HOW THE PROCESS WORKS
Contact Me + Send Current Resume or Narrative of Work History + Confirm Career Goal + Obtain A Quote + Place Order + Send Job Ads of Interest + Answer A Few Questions In Writing + Participate In A Scheduled Info-Gathering Call + Allow Up To 2 Weeks To Receive Your First Draft + Suggest Revisions + Receive MS Word and PDF of Finalized Resume.
- Email your current resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a brief overview of your career goals
- Review a price quote based on my understanding of your career path and direction.
- Participate in a scheduled call to discuss next steps.
- Place your order.
- Send me 2 job ads from Indeed.com or LinkedIn.com (text based, not screenshots)
- Complete a handful of questions in writing.
- Send the responses back ASAP.
- Allow up to 3 weeks for the first near-complete draft.
- Review the draft in MS Word.
- Use the Comments feature in MS Word to suggest edits or email a list of items you would like me to change. Then, email it back to me.
- Allow a few days to receive a revised resume.
- Suggest more changes or approve the resume.
- Request a call if you prefer to discuss. NOTE: I must have your suggested edits in writing. Conversation is only for clarity.
- Once approved, you will receive the finalized files in both MS Word and PDF file versions.
- Last, but not least, I am always an email or phone call away after we finalize in case you have questions.
MY RESUME APPROACH
In addition to creating a tailored career profile that includes the right keywords, I like to create a backstory to frame your experience and your achievements. That is what we collaborate on: Your experience. Your backstory. Your achievements. I take care of the design, wording, and strategy.
Resume writing requires critical thinking and lots of creativity in terms of how the information should flow, what the messaging should be, and how the resume should be designed – from modest to modern. I take many things into consideration that influence the resume strategy, such as the business environments you’ve worked in and/or are targeting. For example, startup ventures, high-growth companies, and brick ‘n clicks.
Moreover, I shape your brand to put you in a certain light. For example, are you a turnaround strategist? Maybe you are an industry trailblazer who has taken risks to drive the success of new business ventures. These “X factors” will grab and hold a reader’s attention and encourage them to call you.
You can request a refund if I have not completed your resume yet. Your order will be converted to a credit that you can use at a later time or transfer it to someone who qualifies for the same or higher price point. If a higher price point, they will be required to pay the difference.
Many hours and consultation goes into the process. I trust that you hired me because you were referred or have done your research on my services e.g. resume samples and credentials. When considering the extensive hands-on process that has a value in and of itself, coupled with an intense resume development process that reflects our shared vision for your resume and the information that you provided me, a monetary refund is not offered.
However, because I stand behind my work and value our professional relationship, I will work with you to understand what it is that you would like to see changed. You will have 30 days to work with me on changes. As this is more than ample time for edits, the resume will be considered finalized.
Once shopping the resume, if you do not get a job interview after six months, it is important to understand why — as the resume is NOT the only factor involved. There are many extenuating circumstances such as your job search approach, being over or under qualified for whatever reason or if the position was filled but they have not taken the announcement down, as well as other reasons that have nothing to do with the resume. For example, your competition. It it not feasible for either one of us to fix a resume that is not broken, so it is important to identify whether it is the resume or something else. Again, how saturated the market is at the time, if they hired someone else – even internally, if you are qualified, or other circumstances. For example, your career path not what they require or if are transitioning to a position that your competition has several years experience in a certain area. Even the strongest with all the right elements e.g. branding, keywords, messaging, backstory, and accomplishments might not measure up if they are looking for something you do not have, e.g. a credential, level of experience, or preferred career path (not a complete transition) it would be beyond the scope of the resume. It is too easy to blame it on the resume. However, I’m am here to help you identify what that might be and to help you overcome those hurdles.
Email me at email@example.com to schedule a call. I will email you back the same day to coordinate.
Please attach your current resume to the email, let me know that you have been to my website, and briefly explain your situation e.g., “I am a Director of Sales in the digital marketing space with more than 20 years of experience. I need a resume for a possible opportunity internally, but am interested in outside opportunities, as well.”
Thank you for considering my services. I look forward to hearing from you!
Ann Baehr, President & CPRW
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