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Resume Writing Services

Are you looking for resume writing services?

At Design Resumes, your resume writing services are provided by working directly with me, Julie Walraven, a triple-certified professional resume writer and career professional. We use my unique interactive, interview-based process to uncover your talents and skills. Each package also includes your targeted cover letter to help you win the job you really want.

Want more services? Looking for LinkedIn profile writing?

Click Here to find my comprehensive career marketing packages on my Select the Resume Package page.

resume writing servicesMy four career marketing package offerings, which also include the resume writing services, are designed with a strategic job search philosophy. Job seekers need a robust mix of job search tools to be successful in today's economy.

Questions about working together for your resume writing services? Use the app below to schedule a convenient time to talk or call me at 715-574-5263 (Central Time Zone)

  • resume writing servicesCertified Executive Resume Master (CERM) — 2015
  • Certified Career Enlightenment LinkedIn Writer — 2015
  • Certified Master Resume Writer (CMRW)  — 2014
  • Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW)  — 2003

Certified Career Enlightenment LinkedIn WriterThank you Julie for everything you've done and for believing in me when I needed it the most. ~ M.L., Teacher

Beginning Job Seeker Resume & Cover Letter Services

$337.00 USD

  • Geared for new graduates and entry-level workers, just starting out in the workforce. You will experience a personal one-on-one coaching and resume writing sessions that allow you to ask questions and help me tailor your resume for the jobs you desire.
  • Salary range for this option is $25,000 to $38,000.
  • Your targeted (this isn't a one-size-fits-all resume) and branded resume created with a unique-to-you design and written to capture the stories of your accomplishments.
  • Known for my teaching style of resume writing, you benefit from the job search strategies I teach throughout the resume writing process.

Enterprising Professional Resume & Cover Letter Services

$457.00 USD

  • You are on your way! Whether in healthcare, manufacturing, information technology, sales or construction, you have begun to advance and are looking for ways to capture the attention of hiring managers.
  • Salary range for this option is $38,001 to $62,000.
  • Designed for the upwardly moving professional on your way to a successful career and ready to showcase your talents in your resume.
  • My clients are winners who understand that investment in job search and resume writing pays off in quicker hires and higher salaries.

Soaring Executive Resume & Cover Letter Services

$697.00 USD


You are on the path to the executive suite. You are ready to transition into  the role of director or vice president or move on to a new organization to use your executive level skills.

  • Salary range for the Soaring Executive Resume and Cover Letter is $62,001 to $132,000.
  • You are ready to balance risk-taking and decision-making, with confidence!
  • You need to identify what sets you apart from those who have not risen to this level of leadership.
  • You have learned to use organizational power and wise executive leadership.
  • You are a fearless champion of innovation and technology.

C-Level Executive Resume and Cover Letter Services


Your resume needs to capture the definitive value you bring to an organization! Showcase your comprehensive leadership skills in your field and as a key player in the executive management team. I can do that! As a Certified Executive Resume Master, I am your connection to the resume writing services you need to make that positive impact in your job search.

  • Salary range for the Exceptional Executive Resume and Cover Letter is $132,001 and up.
  • Designed exclusively for those in senior leadership roles or aspiring to C-Level executive positions.
  • You have reached the pinnacle of your career and need to specify exactly what makes you a match for your new C-Level position.
  • You have matured in a competitive landscape and grown up as an executive who desires to live with integrity, you want to share your success stories in your resume.
  • You want to create a compelling resume, rich with the insight you have garnered throughout your career.

New! Each of the resume writing services also includes a complimentary DISC assessment, the resume & cover letter version. This assessment will help me get to know you better and provide substantial value to you in your job search process. I have been an Authorized DISC Administrator since 2002.

ProfilingPro-LogoYour DISCstyles Report will help you learn about your natural characteristics. You will confirm strengths you may be aware of and realize some you have not yet identified. You will learn how to relate the value that all your natural strengths bring to the workplace and how they impact your ideal work environment. Recognizing these aspects of your style will help you make a positive impact on the interviewer. It will also improve your chances of a good “fit” in a job that you will enjoy going to each day.

I help job seekers transform their resumes and job search strategies in interactive, solution-driven strategic planning sessions. To see how my resume writing services can help you, call me (Julie Walraven) at 715-564-5263 or email

OR book a call on my calendar with my Calendly scheduling app

OR Fill out the form below to contact Julie Walraven.

