Top Resume Writing Gives Job Seekers the Necessary Tools to Enhance Career Marketability
Posted Aug 24 2013 6:02am
(1888 PressRelease) According to national jobs reports over the past six months, unemployment has been slowly declining. If the job market is finally gaining steam, why is finding well-paying jobs still so hard?
This is a question Kimberly Ben, Certified Professional Resume Writer and principle writer for the online career marketing service, Top Resume Writing hears repeatedly. Top Resume Writing specializes in customizing professional career marketing communications like resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, branding blogs, Leadership Bios and more to give jobs seekers a competitive edge in an overcrowded job market.
Ben is a Huntsville native and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Communication Arts from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 1995. Two months after graduating, Ben accepted an Advertising Sales position with the Atlanta Journal Constitution in Atlanta, GA assisting human resource and recruitment managers nationwide with advertising recruitment campaigns. "I learned a lot about company hiring procedures and talent acquisition," Ben explains. She also assisted with coordinating The Atlanta Journal Constitution's twice yearly job fairs. After eight years with the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Ben left to work as a freelance copywriter.
In 2010, she obtained her resume writing certification through the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC) and worked successfully as a contract professional resume writer for various top-tier resume writing firms includingTheLadders.com. In 2012 she struck out on her own and started Top Resume Writing.
Hundreds of companies have taken a hit since the onset of the recession in 2008. "The Great Recession really took a toll on a wide range of professionals across the job market - from college graduate and entry-level job seekers to those seeking senior-level and executive positions. It's affected so many people - working class, middle class, and upper class alike."
Although recent job market statistics have shown incremental improvements, there is still a sense of desperation among job seekers. Kimberly says, "I have worked with hundreds of clients over the past four years. Some recognize signs of instability in their workplace and quickly took a preventive approach by updating their resume or initiating the job search rather than sitting around waiting for the other shoe to drop. For others, unemployment came suddenly and unexpectedly, and they' were forced to scramble to secure another job to keep a roof over their heads, lights on, and food on the table. Is the job market really improving? Yes, but the progress has been slow and competition for jobs remains high."
Job Search Tools
Ben believes there is one thing that sets job seekers who get invited to interview for available positions apart from those who don't. "They understand the importance of making sure they have quality, professional job search tools at their disposal, and know how to leverage those tools to their advantage," she explains. "Your resume, cover letter and other documents are just a few of the tools you need to be competitive in your job search. Keep in mind, employers and human resource managers typically receive hundreds of applicants all vying for the same job. Your resume and cover letter are the first impression you provide an employer. It's all they have to go on when deciding whether to invite you to interview and meet you in person. To get that invitation, your job search tools are all you have to help you stand out from the crowd and convince an employer that you are the perfect candidate for the job, otherwise they'll move on to the next qualified job applicant." Be goes on to say, "Employers are often reviewing hundreds of resumes and cover letters at once. Research shows they only spend only eight - 10 seconds scanning each resume to decide whether or not a candidate is worthy of an interview."
Making the Investment
Some job seekers find the idea of paying a service like Top Resume Writing to write a resume for them an unnecessary expense. They'd rather save the money and do it themselves. Kimberly actually agrees.
" If you can write a strong, employer-focused resume and cover letter for yourself, you should. My services are specifically for professionals who have trouble stepping back and qualifying/quantifying their skills and experience, highlighting their strengths and achievements in a persuasive context; or simply don't have the time to do it themselves. They understand the true Return on Investment when hiring a professional written resume writing service. It's an investment that clearly shows employers that you prioritize your career and helps them see the benefit of hiring you."
About Top Resume Writing
Top Resume Writing is committed to "reducing unemployment time and speeding up job search success." Kimberly Ben is the owner and principle writer for Top Resume Writing, a career marketing service that provides job seekers with resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and other career communications. Kimberly is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) certified by and an a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC). She has been writing professional resumes since 2009. Top Resume Writing was founded in 2012.