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Answer a few questions to assess your career needs and find out which of our services is right for you.

First Off...

Where are you at right now, in terms of employment?

  1. I have a job that’s in the line of work I want to continue doing. I'm just covering my bases in case something happens.
  2. I'm currently working but the writing's on the wall: things are tough here and there's a good chance I'll a need a new job soon.
  3. I have a job but it’s not really in my line of work; it’s just to hold me over until I find the real deal.
  4. I’m unemployed—my last job just ended within the last 6 months.
  5. I’ve been on the hunt for over 6 months. I need to do something different or at least bring in a fresh perspective.
  6. I'm out of work and unsure what the next step should be.

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Looking for work while you're employed has its pros and cons. It's nice to have money coming in, but it may seem tough to find time and energy to get your search underway. How clear are you on what type of job you want to pursue?

  1. Crystal clear. I know exactly what type of work I want, including representative job title(s).
  2. Very clear. I have pinpointed some well defined job titles that are closely related. That is, there is a lot of overlap between the functions of each role I'm purusing.
  3. Sort of clear. I've identitifed some distinct target jobs that I'm qualified for and interested in, but they don't seem all that related.
  4. I’d rather not be pigeonholed, thank you very much. I have several interests, that are all worth pursuing. That said, I'm not sure which ones to zero in on first or how many I should tackle at once.
  5. I'm open. I'll take whatever job I can get.
  6. No idea, hence the reason I'm looking for help.

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No one likes to be unemployed. Let's do what we can to get you back to work. How clear are you on what type of job you want to pursue?

  1. Crystal clear. I know exactly what type of work I want, including representative job title(s).
  2. Very clear. I have pinpointed some well defined job titles that are closely related. That is, there is a lot of overlap between the functions of each role I'm purusing.
  3. Sort of clear. I've identitifed some distinct target jobs that I'm qualified for and interested in, but they don't seem all that related.
  4. I’d rather not be pigeonholed, thank you very much. I have several interests, that are all worth pursuing. That said, I'm not sure which ones to zero in on first or how many I should tackle at once.
  5. I'm open. I'll take whatever job I can get.
  6. No idea, hence the reason I'm looking for help.

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Great so you have some clearly defined ideas for job prospects. How closely related is your current/last job to these target jobs?

  1. Spot on. I'm doing exactly what I want to be doing in my next position, but perhaps with a bigger salary.
  2. Pretty close. I'm looking to take the next step in my career so it's a very logical transition, like from a sales rep to a regional sales manager. I've never done what I'm planning on doing next but I'm well equipped to take on that role.
  3. Sort of related. I want to keep doing the same thing, just in a different industry. For example I want to keep doing sales, but in medical devices not foreign automotive parts.
  4. Not at all. I'm making a career transition in terms of job function and possibly industry too. As an example, I was a managing partner at my law firm but now I want to supervise a team of yacht salesmen to leverage my long-standing hobby.
  5. I wish I could tell you. I guess I need to further define what my next position will be before I can measure the gap of which you speak.

OK, Time to Talk Resumesnode A

We may be jumping ahead here, but which statement best describes your feelings about your current resume?

  1. I like the way my resume is written. I just need an expert to spruce up the format, do some proofreading, and make sure my resume has the look and feel of a consummate professional in my line of work and at my level of experience.
  2. I have a resume but it’s not working as well as it should be. I need a professional to help me remember my best accomplishments, develop a strategy, and rewrite the entire thing, or at least the last 5-10 years.
  3. I don’t have a resume - at least not one I would like to work from. Let’s go with whole nine yards and start from scratch.
  4. I’m mostly concerned about the grammar and mechanics of my resume. I’d like to hire a pro to ensure the grammar, spelling, punctuation, captilization, sentence structure, etc. is immaculate and consistent. A new format wouldn’t hurt either.
  5. Resume? I'm not quite there. Let's talk a bit more about my next career move, first.
  6. To be honest, I’m not sure what I’m looking for.

Image is Everything node B

So it’s format and grammar you’re mostly concerned about? No problem, we have a service dedicated completely to these criteria, since the way a resume appears at a glance and its ease of navigation can often "make or break" your chances for an interview. How many pages is your existing résumé that you'd like us to polish up?

