Is the resume the best place for me to start?

If you plan to use similar skills in a similar industry, the resume is a great place to start. If you aren’t sure which companies or job roles to apply, then your first step is to identify your target. Your resume will likely disappear into space if you are writing it without a direction of where you are headed.

What can we accomplish in a two-hour session?

Sessions vary depending on your needs, but in a two-hour resume-focused session we could:

  • Evaluate keywords from the job description and your resume.
  • Identify your top qualifications, skills, and work history relevant to target employers.
  • Determine a strategize to customize your resume for a specific job.
    Begin summarizing your qualifications and professional experience.
  • Make the case to employers about how you will contribute.

You decide if you want to finish on your own, continue to collaborate, or hire me to work on your resume and cover letter independently. After our first session, you can decide in hour increments until completion, or until employment.

How does our session work?

We meet remotely by Skype, so that we can interact face to face and utilize screen sharing to collaborate. You will want to add me as a Skype contact before our meeting, and make sure you are on a computer big enough to read to make our time together as productive as possible.

We can meet face to face in a coffeeshop in SE Portland.

How should I prepare for our session?

Start by asking yourself some key questions, such as:

  • What skills do I use at my job that I like?
  • What do I like about my current job?
  • What isn’t working for me about my current employment situation?
  • What do I want less of in my next job?
  • What do I want more of in my next job?

Use these answers to locate a position announcement of a typical job you want and meet the qualifications. Send it to me along with your most recent resume (or at least a company / job title / dates timeline).

Do you have more questions?

Contact me — I’d love to answer them.