Nothing can be more confusing than choosing a resume writing package that actually works for you. This is even more difficult than selecting a resume writer for you. Now professional resume writing services create packages based on experience of the applicant, additional services and type of resume required. The packages are not standard and they completely depend on the resume writing service.
One of the things that you should understand while selecting resume writing packages is that you should only go for one which is explicitly in line with your needs. For example, you may tempted by the packages that are there for people with more than 5 years of experience or you might find some of the creative visual resumes to be rather appealing. But ask yourself, “Is it the right time for me to get this package?”
Many a times people fail to relate the services in the packages and often misconstrue the sample resumes as being the ones that would be provided. The resume will be based on your achievements so if you do not have adequate things to show off, then it would be impossible to portray it on the resume. If you are a fresher, then the format of your resume would have to be designed in such a manner that the recruiter is able to get an idea about your competencies. This is also the case where people change their work profiles. In such scenarios, the previous experience does not come in handy and you have to portray your skills, abilities and specific traits to capture the attention of the recruiters.
A good way to select packages is to get consultation from the resume writing service itself. Let them analyse your resume and your skills and they would be able to suggest the best package for you. Remember, there are always add on services such as optional cover letter which needs to be taken only when you need it. If you are about to enter the mid-experience phase (3-5 years of professional experience), then the resume writer could suggest that you wait a little more so that the resume may be designed as per the standards that are required for portraying a mid-experience individual’s competencies.
The last thing that you should take care of is to ask the resume writing service about the charges that would be applicable for making minor as well as major modifications in future. Remember, a targeted resume is always better than a generalized one. So if you are getting a resume made for yourself, then you should keep space for modifications such that the resume is targeted for all the industries/work profiles/organizations where you wish to apply. This will help you to save costs by simply using the previous resume as a substrate upon which further additions/modifications may be made.