Success resume writing services

Select your resume package

Are you ready for the next step in your career?

Or have you hit a roadblock with your job search?

  • I am Julie Walraven, a multi-certified professional resume writer, who transforms your job search by working collaboratively with you to create your eye-popping, value-driven resume and LinkedIn Profile.

Use Select your Resume Package chart below to choose the best strategic career marketing solutions for your particular career path and experience! You will discover renewed confidence in your abilities and talents. For those seeking only the resume and cover letter rather than a full job search strategy, I also offer Resume Writing Services for all career levels.

  • Call 715-574-5263 or email to learn more.
  • Or book an appointment on my calendar with my Calendly scheduling app to discuss your project and career goals. The 20 minute prospect call option will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about services.

Committed professionals understand that their career is worth the investment of both their time and their finances.

“It has been a whirlwind since you completed my resume, many changes to the organization in light of the merger, a busy market, and as well many folks making decisions to leave versus stay. For me, an offer was made that I will be accepting. I can tell you my resume has been met with rave reviews so I trust you implicitly, have recommended you, and will be a customer for life as I may need to re-engage you.”

Look at the Select Your Resume Package options above and then call me at 715-574-5263 or you can email me.

Select your Resume Package to get your job search or career change working for you!

  • I teach you the secrets of successful networking, interviewing, and job search strategies.
  • Is it time to invest in your career, yourself and your future?

My interactive and collaborative writing process makes me your partner in your job search. Together, we write collaboratively while I interview you to find your resume success stories, contributions, and value to your next employer. I work with clients who choose to meet with me in my Wausau, Wisconsin office or virtually with clients throughout the United States using Skype or WebEx.

Looking for customized packages?  Call me to configure your package to best match your job search and/or entrepreneurial career marketing needs.

Gift Certificates in any amount can be purchased. Call me at 715-574-5263.

Select your resume package

Resume Writing Gift Certificates

Design Resumes' resume writing gift certificates!

  • You invested many dollars in your son or daughters college education. Invest in giving them the right start by partnering them with Julie Walraven, Multi-certified Resume Writer. Julie's interactive process allows your graduate the opportunity to fully participate in coaching sessions while she writes their resume, creates their LinkedIn profile, or coaches them in strategic job search techniques. Provide them a door to their future with purchase of one of Design Resumes' resume writing gift certificates!
  • You have a friend or family member and don't know what to buy them for their birthday, Mother's Day, or Father's Day? Christmas? A career marketing makeover may be just the ticket! The gift that keeps on giving as they land the job of their dreams. Give one of Design Resumes' resume writing gift certificates!
  • You want to help a family member or friend looking for a job and you don't know how! Give one of Design Resumes' resume writing gift certificates!
  • You want to help the frustrated family member or friend who goes to work and can't wait for retirement because he hates his job, but he is only 32 years old? Give one of Design Resumes' resume writing gift certificates!
  • You just want to give someone a little boost? Give one of Design Resumes' resume writing gift certificates!

Looking for resume writing gift certificates?

Resume writing Gift CertificatesOne of the Design Resumes resume writing gift certificates is the perfect gift for a Birthday, Graduation, Anniversary, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Christmas, or Just Because!

It's simple, decide how much you would like to give. When the gift certificate recipient books services, one of Design Resumes' resume writing gift certificates will be redeemed as part or all of the payment.

Perfect for the person who is just starting a career, changing positions, or unemployed! Resume writing gift certificates can be redeemed for any of Design Resumes's packages. Packages include LinkedIn profile writing and coaching, networking strategies, interview advice and coaching, executive bios, and more.

What better gift than a boost for success in their job search?

Review the Select your resume package options and e-mail me at or call 715-574-5263 to buy resume writing gift certificates in any amount.

OR book a call on my calendar with my Calendly scheduling app

Resume writing Gift Certificates

Let me Write Your Resume

Do you keep applying for your dream job but the silence from hiring managers is deafening or "no thank you" rejections are piling up?

Let me write your resume! Take charge of your job search and hire me, Julie Walraven, a triple-certified resume writer with more than 30 years of custom resume writing and career marketing experience.

The resume is the beginning point.

When you choose to become my client, we work together on all the critical components of a job search. In addition to your resume, when you buy one of the packages (Silver, Gold, Platinum, or Premium), you select the specific services you need. All four of my packages include Linked Profile Writing and Optimization as well as my unique LinkedIn tour and coaching. All packages (and the resume writing services) now include a DISC profile and my DISC consultation.

