12.22.2011

Something I Never Thought I'd Pay For

I've been spending a lot of time on top-law-schools.com (TLS), a forum for people applying to law school and in law school with a plethora of resources and threads. There are a lot of open-ended components to my application such as the personal statement, diversity statement, addendum, why statement, and resume-basically a lot of writing.

I never thought about hiring a company to critique my work because I'm so used to doing this myself; also I have a lot of friends that are willing to do this for me too (thank you:). A friend on TLS mentioned that he submitted his resume to Gradvocates, a company that specializes in editing all of the aforementioned components to the application process with quick turnaround times. My friend told me they made his resume look "kick-ass" and they gave him a lot of helpful ideas and tips. 

I decided to jump the gun and pay $50 to get my resume beefed up within 7 days. 

This is what I paid for:
  • An edited resume that is 100% free of spelling, grammatical, and mechanical errors.
  • Detailed comments explaining problems with your resume.
  • Helpful suggestions about how to improve the content, substance, and organization of your resume.
  • A personalized email discussing the biggest problems with your resume and how we fixed them.
  • FREE "second look" at your resume by our editing team after you have implemented our changes and recommendations.
  • Unlimited email interaction with editing team.
  • Piece of mind in knowing that you are in the hands of professionals that have been in your shoes and know what it takes to succeed.
Honestly at this point, I've invested so much time and money on LSAT classes and my applications that I want my resume to be foul proof and perfect. Or maybe perhaps, I don't know..I am getting lazy and it's the holidays, and I still have other important parts of my application to complete (and other things to do) so I gladly paid $50 to get the resume portion taken care of. What's awesome about it is that the 7 days include the weekends and Christmas, so I will get my resume back before next Thursday! This works out perfectly for me since I'm planning to submit my apps the first week of January and this still gives me plenty of time to work with them and fix it up if needed. 

I'm pretty confident and happy with my personal statement and it's almost in final draft form. It's $80 for them to critique my personal statement but I'm still on the fence as I mentioned. What do you think?

Have you ever paid for services like these to help you? Should I pay $80 to get my PS reviewed?

PS. This was not sponsored! Just my personal experiences. I'll update with another post on what I thought and if it was worth the $50.

4 comments:

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I am planning on getting my resume looked at by my an HR person and I plan to pay for it. I think it will be invaluable and I'm really looking forward to the feedback.

I think it would be worth it if you got a good company/person to review it. :)

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