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Resume Help: The Difference Rewriting Resume Makes

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Have you searched the internet looking for resume writing help?  Resume writing can be a daunting task and even copywriters, published authors, and other professional writers often draw a blank when the time comes to put their own qualifications on paper.  Do you know what employers are looking for in candidates for the positions you are targeting? Do you know what really sets you apart and differentiates you from other applicants? Do you have the objectivity to really recognize and showcase your most impressive accomplishments? If you feel at all uncertain about any of these questions, you are not alone. More and more, smart job seekers who recognize they need resume writing help are turning to professional resume writing firms.

If the time has come to update an old resume or write a new one, you may be wondering if you would benefit from professional resume writing help. You may think you are a strong writer and perhaps you have even been praised in the past for a resume that is “pretty good” or “not bad.” But, in a job market that is more competitive than ever, is an “average” resume enough? In many cases, your resume is your one and only chance to make a first impression on an employer and to convey the image and message that will make you competitive enough to rise to the top of the job-seeking masses and to land your resume in the sparse to-be-interviewed pile. To really stand out, your resume must be superb and must convey a highly relevant and differentiating message of the value and benefits you will bring to the hiring company. This is where seeking professional resume writing help can be one of the most important investments you will ever make in your career.


Still unsure? Here is a before and after example from a resume (an excerpt of the full resume) that illustrates what an incredible difference professional resume writing help can make, even on a resume that wasn’t “bad” to begin with. This resume followed many of the “rules” that we are told make up a good resume. It included power verbs, used active language, focused on accomplishments, used bullets to break the resume into easy-to-read statements, and included numbers to show the actual results  behind some of the accomplishments. Unfortunately, despite following the “rules” the resume still wasn’t generating interviews.

Resume Example Before Rewriting

Resume example before professional rewriting

Our resume writing help made an extraordinary difference in the messaging and image conveyed by the resume, ensuring that this executive was able to differentiate himself from the competition and finally began winning  interviews and eventually a job offer. What was the problem? What was missing from the first resume? Through our information gathering and consultation process we determined that as impressive as the original accomplishments seemed to be, they only brushed the surface of  this executive’s true value proposition. He was a turnaround expert and a proven leader of corporate change. While this was alluded to in the original resume, in our new version there is no mistaking that theme. Additionally, we identified many accomplishments that he simply hadn’t thought of previously and helped him do the research that allowed us to quantify them. Numbers in a resume add credibility in a way that nothing else can! Finally, we rewrote the resume to tell a story of success complete with the challenges faced, actions taken, results produced, and strategic importance of all! Here is the after example (again, just an excerpt) that illustrates these concepts.

Resume Example After Rewriting

Resume example after professional writing help

Would the professional resume writing help of Distinctive Documents make a positive difference in your job search? The answer is almost certainly YES. To learn more about our services and to receive a personalized quote for your project, just fill out our quote request form today. We review each and every incoming quote request individually and will be back to you with a no-obligation quote within a day or two.


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About the author: Michelle Dumas is a multiply-certified, national-award-winning professional resume writer and career marketing expert widely recognized as pioneering thought-leader and trend-setter in the employment services industry. With 20 years of experience, Michelle has helped 10,000+ job seekers in all 50 U.S. states and across the world land rewarding jobs and build fulfilling careers.

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