Our Process

From first draft to final draft the resume creation process usually takes 1 week or less depending the client's availability to have conversations with Liz and to review and approve resume drafts.  The following describes the typical process for working with Ultimate Resumes:

1. Initial Contact

Contact Liz. Please provide a copy of your current resume if you have one. If you do not have an electronic copy, you can fax or mail an old resume. If you do not have a current resume, you can email a list of your employment history, educational background, dates so that a resume shell can be created.  In some cases  a Linked In profile can be used to create a resume shell.

Liz will set up a brief phone call (15 - 20 minutes) to talk to you about your career goals and job search strategy and tactics and to talk through her perspective on your old resume.  This will give you a sense for how she plans to structure your resume and to present your value propsition on paper. 

2. Resume Creation

Liz will begin to create a resume based on the information that you have provided. This process will generate questions about your background, strengths, experiences, and what you want your next career step to be, which we will discuss during the next step, the Consultation.

3. Consultation

Liz will schedule a phone conversation that will last about an hour. During the phone consultation, she will ask you the questions generated during the Resume Creation step. The answers you provide to these questions will help us to create the best marketing tool for “You Inc.”

4. Resume Editing

Based on the all the information gathered in Steps 1-3, Liz will create the first draft of your resume. You will be emailed the draft in a Microsoft Word format.

5. Client Approval

Once you have received your draft resume, you will have 10 days to approve the resume, submit comments, or request edits. Generally a resume will go through 1 - 3 edits before it is considered "final". Once the resume meets your approval, you will be e-mailed the final version of your resume. It can be sent in both a Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat PDF format, to ensure print quality wherever you choose to produce your resume.

6. Follow Up

Once your resume is completed, Liz will be happy to consult you on an occasional basis to help keep your resume updated. These consultations are particularly useful if you decide to apply for a job that does not fit your original resume specifications and you would like to revise a section to more closely match that job.

Please Note: 

Additional consultations that do not require a complete overhaul of the entire resume but are simple section edits are priced at $100 per hour. Existing clients pay straight time (no minimum) while new clients who request this service rather than a complete resume rewrite are charged a $100 minimum. 

Resume Marketing Services

Resume writing services for senior professionals, executives, and Board Members in industries such as finance, accounting,technology, marketing,legal,media/PR,Human Resources,telecom,consulting,private equity/V.C. industries,etc.

Liz also partners with some of the most elite niche recruiters in the U.S. to write resumes for their high profile clients.

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Professional Consulting

Platinum Retainer Service
entitles members up to 3, 6, or 12 hours of consulting for services including resume updates, bio updates, mock interviews, graduated applications, award nominations, press releases or job/industry/career research.

Gold Subscription Service
entitles members up to 30 minutes per month of consulting for services including resume updates, bio updates, editing documents, and LinkedIn updates.

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Editorial Support & Interview Coaching

A la carte support services including:

  • Interview Coaching for Professionals/Executives, Interview Coaching for Grad/College/Entry Level...
  • Personalized Cover Letters, Personalized Thank You Notes, Award Nomination Forms...
  • College/Grad School Applications, Sorority Recruitment Applications, Grad/College/Entry Level Resumes...

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