Need Resume Help? Hire a Writer
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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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.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.