Ep84: Thinking of hiring a resume writer? BAD idea.

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In this episode, Mei Phing discusses why hiring a resume writer is a bad idea because they cannot accurately express your career story and you won’t gain the confidence needed for job interviews.



1:51 πŸ“ Mei Phing explains why it’s important to write your own resume to effectively articulate your career story during interviews.

4:12 πŸ’Ό Hiring managers can often tell if a resume was written by someone else, leading to inconsistencies in the candidate’s interview responses.

6:12 πŸ’ͺ Writing your own resume gives you the confidence and preparation needed for job interviews.

8:40 πŸ“ Mei Phing emphasizes the importance of learning how to write your own resume and seeking professional feedback for improvement.

11:00 πŸ€” Some individuals feel entitled to have someone else write their resume, but it’s crucial to take ownership of your own career.

13:14 πŸ”„ Regularly updating your resume helps plan your career direction and consolidate your achievements.


Key Insights

πŸ“ Writing your own resume is essential for effectively expressing your career story during job interviews. Resumes written by others may not accurately reflect your experiences and achievements.

πŸ’ͺ Taking the time to write your own resume builds confidence and prepares you for job interviews. It shows that you have put in the effort and are serious about your career.

πŸ”„ Updating your resume regularly, at least once a year, helps track your career growth and plan your next career move. It also ensures your resume reflects your latest achievements and contributions.

πŸŽ™οΈ Mei Phing emphasizes the importance of learning the skill of resume writing. It is a valuable skill that can be utilized throughout your career and should not be outsourced entirely.

πŸ“ Seeking professional feedback on your resume can provide valuable insights and perspectives. However, it is crucial to have a foundation by writing your own resume first.

πŸ€” Feeling entitled to have someone else write your resume may hinder your personal and professional growth. Taking ownership of your career development is essential for long-term success.

πŸ’Ό Hiring managers can often detect when a resume was not written by the candidate, leading to inconsistencies during interviews. Writing your own resume ensures a genuine representation of your skills and experiences.



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