What Services do you provide?Let me write your resume - Certified Executive Resume Writer

  • Interview coaching
  • Networking coaching
  • Job search coaching
  • Executive bios
  • Mini bios
  • Coaching on how to write captivating articles that position you as a subject matter expert for LinkedIn's Pulse blog option.
  • Many other services, check them out here.

Is your job search generating interviews and job offers?

If your goal is to let me write your resume and cover letter, here is the link to the resume writing services. 

Agree that you need more robust services? Follow the link to Select your resume package! Determine the package that best fits your needs. 

As a client, you commit to one-on-one sessions where I discover your talents, value, and accomplishments and retarget, rebrand and repurpose your job search. The number of calls and offers my clients receive often result in "substantial job offers."

Personalized & Interactive Resume Writing

Let me write your resume - Certified Master Resume Writer (CMRW)Successful job seekers love our personalized meetings we use to let me write your resume. By using my project roadmap and interactive interview-style resume writing process, you know exactly how your resume meets your career goals.

Client-Immersed Resume Writing Process

My client-immersed process of resume development and writing allows me to work directly with clients in my Wausau, Wisconsin office or in a LIVE online session via Skype or WebEx to complete your resume, cover letters or LinkedIn profile. A wide array of other services complements the resume. See the ALL NEW Select your resume package matrix.

Julie Walraven - Let me write your resume!How long does it take?

You are unique! In 60 minute or 90-minute sessions, when you let me write your resume, your resume is the first stage of your services. Depending on your career path, your story, how ready you are, and whether you are entry-level or executive, your resume requires between 3 to 8 hours to create. 

What is your process?

  • I design your resume plan and project collaboratively with you using my project roadmap.
  • Interactive LIVE resume writing and job search coaching. You watch your project evolve from a blank page to your value-infused professional resume along with selected job search strategies that fit your needs.
  • By using investigative interviewing, we uncover your unique value!

How do I pay?

  • Payment is required prior to project start!
  • Pay using your PayPal account or your credit cards. (other options available)
  • If you use PayPal Credit, PayPal pays me immediately but you have up to 6 months to pay at 0% interest.

Let me write your resume - Certified Professional Resume WriterCurious to find out if my process works for you?

  • Call 715-574-5263. If I am with a client or unable to take your call, I will call you back. Or Email me to schedule a conversation time.

    Or book a call on my calendar with my Calendly scheduling app here.


  • If you prefer, the handy form below will help get the conversation started.

Why the one page resume is the wrong strategy

What do you do when the unexpected happens?

Last week Tuesday I got the kind of call no one wants. My brother, Andy, called at 10:30pm. Normally, he never would call then. He has to be at work at 6am. He simply said, “Julie, mom fell down the stairs.” After my gasp, he went on… “I couldn’t get her up, I called an ambulance. Can you go to the hospital?”

I don’t believe I even really hung up after I said yes. I had been in bed but my husband, Bill, was downstairs and I quick called him to come up and asked if he would go with me up to the hospital. Even with having to pull on clothes, we beat the ambulance to the hospital and Andy by a few minutes.

Then commenced long hours of waiting while they ran numerous tests, C-scans, x-rays, and we knew only what the administrative clerk told us. Finally, they let Andy and I go back. Mom wasn’t coherent enough to talk at all. We had to wait another long time while they ran another x-ray. The ER doctor explained what they knew that she had two pelvic fractures, a dislocated elbow, and broken bones in her arm.

A little about Mom

Mom is 84. I took the photo above earlier on the day she fell. I was looking at the flowers and the roses she was pointing out and she was saying, “oh, don’t take my picture” when I snapped that one. Mom never did like her photo being taken and since my brother is an avid photographer, a trait he got from my dad, we all learned not to point and shoot at Mom but last Tuesday, I didn’t listen and just clicked.

She has been experiencing some form of dementia for some time now. But she was ambulatory and able to still do things she loves. She was confused about cooking and recipes she made for years now didn’t work but she still planted flowers outside and knew all of them by name. She still worked on crossword puzzles and read fiction. She still kept up the large binder detailing the books she read by author, title, and other details… all without a computer.

