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Résumé Length? How long should my Résumé be?

This pendulum swings back and forth every few years. I have designed methodologies to address the ever-important question of “Résumé Length”. The official answer from my company is I create them to their natural, organic length and then work with the client to fit their need. I also have “deeper” level strategies which I will discuss individually if we engage. They involve multiple options for you, the job-seeker, to attack an opening with. This is one example of how my clients win.

 

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FAQ’s

FAQ Section

 

How much is a résumé?

Executive résumés start at $350 and are adjusted depending on how technical or lengthy your career is. All services are custom quoted.

Management, Technical, Project Manager etc. have additional cost.

 

Entry-Level, Administrative, and “Blue-Collar” résumés have a lesser cost. All services are custom quoted.

 

How do I order a résumé?

You can email me at jamie@resumesdoneright.net, call or text me at 619-634-6121, or contact me through the form on this site.

First step:

I will quote you via email a price for what you need: résumé, job-search, interview preparation, career counseling, LinkedIn profile etc.

 

If outside of San Diego: We will do the consultation via telephone and all payment/services handled digitally.

 

If local to San Diego we will meet in person, I will conduct an in-depth consultation, and collect initial deposit.  

 

What is included?
Standard résumé includes: Custom Cover Letter and Master Résumé

 

How long does it take for delivery of the résumé?
Typically 2-3 Business days, from consultation to delivery. If Rush Service is required- minimum $50.00 Rush Fee will be added to the invoice. 

 

How long is the consultation?
30 minutes to 1-Hour. This is how I produce amazing résumés, by learning about all about you,  your skill-sets, attributes, accomplishments, and career goals.

 

How do I receive the résumé?
Digital versions come in standard MS WORD .doc or .docx format and if local, high-quality hard copies for review. Any other format is considered custom and will be quoted individually.

 

Can I edit the résumé after delivery?
Yes, your Master Résumé will always be backed up securely for you to access from me, at any time, directly. 

 

What if I want to update my résumé?

If I did the résumé, I will update it for a small fee. Minor or minimal changes, no cost. Supporting my product, fully,  is a key differentiator. 

 

Do you offer Career Counseling?
Yes I do, and can help you understand high-level concepts about the workplace, job market, and strategies to help you overcome  common obstacles.

Please contact me to discuss my hourly rate to provide you with career counseling.

Career Counseling

 

Do you do interview preparation? 
Yes- here is the page on my web site:

Interview Preparation

 

Do you do job-searches?
Yes, here is the page on my website:

Custom Job Search

 

Can you provide me with multiple versions?
Yes, I will provide you with multiple versions of your résumé and cover letter; specifically tailored for both industry and role. Example: VP of Sales and Account Executive. 

 

Can I just purchase templates from you or do the transaction virtually? (no meeting)?

Yes, you can purchase templates from me for your cover letter or résumé intro.

Can you build me a LinkedIn Profile?

Yes. Please contact me to discuss pricing.

 

How long does an interview preparation session last?

Typically a session will last approximately 1-Hour

Testimonials

Teresa D.

Past résumé client using Interview Services

Update…
I sent a nice personalized email thanking her for taking the time to interview me. Literally 10 minutes later, HR called with the JOB OFFER. Yeah, HR said the manager was very impressed with my experience and interview!!

Jamie,

I was well-prepared and I nailed the questions. And I asked plenty of questions, some of my own and all of the questions you prepared for me to ask. In fact, when she asked if I had any questions, I pulled out notecards that I prepared questions on and I said “ I certainly do†and I began asking and writing down her answers on the notecards.

Thank you sooo much, Jamie!! I start on 11-18! I’m so happy!!
Teresa D. – Travel Nurse

2019

Chris W.

Hi Jamie,

Thank you so much for the resume. It looks and reads amazing!
If you have any other questions please let me know!

Thank you so much!

Chris W.

2019

Ramsay D.

