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Old 06-23-2013, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Whoville....
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I've decided to have my resume professionally done because I'm not getting even nibbles on the one I have out there. I had a version that had no dates on it and did generate some interest with that one but it was only to ask for dates. I'm trying to make a return to engineering after being downsized out of a 17 year career in automotive engineering in 2007. I've been teaching high school chemistry, physics and math since then but have decided that the politics of teaching is too much to handle. (FTR, I'm not alone. 50% of teachers quit teaching by the 5 year mark).

My resume, obviously, needs something that I haven't given it because it is not generating interest. Now the question is, which service to use.

Here are the ones I've looked at. Does anyone have any experience with any of them?

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Old 06-23-2013, 11:15 AM
 
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Wish I could help but I have no experience with any of the links you provided but I'll say that it works wonder for my wife (she's trying to get a state job) when she finally did hired someone to redo her resume. She hasn't gotten a job offer yet but she has gotten more calls than her old resume. Definitely saw a huge difference in call backs for interviews. She paid $50 for resume and cover letter. The lady that wrote my wife's resume did a pretty fine job for $50. Should she have paid more? No, I don't think it would have benefited her to pay more since she is just looking to get into Admin support/office type of job. Make sure the resume writer you hired has the experience level to write the resume you want. You don't want someone who only have experience writing resume for low level jobs to write a resume for you if you are seeking an executive type job.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:49 AM
 
Location: On the aggravation installment plan...
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I used one that is not on the aforementioned list, however, I paid $100 for a one page resume and I never received one response. So I am somewhat reluctant to go that route again; hopefully you will have better luck that I did.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Stuck on the East Coast, hoping to head West
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I think you'd be far better off reading one of the gazillion resume books and writing your own resume as opposed to paying someone else to write one for you.
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:23 AM
 
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this book might be a bit old, but I used it when I needed to refresh my resume and cover letter. I found it really helpful. And it would be a lot cheaper than hiring a professional resume service.

How to Say It in Your Job Search: Robbie Miller Kaplan: 9780735201859: Amazon.com: Books
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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You could definitely make changes yourself by consulting books and other resources. However, if you think you've done a great job already, it may be worth consulting an expert for feedback and guidance. I have posted a listing of some good ones on my blog. I trust these writers and I know they have gotten great results. May be worth a look to see if it can make a difference for you. But, yes, you should expect to pay about $150 - $250 depending on what you need done. See 2013 Best Resume Writers | Rewriting Your Resume for ResultsRewriting Your Resume for Results
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:59 PM
 
Location: PHL
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It is called using that space in between your ears. The fee is zero. Do your research and tailor your resume and asked for criticism/feedback.
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