The Process

This unique, interactive process is the key to creating job-winning resumes.

 

 Collect New Client Information

Step 1 | Introduce Yourself

Fill out a short Are We A Good Fit + Introduce Yourself form here to give me an overview of where you're at in your job search and career, indicate which resume service you'd like to proceed with, and upload your most recent resume.

Don't have a resume? You will be directed to the Employment History Outline where you can provide the basic information I will need to create a resume from scratch. This can take anywhere from 30-60+ minutes (depending on your years of experience), but you will be able to save your answers and finish it later if necessary.


Just refreshing your resume? Skip to Step 5...


 Analyze Your Job Target and Background Information

Step 2 | Analyze Your Job Target

If I will be creating a Targeted Resume or an Executive Resume, I will analyze your job target and review your resume (or Employment History Outline) to identify the top qualifications and skills desired for that role.

If you are targeting federal jobs advertised on USAJobs.gov or another government agency website, I'll put together an Application Questionnaire and have you send back your answers while I review the job announcement to identify the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) that we will need to demonstrate in your federal resume.


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Step 3 | Complete a Work History Examples Worksheet

I will likely need a few more details from you regarding those qualifications and skills before I can get started. That’s where the Work History Examples Worksheet comes in!

You will be asked to provide examples from your work history that describe how you demonstrated each skill, what may have resulted, and why it was necessary.


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Step 4 | Schedule a 30-minute Review Call

We will discuss your job target and career goals, go over the information you provided, talk about your new resume’s design, and answer any questions you may still have during a 30-minute Review Call.

This call is a great opportunity to provide any additional information that you believe will be helpful in creating your new resume.


 Complete our Targeted Resume Questionnaire

Step 5 | Purchase Your Services

If we are just refreshing your resume, you will be able to purchase the services you want online at the end of the Introduce Yourself form. Otherwise, you will be able to purchase the services you want on the website after your 30-minute Review Call.

Once your payment has processed, I will get started.


 Develop and Send First Drafts

Step 6 | Develop + Send your First Draft

My first priority is to first create a document that will pass through Applicant Tracking software and into the hands of a decision-maker. I then focus on creating results-oriented content that is engaging to read, tells your unique story, and presents you as the best fit for your ideal job.

You will receive your first draft by email in two business days. First drafts for Executive & Federal Resumes are ready for review in five business days or three business days with an additional rush fee.


 Collaborate on Revisions

Step 7 | Collaborate On Revisions

This interactive process continues into a Priority Revision Period. Any revisions you request for the first five business days after receiving your first draft (ten business days for Executive Resumes) will be address and a revised resume will be ready for review within the next business day (within 48 hours for Executive & Federal Resumes).

I will continue to work with you on revisions after the Priority Revision Period until you are 100% satisfied with your resume, but we cannot guarantee timeliness. Any revisions requested after the Priority Revision Period will be addressed and a revised resume will be ready for review depending on my availability.

I often work with more than one client at a time, so this ensures that each new client receives equal attention.


 Create and Send Final Documents

Step 8 | Create + Send your Final Documents

Once you are satisfied with your resume content or if you have not provided any feedback during the Priority Revision Period, I will create and send your final documents. Your final resume will be provided in multiple file types: a Microsoft Word document, a PDF, and a Plain Text file.

Purchased a targeted cover letter with your resume? You will also receive a letter and e-cover version of your cover letter with your final documents.

Purchased LinkedIn Plus with your resume? I will send you a short LinkedIn Plus Questionnaire with your final documents. We will be able to expand on any work history, volunteer experiences, projects, or publications that were not included on your resume. This service is completed with first drafts ready for review in two business days.

You can always purchase additional services like LinkedIn Plus or New Job Target Revisions through the Client Portal.


 Steph Cartwright, CPRW

So, what do you think?

Are you tired of hearing crickets after spending hours searching and applying for jobs?

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