Why should you invest in a professional resume?
In today’s economy looking for a job is tough and without a well written resume that will grab a recruiter’s attention your chances of success will be impacted. Additionally most on line jobs use something called an applicant tracking system (ATS). If you don’t understand how this works and how to apply this to your resume, your chances of a recruiter even finding you will be slim to nil. If they can’t find you, they can’t hire you! This impact costs you money, time and frustration.
A well written resume opens doors, brands you and makes you visible to recruiters. If it works, you work and if it doesn’t work, you don’t work. Quite simply it is the most financially important document you will ever own.
This means that writing a resume is serious business that:
- Requires an understanding of how recruitment and hiring strategies affect resumes.
- Demands the clarity of someone that can provide the objective analysis to decide how best to market you.
- Must have someone who has the understanding of how resumes need to be structured and written as resumes abide by their own set of rules and can teach you how to apply these.
#1. A contract is completed and the fee paid to initiate the process.
#2. A 60 – 90 minute interview to understand who you are, what you are looking for and any other critical information required to complete your resume. This will include an explanation of ATS systems, how recruiters work and think, plus a training session on how to develop your accomplishment stories/statements and how these impact your resume and your interview.
#3. Your homework assignment – I will send you a package to develop your accomplishment stories. Once developed and sent to me I will create your first draft resume.
#4. First draft – review – a walkthrough of your resume, make any changes or additions.
#5. Completed resume sent plus cover letter template. Final draft review, sign off by client and submit final payment. Up to two revisions of your resume are included with your package. Additional revisions will be charged at the regular hourly rate of $150.00 per hour.
#6. Your final resume is sent to you with unrestricted access.
Additional Resources for you:
#1. ATS tip sheet
#2. Common interview questions
#3. Career Planning check list
Entry Level Resumes – $400 + HST
Students, New Grads & Professionals with up to 3 years’ experience (Non-Management)
Professional Resume – $550 + HST
Professionals with 3-10 years’ experience, not in management and not in IT or other Science/Technical careers.
Mid-Career Resume – $650 +HST
Professionals with 10+ years’ experience, not in management and not in IT or other tech areas.
Science, Technology & IT Professionals – $750 + HST
All science & IT individual contributors above 3 years’ experience.
Career Changers – $750 + HST
For all career changers and returnees to the workplace with more than 3 year’s total experience.
Management Resumes – $750 + HST
All managers with hiring and firing responsibilities for individual contributors.
Executive Resumes – please inquire
For senior management with bottom-line fiscal, hiring and firing responsibilities for managers.