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General Questions

I built Scientech Resumes to exclusively serve professionals from all backgrounds and career stages in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. STEM resumes are particularly challenging to write because we need to balance your scientific and technical achievements with their impact on the organization. I combine my industry experience at GMP sites in the US and abroad, a Master's in applied chemistry, and strong writing talents to provide a one-to-one personalized approach where you can openly discuss your technical achievements with a career management professional who gets it. Additionally, I am one of just a few resume writers worldwide with specialty resume writing certifications in engineering and science, IT, healthcare and medical, and accounting and finance. Schedule a free 20-minute discovery meeting today.
Click HERE to schedule a free 20-minute discovery session.   This session will cover the following:
  • Career goals – Where you are now/want to be?
  • Current job search strategies & results
  • Existing resume’s strengths & weaknesses
  • Writing process, service options, and investment
After the session, you will receive a copy of the project proposal, sample resumes, and a summary of our meeting, including 1-2 actionable strategies you can immediately use to strengthen your resume positioning. Once you've decided to pursue a project with me, we'll begin the information-gathering process. Learn more about the STEM resume writing process.
While I have written resumes and other career-marketing documents for people in every major industry, I cater exclusively to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals at every career level, from new graduates to c-level executives, and hold the following specialty resume writing certifications:
  • Certified Resume Specialist in Engineering & Science (CRS+ES)
  • Certified Resume Specialist in Information Technology (CRS+IT)
  • Certified Resume Specialist in Healthcare & Medical (CRS+HM)
  • Certified Resume Specialist in Accounting & Finance (CRS+AF)
All projects are custom quoted based on a client's career stage, desired direction, services required, and the overall complexity of work involved. Most client engagements range from $797 to $2597+. Prices are subject to change without notice. Schedule a free consultation to get a quote.
My clients have realized a multitude of extrinsic and intrinsic benefits, including:
  • Salary increase. Branded, targeted, and evidence-based resumes that communicate measurable results and other value and leverage growth have led to higher salaries.
  • Excellent interview training. The career discovery session compels my clients to refresh their memories on the impact of their contributions within each role and how those achievements will add value to prospective employers.
  • Decreased stress (and insanity). Do you know where to start? What skills and experience do you include? How far back should your employment history go? How do you tackle an employment gap or a career transition? We’ll navigate those challenges together.
  • Confidence boost. My process helps you uncover and articulate what you already know about yourself in a way that resonates with your target employers.
  • Determine your core brand messages. Identifying and communicating your unique value will help you understand what people in your network and key hiring decision-makers need to know about you and gauge your “fit” for a given role.
It's difficult, if not impossible, to write objectively about yourself. Over the years, I've worked with many clients who went with a budget resume service. There are hundreds of them out there, offering low-price services from $150 or less, insanely fast 24-48 hour turnaround time, or unrealistic guarantees (i.e., secure a job in 30 days or less). Others downloaded free resume templates from the Internet, which are not optimized for applicant tracking systems. The lowest price is rarely a bargain in the long run and many of my clients who initially went the budget route wound up paying twice. For more advice, check out 7 Red Flags to Look for When Hiring a Resume Writer and 18 Questions to Help You Choose the Right Resume Writer.
Yes. My clients are located all over the world. I have written resumes for clients throughout the US, Canada, and Europe, as well as those in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. All projects are quoted in US dollars regardless of location. If you need a resume that reflects the style and format of a particular country, let me know!
You can view my client testimonials on various platforms, including Google and LinkedIn.
A legitimate resume writer will charge anywhere from $400 to $1,000+ on average. Scientech Resumes provides a highly personalized, one-to-one service that uses a comprehensive information-gathering process focused on understanding your career goals and identifying and quantifying your career achievements and contributions, where applicable. Anyone can throw up a flashy website and advertise themselves as a resume writer, but resume writing is a serious business that requires a deep knowledge of modern recruitment, hiring, and job search strategies, an ability to objectively analyze how to position a person's unique value, and strong writing skills. While the investment may seem high up front, most of my clients recoup their investment in less than one work week's pay in their new position. For more details on resume ROI, check out my client case studies.  


All payments are processed in PayPal, and all major debit/credit cards, including AMEX, are accepted. Scientech Resumes requires either full or partial payment upfront to prevent any pirating of work. There are 3 payment options: I currently offer 3 payment options:
  • In full, upfront.
  • 2 payments (50/50) – Put down 50% of the project investment (non-refundable) to hold your spot in my calendar for the career discovery session. The remaining 50% will be due after the information-gathering process and before the new document delivery.
  • PayPal Credit Payment Plan. Spread payments out for 6 months at zero interest. This option requires you to create a free PayPal account and apply for PayPal Credit (subject to credit approval), and available only to US-based clients.
Personal checks are accepted. I only recommend this option if you're not in a hurry to receive your new documents. All checks must clear before we begin any work. Please let me know in advance if you plan to use this option.
Since my project lead time averages anywhere from 2-3 weeks, taking on a last-minute project requires significant adjustments to my business and personal schedule. Therefore, all rush projects have a premium but reasonable fee added to the overall project investment. Rush options include:
  • 3 business days – Adds 50% to project investment.
  • 5 business days – Adds 25% to project investment.
  • Weekend consultations – Add $300 to the project investment on top of any 3- or 5-business-day rush fees selected.
If you require a rush service, email kate@scientechresumes.com and you will be invited for a rush 20-minute preliminary meeting ($25 - non-refundable).be let me know during our 20-minute discovery session. Rush projects cannot always be accommodated.

