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Should a pro write your resume

When Sharlyn Lauby, the HR Bartender, asked for input for a blog post she was writing to address a reader’s question about using a professional resume writer, I was happy to oblige. Good friends and resume writing colleagues Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter of Career Trend and Erin Kennedy of Professional Resume Services also contributed to the article.

Here’s the introduction to Sharlyn’s post:

A note from a reader asks:

“I’m unemployed and need advice.  What’s your opinion on having a professional write your resume?”

Timing for this question couldn’t be better.  Seth Godin (aka a marketing guy) just wrote about it.  I figure when non-HR folks are talking about resume development, it’s a big deal.  If you listen to Seth, he puts out a pretty compelling argument for having a pro write your resume (or business plan for that matter).  You can check it out here.

I believe part of making the decision to have your resume written by the professional is understanding what they can do for you.  So I’ve tapped into my network and asked three of the best professional resume writers to offer up their thoughts.

You can read the rest of the post here.

Thanks for the opportunity Sharlyn!

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