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Why Hire A Certified Professional Resume Writer?

Think of a


professional resume writer like you do any other service profession. Would you pay to have a plumber fix your water leak or would you attempt to do it yourself? There are tools on the web such as You Tube videos and articles on how to fix leaks but would you risk it? Or, is it easier to hire someone who is a


professional? Anyone can write their own resume just like they could fix their own water leak but at what cost? Your professional resume is an investment towards your future, your careers and your earning power - let the professionals help you build your best case!

Simply put, a professional resume writer is an


in the writing field, using years of experience to build your professional resume. With training, certifications, and industry know-how, a professional resume writer stays up with the trends maintaining memberships with organizations such as PARW/CC (Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches) or the NRWA (the National Resume Writing Association) to stay focused on the industry. With skills in extracting key information and narrowing in on what truly matters, your resume will be transformed into an eye-catching, one of a kind, tailored resume that speaks true to you.  This gives you the very best chance to land an interview, get your dream job, and even get a higher salary in some cases!

In addition, there are many other reasons you should hire a professional resume writer:

1. Accuracy and Representation: You will feel great sending out your professional resume when applying for jobs knowing that not only does it accurately represent your most noteworthy skills and achievements, there are also no errors, it is grammatically correct and in the preferred format.

2. Time: How long does it take you to prepare your resume? A couple of hours? 10? Taking time out of your busy day to sit down and write your own resume is extremely time consuming. Why not hire a professional and spend your time building your network or beginning to ‘pound the pavement’ and job search?

3. Cost:  Consider how much it will cost you to be not only spend time writing your resume (as pointed out in bullet 2), but also the duration it takes you to land your next job. If you’re unemployed you know just how crucial it is to start receiving a paycheck. Having a professional write your resume may reduce the time it takes you to land that job. Or if you’re in a job but know you’re underpaid, consider how nice that extra pay bump will be when you make your next move. Sometimes it pays to put a little money into something to get a bigger return. Having a professionally written resume may also boost your pay range and get you an even bigger bonus!

4. Visibility to Employers: Hand in hand with the above few bullets, you may find that if your resume is not a high-impact, job winning resume, you will consistently be passed over by hiring managers. This again cuts into your time as you are spending more hours’ job searching than necessary. Having a well-tailored, well-written resume immediately catches the eye of hiring managers and you may find that even if you don’t ‘fit’ the position exactly, you’ll be called in because you represent yourself so well on paper.

5. The art of “Talking about yourself”: How comfortable are you at bragging or boasting about your skills and achievements? Do you undersell yourself because you are timid or find it difficult to discuss how good you are? Do you know what achievements are actually considered interesting and useful to hiring managers? Professional resume writers can sit down with you and discuss in a comfortable environment what your skills and achievements are and then turn them into winning bullet points on your resume. If you wrote your resume, would you know how to electrify your amazingness!?

6. Keywords: It’s true, keywords are extremely important on resumes. They’re the ’buzz words’ or the quick items that all hiring managers look for. Do you insert them in your resume or insert them in correctly?

Not everyone possesses the gift of writing. We all know our strengths and of course our weaknesses. Your resume is undoubtedly one of the most crucial documents for your future – why not have a professional help you achieve your career goals?
Simply Great Resumes has been writing job-winning resumes and cover letters for over 7 years.  We would love to have the opportunity to serve you and create that amazing resume you deserve.  Please check out our About Us and our Products and Services page to answer any further questions you may have.

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If we are lucky enough to earn your business we promise you will not be disappointed! Check out our Testimonials page to see what past clients have said about Simply Great Resumes!

