In resume writing, you can help clients gain successful employment by crafting a resume that stands out. By using creative phrases, and formatting you can create a powerful image that sells your candidate to an employer.
BASIC FACT ABOUT RESUME WRITING.
- The average time a recruiter looks at a resume is 5 to 7 seconds
- 76 percent of resumes are discarded for an unprofessional email address
- There is an 88 percent rejection rate when you include a photo on your resume
Overview of the Business
Resume writers take the information provided by a job seeker, and convert it into a document that will help the job seeker stand out to potential employers.
Resume writing fees for a work at home business often range between $400 and $1,100, according to Martin Yates, author of Knock ‘Em Dead: The Ultimate Job Search Guide 2016. This range has to do with the types of clients and their needs.
For example, an entry-level resume would be on the lower end, around $400. But an executive resume, or one in a specific field such as technology, will cost more. Part of this has to do with the amount of information going on a resume.
Resume packages often include a cover letter as well, and, on occasion, follow-up letters.
Providing a resume writing service not only requires that you know how to present candidates in the best light but also, interviewing skills and possibly career coaching advice.
The advantage of starting a resume writing service is that it has very low start-up costs, can be run from home (or anywhere) full or part-time, and doesn’t require any specific education or training, although people with a background in human resources or recruiting are at an advantage.