This unique process is the key to creating highly-targeted, job-winning resumes.
1. Introducing Yourself
Introduce yourself by briefly describing where you are at in your job search and uploading your most recent resume within a short Introduce Yourself form. This step takes just a few minutes. If you would like me to target your resume for a specific job, I will also ask you to identify your job target (or provide a link to the job posting).
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.
2. Analyzing Your Job Target
If I am creating a highly-targeted resume for you, I will analyze your job target and review your resume (or Employment History Outline).
I will identify the top qualifications and skills desired for that role (or indicated in the job posting) and request additional information needed from you shortly after.
- the next step is your choice -
3. Completing a Resume Questionnaire
If your job target's Closing Date is fast approaching, I recommend completing our Refreshed or Targeted Resume Questionnaire which I will send once I analyze your job target.
The Targeted Resume Questionnaire will challenge you to identify and describe examples in your work history that support the top qualifications and skills desired for your job target.
This step is critical for this process to be effective.
This step can take 30-60+ minutes (depending on your years of experience), but you will also be able to save these answers and finish later.
4. Paying Online
At the end of the Resume Questionnaire, you will be prompted to purchase the services you want.
Once your payment has processed and I receive a fully completed Resume Questionnaire, I will get started.
3. Scheduling A Phone Consultation
If you are not in a hurry, you can also schedule a phone consultation with me to discuss your background and career goals in more detail. Phone consultations can last up to 45-60 minutes.
If I am not available to schedule a phone consultation with you at your desired time, you can always complete the Refreshed or Targeted Resume Questionnaire and schedule a 15 or 30-minute call with me after.
Phone consultations are required for Executive Resumes.
Keep in mind that my availability may still be limited during regular Office Hours, but I will try my best to accommodate your needs.
4. Paying by Phone or Online
At the end of the phone consultation, you will able to purchase the services you want over the phone or I can direct you to our secure payment page online.
Once your payment has processed, I will get started.
5. Developing + Sending your First Draft
The resume writing and development process can vary depending on your background, but my goal is to develop a digital resume that presents you in the most advantageous way to employers.
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 and tells your unique story.
You will receive your first draft by email in two business days.
(First drafts for Executive Resumes are ready for review in five business days.)
6. 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 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.
7. Creating + Sending 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.
If you 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.
I will also include details on when to use each file type.
8. Starting On Any Additional Services
Once your final documents have been delivered by email, I will get started on any additional services you have purchased such as myBio Package or LinkedIn Plus.
If you purchase LinkedIn Plus, I will send you our LinkedIn Plus Questionnaire. You will be able to expand on any work experiences, volunteer experiences, projects, or publications that were not included on your resume.
You can always purchase additional services through our Client Portal.