Don’t Believe me?

I am Dead serious.

They are planning to Hire a gangster to STOP ME from what I am going to share with you today.

They are After my life.

This revelation will affect their business to the core. May also Force a few to shutdown.

And they gonna never like it.

What’s the Secret?

I advise you to NEVER (in bold and caps) ever go for professionally crafted resume.

But Why?

Because…

Professional Resumes are the Biggest Turn offs for Employers

After checking my resume, the hiring manager handed it back to me and said,”If you can bring us someone who fits this description, we’ll pay you a finder’s fee.”

 

Amusing, but…

Don’t let this happen to you.

You can easily hire a professional resume writer who can design a “state of the art” resume for you. With the changes in layout, color scheme and fancy designs, they claim that this will not only enhance your chances of getting selected but also project a more professional image of yours in the eyes of the potential employer. As a recruiter myself, I doubt as I have always laid more emphasis on content rather than looks.

After all who would like to have a pizza which seems to look “yummy” and tastes “yuck

Why Do People Prefer Professional Resume Writing Services?

People are DESPERATE 

There are 2 kinds of people who tops my list of “DESPERADOs” here:-

1. Students who are out of college and are new to the job searching arena, fell into this trap of getting their resume made professionally. With lesser opportunities in campus, they are desperately looking for career opportunities outside of college. When things are not working for them, they blame their resume for it.   

2. Experienced professionals who are hunting for a new job as they are not liking their current job or are not able to get along well with their bosses’ fall into my second category of Desperados’. They are daily updating their CVs on all the major job portals and when they get a lukewarm response from the consultant it forces them to think, “Does my resume failing to create an impact?”

People think that this can give them an EDGE over others

They give more emphasis on presentation and fail to understand that content is more important. I will never recommend to create an edge at the cost of substance.

People think their profile will STAND OUT from others

You should build on qualifications and knowledge rather than making your resume look like a newly married bride so that it stands out from others.  Be thoughtful and enthusiastic in showcasing the track record of your achievement.

People think that this is more PROFESSIONAL

Building the strength of your candidacy by providing relevant information on your career, which is neither fancy nor packed in a gorgeous document, will definitely prove to be more professional and thought provoking.

I showed up at the HR Manager’s office and the he said,”I’ve read your resume. Is there some reason why you’ve decided not to wear your halo today?”

 

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Get Resume Written From A Professional Resume Writer

Professiona resume writers

1. These Resumes are the Biggest Turn offs To Employers

Some people may like it, however the point I am making here is for the majority. Most of the employers don’t like gimmicks. They understand something which is simple and to the point. When you project your abilities outside the mainstream, it may raise eyebrows resulting in distracting the potential employer.

2. Nobody Can Present You, Better Than YOU

What you know, can’t be replicated by someone else. You are the master of your own self. What do can present with your own wisdom and intelligence will be far better than an outsider.

3. Do not doubt your skills and achievements

A neat and pleasing structure of resume make it easier to read and follow.  Present your skills and capabilities with appropriate fonts, proper space alignment with a balance and a logical flow. Don’t make it too “design-y”. Organize information in a such a way that it becomes inviting and easy to understand. Value the information and not the interface.

4. Don’t project as if you work for a Design Firm

And if you do, then it will make sense otherwise don’t let others feel that your design is compensating for the core content of the resume. Have your core competencies been displayed at the top like the main listing of skills followed by work experience. Make a connection between what you offer and what the employer wants.

5. Don’t Overdo with Keywords

This is one done overly by the resume writers so that it catches the eye of the recruiter in job portals. I think its a bit detrimental when people have their resumes written for them with lots of keywords in it. Putting all keywords pertaining to your area may project your resume as begging for getting an edge in searches made by the consultants. Don’t do it. This is sheer non sense. 

The recruiter guy at the employment agency said, “I loved your resume. Someday I’d like to meet the person it’s about”. 

Stop Wasting Time and Money on Professional Resume Writers or Services. Use your own skills to create your resume in minutes.

If you don’t listen to me today, you’ll lose your hard earned money tomorrow. 

Did you ever used any of those services? How was your experience with them. Did it REALLY helped you in any way. Share your experiences in the comments section below.

If you like the post and think that your friends or colleagues can benefit from it, share it on Twitter and Facebook

Amit Bhagria
This Aint Your Daddy’s HR Do I have your attention? Good, because we are in the mist of an HR revolution. It’s either join up, or be left in the dust. What do I mean by this? Well, gone are the days of Human Resources representing the company’s interests solely. The new age HR Manager is an inclusive individual, serving the collective needs of both employer and employee. In the new “collaborative” workplace, an HR Manager wears many more hats than in years past. It can be debated as to whether this is a result of a disgruntled workforce staging a collective mutiny, or the evolution of HR professionals. Either way, the time has come. Join me on the other side. Subscribe to my Newsletter to get updates from the world of Human Resource Management.
Amit Bhagria
Amit Bhagria
Amit Bhagria