COVER LETTER SAMPLES
For over 20 years, I’ve been helping motivated job seekers show the world how truly amazing they are. People know me as inspirational, high energy, and creative. My job is to strategically translate your thoughts and words to create impact and results for you.
The investment you’re making in your career is as important to me as it is to you, which is why I pride myself on determining the best strategy with and for you early on. This ensures your product or service is 100% satisfactory, and you feel confident and prepared for the next step(s) in your career.
Let’s show the world how incredible you really are and take that first step to brand your ambition.
Professional Career Critique
Send your resume and/or your LinkedIn profile URL to Karen@theresumestrategist.com for a free detailed report and analysis of your format, content, effectiveness and overall impression.
Career Communications Suite
Request a quote today!
A well-crafted, impactful marketing tool proven to get
A letter or email that traditionally accompanies your resume.
A creative story synthesizing your greatest value as a professional
An online compendium of your career accomplishments and connections.
Personal Branding Statement
The one sentence WOW statement answers the question, “tell me about yourself”
You only get one chance to tell your story, but don’t let it overwhelm you. We can help you craft, overhaul or polish a memorable career narrative that reinforces your unique value proposition.
Career Coaching Services
You’re not in this alone. No matter what your situation and goals are, we can help.
We’ll assess your work values, motivations, skills, interest areas, and temperament to understand why you’re not satisfied with your current career or co-workers.
We’ll practice successful interviewing strategies and skills.
We’ll determine when and if it’s time to change careers, cities, or levels.
We’ll practice strategies and skills to diplomatically negotiate your compensation package (get what you want or more).
No two careers or professionals are exactly alike. Neither are our solutions.
We offer a variety of packages to help you prove you’re as amazing as we know you are.
Starting at $250
Resume/1 hour coaching
Starting at $300
Starting at $350
Resume/Cover Letter/LinkedIn Profile
Starting at $400
Starting at $200
Personal Bio & Personal Brand Statement
Starting at $250
Resume/LinkedIn Profile/Cover Letter/1 hour coaching
Starting at $400
We supply files delivered electronically in Microsoft Word 2011 and ATS-supported Plain Text (.txt).
PDF files will be submitted upon request.
Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) | Master Career Counselor (MCC)
Certified Job and Career Transition Coach (JCTC) | Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)
Licensed Professional (Career) Counselor (LPC) | Member, Professional Association of Resume Writers
Member, National Career Development Association | Career Thought Leader Associate
Published author and blogger
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Why Do I Need a Certified Resume Writer and/or Job & Career Transition Coach?
Certified writers and coaches have the training, skills, and experience to differentiate you from the competition. They’ve demonstrated that they’re the “best of the best” — top-tier professional writers, career communicators, and highly successful coaches with a strategic approach and expertise that extends across industries, functions, and job titles.
2. What are the Results?
While it depends on your specific need, documents that are powerful, distinct, and reflect your unique bottom-line value to an employer, and/or job-search expertise that can save you months of searching and thousands of dollars in lost earnings/missed opportunities.
3. When Do I Need to Update my Resume? When...
• Your current resume isn't working.
• You got a request for a current resume -- and you don’t have one.
• You’re in the market for a career change.
• You’re a new graduate.
• You’re unsure of your market worth.
• You’re in a rut.
• You’re moving.
• You need a resume that stands out.
• You’re too modest.
• You want to search online.
• You don’t have time to write one yourself.
• You’re self-employed and are looking for a “real” job.
• You’re re-entering the job market after an absence.
• You’re a senior executive -- and you have to look on paper like you’re worth that six-figure salary.
4. What’s the Process?
For written communications, once you’ve decided to work with us, you’ll be sent a questionnaire to complete. Once that’s finished, we will have a phone conversation to clarify your goals, and get additional clarification/information. This helps us help you showcase your superpowers.
For coaching, we’ll arrange a time to discuss your needs, and go from there.
5. How Do You Differ From Other Resume Writers/Career Coaches?
You’ll find friendly, helpful, and super creative assistance; flexible and relationship oriented folks who need to see you succeed, and engage you in the process. Our approach differs significantly from other writers/coaches in 4 primary ways:
6. Why Do I Need a Cover Letter/E-Note?
A resume can get you noticed, but a cover letter/e-note expands on your unique qualifications and offers an opportunity to share information not suitable for your resume, like willingness to relocate. Many recruiters and hiring managers also use cover letters to help them decide whom to invite to an initial or second interview. A cover letter is a necessary tool in your personal job search toolkit.
7. Do I Really Need a LinkedIn Profile?
If you’re actively looking for a new job, a resume can get you in the door—but an expertly written LinkedIn Profile can help you close the deal. Why? Three reasons:
1. Nearly all recruiters and employers now use LinkedIn to source talent.
2. A LinkedIn Profile is usually written in more of a story form; thus, readers can find out more about your personality and preferences in a way unlike the more formal resume document.
3. It’s an opportunity to utilize additional keywords unique to you and your career area/industry to add emphasis to your unique strengths.
© 2014 The Resume Strategist