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The Resume Review Service: Who Needs It?

If you are fresh out of college and not quite sure if your resume is up to par, you definitely need a resume review service. You might think that most of our clients fall into this category, but largest segment of our clientele includes professionals with several years of work experience. Here’s a quick look at who could benefit from our resume services.

1. Changing Careers?

If you are moving from a career in finance to a career in teaching, or perhaps you are switching from office management to nursing or some other drastic switch, it can be wise to hire a resume review service. While you might understand the type of information a hiring manager wants to see in your current profession, you might not know what a hiring manager in your new field wants to see. At Resume Writing Group, our team of professional resume writers has experience writing resumes for a myriad of industries. No matter what industry you are entering, we have a writer who understands the nuances of resume writing for that industry.

2. Employment Gaps?

If you took off several years to care for children or perhaps an ailing family member, you will have some gaps on your resume. However, this isn’t necessarily a red flag. Likewise, you might have decided to take off a year and travel or perhaps volunteer with a charity unrelated to your industry. Gaps are common, and our resume review service will focus on your skills, playing up why you are a fantastic employee rather than highlighting work gaps. Obviously, you will have to explain these types of gaps, but caretaking, traveling and volunteer work teach you many skills that make you more valuable as well as broadening your perspective.

3. Personal Issues?

Sometimes you have employment gaps that are less easily explained, such as taking a work break to deal with drug or alcohol issues or perhaps a mental health issue. You might have had a gap because you found it difficult to find a new job and spent many months unemployed, or you could have had a gap due to incarceration. Perhaps you were fired from your last job, or perhaps you have a work history that shows you moving from job to job very quickly. Our resume review service can create a resume that showcases your strengths, but for these situations, we also recommend that you consider using our career coaching services.

We can help you learn how to put your best self on display during interviews and teach you how to answer questions related to your work gap. While some of the aforementioned issues are quite serious, they don’t necessarily mean an employer won’t hire you, especially if you have a great interview. For instance, if you served time in prison, you might talk about the counseling and work training you received during these months or years and how it has transformed you. If you were fired from your last job, you might talk about self-improvements you have made and lessons you learned from this experience.

4. Heading Into Civilian Life?

If you’ve recently retired from a military career, you might be unsure how to create a resume for the civilian world. The team at our resume review service can create a resume for any industry, and transform all of the skills you acquired in the military and express how those qualifications will benefit your civilian employer.

5. Moving Up To Management?

If you are ready to take the plunge and move into a leadership position, this definitely calls for a specific type of resume. This type of resume will focus more on your ability to lead and manage others, as well as your ability to handle heavy responsibilities. Of course in addition to using our resume review service to craft the type of resume that showcases your managerial skills, we also suggest you consider our career counseling services, as well. During the interview process, you may be ask to explain how you would handle various managerial issues, so practicing these types of answers can make the interview process much easier.

No matter what your situation might be, the team at Resume Writing Group can create a fantastic resume that highlights your strengths and stands out from the pack. In addition to our resume writing and resume review service, we can create cover letters, thank you letters, LinkedIn profiles, career coaching and more.


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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