iStock_000018184375XSmallHiring a professional resume writing service is a decision that should not be taken lightly. You are paying good money to have someone craft you a professional resume to boost your job search efforts. Before choosing, you want to make sure you have taken the time to do some research and pick a company that can meet your needs and that you feel confident in.

One major factor to consider is the personal service you receive. Anyone can plug their information into a template system and have it generate a generic form letter type of resume. You can fill out each box with your information to try to personalize it, but without knowing too much about the art of resume writing, it could still turn out to not be very effective.

There are several things that a resume writing service can do to make your experience more personalized:

  • Customer service: Are you actually able to talk to a live person about the services they provide and who can answer your questions? Or do you simply schedule a consultation online by picking an available date and time? Being able to talk to a person and discuss pricing, the process, what to expect, and what type of results they have achieved is beneficial. You will get a better feel for how the company operates and treats its clients.
  • Consultation: This is key. A personal consultation with the resume writer allows them to get to know you and your experience better. They can gain a better understanding of where you want to head with your career, how your previous experience has shaped your abilities, and what your strengths and background are. This allows them to more effectively craft your resume to reflect you as a person, what you value, and what you bring to the table.
  • Revisions: What is the process for once your resume is drafted? Will you get to speak to the resume writer again about any changes and provide your input? Initial revisions should be included with your package so that you can rest assured that you will be satisfied with the final product. If you do question something about your resume, the writer should be able to explain to you why it was presented or written the way it was. They should be familiar with current resume trends and standards.

Some companies give clients a lot of paperwork to fill out but do not take the time to speak to them one-on-one. This means that important information may be overlooked. During the consultation, the writer can ask more in-depth questions and seek details to better understand any information that you have provided. They can see where there may be gaps and gather information to cover these areas.

Make sure that you are getting the most out of your new resume by hiring a company with a solid reputation and an emphasis on personalized service. Chic Resumes will work with you along each step of the way to create a final product you can be proud of. To find out more information or schedule a consultation, contact Chic Resumes at (803) 831-7444 or email