I called my friend, clean energy finance expert Bill Paul for some advice the other day. “I have a client with a breakthrough in battery chemistry, and I’m trying to find them a manufacturing partner in the electric vehicles space. Where do you think I should look?” I asked.
Spend money on your resume — a simple one- or two-page document? How could a stranger possible write about your background and achievements? For many people, the idea of having a resume professionally written seems like a waste of money — or, at best, an expense that will get you a questionable product. If you’re among these naysayers, we’ll be blunt — you couldn’t be more wrong. A professionally written resume is one of the very best investments you can make in your job search. Here are a few things a professional resume writer can do for you:
1. Provide outstanding writing skills
Though a resume isn’t supposed to be a work of literary merit, it’s essential that your resume is grammatically correct, free from spelling and punctuation errors, and written in a dynamic, compelling style. A professional resume writer is not only a grammar expert — he or she is also highly skilled in selecting exciting language and phrasing that will make you stand out from the pack. Don’t mistake such skills for lying or exaggerating — a professional resume writer never fabricates or aggrandizes your work. Instead, he or she takes what you’ve done and writes about it in the most effective possible way.