  • "Entering the job market can be a daunting task. When I needed to translate my experience into my personal marketing and brand messaging, I came to Kerry to help me pull together a powerful and compelling message. Through her process, she is able to bring to light the nuances that highlight the unique, special and valued things I've done throughout my career. Beyond pulling together needed resumes and templates, she helps you navigate some of the new tools (e.g., LinkedIn) and techniques to reach the right recruiters. I highly recommend you partner with Kerry to help you create your own personal brand."
  • "It took a long time and 3 interviews, but I got the promotion! The investment I made hiring you was more than worth it. I’ll be getting paid $XK more per year and I’ll be doing my dream job. I cannot thank you enough for your assistance. You are a very talented resume writer."
  • "Simply Great Resume’s was the perfect match for me. I was looking to test the market and see what was out there to further my career. Kerry Gustafson's work is second to none! Kerry has a way with words that I could only dream of having. She transformed my dull resume into a professional document that showed my skills in a way that I couldn’t help but be proud of my own accomplishments after reading it. Knowing that I had this powerful first impression that perfectly displayed my skills allowed me to not only look at positions of a lateral move, but also for positions of elevated status from my current. Simply Great Resume’s gave me the tools and confidence to elevate my career. For that, I thank Kerry."
  • "As a returning customer of Simply Great Resumes I am compelled to write my 2nd testimonial about the great work and phenomenal service I have received from Kerry Gustafson. As I quoted in my in my first testimonial “Without a doubt Kerry exceeded my expectations regarding the time and professional advice she game me on my resume update. She was outstanding with the questions she asked me so she could easily draw out of me the true picture of my career and accomplishments. Kerry is a master at taking this information and building a resume I am proud of. Not only was I ecstatic with my new resume I was equally impressed with what she did to improve my LinkedIn profile.” After Kerry prepared my first resume I referred two of my peers (VP of Operations, VP of Supply Chain) to her who also used her services and they were just as pleased as I was. It doesn’t stop there though. I had Kerry help my step-son who is a junior in business at Temple write his resume in anticipation of internships and graduation. He received compliments from the career center that this was one of the best resumes they have seen. Last, Kerry also helped my son, an early career professional update his resume as he was preparing to make a change in his career and move to Denver. With his new resume in hand he landed his next career opportunity within two weeks of his move. For me, Kerry has now updated my resume for the second time and the results were just as amazing as the first time. Thank you again for the time, attention and passion you put into my project as well as my peer’s and my family’s projects." S.D., Vice President of Human Resources
    - S.D.
  • "It has been my pleasure to work directly with Kerry Gustafson and Simply Great Resumes. Kerry provided me with excellent service. She is a pleasure to work with: smart, personable, thoughtful, honest and direct. I was particularly impressed with her knowledge of hiring practices and social networking tools such as LinkedIn. Selecting Simply Great Resumes was a great decision and Kerry was very helpful to me."
    - S.A.C.
  • "Working with Kerry was a fantastic experience. Her hands-on assistance in revamping both my resume and LinkedIn profile was critical in my job search for a fulltime position after I graduated from college. With Kerry’s advice, I was better able to show my core competencies to potential employers who previously would often pass over key details in my application. When it came time to apply for a job I really wanted, the changes made to both my resume and LinkedIn profile translated into my application sticking out from hundreds of other applicants who were competing against me. I eventually landed that job and I look forward to working with Kerry again on my next resume."
    - S.H.
  • "My situation was very peculiar. After finishing graduate studies I stayed home to take care of my kids for 5 years. As a result of Kerry’s strategies and impeccable work, I began receiving invitations for job interviews, which was not happening when submitting my original resume. A month and a half after the first phone consultation with Kerry, I started working as an engineer for a Fortune 500 company.  I’m extremely happy to have found Simply Great Resumes."
    - V.O.
  • "Kerry is an extremely knowledgeable, personable, and creative person. Not only did she prepare my resume and Linkedin profile, she provided invaluable coaching on job search techniques, industry trends, and other strategies to help with my job search. Thank you Kerry."
    - S.K.
  • "Because of your excellent resume skills I applied to the company I am at now and the next day they wrote me interested in interviewing immediately! My job search was completed in less than a week" Just wanted to tell you and thank you! "
