In the spirit of Jobacle’s Resume Writing contest, it seems only logical to review a resume writing Web site that attempts to provide the fairest price for a brand spanking new resume. StrongResume touts a Web site that provides an “amazon.com” style approach to resume writing.
In times like these, job seekers need all the help they can get; we want a reasonable price and a quick turnaround. How does a $35 start price for an entry level resume at a 48-hour turnaround sound to you?
StrongResume offers resumes in four categories and lets you shop for the writer that best suits your needs:
- Entry level: This category embraces college students or recent grads with 1-4 years of professional work experience.
- Professional: This category is for those with 5-9 years of professional work experience.
- Executive: This is for those with 10+ years work experience. However, the website also gives a few sample titles such as VP and manager, so choose wisely.
- Federal: This is for those that want to tailor their resumes for government jobs.
Once you have chosen the category your resume fits into, you move on to compare and pick your writer. The categories that aid you in making your decision break the writers down into job specialization, location, education, and price range.
The founder of StrongResume, Chris Crompton, has his own reasons for starting this company. “After paying $279 for a resume written by someone with no knowledge of my industry and delivered a week later than promised, I knew there had to be a better way.”
Although this is a company just in the baby stages, they seem to be walking in the right direction. What do you think? Would you pay $35 to get a resume makeover?