My Resume Writing Process

the process Peter uses to write resumes is unique to the industry, offers a clear, cost-effective approach that involves the client from beginning to end, and produces tailor-made results every time.

Make sure you have enough time

Underestimating the time required is the biggest mistake most clients make. An old-school, fact-based resume can be hammered out in just a couple of days. But today’s accomplishment-focused resumes (which highlight your past accomplishments and work to differentiate you from everyone else) take much longer to plan, research and write. Count on the process taking about 10 to 15 business days.

Peter typically needs two to three days to evaluate a resume and provide suggestions for improvement. He'll need another five to seven days to rewrite the resume. Plus, he has to work you into his writing schedule (the number of projects in the pipeline fluctuates day-to-day).

Most clients need an additional two or three days to gather the necessary background information, answer questions, review recommendations and make strategic decisions.

And finally, there's the time required for you to review your new resume, and for Peter to incorporate any edits or changes you may request.

Get comfortable with Peter and his pricing

The cost for Peter to rewrite a resume varies, depending on the timeline (rush projects are always more), the amount of work involved and the level of organization the client brings to the project.

Typically, the cost will range between $400 and $500 — which, according to the Career Management Alliance, is about average for a resume writer with eight or more years of experience.

Have your resume reviewed and evaluated

Every resume project at Crown Resume begins with a comprehensive review and critique of your current resume. This serves four purposes:

  1. Provides you with a detailed, professional evaluation of your current resume.
  2. Arms you with all-new approaches to your resume — and specific solutions for trouble areas.
  3. Allows Peter to estimate the amount of work a rewrite would require (and provide a bid).
  4. Gives you both a list of specifics to discuss before Peter starts writing.

For some clients, this review is all they need to rewrite their resume themselves. For others, it's the beginning of a working relationship with Crown Resume.

The cost for a comprehensive review is $150.

Discuss the recommendations

Peter's review of your resume will include a section-by-section critique, specific recommendations for improvement, examples and step-by-step instructions, a recommended format and design, plus more.

After reviewing all that information, you'll have a chance to discuss the insights and recommendations with Peter by phone (ask questions, raise concerns, state preferences, etc.).

Sign the contract and submit payment

The cost for rewriting your resume, as recommended, will be included in your resume review. To move forward, all that's required is a signed contract and a deposit for 50 percent of the total cost.

Exchange all the necessary background information

If there's any additional background information necessary to edit/rewrite your resume, Peter will provide you with a list of specific questions. All you have to do is fill in the blanks.

Review Peter's writing and make any edits

With all the necessary background information in hand, it typically takes about seven to 10 days for Peter to complete the first draft.

Edits and changes to that first draft are a normal part of the creative process. So long as the edits are minor and the changes are in-line with what was decided above, Peter will incorporate them free-of-charge.


Get Started:

See how your resume stacks up — and what improvements Peter recommends. Get a review and critique of your current resume.