When it comes to the job search, we got the job seeker's back.
Before you started applying to jobs for the first time, did you know just how big the resume-writing industry was? If you're like most professionals, you said no — and that's OK!
From resume-builders to resume-writing services and resume scanners, there are so many resources out there aimed at helping job seekers land their dream jobs. But which of these services are actually working for you, the job seeker? The answer is TopResume.
TopResume serves the job seeker
While many of these resume services promise to help, they still fall short. Here's how TopResume makes your job search easier:
We do the heavy lifting for you
Whether it's a coach that will review your resume for you, a resume scanner that picks up mistakes, or a resume builder where you insert your information, many services require you to still do all the work of gathering information and writing your resume. And that will eat up the time and mental energy that could be spent on other aspects of your job search.
With TopResume, our writers do the heavy lifting of writing your resume to not only impress hiring managers but also bypass the applicant tracking system (ATS). Using your original resume and other information you provide, they will craft a resume for you that gets results.
We guide you through the process
From the moment you upload your resume to receiving the final draft, your TopResume writer will walk you through the process to ensure that your resume accurately reflects you, your values, and your achievements. You can reach out at any time to check in, review first drafts, and discuss with your writer how you want your resume to look.
When it comes to resume builders and other services — while they may still give you useful information — they don't offer the same one-on-one guidance and reassurance that our resume writers will. Instead, you're just expected to blindly create your resume and hope for the best.
We offer that crucial personal touch
Your resume is personal; it's an extension of you and your career up to this point. As such, it's hard to give that to someone else to handle.
While a resume builder seems perfect since you get to control the information you use, it's still a machine that puts the document together. And many times, they do so without knowing how to string your information together in a way that makes sense. A computer can only do so much with what you give it.
A TopResume writer, on the other hand, will ask about your career goals and frustrations to get to know you better. This will translate into a resume that feels authentically you and showcases your professional value effectively.
A professionally written resume will make you more hireable — and worth more
A professionally written resume gives job seekers a sizable competitive advantage in the job search. This TopResume study found that job seekers who got their resumes professionally rewritten had a 32 percent higher rate of finding a job than those who wrote their resumes themselves.
Sixty-eight percent of these job seekers also secured a job within 90 days of having their resume professionally written, while 42 percent of them moved on to a higher-level position. The study also found that recruiters valued candidates with professionally written resumes to be worth seven percent more than when assessed using their self-written versions.
So what does this all mean? Using resume builders and other robotic, labor-intensive services won't give you any added benefit during your job search. Instead, you are just taking an unnecessary step for the same results.
At the end of the day, wouldn't you rather have TopResume save you time and energy — while still delivering an authentic and effective resume — than waste your time with a service that can't? Think about it.
Don't hesitate — let us help you with your resume today.
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