Oftentimes, job seekers will go at the search alone, with little to no guidance—and sometimes little to no job offers. There comes a time to enlist some help, especially when it comes to getting tips on how you can be more marketable and switch up your job-seeking strategy. There are resources for almost anything nowadays, but more importantly, there are those who can help with your job search, specifically in how you market yourself via your resume. Check out some pros and cons of hiring help to get you started:
Pro: Quality writing. The new hiring paradigm involves waiting until the perfect candidate comes along. While there is really no direct correlation between someone’s writing skills and job performance, quality writing screams quality work. A grammatical mistake can be read as lack of attention to detail, and the use of slang can say you’re too informal in professional settings.
For many jobs, the ability to write clearly and effectively is essential. This includes any job with customer contact such as sales, marketing, customer service and technical support. A well-written resume will ensure you come across as a quality candidate for any job.