Red Pill vs. Blue Pill
Almost everyone knows the basics of what is considered good resume writing:
Contact information at the top
Start every bullet or paragraph with a powerful verb
Include measurable results wherever you can
Keep the formatting clean and tight
Avoid any typos or mistakes
I call that the "blue pill" of resumes, to borrow a great metaphor from The Matrix.
The work I do is entirely of the "red pill" variety. When you lift up the traditional must-haves of resumes and look beneath them, that's where my master writing comes in to play. I specialize in creating subtexts, developing emotionally compelling narratives, building in very discreet page-turner themes, and designing a "brand" that represents the best version of you.
My resumes are the equivalent of bespoke suits. You purchase a good suit at Men's Warehouse and have it tailored, but it will never communicate the verve and presence that a custom-from-scratch suit does. Bespoke means detail driven and that it is designed to flatter your best assets, fit your cultural, seasonal, and ambition-sensitive environments.
They also capitalize on the most classic aspects of current trends.
If you want to convey breadth of character, knowledge, vision, tenured polish, and industry leadership (or readiness to begin owning these things), you need me.
You don't need a 'good enough' resume, you want a great one.
While other writers produce three a day, I rarely take on more than three a week. My entire focus is on getting recruiters and hiring managers to say, "WOW. We can't lose this one."
If you're not sure you can afford a professional writer, consider just three reasons what a less than great resume costs you:
Endless hours. Recruiters never receive your document because it doesn't have the keywords or formatting to get past their Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
A lowered first impression. You're seen at the lowest end of the pay scale, losing you thousands of dollars in annual income
Lost wages. Your job search takes 2-3 times longer than it should, costing you thousands in lost pay - or added frustration if you're in a role you really want to leave
I'll never pass you off to an underling or outsource you to someone who gets paid a very tiny % of the fee. You'll feel me in your corner, acting as your personal champion to reach your goals.
About 60% of my clients are high-tech, but I also write for engineers, marketing and branding professionals, music and television personnel, executive assistants, project/program managers, construction leaders, and many others.
I am particularly gifted at executive resumes, and those seeking to move up. I also offer job search/career coaching, and LinkedIn profile writing.
Give me a call. Let's make you the rock star of your career!
Resume Packages: $179 - 899
Let me gather your strategic highlights and "sculpt" a set of documents that reflects not only the skills and experiences you offer , but also your character, values, ambitions, and personality strengths. Price point is based on your background breadth and needs (e.g. executive resumes require more work than new grads). Includes coordinating cover letter
(Detailed KSA's for Federal resumes and executive bios are also available, priced separately)
LinkedIn® Profiles...$99 - 299
Almost all recruiters now search LinkedIn for quality candidates prior to posting an open position online. Their thought is, 'Why search haystacks when I can find the needle I want in a sewing kit?" I can use your resume's content to create a keyword-rich profile, draft one entirely from scratch, or design something in between. Tell me your history and I'll recommend the perfect solution for you to get the results you need
Academic CV's...$299 - 1,799
The curriculum vitae (or "VITA") is the industry standard for those seeking employment within academia, science-based roles, some international positions outside the U.S., and those with doctoral or jurisprudence degrees who want to showcase their publications, public speaking appointments, awards, and grant work. Since these documents often span a dozen pages or more the price is determined by research and time involved. Includes customized coordinating cover letter
Creative/Graphic/3D Resumes...-Call for quote-
Graphic and 3D resumes are a unique way to deliver your background and skills in a visual format. Designs range from a colorful infographic document to a custom job-candidate website to a three-dimensional structure or product replica, and always in a manner that showcases the best of what you have to offer in a tangible yet whimsical way
Job Campaign Guide...$85 per hour, or $699 for 10 hours
Want a career coach you can contact throughout the job search process to help you refine your professional presence? I'll partner with you via telephone, text, and/or email to brainstorm job leads, run through interview questions, polish your salary negotiation skills, and much more. Spots are limited
If you'd like someone to gather the details of your life - maybe of a particular journey you've taken or all the possibilities ahead for a new future - this is the document you need. I'll craft something no one else offers; a summarization so nuanced and sensitive that it immediately evokes appreciation and respect in the reader, as well as helping to fuel your sense of pride, self-respect, awe and wonder, and hope or gratitude.
Frequently purchased by or for celebrities, public figures, and philanthropists, as well as gifts for loved ones graduating college, entering new phases, or nearing the end of their life.
This is an excellent foundation document for a firm too, if they wish to identify their deeper strengths and weaknesses, understand what influenced their choices and turning points, or are in need of assistance in creating the vision for where they will go next and what's possible given who they have been
Need anything else? I offer custom solutions at custom price points,
just tell me your budget and goals and I'll see what I can do to help
while staying within your comfort zone. Don't be afraid to ask.
It simply doesn't get any better than that.