Hi, my name is Geoff Coon, and I’m owner and executive writer at resume platform. I’m a professional resume writer and subject matter expert within the career services industry, and have been writing resumes and career marketing documents full time since 2008. I’m a certified professional resume writer through the PARWCC.
One of the questions that I get asked a lot is, “Why should I pay to have my resume professionally written?” There are many reasons why you should consult a professional resume writer. There’s an old saying in our industry, “Hey, you see a mechanic to fix your car. You see a dentist for your teeth and a hairdresser to cut your hair, but why would you decide to write your own resume?” Quite honestly, there are a lot of people out there that don’t even know an industry exists solely devoted to career services, but there’s tons of resources out there just waiting to be utilized, including professional resume writers.
So, what can a professionally written resume do for you? Without a doubt, having a professional write your resume is one of the best investments you can make in your career, and the facts back it up. First, the sheer volume of applicants and job seekers in the market is staggering, with 427,000 people their resume on monster alone every single week. A study published by Forbes determined that individuals that have their resume professionally written are 40% more likely to have it noticed by recruiters and hiring managers, and the higher up you get in your career, the more competitive it is. At the executive level, 60% of candidates are applying to positions with a professionally written resume.
So, kind of guarantees do we offer? Any qualified writer will not guarantee you a job based solely on a resume. There are countless variables out of a writers control including how well you do in the interview, your particular salary requirements, relocation, etc…. What a professionally written resume can do for you is prepare you for your interview, allow you to justify why your salary requirements are what they are, and put you in the best possible position to meet your goals. I tell all of my clients the same thing. I can’t guarantee you a new job, but what I can guarantee you is you will have the best resume out of any applicant for that position, and that’s why I guarantee.
So, what do we charge? It varies. We have small products such as cover letters starting at just 29.00, with resumes ranging from the low 1 hundred range up to 8 hundred, 9 hundred or more for higher level executives. Then we have specific career marketing documents, perfect for certain industries like real estate and financial services. It all depends on what your needs are.
It’s very difficult to tell someone “Hey, you’ve got this many years of experience, and your job title is this, so you fall into this category” although we do have tiers and starting points for specific areas, I often move up and down around those levels depending on what each clients’ needs are. I have never sold anyone a product they didn’t need, and that’s something I’m very proud of. Not everyone in this industry can say that.
I encourage you to check out the samples we have posted on our website at resumeplatform.com. We more than likely have a sample from a previous client with similar goals to yours. Whether it’s an internal promotion, industry change, big salary increase, whatever the case may be. So definitely reach out to us, let us know and we can give you some ideas. The best way to get started is to give me a call. My number is on the website and one of my main goals is accessibility. We want to be available to all of our clients, active, former, and perspective. There are tons of places where you can buy a resume sight unseen, and that’s one of the biggest mistakes you can make. You should be able to put a face to the name, a face to the company, and you should be able to ask specific questions explaining your concerns to the writer and hear what their solutions are for you. That’s a very important step in the process.
Thank you for taking the time to find out more about me and what we do at Resume Platform. Please feel free to reach out. We’re here to work with you to help you achieve your goals and I hope to work with you soon!