  1. 1 page
  2. 1.5 pages
  3. 2 pages
  4. 2.5 pages
  5. 3 pages
  6. Over 3 pages

First Things First node C

It sounds like we should hold off on the resume for a minute to help you assess where you’re at and where you’d like to be. Which perspective do you most resonate with?

  1. I’m feeling overwhelmed. What I really need is someone to talk to in order to find my way to meaningful work and to develop a plan to help me get there.
  2. I need options. I’d like to generate some possible career paths because right now I’m unsure about what’s out there for me.
  3. I have some ideas but since I'm making a transition, I'd like some help drawing parallels between the skills I've used in my previous work and those I'll be using in my next career.
  4. I’m eager to take some career assessments that will help me put a name to my skills, interests, preferences, and personal and professional priorities.
  5. I know the direction I want to go in but I’d like to do a bit more field research before I put myself out there. I need some help coming up with strategies to learn more about these options I’ve identitfied.
  6. I’ve got a career plan but I’d like help locating someone in my chosen field who’s doing what I’m doing and can tell me the ins and outs of their profession.

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Sounds like you’re looking for a thorough service that will completely transform your résumé (or build you a brand new one!). You’re in good hands. We’ve been doing this since 2001 and one thing we’ve learned is that different clients have different needs. How long would you like your new résumé to be?

  1. 1 page
  2. 1-2 pages
  3. 2-3 pages
  4. Over 3 pages
  5. I don’t know. That’s why I’m hiring a professional!


Not sure what length to go with? Read our quick article on the kinds of job seekers that should have a 1-page résumé.

Less Is More node E

Short and sweet is always a good tactic in résumé writing, that is, as long as you’re not leaving out important accomplishments. So now the question is, who’s your audience?

  1. Creativity is paramount. The people reading my résumé are going to be looking at my style, level of innovation, visual sensibility, and ability to present myself in a non-conventional yet professional manner (by format and message).
  2. Technology is key with me. Although I’m looking to please the screeners and HR reps, I need to show depth of technical knowledge, tools, and ideology, and perhaps highlight some of my key projects to impress my peers.
  3. This is business. Let’s be sure to keep the format eye-catching but conventional and professional. The people looking at my résumé will be mostly concerned with being able to quickly find and evaluate my quantified accomplishments.
  4. None of these sound like me. Sorry.

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Sounds like you’re looking for a service that will completely transform your résumé (or build you a brand new one!).

You’re in good hands. We’ve been doing this since 2001 and one thing we’ve learned is that different clients have different needs. So, how much work experience do you have to showcase?

  1. I'm just getting going. I have less than 5 years of experience. In fact, this will be one of my first résumés!
  2. I’m pretty well-versed in the world of work, having been fully entrenched in my profession for 5-10 years.
  3. I’m deep into my multifaceted career -— about 10-20 years, give or take.
  4. I have over 20 years’ experience, most of which I definitely want to cover on my résumé.
  5. It’s time for something new. I’m far into my career in terms of years of experience but I’d like to switch directions, even if that means truncating my experience. I realize I may have to take a step backward to go forward.

Blazing a Trailnode G

We’re excited to help you at this early stage of your career. There’s always plenty to brag about when looking through your training, affiliations, and professional experience. And we’ll help you find it. So who’s your audience and what do they care about?

  1. Creativity is paramount. The people reading my résumé are going to be looking at my style, level of innovation, visual sensibility, and ability to present myself in a non-conventional yet professional manner (in terms of format and message).
  2. Let's keep it traditional but attention-grabbing.An innovative format is less important than a professional, clean, crisp document with a compelling storyline.
  3. It's all about business.I'm looking to satisfy the demands of hiring people in the corporate, non-profit, or government sector.
  4. How should I know?!That's why I'm hiring someone: to help me understand what my target audience is looking for and to write a resume that speaks their language.
  5. I'm looking for something a little different. My industry may not call for it but I want to break some rules and present myself in a completely different format than a typical resume.
  6. None of these sound like me, sorry.Although I'm just starting off, I don't fit easily into a box.

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You’re an expert in what you do. That certainly will make our job easier in terms of building you a focused résumé. So who’s your audience and what do they care about?

