About one quarter of people who email or call me, haven’t read the website first. Recruiters make a similar complaint. Applicants don’t read the job description.
It’s a truth well acknowledged by most recruiters that due to their dodgy ethics, I have very little time for them. But having written that, we share one common complaint: prospective clients who waste our time.
That’s a terrible thing to write, Malcolm. That’s aaawwwful.
I know they haven’t read the Republic Resumes website because they ask me question after question, which is answered in detail, on the site.
Such as, ‘how much does a resume cost?’ Beats me. On the front page there’s a link in bright green, which says FEES.
If you hit that, it states that a standard resume will cost between $150-$300. Executive or senior management resumes will cost more.
If you email me your resume, I’ll give you an exact quote but if you don’t have around $150.00 or more, you’re wasting your time and mine.
If you’re a student or unemployed, send me an email or give me a ring.
If you need a resume quickly, then on the front page of the website you’ll see a link in bright red, which says FAST TRACK.
You’ll pay $75.00 more above the exact quote. The reason is, we don’t bump existing clients and we will have to work longer hours.
Here’s the thing – and it pains me to write it. People who don’t do research first when hiring a professional writer or applying for a job, don’t make the cut.
I’m also aware of the absurdity of blogging a story such as this, which won’t be read by the people it’s aimed at.