Would you like to help people find work, more money or a greater challenge in life? Starting a resume writing business will let you do just that.
According to one interactive Wall Street Journal Poll – 60% of the US working population is considering a job or career change.
And as of October last year, there were 8.1 million unemployed people in the United States!
What do most of these people all have in common?
They need an effective, professionally produced resume to give them an edge in an increasingly competitive job market.
If you want to start a resume business, it’s a venture that will give you a chance to help people become employed and you get to help them realize skills they didn’t think they had.
You put it all together so that the resume helps them sell themselves. You help them become more marketable.
But why would anyone need someone else to write a resume?
A majority of job-seekers prefer not to write their own resume. Another poll showed that 79% of job seekers who wrote their own resume are not happy with it.
The reason is simple.
It takes certain skills and knowledge that a professional resume writer learns and develops.
Meaning you can make a lot of money if you learn those skills.
You’ll need to learn and understand what makes a resume powerful and stand out from the rest in the pile. There are certainly effective ways to write pursuasive copy and understand the buzz-words that employers are looking for
It’s very helpful — basically essential — to own and know how to use a word processing program. A basic dial-up connection is a necessity since a majority of resumes will be emailed to prospective employers.
How much can you make?
A friend of mine who only started her resume business a little over a year ago charges $399 per resume, and additional fees for cover letters, thank you notes and emails, and other “add-on” services that increase her “per-client” fees.