Frequently Asked Questions
WHO DO YOU WORK WITH?
I work with executives and senior-level professionals in the Southern California region (Los Angeles to San Diego) as well as military servicemen and women transitioning into the civilian sector.
Typically, my executive clients are CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Senior VPs, Directors or those looking to advance to these roles and make at least six figures.
My military clients often reach out when applying to Heroes for Hires programs or need help translating their military career to a corporate role.
HOW LONG DOES THE STRATEGY CALL TAKE?
The Strategy Call averages between 45 and 75 minutes. The amount of time varies depending on the level of your current and target roles, extent of your experience, and overall complexity of the project.
Note: Strategy Call is not included in my Resume Refresh service.
HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU SPEND ON MY RESUME?
Resumes are like putting a huge puzzle together – it takes time and all the pieces are essential to get to the finished product. Since each client’s situation is unique and no two resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and cover letters I create are alike, I dedicate on average 15-20 hours on each project. This includes prep work, consulting, research, strategizing, and editing with the goal to make you stand out to decision makers and recruiters. Divide my service prices by the number of hours that goes into the resume process, you’ll see I charge a fairly reasonable rate for the expertise, insight, and results I provide.
HOW DO YOU CAPTURE MY INFORMATION?
Because of my background in recruiting and HR, along with sitting on countless interview panels, I know exactly what information needs to be included in your resume to make you stand out. Through pointed, leading questions specific to your goals and experience, I elicit your career story, draw out your success and accomplishments, as well as showcase your personality, voice, and how you will fit into a company’s culture. Many clients tell me that during interviews, hiring managers have commented that my resumes are very thorough and a lot of their questions had already been answered on the resume.
“During my second interview, the sales manager and CEO, both commented on the thoroughness of my resume and that a lot of their questions had been answered on it! Thank you for the great end product and service!” – Martin R., Sales Rep & Retired Battalion Chief
DO YOU OFFER IN-PERSON APPOINTMENTS?
Not at this time. I have found over the years, that the entire process is much more time effective over the phone, email. (And I never have to worry about myself or clients getting lost or stuck in traffic).
DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS, PAYMENT PLANS, OR CAN I PAY WHEN MY RESUME IS FINISHED?
I understand that with the pandemic and uncertainty about the economy, not everyone can afford to hire a quality executive resume writer. I encourage you to think of my services as an upfront investment that can provide a strong return. Many of my clients receive multiple interview requests within a week of submitting their resumes and many accept offers at their target companies within 4-6 weeks. (view reviews here)
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Just click the Buy Now button under the service or services on my Work With Me page OR you can schedule an Inquiry Call with me where you can share your specific needs and we can discuss what services will work best for you.
HOW AND WHEN DO I PAY?
After you click on the Buy Now button, you'll be taken to my payment processing page. You can pay with Venmo or any other major credit/debit card. Because of the significant time investment on my end, I require upfront payment in full.
DO YOU WRITE FEDERAL RESUMES? DO YOU WRITE MILITARY TO CIVILIAN TRANSITION RESUMES?
As the grandchild of a Rear Admiral and child of a Navy veteran who served in Vietnam, I am honored to help service men and women retiring or transitioning from military life to the civilian sector. I offer a discount on all services for active military and veterans (Use promo code MILITARY).
At this time, I take on Federal resumes for USA Jobs applications on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in a Federal Resume, please schedule an inquiry call or email me BEFORE purchasing so that I can be sure your project is a good fit for my approach.
WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO RECEIVE MY NEW RESUME?
Typically, my turnaround time is 3 to 14 business days from either the Strategy Session or completion of the Online Branding Questionnaire and is dependent on the package you select.
DO YOU OFFER SAME DAY OR RUSH SERVICES?
I do not accept same day or rush orders at this time. Writing a stand-out resume takes time – every word, phrase, and strategy is tailored to your specific situation and target role. I do not "retype" existing resumes.
WILL YOU PERSONALLY BE WRITING MY RESUME OR WILL MY PROJECT BE OUTSOURCES TO OTHER WRITERS?
I do not outsource and work one-on-one with each client. My clients have access to me via phone, text, email, and LinkedIn messaging throughout the process and their job search.
CAN YOU STILL HELP ME WITH MY RESUME AND CAREER DOCUMENTS IF I DON'T LIVE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA?
Yes, of course! While the SoCal job market is my genius zone, I do work with clients looking to either move out of California or relocate to California.