Dear experts, I lost my job six months ago. At that time, I hired a resume specialist to redo my resume. She is a friend of the family, but came highly recommended, and at the time, I really liked what she did with my resume. However, I've sent the resume out to 100's of jobs and haven't gotten a single response. Recently, I attended a free career workshop sponsored in my town. I was chatting with a woman who is in HR for a big employer in our area. I've never applied there, but as we got chatting, we hit it off, so she asked for my resume. She took one look at it and said, "Wow. I suggest you get this professionally done. This won't make it past ANY hiring managers I know." I was shocked. I honestly didn't know what to say and I was too embarrassed to admit I had paid a professional to create it. What should I do? Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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