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RESUME WRITING SERVICE ... for clients in the $60,000 to $200,000+
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MASTER RESUME WRITING FEES: Hi,
I'm Regina Pontow. As a Professional Resume Writer I've
authored 13 resume/career books and 15,000+ resumes for job seekers in
the $20,000 to $200,000+ range. My fee for resumes containing 4-5 jobs/ job titles is
$250. Resumes with more than 5 jobs/job titles may take me
more time to complete and therefore I may need to charge more than
$250. If your resume contains more than 5 jobs you can send
your resume to me at email@example.com
with 2-3 lines about your job and salary goals and I will let you know
what the fee will be or if I can stay within the 2.5 hours or $250
FEES FOR COVER LETTERS & ASCII RESUME
CONVERSION: Cover letters
are $50. Resume conversion to ASCII format is $75.
The vast majority, or about 95% of my clients, write their own cover
letters once they learn the 7 critical steps outlined on my home page
and by using the cover letter chapter of my book, which is provided
FREE with my Master Resume Writing Service.
you've come to this page directly and not read the testimonials on my
home page that speak of $25K-$50K SALARY INCREASES
a result of my Master Resume Writing Service, then you might want to
read 4 of them below, or jump past them to continue learning more about
how I work with resume clients. Obviously, not everyone is
going to achieve these types of salary increases ... but it is very
encouraging to know that my skills and strategies have consistently
resulted in salary increases whether it was $200 more per month or over
$50,000 more ... as well as consistently generating double, triple and
even 100% interview rates ... and all documented by hundreds of other
career professionals who have seen similar client successes!
|Regina's master resume writing service ...
"rocketed my salary more than $50,000+ and well over the $100K mark ...
now I'm looking at moving into the $180K range." Jeff
Cross, General Manager / Business Development Manager
| Regina, the resume you wrote caught the
attention of the world's leading software
manufacturer. Thanks for helping inspire me through your
thoughtful questions and objective interpretation of my work history.
I'm sure it made a big difference in my ability to be recognized in a
competitive environment and cross the $100,000 threshold. By
the way, the offer I accepted was an increase of $25K annually (21%
Sales Account Executive / Operations Manager, Rachel Pizarro
Executive managing sales operations generating over $230 million in
annual sales, I hired Regina to rewrite my resume. First she
asked me dozens of questions by email and then rewrote my entire resume
... I'm once again employed as a General Sales Manager for a 28-office
operation. My new resume was instrumental in landing the
position at a salary that was very close to what I had been making in
my previous position, and with the incentives we built in, can end up
being significantly more! So many thanks to her ... and I've
been referring people to her site constantly since she wrote my
Sales Manager, Gary Large.
headings you suggested
for my resume worked wonders. I applied with a leading
software company and was 1 of only 3 people interviewed out of 400
applicants. I went on to land a position at a 10% salary increase with
another firm but both experiences speak highly of the success of the
ProvenResumes system! Mikel Schutz, Materials
YOUR RESUME HAVE ANY OF THESE PROBLEMS?
|-It doesn't create an
image that matches the salary/job level you want
| -It doesn't provide a
short, comprehensive summary of your top 4-5 skill areas
| -It doesn't use $, #
and % extensively to drive home your key achievements
| -It doesn't market your
bottom line achievements, making you highly attractive to potential
| -It doesn't effectively
market your transferable skills
| -It doesn't use layout
that directs the reader's eye to your top skills in seconds
| -It doesn't replace
your weak, unrelated job titles with skill headings that match the jobs
| -It doesn't use
subheads that grab attention and drive the reader through your resume
| -It doesn't omit work
history dates that make you appear too old
| -It doesn't convince
employers that you are well qualified and a top candidate
| -It doesn't capitalize
on most your relevant experience, even if it's short
| -It doesn't prioritize
your most important skills for maximum impact
| -It doesn't create an
image of your skills strong enough to drive the interview forward
| -It doesn't market you
strongly enough to offset an employer's risk in hiring you
| -It doesn't effectively
market your lower level jobs if you are a recent graduate
| -It doesn't
de-emphasize your short or erratic work history
MAY BE FACING
You may also be experiencing one or
several of the following problems.
| -You've sent out
hundreds of resumes but only landed 1-2 interviews
| -You are landing
interviews but getting terrible salary offers
| -You get 2nd &
3rd interviews but don't get hired
| -You are trying to make
a career change but can't get interviews
| -You need a higher
salary but you don't look qualified
| -You want management,
have the skills but not the titles
| -You are a recent
graduate, but can't get interviews for better jobs
| -You have skills for a
better job but can't land interviews
| -You are in a highly
competitive field and need a very strong resume
| -You are re-entering
the workforce after an absence and can't get any interviews
| -Interviewers tell you,
'You are overqualified.'
