Leslie Ayres, The Job Search Guru & Resume Guru. Resume Services including Resume Writing, Cover Letters, Resume Advice and Services with Leslie Ayres, The Job Search Guru.

In This Job Market You Need A Resume Bullseye. Get Resume Writing Services, Cover Letter Advice and More from Leslie Ayres, The Job Search Guru.

To get the interview, you need a resume Bullsye.

Your resume has one job...to hit the target so they absolutely must give you the interview! Choose your resume package below >
The Resume Review, from Leslie Ayres the REAL Job Guru

A personal recorded critique of your resume about what does and doesn't work in your resume with specific recommendations for content, design, positioning and strategy.

Ever wish you could know exactly what a career recruiter thinks of your resume? Here's your chance.

I will evaluate and critique your resume with the checklist of a hiring manager, the eye of a designer, the insight of a marketer, and the know-how of an editor and document expert.

I’ll record my critique and ideas for you, from first impressions to the tiny details, and I won’t hold back.

I’ll tell you what you’re doing right, and where you may be going wrong. I’ll tell you how your resume stacks up against your competitors’ resumes, whether you’re entry level or a senior executive.

And best of all, I’ll give you specific suggestions for changes that will make it do a better job for you. All in my words direct to you.

Your Recorded Resume Critique will last up to 20 minutes, and when it’s ready, you’ll be sent the link to the recording so you can listen or download it. I can usually turn your Recorded Resume Critique around in two business days (sometimes sooner).

Then you’ll have expert guidance in making your resume rock on your own. And if you like how I think and agree with my ideas but don’t want to do the work yourself, the cost of your Recorded Resume Critique will be applied to your resume service.

Can be credited to a Brand New Resume within 30 days.

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The Resume Restart, from Leslie Ayres the REAL Job Guru

A fresh start creating a new modern resume for you from scratch, written and designed with a laser focus on getting you the interviews you want.

Here's the cold, hard truth: a great resume will make or break your job search.

And how your job search turns out determines how your future turns out. Right? So do the math. It doesn't take much to figure out that a great resume is a smart investment and a good career move because it will help you get a better job faster.

What is a great resume? It’s an easy-to-understand document that tells your story and makes it crystal clear what you bring to your new job, so that everyone who sees it (including computer screening software) will see what they are looking for, and you are proud to share it.

In fact, I’d say that most of the people I talk to who are stuck in a job search have a problem with their resume that, once fixed, changes everything, including their ability to interview with confidence and clarity. How do you know if your best choice to go out with the old and in with the new? Let’s talk if…

  • your resume is not getting you the interviews you want. Your resume has one primary job: to get the interview. If you are applying for jobs you are truly qualified for and don’t hear back, your resume isn’t working. It may be time for an overhaul and a fresh start.
  • you suspect your resume is too long, boring, bogged down in technical-speak, confusing or ugly. A resume is more than a list of jobs; it’s a brochure that markets you to the world. It should be as awesome as you are, in every way, and you should feel proud of how it presents you.
  • you’ve been using the same format for a few years (maybe even since business school) and it’s looking old-fashioned. Like everything, resumes evolve and an old-fashioned resume makes you look out of step, so it’s important your resume evolves, too.
  • you’re looking at jobs that are different than what you’ve done before. Whether you’re positioning yourself for an executive promotion or targeting a move into a new industry, new directions and new levels require a different approach in how you tell your story. 
  • you absolutely need to stand out in a highly competitive job market where you don't have the personal contacts to bypass recruiters. The more competitive the job, the more important it is that your resume will rise to the top.
  • you’re making an important career change and need to tell a story that tells why you are a fit. A targeted resume with a strong story can establish your qualifications and make it easy to see why you are a strong candidate.
  • you know the value of professional help. My combination of deep experience in hiring, job search strategy, marketing, writing and design, can create a resume and LinkedIn profile that can transform your job search and give you a new sense of confidence in the process.

Think we might be a good match? Then let’s talk! Click the “Get Started” box and it will take you to a short questionnaire and a link to schedule a time for us to have a quick chat one-to-one to see how I can help.