Resume Writing Services

I work one-to-one with each of my clients throughout the entire process. Scientech Resumes does not use subcontractors or outsource any work. Learn more at Meet Kate.
Then you've come to the right place! I've worked with many clients who did not have an existing resume before hiring me. Click here to learn more about the STEM resume writing process.
Yes. All projects include 2 rounds of revisions within 10 business days (Terms Apply). The first round must be received within 5 business days following the new document delivery. All edits are turned around in 2-3 business days. All projects are closed out after 10 business days, barring any separate arrangements made and mutually agreed to. Any edits requested after this timeline will be subject to my $200 hourly fee (1 hour minimum). For more details, check out the STEM resume writing process.
Once the information-gathering process (targeted questionnaire and 30-minute career discovery session) is completed, the actual writing will commence. My standard turnaround time is 7-10 business days (excluding weekends and holidays). For clients with more urgent needs, Scientech offers 3- and 5-business-day rush services. If you think you need rush service, email kate@scientechresumes.com ahead of time for availability since rush projects cannot always be accommodated.
You will receive the finalized resume in the following formats: Microsoft Word, PDF, and an ATS-optimized version in MS Word. These 3 formats will ensure you can present a targeted, branded resume to any employer no matter what application system or scenario you encounter. Note: Scientech Resumes replaced all ASCII plain text resume files with the MS Word (.doc) format. If you require an ASCII plain text version, let me know, and I will create one for you at no additional charge.
No. Federal resumes subscribe to a completely different set of rules, guidelines, and procedures. If you require a federal resume, let me know, and I will refer you to a trusted colleague specializing in the federal resume writing process.
Yes. Once you become a client, you are automatically eligible for returning client update services every 1-2 years.
No worries! All client files are backed up and stored for a lifetime unless you specifically request, in writing, for me to delete them. If your computer breaks down or you lose your documents, call 971.770.1460 or email kate@scientechresumes.com, and I will email them at no charge.
Yes. A second resume will be priced at 50% of the initial resume investment. Please call 971.770.1460 or email kate@scientechresumes.com for further assistance.
No. Any resume writer or service who makes these guarantees is being disingenuous. I cannot control the effort you make in the job search or in leveraging the tools and strategies I equip you with during our engagement. Instead, every client gets lifetime email access, where you can email me any questions related to the job search process, such as interview preparation, recruiter messaging, salary negotiation, LinkedIn networking, etc. Any question is fair game UNLESS you are requesting additional edits outside of our project window, which will be subject to my hourly fee ($200 hour - 1-hour minimum).

LinkedIn Profile Services

The process for creating your new LinkedIn content works the same as the resume service. The content for the different LinkedIn sections (i.e., headlines, summary, experience, skills, etc.) will be delivered to you in an MS Word document. I never request your username and password to get access to your LinkedIn profile. Each LinkedIn service includes bonus content for how to be active on the platform, messaging scripts for building LinkedIn connections, and a 1-hour LinkedIn training session. Additional details about the LinkedIn profile service can be found here.
LinkedIn plays a crucial role in being found for opportunities. Over 94% of recruiters and hiring professionals use LinkedIn daily to find top talent, especially for those hard-to-fill technical roles, and they are looking for you. In fact, many hiring professionals search for candidates using LinkedIn's advanced search functions before posting the position. A keyword-optimized LinkedIn profile gives you several advantages:
  • Rank high in LinkedIn and Google’s search results.
  • Gain exposure to Hiring Managers and Recruiters.
  • Follow companies and search passively for jobs.
  • Research companies, interviewers, recruiters, and hiring managers.
  • Gain social proof and credibility for your skills and talents.
Therefore, it pays dividends to have an engaging and keyword-rich profile that makes it easy for you to be found by employers and other people who need to know you.
There's a common misconception that LinkedIn is your online resume. While we draw on content from your resume to write your LinkedIn profile, the real difference lies in the target audience. A resume that gets results is branded and targeted towards a specific position. You can (and should) have more than one resume that is customized for each role that you apply for. On the other hand, you only get one LinkedIn profile. With LinkedIn, you can reach a much broader audience.  While resumes are rather cut and dry in their nature, LinkedIn is part of the social media universe. Therefore, it's perfectly fine to write your profile in a more casual and conversational tone, using personal pronouns, as if you were speaking directly to the reader. While LinkedIn is a prime destination for applying for jobs, its true purpose is to build meaningful connections and relationships with others in your industry and become a part of the conversation. Our LinkedIn profile development service is a full service that includes the writing, strategizing, keyword optimization, focused branding, and development and improvement of your current LinkedIn profile. This service is NOT a carbon copy of your current resume or the one that we will create for you. 
No. I do not request your LinkedIn username or password as it would violate LinkedIn's terms of service. Each LinkedIn service comes with a 1-hour LinkedIn training session. This session is held on Zoom and covers the following:
  • Key visibility & data privacy settings
  • Content upload
  • Best practices for building connections
  • General/specific questions on using the platform

Other Services

Yes! Coaching services are offered hourly ($200 - 1 hour) in various areas, including job search strategies, LinkedIn networking, and interview preparation techniques. All coaching sessions come with a summary of our discussion and bonus resources. Email kate@scientechresumes.com for more details.
Yes. Typically written for senior executives, c-suites, and aspiring executives, a career biography is an effective storytelling tool that reinforces your core brand attributes and showcases your leadership and management acumen through softer skills.
Yes. If you're a do-it-yourselfer, I recommend checking out our DIY/E-Guides menu, where Scientech is always adding new DIY materials and other valuable resources, jam-packed with insider advice and additional resources, to support your job search endeavors.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? 

Call 971.770.1460 or email kate@scientechresumes.comI make every effort to return all calls and emails within 24-48 hours.