P.S. I've never had to do this because I write A+ quality resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles that result in interviews!
I am more than a writer, I am a great storyteller. I capture the readers attention within the first 10 to 30 seconds so the reader feels too guilty not to call you for an interview! Just ask my clients like these...
"Hi Joe, I want to say, thank you, Joe, for your service that offered me immense help in landing this new job. I want to thank you in person when I travel to San Diego again." – CW, Feb. 2021
"Hi Joe, I hope all is well with you, just wanted to give you an update. I’m in the process of being hired! I just wanted to Thank you for all your help, with my resume and the mock interviews helped tremendously! I felt much more confident with my responses and you making my answers flow naturally. :)." – LL, Feb. 2021
"I have commissioned Joe to help me rebuild my resume and cover letter and difference is night and day. He is very responsive, helpful and is willing to support through the job search. Many thanks!" – SV, Feb. 2021
"Thank you for your quick work! Looks amazing and much better then I could have ever came up with." – CL, Jan. 2021
"Thank you for creating my new resume. It looks fantastic! I also really like the thank you letter and cover letter as well." – JG, Jan. 2021
“Great news, I was offered and accepted a Senior Component Engineer position. Thanks again for your help. I will be forever grateful to you." – HB
“Thank you with your help over the last 45 days – starting with the resume and LinkedIn page and finishing with pre-interview advice. I received a job offer today for a position that I was happy to accept." – TH
You can review more client testimonials (at bottom) or on my Google, Yelp, or LinkedIn pages. If you'd like to speak with any of my clients, I am happy to put you in touch. Each semester, I also teach a “Resume, LinkedIn Profile and Cover Letter Writing” class through the San Diego Community College District.
MY UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE
Unlike a lot of my competitors, I’m not just a writer. Sure, I write resumes, cover letters, thank you letters, LinkedIn profiles and more. Yet at its core, I'm first and foremost an accomplished career marketing expert – because a resume (and everything associated with your job search) is marketing. So before any writing begins, there must be a realistic marketing strategy because if the telephone isn’t ringing requesting interviews, that’s unsuccessful marketing, which is not why you hired me! I am also a great storyteller. I capture the readers attention within the first 10 to 30 seconds so the reader feels too guilty not to call you for an interview!
Based in San Diego, I write both private sector and federal resumes across all industries. I also write resumes for executives as well as bios.
MY FOUR-STEP WRITING PROCESS AND HOW WE'LL WORK TOGETHER
Step 1 – Setting up Free Telephone Consultation
I work by telephone appointment. You can pick a specific day and time best for you based on my calendar.
Alternatively, you may call me anytime at 858-531-7128 or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. If not using the calendar, please let me know some specific day/time windows good for you. I am based in San Diego. If you are currently working and would like to speak before or after business hours, or on weekends, I am happy to accommodate. Just let me know.
In advance of the consultation, if you have an existing resume and/or LinkedIn profile, please email to me. If you don’t, that’s ok, too. You may also email me some links to jobs that are of interest to you.
Step 2 – Discussion During Free Telephone Consultation
During the consultation, I’ll be able to learn more about goals and you can ask me any questions you have. Once we’ve determined the services you need, I’ll provide you with a price quote and a timetable for completion. My rates are considered moderate compared to my competitors (feel free to read my reviews that attest to this). This quote will include all editing and telephone and email communications until you are satisfied with the final documents.
Most orders can be completed with three to five business days or less. If you require RUSH service, please let me know asap.
If you don’t know the job or career you wish to target, we’ll need to figure that out first before determining a resume strategy. Visit my Career Change page to learn more about these services.
Step 3 – Getting to work: Strategy and Content Collection Call
Prior to writing, we’ll schedule a telephone appointment and have a strategy session. This is a vitally important step that separates me from a lot of other resume writers (many of whom are not career coaches).
You will find many resume writers don't offer telephone service whatsoever and instead have you "fill out a form" to collect content. This is counter-productive. Aren't they supposed to be working for you? I offer personalized service.
The strategy call is essential. Most resumes I see, job seekers sell themselves way short. I never let that happen with the resume I write for you. I’ll collect the content I need to achieve your goals and write a A+ quality draft for you.
