want me to review your resume?

Update: Due to the overwhelming response to this, this offer expired at midnight (EST) on Thursday, March 31.

I get a lot of requests to give people feedback on their resumes, but because it’s time-consuming to do it well, I usually turn them down unless they’re friends or family.

But here’s something historic:  For one week, and one week only, I’ll give you feedback on your resume.

The cost: $75

What you’ll get: As you can probably tell by the price, I’m not going to entirely rewrite your resume for you. People who do that charge a lot more. What you’ll get for 75 bucks: I’ll read your resume, I’ll give you suggestions for improving it, I’ll tell you where I think it’s weak and where I think it’s strong. I’ll tell you if your design sucks. I’ll tell you if you’re coming across as generic and/or unimpressive and how to fix it if you are. I’ll tell you what you need to change to have a resume that will make a hiring manager excited to interview you.

(Oh, and because I obsessively edit things, I might not be able to stop myself from editing it too. Fair warning.)

To be clear, this isn’t multiple rounds of revisions, or a rewrite service, or anything like that. It’s really just a bunch of notes on what I’d like to see you doing differently.

Limited time: I don’t want to be a full-time resume reviewer, so this is a one-week-only offer, not something I’ll be offering regularly. So if you want it, lock it in now.

(For those of you who’d rather not spend the cash, a lower-price alternative is to buy my ebook, How to Get a Job: Secrets of a Hiring Manager, where you’ll find lots of resume advice — just not customized to your particular resume. In fact, if you buy it this week, you can get a 20% discount by using this code: spring2011 )

{ 4 comments… read them below }

  1. Kelly O

    Thanks for the discount code AAM! I know you’ll be swamped with requests to review, and the e-book is something I can keep going back to as I think of questions.

  2. Chuck

    I do job coaching for a couple charities and have revised resumes myself and seen the work of “professional” resume writers.

    I’ve seen a LOT in the HR/recruiting world and AAM is one of the best. Her advice is solid. AND her price is a bargain!

    Thank you AAM for being so generous! God bless you.

  3. Lauren

    This is so awesome – thank you! I’m entering my last year of grad school (I’m changing fields) so I had to totally overhaul my resume. I often found myself thinking, “What would AAM say?” as I revise it.

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