It’s no secret that competition for employment these days is extremely tight. Recruiters and hiring managers receive scores of resumes for one open position.

Your resume has less than 30 seconds to “wow” a potential employer to keep it out of the “no interest” pile. If your current resume isn’t a well-branded, eye-catching, perfectly written document, then—read on…

Why should I have my resume written by a professional writer?

Let’s face it, many of us struggle writing about ourselves. It is one of the most difficult things we have to do.  A professional resume writer has the training and experience to take the pain out of the process and get achieve the desired results – a job you want!

A resume writer can help you identify accomplishments and uncover the gems in your background.  In addition, they know how to best incorporate your skills and experiences for the best effect in your resume.

Why choose me?

There are many good writers out there. However, with my experience, track record and knowledge of 30 years as a Human Resource Director, I know what employers are looking for and what is ‘eye catching’. I have worked in a variety of industries and organizations including non-profit, education, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and sales/distribution, so I have a comprehensive knowledge of various careers.

Because I always want to offer my clients the best possible product and service as possible, I decided to enroll in a  resume certification program. I didn’t want the fastest–I wanted the best. So I enrolled in the Resume Writing Academy which is run by 2 top-notch professionals in the field who are nationally recognized.

Now I can honestly tell you that if you really work at it, you might be able to write an ‘ok resume. But I know I can write you a great resume!

What will my resume look like?

Every resume is customized to your particular skills and expertise. I will develop strategies for your unique circumstances and map your achievements and initiatives to your desired position. Key words are critical for the positions and industries you are targeting as well as design a format that aligns with the marketing strategies.

There is a representative grouping of resume samples available on my web site for your review. Each of these samples was custom-created for real job-seekers.

As a certified resume writer, I create a custom written marketing piece that positions you as a hard-charging, top-performer and delivers a branded message consistent with the level of the position you are seeking.

What is the process?

To start, contact me for a free 30 minute, no-obligation resume review and/or customized resume development quote. Once we have an opportunity to discuss initial recommendations—if we agree to work together, I will send you a questionnaire to help you prepare for our personal in-depth consultation.

During this consultation, we will be focused on discussing your career goals, your key strengths, your accomplishments, and your ability to deliver value—what we call your “brand.”

This is when I go to work for you—integrating your skills and accomplishments into a compelling, powerful resume. Besides formatting your document, I research relevant professions and industries based on your target position(s) in order to determine current keywords and trends. You will end up with a powerfully phrased document with lots of eye appeal, guaranteed to generate interviews—which is what are resume is supposed to do.

You will receive your resume within 5 to 10 business days after our consultation. After reviewing your documents, you would send me any questions or requested revisions. Once your final document is completed, you will receive a Word version.

What does a resume cost?

The cost of a resume depends on a combination of factors including your years of experience, your area of expertise, the level of your targeted position, and the complexity of designing your resume. You can get an estimate by the fee-range. My fees start in the $200’s for new graduates, administrative, and skilled labor. Professionals and executive resumes are more complex and are typically higher. After evaluating your particular situation, I will share that fee for your project will be outlined by me in my client agreement.

I go the extra mile for every one of my clients and will be happy to provide you with a quote before I begin your unique project.

How much is a resume worth?

Consider that you’re not working now and your new resume helps land you a new job in less time than your old resume could. Or suppose your new resume qualifies you for a higher-paying position?

Considering the possibility of these missed opportunities, it’s not hard to imagine that a winning resume might be worth tens of thousands of dollars to you! Looking at it in these terms, a professionally-written resume isn’t an expense—it is an investment in your future.

 

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Although I had your business card for a few weeks, I hesitated calling you until one day, I just felt inspired to contact you. Am I glad I did! After applying for literally hundreds of jobs this past year with not even one interview…after sending the résumé you created for me, not only did I get the interview, but I got the job! I feel that God inspired me to move forward and sent you into my life when I needed it the most. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
—J. Bloomfield, Asheville, NC

 

So, thought I'd brighten your day!  My new supervisor complimented my resume. She said she liked the summary at the top. She also commented that she wasn't positive that my background would've jumped out as a perfect match, but it was written in a way that highlighted my skills as a match for her needs. The resume you wrote for me did much more than any of those things, however. It changed the way I view myself.  It supported me, and gave me a confidence that I was lacking at that time. When I first saw your draft, I didn't immediately connect with it, yet I knew it was all truth. It grew on me, or I grew into it. By the time I walked into those last 2 interviews, I had a new confidence. Something deeper than just knowing I could do the job. I knew I was the right choice. That confidence, that knowing, attracted those jobs to me as surely as my credentials well presented.  It was both, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. 
—J. Everson, Bloomfield, KY

 

I just wanted to write and let you know how much I appreciate your help with my resume. It worked!!! I have had 3 interviews, a step I did not reach before. While I have not received a job offer yet, I know it is just a matter of time before I find a position that is the right fit. Your help with the resume made all the difference!
—L. McLamb Asheville

 

I have built my business through satisfied clients so I cherish testimonials. One of the most stand-out testimonials that was given to me was shared by a client I coached to help her with an upcoming interview.

This client told me later, that she had met a woman at a community event. Jen shared about looking for a position and was telling her about the "biz coach" who prepped her for the interview. The other woman mentioned how she found this excellent person to do her resume and that the résumé itself was highly complemented on in her interview. And best yet, she got the job in the end! In a few minutes, they deducted they were both talking about the same person…ME!

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