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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions On my Resume Services

 

Phenomenal Results  |  Award-Winning Excellence  |  Personalized Attention to your Needs

I take your job search and results seriously! You'll benefit from a powerful, competitive edge and job winning-resume, backed by an 85%+ referral rate from satisfied clients. As one of the world's leading resume writers and a former recruiter, my clients are employed at PE, startup, SMB, and Fortune 500 firms including Citibank, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Raytheon, Merck, and Disney, among others.

I'd like you to experience the outstanding results and personal attention that I can bring to YOUR transition.

- Laura Smith-Proulx, CCMC, CPRW, CPBA, TCCS, COPNS, CIC, CTTCC

How do you attain such a strong success rate?

My proven Resume Branding Process is designed to put the focus on YOU! This highly consultative process draws out the compelling story behind your career success.

In order for employers to call you first, your resume must be a standout masterpiece that clearly markets your unique expertise. Your skills are viewed from a recruiter’s perspective to identify your personal “brand” and leverage it to your advantage.

How do I know that my resumes get interviews? Because clients tell me! View my samples to get a clear look at the results.

In short, my personalized, expert touch for your new documents can make the difference in your career.

What sets your service apart?

When you work with me, you receive the benefit of a Resume Branding Process representing my unique methodology for drawing relevant data to support your career goal.

I’m interested in the story behind the challenges you have faced in your leadership roles. By drawing out key information surrounding your achievements, the focus on results becomes magnified… and the resume that much more successful.

My resumes hold an 11-year record for US wins (2007-2017) in the Toast of the Resume Industry competition! A revered, global contest that pits the best of the best resume writers against each other, the TORIs represent the most well-regarded benchmark of superior quality in the resume industry.

In addition, the hallmark of my quality work is my HIGH SUCCESS RATE! Your new resume will be produced with the same laser-sharp personal branding focus as that of my clients who have successfully transitioned into leadership roles.

You will NOT be asked to fill out long forms. Instead, you’ll benefit from my Resume Branding Process designed to capture the essence of your leadership style, while offering you my expertise in job search. My combined recruiting, published writing, corporate leadership, and career marketing expertise creates powerful documents that win interviews.

Do I work directly with you?

YES!! Unlike other resume writing services, when you hire me, you get ONLY ME. You confer with me personally during an intensive Resume Branding Process and I write ALL your materials from scratch.

While this is unusual in the resume industry, I also find it necessary in order to produce the high-quality, award-winning resumes for which I am known.

What are your fees? Do you offer payment plans?

See my pricing here, and yes! Payment plans are shown on the page for each package. For executive job seekers who need a clear strategy to get noticed, my fees reflect a strategic investment.

Revamping your resume to work effectively in today’s cuttthroat job market is a time-intensive process–and my specialty! If you have been struggling to write your own resume, and have not received the results you want, let me write it for you.

You’ll quickly see how hours of work go into each of my resumes, resulting in award-winning quality and superior branding messages – AND the reason these documents win interviews!

I guarantee not only your satisfaction, but that I’ll uncover and present your competitive edge in the most powerful, compelling way possible! Contact me for more information.

How does your Resume Branding Process work?

Your new resume starts with a Strategy and Branding Interview scheduled by phone at your convenience. my laser-sharp focus on your unique qualifications and thorough information mining process forms the basis for the success of this process.

Since many people are unaware of crucial data that can enhance their personal “brand,” my highly consultative approach is used to identify this information. Not surprisingly, the result consistently produces interviews.

Your industry, experience level, contributions, strengths, and skills are all analyzed by ME as your Certified Professional Resume Writer, and your resume is then developed based on the rich information that I collect to support your career objective.

In addition, I enjoy getting to know you–and how you operate professionally. This information is key to producing a strong resume that reflects your personal qualities and professional strengths.

Contact me to review your needs in detail.

What is the process?

After placing your order, you’ll receive a confirmation and Resume Strategy Questionnaire by email. This questionnaire is SHORT but powerful, allowing you to express your strong suits, ideal jobs, and other relevant data.

You and I will then schedule your Resume Strategy Session (usually by phone, but you can send some preferences via email). I build flexiblity into the schedule so that you can initiate the process at your convenience.

In addition, I’ll ask for other information to help define your goals and brand value, such as job postings of interest to you, letters of reference, and performance data.

You’ll work only with ME as your credentialed resume expert and job search coach that can concisely identify your personal brand value and personal/professional strengths.

You can then expect to receive your resume and other documents in approximately 10-14 business days.

A $67 Value! Each order also includes powerful, time-tested job search strategies with your copy of How to Get Hired Faster: 60+ Proven Tips & Resources to Access the Hidden Job Market

Your investment in my elite resume services includes personal brand strategy, resume development, LinkedIn Profile writing, job search coaching (in my VIP service) and other tools that expedite your search.

View resume samples that exemplify my commitment to excellence as your personal resume writing expert.
Contact me for questions.

What kind of quality can I expect?

You will receive a powerful, compelling resume that quickly drives home your personal brand to the reader, with a focus on your career goals.

I highly encourage you to see the difference by viewing my sample resume, LinkedIn, biography, and cover letter portfolio to see high-caliber resumes. I’ve been honored 33 times in awards and nominations (for 11 years – a US record) in the resume industry’s most prestigious competition.

My clients enjoy one of the highest sucess rates in the resume industry, and I’ve become known for my ability to draw out the facts that make YOU a strong candidate–even in today’s challenging job market.

Do you protect the confidentiality of my information?

Yes. All information you release to An Expert Resume (and me) is held in strict confidence.

For more information, see my Privacy Policy.

Laura Smith-Proulx
Laura Smith-Proulx Resume Writing Awards
Forbes Coaches Council
“Laura has done a great job on CVs and Bios for me; she has been an invaluable asset as a consultant on LinkedIn, as well as many of the career search engines.

Laura understands the complete job search and networking techniques necessary for a successful search. I would highly recommend her.”

John T., Healthcare CEO

Read John’s review on my LinkedIn Profile

“I want to thank you again for your excellent work. I found a new position quickly, and your resume had a lot to do with that.

I had 4 offers and 7 interviews within 2 weeks – and every single company commented on the resume!

Thanks again for doing such a great job! It is truly a career investment that pays off.

-Claudia R., Marketing Executive

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Executive resume writer and LinkedIn expert Laura Smith-Proulx partners with CEO, CFO, CNO, COO, CIO, CTO, CISO, CMO, EVP, Director, VP, and other leaders throughout the Americas, Europe, and APAC to win choice jobs.

 

Get a compelling executive brand that captures interest from top employers from an 11-time credentialed resume and LinkedIn expert - and the #1 TORI award-winning executive resume writer from 2007-2017.

Questions on how a top executive resume writing service can benefit you?
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