These look AWESOME!! Thank you so much! They are a great blend of the two resumes I sent you and you really did an incredible job blending my interests, background, history and skills. It all looks super professional and on point. I love the breakout sections of skills and tools at the bottom. That was one of the things that I felt really helped to highlight and clean it up from the google docs version. It looks great. I feel so much better about sending these out and getting some of these dream jobs to happen. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I also really appreciate that you made two versions. I had been trying to cover everything for everyone in my one version (and was being a little lazy) and it’s nice to have two distinct versions for the different fields. I’ll let you know when I do but I think that both of these copies look fantastic and I imagine that any tweaking that needs to be done can be done on my end.
Again, thanks for the stellar work. You did a fantastic job. Such a huge load of my mind. Now on to locking down a great job!

Ramsay D.

Yvette L.

Hi Jamie,

I just wanted to thank you for your interview tips. This past Friday I went on an interview and it went well. They are getting back to me for a possible job offer. Yesterday, I went to fill out a job application an another facility, got interviewed that day, and a job was offered to me the same day. I had planned to go to two career fairs next week in LA, but now i am happy I don’t have to because I would like to stay here in lovely San Diego. The job search has been tough and I heard the market is far tougher in SD.  I did get to stay in SD!   I kept in mind all your tips and advice, and it surely helped.. I got two job offers within a week. Thank you. I hope you are doing well!

Regards,

Yvette L. – Nursing

Chrystel J.

Hi Jamie,

I was checking in to see if I could get my resume re-vamped. Last year, you coached me for an interview and I ended up getting the job. After one year there, I am looking to explore other options. Let me know what the cost would be, I can email you my current resume. Thank you so much!

Chrystel J.

2019 – Nursing

Joe F.

Jamie,

Here are my revisions to the resumes and the cover letter. Overall, I am very pleased with the products. I made some minor changes. Looking forward to the final product.

Joe F.

2019

Gina R.

I had used you resume services several years ago. I am currently getting ready to transition out of the military “navy” and I wanted to prepare myself with a great resume so I can begin applying for jobs. If you are still available can you please reply.

Gina R.

2020

Patrick

Thank you again! I really appreciate your services! They sound and look amazing! I am going to read them more in depth tonight and tomorrow. My girlfriend looked at it and instantly said she wants you to work on hers in the future.

Patrick

2020

Christopher J.

Good afternoon Jamie,

I used your resume services in the past and I taught you did a fantastic job. I will like to use your services again for my wife is there a P.O.C number you have so that I may call you.

Christopher J.

2020

Sommer F.

Thanks, Jamie! This looks great and so fast. I appreciate you listening and helping me out. Can I Venmo you? Or what is your preferred payment method?

Seriously this was a huge help for me, I don’t feel like I gave you a lot to work with and you made it work, I recognize and appreciate that.

Sommer F.

2019

Sandra F.

Good evening Jamie,

Thank you for greatly improving my resume and an amazing cover letter. I was simply blown away with how it turned out.

Thank you very much for fixing my resume and make the changes to it. I wrote you a google review as you asked in thanks and appreciation.

Sincerely,
Sandra F.

2019

Ginger Mae V.

Hi Jamie!

Let me just say you do AMAZING work! I am so glad I did business with you! I am extremely happy with the way the resume and cover letter look! You definitely have a way of wording exactly what it is I want future employers to know about myself! Totally spot on! Don’t forget about me because I will definitely be coming to you for an interview prep soon!

Sincerely, thank you so much!

All the Best,

– Ginger Mae V.

2019/ Nursing

Eric F.

Hi Jamie,
My name is Eric F. and I was referred to you by Curtis S.. I am in the job hunt process and Curtis said you are an excellent resource. Please let me know when we can speak.

Thank you,

Eric F.

2020

Gregg B.

Client Texts

 

 

Jeri D.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the amazing resume you supplied. I had hesitated for 5 months applying for any type of employment due to the un-professionalism of the resume I had compiled on my own. I am blown away at the opportunities I have been provided due to the amazing resume you did for me. So again Thank you so much I truly appreciate the incredible product you supplied to me. My life has been a whirl wind of amazing life changing opportunities with just this simple document in hand.

