A resume is "a staunch friend who speaks well of you and can gain
you entrance into
undreamed of opportunities...
It is your most powerful
Martin John Yate
The job market is more ruthless than ever, so you need to be well-armed
to beat the competition. A well-written resume is your first impression to an employer
who receives hundreds to thousands of applications each week. Think of it as a casting call where 500
people are lined up on the sidewalk. Ten
get called back for an interview, five for a second ...but only one gets the job.
my job to weed out trivial details, and highlight your strengths
and accomplishments. I will delve into
your past, flesh out the details, and make you invaluable to your next
employer. You have diamonds in your history, and
as a resume archaeologist it's
my responsibility to mine them.
You should ALWAYS include a cover
letter. Always!!! Don't
even think about sending in a
resume with a sticky note, a generic letter, a one-liner stating "Enclosed
please find my resume,"
or without a cover letter (a sure-fire File 13 [trashcan]
I will need:
- All resumes past and present that
show your employment history (from which I will compile follow-up
questions if necessary).
- Your contact information (address;
phone number that is not your current business and preferably one with
- The position description for which you're
as we will utilize catch words or phrases for database search purposes).
- Any technical, educational
degrees/awards, special skills, professional affiliations that may be of
interest to your employer.
- Any specific terminology to
enhance your credibility.
- Any decision-making and/or problem-solving
skills, track records, etc.
- Personal interests and skills
(i.e., photography, woodworking, writing, etc.) ONLY if applicable to new position.
- References (at least five
business-related only; if your firm wants personal references, that will
be up to you to provide them).
- Addresses of potential employers
for cover letters (if requested).
- Will you want it printed
or on a
CD, or e-mailed?
- I will contact you if further
details are needed.
(All Word documents; PDF provided
at no extra charge)
(These are basic resumes; not Curriculum Vitaes which are much longer and
detailed -- please contact me for further information if that's
Resume, Cover Letter and References
resume longer than 2 pages is not recommended; but can be discussed)
Cover Letter Alone:
Printing on Quality
per set (1 resume/1 envelope)
Plus US Priority Mail Service
you have a resume already done
$10.00 per page
all documents to you:
everything on CD:
for CD plus US Priority