Are you on the market for a new resume?
If you are searching for certified resume writer services, it’s clear that you have already done some research.
Finding highly-credentialed, certified professional resume writers is a great way to minimize risk, and avoid resume writing scams.
But did you know that there are more than 3,000 certified writers in the United States and Canada alone?
With so many certifications outstanding, finding the best certified writer is harder than just searching on Google.
Believe it or not, searching “certified resume writers” on Google will yield over 19 million results.
To save you time, Find My Profession has compiled everything you need to know about certified professional resume writers into one article.
In this article we will cover:
- What is a certified professional resume writer?
- Certified professional resume writer myths.
- How to find a certified resume writer service.
- Our five favorite resume writers.
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A certified resume writer is someone who has gone through a test or written assignment in order to earn a resume writing certification.
The testing process varies based on the organization providing the certification, but in general, the process consists of a writing assignment where the resume writer must create a resume and cover letter from scratch.
After writing the resume and cover letter, it is mailed to a group of individuals who act as judges, reviewing the resume and giving it a pass or fail score.
While hiring a certified professional resume writer can definitely be a smart choice, it’s still recommended that you screen the writer you are considering, before hiring him/her.
There have been some myths floating around about certified professional resume writers that we wanted to clear up.
- Certified resume writers are always higher quality than non-certified writers.
- Certified resume writers always offer satisfaction guarantees.
- Certified resume writers are re-tested every year.
- Certified resume writers are always more expensive.
- Certified resume writers are always booked weeks out.
Truth is, anyone with the ambition to learn about resume writing is capable of becoming a certified resume writer. It’s not fair to assume that all certified resume writers offer higher quality than non-certified resume writers.
In fact, we have seen some of the best resume writers in the world, who refuse to become certified.
Whether you are hiring a certified professional resume writer or a non-certified resume writer, screen your writer thoroughly to make sure their services fit your needs.
There are a handful of organizations offering resume writing certifications.
Each of the websites below has directories to search through their members and find a resume writer that is right for you.
- Professional Association of Resume Writers: ~1,700 members
- National Resume Writers Association: ~600 members
- Career Directors International: ~400 members
- Resume Writing Academy: ~200 members
While all of the organizations on this list provide resume writing certifications, you can see that there is a huge difference in the number of members each association has.
We recommend searching through all of these companies' websites (rather than just one) to find the best certified professional resume writer for your future job search.
To save you time, we have compiled who we believe to be 10 of the best and most trustworthy resume writers across all organizations.
Below we have shortlisted some of our favorite certified professional resume writers (many of whom work or have worked for Find My Profession).
Keep in mind that certification renewals are at the discretion of the individual resume writer and we are unable to confirm if each of these writers is still certified.
However, we have seen samples of these writers work and even employ many of them so we know for a fact that they provide extremely high-quality resume services.
1. Andy Ricardo – Find My Profession
Andy Ricardo comes with over 25 years of experience in Human Resources and nearly 10 years in professional resume writing. He is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches (PARW/CC).
2. Gulnar Mewawala – The Emphatic Resume
Gulnar Mewawala is a triple certified Master Resume Writer, Wharton MBA, and former executive search professional. She focuses on working with senior-level professionals and executives.
3. Lindsay Duston – Find My Profession
Lindsay Duston is a seasoned resume writer who has been writing executive-level resumes for over 15 years. With nearly 10,000 resumes written, Lindsay has experience in just about every industry and career level.
4. Jerome Imhoff – The Resume Shop Ink.
Jerome Imhoff is a 10-year staffing veteran who has matched hundreds of job seekers with employers. He comes with a Master of Arts in Education and holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certificate.
5. Rebecca Skov – REA/Find My Profession
Rebecca Skov has been employed in Human Resources and Career Counseling for over two decades and is experienced in human resources practices, recruitment, and career coaching. She holds a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) certification.
There is no doubt that finding a great resume writer is tough.
By searching for a certified professional resume writer, it’s clear that hiring for quality is a top priority for you.
While we can’t guarantee that all certified resume writers will meet your quality expectations, we can help give you some direction when screening these writers.
Let’s recap some of the things we went over in this article:
- Certified professional resume writers are resume writers who have taken a test to receive one of the various different resume writing certifications.
- Certified resume writers do not come with any guarantees. Screen them like you would any other resume writing company.
- You can search for certified resume writers via the Professional Association of Resume Writers, National Resume Writers Association, Career Directors International, or the Resume Writing Academy.
- We presented our favorite certified professional resume writers to save you time and money searching through hundreds of resume writers on your own.
We hope that this article was able to help you find what you were looking for.
If you enjoyed it, and you’d like to get started on your resume, check out Find My Profession to work with some of the best certified resume writers in the nation.