Old Testimonials 2018-02-20T05:34:20+00:00

Your Edge for Success provides the expert help you need to achieve your goals.

Our clients vouch for it!

 

Resume & Job Search Services

The first interview I went on, they offered me the position right on the spot. The comment was made that I looked so good on paper that it was just a formality to meet me in person. I owe this to Katherine’s resume and cover letter help. I did accept the offer and am enjoying having a job that is more convenient for my family responsibilities. I strongly recommend Katherine’s writing services to anyone looking for a better job.

– Heather M.
Nurse Anesthetist

Katherine Metres deserves a medal! The only point that stood in the way of fulfilling my dreams as an event planner was a drab resume. I had never written one before, so I looked up a couple of templates on-line and went at it. At the end, I thought I had a pretty good piece of work, especially since it was my first time. Oh but, then it landed in the hands of Katherine and my resume did a complete 180. It went from drab to a professional piece of work.

I will openly admit I am not the best writer so having Katherine’s professional writing skills truly helped me. I sat there stumped on what to say to convey a concept but Katherine was able to come up with an eloquent way to communicate everything – even my less than desirable jobs. She made everything sound amazing! So off my resume went and while I’ve yet to land my dream job, I have had several responses to my resume stating that I sounded impressive. While I might have good qualities for a potential employer, Katherine made it actually a reality. I highly recommend Katherine’s writing services to anyone!

– Terris A.
Spa Director

My experience with Your Edge for Success was seamless. They turned around a spruced-up resume and created a solid LinkedIn profile in a matter of days. Katherine Metres and her team at YES are very professional and a joy to work with in prepping for the exec job search.

– Warren G.
Senior Vice President

Katherine and Marcelle have done excellent work in transforming my resume. So far its been a very good success. They have been very quick in delivering documents and thorough in working with me to cover all the options needed. They have a different approach to resume writing and I am very pleased with the results.

– Oren G.
Senior Management Consultant

I approached Your Edge for Success when I realized my job search wasn’t getting anywhere, despite years of solid experience. Katherine and her team were able to guide me through the process of pulling out my accomplishments and translating it into a very impressive cover letter and resumé that I can’t wait to share with employers. Now I have the confidence I need to get employers chasing after me. Their professionalism and expertise were top notch and I’m glad I picked the right people for the job.

– Zak V.
Senior Sales Manager & Former Entrepreneur

Very professional and dedicated to a successful outcome. Quick response. Asked the perfect set of questions to produce the best possible results.

– Eduardo G.
Paralegal

I found Katherine’s services through a University of Michigan alumni event, and I am extremely glad I did. Transitioning career fields is no easy task, and an impressive resume and cover letter are imperative. Katherine’s resume makeover was a huge help in getting me the new job I just accepted, and I really think it gave me quite an edge. As a result of her help, I got three in-person interviews as well as two more phone interviews, so I’m grateful for that! I definitely give her credit for enhancing my job search. Highly recommend.

– Alyson S.
Project Coordinator

Katherine Metres understands something that many others don’t. When it comes to finding a job it’s not just about a well written resume. It can come down to a clearly written cover letter that takes your resume and connects the dots to the job and employer to explain why you want that position specifically (more than just the most beautiful resume alone can tell the employer).

Katherine’s experience has made her skill as a writer and editor very deep. Working with her as a speaker at 40Plus of Washington DC, she clearly understands the needs clients are seeking when it comes to writing, editing and crafting cover letters and resumes for people to find success. If you haven’t already, you should have Katherine Metres on your writing and editing team.

– Giovanni Cappelletti 
Director of Speakers Bureau at Forty Plus of Greater Washington

I’m the founder of a nonprofit who sought Katherine’s help for writing a personal statement for a career fellowship. Although we only worked together for two hours, her help made a lasting difference in my writing skills. She helped me clarify what I wanted to say and succinctly write a personal statement that was otherwise overwhelming, and she was able to walk me through the process of turning something that could be dry into something well rounded and rich. I plan to hire Katherine to provide business writing seminars for our students in the future.

– Maram Abdelhamid
President and Founder at Liberty and Access for All 

Katherine was very instrumental in explaining the services that “Your Edge for Success” offers.   She appears to be very skillful in resume writing and employment coaching.  I can’t wait to do further business with her.  I really believe she will get me the results I’ve been looking for!!!!

