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Online Resume Maker or Professional Resume Writer?

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If you’re reading this article, then I assume you are in the process of creating or updating your resume. You could write it yourself or you could turn to an online resume maker or a professional resume writer. My advice (and, yes, I am biased) is make sure you know how to tailor your resume to the needs of the job, industry and employer.

Both online resume makers and resume writers have the same goal – to create a resume that results in you getting offered an interview. But, both use a different method of getting there. So, let’s talk about he pros and cons of both so that you can make an informed decision.

If you do a Google search you will find many online resume makers such as Up To Work, VisualCV, Enhancecv, Zety, ResumeGenius, ResumeHelp, ResumeNow, and on and on the list goes. Each of these resume makers use the same concept with similar core offerings:

These offerings seem like positive as they outline what you need to know about writing a resume. But, there are also some cons to using any resume maker.

Professional Resume Writing Services

Professional resume writing services offer more benefits than online resume makers. For example, your resume will be personalised, proofread, edited, and written incorporating best resume practices and other industry trends. You will get a professional, high-quality product to support your job search.

Benefits (PROS) of using Professional Resume Writing Services:

Choosing a Resume Maker or a Resume Writer

The attraction of resume makers is that you will get a decent-looking resume in a short amount of time. They can’t offer you a personalised approach, but a resume writer can. Do you want to feel confident that your resume is a true representation of your skills, experience, achievements and personality whilst adhering to employment and industry trends and pass through the ATS? A resume writer can help you do that.

Resume  makers can appear less expensive offering a “free” service but that rarely includes downloadable templates that you can edit. A professionally written resume will give you the peace of mind you need to support your job searching efforts. This offsets any cost savings you may have using an online resume maker.

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What will you choose?

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