Should you hire a resume-writer?


Times are tough. These days, competition is fierce for the few cultural resource management, heritage conservation, and historic preservation jobs. Knowing how to write a successful résumé is crucial for your job search. Many of us have thought about hiring a professional résumé-writer or resume-writing service. While this may be totally useful for people working in a great number of job fields, I personally don’t think its that helpful for those of us with cultural resource management or historic preservation jobs.

As you may already know, I’ve helped a number of people write, rewrite, remodel, and optimize their historic preservation résumés with great success. I think this is a completely useful skill that can be learned by any of us.
Here’s a video I made that explains why I don’t think people in our field really need a résumé-writer to land an interview:

I would really love to hear from you. If you have any questions or comments, write below or send me an email.

Learn how my résumé-writing knowledge helped four of my fellow archaeologists land cultural resources jobs in a single week!

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