If you have heard my lecture or read my first-book, you know I have a bias against using resume writers for developing your resume- content.
With that said, I am not opposed to obtaining “writing” help!
Never go it alone; instead, spend your money prudently to assess and test the quality of the help you are buying!
With the Internet, – you can have several options for real-help for very little money if you know where to look.
My experience has been with Fiverr.com. You can Google competitors to find other resources, like Upwork or Freelancer.
For the record, as of this writing, I am not affiliated in any fashion with Fiverr, Upwork or Freelancer.
Honestly, I grudgingly tried Fiverr sellers and, looking back, wish I had spent more money with them!
My first-book was edited by three-different professionals who were all nice people, all qualified to help me and all highly recommended.
But – the initial spend was crazy-money (I could have bought a Life Fitness Functional Trainer crazy-money). And in the end, I still did not have a properly edited book. Fiverr was my salvation moving forward.
What Is Fiverr?
Fiverr is a global online marketplace offering and services. Their price point begins at $5 per job. Naturally, service providers up-sell items or suggest “premium” gig offers at a higher price. You do not have to buy these “extras” unless you need them.
Aside from premium service costs, for literally five bucks, you can hire a writing professional.
My recommendation is find an: “editor non-fiction” when doing your search inside of Fiverr.
As of this writing, for five bucks, you can hire most editors to review between 1,800 to 2,200 words. This means you are paying pennies per word to have professional help!
To make this painless, I recommend using a single word processing document. In this document, include your cover letter, your resume and your “thank you” card blurbs.
Given the size of most resumes, you could include 2 to 3 versions of the resume and still be under the word-limit of most $5 gigs.
Instruct the editor to: “check for typos, word- choice, verb-agreement and hyperbolic language.”
This approach allows you to harness the power of a fresh-set of professional and dispassionate eyes on your resume content to avoid common problems for relatively little money.
If you are not happy with the outcome, – ask for a do-over. If you’re not happy with the do-over, – ask for a refund. Fiverr makes customer satisfaction their primary focus.
Test-hire, hire and spend smart!
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