Frequently Asked Questions
I've already got a resume I like. Can't I just add to it?
Only if it's getting you good results, otherwise, if you have not rewritten your resume in the last 24 months, it's likely your resume is out of date and needs an overhaul.
People tend to start with something they like and add to it each time they seek a new job. What happens is you end up with a "Frankenstein" resume that's very poorly optimized.
Should I hire a professional resume writer?
In most cases, I'd say no. And this is coming from someone who offers that service as well! But the reason is two-fold.
First, most professional resume writers have never hired anyone and don't know what hiring managers & recruiters are looking for.
Secondly, you need to customize your resume for each role. Hiring a resume writer to do this every time you find a job you're interested in is simply cost-prohibitive.
You'll end up with a generic resume and reduce the effectiveness of your job search. What's losing out on a job opportunity worth to you?
I found a template for free. Why should I pay for your course?
A vast majority of templates are created by graphic designers who don't understand ATS optimization or how recruiters operate.
In fact, I've yet to come across a free template that I would recommend.
Also, most templates are not ATS compliant, and you'll likely get screened out of many opportunities just because of that.
However, I do include one I've created with this course!
I've got a specific issue I need to address with my resume. Can you help?
The training course covers the most common issues like job gaps, ageism, entry-level job search, career changes, etc. If you need more individualized help, I do offer private consulting.
I can use ChatGPT to write my resume. Why should I buy this?
ChatGPT does offer intriguing options for resume writing. In fact, I've been playing with it myself.
I have found that while it can help customize your resume, it still needs a good starting point. In other words, if you give it crap, you'll get prettier crap back.
It doesn't solve resume problems, like how to address issues that might be holding you back.
And it can't create information that you didn't already provide it.
Chat GPT is a solid option for customizing your resume once you've got a great starting point!
I'm unemployed and can't afford training!
It's understandable to be concerned about money during a time of career uncertainty. However, if this training speeds up your job search by even a week, it more than pays for itself. Not to mention the cost of lost opportunity.
What if this training doesn't work for me?
If you put the work in and follow all of my suggestions, it will position you with the best possible chance of YOU getting noticed by recruiters.
But in the end, you're only as good as what you've accomplished. If you have specific concerns, consider a private session where we can dive deep into your situation and create an action plan.
Customize my resume for EACH job?? I don't have time for that!
The unfortunate reality is that your current resume isn't going to be a fit for each job you apply to. Customizing your resume is does improve your ratio of applications to interview callbacks. In this course, I provide simple and effective techniques to quickly customize your resume (in as little as 5 mins!)
Who is this training meant for?
It doesn't matter what walk of life you come from, your career, or how far along you are in your career. These best practices apply to ALL job seekers.
What makes your course better than the other training I've seen?
While there are many options out there for career training and coaching, I believe my courses offer the most value.
Many are very expensive, and during a job search, spending $1000's or more on career guidance may not be feasible.
They are often taught by people who have little experience screening resumes, haven't recruited in a long time, or some cases, have never even hired anyone before.
And I've got 20 years of recent experience as a Corporate Recruiter hiring 1000's people into major Fortune 500 companies...this is what I do every day, and I'm made my career on it.
I wanted to create an affordable training program that still offers the BEST career advice...directly from an insider!
You also offer a resume writing workshop - what's the difference?
The Resume Writing Workshop is designed as a standalone companion to this course. It's a chance to watch me create a resume and cover letter from scratch. While it shows you the detailed process, it is not nearly as in-depth as this course is.
The best news is that the workshop is included inside Resume Rocketfuel, so purchasing both is unnecessary! You can find it in the dedicated resume writing section and the bonus materials.
Will this course help me get a job?
This course was created to work in tandem with The Ultimate Layoff Bootcamp to provide you with all the skills and tools necessary to land your dream job quickly.
Resume Rocketfuel is designed to help get you noticed for the first interview, and The Ultimate Layoff Bootcamp is designed to get you to the finish line.
So, in that sense, they both work together.
If you put in the work and take the advice, you'll be in the best position to land that career you want.
Is there a refund policy?
While I can’t guarantee you’ll get the job, I can guarantee that my course materials will provide you with every possible advantage you can have going into your job search IF you do your homework.
Simply put - my techniques work if you put honest effort into them.
(just read the feedback in the testimonials...these are unsolicited, and people write me daily to share their great news!)
But if you have purchased the course and don't resonate with my teaching style and viewed less than 10% of the course, I'll refund you up to 10 days after your purchase - no worries!
It worked; I found a job!!
Awesome! Congrats on the new role!! My system works because it's exactly what recruiters are looking for! I should know; I'm one of them! (and it's worked for me personally, landing me opportunities with 60% pay increases)