Introduction. We begin with a free consultation to discuss your goals and options for you to make the right decision and invest in yourself with confidence.
Information Gathering. During this strategy session, Lisa will talk with you one-on-one to gather critical information. After this phone call, you will be emailed targeted, thought-provoking questions for discovery and clarification. Upon receipt of your answers, and any additional information (i.e. performance reviews, statistics, target job postings etc.), the writing process will begin.
Initial Draft. This baseline draft is our foundation - and where we get ready for the fun to begin. (Yes, we do believe this is a fun and empowering process.) This draft is typically delivered within 10-14 business days after the beginning of the writing process dependent upon the extent of information, timelines, and scheduling.
Strategy Session. During this call, Lisa will ensure the high-level goals of voice and value have been met and then dive deep into market, industry, or job analysis, as well as your strengths, accomplishments, and differentials, to capitalize on where these intersect. Depending on the extent of the revisions, you will typically receive your revision within 5-7 business days.
Fine Tuning. During this call, the design elements that have now come into play will be discussed, as well as clarity through challenging. This stage may involve a series of calls to drill down to our exact branding target. After these sessions, Lisa ruthlessly edits to polish your working draft into a clear,concise visually powerful representation of you and your brand. (For LinkedIn, it is at this point that your profile will be ready to publish with the strategy training session to follow).
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Exact Targeting. Having a fantastic resume is great, but knowing how to use it is invaluable. That is why we will customize your working draft resume and create a targeted companion communication piece (Cover Letter/Value Proposition Letter) to a specific job that you have provided. We conduct an extensive analysis of the job description, modifying your resume to pass the three screening audiences: ATS systems, decision makers, and sorters.
Strategy Training. During this final strategy session, you will learn how to analyze a job description identifying and screening key words and phrases, screen your resume for these words/phrases and strategies for modification. You will be provided valuable free tools to make this process easy. (For LinkedIn, this strategy session is to discuss strategies and techniques to leverage the power of LinkedIn and your brand).