Resume and cover letter development
Resume and cover letter development


In today's competitive employment market, a professionally written resume and cover letter are essential. Resumes and cover letters prepared by Career Planning Services are crafted in a customized manner to enhance the presentation of client skills and accomplishments. In addition to acquiring a well-written resume, the resume development experience is designed to assist clients in gaining a better understanding of their career accomplishments. This enhanced awareness may serve to be useful in broadening career alternatives and in preparing for employment interviews. The resume development process may involve a face to face meeting for local clients or be completed wholly by telephone and e-mail communication for distance clients and those for whom these modes would be most convenient.

Resume development includes a telephone discussion of client goals, a review of an existing resume and/or work history, and further in-depth discussion regarding the client's experience, educational background, and interests. The purpose of this approach is to construct a resume which goes beyond a series of job descriptions to differentiate the client's accomplishments from those with similar backgrounds. To support the resume, a personalized cover letter, targeting the client's area of interest, also is developed. Materials are provided in Microsoft Word format and may be supplied as laser printed copies.

While most resumes and cover letter packages are completed within approximately 5 hours of billable service time, materials for chief executive officers, senior management personnel, and some specialized fields may involve additional time. This service is confidential and by appointment only. To obtain further information concerning fees and services or to schedule an appointment, contact Career Planning Services at (207) 885-0700.

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