Jamie I just wanted to give you an update as far as my resume. With the resume I received from you I have landed the job of my dreams working personally for Kevin Harrington one of the original Sharks from Shark Tank. I also had 2 guaranteed offers with dental offices and 2 interviews set up that I did cancel due to the employment I chose to take working with.

I have just recently moved back to Phoenix Az and begin my new career working for Kevin Harrington Friday morning. You are the best and I would refer you to anyone that is looking for a top exec position working for a world renown Entrepreneur.

Sincerely,

Cali K.

Note from Jamie: This client received her resume on a Thursday- emailed it out that night- had an interview the next day- and a job by sundown- less than 24 hrs. The job was with a corporate banking organization, Fortune 25-level.

Thank you again for being so wonderful to me and doing all that you have done! I really can’t thank you enough. You have taught me a lot and I am forever grateful. Looks awesome!!! Blown away. 
Best Wishes,

 

Denise W.

Hello Jamie,

So glad to hear from you.  I have been on three interviews and before I left San Diego had started submitting my resume to local law firms.  I thank you for contacting me. Take care.

  

Robin O

Hi Jamie,
I wanted to update you on my job search. I was offered a community manager position in Palm Desert. It is a 384 unit complex and the pay is an increase of approximately $XX,000 a year. I owe it all to your great resume!

 

Thank you!
Robin

 

*Note – Robin has had her resume updated recently, and also sent me her son, husband, and friends to have their résumés done too. Thanks!

Eric Gibson

Eric Gibson is an amazing local writer, check out his work.

 

Hi Jamie,

Green Light I really like what you have done. Please move forward the start and stops are indicated at different intervals. I greatly appreciate your prompt and professional service.

Thanks again.

Yvette L.

The success I had with nursing client Yvette L. led me to create a custom curriculum that has since helped many nurses of all levels gain key jobs.

Jamie, 

Thank you so much for spending time with me to perfect my resume.  I feel confident that it will be great after talking with you.  Attached, I included my other non-nursing resume, and the cover letter to my preceptor.  Your tips on interviewing and resume really helped me have more insight on how I can be more successful in this career search.  

Regards,

Sokol Kobruja

Very good job, I am impressed, I love it.

Teresa D.

Blown away!! Wow!!  Unbelievable!

Thanks,

Eric J. Johnson

Jamie,

Good evening. Sorry for the delay. I have reviewed all documents and I am pleased to say that I love what I read. I am very blessed and thankful that you were able to assist me in this matter. 5 Stars across the board in my book. I will definitely refer you to others as well. I really can’t wait to get this resume in motion to see what lies out there for me. Have a good night.

 

Very Respectfully,

Melony R.

Thank you for the awesome resume, I greatly appreciate your talent, time and patience.

Brian Z.

I contacted Jamie for help with a resume I had not had to update in over 10 years. I explained that I wanted a career change. He spent time with me to really understand how my past experiences might translate into a new career path. In less than 48 hours, he delivered a professional, eye-catching resume and cover letter. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a professionally worded and formatted resume that accentuates assets and strengths to prospective employers.

Michael N.

Jamie is extremely knowledgable about the job market and he’s very professional at what he does. He is the first person I go to for any career advice! I hired him on about 5 years ago to re-write my resume and cover. I thought he did such a good job that I referred him to some friends, and they loved his work too! As a matter of fact, one of them landed a huge tech job and she couldn’t be happier!

I’m currently trying to make a big career change, I’m seeking a new programming position in the tech industry. I called Jamie and we met up for a quick meeting to discuss the challenges I face, as well as my new goals and skills I recently learned.

He delivered my new resume and cover letter a few days later, and let me tell you it was spot on! I could tell he did a lot of research on my industry and target position. Its really well written and he hit all the keywords that hiring managers are looking out for without being generic! I’m now very confident in landing my dream job!

Gin D.

A while back you had written a cover letter and a resume for me. I valued your professionalism and gift with words. I was amazed at how simple you made the process and how detailed you were, ensuring that my resume was professional, yet really conveyed who “I” was. Your gift with words and ability to connect with your clientele is really what set this experience apart for me and ultimately for my prospective employers.

Which prompted me to contact you yet again for a different project.

