One of the things we love about writing résumés is knowing that we help people be successful in their job searches. That is the measure of our success at the craft of writing résumés. Here are some success stories:
After I submitted your résumé I had an immediate phone interview...
"Just wanted to let you know that I will be starting my new job at [life sciences company] this coming Monday. Right after I submitted your résumé I had an immediate phone interview and then two live follow-up interviews." -Joe D. (compliance director)
I have a new job...
"I have a new job as the Associate Registrar at [educational institution], and I did not forget all your help with my résumé as your skills helped me get through the electronic door." -D.G., (associate registrar)
I start my new job next Monday
"A large part of getting in the door and getting the interview had to do with that outstanding résumé you created for me. I wanted to say thank you and repeat that I thought you did a fabulous job. It worked out great and I start my new job next Monday." -Tom Q. (operations director)
Everyone who has seen the résumé ... has been very impressed.
"Please accept my sincere thanks on a job well done. Everyone who has seen the résumé you completed has been very impressed. Thank you, thank you." -Janis M. (accountant)
I landed the job!! I actually got positive comments (about the résumé) from the director ...
"I just wanted to say again how thoroughly impressed I was by the résumé you prepared for me: thorough, well laid out and truly makes you want to "read on." I now feel I have the tools to make the right presentation and really be able to sell myself." ... "Just a quick note to let you know that I landed the job!! The résumé certainly stood out from the rest of the pack. I actually got positive comments about it from the director of my new company." -Howard P. (real estate property management)
... people tell me that my résumé is one of the best they've ever seen ...
"I've had people tell me that my résumé is one of the best they've ever seen and asked if they could pass it on to other agencies for them to see as a great example of a résumé. I had no idea my skills and assets could sound that good. A real confidence booster for me during the difficult time of being unemployed." -Katie H. (marketing/event planning)
I started my new job last week ... None of this would be happening ... if it weren't for you ...
"Thank you so much for helping me revise my résumé. I've felt so confident walking into my recent interviews and discussing my employment history. I started my new job last week with training and then I'll be in the field. None of this would be happening right now if it weren't for you!! Thank you so much for all you've done." -Jamie C. (pharmaceutical sales)
... immediately identifying who I am and emphasizing my technical and leadership abilities.
"The new résumé is great. I felt the top of the first page was particularly well formatted, immediately identifying who I am and emphasizing my technical and leadership abilities. The wording you used throughout had impact and the testimonials were a noteworthy addition. You obviously have some practice at this!" -Brian R. (medical devices operations manager)
... you are the ultimate pro!
"I really appreciate your flexibility and responsiveness-you are the ultimate pro!" -Laurie B. (educational consulting)
Thanks to your help I got a job ...
"Thanks to your help I got a job and started a month ago doing medical billing." -Susan S. (accounts payable)
'Yeah, I did do all that.' I just didn't know how to say it ...
"WOW! These are both excellent and exceed my expectations; the vocabulary is particularly impressive to me. I have a hard time translating my experience into precise professional language so it makes me smile to read the résumé and cover letter and think, 'Yeah, I did do all that.' I just didn't know how to say it that way." -Brian G. (community outreach)
"Excellent work! This will work well for me." -Mark M. (project management/technical support)
... a pleasure working with you ... very prompt and professional.
"The documents look terrific. It was a pleasure working with you. You know your profession, have great client service skills, and are very prompt and professional. So thank you! -Laurie K. (marketing/public relations)
... the concise, well-worded résumé ... made this possible.
"I made it into the final round and I'm certain the concise, well-worded résumé you wrote for me made this possible. Thanks so much." -Marion F. (program administration)
I am so very excited to send this résumé out!
"Thank you very much! The résumé and cover letter are pretty amazing; they are both beautifully written … and I am so very excited to send this résumé out!" -Natalie C. (social worker)
Your product quality is excellent.
"I appreciate your efforts on this; your product quality is excellent." -Allan S. (finance specialist)
Just returned from the interview.
"Sent my résumé in for the job I sent you. Just returned from the interview. I have a second and third interview scheduled this week with the regional directors! By the way, they liked the way you listed the core competencies." –Lynda R. (sales coordinator)
I'm very pleased ...
