Overwhelmed by all the resume template options? Not sure that you have the time or motivation to write your resume and ensure it is interview-ready? Look no further! This is the basic resume writing service - the BESTSELLER. You get to work with a professional resume writer (with over 1000+ sales on Etsy alone) and can rest assured that you will shine in front of potential employers. Check out the shop’s great reviews and success stories!
With this listing, you get:
► A traditional resume (up to 2 pages) that is ATS-friendly and ready to send to potential employers (delivered to your inbox)
► The matching cover letter template for your resume with starter language (you can purchase a fully customized cover letter here: www.etsy.com/listing/270231695)
► A video tutorial on getting started on LinkedIn
► The .pdf guide to starting your job hunt complete with ideas for finding positions without using job boards
► Video instructions to make the process relaxed and personal
► Guided coaching and advice from a Career Coach with a Master's in Career Counseling
WAIT, PEOPLE PAY TO HAVE THEIR RESUME WRITTEN?
Candidates who may benefit from letting a professional to take the lead on their resume include:
➊ Recent graduates or entry level candidates - Little to no experience. They need their education and part-time jobs translated into real bullets and help showcasing credibility on their resume.
➋ Mid to senior level professionals - Good experience under their belt, but may have had a recent promotion they want to add to their materials. Or, this group of job seekers may have not needed a resume for years and want to ensure its meeting industry trends/standards.
➌ Candidates not getting interviews. - These professionals are often in competitive fields or not getting through the ATS wall. These candidates may also benefit from career coaching.
LET’S TALK ABOUT THE DESIGN OF THE RESUME
You may have found yourself looking at this listing because you were wanting a resume template that was creative and bold. While they can be beautiful and eye-catching, you should know about some of the risks in using those templates:
➜ They can be a pain to edit – lots of text boxes, icons, resizing, tables, eeek! Not only are they hard to edit, they are even harder for a computer or mobile device to read. And that means they are not ATS-friendly.
➜ What is ATS? ATS stands for Applicant Tracking System. This is automation software that companies use to filter out resumes based on certain criteria and search items. Each resume created here will have a skills section featuring targeted keywords to help get past the ATS. Based upon the information you provide about the job(s) you are looking to apply, the keyword section will be tailored to fit the job description, resulting in a ATS approval.
➜ I do not recommend them unless you are printing off and hand delivering them. They are not for web-based job applications.
➜ If you are in the type of industry where graphic resumes are the norm, you may need to design it yourself as your resume is an extension of your portfolio.
➜ Just because my resumes are ATS compatible, that does not mean they are not modern, clean, or creative. You will be surprised at what can be done with some color and font changes!
➜ Curious? Let me share some examples, send me a convo!
╰ ★ ☆╮For all the reasons above, I *do not* edit other seller’s templates. If you want to copy/paste your finished product into another template after the sale is complete, that is perfectly fine! But as a professional resume writer, I’m obligated to remind you about those ATS rules. ╰ ★ ☆╮
WHY MAKE THIS INVESTMENT?
The resume, for most job-seekers/professionals, will be the most important professional document they will need in their career. It takes a lot of time to write and should not be rushed. When you consider how much time it takes to set up your online presence, check out the job boards, network, etc – you may find you are short on time to write. The resume is but 1 tool in your job-seeking toolbox, but it absolutely must be done right. And you have to feel confident that it represents you.
Some may find that a resume critique is better for their budget or needs at this time - check that out here: https://www.etsy.com/getyourBESTresume/listing/615322561/
✩ The pricing for this product is based on editing/reviewing 2 pages of existing content from the buyer (or filling out a form if you have no existing resume). If you would like to send supplemental materials to be reviewed/incorporated into the resume, please add on the appropriate pages. This includes:
✎ multiple versions of the resume targeted toward different industries
✎ performance appraisals
✎ personality assessments
✎ recommendation letters
If you have or are in need of a 3+ page resume, CV, or a Federal Resume – please click here and add the additional pages.
✩ Please reach out to Sara via convo and inquire about the correct amount of pages to add, if needed. I'm happy to provide direction on what is needed to send/purchase and what is not.
➜ Ready to get started? Please read my FAQ section (http://etsy.me/2jtHnEA) and then:
1) purchase the listing
2) receive further instructions/questions from me
3) email me your materials/answers/areas of desired emphasis
4) brush up on your interview skills while you await your first draft
5) review first draft, send back edits, corrections, additions, etc
6) receive new draft and begin to impress others with your talents
➜ Convo me for a free basic critique and I will recommend the best products for your situation. If you message me your resume for a review before your purchase, I will not begin the actual writing/editing/design of the new resume until payment is complete.
