Resumes and Job Search 2018-12-11T17:48:51+00:00

Do you have a top 2% resume and cover letter?

Employers today receive an average of 118 resumes for each job opening. Only the best 2% of resumes get an interview, and these may not include the best people for the job if their documents don’t show it.

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Listen to YES President Katherine Metres Akbar on
The Top 5 Resume, LinkedIn, and Interview
Strategies for Job Search Success.

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Get into the YES (interview) pile

Research shows you have to (1) speak to the employers’ interests and (2) grab their attention within 6 seconds.

Even if writing is your strong suit, you may not be able to sell yourself in writing and get past the resume scanning machines. This is a technical writing task. We use Neuro-Linguistic Programming in our letters to appeal to different types of readers and send subconscious commands.

At YES, for a reasonable price, you get the writing/editing efforts of not 1 but 2 or 3 resume experts, including an employer. This results in flawless, impactful, employer-friendly documents.

We are currently studying our clients’ results, and these are the findings as of April 17, 2018: Our median client typically gets a new job they want in 6 weeks from approving our resume. Our average client interviews with 5 different employers, is contacted by 5 recruiters if they get our LinkedIn, and gets 11% increased pay at the new job. That means the average client is getting a $7700 return on investment from working with us–plus increased happiness and improved quality of life. In other words, getting the assistance of Your Edge for Success with your job search is an intelligent investment. Get the ebook:

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Watch YES President Katherine Metres Akbar’s interview on The Arnette Report on resumes and job transition April 2017.

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YES works with professionals in all fields, ranging from business, finance, and IT to health care, nonprofits, and government. We work with recent graduates, career changers, mid-career and senior professionals (our biggest market), and even retirees looking for their next challenge. (See our Clients page for details.) We only work with clients who (a) understand the value of investing in professional help to get an edge, and (b) are willing to write us a review online if delighted with our service.

If you fit these criteria, call or email us today to arrange for your free half-hour consultation to determine which mix of services is best for you. Below are several of our 23 packages. Your consultant will recommend the best package for you, and then you can choose.

Platinum Transition, Platinum Federal Transition, or Platinum Transition, Jr.

  • A full-service program designed to ensure you get a corporate or nonprofit position at your level
  • 10 resume versions (20 if Federal)
  • 10 cover letter versions (20 if Federal)
  • LinkedIn profile and training on how to get found or make connections on LinkedIn
  • Interview Aikido training and three mock interviews—Take control of your interviews and find out by the end of them what it will take to secure an offer.
  • 12 Career Strategy Sessions with Certified Diagnostic Coach Michael Akbar at the Alexandria, VA home office or via Skype to keep you accountable and ensure your success

Federal Senior Executive Service (SES) Package

  • Federal resume
  • 10 pages of essays (ECQs, TPQs, MTQs, or TQs)

Career Transformation Rocket Fuel

  • A popular, complete career transition package for the career changer. This package helps you determine which career path will best suit your personality, strength, priorities, and skills and then helps you get your dream job through personalized guidance and support.
  • Workplace Development Report on how you function in the workplace
  • Resume and cover letter, either regular or federal
  • 6 hours (in 30-minute appointments) of career coaching with Certified Career Coach Michael Akbar at the Alexandria, VA home office or via Skype to guide you in figuring out what career will suit you best, train you in job search skills, keep you accountable, and ensure your success
  • Guerrilla Job Hunter topics covered:
    • Your Perfect Career—Explore and then determine the career path and employers where you will thrive.
    • The Inner Game—Prepare yourself mentally to receive the perfect job for you.
    • Networking Genius—Build a network of people who can hire or refer you for a job in your new field.
    • Executive Access—Bypass HR and get in front of decision makers.
  • LinkedIn Profile and guide to Using LinkedIn to Get a Job
  • Interview Aikido training and a videotaped mock interview to practice your interviewing skills

Career Strategy Rocket Fuel

  • A popular, complete job transition package. When you’re staying in the same field, this package helps you determine which job opportunities will best suit your strengths, priorities, and skills and then helps you get your dream job through personalized guidance and support.
  • Workplace Development Report on how you function in the workplace
  • Resume and cover letter, either regular or federal
  • 4 hours of career coaching (in 30-minute segments) with Certified Career Coach Michael Akbar at the Alexandria, VA home office or via Skype to guide you to find the right employers, train you in job search skills, keep you accountable, and ensure your success
  • Guerrilla Job Hunter topics covered:
    • Your Perfect Job—Determine the types of employers with which you will thrive.
    • The Inner Game—Prepare yourself mentally to receive the perfect job for you.
    • Networking Genius—Build a network of people who can hire or refer you.
    • Executive Access—Bypass HR and get in front of decision makers.
  • LinkedIn Profile and guide to Using LinkedIn to Get a Job
  • Interview Aikido training and a videotaped mock interview to practice your interviewing skills

Career Rocket Fuel

  • Resume (regular or federal)
  • Cover letter
  • LinkedIn profile and Using LinkedIn to Get a Job guide
  • Interview Aikido—A training program in two sessions on how to take control of your interviews and find out by the end of them what it will take to secure an offer (includes a videotaped mock interview)

Career Boost Plus

  • Resume (regular or federal)
  • Cover letter
  • LinkedIn profile and guide

Career Boost

  • Resume (regular or federal)
  • Cover letter

Our Proven Process

  • You fill out our software with some coaching from us on how to help us sell you or you purchase a Resume Interview to have your writer do this for you.
  • One of YES’ professional resume writers drafts your resume and cover letter(s) presenting you as the solution to the employer’s problem.
  • A senior editor edits your documents to ensure they will get you the interviews you need. A week after we get all the information we need from you, you receive drafts that are pleasing to the eye, easy to read, and on target for what motivates employers to hire you.

Save time and money and lighten your carbon footprint

Except for Career Strategy Sessions and mock interviews, which you may do either in person or by phone, we do everything by phone and Internet. No running around, no burning hydrocarbons, no killing trees … YES’ 100% green process uses no paper and requires no transportation. It saves you time and gas money and saves the planet too.

Your satisfaction is guaranteed

If you need any changes within 30 days, we are happy to take care of them for free.

The point is …

You find a better job or get back to work, on average 6 weeks from finalizing your resume. Then, how to celebrate? Champagne? Dinner with your sweetie pie? A massage? A vacation before your start date?

Email us today to see if you qualify for a free job search consultation.

We can’t wait to give you your edge for success.