"I'm very pleased; it's concise, clear and professional." –Larry G. (physician)
I really appreciate all the help and suggestions you've given me.
"I've looked over the two documents and everything looks amazing! I really appreciate all the help and suggestions you've given me. The résumé and cover letter look great...I'm sure my job search will be easier now. Thank you so much." –Rob G. (entry-level attorney)
I want my cover letter to look as awesome as my résumé does!
"Oh my goodness, Bea, this is AMAZING! Do you also write cover letters? I have a standard cover letter that I modify for each job, but now I want my cover letter to look as awesome as my résumé does!" -Laura D. (purchasing specialist, federal style résumé)
My résumé was very well liked and received.
"I just want to thank you very much for writing my résumé. I have been extended a lateral transfer job with my company to [state] which, as you know, is exactly what I wanted. My résumé was very well liked and received." –Jerry L. (manufacturing technician)
I just want to thank you so much ...
"I just want to thank you so much for doing such a FANTASTIC job on my résumé and cover letter." –Debbie R. (bookkeeper)
I applied for and got a new position here ...
"Your work on my résumé was fantastic! And by the way, I applied for and got a new position here as Associate VP of Academics, so thanks again." –Fred R. (college administrator)
It's such a relief to feel great about my résumé!
"It's such a relief to feel great about my résumé! You are so talented. Thanks again!" –Eric K. (customer service executive)
... your extraordinary talents as a résumé writer definitely helped me land a job ...
"I got a job! Just want to let you know that your extraordinary talents as a résumé writer definitely helped me land a job as Director of Health Services. Feels so good; you rock!" –Beth E. (health and nursing administrator)
... truly outlines what my skills are.
"This looks great. Presents much cleaner than what I had and truly outlines what my skills are. Thanks so much." –Nina T. (marketing/operations manager)
I am very comfortable and DELIGHTED with my résumé ...
"I am very comfortable and DELIGHTED with my résumé and am looking forward to sending it out to prospective employers. I loved the format you used; it was what I was trying to do and was not able to manage on my own." – Sandra H. (librarian)
I am so thrilled that the résumé worked this well in getting me this job.
"I got a job! I sent my cosmetologist résumé to [employer]. They telephoned me and pretty much hired me on the spot. I am so thrilled that the résumé worked this well in getting me this job. I couldn't have done it without you. (My parents are really happy, too!)" –Abi P. (cosmetologist)
... made it easy for me to work with you.
"Your excellent professional demeanor and precision made it easy for me to work with you. My family will keep your services in mind. Thank you for your time and help." -F.G. (paralegal)
I appreciate your time and follow-up ...
"I am really pleased with the final result. I appreciate your time and follow-up, and look forward to putting my résumé out there." –Jill M. (client relations specialist)
I just wanted you to know that I got a nice job ...
"I just wanted you to know that I got a nice job and it was all because of the résumé. Thank you." – Gail N. (geriatric aide)
You have articulated what I do better ...
"You have articulated what I do better than I have ever been able to. Thanks!" –Melissa C. (marketing information specialist)
Résumé looks great ...
"Résumé looks great; you write well." –Peter S. (school superintendent)
Thanks again for the help.
"I received the hard copies and CD today. Thanks again for the help. Your work is outstanding!" –Mark S. (sales and marketing executive)
... thank you for your hard work on my résumé.
"I wanted to take the time to thank you for your hard work on my résumé. I have two really nice job prospects already in line. Wish me luck!" –Rich R. (financial account manager)
Sent it to 12 companies and got six interviews.
"Thank you for all you did in writing my résumé. Everyone who read it was impressed. Sent it to 12 companies and got six interviews. Will start my new job next week. Thanks, again!" –Charlie B. (boiler room operator)
... I have a third interview this week!
"Thanks to your expertise I have a third interview this week!" –Peter T. (regional sales manager)
Thank you so much for an outstanding job.
"Thank you so much for an outstanding job." –Ed W. (museum director)
... both [children] were accepted to [school of music] ...
"Wanted to let you know that both [children] were accepted to [school of music]. We are all so excited! Thank you so much for the great résumés you wrote for both of them." -Tracey B. (parent of college-bound music students)