Thank you for considering me! I am willing to negotiate if you need, but I think this is a good price. I suppose someone may offer you a lower price, but I don't think anyone would give you better results. It all depends on what you are looking for... Here are a few Before & After Resumes as well as examples of work I have done https://showcase.dropbox.com/s/Resumes-Before-After-7ZPPQoJhyON1EfIvdI6Ae
If you are like my other clients you worked hard on your resume, and there are no terrible red flags, but I could make you stand out from other candidates. Your approach is likely typical to most job seekers/resume writers – providing more of a bulleted laundry list of duties rather than communicating what you can do for your current or new employer, depending upon your goal for the resume.
The reason you often hear that a one-page resume is preferred is that the employer often doesn't turn the page on the first pass. That is why I use a customized format for each client- all the important information is included on the first page, which can stand alone if necessary. Expanded information can be provided on a second and even third page if necessary.
An employer will review your resume, at least, three times for three different reasons, so we want your resume to address to those three separate occasions:
#1 Deciding your resume goes in the
Keep or Discard Pile
#2 Deciding if you are an actual candidate
Pick me, pick me!
#3 When called for an interview – to write questions to ask or to refer to during the meeting
I prefer flat rate pricing and usually charge $250 for a resume, $200 for LinkedIn and $75 for a cover letter, my package rate for all three is $425. I am willing to negotiate if you need, but I think these are pretty good prices. I suppose someone may offer you a lower price! I don't think anyone would give you better results. It all depends on what you are looking for...
Typically I have a one-week turnaround, but I have taken as long as a month if a customer needs it. I prefer to finish up as quickly as possible so my client can start the job search process, but sometimes while working together the client decides to change course! This is fine with me as it is sometimes just part of the career planning process.
Here is a short list of what you can expect from my resume writing process:
I will rebuild your resume and your image by ensuring the skills and abilities employers are looking for are highlighted as well as your achievements! I will also change the formatting, which is very easy to modify if you don't like what I develop, or if you would prefer something specifically.
My main goals are to:
1. Make your resume stand out from others.'
2. Make it easy for an employer to pick it up and very quickly see why you warrant a call for an interview!
3. Present your particular information in a way that is appropriate to your job target(s) or goals
4. Use as much of your words as possible to keep it from sounding generic
5. Ensure you are happy with the result and comfortable discussing the contents with a potential employer!
After we are satisfied I will send to my assistant to review for consistency, grammar, etc…
I look forward to assisting you! We can get started today if you like. If you have other questions or concerns, please let me know. Thank you for taking the time to consider me.
PS Here are some sample Profiles and Resumes I have completed: