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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

$897.00




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 juliewalraven@designresumes.com

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.

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?

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.

RESUME ACCOLADES:  SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, BANKING - MARYLAND
“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.”

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

RESUME ACCOLADES: PERSONAL TRAINER & ENTREPRENEUR, FLORIDA

“I give Julie the highest recommendation. To be honest I didn’t know what to expect from a resume writing service. She went above and beyond to help me achieve my goal of landing a new job. If you don’t take advantage of her services you are missing out on a higher salary or landing a dream career.”

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

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

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.

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  • 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!
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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 JulieWalraven@designresumes.com or call 715-574-5263 to buy resume writing gift certificates in any amount.

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Employer, how much time do you spend looking at resumes?

How much time reviewing resumes?As professional resume writers, we coach job seekers that they need to keep in mind the short time a resume is reviewed. Here’s a question from my AmeriCorps session:

I recently read an article that said most HR people only look at resumes for about 6 seconds.

What can a person do to make their resume stick out when a resume is only looked at for 6 seconds?

How to make your resume memorable?

My answer has always been that you need to make sure that you address the position you are targeting and reinforce your resume with a tight branding statement, targeted keywords, and clear cut accomplishments that verify that you can do the job.

In fact, I wrote a whole series on how to do this in the Top 10 Resume Tips:

  1. Top 10 Resume tip #10 – Is your resume format interesting and readable?
  2. Top 10 Resume Tip #9 – Use a font size people can actually read!
  3. Top 10 Resume Tip #8 – Focus the resume
  4. Top 10 Resume Tip #7 – Check your Contact Info
  5. Top 10 Resume Tip #6 – Use Power Verbs!
  6. Top 10 Resume Tip #5 – Use Selected Highlights
  7. Top 10 Resume Tip #4 – Use a Banner Headline
  8. Top 10 Resume Tip #3 – Use Industry Keywords
  9. Top 10 Resume Tip #2 – Use Quantifiable Accomplishments
  10. Top 10 Resume Tip #1 – Answer why should I hire you?

Following those 10 tips will make your resume memorable. In addition, you need to realize that some of the readers of your resume are not human. Often, they are computers. The Application Tracking Systems (ATS) systems have dehumanized the initial screening and filter your resume out if you don’t meet the keyword recommendations for the positions especially at large companies.

But all resumes are not screened by computers and all companies don’t use ATS systems. When you use networking and relationship building to fuel your job search, you are more likely to have your resume read by a human.

What if the employer has a mindset against spending any time on a resume?

When I spoke at Rasmussen College on Diversity on the Workplace, specifically targeting age issues, this 6 second question came up and a woman in the back said that she only spends 3 seconds. This same woman told me she struggled with the younger generation who research said always wants praise. She read a study that said that all Generation X and Y people have to be praised continuously.

(I don’t think she’s right. From my years of conducting DISC assessments, I know that there are personality types who do thrive on positive feedback (praise) as a means of knowing they are doing their job correctly. I’m one of those people who needs positive feedback but I am 56. I don’t think there are whole generations that have to be praised non stop or they won’t work.

Someone who spends 3 seconds on resumes (and this person insisted she was such an accurate judge of character that she never gave the resume another glance) sounds like she throws out the resumes of people who potentially could be the best employees. Next she stereotypes the rest of them so that they didn’t have a chance to succeed. I got a strong feeling she didn’t believe in any positive reinforcement or reading a resume long enough to understand the value-offered proposition.

Personally, I believe that employers need to spend more time on resumes and more time understanding the employee value. Fast screening processes make it easier to eliminate people but it also increases the chance that you will lose the best quality employee because you tossed too fast. I know there is high volume of applications but I also see hiring as an investment in the future of your company. And really – a little praise now and then is not such a bad idea!

Stuck in your job search or existing position? Don’t know how to get unstuck? Hire an expert to do it for you. You will hit your target much more quickly and be doing what you do best instead of trying to figure your way through the job search maze. To find out how, Click here!

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11 Responses to Employer, how much time do you spend looking at resumes?

  1. Thanks for sharing some important sample and tips of creating an interesting resume. Resume is very important when searching for a job so it is necessary that a resume must be excellent. By just your sample, it gives a lot guide to other individuals.

  2. I agree, Laura, and I think you will find that most of pro resume writers stay away from bland and drab corporate.

    There is such variation from the old format messy resumes that people try to create themselves to well-done, well-researched strategic documents.

    Thank you for stopping by!

  3. You have the right idea. You don’t have to recreate the whole resume each time but customizing to make sure you emphasize your matches is important.

    Thanks for stopping by, Nolan!

  4. Someone who reads resumes every day I look for something that stands out from the bland selection of resumes that follow the “best practice” guidelines and the drab corporate format.

  5. I might be in a minority but as someone who reads resumes every day I look for something that stands out from the bland selection of resumes that follow the “best practice” guidelines and the drab corporate format.

    Saying that, in some industries to stand out from the crowd all you need is a well formatted and written cv!

  6. I think it definitely takes more time to write a custom resume, but, it’s worth the effort, especially when applying for jobs that are a perfect match for your qualifications and experience.

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