Early Career Resume (up to 5 yrs. experience)

Manager, Specialist or Professional Resume

Technical Resume

Career Change / Repositioning Resume

Executive Resume

$450

$600

$725

$725

$850

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Add Ons Below Add On Services for Resume Polish and Resume Restart

LinkedIn Profile with Your New Resume

LinkedIn Profile without a Resume

Made-for-You Cover Letter Template & Guide

Second Version of Your Resume for a Different Job

Resume Update within 1 Year

Resume Update after 1 Year

Executive Biography (price depends on complexity and purpose)

$200

$300

$75

$150

$150

$225

$300-$700

 

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How The Resume Critique Works

  1. Click Get Started and fill out the form. I'll respond to you by email within one business day (not including weekends).
  2. In my response, I'll send you a link to a more detailed form with some questions about your situation and the kind of job you're aiming for, and I'll give you instructions on where to email your resume.
  3. I'll include a PayPal link, and when I get notice of payment and receive your answers to the questions, I'll go to work.
  4. I’ll record my critique and ideas for you, from first impressions to the tiny details, and I won’t hold back. Best of all, I’ll give you specific suggestions for changes that will make it do a better job for you. All in my words direct to you.
  5. Within two business days (again, not including weekends), I'll email you a link to your Recorded Resume Critique as an audio file up to 10 minutes long which you can download and listen to.

Seven-Day Upgrade Offer: If you like how I think and agree with my ideas but don’t want to do the work yourself, the cost of your Recorded Resume Critique will be applied to your resume service.

How The Resume Polish Works

  1. Click Get Started and fill out the form. I'll respond to you by email within one business day (not including weekends).
  2. I'll send you a more detailed form with some questions about you, your personal style, your personality and the jobs you want to go after, along with instructions on where to email your resume.
  3. I'll include a PayPal link, and when payment is complete and I get your form back, we'll schedule a telephone interview so I can get a better idea of what you need your resume to target and to clarify any questions and information on your old resume.
  4. Then I'll go to work, reformatting the design, and editing, re-ordering and polishing up the content to make your resume look and sound like a winner.
  5. Within two business days of our phone call, I'll email a polished resume that looks clean and clear, is more tightly written, and that presents your background in a more powerful way, so it will stand out among your competition. I'll also send you a text version with formatting changed to work best for job boards and online and corporate system postings.
  6. If there is anything you don't like, or you find any errors or typos, just let me know and I'll make it right.

Please Note: Sometimes a resume is beyond repair or polishing. If your current resume is very long, is densely packed with information that is not easy to edit, or is extremely technical, I might need to either charge you more for the extra time, or recommend that you consider a complete Resume Rewrite. If that's the case, I'll email you and let you know what I'd suggest.

Seven-Day Upgrade Offer: If you started with the Resume Review, upgrade to The Resume Polish within seven days and get a $75 credit.

How The Brand New Resume Works

  1. Click Get Started and fill out the form. I'll respond to you by email within one business day (not including weekends).
  2. I'll send you a detailed form with questions about you, your personal style, your personality and the specifics of a the jobs you want to go after, along with instructions on how to return that form with your resume.
  3. I'll also include a PayPal link, and when payment is complete and I get your form back, we will schedule an in-depth telephone interview. My times for phone calls are weekday afternoons Pacific time, but if necessary, we can set up an evening call. The purpose of the phone call is so I can get to know you, to get a better idea of what you need your resume to target and, to clarify any questions about the information on your old resume, and I may have requests for additional information from you.
  4. Then I'll go to work, creating a format, layout and design that suits your personality, level, industry, and that works for the story you want to tell. I'll write the text, summarizing your jobs and accomplishments to feature your strengths as they relate to the job you're aiming for.
  5. Within three business days of our phone call, I'll send you the first draft, and we'll schedule a phone call to talk about it. Even the best resume writer won't choose the same words you would, or describe your jobs the way you would, so there will always be changes for accuracy, terminology or clarity, and this phone call is so we can work together to further refine it. I'll then make the revisions within one business day and will email the revised version to you for final proofing and changes.
  6. I'll make any final edits, and return the final document to you as an MS Word document. I'll also send you a text version with the formatting changed so it works best for job boards and corporate online systems.