Professional resume writing services can range in price, yet job seekers should look beyond the monetary costs of these specialized services, focusing instead on the value of the investment.
Did you know that a professionally written resume and cover letter — that effectively position your unique career offerings and personal value — can significantly reduce your job search time, saving lost income, AND potentially raise your future earnings?
Think about this….
A job search takes an average of 6 months…or 24 weeks+. Yes, that is a long time for someone out of work.
Now think about your targeted salary. Let’s say you are targeting a role with a salary of $120,000/year. That works out to approximately $2300/week.
For every week that you are unemployed (or job searching for this higher paid position) you are losing over $2000 in lost salary (or potential salary). That works out to about $460/day.
Professionally written resumes and cover letters can have enormous ROI.
If you invest in professionally written career documents and they shorten your job search by even a few days they easily pay for themselves. If the investment secures you a job with a lot higher earning potential – well, that is money in your pocket you may never have realized.
The value of my executive resume writing has generated these success stories:
“Your expertise in developing my resume and interview coaching helped me beat out seven other candidates, all of whom had Regional Manager experience with other companies. Working with you was the best investment I’ve ever made!”
“I had 5 phone interviews and 2 face to face interviews in the last month and a half. Today I received an offer for a fantastic job that I accepted (Senior Sales Manager; Credit). I am blown away how much of a difference your resume and cover letter made just in the number of call backs I received.”
“I am pleased to share that I just accepted a new Controller position, starting next week. Thank you for supporting me in my search for a new opportunity.“
In addition, partnering with a career professional can add value beyond the documents themselves. Almost all of my executive clients express appreciation of the process! A sampling of feedback:
“This career document writing process was a confidence building experience. A welcomed feeling with all the depressing job news.”
“Completing your Career and Branding Exploration Worksheet was a valuable exercise as it does require a different look at many things from how I had developed my own version of my resume.”
“I now believe that the support of a highly qualified resume writer is a must have and should not be considered optional.”
“First off I will say…this was an investment well made! You are truly deserving of your accolades… The entire experience has been amazing and smooth from start to finish.”
Job seekers, your career and your future are worth the investment! If you want to level-up, land a job faster, and increase your earning power – reach out to discuss.
Adrienne Tom is a Certified Executive Resume Master with Career Impressions. Here she partners with executives and astute business leaders to help them LEVEL UP and LAND a job FASTER. www.CareerImpressions.ca