– Ayanna S.
Purchasing Agent

Katherine spoke to our job networking group and was very helpful. Her practical advice and presentation style made for a very enjoyable and informative session. Even the most seasoned job seekers learned something new to improve their cover letters and resumes. Thanks again Katherine!

– Bill Hummel
Vice President at Enterprise Resource Performance

I used this service for my MBA and Resume needs.  Katherine Metres was awesome to work with on my project.  She is great at editing documents.  She has great customer service and finished all my projects on time.  I definitely recommend her for your document editing needs.

– Antoine C.
IT Consultant 

I initially decided to contact Katherine and her resume writing team shortly after learning about her impressive background. I sincerely believe that there is no other DC area resume writing services with the expertise and connections that Katherine and her team have.  

So I took a somewhat big leap of faith and decided to purchase the Career Rocket Fuel Package to help me transition back into the line of work I was looking for. Indeed, every step of the way Katherine made herself available by phone. It didn’t matter if you called her at 7 am or 9 pm, Katherine was readily available to answer any and all questions or concerns that I had.

The resume, cover letter, and thank you note she presented was almost like a work of art. It was so detailed, eye-catching, and worded quite eloquently. I couldn’t have asked for a better product, and could not imagine anyone else producing documents half as impressive.

As a bonus, Katherine invited me to several networking functions that I would have never known about if it was not for her. Additionally, her colleague Michael (who is an encyclopedia of great knowledge and advice) set me up with a private meeting with the President of an esteemed federal consulting company geared exactly to the career and position  I was hoping to acquire.

In short, working with Katherine and her team was money well spent. No other resume writing services in the DC area are going to have the tools, resources, and esteemed connections that these people have.

– Michael R.
Trainer and Consultant

I used Your Edge for Success Writing to help develop the format and wording of my resume to land my next executive position.  Although they are a premium priced service, Katherine and her team are excellent at what they do!  Since I typically only switch jobs every blue moon, I felt their service was worth the money since it included consultation, feedback, and re-writes.  Katherine delivered a well written and personalized resume along with a cover letter which I used when submitting my resume to various potential employers.

– Ron H.
Senior Director, Project Management

A professional service! Katherine’s team took several years of my extensive experience and gave me the essence in a good looking resume.  YES also has a interview training/refresher training program called Verbal Aikido.  I found that training useful and the actual interview worth the money.  I am looking forward to starting my new career search and updating my LinkedIn profile with what YES has done for me.

– David P.
Business/Technology Process Engineer

YES has been a lifesaver in my job search!  Their writers transformed my poorly organized, boring resume and cover letter into “standout” documents that clearly convey my diverse experience and credentials.  I am so glad that I also invested in the second resume/cover service as I am now fully equipped to apply to positions in multiple industries.  In addition, the Interview Aikido session has been invaluable in my providing intriguing responses– and asking questions– to organizational leaders to best position myself for high-level positions.  I highly recommend YES to provide you with the tools to professionally advance in your career.  Say “yes” to YES!

– Melissa G.
Healthcare Policy Expert

I came to Your Edge for Success as a recent graduate who was not having any luck finding a decent job. Katherine and Michael helped me get motivated and put me on track to getting a career. I got the Rocket Fuel Package that included a resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, and Interview Aikido. I also got the Networking Genius session with Michael.

I really liked the resume; they made me look much more impressive than I thought I could look! However, to me the best part was the LinkedIn profile/guide to using LinkedIn and Networking Genius session. Everyone says networking is the best way to get a job, and I really had no idea how to do it effectively before.

I am happy to say that I did get a job about a month after working with Katherine, and that is why I recommend them so highly.

– Maureen D.
Site Manager

WOW!

It had been over 10 years since my last resume update and I am thrilled with the results I received in a VERY short period of time from Katherine Metres at Your Edge for Success (YES).

I had two job opportunities–both with submission deadlines in just a few days–and needed a customized resume and cover letter for each job.  

Katherine wasn’t fazed by the challenge–and came through on time as promised.  She has an excellent system for gathering a lot of information about your skills and experience and then distilling the best of you into a polished, easy-to-read resume.

UPSHOT: my revamped resume was super easy to customize for each job opportunity and each cover letter captured the key job requirements in terms of my specific skill sets–PERFECTO!

