Resume updates are best suited to clients who already have a great resume and would simply like to add their most recent work experience. If you would like (or if you really need) to update all aspects of your resume (from your college years to present) it’s likely that you would be best served with the Story-based Resume Service (a full resume rewrite) rather than an update. If, on the other hand, your resume has great content but just looks dated or not very ‘pretty’ then consider the Fresh Resume Design Service.
Story-Based Resume Update Service
$225.00 – $675.00
If you have an otherwise strong resume, then a story-based resume update is a good choice when a) you’d like story-based bullet points created for your most recent role or b) you’d like to rework a section of your resume that isn’t quite up to par.
Please choose from one of the following options: $225: 45-minute content call (produces about 4 two-line bullet points); $450: 1.5-hour content call (produces about 8 two-line bullet points); $675: 2.25-hour content call (produces about 12 two-line bullet points). More information is available in the DETAILS tab below.
Deliverable: A story-based resume update produces fresh, story-based content for your resume. Clients can choose from one of the following options: $175: 45-minute content call (produces about 4 two-line bullet points); $325: 1.5-hour content call (produces about 8 two-line bullet points); $475: 2.25-hour content call (produces about 12 two-line bullet points).
Process: Client emails consultant: Current resume and their completed brainstorming document (optional) → Phone Call (ranging from 45 minutes to 2.25 hours) → 1st Draft of New Bullet Points → Feedback → Subsequent Edits
Prior to the resume update call, you’ll also receive and complete a brainstorming document (optional). Your consultant will spend between 45 minutes and 2.25 hours (that’s 2 hours 15 minutes) on the phone with you going over the portion of your career, education or community involvement that you would like updated. After the call, you’ll receive the first draft of your resume with updated story-based bullet points. You’ll review the first draft and make any comments or changes using the track change functionality in Word. Depending on your feedback, either additional edits to your bullet points will follow or a phone call will be set up to discuss questions and concerns. The process continues until everyone is 100% satisfied. (Accommodations available for clients with dyslexia).
Turnaround Time: Each service contains several deliverables. The turnaround time for any one deliverable (like new edits to a document based on client feedback) is a maximum of two business days (see the FAQs for more information). Total turnaround time is a function of a) the client’s availability to schedule calls and b) the amount of time the client requires to complete the brainstorming document or provide feedback on bullet point drafts. A typical timeline follows.
- Day 1: Client receives the brainstorming document (note: completing the brainstorming document is optional)
- Day 3: Client returns the brainstorming document and shares current resume
- Day 4: Resume Update Call
- Day 6: Client receives a first draft of their resume with updated bullet points
- Days 7-8: Client spends some time reviewing the updated bullet points – possibly sharing it with a few contacts. Client uses the track change functionality in Word to insert comments, feedback and changes into the document
- Day 9: Client’s feedback is received. Either a call will be scheduled in the next day or two or the client will receive an updated resume draft based on their feedback
- Day 10+: Additional rounds of review and editing as necessary