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The Resume Builder Litmus Test: How To Hire The Best Writer

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably been searching for the best resume builders for hire. There are so many professional resume companies out there, and it’s crucial that you select a company that will provide you with a job-winning resume. Before you select, put each company through our litmus test.

1. Check Out The Prices

It’s rare to find resume builders for hire that charge less than $100 for a professional-level resume. At Resume Writing Group, we offer student and entry-level resumes for just $89, because these typically aren’t as complicated as a resume that must expound upon your professional experience.

Our Professional Resumes start at $109, and we charge $199 for senior and high-level executive resumes. This might seem expensive, but as our team of resume writers will tell you, to make a professional resume stand out, it requires some skill and expertise. If you find someone that’s willing to provide you with a “professional” resume for $49 or less, chances are you’ll end up with a resume that’s not even worth the $49.

When it comes to resumes, you tend to get what you pay for, but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. Resumes generally should cost between about $100 to $200, depending on the type of resume you need, and we recommend that you be wary of companies that charge significantly less for their services.

2. Check Out Their Reviews

Let’s face it, there’s just no way to please everyone, but if you find resume builders for hire that generally have good to great reviews, you’ve probably selected a quality service. Take a look at the bad reviews, and consider the content of these reviews.

It’s kind of like looking at restaurant reviews. Some bad reviews have valid points, while others are just the incoherent rantings of a person who probably is always difficult to please. At Resume Writing Group, we have plenty of great reviews, but we also have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

3. Gauge The Level Of Professionalism

It’s easy to become sidetracked by a slick-looking website, but the only thing that really matters is the quality of the resume service. There are a few ways to judge whether or not a resume builder is committed to quality workmanship.

First of all, many resume companies simply hire part-time writers with little to no resume writing experience, and this produces inconsistent results. A few of these writers might very well be able to write a great resume, but without any real resume writing experience, it’s hit or miss.

Creating top-notch, job-winning resumes is our only goal, and to that end, we only hire full-time, experienced resume writers. You can even learn a little bit about each of our writers, by clicking on the Who We Are tab on our homepage. On the right side of this page, you can read short biographies for each of our resume writers.

Additionally, we are members of the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches, as well as the National Resume Writers Association. Belonging to these associations is yet another indication that we take ourselves seriously and are committed to continuing our writing education and staying on top of all of the latest trends in the resume and cover letter writing world.

4. Look At Some Samples

If you want to truly see what you’ll get from resume builders for hire, then it’s smart to look at some of the samples that they post on their site. Pay more attention to content than appearance, because you can always switch around the design, but what you truly are paying for is well-written content.

If a company doesn’t post any samples of their work, it’s probably a sign that there work isn’t good enough or that they simply don’t care enough to provide some peace of mind for their clients. Either way, if a company won’t provide you with samples, it’s probably not a good option. If samples aren’t shown on the website, ask for them, and if the request is refused, just move on to another resume writing company.

5. The Guarantee

A reputable resume builder should offer some type of guarantee for their work. If they don’t, this definitely means they don’t pass the resume builder litmus test. At Resume Writing Group, we always guarantee that your resume will be error-free and catch the attention of hiring managers.

In fact, our guarantee states that if you follow our advice, use our resume, but are not employed within 45 or less, we will refund 100% of the price of your resume. But that’s not all. If you aren’t hired, we will return your money, and we will still revise your resume, at no charge. To learn more about our guarantee, check out the Who We Are page again, and details about the guarantee are listed in the bottom right-hand section of the page.

There are plenty of people out there that will tell you to write your own resume, that you don’t need to hire a pro. However, we believe that there are some crucial reasons why you should consider using someone with resume experience, including the following:

1. Your Resume Must Be Error-Free At Resume Writing Group, your resume won’t just be written and edited by a professional resume writer; we also have a second resume editor look over the document. Just one single spelling error can keep you from getting hired, and we see “homemade” resumes all of the time that contain one or several spelling or grammar errors.

2. Your Resume Needs To Stand Out Do you know precisely what a hiring manger wants to see? Do you know the best way to organize a resume? We do, and that’s a huge reason to hire a pro. Our team has experience writing many different types of resumes for many different industries. We understand what hiring managers seek, whether you are looking for a teaching job, a nursing job, an IT job or something else entirely different, we can create a resume that stands out from the pack.

3. Your Resume Needs To Appeal To Humans & Software These days, many resumes are run through applicant-tracking software programs before they even reach a hiring manger. Your resume needs to contain targeted keywords so that this software will select your resume as a potential candidate, but it also needs to appeal to the human hiring managers. Our writers can provide you with content that appeals to both.

If you have been searching the internet for resume builders for hire, we hope you will consider Resume Writing Group. If not, at least use our litmus test to determine that the company you do select has what it takes to provide you with a quality, job-winning resume.


Jacob Mathias

Jacob Mathias is a content writer and SEO specialist for Resume Writing Groups. He also works as a web developer and designer. He's passionate about sharing ways on how to get the job you want and living life to the fullest.

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