5 Signs It’s Time to Hire a Professional Executive Resume Writer

Are you frustrated and disappointed with the length of your job transition, the number of phone calls and LinkedIn connection requests you get, or the low quality of career opportunities on your plate? It might be time to enlist the help of a professional executive resume writer.

A speedy and lucrative job transition comprises compelling career marketing documents, stellar executive interview skills, and the right connections and conversations happening at the right time. A professional executive resume writer will kickstart and expedite your job transition by providing valuable expertise supported by a blend of association certifications, memberships, thought leadership, industry experience, and other specialties.

Ask yourself the following questions if you’re not sure if now is the right time for you to engage with a professional resume writer. This professional service is an investment and a decision that requires research, commitment, and follow-through.

When to Consider Hiring an Executive Resume Writer

  • Have my career goals changed? The more things you hope to change by finding a new position, the more complex your transition will be. If you are looking to change one or more of your current industry, title, location, and compensation, you may be better off with the help of a professional resume writer.
  • How extensive is my network? Many professional resume writers offer resume distribution services to executive recruitment firms and private equity/venture capital firms to fill gaps in candidates’ professional networks. If you feel like you’re missing out on available opportunities because of a lack of professional connections, consider working with a professional resume writer.
  • Am I a writer? Writing is not a skill that everyone has. Using proper grammar and syntax is tough enough as it is, without the nuances of “resume speak,” where you stay away from articles and determiners and write in implied first person. Ask a professional if you don’t have the time or technical expertise to put together a professional-looking resume.
  • Do I know how to market myself? Take a look at your current resume. Could you replace your name with someone else’s name, and all the information would remain true? Do you feel like you can’t communicate your skills effectively? Professional executive resume writers are marketers; having a third party help you identify and frame your experience in a way that speaks to your target role will position you at the top of the call-back list.
  • What is my job transition strategy? Applying for hundreds of jobs online is the least effective way to land your next position. Job transitions are often stressful and tedious and frequently result in burnout. If your self-motivation has waned, ask a professional resume writer for specific targeted activities you can take to speed up your job transition and attract better opportunities.

When you’ve decided that it is time to seek professional executive resume help, you’ll have to choose who you want to work with. To find out how we can help you in your job transition, book a complimentary and confidential call with us here.

Mary Elizabeth Bradford is the Founder and Executive Director of CEOresumewriter.com and Maryelizabethbradford.com and a past executive recruiter. A thought leader in the career services industry for over 20 years, she holds 5 distinct advanced certifications for senior-level resume writing, online branding and executive-level job search coaching (CERM, CMRW, CARW, MCD, NCOPE). She has been seen and heard in major media including Forbes, Time, WSJ, Newsweek and NBC affiliate stations. She holds 2 CDI TORI awards and is a top tier judge for the elite CDI TORI awards for four consecutive years. Mary Elizabeth Bradford’s elite team of award-winning, certified, top executive resume writers, former top executive recruiters, and global HR executives help many of the world’s premier C-suite, board members and thought leaders secure the transitions and compensation packages they want. She works with clients all over the globe.

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