Founder and Managing Partner of Resume Pilots and a Certified Professional Resume Writer.

After studying business communication at Cornell University, Matt worked within Fortune 500 companies, where he noted that qualified candidates were frequently denied interview opportunities due to poorly written documents.

At Resume Pilots, Matt combines his business and writing background - which includes prior work for a Chicago Tribune publication - to craft resumes that give his clients the best chance of landing interviews. He works with clients ranging from CEOs to recent graduates and has been writing resumes for over 10 years.

He has been quoted on numerous business and career-related topics in outlets including Business Insider, CNBC, Fortune, Glassdoor, The Ladders, and Thrive Global.


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