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What is a fair price to have a resume and cover letter professionally prepared?

Asked by djthegreat (14points) February 8th, 2011

I am looking for a job and dread making a resume, as I believe most people do. I am searching for resume service websites and prices range from 79.99 to over 300.00 dollars. What would you pay for a quality resume and cover letter?

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chyna's avatar

Welcome to Fluther. The unemployment office in my town did my resume for free. I have it as a word document on my computer that I tweak to match the job I am applying for. It’s a really nice resume, and I got a lot of good advice from the agency. I took a sample cover letter off of the internet that I also tweak to match the job. So to answer your question, I think 300.00 is an outrageous amount to pay, but I really have no idea if that is reasonable or not. I don’t know of anyone that has paid to have one done.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

$300.00 is high, especially if you only get 50 copies of your resume and CD. That’s almost six dollars for each piece of paper. I’m with @chyna find a local unemployment office for resume and use a sample cover letter to build yours.

marinelife's avatar

About $120.00 would be more like it.

erichw1504's avatar

$0. There are so many free online tool out there to create one for you. In fact LinkedIn has a great service that creates one for you right from the information you provide them on your profile.

Tobotron's avatar

I think is really good, tell’s you everything you need to know and enters it into their nice clean template(s) also free as far as I know…

mrrich724's avatar

If it gets you the job you want, it’s worth whatever $ you feel is fair to get that job. But I’ve heard of resume writers who will do it for 5, 10, 15 bucks.

Shit, it only takes a couple minutes for someone who looks at resumes all day (like me). I wouldn’t waste too much time on a cover letter either, when an HR person is sifting through 3,4,500 resumes, he isn’t going to have time to read cover letters. As I always say (and I have indirectly helped quite a few friends land jobs), let yourself be the cover letter. Call the office, introduce yourself, follow up. Go in person. . .

Good luck!

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