Résumés  and Cover Letters

If you are one of the 38.6 Million who Have Filed For Unemployment Since March, you know the stress and challenges that come with navigating a job search during a pandemic. 


You are asking---Who is hiring? How do I make my resume stand out and get recognized? 

How do I address gaps in employment or lay-offs?

Will my résumé  get through the applicant tracking software (ATS)?

That's why you need me.  I'm a member of both the National Résumé Writers Association (NRWA) and the Professional Association of Résumé Writers and Career Coaches (PARWCC).

I continually study with both organizations. 

I'm a certified professional résumé  writer (CPRW)


In addition, I'm not just a résumé  writer; I was a writer/trainer/instructional designer for many years.

I was a job-seeker who submitted dozens of résumé to employers; so, I understand how your résumé and cover letter are your marketing materials.


* You need a résumé that will get through the applicant tracking software (ATS).

* You want a document that is easy to read, pleasing to the eye, and speaks to your skills and abilities without being a work of fiction. 

* And, did you know you should customize your résumé for each application?

That's why I partner with you on the organizing, developing, and editing; so, you'll have a résumé that expresses who you are and what you've accomplished. Our ultimate goal is always to have your resume effectively and efficiently communicate your value proposition, so you land an interview.

Click here to see two client before/after samples

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Hourly Résumé & Writing Services

Ideal for people who need résumé-review, a single cover-letter, or are looking to beef up an existing document or customize a résumé for a specific job-application.


For a  résumé, my preferred working style is to meet you in person or remotely; so we work together on the résumé during the meeting. You are billed for the meeting time. No work is performed between meetings, unless requested; and that is billed at my standard hourly rate.

For cover-letters or other documents, I can work on it alone or with you. I try to be flexible to keep your costs down.

Standard Billing rate:  $95/hour.
Service includes:
  • Scheduled appointments.

  • Interim PDF's for your review.

  • Updates from Getstart-ed with billing for any in-between session work.

  • Final Microsoft Word version of résumé.

Résumé Package

One price covers everything for the Résumé


The first thing we’ll do is be sure we understand your communication style and unique interpersonal strengths; so, as your ghost writer, I'll be able to write in your voice.  You’ll complete a brief--less than 20 minutes--behavioral assessment consisting of a questionnaire, response form, and evaluation.

Next, I’ll gather your chronological history and ask you some interview-type questions to see what type of quantifiable results and success stories you should showcase.

By the way, the assessment is not a test; there are no right or wrong responses. It’s the best way for you to tell me what I need to know about you.  I'll tell you more about it before you access it.

Package cost:  $525

Package includes:

  • Assessment (Disk - Résumé) and comprehensive report.

  • Report interpretation and discussion time.

  • Session time for  up-to1 month (4-weeks) during which we together  work on your résumé.
    (The time required is usually much less.)

  • Getstart-ed work in-between sessions.

  • Interim PDF's of your in-process résumé.

  • Final Microsoft Word version of your résumé.

(Up-front deposit of $262 required; $263 due upon acceptance of document)




Extra Service: Web Résumé

Getstarted has partnered with ProfilingPros and ResumeSpotlight to offer online web résumés.

  • View your résumé anytime, anywhere on any computer.

  • Print your web résumé from anywhere.

  • Share your web résumé address verbally, as a link, or by handing out your networking (business) card!

Your Web Résumé is secure.  It is not searchable by search engines. No one finds your Web Résumé until you provide your unique link (address). For example: www.resumespotlight.com/typically first initial last name

Pricing: $100

Package includes:

  • Unique web address for your résumé.

  • Online hosting for six months. (Renewals available)

  • Three different versions of your résumé: PDF; printable text version with line break; copy/paste text version for use with online applications.

  • Optional password protection.


Ed Lawrence                       


Natick, MA                          


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