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Resume Services: You Get What You Pay For

Resume Services: You Get What You Pay For

TowerBridgeLast night, I spent several frustrating hours trying to plan a trip to London. I used to go regularly and miss my friends too much to put it off any longer. Well, I was in for a shock on the airline prices — round-trip for two was over $1000 (taxes and fees were actually higher than the fare!). Realizing I shouldn’t have spent my credit card points on holiday gift cards, I had to start the mental process of accepting the higher fares.I started thinking about all that I get with my ticket: The employees at Virgin Atlantic who will make the pre-and post-flight enjoyable; the chance to be shot into the sky on a B747 and land safely on the other side of the Atlantic (luggage included, fingers crossed); and inflight goodies like individual TVs on every seat, food and drinks, and a cute little amenity kit (even given to us commoners in Economy Class); and the list goes on and on. When I think about it, the airlines are offering excellent value.I’ll have to remember the initial price shock when some potential clients question the fee for a professionally prepared resume (“You charge how much for a resume?”). They may not realize how much work is involved in creating a dynamic resume that will change the course of their job searches. We spend hours researching the client’s career goal; strategically writing the document to create a value proposition; designing a layout that will stand out from the crowd; rewriting, editing, and proofreading until the resume is perfect; and providing excellent customer service throughout the process. Clients also benefit from the years of education and expertise we’ve developed in the field, and can give them an edge even with tricky situations like job-hopping, employment gaps, or a career change. When the resume starts to generate interviews — often at much higher salary levels than expected — clients have received excellent value.There’s no doubt that our clients receive high-quality services, just like Virgin Atlantic offers high value for their fee. I’m off to book my tickets…