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Basic Update

$149.95 – MS Word format only
$199 – MS Word and Text or PDF formats
$250 – With consultation + Word and text formats

To start the process, contact me and request my update worksheet: pat@reslady.com

Updating charges include composition of new job description (up to 10 lines), past tense revisions to previous job, general updates (i.e., new address, additional education, etc.), and formatting adjustments to maintain document appearance.

  • Compose New Job Description: Job description is composed based on information provided via update worksheet and added to existing resume.
  • Previous Job Description: Previous job description is rewritten in past tense.
  • Reformatting: Resume is reformatted as needed to accommodate new data.

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Rush Projects

Prices for rush projects (projects completed in less than two working days) are typically 50% of total.

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Standard Update

$199 – MS Word Format
$299 – With Consultation and MS Word / Text

Includes composition of new job description, updating of Professional Profile, tense changes, update revisions (new address, additional education, etc.), and formatting adjustments in MS Word.

  • Compose New Job Description: Job description is composed (based on information provided via update worksheet) and added to existing resume.
  • Edit Previous Job Description: Previous job description is changed to past tense.
  • Professional Profile: Add new skills/edit or rewrite the professional profile.
  • Reformatting: Resume is reformatted or lengthened as needed to incorporate new data.
The Process:
    1. Request my update worksheet, fill it out, and e-mail or fax it back to me.
    2. E-mail or fax 2-3 examples of your "ideal" job or the specific job you're targeting. If you need help finding job target examples, follow the instructions in this article: How to Research Your Job Target
    3. If you prefer to work without the update worksheet, consultation fees ($150 hour) are added to your updating costs.

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Project Turnaround

Average Turnaround: 3-7 days.

If you have a RESUME EMERGENCY or need a faster turnaround, please contact us immediately.

Rush Projects: Prices quoted on request (typically 50% of total).

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Strategic Update / Rewrite: Keyword Optimized

$250 – Consultation + Rewrite Summary (MS Word)

$299 – Consultation + Rewrite Summary + Keywording of Job Descriptions (MS Word)

$399 – Full Consultation / Development + Rewrite Summary +
Keywording / Rewriting of Job Descriptions (MS Word and text)

Includes consultation, keyword development, composition of new job description, rewriting of qualifications summary, strategic editing / rewriting, update revisions (new address, additional training, additional accomplishments, etc.), and formatting adjustments. Job target examples are required to develop keyword strategy.

  • Resume Consultation: A telephone consultation is scheduled to discuss keyword placement and use; determine resume strategy, and flesh out job functions and/or relevant accomplishments and projects.
  • New Job Description: A keyword-based job description is composed.
  • Previous Job Descriptions: Your previous job description is changed to past tense and rewritten as needed to incorporate target-specific keywords, projects, or accomplishments.
  • Profile / Summary Composition: Your qualifications summary is strategically rewritten to emphasize job target keywords.
  • Resume Restructuring: Resume categories, sections, functional skills, and education / training may be modified, reordered, and/or revised to focus on job target skills.
  • Reformatting: Your resume is reformatted or lengthened as needed to incorporate new data and maintain document appearance.

The Process:

  1. Request and complete my update worksheet – or call to schedule an update consultation.
  2. To ensure optimum keyword matches, forward 2-3 examples of your "ideal" job – or the specific job you're interested in. If you need help finding job target examples, follow the instructions here: How to Research Your Job Target

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Resume Emergencies

If you have a "resume emergency" and need a quick turnaround, please call me immediately! I will make every effort to accommodate you. Rush fees may or may not be applicable depending on my current project load.

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Why Worry About Keywords?

These days, more than 80% of resumes are processed electronically, searched for keywords, and ranked on the basis of keyword content. In other words, your resume will come up as a match during electronic processing ONLY if it contains the right keywords.

The Right Keywords = Better Matches = More Interviews

To get employers' attention, your resume must reflect the keyword focus of actual jobs that match your objectives and talents.

To ensure the right keywords for a particular resume, I extract keywords from 2-3 examples of your "ideal" job, and then use these examples to determine 1) resume strategy, 2) keyword focus, and 3) language use.

Even if your resume is not processed electronically, you need to have the right keywords to communicate to human readers that you are a match.

If you don't have good examples of your ideal job, or if you'd like to learn how to search for jobs online – read How to Search for Job Target Examples Online.

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Computer Storage Policy

Resumes created by Advanced Resume Concepts include two years of computer storage (based on invoice date).

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Update Worksheet

Request Update Worksheet

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Cover Letters and Job Search Correspondence

Cover Letters / Marketing Letters:

$150 (one job target), $195 (prototype based on 2-3 job targets) when purchased with resume. Price includes MS Word and plain text format.

Other Letters:

Letters of application / functional cover letters typically run $150-$195, depending on length, amount of consultation time, etc.

Custom and prototype thank you letters and follow-up letters typically run $50/up, depending on length, complexity, amount of consultation, etc.

Other Job Search Correspondence / KSAs:

Price quotes for supplemental questionnaires and other job search documents are provided on request.

To get a price quote, e-mail your data to Pat Kendall (pat@reslady.com) or fax to (503) 213-6022, 24 hours a day.

 

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