Is Katherine a highly skilled resume writer whose expertise and experience costs more than other resume service providers? Yes.
Did it cost more to get a Next Business Day Rush? Yes.
Was it worth it? Yes…EVERY PENNY!

So…who should you hire for your resume needs? YES: Your Edge for Success!

– Name Withheld
Donor Stewardship Coordinator

I am glad I made the right decision to choose the YES service to update my resume for my job search. Especially Katherine Metres is very patience, great listener and she is a wonderful person to work with. Also, she gave me great advice/tips for interview. It was well worth my time and money.

– Monique C.
Administrative Assistant

After working with this company, I feel more confident about my decision to switch careers and start my new job search. Katherine at Your Edge for Success was extremely dedicated and created a wonderful resume and cover letter template that I’m  proud to  send to any  hr department. Moreover, the Interview Aikido  method I was introduced to has made me approach interviews in a new , innovative way.  I encourage anyone looking for assistance with interviews to look into exploring this method with  Your Edge for Success.

– Elizabeth M.
Art Education Manager

I was very impressed with Katherine and her team’s professionalism.  They have great customer service and DEFINITELY get the job done.  I received the full package and each project was done before the deadline and with an impeccable eye for detail.  I strongly recommend using “Your Edge for Success”, this is a decision you’ll never regret!

– Jeannette C.
Help Desk Supervisor
 

Your Edge for Success (YES!) was just the resource I needed to not only revitalize my job search materials (cover letter & resume), but to motivate and encourage me to begin my search in the first place.  Each time I met with Katherine was a pleasure, and her feedback was invaluable!  She even helped me on the road to following my true passion, which was unexpected but certainly appreciated.  Working with YES was an experience I would definitely recommend.

– D. Y. M.
Activities Coordinator

When I first called Katherine, she was very interesting and I liked her energy.  Before doing my resume, she asked me to fill out a worksheet with all my job information, and at first I thought it was hard. But I went ahead and did it, and I tried to put everything on it that I could remember from job descriptions to customer reviews and accomplishments.
Once she gave me my drafts, I was amazed!
It honestly felt like someone finally got tell my story and show people what was in my heart. She found a way to convey all of me and my career on paper, which is a very hard thing to do. I also enjoyed the Interview Aikido training because now I feel sure of myself. Before I would always second guess myself, but now I am able to wipe that out and be confident.
The first thing that came to mind after working with YES was that I need to share this with someone else. I was so excited about it. The first time I used the resume to apply for a job, I got a response within 10 hours. I’ve applied to several jobs now, and every time I’ve gotten a response within 24 hours. I have interviewed and been offered two positions already!
I have learned a lot from both Katherine and Rita and I am grateful for what they’ve done for my career.
Merci Beaucoup!

– Kel F.
Pharmacist

I received two hours of Career Strategy that was broken up into four sessions.  At first I was hesitant on speaking to someone on my next career move because it didn’t get me far in the past.  I was often left even more confused because I wasn’t seeking professional help.  After working with Michael and Katherine, I can say they helped align the pieces to my puzzle.  They both are very professional from beginning to end, and I always felt a revolving door of honest dialogue on both ends!  I left every session feeling more enthused and closer to my dreams.  

When it comes to other services they provide, I will be reaching out since I know I will get 100% effort.  This was a great investment in my future and I look forward to continuous work with them.  I came to the session with a bunch of ideas and I left with more guidance, a focal point, and a clearer path.  The career path is a continuous journey but I can say I am more on the right path!  Thanks again Katherine and Michael!

– Charmaine J.

I had a great experience with this company. I received super fast responses and great customer service. My new resume is awesome and gave me the confidence I needed to secure a promotion. I would recommend this company to anyone looking to upgrade their resume. 

– Roshan F.
Property Manager

After many failed attempts at getting a job, my husband suggested that I should look for a professional resume writer. I was skeptical. I didn’t know what to expect. Whether or not the person writing my resume would clearly describe who I am, what strengths I have, and my specific qualifications, technical abilities and previous work experience. These descriptions are very vital to an employer looking to by a certain service.  And if poorly displayed and formatted, I knew that they’d lead to the end of my fledgling career.

