The Writing Process

HOW SCIENTECH'S PROCESS WORKS
I offer a highly personalized, one-to-one STEM resume writing service that involves a 3-step writing process. Most projects average anywhere from 10-15+ hours, with 2+ hours of coaching and consulting time, and Kate handles your project from the beginning to the end. Each resume I craft is unique and adheres to modern resume writing trends, including strategic keyword optimization to navigate applicant tracking systems (ATS) and help you get found by people that need to know you.

1) Preliminary 20-Minute Discovery Session


Before we begin any project, I require a preliminary, free 20-minute session (Schedule HERE), which covers:

  • Your career goals (where you are now & where you want to be)
  • Job search challenges, strategies used, and results, if applicable
  • Existing resume’s strengths & weaknesses, if you have an existing resume
  • The writing process, service options, and investment

This session helps to get a better understanding of your needs and career goals. Once you have decided to hire Scientech, I will provide you with a targeted information questionnaire that is designed to help you dig deep and uncover your unique value, including specific career accomplishments, hard/soft skills, and other key contributions that align with your desired career target(s).

2) The Information Gathering & Career Discovery Process


Information Gathering: Following completion and return of the questionnaire, I will review it and compare it to your existing resume (if you have one) and supplementary information you provided, and perform additional research on your career target(s).

Supplementary information can include, but is not limited to:

  • Sample job postings (1-3) that reflect your desired career target(s)
  • Current and former performance reviews
  • Alternative versions of a resume or cover letter
  • Personality assessments (i.e. Myers Briggs, DiSC, StrengthFinders, etc.)
  • Professional bio
  • Specific information regarding projects you led and supported

DO YOU PREFER A NON-QUESTIONNAIRE ALTERNATIVE?
We can start the process more quickly and save you the hassle of filling out a lengthy questionnaire by collecting all of the required information in a 60-90-minute Zoom interview session. The non-questionnaire supplement can be added to any resume and LinkedIn package for an additional investment of $225.

30-Minute Career Discovery Session: You will be invited to book a 30-minute career discovery session to expand and clarify the information you provided in your questionnaire. We will also cover your key career themes and the strategy for crafting your new resume (and other documents).

If the non-questionnaire supplement is selected, the 30-minute career discovery session will not take place.

Anything you share with me throughout the duration of the project is kept confidential.

Rush Services: For clients with more urgent needs, I offer 3- and 5-business day delivery options at an additional investment. Please email kate@scientechresumes.com ahead of time to check for availability since rush projects cannot always be accommodated.

Unless a rush service is purchased, all documents will be delivered at the standard turnaround time of 7-10-business days following the conclusion of the 30-minute career discovery session or the 60-90-minute interview session if the non-questionnaire supplement is selected.

Rush fees are calculated in the following manner:

  • 3-business days: 50% of the original project investment
  • 5-business days: 25% of the original project investment
  • Weekend consultation/work will add $300 to the overall project investment

PROJECT AVAILABILITY
Since Scientech often has a 1-2 week waiting list for new client projects, it is critical that you show up on time and be prepared to fully participate in the process. Scientech sends email and text reminders 3 days, 1 day, and 1 hour before any and all career discovery and coaching sessions.

  • Career Discovery Session No Show.

Should you fail to show for the session, you will be billed $75 to compensate for missed time and taking away a project time slot that could have been reserved for another client. No rescheduling will occur until the $75 no-show fee is compensated.

  • Career Discovery Session Late arrival.

Arriving more than 15 minutes late to the session without notice will be considered a no-show and you will be billed the $75 for lateness. The session will not be extended beyond the 30-minute timeframe due to lateness.

  • Last-minute Rescheduling.

I understand that personal emergencies can surface, which may prevent you from keeping your scheduled appointment time. I do ask for at least 24 hours advance notice for cancellation. Rescheduling with less than 24 hours’ notice will incur a $25 missed appointment fee. No rescheduling will occur until the fee is rendered.


Non-Questionnaire Supplement (60-90-Minute Interview Session)

If the non-questionnaire supplement is selected in lieu of the targeted information questionnaire, we will collect information by scheduling a 60-90-minute interview session. Scientech sends email/text reminders 3 days, 1 day, and 1 hour before the session.

Scientech’s average waiting list time is between 1-2+ weeks out. Therfore, it is imperative that you show up on time and be prepared to fully participate in the process, or risk delaying the project.

  • 60-90-Minute Interview Session No Show.

Should you fail to show for the session, you will be billed $150 to compensate for missed time and taking away a project time slot that could have been reserved for another client. No rescheduling will occur until the $150 no-show fee is compensated.

  • 60-90-Minute Interview Session Late arrival.

Arriving more than 15 minutes late to the session without notice will be considered a no-show and you will be billed the $150 for lateness. The session will not be extended beyond the 60-90-minute timeframe due to lateness.

  • Last-minute Rescheduling.

I understand that personal emergencies can surface, which may prevent you from keeping your scheduled appointment time. I do ask for at least 24 hours’ advance notice for cancellation. Rescheduling with less than 24 hours’ notice will incur a $25 missed appointment fee. No rescheduling will occur until the fee is rendered.


Coaching Services: Scientech offers supplementary job search, interview preparation, networking, and LinkedIn coaching services on an hourly basis that can be added on at any time during the project duration. No-shows and late arrivals to coaching sessions will result in a $150 fee to compensate Scientech for missed time. No rescheduling will occur until the $150 fee is rendered.

3) The Revision Process


All documents are delivered to you by email within 7-10-business days, unless a rush service is purchased, after the 30-minute career discovery session takes place.

I want my clients to be happy and feel confident with their new resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, and other documents. Most revisions are minor and can usually be handled by email. Each resume package includes:

  • 2 rounds of revisions. The first round must be received within 5 business days following document delivery.
  • A 30-minute project strategy session to discuss ANY AND ALL changes to your documents.

The 30-minute project strategy session must be scheduled within 5 business days following new document delivery, unless separate arrangements have been made and mutually agreed to.

Once I receive your revision requests, via email or discussed in the 30-minute project strategy session, you will receive your revised documents within 2-3 business days. You will have one more round of revisions, due in 5 business days. The second round is for the purpose of final proofreading and minor edits.

No major rewriting will occur at the final revision stage. Introducing new information during the revision process, not discussed in the questionnaire or the 30-minute career discovery session, will be billed at $150/hour (1-hour minimum).

Document Finalization: Your final resume will be prepared and emailed to you in the following 3 formats.

  • MS Word
  • PDF
  • ATS-Optimized MS Word

Any further revisions requested after project finalization will be billed at $150/hour (1-hour minimum).

PROJECT FINALIZATION
All projects are finalized in 10 business days unless separate arrangements have been made and mutually agreed to. Scientech makes efforts to follow up with each client via email but you are solely responsible for meeting this deadline.

Guarantees & Benefits


Our relationship does not end once you walk away with your brand new resume package.

My services are built on longevity, accessibility, and long-term professional partnerships. I always enjoy hearing from my clients about their job search progress (especially success stories) many of whom have credited our partnership to landing more (and better) interview opportunities.

As a client, you are eligible for and benefit from:

  • Returning Client Update Service. Come back every 1-2 years for an update at a special returning client rate.
  • Client Referral & Rewards Program. Earn a $50 credit any time you refer someone who invests in services.
  • Unlimited Email Access. Email me any questions related to job searching, networking, interview prep, etc.
  • Lifetime Document Storage. Lose your documents? Email kate@scientechresumes.com and I’ll send them to you (no charge).
  • Bonus Content. Access to valuable content on modern job search, resume branding, and networking to set you up for success.

 

 

 

 

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