⚑ ACTIVE MILITARY
Are you a spouse of a soldier or a soldier beginning to transition to the private sector? If so, please message me ahead of purchase so that I may offer you a 10% discount code. (starting 11/28/2017)
Get to know Sara, her background, and why Get Your Best Resume has continued to grow at https://etsy.me/2vRI2cp
Currently, this project is set for a 5 business day turnaround. If you want it faster, please convo for a custom order. I have a variety of processing times to accommodate a range of budgets while creating a work order system for myself. It is not uncommon to get 2-3 orders per day so this system has proven to be effective and helps on the wallet for many job seekers as well. I am on CST - Central Standard Time. If you place an order after 1:00 PM CST, your first business day will begin the following day. For example, if you purchase at 3:00 CST on a Tuesday, your first business day will be Wednesday and you can expect a first draft to be delivered to your inbox by the following Wednesday. Please message me if you need further clarification.
© All images, titles, tags, and product descriptions are the original content of Sara Hutchison of Get Your Best Resume. Please do not copy, re-create, or use any of my original content/designs in your product or shops. As a creative shop owner, you are encouraged to craft your own original content. Please refer to the Etsy Seller's Handbook on copywriting policies before copying this shop's content. © (updated 07/2018)
1-6 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Absolutely. All of my products are technically custom orders! If you are not sure I can meet your needs, please CONVO me and I will answer any questions quickly.
Once your resume is delivered, you have 4 business days to make as many edits as you like. Unlimited daily revisions works much better for buyers as they are not limited to a set number of drafts. For example, if you receive your first draft on a Tuesday, your last day of editing would be Monday. Please note, buyers are *strongly encouraged to begin sending their edits on the first business day. If the buyer waits until the last day to send their first round of edits, it leaves no time for a third draft. If they want extra editing days, they can be purchased separately.
I am happy to share a snapshot of our my with you, please convo me and request a link to the sample portfolio or you can shoot me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll reply there.
What is ATS? ATS stands for Applicant Tracking System. This is an automated device that companies use to filter out resumes based on certain criteria and search items. Each resume we do will feature a skills section specifically based on the idea that we want you to get past the ATS. Based upon the information you provide to us about the job(s) you are looking to apply, we will tailor your skills to fit the job description, resulting in a ATS approval. Therefore a heavily formatted resume template with boxes and grids make it difficult for an ATS to find the keywords.
➜ I do not recommend complex templates unless you are printing off and hand delivering them. They are not for general job applications that are web-based.
Absolutely, please send a convo before purchasing and we will let you know the best option for you. You may benefit more from a critique or a re-design rather than a whole resume writing and format package.
Due to the extensive editing required, any type of resume or CV that is 3 or more pages has a different base price. Similarly, if you currently have multiple types of resumes that you need combined into 1 traditional resume, the higher base price would also apply.
I am confident that you will love your resume. I make it a priority to establish your resume goals before beginning to work on the first draft. Due to the fully customized nature of this product, full refunds *cannot* be given. I also offer a 4-business day edit timeframe so that you get what you want combined with a professional's recommendations.
The scope of what you desire in a final resume is established at the beginning of this process. Critiques of your new resume (by colleagues or other resume writing sites) offered to you after the order has been completed do not merit a refund.
Remember, resumes are but 1 tool in your modern job-hunting toolbox and they are aimed at getting you an interview for a specific position.
Based on the processing time selected at checkout, buyers receive their first draft within 2-5 business days. From the date of delivery, buyers will then have an additional 4 business days to make unlimited revisions. Any changes after the 4 business days will incur a fee.
How long do I get to make changes?
The buyer reviews their resume closely and meticulously in draft form over email. They can then make their list of changes, comments, additions, corrections, etc and list them in a reply email. They are also welcomed to use the track changes option in Word. I’ve even had folks take a photo from their phone or print the document and make notes on it in pen – whatever works best for you!
Your final email from me would contain the following if you purchased the Resume Writing product:
1) your fresh new resume in a .doc and a .pdf
2) any new fonts that are needed for you to install on your machine (not common)
3) my e-guide to changing careers and
4) a matching cover letter template in .doc form.
Items 3 and 4 are my free gifts to you for your purchase.
Promptly. If you need a couple of days to gather materials, no problem but please let me know. I will adjust your timeline for the orders as needed. If I do not hear anything from the buyer within 3 days of purchasing the product, I will cancel and fully refund the order.
Mar 20, 2019
Working with Sara was a great experience. Her skill in fleshing out my profile and experience helped to freshen and improve my resume. Sara was super responsive and a great collaborator who provided thoughtful feedback, answered all my questions and helped me highlight key accomplishments and experience. I can't wait to use my new resume!
Mar 3, 2019
Feb 23, 2019
Thanks for a great update and quick turnaround!
Jan 16, 2019
Dec 26, 2018
Sara was extremely helpful and communicative during the multiple drafts of my resume. She asked great questions to draw out useful and relevant information to include, and was awesome with both the content and the aesthetic of my final resume. Easy to work with and very communicative with a great attitude. Would definitely recommend her!