We emailed about five resume writing services. But after finding Your Edge For Success, we just knew that it was the one. Katherine, not only was she helpful and incredible at guiding me to through a process of job seeking with her ‘one of a kind interview technique’, she reflected my personality through my resume in a way I could have never thought possible. And Now I have started receiving calls for interviews.  

And oh, when meeting her in person, she fills the room with energy, has an elegant way of asking questions and getting answers. Her verve is transmissible and very pleasant to work with. And so, the ebullience of character made me say YES, even more…

I DO recommend her services to anyone seeking a writing service. Your Edge For Success or (YES) is what could get you out of that job that makes you sigh at the beginning of every shift.

Try it; you won’t regret it at all!

– Octavia S.
Production Assistant

I got my resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile done through YES writing. The documents were great and helped me secure a new job. Katherine and Rita were really prompt in responding to my emails and listened to any revisions I wanted on the drafts. I enjoyed working with them; it was a streamlined process and wasn’t demanding on my end.

– Sharu A.
Operations Consultant

YES writing helped to refine my resume to support a career transition from public to private sector.  Overall I am pleased at the restructure of my resume and cover letter and would recommend YES writing to friends and colleagues.

– Tim A.
Program Analyst

I needed to re-package my resume and cover letter and Katherine and her team delivered above and beyond! I received a fresh perspective on representing my background and skills on paper and online. Overall I do recommend working with Your Edge for Success (YES) if you’re looking for prompt delivery of services, methodical approach, and thoroughly well-structured resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile (these are the minimum services I requested, but YES delivers a wide variety of extra services). I’m very happy with my resume and cover letter now. Thank you to Katherine and to the rest of the team!

– Greg D.
Marketing Communications Manager

The resume YES helped me rewrite got a lot more bites for interviews!  I was unemployed for 10 months, and now have a job that is a great fit!  The YES process is well thought out and effective.  I have recommended this service to many friends.

– Liz K.
Assistant Store Manager

Katherine Metres-Akbar was an incredible help to me in my job search. I feel I make a good impression in person but to get an interview you have to look impressive on paper, and I certainly did not before help from YES. I had an eclectic job history, few tangible accolades, and an uncertain plan for my future career except to know that I wanted one. Katherine was an invaluable asset to me by simply asking the right questions to get me thinking and, with her help, I was able to identify the specific avenue I wanted to travel down professionally. Her guidance alone was worth a 5-star review but she also helped me re-draft my resume and cover letters. She is a gifted writer and was able to make even my jumbled job history look good on paper, which led to in-person interviews and then to the great job I have now. I will make almost double what I made last year and I owe much of it to Katherine, her talents, and her enthusiasm (even when mine was lacking). I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a job and happily do so to my friends and family with confidence.

– George H.
Associate Account Manager

Katherine and her team did an excellent job of transforming my résumé into a list of accomplishments that are attractive to employers. And the Interview Aikido was a terrific way to think about the most strategic way to present yourself to employers or clients! You can count on 5-star service from Your Edge for Success.

– Kristen E.
Chief Administration Officer, Government Affairs

The first interview I went on, they offered me the position right on the spot. The comment was made that I looked so good on paper that it was just a formality to meet me in person. I owe this to Katherine’s resume and cover letter help. I did accept the offer and am enjoying having a job that is more convenient for my family responsibilities. I strongly recommend Katherine’s writing services to anyone looking for a better job.

– Heather M.
Nurse Anesthetist

Katherine Metres deserves a medal! The only point that stood in the way of fulfilling my dreams as an event planner was a drab resume. I had never written one before, so I looked up a couple of templates on-line and went at it. At the end, I thought I had a pretty good piece of work, especially since it was my first time. Oh but, then it landed in the hands of Katherine and my resume did a complete 180. It went from drab to a professional piece of work.

I will openly admit I am not the best writer so having Katherine’s professional writing skills truly helped me. I sat there stumped on what to say to convey a concept but Katherine was able to come up with an eloquent way to communicate everything – even my less than desirable jobs. She made everything sound amazing! So off my resume went and while I’ve yet to land my dream job, I have had several responses to my resume stating that I sounded impressive. While I might have good qualities for a potential employer, Katherine made it actually a reality. I highly recommend Katherine’s writing services to anyone!

