Intro to Becoming a Certified Resume Writer
When you look at the certifications after some resume writer’s names, you start to wonder what the heck they all stand for, do you need one, and, if you do need one, which ones are the most important in order to A) impress your clients and B) be considered a professional within you chosen industry. This is especially true if you’re new to resume writing and looking for that first certification.
Which organization is the best?
Which offers the most ‘bang’ for the buck?
You might even be wondering if you need resume writing certifications.
After all, people were writing resumes for decades before certifications became the norm in the industry, so why all the hoopla about being certified?
Here I will answer resume certification questions for you, plus provide specific information on the various certifications available to resume writers today.
By the time you’ve finished reading, you’ll have the information you need in order to make an informed decision about which, if any, certification is right for you.
Okay, let’s get started!
Why Do You Need to Become a Certified Resume Writer?
The quick answer is, you don’t.
I know this can be controversial for anyone reading this who aggressively pursues resume certifications. Though I bet that you’ve seen poor quality resumes written by certified resume writers, right?
In short, certifications alone don’t guarantee resume writing quality.
There are plenty of excellent resume writers out there who deliver a product just as good – and sometimes better – than certified resume writers.
After all, writing a resume is just like any other kind of writing.
If you are good at what you do and continue to hone your craft, you’ll eventually become a great resume writer, and subsequently, succeed.
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