Many people turn to a professional resume writer to create a new resume for them. Whether it be that you are looking for a new job, graduating from college and looking for your first internship, or trying to land a promotion in your existing company, a professional resume can go a long way in getting you noticed.
Unfortunately, many individuals end up choosing a larger company because they often feel that they will get a better level of service or that the individuals will be more experienced. As someone with 7+ years of professional resume writing experience and 10,000+ documents completed, that isn’t the case. To help you make an informed decision about who you should hire, consider the
More Personalized Service
One of the biggest things you will find when dealing with a larger company is you don’t get the personalized level of service you desire. In fact, you don’t even get to talk to a person other than through email or a messaging service. Well, that is unless you want to pay through the nose to do so. With me, you can contact me through phone, email, or text message anytime you desire. I am happy to hop on a phone call with you without charging you extra to do so.
I offer flat-rate pricing, so you always know what you are getting upfront. You don’t have to worry about finding out after the fact that the person who sold you on their background isn’t the person you are going to work with throughout the process. That isn’t how I work. I take the time to speak with you from the beginning through to completion.
Over the years, I have worked for probably 6-12 different resume writing companies. In fact, the first one I started with is one of the main ones still today. It seemed like all these companies ran out of work for one reason or another or the level of service they provided just wasn’t what I was used to from working in the corporate world.
That’s when I decided to take all the knowledge gained and put it to use for my own customers. After all, I still know just as much as I did when I worked for these other companies. In fact, I actually know more because I chose to educate myself on the changes in resume standards with each passing year. Just because I don’t have hundreds of employees that doesn’t mean I am less experienced. In reality, you are getting someone with guaranteed experience and not just someone that a big company chose to hire with no experience in the field.
Limited Contact Hours
With many of the other companies I worked for, you were only allowed to contact clients M-F from 8a-5p. While that might work for some individuals, it doesn’t work for everyone. In fact, that’s the same schedule many clients are on right now. How can someone talk to you about their resume when your hours are the same as theirs? It’s impossible and frustrating to say the least.
I don’t hold traditional hours. If you need to contact me at8p on a Friday or 3p on a Saturday, you can rest assured that I will be there to answer your questions. I don’t put you on hold until Monday morning at 8a rolls around. If I am near my phone or computer, I will try to respond right away. Regardless, you will never be stuck waiting longer than 24 hours to hear back from me.
All my pricing is flat-rate. I don’t charge a bunch of extras just because you wanted another revision or you needed to speak to me via phone. Once you pay for your resume or LinkedIn profile, that’s it. I will work with you to ensure you are taken care of every step of the way – within reason of course. If you come back a month later and ask for revisions, there will be a nominal charge for that. But, if you ask for two revisions within the first two weeks of receiving your drafts, that isn’t going to be a problem.
Many companies are charging hourly rates to make their prices sound more reasonable. But, here’s the problem with that. Can you honestly say you know how many hours they worked on your documents? No one can, and they know that. They can charge you whatever they want, and you can’t say anything about it because you can’t prove otherwise. Also, what happens when you want revisions or need to speak to someone via the phone? Guess what? More charges are coming your way.
It’s because of those reasons that I don’t believe in hourly fees. I believe in providing you with accurate upfront pricing right from the start. Once you pay for my service, that’s it. The only time you will pay for anything else is if you want to add on additional services or you waited a month to ask for revisions. All in all, I am extremely flexible and go out of my way to accommodate your schedule.
When dealing with many of these other companies today, you will find that you are just another number in the grand scheme of things. The reason why is because many of these other companies are simply ‘resume mills’ for lack of a better term. Their goal is to get you in and out the door as quickly as possible. Hence the reason why they only allow one maybe two revisions via email and no phone calls. They simply don’t have the extra time to spend going through everything with you.
I won’t make you feel like another number in my calendar. You will be provided with the information you need throughout the process. No question is too small or unimportant. All questions matter and should be answered. All my clients are treated with the respect they deserve and aren’t shuffled through the process in an attempt to move on to the next individual.
No Lengthy Questionnaires
One of the things I found with a lot of the other resume writing companies I worked for is that they require their clients to fill out this long and drawn out questionnaire that takes forever to do. Who wants to spend forever completing 15-25 pages of questions just to end up more stressed out in the end? I have a simple questionnaire that is designed to provide me with the missing information needed to compile your new drafts. My goal is to make the process as simple and stress-free as possible.
Not only is my pricing all listed right up front, but it is also very affordable. Because I don’t have a bunch of people working for me, I can provide you with a rate that isn’t going to make you feel like you are going broke in the process. Many of the companies I once worked for charged anywhere from $600 to $1,500 for a resume. If you want to add a LinkedIn profile, that’s another $250 or more. At the end of the day, you were spending what most people make in a month. I work hard to provide you with a price that is affordable while still providing you with the quality of service you deserve.
Do you have a specific budget you need to stay within? No problem. I can help with that as well. I just need to know what it is that you are looking for and how much you have available to spend. Then, I can customize a package designed with your unique needs in mind.
To find out more about my background and training, feel free to reach out via email or phone.