Résumés and Cover Letters
The purpose of a résumé is to land you an interview, not to land you a job.
The résumé is your primary marketing document.
You wonder--- How do I make my résumé stand out and so I get recognized?
How do I address gaps in employment or lay-offs?
Will my résumé get through the applicant tracking software (ATS)?
A résumé is not a listing of everything you've done in your entire life. It is a concise description of your accomplishments. It should summarize what you have to offer an employer; your added value.
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 not only a certified professional résumé writer (CPRW), I'm also a member of the committee that judges the applications for the CPRW certification.
In short, I will help you express your added value.
Finally, I've been a job-seeker who through the years submitted résumés to employers, and a person who interviewed candidates for positions; so, I understand how the résumé and cover letter are your marketing materials. I know how a great résumé can stand out.
I partner with you on the organizing, developing, and editing; so, you'll have a résumé that expresses who you are, what you've accomplished, and will make it through the applicant tracking software (ATS). My ultimate goal is to have your resume effectively and efficiently communicate your value proposition, so you land an interview.
I offer standard hourly billing and packages (Click here to view Pricing.)
Customers often ask how many hours it takes to obtain a well written résumé.
For my customers, the typical time ranges from 3-5 hours. This usually includes my spending 1-2 hours reformatting the customer's original document and studying the customer's industry and role. This saves a lot of time in the long run. But, a lot of the timing depends on the state of the original document and thus how much work needs to be done.
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
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.