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Wigglytuff
Mar 12th, 2006, 07:30 PM
i have a question... are paid resume writing services worth the money?

i am a grad student in education about to finish up my masters... i am thinking about teaching in a nontraditional setting with small student groups. public school is nice and all, but i think my personality and teaching style would work better with smaller groups (less than 10, instead of the 25-35 one sees in public schools)...

so anyway,its time to redo my resume, i was wondering if anyone has used professional resume writing services... are they worth the money? are they all talk and no action? do they really produce the results they claim?

Wigglytuff
Mar 13th, 2006, 07:17 AM
2am bumpy

RVD
Mar 13th, 2006, 08:21 AM
i have a question... are paid resume writing services worth the money?

i am a grad student in education about to finish up my masters... i am thinking about teaching in a nontraditional setting with small student groups. public school is nice and all, but i think my personality and teaching style would work better with smaller groups (less than 10, instead of the 25-35 one sees in public schools)...

so anyway,its time to redo my resume, i was wondering if anyone has used professional resume writing services... are they worth the money? are they all talk and no action? do they really produce the results they claim?I used a service ONCE years ago. Afterwards, when I considered what little they did for me and how much they charged me to do it, I swore I'd never use another one again. :lol:
Jiggly, you are intelligent enough to do it yourself. For instance, the internet is full of sample templates.
I used to do them for friends and family, and mine were so much better than the paid-for versions. If I can do it, so can you. :kiss: KICK AZZ JIGGLY! :wavey:

Wigglytuff
Mar 13th, 2006, 11:04 AM
I used a service ONCE years ago. Afterwards, when I considered what little they did for me and how much they charged me to do it, I swore I'd never use another one again. :lol:
Jiggly, you are intelligent enough to do it yourself. For instance, the internet is full of sample templates.
I used to do them for friends and family, and mine were so much better than the paid-for versions. If I can do it, so can you. :kiss: KICK AZZ JIGGLY! :wavey:
alright!

i was just wondering because i have spent years on my resume and just feel displeased with it.... maybe because i have spent too much time looking at it... :lol:

Wigglytuff
Mar 13th, 2006, 11:13 AM
Didn't know it existed. But to make up for lost money you should write papers for first yrs like me ;)
@ $50 a paper its not worth it but at $500 a paper hell yeah! :lol: :lol: :devil: :tape: :angel:

Xanadu11
Mar 13th, 2006, 12:12 PM
I'm not sure, since I've never tried it or known anyone who has. One of my friends though who just finished law last year applied for a zillion jobs with her own resume, but she never got any. Then she got a Barrister to look at her resume, and he made some changes (and it wans't that much) and then she landed a job almost immedietly. I know it sounds weird, but that's the story.

So maybe you could get some fresh eyes to look at it, someone in the profession you want to go into. I'm a cheapo, so I wouldn't pay for one of those resume thingos myself :p

Wigglytuff
Mar 13th, 2006, 12:18 PM
I'm not sure, since I've never tried it or known anyone who has. One of my friends though who just finished law last year applied for a zillion jobs with her own resume, but she never got any. Then she got a Barrister to look at her resume, and he made some changes (and it wans't that much) and then she landed a job almost immedietly. I know it sounds weird, but that's the story.

So maybe you could get some fresh eyes to look at it, someone in the profession you want to go into. I'm a cheapo, so I wouldn't pay for one of those resume thingos myself :p
thats kind of why i want the service is that i have had at least 30 people look at it... and i still not happy with my results.

and as much as my resume bothers me my cover letter bothers me more... in that it sucks ass...

i would like to get some eyes from the profession to maybe help me build something from scratch.

RVD
Mar 13th, 2006, 01:22 PM
thats kind of why i want the service is that i have had at least 30 people look at it... and i still not happy with my results.

and as much as my resume bothers me my cover letter bothers me more... in that it sucks ass...

i would like to get some eyes from the profession to maybe help me build something from scratch.This would be your best bet Jiggly. Or have your professor take a look at it and pen some suggestions. Heck, you paid for at least that much when you wrote those tuition checks out, right? :lol: ;)

"Sluggy"
Mar 13th, 2006, 02:45 PM
Yes, i doubt its worth it JP. Why not find a couple of friends to help you. Then ask another person, perhaps an elder to look at it. Make sure you get some balanced opinions, not people who would necessarily format the resume the same way, which is why an older guy could help out cause they have a different perspective. but nah, i dont think its necessary to spend your money on it. Best of luck to you, your idea sounds great.

Wigglytuff
Mar 13th, 2006, 02:57 PM
This would be your best bet Jiggly. Or have your professor take a look at it and pen some suggestions. Heck, you paid for at least that much when you wrote those tuition checks out, right? :lol: ;)
ok, so i called two of these places just you know to find out what they are like, and one place seems fine, i am still not convinced its worth it...but the second place i called...http://www.resumeedge.com/ had some uncivilized folk answering the phone... i felt i was calling up in somebody's house... i should of known though because they work with hotjobs... or is call them hotspammers.

just makes me glad for my policy: never consider buying anything from anyone on the net until u speak with a live person first.

Reuchlin
Mar 13th, 2006, 03:33 PM
i have a question... are paid resume writing services worth the money?

i am a grad student in education about to finish up my masters... i am thinking about teaching in a nontraditional setting with small student groups. public school is nice and all, but i think my personality and teaching style would work better with smaller groups (less than 10, instead of the 25-35 one sees in public schools)...

so anyway,its time to redo my resume, i was wondering if anyone has used professional resume writing services... are they worth the money? are they all talk and no action? do they really produce the results they claim?
doesn't your Uni offer career services for free?

Wigglytuff
Mar 13th, 2006, 03:38 PM
doesn't your Uni offer career services for free?
yeah all they did was make sure everything was spelled right... which is helpful. i guess.