| -Interviewers tell you,
'You are underqualified.'
| -You are an executive
with a limited pool of jobs you can apply for, therefore your resume
must maximize each contact and generate interviews at every possible
identified with any of these statements, rest assured that I have dealt
successfully with all of these issues teaching hundreds of resume
workshops and being a Master Resume/Job Search Trainer for Employment
Security and Workforce Programs, Universities, Municipalities and
Corporations. Click here for more testimonials.
WHAT I OFFER YOU AS A PROFESSIONAL
forte in creating resumes is: First,
truly caring about the work I do. I realize that resumes impact how my
clients feel about themselves and their skills. Resumes also
have a dramatic impact on our standard of living based on the salaries
we generate or loss of income we experience due to a weak resume that
generates few or no interviews, or an extended job search--often
without a paycheck.
Second, I love
marketing. I have studied and integrated proven advertising
techniques (how to direct and control the eye path, how to create
content that sells) into the creation of resumes that really do stand
report that their resumes get selected out of 400 to 2000+ resumes--and
that they not only land the interview--they get hired! Now
that's a real feat!
Third, I approach resume
writing much differently than larger services that tend to crank out
the resumes or hire the writing out to a staff of writers. As
a result, I apply the 20 years of experience I have writing 15,000
resumes, teaching hundreds of resume workshops and training
professionals in this field ... from this experience I know critical
questions to ask you in order to elevate and control your image ... and
take it to a level that matches the jobs and salary you
Below, you'll see how dramatically my key questions along with your
answers can change your resume. Here's an excellent example of a
dramatic change in one client's resume ... Her old resume had this
statement buried in a block of other uninteresting statements:
Provide pre and
post sales support for global accounts.
KEY QUESTION: "What is the level of revenue
generated from such accounts? How
many projects do you manage annually?"
HER ANSWER: "I
manage the XXX account with a current annual revenue plan of $84
million. As the
Global Service Installation Lead, last year I managed 525 projects; 200
new installations and 325 maintenance projects."
Compare the statement above to her new one
below, along with the bolded subhead I used to start that section:
STATEMENT AFTER ANSWERING MY KEY QUESTION
Installations for $72 Million Account -
Lead the Global Service Installation Team in management of the X
account with current annual revenue plan of $84 million; held
responsibility for managing 200 new installations and 325 maintenance
projects in 2001.
you'll agree the new statement would certainly be more likely to
generate higher salary offers and for jobs requiring this level of
experience ... more interviews!
By knowing what questions to ask and then writing powerful content
using my client's answers I am able to achieve a dramatic
transformation between before and after resumes.
Asking questions is probably the most
important thing I do for clients ... since most of us feel stonewalled
when it comes to writing our own resumes.
I bring a skilled, fresh perspective to the
resume and combine it with strategies proven to grab attention, sell
the person at their highest level, and insert key achievements that are
unique to each client so that they shine ... the vast majority of
resumes do none of this!
Understanding how to direct and control the employer's/recruiter's eye
path, I very carefully set up job titles and skill headings so that
they stand out and quickly grab attention.
Once the entire resume is re-written I then go
through it and pick out the most powerful statements in the resume that
convey skills in 3-5 major areas (those employers will be most
interested in based on each person's specific career goals) and use
that to write the objective and summary of qualifications section.
I also like clients to send 2-3 job ads
representing of the range of jobs they want and have clients underline
all the skills in the ads they possess and select and combine key
skills from the ads with what I've selected from the body of the resume
in order to create a TRULY POWER OBJECTIVE & SUMMARY SECTION
for the top of the resume!
created skill headings and subheadings for thousands of resumes, my
skill in this area is very strong.
For example, I
taught a resume workshop for a City of Seattle Human
Resources Management group wanting to help staff apply for internal job
positions. I asked the group to underline skills in an Administrative
Assistant ad, place all related skills together, and then create skill
headings for each set of skills.
It was evident how much better I was at this than the average HR
person. Their skill headings were generic and
weak. For example, one of the
skills requested in the ad was Create
and Maintain PC Databases. They came up with Computer
Skills as a skill heading. My skill heading was PC/Database
Administration. Which skill heading
conveys a stronger image and ability to work at a higher level as an
Administrative Assistant? Which
heading makes this person sound like he/she is worth a higher salary?
with this same group we analyzed an ad for a
CEO/General Manager. It listed these
management, labor laws and union contract negotiation. Oversee
facility and employee expansion programs. Supervising
up to 200 staff in multi-site locations.
