Resumes, Cover Letters & Process

Resumes

I provide intensive, one-on-one service and utilize best practices to create a resume that inspires interviews and offers. My process frequently yields compelling information that clients have not considered.

Fees – Because each person’s track record and existing resume vary widely, please contact me for an exact price by emailing your existing resume to me – carolyn@carolyncottresumes.com –  (in Word, preferably) as well as one job description that represents the position you’re seeking. I’ll then get back to you with my thoughts on specifically what needs doing as well as the fee.

Cover Letters

I write concise, powerful cover letters that introduce you and create interest. Research findings reveal that inadequate cover letters do more damage than good and can result in resumes not being read at all.

The Process

Comprehensive, personal, and easy

  1. Free review of your existing resume and/or other materials in the context of the type of position you’re targeting (in the current market, only highly targeted resumes are effective).
  2. I’ll provide an assessment of any gaps between where your materials currently stand and what is needed to be effective, and let you know the exact price.
  3. Preliminary phone call (484.254.6513) to set up our consult, process timeline, delivery, and payment plan.
  4. I’ll email initial questions to you, the answers to which you’ll email to me 24 hours prior to our consult (to allow me to prepare questions for our consult).
  5. In-depth consult in which we’ll explore your achievements, contributions, skills, and distinguishing value.
  6. You’ll receive the first iteration in 10 business days.
  7. We’ll work intensively on subsequent iterations until we are both completely satisfied with the final product.

Professional resume-writing fees can, in some cases, be tax-deductible.