How To Become a Professional Resume Writer
So it’s time for a career change or maybe you’re looking for a side hustle. You’re thinking professional resume writing could be just the thing you’re looking for. Professional resume writing can provide some much-needed security in today’s constantly shifting job market. After all, there are always people looking for work, even those in steady employment are seeking their next promotion or planning a career change. Everybody needs a resume but not everybody can write a good one and that’s where you come in. But how do you become a professional resume writer?
Have you got what it takes?
There is a lot more to professional resume writing than meets the eye, especially if you’re freelancing or thinking of starting your own business. You’ll need to be a great writer and self-editor and have some creative design flair. You might not need a formal resume writing qualification but you will need a host of other skills. You’ll need marketing skills to sell yourself and the candidates you’re writing resumes for, people and research skills so you can get to know your candidate and become an expert on them, the industry and the job they’re applying for.
Where to start
The best place to start is thinking about yourself and how you’ll stand out in the crowd of other resume writing services. The first resume you write is going to be your own. Have you got HR experience or industry-specific knowledge that you can use? Find yourself a niche, specialise in an industry or kind of position, like high-level management and executives or the healthcare industry. Defining yourself and your specialist skills is going to make all the difference.
Get yourself out there
There are plenty of specialist resume writing services as well as recruiting companies who hire and contract writers, or you can freelance or start your own business. You’re going to need those marketing skills now to get your name out there. Post about your new services on LinkedIn and other social media, start a website or blog to show off your work, network online and in-person and start connecting with other resume writers and potential clients.
Networking made easy
Wouldn’t it be great if there was one place where resume writers could network and support each other while also finding new clients? Qualified Resume Writers does just that. Set up a profile with us and start engaging with your target audience and other writers. It’s free to join our community of professional resume writers so sign up today.