The thing I love the most is your capacity to extend past resume’s and helped me write other professional letters. Again I am very smart and articulate, however sometimes in business especially business we love, the passion and the drive are there but the words are not, that is where you came in and simply put, preformed your magic!

Your versatility, professionalism, and dedication to great quality is what I admire most.

Nurses!

 

I have had a large demand for my services from healthcare workers, specifically nurses.

I have put my pen to work and created a custom curriculum for nursing professionals that includes: Résumé + Cover Letter,  Interview Preparation, and Custom Job Search.

  1. Great Résumé:  My proprietary and unique way of presenting your info to hospitals, clinics, and other employers has resulted in great success within the field.  New Grads take note!
  2. Interview Preparation: I will help you distinguish yourself as the best nursing candidate by teaching you what to say, and how to say it, in the highly competitive interview process. Behavioral and Skills-Based preparation
  3. Job-Search: My custom job-search methods work extremely well, and very quickly.  Saves hours! This will help you make the best use of YOUR time.
  4. LinkedIn Profile: A digital version of your Résumé on the world’s most utilized job/career related business networking platform. A must-have for the serious job seeker. Let recruiters find you more efficiently.

 

I have worked with nurses from all levels: brand-new graduates fresh out of nursing school to thirty-year master practitioners. They get their “dream jobs” at some of the top hospitals and clinics in California and in sixteen other states!

Placement, staffing, and recruiting services are all constantly evolving and developing into bigger business segments of my company and I will look forward to enhancing the relationships I have as well as creating new ones with with amazing healthcare practitioners around the country.

I also enjoy seeing my clients progress in career and role, coming back over the years to get their resumes updated as they add certifications., experience, and titles!

“With modern technological advances and growing competition for the best nursing jobs, a vague, uninspiring resume just won’t cut it. The opportunities are vast, employers have diverse needs, and every nurse is unique. In this ever-changing world of online applications, writing a strong nursing resume that portrays your skills and accomplishments in an impressive way can be a daunting task.

Think of your job search as your own personal marketing campaign. And the product is you! Your resume is essentially an advertisement for your brand. A brand is not simply a logo, it’s the overall impression you give your audience. In this case, your audience is the potential employer.

As with any advertisement, the goal of your resume is to pique your audience’s interest. It does not get you the job. It gets you an interview. Once you’ve been invited for an interview, your audience is already partially ‘sold’, but it’s up to you to close the deal.

Just as an advertisement has a few seconds to capture the attention of an audience, your resume also has limited time to express your value to the reader. Or, in many cases, a resume-reading robot.” This is from Nurses.Org and I agree with a lot of the content expressed.

 

Resumes

The right one can open a door for you and your career that you didn’t know existed.

The wrong one can deny a life-changing opportunity.

We will meet or speak and I will analyze the many details of your past work experience, career exposure, and skill-set.

Then we will plan a road map for your future, utilizing the high-level résumé as the instrument for great career navigation!

 

Pricing for resumes is dependent on how technical or lengthy it is. I charge less than most companies, and provide a superior product.  Job Search= $75.00/Hr. Interview Prep: $100.00/Session  LinkedIn Profile= $80.00.

High-impact cover letter, basic job search assistance included.  You will get digital and nicely-bound hard copies. I always meet my customers face-to-face for consultation and then deposit (50%, All monies non-refundable).

If remote we will conduct via teleconference with all payment made in full in advance.

Payment—>Teleconference—–>Digital Delivery——>Final editing.

I accept check, money order, Venmo, or debit/credit card (MasterCard & Visa)

Telephone: 619-634-6121
Email jamie@resumesdoneright.net

About

I am ready to help you advance your career.

 

I enjoy raising the bar for my clients. Making you a more effective communicator in the business world and sending you off with a great résumé, or training you how to be better prepared to answer difficult questions in an interview process. Working with you directly, hand-in-hand. I enjoy that interaction the most. That is where a real, tangible, notable transfer of skills will take place between us. Everyone has a different level of work experience, and I will tailor my input accordingly.

   It’s simple: I do for your career what I did for my own.

