Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why do I need someone to write my resume for me?

You wouldn’t whip out your own appendix, regardless of how many episodes of ER you’ve seen … You’d get a professional to do that for you. And since your resume can be as life-changing as an operation, you should let a professional take care of this, too! 

A professional resume writer knows what information is relevant and knows the best format to present this information to help you achieve the goal of every resume … an interview.

It’s also more convenient to have someone prepare your resume for you; you can then spend your valuable time tracking down the perfect job instead of agonising over what to put in your resume.

By choosing a professional online resume service such as Write Resumes 101, you also save that other precious commodity – time. You don’t have to schedule visits to an office on the other side of the city, you don’t have to cart folders of information around with you all day for your appointments … 

Everything is taken care of when it’s most convenient for you. You can relax in the comfort and security of your own home and take your time gathering all the relevant information, then email it any time of the day or night. 

2. How do I know which level of resume I need?

Read through the brief descriptions here, and if you’re still not quite sure which would be best for you, just click the Email button on that page and send me a brief outline of your career to date and the position you want. I’ll assess your needs and suggest the best resume to help you achieve your goals.

3. How will you know what to put in my resume?

As soon as you decide on the appropriate level, I’ll send you a questionnaire that covers your accomplishments, qualifications and experience that relate to the position you want.

I use this information to write an individually tailored, highly targeted resume that focuses on the specific skills and experience you have to benefit the employer. If there are any gaps, I’ll email you requesting more detail. Your resume is important to you, and I value the fact that you’ve trusted me to write it, so I take a personal interest in you and your specific needs.

4. How long will it take to write my resume?

I have to warn you that this is not an express resume service.

I don’t use an automated program to write your resume. Every resume is personalised and carefully targeted to ensure you have the best possible chance of getting the interview you need to get the job you want! 

You should allow 10 business days from when I receive your completed questionnaire until the time I email you your resume; this gives me plenty of time to ask for additional information if needed. However, if your resume is finished before the two weeks, I’ll send it to you immediately so you can start applying for your preferred positions.

5. What format do you use for my resume?

I understand that you’ll be using your resume to apply for positions both online and offline, so I cover all possible formats.

Your resume is sent in the following formats:

  • PDF format – so you can print off copies on high quality paper 
  • ASCII format – so you can post your resume online or send it by email (Note: ASCII text does not have any formatting, such as Bold, Italics, Bullets, Tabs, Lines, etc. While it contains all the information contained in your original resume, reformatted so it can be opened by any email or word processing program, it won’t look like your PDF resume.) This format is necessary if you want a “scannable” resume.
  • MS Word document – since this is the most commonly used file format

6. Do you write cover letters?

Yes. In fact, I recommend that you have your cover letter professionally written. If you think of your resume as the key to getting an interview, then your cover letter is the key to getting your resume read! Read about cover letters here.

7. What other services do you offer to help me get the job I want?

Every resume includes a bonus free report called Guide to Your Dream Job that contains tips on how to locate your perfect job, how to use your resume to get the most from it and how to use your references effectively.

We also write those all-important follow-up thank you letters. These are the secret weapon you’ll have over other applicants when it comes down to the short-list! Click here to read about other services to help you get your dream job.

8. How can I be sure you’ll keep my information confidential?

All work is strictly confidential. I pride myself on my professionalism and a high priority is your privacy. Read more about our privacy policy here.

9. Do you offer a guarantee?


Once I send you your resume, you have a full 365 days to go through it carefully, and if you’re not happy with it, I guarantee to rewrite it for free OR fully refund your money. 

That’s right. 

It’s not a misprint. 

You have a FULL YEAR to decide if you’re happy with your resume, or I’ll rewrite it for free or refund your purchase price! You have absolutely nothing to lose but everything to gain.

(Please note that the rewrite will only use the original material you sent. If you decide you’d like additional material included, I can edit your resume for a fee of $75.) 

10. What are your payment terms?

I request full payment when I enter into the contract to write your resume. You can use PayPal or your credit card on my secure servers. You can also pay by cheque or money order, but work on your resume won’t start until your cheque has cleared, so if you’d prefer to use this method, please allow an additional two weeks.

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