This page is for long-standing and returning clients of The Résumé Studio who need to update a document, or want to stay engaged in their career development.

It’s been several months since we finished the process of redoing my résumé and I have three offers on the table.

I’m having a hard time deciding which to choose after narrowing it down to two.
— Head of Customer Communication & Engagement, Seattle, WA

There are four categories on this page. Choose the one that's right for you.

#1: Ad hoc Updates

If you’ve been away for some time and need to schedule a general update, or need ad hoc coaching, get the ball rolling by self-scheduling your first 50 minutes of work. Additional time will be scheduled and billed as you go.

Be sure I have the latest versions of your master documents in advance of our first meeting; otherwise, I'll pull your most recent archived master file.

#2: Continuity Coaching (Ad Hoc or Subscription)

If the kind of attention you gave your career during our work together is something you’d like to continue, then Continuity coaching is what that looks like.

What is Continuity Coaching?

I've designed Continuity Coaching to help long-term clients reinforce their commitment to incremental career development. Regular accountability and attention helps clients challenge themselves, maintain access to a regular thought partner, and keep an eye on actionable long-term goals.

Jared has been a tremendous resource, advisor and collaborator over the years.

In each case, I advanced my career and contributed greater value to my company. The investment paid for itself tenfold with promotions and higher salaries. But it’s more than the financial rewards. It’s also about growing as a professional and colleague
— Digital Marketing Executive & Marketing Technologist, San Francisco Bay Area

As an ongoing sounding board, skeptic, and champion invested in your success, I'll meet with you regularly to tend to whatever needs you have. Here are some examples of those needs:

  • Keep your message on point
  • Cultivate long-term goals (e.g., promotions, board appointments)
  • Nurture your professional brand
  • Raise your visibility as a thought leader
  • Pressure test career ideas (interpret another JDA?)
  • Support your stealth or active job search
  • Strategize around career decisions

As-needed calls (standalone appointments):

Regular monthly calls (subscription):

  • Redeem appointments anytime my schedule allows using the quick link provided.
  • Use or lose the time. (Time will reset monthly/upon each new auto-payment.) I've mused on allowing rollover time, but and the risk of it becoming untenable over time is too great. If you think you won't use the time each month, don't subscribe!
  • Cancel your subscription anytime.

#3: Job Search Partner (Ad Hoc or Subscription)

If you’re heading into, or aggressively conducting, a stealth or active job search and need a regular resource to answer job search questions—or need a careful, strategic thought partner—this is your support system until you land that job. 

What is the Job Search Partner offering?

The in-depth work we did during your project doesn't have to stop at my delivery of your master documents. You can't imagine the wonky questions that surface during a job search, and when they do, you'll need answers.

I’m going to New York tomorrow to seal the deal. It’s Huge! It’s a direct hit down the resume you wrote for me and that piece of paper really did its job. Got me a meeting with the UK-based CEO who gave me the thumbs up.

Thank you for getting me focused and able to quantify and easily communicate my qualifications.
— Chief Business Officer, San Francisco, CA

Here are a few examples of past job search coaching scenarios:

  • You're referred to someone, they agree to meet, and you need to develop a meeting strategy (e.g., tone, pre-meeting questions, expectations, follow-ups and thanks yous, next steps)
  • A recruiter contacted you and you're not sure what to do next
  • An odd inbound query came in and you don't know whether you should ignore it or respond to it
  • You suddenly have a promotion offer
  • Your dream job came along and you need to *calm down* and think rationally
  • You need to identify your "Top 10 people to contact" about your stealth job search intentions, and then to develop a contact strategy for each

As-needed calls (standalone appointments):

Regular monthly calls (subscription):

  • Redeem appointments anytime my schedule allows using the quick link(s) provided (availability permitting).
  • Use or lose the time. (Time will reset monthly/upon each new auto-payment.) Rollover time is impossible for a variety of reasons. If you think you won't use the allotted weekly time, don't subscribe.
  • Cancel your subscription or switch to Continuity Coaching when you land your new job.

#4: “On the Tab” Email Services

Got a straightforward question you can email? Need a simple edit that won't require a full 50-minute block of my time?

Email your question or draft and I’ll the track time it takes me to complete your edit request or answer your question via email. Time is billable at $220/hour, and I'll send a progress bill once a meaningful amount of time accrues. 

For example, a question that takes 7 minutes for me to answer ($26.57), followed by a simple edit three weeks later that takes 13 minutes ($47.67), might be billed at the end of the month for a total of $74.24.