Do I have the (1) knowledge, (2) desire and/or (3) time to write my own resume or LinkedIn profile?If the answer to any of these three points is “NO”, then you need to schedule a call with me (or someone like me) to chat about how you can get the help you need…. KNOWLEDGE: Nowadays resumes and profiles are little technological, concise writing, wonder documents that have a structure and strategic process all their own—different from other types of writing projects. If you know the tactics needed to properly keyword optimize your resume/profile for recruiters searching for people like you in LinkedIn searches and resume database queries, then you are equipped with the first step of many to write your resume. Ensure you can cultivate achievements, not job responsibilities, to outline on your resume/profile to properly sell yourself to the hiring manager to land that coveted interview. Use executive and professional resume samples as inspiration (no plagiarism, of course) to create your own marketing masterpiece. DESIRE: Do you love writing and crafting statements with a punch in as few words as possible? Then you are ready to design your own document. Do you enjoy creating visual layouts that will be appealing to the prospective companies you target? If you love playing with graphic features in Word and other document processing tools, then you are positioned to start your project and generate results for yourself. If you are dreading doing it, or keep putting it off, or just REALLY don’t want to do it, then you may need to reach out to chat about how I can help…. TIME: Now if you hire a professional resume writer, you will still have to do some homework for the writer, as it is a collaborative process. But the ‘time’ that I refer to in this article strictly refers to the writing time. It takes a professional resume writer about 6-15 hours to write the standard professional or executive resume, not including information gathering time or phone call time. That is just pure writing and editing time—and I know what I am doing and it takes that long. Realize it is a time investment to create a resume or profile. If you are ready to dedicate that amount of writing and editing time, in addition to your information gathering time, then you are all set to draft your own resume/profile. Basically, if you do not have the knowledge, desire and/or time to design and write your own resume or LinkedIn profile, you need to be chatting with me. If you are interested in working with Lisa Rangel, an accomplished executive resume writer, social media profile writer and job search consultant, to achieve the social media exposure and land the interviews you want, sign up for an exploratory call now and learn about the Chameleon Resumes services that can help you land your next role.
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