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Welcome to Your Edge for Success, YES, DC metro’s top resume writing and career success company! We are here to help you get a job that you will love. We have helped Read More...

over 1000 clients achieve their career goals in metro DC, Chicago, California, Florida, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

These are some exciting results from our most recent survey: YES clients typically find a new job within 5 weeks of working with us, while the national average is 15 weeks. Our average client interviews with 7 different employers, is contacted by 2 to 3 recruiters, and gets 11% increased pay at the new job.

That means, as a result of working with us, the average employed client ends up with an extra $10,000 in income for the year, and the average unemployed client ends up with an extra $26,000 in income for the year, many times what they invested. And there’s also the incalculable value of being in a job where you feel valued, excited, and fulfilled.

People come to us for different reasons: Most are experts or executives who want to take their career to the next level. Others dislike their employer or job, got laid off or will be, or feel they’re in the wrong field. Another group needs transition assistance when leaving the military or federal government, after completing their education, or when reentering the workforce after taking care of family full-time.

Your questions may include the following:

  • Where can I find resume writing services near me?
  • Are the resume writing services near me worth the investment?
  • Where can I see a career counselor near me?
  • Who is the best career counselor near me?
  • What is involved in career change counselling?
  • Can career change counselling help me figure out what I most want to do?
  • What do the resume writing services near me charge?
  • Who are the best career strategy consultants?
  • What do career strategy consultants do for their clients?
  • Where can I locate a federal job resume writer?
  • Are federal job resume writers worth the money?
  • Who can help me with LinkedIn profile building services?
  • Are LinkedIn profile building services worth the investment?
  • What are good answers to interview questions?
  • How can I practice good answers to interview questions?
  • What are the elements of the best LinkedIn profiles?
  • How can I make my LinkedIn profile rated among the best LinkedIn profiles?
  • What goes into the best LinkedIn summaries?
  • What are the elements of the best LinkedIn summaries?
  • What company gets the top resume reviews?
  • Can top resume reviews be believed or are they faked?
  • How to improve LinkedIn profile?
  • Where can I learn about how to improve LinkedIn profile?

Whatever your motivation, you may be feeling anxious, skeptical, or excited right now. We’ve seen it all. Rest assured that, no matter what your situation, we can help you get the next best job for you and help you thrive in it.

Here are five things we can help with and what some clients have had to say:

  1. Figuring out what you want to do next so that you’ll be happier in your next job than in your last one. There’s no point getting your resume written unless you know what you want it to sell you for. Client Ashlei R. wrote, “During the Career Strategy Sessions, I met with Michael and we discussed what I wanted and I NEEDED from my next position. As a result of that, I’m at a job that I LOVE, and my confidence is at an all-time high.”
  2. Writing a resume and cover letter that will make employers contact you for an interview. Client Peter M. wrote, “When I received my brand-new resume and cover letter from Your Edge for Success, I was excited and enthused for the first time in months. I knew immediately that this is something that I should have done several months beforehand. After applying for a position, I received a call back—within two hours. And within five days of receiving my final drafts, I had a job offer in hand. Thank you.”
  3. Writing a LinkedIn profile that will have recruiters contact you when they have a position that fits your skill set and direction. “I haven’t actually started looking for a job, but I know that when I do, my search is going to be much more successful than it ever was with my old resume. I’ve already had recruiters contact me through and LinkedIn, so I just wanted to take a second to say ‘Thank you’ to the YES team for helping me put my best foot forward.” –Geoff M.
  4. Helping you ace your interviews so you get the offers you want. Kel F. wrote, “When I was applying for my job, I actually applied for 5 jobs, and out of 5 jobs, I had 4 job interviews, which led to 4 job offers. And all the interviews went extremely well. My best interview was actually the last one with RiteAid Pharmacy, and I felt so comfortable during the interview, it actually turned into a friendly conversation. That was amazing for me, and it became my favorite hobby. Interviewing was something I just enjoy doing. I highly recommend Interview Aikido to anyone who’s applying for a job.”
  5. Training you on building and using your network to get a job on the hidden job market, negotiating a great offer, and excelling in your new position. Brian S. wrote, “Michael and Katherine were right there with me every step of the way. From how to interview to how to negotiate. I learned more about how to work LinkedIn to my advantage. When I was shopping for career coaching, I looked all over the U.S. and finally decided to use Your Edge for Success. Looking back, it was definitely the right decision.”

A brighter future awaits. Schedule your free phone consultation at so we can talk about your goals and jointly decide how we can help you reach them. We look forward to giving you your edge for success.

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