Additional Resumes – Ask for Pricing
Once I have completed one resume for you, I can often create an additional one at roughly 1/3 the cost of the original (ask me for a specific cost for you). This is because I have a design scheme already in place and some or all of your work and education histories will often remain the same. The areas that are typically modified to create the additional resume would be the header section to align with your different career path strategy. But I also touch up the summary or About Me summary also at the top of the resume, and then, of course, the overall bullets and sections of skills, experiences, and accomplishments. It does help to have a targeted resume so that employers understand you are seeking the specific job they have open, so additional resumes are a good job seeking strategy. If cost is an issue, I am happy to provide the original resume I did for you in Microsoft Word so that you can tweak it according to your needs and as you continue your career.
CVs (Curriculum Vitae) – Ask for Pricing
Depending on who you talk to or the context of the situation, the terms resume and CV (curriculum vitae) often mean the same thing. Employers will ask you to send them your resume or CV. Diving into the technical definitions and intent of each there are some differences, whether those employers recognize them or not. Resumes are marketing documents – intended to sway an opinion or judgment about you. CVs tend to be more informational in purpose. In academic circles (and overseas), you will see the term CV more often. In North America, however, resumes are more commonly referred to. I understand the difference between the two – both in how they are designed and written, and where one is used more than the other. My pricing for CVs generally aligns with resumes. While CVs tend to be longer, they require a little bit less writing and need more along the lines of structure/design work. Resumes are often (but not always) one page, while CVs are often (but not always) two or more pages. I can provide a price based on what your stated objectives are and also reviewing an older copy of your resume/CV and a quick review of additional content that is traditionally found on a CV but not on a resume.
Cover Letters – $49.99
Cover letters are written in Microsoft Word. I generally provide you with a cover letter that you can use for a specific job you are ready to apply for OR a specific type of job. If the latter, I will usually highlight the areas you will need to customize for each job (such as the date, who it’s addressed to, the job title, and so forth). Employers like to see you have customized a cover letter for them because it shows you in the class of job seekers who go the extra mile. PRO TIP: Employers typically hire people who can demonstrate in their actions (not just words) that they go the extra mile.
Letters of Introduction – $49.99
While cover letters are or should be customized, letters of introduction are not. They are presented to employers (with your resume) who don’t necessarily have a job opening right now. In sales terms, you are “cold calling” an employer with a letter of introduction with information about you exclusively – often nothing about them or their job opening. The exception is when you want to specifically target an organization and create more of an exclusive feel to the letter to them. But most often, these letters are mass produced and quickly paired with your resume to drop off or send to an employer.
LinkedIn Profile Creation or Update – $69.99
With LinkedIn updates, I will either create an account for you or update your existing one with your current resume information. If I have completed your resume resume, the cost is $69.99. If I have not there is an additional cost of $20 simply because it requires more time. Included in the update is keyword optimization that assists recruiters in locating job candidates; a customized address for your LinkedIn account so people can find you more easily (ie LinkedIn.com/in/FirstLastname); and I also design a cover image for the header area that creates a polished look for your personal brand.
Other Writing – Ask for Pricing
I have limited my workload to mainly focus on the work mentioned above as that is my core strength, however, depending on my schedule I may take on additional writing projects for clients. You are welcome to approach me about additional work and pricing, but please understand that I may have to reject it as time and quality are values that I take serious.
Order Rushes – Ask for Pricing
I recognize that sometimes clients need a project done more quickly than I can initially respond to. I typically book work as it comes in (first come first serve). However, sometimes clients have delays in their life that force me to push their work back and it creates an opening. While I always love the extra free time, I am willing to book work on a rush order basis if I have an opening where that’s possible. But I do charge a premium as it means giving up free time. Feel free to ask me about rush order potential and its associated cost.