WHICH HEADING IS STRONGER & MORE LIKELY
TO GENERATE MORE $$ & INTERVIEWS?
HR MANAGEMENT .... OR ...
MULTI-DIVISION HR MANAGEMENT / LEADER CORPORATE EXPANSION
class came up with headings like HR
Management. My skill heading was: Multi-Division
HR Management & Leader Corporate Expansion. Which
heading will be most effective in grabbing this particular employer's
attention? Landing more interviews? Landing a higher salary?
Click here to see full
example of before & resumes that I've
written when apply all the strategies I just described and resulted in
pay increases ranging from $2K to $30K more and doubled or tripled
Lastly, when you've ordered my MASTER RESUME WRITING SERVICE
you'll receive my Proven Resumes Book free of charge ... clients find
through the process of my writing their resume with them ... that they
learn a tremendous amount about how to create a resume that elevates
their image, ability to land more interviews and negotiate higher
salaries. This knowledge combined with the 350+pages of my
results in clients telling me that they have gained far more
the $250 spent for a new resume. Clients report they now
understand how to control not only their current job search but future
job searches ... how to successfully apply for a greater range of jobs
... make a career move ... and market themselves more effectively on
the job to achieve accelerated career growth and promotions.
clients understand the strategies I've used to improve their resume ...
the are able to combine and strengthen this knowledge by reading the
Cover Letter portion of the free Proven Resumes series ... and create
cover letters that increase interview rates 200% to 300% or
Clients report a similar response when needing to convert their resumes
to electronic format. By using the electronic
section of my book ... many have reported generating a 200% to 500%
increase in online hits to their resumes ... they feel like they
finally know what they are doing online in their electronic job
search. Helping clients achieve this sense of personal power is
always my goal and is what gives me renewed career satisfaction and
How Quickly I Can Complete Your Resume
I like to have 5 to 8 business days to complete your resume (see next
paragraph if you need your resume more quickly). That includes sending
your information to me and the first day my reviewing it and sending
you initial questions. I usually put you back on my schedule
day after you return answers. Then I revise the first job in
resume and send it to you for review. You return it and I put
back on my schedule the next day. I then revise the rest of
body of your resume and send it to you for review. You return
your comments or changes and I put you back on my schedule for the next
day. Then I write the objective and summary section and send
to you as a final draft. In this way we actively work
and you are able to let me know what you like or if there is some
additional area of expertise you would like included or
You Need Your Resume More Quickly
If you need your resume sooner than 5-8 business days, send me a note
with your resume and let me check my schedule to see if I can fit you
in. I don't take rush jobs that I charge additional fees for
because I won't bump existing clients who have already paid.
I don't feel it's fair or professional for me to put off a prior
client's work for a day or two so that I can complete a job that I will
be paid more for. However, if you need the work done more
quickly and I have time to do so without bumping anyone else, then I
will let you know if I can meet your timeline.
How I Write Your Resume With You
Before I began writing resumes via the internet and e-mail, I spent 10
years writing resumes with clients in person asking dozens of questions
and then rewriting the entire resume with them. Working on
time-pressure I learned how to create powerful resumes in an average of
2.5 hours. From those years of experience, I have developed a keen
ability to quickly analyze the top skills needed for particular
industries and market each individual's strongest traits and
achievements to match the jobs and salary desired. I now apply the same
skills working with resume clients by
Once I receive the 4 items listed below, I read through all of the
information and then send you dozens of questions, some generic but
many very specific to your situation. At some point, I will
also ask you to read through the ads you send and underline all skills
in them that you possess (one reason I like to receive fairly meaty,
descriptive job ads rather than ones that are only 3-4
Once you return your answers, I then revise the first job/job title in
your resume and send it to you for review. You review it and
make comments (most clients write back and say it looks great! can't
wait to see the rest!). But this way we make sure we're
heading in the right direction before I write the entire
resume. I then write the rest of the body of your resume and
send it to you for review. You make any needed changes and
return it. Then I create the objective and summary section by
pulling out key achievements from the body of the resume and also
pulling key skills from the ads I had you read through and
underline. In this way we actively work together via email to
write your entire resume.
