Although you might be tempted to save some money and skip using professional resume services, the odds of scoring a great new job aren’t necessarily in your favor. We’ve gathered a list of 7 compelling stats that should convince you to hire a professional writer.
1. More Than 50% Of Resumes Contain Typos
That might surprise you, but we assure you that fact is true. Not only have we talked with hundreds of hiring managers, we’ve reviewed thousands of resumes. Easily half of these documents contain one error and many contain multiple spelling or grammar errors.
2. 99% Of Resumes With Errors Are Dumped
Just about every hiring manager we’ve spoken with indicated that if they spy a typo, they simply toss the resume in the trash. Occasionally, if a person is very highly qualified, a hiring manager might overlook a single typo, but it doesn’t bode well. With professional resume services, you won’t have to worry that careless errors are keeping you from the job of your dreams.
3. More Than 35% Are Too Generic
When you send out a resume, it is crucial that your resume matches the job listing as closely as possible. Hiring managers don’t want to waste time reading resumes that are too vague and they don’t appreciate a one-size-fits-all resume. Send us a few copies of job postings that appeal to you, and we will tailor the resume to those specific jobs.
4. Hiring Managers Skip Long Resumes
If your resume lingers beyond a single page or perhaps continues on to a third page, nearly half of the hiring managers we interviewed said they typically toss those documents out. Your resume rarely should exceed a single page, although some higher-level positions might require a second page. But, it’s often difficult for job seekers to know what to include and what to omit. With professional resume services, you can rest assured that only the most important information will appear on your resume.
5. Hiring Managers Hate Clichés
While everyone wants employees that are hard-working, team players that also can work independently, hiring managers hate these inarticulate statements. In fact, roughly half of hiring managers say they hate it when someone states they are a “hard worker” or “dedicated.” Hiring managers want to see tangible examples of your abilities, and not vague clichés.
6. Hiring Managers Spend 60 Seconds Or Less Reading A Resume
We’ve seen many studies that show that most hiring managers will spend only one minute or less perusing each resume they see. This means you absolutely must stand out from the pack, and professional resume services can create a dynamic resume that quickly appeals to hiring managers.
7. More Than 30% Don’t Include Crucial Information
This harkens back to #4. While an overly long resume can end up in the circular file, a resume that omits important information also can get tossed. For instance, if you list work experience without including your exact dates of employment, this can be a red flag. If you don’t include a list of skills, this also makes it difficult for a hiring manager to find compelling reasons to hire you.
There are a few disturbing statistics, though, where we can’t help. For instance, studies indicate that between 50%-70% of job applicants lie on their resume. Getting caught in a lie is a sure way to keep from gaining employment.
About 30% of job applicants also either includes erroneous contact information or inappropriate contact information. While a professional resume writer can spot an inappropriate email address, such as flirtyboy@yahoo, they won’t know if your email address is written correctly or if phone numbers are listed correctly, so it’s imperative that you double-check this info yourself.
With our professional resume services, the primary goal is to help keep you from becoming a statistic yourself – an unemployment statistic. At Resume Writing Group, we guarantee that if you use our resume and follow our advice, but are not hired in 45 days or less, we will refund the cost of your resume.