Step 4 – Resume Review
We’ll discuss the initial draft within 24 to 48 hours of our strategy call. The resume will be completed first, followed by additional services you've ordered such as a cover letter writing and/or LinkedIn profile writing.
In virtually all cases, most clients have minor edits during this call, so the remainder of the service can be completed without scheduling another phone call. However, if more calls are required, that's no problem.
RESUME WRITING TESTIMONIALS
“Hi Joe, the past three weeks I got more than six interviews. The good news is that I started a new job. Joe, it is so great to wake up every morning and to go to work with a smile, GOD BLESS YOU.” – SL
“I had no idea how to market myself as a professional and as a result had a resume which was unsellable to say the very least. Joe gave me advice that led to a transformation of my resume. I found employment within a week of rendering his services. I would STRONGLY recommend Joe. He knows what he is doing and he genuinely wants to help you achieve your goals.” – JW
"Within a week after the new resume I already started to get interviews and I got a job offer about 6 weeks after! I think also talking to him about what I'm looking for and having a strategic approach really helped (I was very selective about my applications - I think I only applied to about 12 or so)." – AG
“Joe was instrumental in helping me achieve my goal of writing a concise and effective resume. Joe supported me through every step of the process from the rough drafts to the final product. The end result was several job interviews and a solid job offer.” – SB
"Joe, I can happily tell you I've received a job offer from a great company and I am confident it's because the improvements you made to my resume (that) got my foot in the door and gave me a chance to convince them in person I was the right person for the job." – WJ
"The resume Joe wrote for me has helped me get lots of attention. I was told by a Regional Manager of a large company here that my resume was very impressive. I’m getting interviews. Joe is easy to work with and very supportive and his prices are affordable. Joe thought the best plan was to first start with a strategy. We agreed on a realistic strategy to target the resume before he did the writing. His advice is very logical and practical. Joe really focuses on bringing out accomplishments on a resume! He has followed up with me to see how my job search has been going (good!), which I appreciate. I would recommend his services to anyone that needs a career counselor, new resume, help improving their interviewing skills or overall job search." – SC
"Joe is a fantastic writer who writes resumes that give immediate results. His deep and detailed knowledge of professional resume writing put me way ahead of others in the job environment. I highly recommend Joe for your resume needs." – PR
"I worked with Joe and I was successful in finding a job. I rehired him again this year to update my resume. Joe is very professional, accurate and his guidance is comprehensive." – RS
"I hired Joe to write my resume and found him to be extremely professional and knowledgeable about not just resumes but job search in general. He was very nice to talk to, answered all my questions and gave me straight up advice that I really appreciated. He did a great job with my resume and I trusted his judgment and ability so much that I later reached back out to him for his advice on a possible second resume targeting a different audience. Joe was always very proactive and forthcoming with his suggestions. I got the sense he really enjoys what he does and sincerely likes helping people. I would definitely recommend his services! Joe also provides a free consultation, which I really like also." – TB
"I took Joe's class a couple of weeks ago and it was phenomenal. He communicated the strategies behind making your resume stand out very effectively. What I loved most were the real-world examples of his work. The entire class could tell from the before and after examples that he knew exactly what he was talking about. Thank you Joe for sharing your secrets with me." – LJ
"I took Joe’s resume writing class and learned a great deal about what’s important to include on a resume and how to stand out. Joe’s teaching style was very interactive. He also provided the class with real examples of resumes he’d written that secured interviews. Even though he had a large class of students, Joe made sure to answer each person’s questions, which I really liked. I definitely recommend his class." – EA
"I took Joe's Resume & Cover Letter Writing class through San Diego Continuing Education and found it incredibly helpful. Joe was very thorough in his explanations and provided the class with a lot of concrete information regarding formatting, choosing a functional vs. chronological style, and other questions more specific to students in the class. I very much appreciated the opportunity to have him look over my revised resume in the second class, and found his feedback awesomely useful. If you feel lost at all in your job search I would highly recommend this class and Joe as an instructor." – ES
Want to talk to any of these clients? Contact me at 858-531-7128 or via email and I will put you in touch.
Call me for a free consultation at 858-531-7128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org