With the employment market improving, I thought it might make sense to rework my resume. One should always have a current one on hand. Teams change, priorities change, companies get purchased and spun off, George Soros comes by saying he likes something you wrote. You just never know.
I was having trouble making my progression flow and decided to hire someone to help me. I felt creatively imprisoned by how my resume has looked in the past and felt I needed someone to build it from scratch who wasn’t biased by what my past resume has looked like.
She’s not done yet, but if the result matches the quality of the questions she is asking and the level of attention I’m getting, I think I will be quite happy. Her fees are neither cheap nor expensive (compared to her competitors), but for the quality of service, I suspect it is a good deal. She’s also UK based, so that may work better for you.
I’ll let you know how it goes and am happy to refer her if I end up happy with the result. I did ask around, and some other people I know who used these kinds of services ended up paying several hundred dollars to answer a questionnaire and have what was clearly a bunch of call-center type people enter the responses into a template, so you do need to do your due diligence. That’s clearly not worth several hundred bucks/quid/pau/etc., but something done right is.