Mom was born in the house she still lives in. 84 years in one house. My grandfather built the house and until my grandmother’s death in 1979, Gramma lived downstairs while our family lived up on the second level with 14 stairs to climb.

Some people asked after the fall why we didn’t make mom move downstairs. Mom was stubborn and she wasn’t likely to do anything she didn’t want to do. She wanted things to remain the same. Yet, she never had trouble with the stairs before that day.

Change is hard

Everything is changing for Mom now. She never wanted to have any tubes hooked up to her and she didn’t want to go to a nursing home. Right now she needs 24/7 care. She has so many bruises and broken bones from the fall. Much of the time, she doesn’t say my name and drifts out of consciousness. As her power of attorney for health care, I talk with the nurses, the doctor, and other staff. I keep forefront her faith and mine. She knows her final destination and I am instructing the doctor to help keep her comfortable until God tells her it is time.

I am grateful for the time we have had throughout her life and the moments since the fall when she knows me by name but I will honor her request to not use any extraordinary measures to keep her here on earth.

Why share this?

I share all this with you because I know I am not alone in this time of caring for elderly parents. My husband Bill’s job for the last 6 years has been to care for his now 89 year old father after his heart surgery. My brother took the key role of caring for my Mom who was more active than Bill’s dad. Bill spends 6 days a week helping his dad with household chores, errands, and other projects while my role has been to keep income coming in to pay the bills and keep our household running.

But many of you reading this will relate. My sons are 24 and 25. The sandwich generation they call us, still involved with our children’s lives while caring for parents.

This is an incredibly hard time. But Mom had told me what she wanted far in advance. Planning for the unexpected is never fun either but in the end, it will help clarify and make decisions somewhat easier.

Some of you are regular readers of this blog and while I primarily weave in job search strategies, this post is to share with you this challenge. I thank all of you who have shared your thoughts and prayers already on Twitter and Facebook and by e-mail or phone. I am taking life day-by-day now and weaving in time to see Mom daily up at the hospital.

Note:The final chapter

On Friday, July 8, 2011 at 7:30pm, Mom died. She never really recovered enough to hold a conversation and never even got out of the hospital bed. We will miss her forever but the memories will always be there. She always had her faith in Jesus as her personal Savior and I knew that she didn’t want to spend the rest of her life hooked up to tubes. Her injuries were so extensive that eventually the rest of her gave up and went home to Jesus.

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17 Responses to What do you do when the unexpected happens?

  1. […] then when my mom took a horrible fall at the end of June, everything changed. I had to balance everything I did before with seeing my mom at the hospital, […]

  2. Thanks, Jacqui and Rob. I know Rob just lost his grandmother too. We have passed to the next level several years ago. You plan or you think about how you will handle all of this but you are never ready. Thanks so much for caring!

  3. Thank you for stopping by, Louise. It has been a challenging time. Even responding to your comments took time. The balancing act of family and business is hard when you add a crisis into the mix.

  4. No matter how much a person prepares for the end, Barb, they struggle with admitting they are there when they get older. Mom fought more giving up control of decisions than anything else. She acknowledged the effect of Alzheimer’s and pain on her life but still tried to think she would never need to yield financial or medical decisions to someone else. Fortunately, she did set up the appropriate paperwork legally years ago.

    Thank you for your support and caring.

  5. Julie,

    “This is an incredibly hard time” <– you punctuated your story so well with this line.

    84 years in one house; her passion for her flowers; her avid reading and journaling of book titles, etc. all paint a vivid picture of a strong, smart, sensitive lady.

    Your love and caring for her during this most difficult time provides comfort to your dear mother.

    Our thoughts are with you during this very tough time.

    Jacqui and Rob

  6. Julie,
    This post brought me to tears. As you know, I was the caregiver to my mother-in-law, who had dementia. We were able to keep her in our home for six of the tougher years, until we simply could not give her the care she needed. We found a wonderful place for her. Three years ago this week, she passed peacefully.

    My mom is your mom’s age. Still in her home, we see signs that things will have to change in the near future. It is hard. She does not even want to hear about it.

    No matter how the end, how old the loved one, the passages are painful. The long good-byes are painful. Your post touches on the human experience–and beautifully so, with your mom’s photo, that of her flowers, sharing a bit of her story. Thank you for sharing. You continue to be in my prayers.

  7. Hi Julie,
    My thoughts are with you and your Mom. Thank you for sharing such a personal post!
    Very touching!
    God bless you all.


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