    - M.G.
  • "Simply Great Resumes helped me recraft my resume into a succinct and powerful document that got the attention of hiring managers. Prior to my work with Kerry, my resume was filled with too much information, a "catch-all" for all the accomplishments I thought I had to include in the resume. Kerry showed me how to pare down the resume to the most important characteristics and points, and made it eye-catching and useful to hiring managers. Kerry was a joy to work with; I recommend her and Simply Great Resumes to anyone that feels the need for a resume makeover."
    - K.H.
  • "I contacted Simply Great Resumes recently to give my resume a jump start on a career change. After speaking with Kerry, she revamped my résumé and gave me confidence to submit applications. Prior to working with Kerry at Simply Great Resumes, I was always timid about submitting my résumé to companies. I now am confident that I am one step ahead of the others."
    - K.M.
  • "Simply Great Resumes helped me tackle the daunting, yet unavoidable task of making my first "professional" resume. As a graduating senior entering a competitive job market, I knew I needed a way to highlight my assets and set myself above and beyond my competitors - Simply Great Resumes did just the trick. My resume was not only an exemplary and accurate representation of my education and experience but did so in an eloquent, yet concise manner. In addition the staff was approachable, honest and had a quick turnaround. My new resume gives me assurance I need to enter the job market with confidence and because of this I would recommend Simply Great Resumes to anyone hoping to gain a competitive and uniquely, professional edge." 
    - E.N.
  • “Simply Great Resumes has tackled the unnerving struggle of finding the words to clearly, concisely, and accurately reflect what skills I have to offer with incredible ease and tact.  Negotiating the specific terminology of my industry was handled without any road bumps.  The resulting work was surprisingly more reflective of me and my industry than I was able to articulate myself!   As a professional third-party resource with friendly, approachable staff, Simply Great Resumes will quickly come up in conversations I have with anyone considering new career opportunities.”
    - M.T.
  • “After not needing to edit or pay attention to my resume for many years, I felt the need to seek some professional advice. My resume improved greatly but the best part was talking to someone who knew much more about it than I did. My resume editor was extremely helpful, courteous, and genuinely interested in what I wanted to accomplish. I would recommend the service to anyone who is interested in highlighting their talents/ experience.”
    - B.M.
  • “With the resume and cover letter that Simply Great Resumes made for me, I got a call from every company I applied to, and wrapped up my job search all within a month of starting it”
- C.G.
  • “I had been using the same resume since I graduated college 7 years ago.  I had been skeptical of resume writing services but I felt I needed the help of a professional.  The quick tunaround and complete remake of my resume was truly impressive!  I have been getting contacted by recruiters without even sending my resume out.  That never happened before.  I no longer think twice about how my resume will be received because I know how professional it looks.  I am definitely glad I contacted Simply Great Resumes and would recommend anyone else searching for a new job to do the same!”
    - M.K.
  • “I thought I had created a decent resume while I was in college but as I was applying for jobs I didn’t get much response. I felt like I needed to change my resume so it would convey to employers my strengths and skills.  I handed my resume over to Simply Great Resumes.  Simply Great Resumes quickly transformed my resume into one that is eye catching for employers.  I sent my resume out and within a couple days received a response, an interview, and a job!  Thank you Simply Great Resumes for making my job search quick and painless!”
    - B.K.
  • “Simple Great Resumes has been a wonderful resource while trying to start a new career.  I was unsure where to start with even updating my resume, but Simply Great Resumes answered all my questions and produced a phenomenal resume that I am very proud to pass on to possible future employers.  Simple Great Resumes made my resume in a very timely manner and even went so far as to recommend possible businesses and gave me other resources to use in the job search.  I have been more than impressed and would highly recommend Simple Great Resumes to anyone looking for some help with their resume.”
    - B. A.
  • Simply Great Resumes was exactly that: Simply Great.  My resume was written very professionally and they truly showed an attention to any detail that I asked about or had a concern with.  Since using this service I have the confidence to find a great new job in a very timely manner.  The entire process was completely hassle free which was a big relief.  I highly recommend using this service to anyone looking for a new job or just looking to update a current resume.
    - D.F.