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Professional Resume Writing

I recently went through a free of charge resume review by one of the professional services found on Indeed.
They had some great pointers noted. One of them was that my resume sounds like doer than achiever.
Strong keywords were missing. They had one or two suggestions free of charge and if I want to go ahead with full service its 179CAD.
In grand scheme, 179 $ is not much especially if they deliver what they promise.
Wondering if anyone here has any experience/ recommendation on professional resume writing and how much generally it cost?
TIA
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Oct 16, 2013
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179 cad sounds ridiculously cheap. Good writers will charge around ~600+ cad, and they'll help with your LinkedIn profile (which requires a different setup).

Judging by your username, I'd be happy to help out if you want to PM a copy of your resume.

I've also posted recommendations here.
recommendations-resources-resume-writing-2464061/
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I was thinking about paying for resume writing as well (Raywired linked to that thread) but after watching this free LinkedIn course and some other resources I got some good tips and just finished creating 2 version of my resume, which I'm really happy with but I guess only if I get some interviews is it really lol: https://www.linkedin.com/learning/writi ... ls-section
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May 2, 2013
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Would always recommend to write your own resume, but if you really want to spend your money, start with Fiverr, Indeed copies resume from other users.
[OP]
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I would strongly suggest to reach out to @raywired if you are looking for any valuable feedback for your resume. He was very kind to offer his help selflessly. His feedback helped me to reshape my resume and I am ascertain to get more attention in future.
Can't thank him enough
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ITAspirant wrote: I would strongly suggest to reach out to @raywired if you are looking for any valuable feedback for your resume. He was very kind to offer his help for no charge. His feedback helped me to reshape my resume and I am ascertain to get more attention in future.
Can't thank him enough
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I used a professional resume writer but got nowhere with job hunting. I reached out to @raywired, he understands a lot of the technical jargon and was able to provide me with way more valuable feedback than the previous resume writer.
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Happy to help, @george__, @ITAspirant !
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[OP]
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Mar 2, 2020
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@raywired there are no words that can help me to express my gratitude and appreciation for
1. Making me realize my strengths
2. Help me to articulate my achievements
3. Last but not least. Reading through unwritten details in resume and highlight them in favorable light

I am in your debt forever
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Appreciate the kind words, @ITAspirant .

I find that a lot of resumes are quite dry and "following the motions". I'm glad you took the trouble to make into what it's supposed to be: a clear and concise story of who you are (professionally) and, just as importantly, what you can offer the company that is fortunate to have you join their team.
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Would highly recommend @raywired . I have gone through CV assessment services from the university dept. and I was told its perfect. However, @raywired gave me extra pointed related to field and not only the template itself.
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@raywired was kindly enough to do a few pointers on my resume I haven't touched in 6 years and offered constructive feedback. Very much appreciate the time he took to do this.

His pricing is very reasonable and offered better feedback compared to what my friend paid ($600) and would definitely consider paying for his service.
[OP]
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Mar 2, 2020
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I could not agree with you more. From no calls to "7 interviews" with in a month time was only possible after the magic touch of @raywired
If only I could go back in time, I will not hesitate to hire him a decade ago when I had same challenge of not getting any calls.
Its worth every penny that is spent on the process. Many of us do not realize it in time ( including myself)
macro6 wrote: @raywired was kindly enough to do a few pointers on my resume I haven't touched in 6 years and offered constructive feedback. Very much appreciate the time he took to do this.

His pricing is very reasonable and offered better feedback compared to what my friend paid ($600) and would definitely consider paying for his service.
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Feb 21, 2013
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I wasn't really in urgent need of changing up my resume but after seeing the positive feedback from other RFDers I decided to ask @raywired to have a look at my resume.

He was able to dissect my resume and provide actionable and reasonable insight into every single aspect of it as well as provide tips on my LinkedIn which I asked about. I haven't even gone through all his feedback yet but it's really nice to have some solid feedback and direction as to how I should be positioning my experience.

I'll also pitch in and agree with other RFDers in that I would absolutely consider hiring him for a full review as his pricing is very reasonable.
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May 9, 2016
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I will start by saying that I probably don't fit the profile of someone seeking professional resume help. I was also skeptical since I've done pretty well in my career to date and I do know (1) how to network and (2) get hired. That being said, @raywired immediately spotted my problem ("telling a good cohesive story" on a career that has spanned across multiple job functions) and provided some really useful pointers.

I would highly recommend him if you feel like you need some help.
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Aug 4, 2004
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I want to provide some positive feedback for fellow RFD member @raywired: I was looking to refresh my resume and came across this thread. Seeing the number of kudos given to raywired, I reached out via PM to see if he can provide some tips on my resume.

Raywired was extremely efficient and professional. I thought my resume was pretty good already, but he was able to give me suggestions to improve the look and feel, and pointed out opportunities that can significantly uplift my resume.

Thank you again sir!
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I highly recommend @raywired to anyone who want a professional resume review. He provided me with a lot of valuable feedback to turn my resume into a simple, cohesive, and easily to understand. He is 100% worth it (which isn’t even much).
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@ITAspirant

I came across this in The Globe and Mail:

INTERESTED IN HAVING YOUR RESUME REVIEWED?
E-mail us with your resume at [email protected] with ‘Resume Review’ in the subject line and we’ll ask a career coach and an expert in your field to provide their feedback. Emails without the correct subject line may not be answered. Names and some details are changed to protect the privacy of the persons profiled. If you’re a hiring manager interested in reaching out to the person profiled, we encourage you to contact us. You can find all our resume reviews here.
[OP]
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@raywired is absolutely THE BEST overall help anyone can get. Can't thank him enough for his assistance which was a life changer for me.
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depends on your skill level. are you a recent grad, or a white collar professional with 10+ years of experience

if you have time, you can probably google and take out books on this subject matter, and then even post a draft resume w/o personal info on this forum for insight

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