You're ready for a change...
So how's your resume working?
You're more than just good at what you do ... you're great! But writing a resume that consistently wins accolades and lands interviews isn't your best game. It's ours. Our expertise is writing howlin' good career marketing documents to take your career higher.
About Our Seattle Resume Services
Writing Best-in-Class Resumes Is Our Specialty
A recent poll showed that 79 percent of job seekers who wrote their own resume aren't happy with it. Experts say that actually fewer than 1 resume in 20 passes the "scan" test. You need a powerful resume to stand out in the crowd. (And don't forget that you'll need a rock solid, "red flag"-free cover letter and LinkedIn Profile to get maximum impact.)
If you are fed up with writing your own resume, you've come to the right place. Writing Wolf (a.k.a. Seattle Resume Writer) has been helping Seattle area professionals and executives to craft winning resumes and CVs since 2004. With our help, recruiters will see that you really are more qualified than the other 90% of the pack.
We offer services by a dual-certified, Harvard-educated professional with more than 20 years of writing experience. Joseph Perez, CPRW, CJSS has written hundreds of career document packages specializing in Professional Resumes, IT Resumes, and Executive Resumes. We'll interview you over the telephone or (for local clients) in-person interviews in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.
Many of our clients are very good writers. But they're smart enough to know that their resume is probably the most important document they'll ever write in their career, and they know the value added by getting an experienced resume specialist's perspective. We are passionate about advancing our clients' careers.
Get Past the Gatekeepers
It's time to "jump in" to the employment market with your very best, and there's no better investment than an exceptional resume. Recruiters scan more resumes per job than before, and they can afford to be choosy. But there are always great opportunities out there... if only you can get past the "gatekeepers" and get a personal interview.
It's more crucial then ever to invest wisely in your career. If you've never before felt the need to get professional resume help, then it's time to rethink your approach. What's worked in the past may not be enough in today's job climate. You only have one chance to make that critical first impression, and it's important to put your best foot forward. When you're hiring us, you're hiring both a wordsmith-in-chief and a personal branding expert.
We'll start by correcting spelling, punctuation, and typographical errors, maximizing readability, editing for parallelism, reducing passive voice, standardizing numbers and abbreviations, ensuring proper use of jargon and slang, and more.
We'll optimize the organizational structure of your resume, and we'll reformat it using a new design template. We will also eliminate "red flags" that attract negative attention; enhance readability and persuasiveness, ensuring that data is given an adequate context; and make sure that style and diction clearly communicate employer-oriented benefits.
This isn't merely a resume typesetting service. Making your resume look "pretty" isn't the point. Making your resume persuasive and effective is.
Maximize Your Effectiveness & Reach
Is Your Resume ATS-Optimized?
These days Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) are used by virtually every Fortune 500 company to manage their recruitment process and sometimes by small to mid-sized businesses. It shouldn't be so difficult, but writing a resume that can pass through the ATS gate is challenging. In some cases including the wrong information for a search term can immediately eliminate qualified candidates. If your document does not adhere to ATS-compliant practices concerning dates, locations, tables, columns, symbols, accent marks, borders and lines, headers and footers, bullet styles, section headings, etc., you could lose out on opportunities.
Seattle Resume Writer keeps up-to-date regarding the latest developments in writing ATS-optimized resumes so that you don't have to. The resumes I write follow the best practices to be ATS-friendly (unless you request otherwise because you are sure that your resume will be human handled only). Your resume will be machine readable and visually appealing. I'll also coach you in how to customize and submit your resume to increase its ability to get through the technology scan.
Like every profession in the world, the resume writing industry has evolved to keep pace with the changing landscape. In the last 18 to 24 months alone, the standards for presenting resume information have changed significantly. Today's documents are leaner, cleaner, and more telegraphic ... and they use technology such as LinkedIn appropriately. Your career marketing documents need to adapt. Avoid being typecast as behind the times or slow to change.
YES, WE DO I.T. RESUMES
Got a Technical Background? No Problem.
My expertise builds on years of experience in high-tech. That's why I think you'll find that Seattle Resume Writer understands the information technology resume (IT Resume) better than most.
I have written resumes for techies including: aerospace, mechanical and industrial engineers; software engineers, analysts and developers; network and database administrators; IT managers, program managers and business executives; voice and data communications technicians and engineers; testing and quality assurance (QA) engineers; technical support, help desk, and product specialists; graphic designers, art directors, producers, and Web developers; technical writers, technical editors and usability engineers; and more.
Not every typist with a resume service (not even the certified pro) knows the difference between a UNIX and a dot matrix, an A+ certification and a C++ program, or between CRM and a CD-ROM. But you can count on me to decipher your acronyms and ask intelligent questions.
To offer the best possible IT resume service, I stay abreast of a wide variety of information industry trends and technological advances. The best practices for writing technical resumes are a little different than standard resume writing and trends are constantly changing the game.
Your Resume: The Most Important Document of Your Career
An Investment in Your Future
Few professional services for individuals have the potential for such a high return on investment. If you are out of work and the resume I prepared together helps you get back to work only one week faster, then I'll have saved you thousands of dollars. If you are presently working and your new resume helps you land a job that pays 10% greater salary, your ROI will be substantial.
My fee for resume services is competitive with prices charged by other leading, certified, and highly experienced resume writers.
Rates range from $350 (for recent college graduates) to $400 (for Professional Resumes). Cover letters and LinkedIn Bios are available for an additional charge. Rush service (48 hours) may be available at an additional cost by special arrangement. For detailed information about my rates, see the Services page, or call to ask for a custom quote.
Don't make the disastrous mistake of replying to an ad for your dream job with a resume that screams, "I'll work for peanuts," when you could send one that reads like it was written by someone making thousands of dollars more than you're making right now. My goal is that your investment in your resume will be the best money you spend on your job search.
Ask for a Free Consultation Today
The successful job candidates are no different from the unsuccessful. But they know that to keep advancing their career, they have to be willing to "up their game." That's why I'm here. I want you to not have to worry about your resume, so you can concentrate on the things you do best.
You can call me at (206) 276-4473 for a free consultation with no obligation, or write me at firstname.lastname@example.org today.
I look forward to working with you — and wish you success in everything you do.