SERVICES

I offer several professional resume-writing services to meet the extent of your needs. Whether you're looking for a full-service experience, moderate intervention, or an affordable revitalization, I've got you covered. Hiring a Certified Professional Resume Writer to develop your resume is the wisest investment you can make in your career. Your resume is a critical marketing tool that often determines whether you are invited to an interview or not. Choose from our various service levels to meet your unique needs and budget. Please contact me to receive a free assessment of your current resume, strategy for improvement, and custom rate for each of the services below.

RETURNING CLIENTS: Please contact me for a rate to update a resume I have previously crafted for you.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware that I always have an active roster of clients; my start dates for Standard Resumes are often 5 to 10 days *after* I receive a contract and payment as my project schedule is usually booked this far out. It’s best to start the resume journey *before* you need the resume. I am usually unable to accommodate same-day or same-week requests, so it’s best to get started before you find your dream job. Occasionally, I can accommodate rush services for an additional fee, but not always.

STANDARD RESUME SERVICE, $950-$1,300

This full-service resume development includes:

  • The experience of hiring a ghostwriter; you tell me your career story during a 90-minute interview and I develop all the content in your resume for you.
  • A comprehensive introductory questionnaire exploring your past achievements and future aspirations.
  • A 90-minute intake conversation with me, during which I’ll ask strategic questions to draw out and elaborate on your achievements; this produces about 4-6 pages of notes about everything you've ever done in your work history that I then distill into a resume.
  • Together, we deep dive into your work history and accomplishments. I ask lots of questions to pull out information you might not consider providing. For example, a client’s original resume said, "Researched and implemented new CRM software." During our conversation, I uncovered that this new software improved efficiency 30% and saved 72 man-hours per week ($49K annually). She conducted the company-wide training, which saved them $9K on hiring a professional to train the staff. Those metrics make a more impactful statement and show a hiring manager that she'll be saving them time and money. Don’t worry if your job isn’t working with numbers—hers wasn’t; she was a Creative Director. There are opportunities for metrics in every role and if they exist, I’ll draw them out of you. This conversation usually generates about 4-6 pages of notes that I then distill into a comprehensive resume.
  • A resume draft within 5 business days of our initial conversation, complete with a summary, branding statement, and key word optimization with a list of industry-related key terms.
  • Unlimited collaborative revisions via phone or email during a 10-day revision period. You and I will work together to conduct edits and personalize your resume to the fullest.
  • A fully editable resume (Word Document) that effectively showcases your skills and hard-hitting achievements while selling you to a hiring manager to increase your chances of securing an interview.
  • A resume-editing guide to help you implement changes to your resume in the future so that you're not reliant on me. This guide includes a LinkedIn profile guide to help you use your resume to build your LinkedIn profile. You do not need to hire someone to build your profile for you.
  • Affordable resume updates in the future as you progress in your career; since we won't be starting from scratch, you'll only need to pay for the addition of new jobs.

The Standard Resume is a great choice if:

  • You're looking for a complete excavation of your work history, leaving no stone unturned. 
  • You need to overhaul your current resume completely or build a new one from scratch.
  • You’re the type of person who processes best through conversation.
  • You’re having trouble telling your story and would benefit from having your resume writer ask you questions to draw out your achievements.
  • You feel overwhelmed about where to start and what information to include; you’re not sure what’s relevant to a hiring manager.
  • You want to test drive and sharpen your interview skills, since our conversation will be similar to one that you’ll have with a hiring manager.
  • You’re not sure what you have to offer an employer and need to talk through your skills and work history.
  • You’d like to make a career change in an entirely different industry and need someone to help you make the shift seem logical on paper.
  • You could benefit from a confidence boost through an uplifting conversation that validates and celebrates your achievements.

BUDGET RESUME SERVICE, $375-$450

This basic resume development includes:

  • A collaborative service where I am part writer and part editor; I will develop custom content for your summary and key terms section; you will provide the information for your work history section in a questionnaire, which I will then edit into a resume.
  • A comprehensive introductory questionnaire exploring your past achievements and future aspirations. You are comfortable providing all the relevant information, as there will be no intake conversation to elaborate on your information.
  • A resume draft within 5 business days of start date, complete with a summary, branding statement, and key word optimization with a list of industry-related key terms.
  • Unlimited revisions via email during a 5-day revision process.
  • A fully editable resume (Word Document) that showcases your skills and hard-hitting achievements while selling you to a hiring manager to increase your chances of securing an interview.
  • A resume-editing guide to help you implement changes to your resume in the future so that you're not reliant on me. This guide includes a LinkedIn profile guide to help you use your resume to build your LinkedIn profile. You do not need to hire someone to build your profile for you.
  • Affordable resume updates in the future as you progress in your career; since we won't be starting from scratch, you'll only need to pay for the addition of new jobs.

