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At the end of it all you still have to face the daunting task of writing your own resume.
Don’t you wish there was someone who could just do it for you?
Fun fact, many successful job candidates have used professional writing services. Chances are, that classmate that seemed to fly from final year to hired - had help.
I’m talking about paid resume writers. Some of whom specialize in writing resumes for the fashion industry.
There are some, but not many come up on Google. On LinkedIn I could not find anyone making that specification, let alone for new grads.
So, do people actually pay other people to write their resumes?
And why have an industry specific resume writer over a generalist?
To better answer those questions, let’s look at…
Fashion resume writers can be trained to offer you the following career services…
Because all or several of these services are needed to get a person hired,
many resume writers offer a package of (some of) these services.
That means several services would be bundled together.
With all that it can take to land a single interview, it’s clear to see why some savvy job seekers opt to have professional help with their job search.
Your resume might be ok, but with a nonexistent LinkedIn, that might make you a less appealing candidate.
Or say you do land an offer. Will you confidently make it through the interviews?
Some of you might be shaking your head now and saying “yes, I need a professional fashion resume writer."
And some of you might still be a little skeptical.
So this is probably the right time to introduce you to some…
This is what I found so far...
Fashionresumes.com and executiveresume.com are basically the same writer. With over two decades of experience to offer, you can be sure he focusses on more lucrative executive and CEO resumes that can go for upwards of $500 for a single resume, but the service is still open to working with new graduates.
TargetResume.com is described as Canada’s top resume writing service. They offer a 98% interview landing success rate and your first draft delivered in a standard 3 days. Packages start at $199 for a resume and cover letter together.
Fibre 2 Fashion is another industry specific option. Based out of India, the company focusses on recruiting for the fashion industry. So, in a double whammy you can find a job on their site and have their resume writers prepare your resume for you.
And you could always work with me. As a certified fashion career coach and resume writer, I not only write resumes, cover letters and other job search documents, I provide comprehensive career planning and have built this website to support career awareness among new graduates in the fashion industry.
Depending on what service/package you choose, you will be hiring someone to do the heavy lifting for you. However, this is a collaborative effort.
It’ll also take some time - about a week for a resume and cover letter - depending on how responsive you are to requests for your input and how focused you are in your own career.
For example, when asked what kind of jobs you are looking to apply to, you should have a definitive, researched answer or be aware that your first task as job seeker and resume writer will be to figure this out.
Like anything else, payment is made up front. Then the writer gets to work. Most professionals charge around $100 per resume for new graduates.
It should be noted that the success of a resume is to get you an interview.
Professional resume writers can carry the following credentials…
Their college degrees vary from Human Resources, English, Communication to Fashion degrees and industry experience.
Career coaches can also assist with resumes.
It is to be noted: resume writer and career coach are not protected careers. So, a person may legally offer these services without needing certification.
Of course, you can...
If you are willing to put in the time to learning a new skill.
There are books and training on the subject. I did this one, Pro Resume Writer by AWAI and I found it comprehensive.
You want to have the best resume to get the best chances of getting a job. But it's only one piece of the puzzle. Along with that, you need to do more than just applying for positions that are advertised.
Jobs - like any other commodity - have a market and it takes intelligent marketing to get the attention of a prospective employer.
So enlisting the help of a fashion resume writer - and investing in resume writing and the other career services mentioned above - may be a wise choice.