Who does Weeks Career Services, Inc. work with?
Typically, executives, aspiring executives, and senior-level professionals. This usually means C-level executives (CEO, CMO, CIO, CTO, CFO, etc.), SVP's, VP's, or directors.
Why should I work with Weeks Career Services, Inc?
An industry leader, I hold multiple career credentials. In addition to serving as the past president of The National Resume Writers' Association (The NRWA), I am a Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC), Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW) and Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW).
Along with being among a small number of dual-certified executive resume writers, I am able to leverage my previous career experience to help my clients succeed. Prior to beginning Weeks Career Services, Inc., I worked in human resources, seeing the hiring process "from the other side."
I have helped hundreds of people located throughout the world. Even in this tight economy, it is not unusual for my clients to receive interviews and even multiple job offers. Known for being a "connector" as well as an accomplished career leader, I have a wide network, and as a value-add, put my clients in touch with my contacts whenever possible. My clients can attest to the fact that they ALWAYS are a priority.(Multiple recommendations are available on my LinkedIn page and throughout my website).
As a frequent media contributor, I have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, on NBC-TV Chicago, numerous radio stations and in multiple publications, and my work has been published in The Twitter Job Search Guide, Step-by-Step Cover Letters: Build a Cover Letter in 10 Easy Steps Using Personal Branding, and Designing the Perfect Resume. I am also the author of I Want to Work in an Association, Now What??? and a featured author of 101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career.
How does career coaching work?
The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as "partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential." Each session involves a process designed to move each client into action while providing them with the career management tools they need to meet their goals. Sessions are 60 minutes and are typically provided on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
How does the resume process work?
- Each client sends me their existing resume, along with 1-3 job ads (to target the resume and incorporate keywords, which increase the likelihood of pickup by automatic applicant tracking systems).
- I then send the client a personal branding form, which helps me further distinguish them from the competition.
- The client and I have a 60-minute telephone conversation to gather information and clarify career brand (serves as bonus interview prep!)
- Next, I write the first draft of the resume (and often cover letter, e-note, and LinkedIn profile), send to my proofreader to review, and e-mail to client.
- I make any requested revisions and send back to client for final approval.
- Lastly, I provide the final version in the most commonly requested formats – Microsoft Word, PDF, and plain-text.
What is my time commitment?
For resumes: typically one to two hours (for the phone interview and revision process).
For coaching: 60 minutes per session, plus preparation in-between (time varies depending on weekly goals).
Why is the price so high?
Writing career marketing documents that stand out is a time- and labor-intensive process that incorporates several skills (sales, grammar, and proofreading, to name just a few). With hundreds of people often applying to each open position, I want my clients to be seen as the best of the best. To ensure that they are among this elite group, I limit the number of people I work with each month to provide them with the personalized attention and quality they deserve.
Plus, as far as the resume is concerned, you'll receive far more than a new document. Along with personal brand development and "bonus" interview preparation, the increased confidence that comes from the process is often just as valuable as the resume itself.
Career coaching is similar. As with resume writing, coaching is ever-evolving, and I stay on the cutting-edge of career trends to ensure my clients are among the exclusive candidates in their fields. Intensive training is required of coaches recognized by the International Coach Federation (ICF). In addition, there is a great deal of preparation that goes into ensuring each session is as productive as possible.
Coaching is what will enable you to achieve your career goals, whether it's getting a new job, a promotion, or building your reputation as a sought-after industry expert. The ongoing support, motivation, and accountability are just as important as the practical tools you'll receive.
Remember - the fees are an investment in your career and will be repaid many times over.
How long does it take to write the resume?
Typically 10 days. Rush services may be available at an additional rate.
Can you help me if I'm not an executive?
One way or another, yes! If you and I aren't a fit, I can tap my wide network of referral partners to find someone to help you.