Take Stock of Your Career in the New Year

It’s the beginning of a new year, and that’s the perfect time to take stock of your career. Even if you’re happy in your current role, it’s still important to think about the skills you’ll need to be successful, says author and speaker Bernard Marr — particularly as industries and jobs evolve.

“Every year you should be proactively improving your skill-set to enhance your contributions at your existing job and be ready when it’s time to find something new.”

Once you’ve determined how and why to plot a new course, reach out to us for a beautiful new resume.

DO RESUME WRITERS REALLY HELP?

Absolutely. There are numerous reasons you should hire a professional resume writer to create one of the most important documents you’ll ever need.

5. You don’t write two gud.

There’s no shame in your game to admit that your writing skills are less than stellar. Doctors, lawyers, nurses…so many people don’t write for a living, and we’ve seen some homemade resumes that were filled with spelling and grammar errors, not to mention formatting.

Let’s say you’re an accountant.

Dollars and cents are your game, not words. So if you’re struggling to express your previous work experience well—and your writing confuses HR professionals like advanced math perplexes most of society—a resume writer can help. He/she can discern what needs to be on your resume (and perhaps more importantly, what doesn’t), and express it all professionally.

4. You’re Stuck in the Past

When you look at your resume, you think it looks totally awesome. But when a hiring manager sees it, all she or he’s seeing is the year 1986.

Like music and fashion, even resumes have to be stylish so they can get more than a passing glance from a potential boss. If you’re not sure of what the current trends are, a professional resume writing service can give your resume the extra savoir-faire it deserves. From the quality of the paper it’s printed on to the template used, we make sure that your resume reads—and looks—its best.

3. You’re Not Getting Interviews on Your Own

You know your work experience is impressive and your workplace skills are stellar. So why aren’t you getting any interviews?

The main reason could be your sub-par resume. A professionally written resume can open doors for you that might lead to a great job. It’s also good to keep in mind you might even need several versions of your resume, depending on the type of job interview you have. These advanced nuances are things with which a professional resume writer can assist.

2. You’re Shy or an Introvert

To you, a resume is a necessary evil. It’s basically a one-page depiction of all your previous accomplishments and accolades, and frankly, you’re not the bragging type.

You might need an expert to help you through the writing process if you have a hard time talking about yourself, much less writing it all down on paper. There’s no shame in getting help with this because writing about yourself is one of the toughest assignments, and you’re often your own worst critic.

A professional resume writer will know how to spotlight your most worthy accomplishments because he’s looking at them with fresh, unbiased eyes. Let him turn your resume into something that’s personable and professional.

1. You Have Issues

Maybe you left the workplace so you could raise your family, and now there’s a huge gap in your employment history. Or perhaps you’re changing career fields and don’t quite know how to revamp your resume to show off the skills you have for this new industry. While you can’t rewrite history, a professional writer will know just how to accentuate the positives on your resume, and write away any negative aspects.

Hiring a resume writer may not be an option for everyone and some people can do the job on their own. But for those who have the necessary skills but are struggling to get interviews, a professionally polished resume can be one of the best investments you make as you continue on your job search.

Whatever the reason, your resume should make you more than marketable, but attractive to a hiring professional, recruiter, and head hunter. Barking Dog Media U.S. brings 35-year’s of career coaching and resume writing that allows us to create the best document you’ll find for the price anywhere.

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