The Budget Resume is a great choice if:

  • You need to overhaul your current resume completely or build a new one from scratch.
  • You feel confident in your ability to write your story in a questionnaire and do not need any content development assistance for your work history section.
  • You want the expertise of a resume writer but don’t need a full-service experience.
  • You need to save money, but you feel like your current resume is inhibiting your job search.

RESUME REFRESH, $275

This resume facelift includes:

  • A collaborative experience where I develop a custom-crafted summary and branding statement highlighting what you bring to the table as well as key terms section. 
  • Keyword and formatting optimization of your existing resume content to ensure your resume isn’t overlooked by Applicant Tracking Software.
  • Proofreading of your existing resume content to check for spelling/grammar errors and typos.
  • Light editing of existing content to optimize the language and clarity.
  • A fully editable resume draft (Word Document) within 2 business days of start date.
  • Two revisions via email during a revision process lasting up to 5 days from initial draft to receipt.
  • A resume-editing guide to help you implement changes to your resume in the future so that you're not reliant on me. This guide includes a LinkedIn profile guide to help you use your resume to build your LinkedIn profile. You do not need to hire someone to build your profile for you.

The Resume Refresh is a great choice if:

  • You have an existing resume.
  • You need to save money, but you feel like your current resume is inhibiting your job search.
  • You’re looking for a straightforward resume that covers all the bases.
  • You want to ensure your resume passes Applicant Tracking Software criteria.
  • You do not need any content creation other than the development of a summary, branding statement, and key terms.

ADD-ON SERVICES TO SUPPLEMENT YOUR RESUME

TARGETED RESUME, $400

Available as an add-on to the Standard Resume, this service is for job seekers with their hearts set on THE ONE PERFECT JOB--the job that you know was made for you! After creating a Standard Resume, I'll work with you to further customize your resume to the specific needs of a particular job. You'll get two documents: a general resume for any job in your industry, and a separate resume targeted to the position you want the most.

GENERAL COVER LETTER, $150

I’ll create a professionally written and formatted cover letter that introduces you to a hiring manager and effectively communicates the value you bring to the table. My cover letters are fully editable Word Documents that are easily customizable, meaning you won't need to re-write a new cover letter for each application; I'll show you how to adjust the document so that it doesn't look like just another form letter, which will help you stand out against the competition. 

TARGETED COVER LETTER, $250

Similar to the Target Resume service, the Target Cover Letter is for job seekers with their hearts set on THE ONE PERFECT JOB--the job that you know was made for you! While the Targeted Resume is only available as an add-on to a Standard Resume, the Targeted Cover Letter is available to anyone. This service includes a 20-minute intake call, during which we will discuss why the job in particular resonates with you and we'll identify your skills that most align with the role. I will then write for you a fully customized cover letter targeted to the position you want the most.

INTERVIEW CONSULTING$500 ($100 discount with Standard Resume)

Never leave an interview feeling like you missed the opportunity to market your more impressive achievements! Available alone or as an add-on to any of the resumes, this service will perfect your interview skills. During a 60-minute phone interview, you and I will discuss common interview questions, as well as unique questions you've encountered in your experiences. I'll then craft you a custom document with your answers written strategically to convey your truth and serve as a covert sales pitch,  showcasing your most impressive talking points/career achievements. Once you familiarize yourself with the script, you'll come across as nothing less than polished & confident in an interview. 

SERVICES SNAPSHOT

Compare and contrast the services to view what each level has to offer. When you contact me, I'll provide you with a custom quote for each one of the services I offer so that you can decide which one is best for you.
  
INCLUDED SERVICES STANDARD RESUME BUDGET RESUME RESUME REFRESH
Content Development via 90-Minute Intake Conversation X - -
Content Development via Questionnaire  X X -
Phone/Email Revisions Unlimited during 10-day editing process - -
Email-Only Revisions - Unlimited during 5-day editing process 2 revisions during 5-day editing process
Editing Existing Content X X X
Custom-Crafted Summary X X X
Branding Statement X X X
Key Terms Section X X X
Key Word Optimization X X X
ATS-Optimized Format X X X
Proofreading X X  X
Resume-Editing Guide / LinkedIn Profile Guide  X X X
ADD-ON SERVICES *available for additional fee STANDARD RESUME BUDGET RESUME RESUME REFRESH
General Cover Letter X X X
Interview Consulting X X X
Targeted Resume  X - -
Targeted Cover Letter X X X