– Terris A.
Spa Director

My experience with Your Edge for Success was seamless. They turned around a spruced-up resume and created a solid LinkedIn profile in a matter of days. Katherine Metres and her team at YES are very professional and a joy to work with in prepping for the exec job search.

– Warren G.
Senior Vice President

Katherine and Marcelle have done excellent work in transforming my resume. So far its been a very good success. They have been very quick in delivering documents and thorough in working with me to cover all the options needed. They have a different approach to resume writing and I am very pleased with the results.

– Oren G.
Senior Management Consultant

I approached Your Edge for Success when I realized my job search wasn’t getting anywhere, despite years of solid experience. Katherine and her team were able to guide me through the process of pulling out my accomplishments and translating it into a very impressive cover letter and resumé that I can’t wait to share with employers. Now I have the confidence I need to get employers chasing after me. Their professionalism and expertise were top notch and I’m glad I picked the right people for the job.

– Zak V.
Senior Sales Manager & Former Entrepreneur

Very professional and dedicated to a successful outcome. Quick response. Asked the perfect set of questions to produce the best possible results.

– Eduardo G.
Paralegal

I found Katherine’s services through a University of Michigan alumni event, and I am extremely glad I did. Transitioning career fields is no easy task, and an impressive resume and cover letter are imperative. Katherine’s resume makeover was a huge help in getting me the new job I just accepted, and I really think it gave me quite an edge. As a result of her help, I got three in-person interviews as well as two more phone interviews, so I’m grateful for that! I definitely give her credit for enhancing my job search. Highly recommend.

– Alyson S.
Project Coordinator

Katherine Metres understands something that many others don’t. When it comes to finding a job it’s not just about a well written resume. It can come down to a clearly written cover letter that takes your resume and connects the dots to the job and employer to explain why you want that position specifically (more than just the most beautiful resume alone can tell the employer).

Katherine’s experience has made her skill as a writer and editor very deep. Working with her as a speaker at 40Plus of Washington DC, she clearly understands the needs clients are seeking when it comes to writing, editing and crafting cover letters and resumes for people to find success. If you haven’t already, you should have Katherine Metres on your writing and editing team.

– Giovanni Cappelletti 
Director of Speakers Bureau at Forty Plus of Greater Washington

I’m the founder of a nonprofit who sought Katherine’s help for writing a personal statement for a career fellowship. Although we only worked together for two hours, her help made a lasting difference in my writing skills. She helped me clarify what I wanted to say and succinctly write a personal statement that was otherwise overwhelming, and she was able to walk me through the process of turning something that could be dry into something well rounded and rich. I plan to hire Katherine to provide business writing seminars for our students in the future.

– Maram Abdelhamid
President and Founder at Liberty and Access for All 

Katherine was very instrumental in explaining the services that “Your Edge for Success” offers.   She appears to be very skillful in resume writing and employment coaching.  I can’t wait to do further business with her.  I really believe she will get me the results I’ve been looking for!!!!

– Ayanna S.
Purchasing Agent

Katherine spoke to our job networking group and was very helpful. Her practical advice and presentation style made for a very enjoyable and informative session. Even the most seasoned job seekers learned something new to improve their cover letters and resumes. Thanks again Katherine!

– Bill Hummel
Vice President at Enterprise Resource Performance

I used this service for my MBA and Resume needs.  Katherine Metres was awesome to work with on my project.  She is great at editing documents.  She has great customer service and finished all my projects on time.  I definitely recommend her for your document editing needs.

– Antoine C.
IT Consultant 

I initially decided to contact Katherine and her resume writing team shortly after learning about her impressive background. I sincerely believe that there is no other DC area resume writing services with the expertise and connections that Katherine and her team have.  

So I took a somewhat big leap of faith and decided to purchase the Career Rocket Fuel Package to help me transition back into the line of work I was looking for. Indeed, every step of the way Katherine made herself available by phone. It didn’t matter if you called her at 7 am or 9 pm, Katherine was readily available to answer any and all questions or concerns that I had.

The resume, cover letter, and thank you note she presented was almost like a work of art. It was so detailed, eye-catching, and worded quite eloquently. I couldn’t have asked for a better product, and could not imagine anyone else producing documents half as impressive.

