How Much Should I Pay for a Professional Resume

How Much Should I Pay for a Professional Resume

Your resume is one of the most important documents you will have in your entire career. So getting your resume done by a professional should not be seen as a “cost” but instead as a marketing investment for your career. Here are some average resume costs and how to choose which is best for you.

A professionally written resume takes time to determine the best package for you. A professional resume writer specializes in determining the right skills and focus on your particular situation. As a result, you get a resume that leaves a good impression and can open doors to bigger and better job opportunities.

Entry-level resume

Entry-level resumes can range anywhere from $80-$200. These resumes are usually just only one page and built for recent graduates, students and entry-level professionals who don’t have much work experience. If you have less than two years of work experience or are a recent graduate, this is the resume for you. Check out our article "Top 5 Professional Resume Writing Services for Recent Grads" for more details.

Mid-level resume

Mid-level resumes can cost anywhere from $300-$600.  A mid-level resume is for people who are in higher paying positions that are not management, IT or specialized roles. This option is usually best if you are a few years above the entry-level role, have 2-8 years of experience or make an average salary of $50k-$100k a year.  If this sounds like you, then a mid-level resume writing service is what you are looking for.

Senior-executive level resume

A resume for a manager and executive positions can range anywhere from $300 to over $1000. Executive resume services are for people who have extensive experience in an industry. Choosing this resume-writing service is best if you currently earn over $120k a year or have over ten years of experience. If you are looking for a senior, executive or C-level position, this is the resume writing service for you. Check out our article on the "Top 10 Resume Writing Services for Executives in 2018".

Choosing a company

After deciding which resume writing service is the best fit for you, you have to find out which company to choose from. We did some research on the best CV writing companies of 2018. There are 5 companies listed under each resume type. They are ranked by price in the article.

The cost of hiring a professional resume writer varies. Prices are usually based on flat-rate, specializations, reputation and extra fees for additional services. Some companies offer rush services, where you can get your resume draft back in as little as 24 hours, for an additional cost. Others include add-ons that include LinkedIn profile rewrites, cover letters, thank you letters and career coaching for an additional fee.

Take your time, choose which company and resume writing service is best for you.  Make sure you do your research before making a decision. Don’t just pick based on price alone. Ask for some resume samples before you decide on the company and look out for resume writing scams! You want to make sure you are 100% satisfied with what you are paying for. After all, your resume is your shoe-in to your next big interview. You want to make sure it fits.

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