If you do not use a professional executive resume writing service your chances of making the short list for an international executive position will be significantly reduced. Very simply, your executive resume will rank behind all the other executives who have employed an international executive resume writing service.
Many executives have realized that the cost of a well written executive resume is insignificant when compared to the potential benefits. A professionally prepared executive resume will last years and can easily be updated by yourself. We have prepared resumes that have secured international executive positions paying 25% higher salaries. When an individual earns US$100,000 and above the benefits are obvious.
Executive resume writing styles differ in N. America, Europe and Asia. If you are considering an international job search it is important that you consult an international executive resume writer who has experience in the international market that you wish to target. Executive resume writing techniques are constantly evolving. If you have simply updated your resume for the past 10 years or so then it is probably ineffective as a tool to market your skills overseas.
A resume writer will prepare a better executive resume than you will. The majority of executives are modest when describing their abilities and achievements. Accordingly, they undersell themselves.
WHAT WILL IT COST?
We have seen charges ranging from US$99 to over US$1,000.
At the lower end what you will be getting is a standard product run off a word processor. It takes 4-6 hours of intensive work to create a resume for a senior executive with 10+ years experience in a major international corporation. If a company is charging US$99 for 4-6 hours work then it must be the cleaning lady who is writing the resumes! Companies that produce immediate or overnight resumes for US$99 are OK for recent graduates or lower paid workers. Executive resumes cannot be rushed and a good professional will expect several days notice to prepare your resume.
At the other end a charge of US$1,200 seems high. Break it down and it comes to around US$250 per hour. Many lawyers charge US$5000+ per hour. Management consultants and accountants charge similar fees. If you are an executive earning US$100,000+ then you would be ill advised to spend as little as US$99 on a document that can alter your entire life. If you earn US$150,000 you would be reckless to do so. Look for a firm that specializes in resumes for senior executives and has knowledge of the overseas region that you are targeting. If you are wondering, we do not charge as much as US$1,000 neither do we charge US$99. Contact us for a current executive resume writing and cover letter quote.
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