  1. Creativity is paramount. The people reading my résumé are going to be looking at my style, level of innovation, visual sensibility, and ability to present myself in a non-conventional yet professional manner (in terms of format and message).
  2. Science and Technology are key with me. Although I’m looking to please the screeners and HR reps, I need to show depth of technical knowledge, industry tools, and job-specific methodologies. That, and perhaps we should highlight some of my key projects to impress my (equally as technical) peers.
  3. This is business. Let’s be sure to keep the format eye-catching but conventional and professional. The people looking at my résumé will be mostly concerned with quickly finding and evaluating my quantified, bottom-line oriented accomplishments.
  4. How should I know?!That's why I'm hiring someone: to help me understand what my target audience is looking for, and to write a resume that speaks their language.
  5. I'm looking for something a little different. My industry may not call for it but I want to break some rules and present myself in a completely different format than a typical resume.
  6. None of these sound like me, sorry.I just don't fit into any of these boxes.

Walking The Walknode I

Mid-career professionals are a pleasure to work with. They’ve “been there done that” and they’re eager for more, whether it be moving in a new direction or staying the course. So what’s the focus of your next position?

  1. Although it’s somewhat early in my career, I’ve already excelled into an executive role. I’m looking to directly steer the performance and market position of my next organization,, generating both strategic and tactical plans to maximize revenues. I’m mainly concerned with P&L management, organizational (re)structuring, mergers and aquisitions, and and other high-level growth strategies.
  2. I’ll be taking on a leadership role, but with my focus on people management, namely assembling, developing, and motivating staff. I like owning my work, coaching and evaluating direct reports and colleagues, and watching my team succeed.
  3. As a project manager, I keep things on task and running smoothly.I don’t have direct reports per se but I’m entrusted with coordinating cross-functional teams, often working right alongside my staff to get the job done.
  4. I'm ready to shift into management.I've been in lead individual contributor roles for a while now, and I'm looking to attain the mid-management title I deserve, clearly denoting my talent in organizing and driving departmental teams.
  5. I’ve progressed far in my career but remain an individual contributor, meaning I’m not interested in having the focus of my work be on managing people, projects, or anything for that matter. I'm good at what I do and I want to keep doing it.
  6. I really don't know.Narrowing down the focus is a problem.

Been There, Done That node J

You’re an expert in your field. So are we. It will be a pleasure helping you progress into the next chapter or your work life —- speaking of which, what’s going to be the focus of your next position?

  1. From an executive perspective, I’m looking to directly steer the performance and market position of my next organization,, generating both strategic and tactical plans to maximize revenues. I’m mainly concerned with P&L management, organizational (re)structuring, mergers and aquisitions, and and other high-level growth strategies.
  2. I’ll be taking on a leadership role, but with my focus on people management, namely assembling, developing, and motivating staff. I like owning my work, coaching and evaluating direct reports and colleagues, and watching my team succeed.
  3. As a project manager, I keep things on task and running smoothly.I don’t have direct reports per se but I’m entrusted with coordinating cross-functional teams, often working right alongside my staff to get the job done.
  4. I'm ready to shift into management.I've been in lead individual contributor roles for a while now, and I'm looking to attain the mid-management title I deserve, clearly denoting my talent in organizing and driving departmental teams.
  5. I’ve progressed far in my career but remain an individual contributor, meaning I’m not interested in managing people, projects, or anything for that matter. I’ve been doing the same thing for a while and I want to keep it that way.
  6. I really don't know.Narrowing down the focus is a problem.

Lots To Say node K

As your career twists and turns so too should your résumé. Perhaps you’re deep into one career or moving into your second or third. Whatever the case, you have nearly 2 decades (or more) of relevant work experience to cover on your résumé. So how are you going to leverage all of that experience?

  1. From an executive perspective, I’m looking to evaluate my next company’s performance on many levels and generate short- and long-term objectives for my managers and staff to carry out. I’m mainly concerned with P&L management, organizational restructuring, and strategic planning.
  2. I’m most concerned with illustrating my management and leadership experience over people, projects, and processes. I like owning my work, coordinating folks, executing initiatives from start to finish, and earning credit for team efforts.
  3. I’ve recently shifted or am currently shifting into a new line of work. That said, I feel most of my work history is still quite pertinent to my new field and therefore do not want to sacrifice much of it. I see myself coming in at the mid-to-senior level.
  4. I’ve switched careers but I’m still the one in charge. Same stuff different industry. As part of the steering committee, I see myself directly linked to the organizational and fiscal prosperity of my next employer.

Not Sure? node K

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