cover letters. Everybody needs them—and everybody hates to
Well, almost everybody.
Actually, we love to write résumés and
cover letters! We've been doing it for over 20 years. It
is our joy to help you by taking anything from "pretty good
but could be better with a little tweaking" to a jumbled
mess of rough notes—and turning it into a one- or two-page
marketing document that highlights your strengths,
minimizes your weaknesses, and points your career in the
direction you'd like to go. Then we accompany it with a
brief cover letter, focused specifically on the exact job
you're trying for. Our cover letters are designed to
open the door to interviews.
We strive to prepare the best
personal marketing documents, including
résumés, cover letters, and other materials,
to help you get interviews for the exact types of jobs you
are looking for.
Since every human being is
different, with different experience, strengths, likes and
dislikes, and desires, every résumé we write
is unique. You and a co-worker who does the same job as you
could each approach us for a résumé, and the
résumés would be different, because your life
history and your career path will be different.
We also believe everyone can
afford a professional résumé. We see no reason
to jack our prices so high it dents your paycheck. We keep
our expenses low and pass the savings on to you. Many of our
competitors charge three, five, or ten times as much as we
do—but because our process is better and we're not greedy,
we're content to charge a fair but not outrageous
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I got a job as an interior design and art assistant for a property management firm in NYC, and I can't tell you how psyched I am. Most importantly, during my search a recruiter once told me that he had never seen a resume such as mine (despite seeing 300 resumes per day) in which there existed not one thing he felt he needed to change... so thanks for helping me build what he described as a "flawless" resume! Hope all is well with you and yours.
, New York, NY
New York, NY
Why a Résumé Must be a
When you apply for a job,
your résumé and cover letter are the
employer's first introduction to you. If they don't catch
the reader's interest, you'll never get a shot at impressing
the employer any other way.
An employer may receive
hundreds of résumés for a good job opening.
When they're flipping through a three-inch stack of
résumés, they'll be looking for reasons to say
no. Your résumé has only a few seconds to do
its job: to pull the reader in with a concise, well-written,
grammatical summary of your strengths, accomplishments,
reliability, and your "rightness" for the job. A simple
chronological presentation of your history, warts and all,
isn't going to do the trick. Plodding language, the wrong
format, leaving out key information—or including the wrong
information—will all get you moved to the "no, but thanks
anyway" pile. But if a résumé professional
creates your résumé, the presentation will be
show off your best attributes
provide the key information in a readable, approachable
make the most important points jump out at the
separate your résumé from the
"slush pile" and be put in the much smaller "read carefully
and maybe call for an interview" pile
Good Morning Shel,
Just to let you know. It's only been a couple of days, but the new resume has already provided more response than the old one ever did.
The response keeps coming in. Had a phone interview yesterday for a position in Atlanta that I'm well qualified for.
I cannot begin to thank you enough.
Industrial Project Manager
I Know How to Use A Computer...Can't
I Just Write My Own Résumé?
You can... But you're
probably NOT doing yourself a favor! There is so much
specialized knowledge in writing a résumé that
it takes years to understand how to present yourself in the
most favorable light.
that we can put together for you in a couple of hours is
almost certain to be better than the one you might spend
weeks struggling to write! (Still,
if you insist, click here for some tips on writing your
It's not just a matter of
making it look pretty on a page (though we certainly have
many strategies to achieve that goal). It's not even a
question of good writing skills. It's a combination of
What employers look for
How to stress your best selling points while avoiding the particular problems of your situation
The perfect language to express your history, goals, and achievements
And, yes, how to format the page for maximum visual impact
I think I am lucky to know you. The resume is exactly what I hoped for. Your experience/knowledge created a professional "sales" instrument. I now will feel confident sending it out.
Wendy Gotesman, Equipment Management Coordinator, Rochester, NY
In short, a
résumé has to be a marketing document. That's
why we've been hired by several professional
journalists—people who are extremely computer-literate and
good with words—to write their résumés. We've
also created résumés for teachers, nurses,
students, retail managers, executive vice presidents,
computer wizards, office workers, and everyone else you can
How long have you been
frustrated with a résumé that isn't doing the
job? Within a few days, you can have a résumé
you'll submit with pride! Click
here to get started on the road to a better
résumé—and a better career!
Though I've helped many people compose their own résumés, never have I accomplished the task so easily and with such concentrated speed. Equally important, of course, was the tremendous ego lift your work has provided for me. I have a résumé I can present with dignity, and for this I am very grateful.
Bertha Losez, Leeds, MA
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