I do free, individual resume consulting sessions for people who face additional barriers during the job search process. I am currently only consulting with BIPOC, queer people, disabled people, first-generation college graduates, and women and non-binary people looking to enter male-dominated fields. Please note that this is not a business: this is a donation of my free time, and I choose to use that time to uplift people like me.
How to Register
Send me an email at lainesguides2life at gmail dot com. It should include these items:
An introductory paragraph explaining who you are and what kind of jobs you hope to get. Don't worry about writing it in resume-talk. Just tell me in normal words, like if we met for coffee.
The most current copy of your resume. I'll explain the fundamentals of resume writing and give personalized feedback on your layout and words. If you don't have a resume, I can demonstrate the basic principles off randomly selected resumes online.
A link to a job post that interests you. It can be a job listing that you already applied to, a listing that expired, or a listing that you're preparing to submit to. With a specific job post, I can show you how to tailor your resume and cover letter for each application without overloading yourself with tons of work.
What I Don't Do
My platform is about honesty and results. So I'm going to be upfront with you. There are some aspects of the job-hunting industry that I don't feel qualified to advise on.
CVs. CVs are a different type of document with different conventions. I'm learning more about how to write a CV, but I can't advise you on creating a CV as of August 2020.
Applying to jobs outside of the United States. Employment laws vary by country, and those laws affect the hiring process, including resume format. Things that are normal or required in other countries (like a photo of yourself on your resume) will get your resume thrown in the trash in the United States.
Applying for jobs in certain industries with specialized hiring procedures. The first two that come to mind are medical and education. If you want to be a college professor, you'll need a CV with a full record of all your classes, publications, papers, certifications, etc. Getting a position as a doctor involves the connections you make during medical school and your residency, not so much opening the newspaper to see who's hiring doctors.
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