How much does a resume cost?
My service is customized and each client is unique. Cost is based on several factors like career level, quality of content provided, and selected options. I offer affordable, fair, and competitive pricing for my packages which often include much more than a resume revision. My typical range is between $300-$500+; however, I do offer student and military rates and try to accommodate special situations.
*Update 04/2020: I am committed to offering customers flexibility and support during this time. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions regarding rates and options.
How can I prepare for a consultation? What do I need to have ready to order?
Your working resume or comprehensive career history is the most important thing. You can email this prior to our meeting, which allows me to formulate any additional questions.
Another crucial item is a photo or preferably a professional headshot. While this is not required and may not be appropriate for all clients, it will be recommended for most. I do utilize Photoshop and can edit photos, so many of my clients have a friend or family member take shots. I do recommend a professional photo and have three local photographers listed on my
There are additional items I may request, such as professional references, community interests, training, etc., but your career history and a photo are key.
How long does a resume package take to complete?
I prefer for the entire process to take no more than 2 weeks. You should have career history and recommended photo(s) ready for our consultation; this will help ensure a prompt turnaround. If you decide you want to order a package, I produce resume draft(s) in approximately 7-10 days.
Once resume drafts are emailed, I allow up to another 7 days for client review and change request. Agreed-upon edits are made promptly, matching documents are completed, and the package is typically finalized within the 2-week timeframe.
Can I cancel my order? What if I secure employment before delivery?
Due to the nature of my service and this industry, my service cannot be cancelled once ordered. 50% non-refundable deposit is due at time of order and the remainder is due upon completion.
Can I edit my new resume? Can the text be scanned for keywords (ATS)?
Most of my packages include more than one version of the resume; this is done to address the many needs of my customers. I create a custom, more graphic PDF resume, and update a simple Word version as well.
Adobe PDF Resume: Ideally 1-Page. Color, Optional Photo, Optional Graphic Elements
(This can be edited with Adobe Acrobat Pro, which is a paid version of popular Adobe Acrobat Reader). This PDF file can be scanned for text and will upload without issue onto most websites. Unlike a Word or text file, in which graphic elements can easily become distorted, a PDF file will typically upload, email, and print, beautifully and consistently. This is my format of choice, as PDF software is now widely used and commonplace.
Microsoft Word Resume: Typically longer than 1-Page. Chronological and less colorful. This Word version is meant to be copied and pasted, or uploaded onto specific job search websites. The content is given the same consideration, edited and updated, but design is intended to remain minimal in order to meet certain desired criteria.
Can you work with me long-distance?
Yes. While I prefer that we schedule a brief in-person meeting, I frequently work with customers in other cities and states. We can converse over email, telephone, and/or Skype.
Are revisions and updates included?
Once drafts are emailed, client has up to seven days to request edits within reason, prior to finalization.
One future update is included with your initial cost; this is good for six months after purchase and extends to adding a new position or amending text for industry buzz words.
I do reserve the right to charge for any extra service, which can include multiple edits or revisions. I frequently assist my clients at little or no cost when requests are within reason. Past clients receive substantial discounts on future services and my primary goal is always to please my customers and obtain referrals.
What other services do you offer?
I promote "elevating your presentation," which extends to several avenues, namely on paper, online, and in person.
On Paper: Resume/Career Packages, Curriculum Vitaes, Profiles & Bios, 30-60-90-Day Integration Plans, Creative One-Pagers for Sales Reps, Entrepreneurs, & Corporate Clients
Online: LinkedIn & Social Media Updates, Online Application Assistance, Federal & Military Applications, KSA Assistance, Website Proofreading, Personal & Corporate Bios
In Person: Interview Coaching, Goal Setting, Networking & Recruiter Connections, Speeches
Do you offer rush service?
Yes, in most instances I can provide rush assistance. There will often be an upcharge for rush service, which fluctuates and is decided at time of order.