Certified Professional Resume Writers – Who Are They?Careers Plus Resumes
It’s no secret that a resume is the vital organ to keep a successful job search alive. In or around 1998, someone came up with the bright idea to offer their services online and this is how the modern-day Resume Writer was born. Now I’m sure there were some lone wolves who offered a lending hand prior to this date, but just to have an estimated timetable and insight into the direction of the latest trends (eCommerce), we will just assume this date is accurate. Before this time, it was difficult for resume writers to buy and place ads in the Yellow Pages (the primary source of advertising at that time) because the industry was not held in high esteem and was considered similar to massage parlors. The industry desperately needed a relief as far as legitimacy and ethical standards.
As the demand for these resume writers grew among the working force of America, so did the demand for certain credentials to make sure consumers were protected from making the wrong choice. Many companies were established to prepare these important documents and thousands of individuals decided to make a part-time career out of it as well. This made the decision to hire the right service very difficult for job seekers since there were just so many to choose from.
In the month of January, 1990, Frank Fox founded the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches located in St. Petersburg, Florida to offer a way of separating the good resume writers from the bad apples. The organization provides certification programs for career coaches and expert resume writers to help them establish advanced skill-sets in the field of career services. Members are required to attend a vigorous certification process and complete an enhanced resume writing project on steroids before the Board of Ethics Committee even analyzes their progress to become certified. I can honestly relate, it was not an easy task to complete this program – even with my 10 years of experience as a hiring manager and writer. Finding a professional that holds the CPRW credential is something you definitely must verify if you want to utilize a resume service that can actually produce resumes of the highest quality.
Careers Plus hires resume writers who are contracted and located throughout the United States. Whether you are located in New York, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Florida, Texas, Kansas, Rhode Island, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, California, or any other state, we can help. It is important to have knowledge of your particular region and/or territory to know how the job market works in the area. Major cities such as Houston, Miami, San Francisco, NYC, Detroit, Nashville, Washington D.C., Raleigh, Chicago, etc. are all examples of areas where the competition is fierce. Most of the higher paying jobs are located in more populated areas such as these, therefore a skilled resume writer must know how to handle a situation where you are up against thousands of other job seekers applying for the same positions as you.
Get the help of a certified resume writer and ensure your most important career documents are prepared according to the highest standards set forth by the PARW/CC.
By Justin Olsen