I spent many years selling computer hardware, software, and services and I also worked for a business communication skills training company, an industry leader. They served 350 of the Fortune 500 companies! I began to take the training frequently. It was then I began to understand that learning and training within business communication had scientific methodologies behind it, even though the subject was not biology or chemistry.  I now focus my energies on using those skills for you, the job-seeker. I provide high-powered resumes, interview preparation, custom job-searches, LinkedIn profiles, and Career Counseling.

 

I have prepared résumés for: Executive Directors (internationally-renowned organizations), CFO’s (Chief Financial Officers), CTO’s (Chief Technological Officer), Attorneys of local and international accreditation, Non-Profit managers (multiple Global brands), and board members/Directors. I have celebrity clients, clients working for four professional sports teams (NFL: Los Angeles Chargers, Dallas Cowboys, NBA: Charlotte Bobcats, Los Angeles Raiders) and a recently promoted head coach here in San Diego! (From Defensive Coordinator to Head Coach). I have represented clients working for high-level technology companies in the SF Bay Area like: Amazon, Square-Up, Inc., and Cisco. I have also helped job-seekers land jobs with very influential business people (Shark Tank show creator and original host Kevin Harrington Shark Tank Host/Creator hires my client ). I don’t believe in limitations and that is reflected in the positive momentum my clients experience in the trajectory of their careers,  post-engagement.

 

My bio: I personally had many jobs in my own career. I started working for my father’s construction company at a very young age and then in hot kitchens for mom-and-pop restaurants. I progressed from there to my first sales jobs, and eventually sales management positions. I then ascended to working for a Fortune-500 technology corporations as an Enterprise-level corporate executive. This led to further job opportunities in even more specialized markets. I finished my corporate career as an employee/consultant and business manager in the real-time GPS fleet-tracking business. This entailed managing all sales channels in the companies largest and newest market and explaining several moving technological components/parts-and-pieces/platforms to Senior Executives about real-time data coming from massive service fleets and distributed over a hand-held device. This is what I was doing before I started my own business providing professional services in the career field.

I took something from all those roles, the sales calls, on-site client visits, training, professional development courses, process improvement meetings, webinars, and trade-shows etc. The ability to communicate business information, succinctly, to many different levels of the corporate hierarchy. The skills I used to generate interviews, return-interviews, and job-offers for myself are now available for you to utilize.

 

Interview Preparation

 

 

Being properly prepared for the interview is crucial! With a great set of tools already in your toolbox (high-powered résumé and cover-letter) combined with some one-on-one training from me, you will be confident, poised, articulate, and ready to show why YOU are the proper candidate.

We will meet in person (or via teleconference) and I will train you how to control an interview to your advantage. Most industries use standard Question & Answer formats; I will prepare you as to common questions, compelling answers, and train YOU on how to WIN the interview.

I follow my own strict methodology, which is tailored to your particular industry. This leverages my insider knowledge of how to position yourself for maximum job offers.

One session is typically enough for the average person. Length 1.0 Hrs /Cost: $125.00

Cover Letters

 

 

In today’s workplace and job-market the cover letter is almost as crucial as the résumé is. As such, it is assigned a “one-third” value of my overall product. Without an effective and compelling cover letter, some human resource employees and hiring managers will not review a résumé with the attention it deserves. Those that do not have this component are an easy choice to remove from consideration. My cover letters are unique, custom, and drive hiring managers to spend the time looking at your résumé that it deserves.

 

 

Update 1/09/2020: A recruiter colleague just published this on his personal FB:

This is a comment about the Cover Letter process, as seen through the eyes of a recruiter, and how it effects your resume and its audience. I stress to my clients that I value them as 1/3 the overall worth of my product.

Kyle Kinslow

Looking for a job? Here is a tip:
I put MAYBE 2-3mins into looking over your resume.
I will read your entire Cover Letter.
Which one do you think is more important?”

My cover letters are impactful,  engaging, and completely customized. You can purchase a customized cover letter (standard), or you can simply buy the template from me (MS WORD format). Contact me for details.

619-634-6121 or jamie@resumesdoneright.net