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Frequently Asked Questions

F.A.Q. regarding Resume Services

Q: What does it cost to have my resume rewritten?

A: It depends on how long your current resume is (if you have one), what your level of professionalism is, what industry you're in, and what your career plans are moving forward. Most resumes fall somewhere between $300 and $400. 

Q: I understand you perform free resume reviews. How can I get mine reviewed?

A: Yes. Please email it to me (elizabeth@propelyourselfnow.com) and I will review it within 24 hours. I will also need you to tell me what your career plans are moving forward and when you need the resume. Then I will give you a quote to have me rewrite it (no obligation).

Q: What is your typical turnaround time, and how will I know my resume finished?

A: The average turnaround time (from the time I start working on your resume) is between 2 and 3 business days. Keep in mind that it depends on how effective you are at getting me the information I need so I can get started. When I am finished with the DRAFT of your resume, I will email it to you for you to review. In the meantime, we may communicate back and forth with each other in case I need clarification on anything, or if you have any questions for me.

Q: Do I have to schedule a phone call with you before you get started?

A: No. I prefer to have a nice, personal conversation with you on the phone because it helps me get to know you and your situation better. But it's not necessary and isn't always feasible with work schedules and family priorities.

Q: What is included in the quote I'm given?

A: The quote includes a personal one-on-one phone call with me (about 30 minutes, usually less), an online career test (if necessary), a new resume (and cover letter, if ordered), your questions answered, unlimited emails back and forth, and excellent customer service.

 

 

Q: How do I pay you and when do I pay you?

A: I will email you an invoice through my website. I also take Venmo and PayPal. I will invoice you before I get started on your resume and/or cover letter. And I expect payment in full before work is started. Unfortunately, I've had a few instances where I did the work but never received payment. That is why I now expect payment first. 

Q: What if I am not satisfied with my resume?

A: We are all human, and mistakes get made and misunderstandings happen. I will do everything I can to make sure you are 100% satisfied with my services and your resume!

Q: Do I need a cover letter?

A: I highly recommend a cover letter. There are some jobs listed online that will say "do not apply without a cover letter." You do not want to scramble a cover letter together at the last minute, especially if that job is the perfect opportunity for you. Be prepared ahead of time. Statistically, 80% of applicants do not send a cover letter. Wouldn't it be nice to position yourself in the top 20%?

Q: Does a resume have to be 1 page?

A: No. A 1-page resume is typically for entry-level candidates. If you have over 5 years of experience, an extensive skillset, or a longer educational background (that included projects), then you can definitely have a 2-page resume. Typically a 3-page resume (or longer) is for professionals in the medical or financial fields. Most resumes fall in the 2-page range. And, as long as the resume is written correctly, the reader (recruiter, hiring manager, business owner) will take the time to read it. 

Get in Touch

Feel free to reach out via email. I will get back to you within 24 hours. Thank you!

Elizabeth Debol

Certified Professional Resume Writer & Career Coach

Propel Yourself Now

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