I've used this system online with clients since 1997 and this PROVEN,
MASTER RESUME WRITING SYSTEM is a key contributing factor to the
testimonials I've receive from my resume clients ... like the one from
Jeff Cross at the very top of this page ... and a $50,000 job increase
definitely speaks of the power of the PROVEN RESUMES
Once I receive your order, I'll send you FREE LINKS to my book, Proven
Resumes: Strategies That Have Increased Salaries with
recommended reading of the first and cover letter chapters (if you'll
be posting online then it's also good to read the electronic resume
chapter). If you're having confidence issues then it's a good
idea to read the Success Imagery chapter and if you are worried about
interviewing then you may also want to read that chapter as well.
|What I Need
1) Click the Pay Now button to
order the $250 Resume Consultation ...or
at 1-425-398-7378 and provide your credit card information by phone
(but I do like to let clients know I process your order online using
the same page as provided here in my site ... your information is input
over a secure connection to the PayPal shopping cart system which
is owned and operated by PayPal! ... a million dollar system that is
highly encrypted and secure).
me your resume as a Word attachment in .doc or .rtf format to firstname.lastname@example.org
e-mail me 2-3 paragraphs describing the
types of positions you want along with a short description of your
career and salary goals to email@example.com
e-mail 2-3 ads for the types of positions you want (if in higher income
brackets where positions aren't typically advertised please provide a
recruiter's job description or an overview of what you feel employers
will be looking for when hiring for the jobs you want).
Please copy and paste the information
from the ads into the body of your email or into a Word document and
email the ads to firstname.lastname@example.org
read the credit
card authorization form and type in your
name, address, city, state, zip and your email address certifying that
you authorize the charge to your credit card, then save the file and
attach it to an email to me at email@example.com.
If someone else is letting you use their card and it will be charged
under their name, please have them read the credit card authorization
and fill out the requested information and then send the file to me
from their email address so that their email address is verified and
associated with the approval.
If at any time you send me
information and I don't respond back to you within 2 days (except
weekends or a major holiday), please be sure to follow up with me as
there can often be email, Internet, or computer mishaps that cause
emails to be lost out in the Internet Ozone!!!
The Process I Go Through to Write
Resumes is Very Individualized
And Much Different That What Most Services Provide!
online resume services have you fill out a form and then write your
resume based on that information.
The form is a list of generic questions that
are not based on your particular career, salary goals, work history,
education or special achievements.
Personally, I don't see how anyone could
create the strongest resume possible without first reviewing this
information and then beginning to ask specific questions. That's why I like to
receive your resume, 2-3 paragraphs describing your career and salary
goals and 2-3 job ads that are representative of the types of jobs you
want ... so that I can review this information ... and based on all of
it ... begin asking you questions.
large resume writing services charge $95.
That sounds like a great buy ... but if you've
considered such a service--keep in mind that a good resume takes me a
minimum of 2.5 hours and I have over 20 years experience which has
enabled me to work quickly and I also type at 80-100 wpm. Services charging $95
either have to be putting in only 30 minutes on each resume or they've
hired writers that they pay $10 an hour ... many such writers have
never written resumes or worked with job seekers---their primary
qualification being a degree in journalism (I know because many have
contacted me to see if I will hire them).
I do encourage you to check out other
services, find out how many resumes each writer has written and ask for
testimonials like those at the top of this site ... also ask for
endorsements of that person's work from other career professionals ...
here you'll find lots of testimonials
about the success of my strategies used by College Deans, Employment
Security and Workforce Programs as well as what the Executive Director
of the Professional Association of Resume Writers had to say after
reading my book.
You Receive Your Resume By
E-Mail and You Keep The Master File
completed resume will be sent to you as an email
attachment that you can save to your hard disk or on a floppy disk
you to produce as many copies as you like.
Cover Letters and Electronic Resumes
letters generally take me an additional 30 to 45 minutes to write
fee of $50 to $75). As already
most clients find that after working with me on their resume and
cover letter portion of my Proven Resumes series that they are able to
powerful cover letters.
clients wish to have their resume converted into an electronic, plain
ASCII format. Generally it takes me 45 minutes to 60 minutes
(additional fee of
$75 to $100) to convert the resume into an electronic format and to
comprehensive keyword summary list for the top and body of the resume.
many clients find that by applying the strategies in the electronic
resume section of my book, that they are able to successfully convert
their own resumes to ASCII format!
look forward to working with you and helping you improve your
resume! Regina Pontow, Master Resume Writer & Author
Resumes: Strategies That Have Increased
Salaries & Changed Lives!
If you have any questions about my
service please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org