As a bonus, Katherine invited me to several networking functions that I would have never known about if it was not for her. Additionally, her colleague Michael (who is an encyclopedia of great knowledge and advice) set me up with a private meeting with the President of an esteemed federal consulting company geared exactly to the career and position  I was hoping to acquire.

In short, working with Katherine and her team was money well spent. No other resume writing services in the DC area are going to have the tools, resources, and esteemed connections that these people have.

– Michael R.
Trainer and Consultant

I used Your Edge for Success Writing to help develop the format and wording of my resume to land my next executive position.  Although they are a premium priced service, Katherine and her team are excellent at what they do!  Since I typically only switch jobs every blue moon, I felt their service was worth the money since it included consultation, feedback, and re-writes.  Katherine delivered a well written and personalized resume along with a cover letter which I used when submitting my resume to various potential employers.

– Ron H.
Senior Director, Project Management

A professional service! Katherine’s team took several years of my extensive experience and gave me the essence in a good looking resume.  YES also has a interview training/refresher training program called Verbal Aikido.  I found that training useful and the actual interview worth the money.  I am looking forward to starting my new career search and updating my LinkedIn profile with what YES has done for me.

– David P.
Business/Technology Process Engineer

YES has been a lifesaver in my job search!  Their writers transformed my poorly organized, boring resume and cover letter into “standout” documents that clearly convey my diverse experience and credentials.  I am so glad that I also invested in the second resume/cover service as I am now fully equipped to apply to positions in multiple industries.  In addition, the Interview Aikido session has been invaluable in my providing intriguing responses– and asking questions– to organizational leaders to best position myself for high-level positions.  I highly recommend YES to provide you with the tools to professionally advance in your career.  Say “yes” to YES!

– Melissa G.
Healthcare Policy Expert

I came to Your Edge for Success as a recent graduate who was not having any luck finding a decent job. Katherine and Michael helped me get motivated and put me on track to getting a career. I got the Rocket Fuel Package that included a resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, and Interview Aikido. I also got the Networking Genius session with Michael.

I really liked the resume; they made me look much more impressive than I thought I could look! However, to me the best part was the LinkedIn profile/guide to using LinkedIn and Networking Genius session. Everyone says networking is the best way to get a job, and I really had no idea how to do it effectively before.

I am happy to say that I did get a job about a month after working with Katherine, and that is why I recommend them so highly.

– Maureen D.
Site Manager

WOW!

It had been over 10 years since my last resume update and I am thrilled with the results I received in a VERY short period of time from Katherine Metres at Your Edge for Success (YES).

I had two job opportunities–both with submission deadlines in just a few days–and needed a customized resume and cover letter for each job.  

Katherine wasn’t fazed by the challenge–and came through on time as promised.  She has an excellent system for gathering a lot of information about your skills and experience and then distilling the best of you into a polished, easy-to-read resume.

UPSHOT: my revamped resume was super easy to customize for each job opportunity and each cover letter captured the key job requirements in terms of my specific skill sets–PERFECTO!

Is Katherine a highly skilled resume writer whose expertise and experience costs more than other resume service providers? Yes.
Did it cost more to get a Next Business Day Rush? Yes.
Was it worth it? Yes…EVERY PENNY!

So…who should you hire for your resume needs? YES: Your Edge for Success!

– Name Withheld
Donor Stewardship Coordinator

I am glad I made the right decision to choose the YES service to update my resume for my job search. Especially Katherine Metres is very patience, great listener and she is a wonderful person to work with. Also, she gave me great advice/tips for interview. It was well worth my time and money.

– Monique C.
Administrative Assistant

After working with this company, I feel more confident about my decision to switch careers and start my new job search. Katherine at Your Edge for Success was extremely dedicated and created a wonderful resume and cover letter template that I’m  proud to  send to any  hr department. Moreover, the Interview Aikido  method I was introduced to has made me approach interviews in a new , innovative way.  I encourage anyone looking for assistance with interviews to look into exploring this method with  Your Edge for Success.

– Elizabeth M.
Art Education Manager

I was very impressed with Katherine and her team’s professionalism.  They have great customer service and DEFINITELY get the job done.  I received the full package and each project was done before the deadline and with an impeccable eye for detail.  I strongly recommend using “Your Edge for Success”, this is a decision you’ll never regret!

– Jeannette C.
Help Desk Supervisor