At the end of the day, the best result you can expect from professional resume drafting and accompanying career advice is that you will be completing your own resume, submitting it and being shortlisted for an interview. By that time, job interview training should have been complete alongside of the professional or free career assistance you have elected to use. While talented resume writers are available, it surely makes good sense in terms of career development to have developed your own business communications skills, something you will always need in your work life going forward.

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But for the time being, there is nothing wrong with getting someone around to help you with the basics. This becomes pertinent if you are not a native English language speaker and you are not entirely familiar with the local town’s business etiquette since your arrival. It’s pertinent to you if you have spent most of your life away from books, paper, pens and even the computer terminal. It would be unfair, perhaps even prejudicial, to brand you as illiterate. Because it has been found time and time again that no matter where you are in life and no matter how old you are, it is never too late to learn.

Speaking of which. Time to roll up your shirtsleeves and learn how to put a good resume or CV together. Good and well to have someone around to do the CV for you, but somewhere down the line, it might be a good idea for you to do this work yourself. And while you are at it, you may as well press on with your reading and writing lessons. Because you’re going to need those skills when examining the resume requirements of your prospective employer.