How We Work Together
I started this boutique-style resume writing and consulting firm to help STEM professionals like yourself, as well as others who are committed to investing in themselves, gain clarity and focus on your career path, uncover and reinforce your unique skills and value, and articulate what you already know about yourself in a way that gains traction with potential employers.
I am committed to providing top-notch, exclusive, and exceptionally personalized resume writing and consulting services that are centered on getting to know you, understanding your career goals, and redefining that first impression that you make with potential employers so that you secure more (and better) interviews and save time and money by getting into your next job faster.
Your personal brand is your most strategic asset!
Here’s what I want to learn about you through our time working together:
- What lights you up both in and outside of work?
- What things do you not like to do?
- What projects or accomplishments are you most proud of in your career?
- How do your personal passions and values translate to your work performance?
- What sorts of opportunities are most exciting to you and why?
- What are you really good at doing OR what do you really want to get good at doing?
The Writing Process Explained
Before we begin any work together, I require all clients to e-sign and date a copy of my Terms & Conditions and arrange payment for the project, either in full, up front OR through the flexible PayPal payment plan option. These preliminary items will be initiated by me once you let me know that you’d like to hire me and what resume package you’d like to invest in. All payments are processed through PayPal and all major credit/debit cards are accepted, including American Express. From there, the writing process will begin. Here’s how it works:
Schedule your one-to-one consultation session. All one-to-one consultation sessions are scheduled directly through my website using my online scheduler, which can be accessed here (select Resume Strategy Session). There will be a short intake form where you can upload any supplementary documents (i.e. performance reviews, academic transcripts, bio, project-related information, or additional versions of a resume or cover letter) and links to specific job targets. Consultations last between 60-90 minutes. Please build in at least 90 minutes of uninterrupted, or minimally interrupted, time just in case we should use the full time. Supplementary files can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Consultation no-shows or late arrivals (15 minutes) will be billed the full hour of $150. All funds must be paid prior to the re-scheduled consultation appointment taking place. For more details on our one-to-one consultation policy, see Terms & Conditions.
A deep dive into your professional background. During the consultation, we will discuss the achievements, success stories, and performance-specific qualities that set you apart from your competition. This session will serve as the foundation for the personal brand strategy that I will craft to position you for your desired target role(s). The more you collaborate, the stronger the resume (and other documents) that we can produce. All discussions are confidential and any information or documentation you provide is never shared.
The writing process begins. After the consultation, the resume magic begins. All new documents are delivered electronically at my standard turnaround time of 7-10 business days (excludes weekends and public holidays) AFTER our one-to-one consultation has taken place. If you need your new documents sooner, I offer both 3- and 5-business day turnaround times for a premium, but reasonable fee. Please let me know in advance if you think you’ll need a rush service since I cannot always accommodate rush projects depending on my project schedule.
I do my best to keep our communications to a minimum and discuss and/or send any additional questions to you all at one time. In the meantime, you are welcome to stay in contact with me throughout the entire writing process. You will receive periodic updates on your project status.
Fine-tuning your new documents. Once you have received your new documents, you will have 30 business days to review them and request unlimited revisions (subject to Terms & Conditions). The majority of edits are typically minor and can be handled through email, phone/video chat, or a combination of both.
All revisions are turned around within 48 hours. I will work with you to ensure we have conveyed the core messages, captured your relevant success stories, and infused your personality and tone of voice into your new documents.
Approve your project. All projects are finalized by the end of the 30-business day revision period (subject to Terms & Conditions) If an extenuating circumstance should occur, let me know and we can make separate arrangements to accommodate you. Examples of extenuating circumstances include sudden illness (you or a family member), death in the family, natural disaster, planned travel/vacation period, etc. Once you give approval for your project, this signifies your 100% satisfaction. Final edits must be received no later than 2 days prior to the project finalization date in order to allow for sufficient time to turnaround final edits.
Stay in touch. The relationship does not end once you walk away with your brand new resume package. Our service is built (and thrives) on longevity, accessibility, and long-term professional partnerships. I always enjoy hearing from my clients about how the job search process is going, especially their success stories, in which many of our clients have credited our marketing solutions to helping them land more (and better) interview opportunities.