Question for you: Questionnaires . . . Really?
How many times have you ordered something online, only to have to return it? If you’re anything like me – too many times to count.
That’s why it simply does not make sense to me that you would leave your résumé, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile writing to someone who conducts their business by offering only questionnaires and email correspondence.
Do you have any idea how much critical information I gain from either meeting with your or talking at length with you over the phone?
Do you have any idea why résumé writers use only questionnaires and email correspondence to gain information from you?
The answer to both of the aforementioned questions are provided in the following sentences:
1. I gain the most significant amount of information from you by meeting with you. An in-person meeting allows you to most adequately “tell your story.” It allows me to most superbly relate your story to prospective employers. This is why meeting with you is my preferred method of working with you.
2. I can also gain an abundance of information by conducting a comprehensive telephone interview with you. Although telephone interviews have their shortcomings when compared to in-person meetings, I have been in this business since 1989 and have developed keen listening skills. To be honest, I did not offer the telephone-interview service until just a few years ago, not until I was completely confident that I could develop excellent résumés, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles without having to meet with you.
3. Generally, résumé writers use questionnaires and email correspondence to elicit information from you because it is more convenient for them to conduct their business in this fashion. Think about it. Do you want to work with a professional résumé writer / career coach who is doing so in a manner that is most convenient for them? Personally, I think not.
I think, instead, you want to work with a Certified Professional Résumé Writer / Career Coach / nationally published author of resume and cover letter samples who is focused FULL TIME on YOU . . . who doesn’t ask you to fill out a questionnaire . . . who takes the time and effort to brand you in support of you getting job interviews. Yes, that’s me. In addition, I’ve been a Military Reward Partner since 2007.