Strange experience with resume writers. Is this common?

Bank of America Ch123ang
Apr 30 3 Comments

I have been trying for a job over the few months. My resume never even made through to consideration. I figured I needed some professional help to at least get past ATS. I submitted a proposal request through LinkedIn and got five responses (LinkedIn limits responses to 5). Not being happy with those I reached out to another six or seven writers separately. Four of them responded. Altogether 9.

These are the types of responses I received:
* 7 out of 9 sent what I would call a “canned” response with their pricing and different types of resume they could do
* one of the remaining 2 asked for my current resume, gave some critique and then gave their pricing and different types of resumes they do. Apparently they only work via email and no phone calls
* the last one said they would talk to me first before deciding how to move forward. I am yet to talk to them

So here’s my questions:

- Isn’t this exactly opposite of what they would advise people to do? Not send canned responses?
- Why the heck would I be interested in different types of resume? My interest is what’s relevant for me and my career.
- How would someone create a resume for you without even talking to you?

Maybe they are way too busy to care. Can’t believe resume writers are so much in demand!

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  • Microsoft jT47lg
    For such low paid jobs they have to carpet bomb people with boilerplate proposal emails and go for volume overall.

    Can you imagine doing a half hour phone call or two for every $150 resume job you’d get?
    Apr 30 0
  • Panasonic Avionics / Sales
    Vaseline

    Panasonic Avionics Sales

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    I do sales. I sell stuff. It’s what I do.
    Vaselinemore
    I’m going through same. What I found was I went through LinkedIn profiles and took what I considered were good copywriting. Then I wrote about 5 different resumes based on what I was targeting. I don’t think a resume writer would really help you hone in better than you can. Also reddit has helped with this as well
    Apr 30 0
  • Microsoft
    Tier 1

    Microsoft

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    I’m not surprised

    Each job they get is fairly small. And the chance of converting leads to customers is low. Ergo it’s not worth putting in much effort to get customers.
    Apr 30 0

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