Our Top Résumé FAQs
Below are answers to the most frequently asked questions from visitors. Please also review sample résumés and cover letters developed by our professional résumé writers.
Résumé / Cover Letter Samples
Why do I need a résumé writer?
Having your résumé professionally written is very valuable. Résumé writers at Write Step Resumes, LLC are educated in human resources, recruiting, and career exploration and planning. The job market is very competitive and taking the risk of writing your own résumé when you have no formal training can not only be very damaging to your reputation, but can cause added frustration because you are viewed as unorganized or unprofessional. A good résumé writer will work closely with you to create a résumé and cover letter package that accentuates your skills, education, and competencies and leaves employers wanting more.
What kind of résumé do I need?
It depends on the type of position you are applying for and your specific job target. Someone wanting to progress in his/her current field could simply use a résumé with a reverse chronological format. Someone wanting to transition into a different field when they don’t have recent experience would most likely benefit from a hybrid résumé format which highlights transferable skills differently. The experienced résumé writers with Write Step Résumés, LLC will work closely with you to determine the best type of résumé for you.
Can I use the same résumé regardless of my position choice? You can, but for optimal results, you should tailor your résumé to fit each position of your choice.
Is there an additional fee if I want more than one style of résumé? Yes, each résuméhas a separate fee.
Why do I need a cover letter?
A cover letter is an introduction to your résumé. It can be used to clearly state your intentions for applying, let the employer know you are willing to relocate, and to give the employer an idea of the skills you have. It also can give an employer clues about your professionalism and your personality. Cover letter and résumés are a package and shouldn't be split up. You can kind of view it as meeting someone for the first time. You wouldn't really do that without speaking or introducing yourself so you don't plop a résumé in front of them without a cover letter.
How many drafts do I get before my project is finalized?
With each résumé/cover letter package, you will receive 2 drafts to review. This is why it is very important to thoroughly and accurately complete your questionnaire. You can incur additional fees for unnecessary drafts needed because you left something out. Of course, any correction needed at the fault of the resume writer will be handled free of charge.
What makes Write Step Résumés, LLC qualified to write résumés?
Write Step Résumés, LLC is a member of the National Résumé Writers Association, participates in extensive resume writing training throughout each year, and employs writers with educational and career backgrounds in human resources, recruiting, and career exploration and planning.
How should I send my résumé/cover letter to employers?
You should pay close attention to employer instructions on how they wish to receive résumés and cover letters. If asked to provide a résumé and cover letter via email, it is best to send it in PDF to ensure the documents maintain formatting and integrity. At the completion of your project, you will receive a copy of your résumé in both Word and PDF. You can make simple changes on your own and save the documents in Word and also in PDF. Just pay close attention to the employer’s request for formatting.
I am not in the Birmingham, AL area but I would like to participate in a mock interview. Is this possible?
Yes, via video-conferencing services such as Skype, Facetime, etc.
Do you accept personal checks?
We accept payments via cash, money order, PayPal, or cashier’s check.
While the résumé writers of Write Step Résumés, LLC are located in the Birmingham, AL area, we provide services to clients nationwide. We'd love to help you write your career dreams into reality!
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