Ultimate


  • Refine/Define and Master Your Value with One-on-One Comprehensive Strategy Sessions
  • Powerful Matrix Executive Resume
  • Networking & ATS Relevant provided in  Word & PDF formats
  • Master Cover Letter
  • Customization of your Executive Resume & Cover Letter To a Selected Opportunity
  • Post- Delivery Strategy Session
  • Mastering Resume Relevancy
  • Unlimited Email Support Throughout Process
  • Full LinkedIn Profile Creation/Overhaul, Optimization & Strategy
  • Value Proposition Letter
  • Choice of: Recommendation, Recruiter, Follow-up, or Referral Letter
  • Biography – or –  Branding piece for Board Membership or Private Consulting
  • Two Interviewing Mastery Sessions
  • Master Recapitulate Coaching Session

Ultimate


  • Refine/Define and Master Your Value with One-on-One Comprehensive Strategy Sessions
  • Powerful Professional Resume - ATS Relevant / Word & PDF
  • Master Cover Letter
  • Customization of your Resume & Cover Letter To a Selected Opportunity
  • Post-Delivery Strategy Session
  • Mastering Resume Relevancy Session
  • Unlimited Email Support Throughout Process
  • Full LinkedIn Profile Creation/Overhaul, Optimization & Strategy
  • Value Proposition Letter
  • Choice of: Recommendation, Recruiter, Follow-up, or Referral Letter
  • Two Interviewing Mastery Sessions
  • Master Recapitulate Coaching Session

* If targeting more than one industry/position, additional resumes can be created for an additional fee.*

Primary


  • Refine/Define and Master Your Value with One-on-One Comprehensive Strategy Sessions
  • Powerful Professional Resume - ATS Relevant / Word & PDF
  • Master Cover Letter
  • Customization of your Resume & Cover Letter To a Selected Opportunity
  • Post-Delivery Strategy Session
  • Mastering Resume Relevancy Session
  • Unlimited Email Support Throughout Process
Packages and prices subject to change; however, will not do so once for client's agreed upon projects upon securing engagement 

Primary $997                         Enhanced $1.397                          Ultimate $1,874

Frequently Asked Questions


What is included?
Although each client and their needs are unique, we have created three separate packages as a baseline ranging from just a resume and cover letter to a full branding strategy plan that provides additional value at up to 40% off their individual cost. Individual items are listed on the left. Packages are described below.

What is the cost?
Packages vary based on career history and position. We believe in transparency so pricing is provided with the package listings.

Other writers are less and some are more, why?
Our prices take into consideration the level of expertise involved, time invested in each project (15+), customization for each client, your level of experience, and the type of position you are seeking. Our prices fall within the guidelines established by the Professional Association of Resume Writers and the National Resume Writers' Association for the level and expertise provided. Significantly lower prices may indicate an operation who outsources their writing or is a resume mill.

What is the timeline? 
For completion, this will depend on the client's responsiveness and situation. The only timeline that is guaranteed (withstanding any unforeseen events) is that within 10 - 14 business days from receipt of all initial information, your first draft will be delivered to you. 

Do you specialize in any industry?
No. Lisa has an extensive experience in the financial industry but chooses not to specialize intentionally because it allows her to leverage her natural curiosity and constantly research and remain up to date on the critical components and measurables for her client's desired position.

Why don't you accept everyone on as a client?
"I would love to help everyone, time-wise that is impossible. More importantly, not everyone is ready," according to Lisa. "When you are going through a major change in your life, like a career change, you normally experience emotions similar to the five stages of grief. I cannot help those who are still in the angry phase. They really aren't ready to embrace the opportunity. Also, I'm the coach that tells you what you need to hear, not fluff or what you want to hear. My job is to help you remove obstacles, not make them prettier. I am high energy and straightforward, my clients are amazing trendsetters, leaders, and those that empower and value this investment in themselves and join in the fun along the way. Yes, I really do think this is fun. I am so grateful to be doing something that I absolutely love."

C-Suite and Senior Executive Level

High-Level Professionals, Rising Professionals and Non-Executive Managers with 10+ years of experience and advanced degreed (MS, MBA, Ph.D. etc.) professionals with 5+ years of experience.

Enhanced


  • Refine/Define and Master Your Value with One-on-One Comprehensive Strategy Sessions
  • Powerful Matrix Executive Resume
  • Networking & ATS Relevant provided in  Word & PDF formats
  • Master Cover Letter
  • Customization of your Executive Resume & Cover Letter To a Selected Opportunity
  • Post- Delivery Strategy Session
  • Mastering Resume Relevancy
  • Unlimited Email Support Throughout Process
  • Full LinkedIn Profile Creation/Overhaul, Optimization & Strategy

Primary $1,597                      Enhanced $2,077                          Ultimate $2,991

Primary $1,397                      Enhanced $1,877                          Ultimate $2,797

The Process - Resumes & LinkedIn

Introduction. We begin with a free consultation to discuss your goals and options for you to make the right decision and invest in yourself with confidence.

Information Gathering. During this strategy session, Lisa will talk with you one-on-one to gather critical information. After this phone call, you will be emailed targeted, thought-provoking questions for discovery and clarification.  Upon receipt of your answers, and any additional information (i.e. performance reviews, statistics, target job postings etc.), the writing process will begin.

Initial Draft.  This baseline draft is our foundation - and where we get ready for the fun to begin. (Yes, we do believe this is a fun and empowering process.)  This draft is typically delivered within 10-14 business days after the beginning of the writing process dependent upon the extent of information, timelines, and scheduling.

Strategy Session.  During this call, Lisa will ensure the high-level goals of voice and value have been met and then dive deep into market, industry, or job analysis, as well as your strengths, accomplishments, and differentials, to capitalize on where these intersect. Depending on the extent of the revisions, you will typically receive your revision within 5-7 business days.

Fine Tuning.During this call, the design elements that have now come into play will be discussed, as well as clarity through challenging.  After this session, Lisa ruthlessly edits to polish your working draft into a clear,concise visually powerful representation of you and your brand. (For LinkedIn, it is at this point that your profile will be ready to publish with the strategy training session to follow).

Why this is not the final – here is just one differential in working with Career Polish….

Exact Targeting.Having a fantastic resume is great, but knowing how to use it is invaluable. That is why we will customize your working draft resume and create a targeted companion communication piece (Cover Letter/Value Proposition Letter) to a specific job that you have provided. We conduct an extensive analysis of the job description, modifying your resume to pass the three screening audiences: ATS systems, decision makers, and sorters.

Strategy Training.During this final strategy session, you will learn how to analyze a job description identifying and screening key words and phrases, screen your resume for these words/phrases and strategies for modification. You will be provided valuable free tools to make this process easy.  (For LinkedIn, this strategy session is to discuss strategies and techniques to leverage the power of LinkedIn and your brand).

Senior Executives including  Executive/Senior Vice Presidents, Directors, Managing Directors, General Managers and Department Heads

Additional (Ala Cart) Individual Document Creation:

Cover Letter $150

Value Proposition Letter: $150

Recruiter Letter: $150

Networking Letter: $150

Referral Letter: $125

Thank You Letter: $125

References: $100

Networking Resume & Value Proposition Letter: $597 - $1,297  - combine with a resume package to receive a 30% discount .


Resume Coaching Sessions: $150/hour

* If targeting more than one industry/position, additional resumes can be created for an additional fee.*

C-Suite - CXO positions including CEO, CFO, CTO, COO, CSO; President and Enterprise Owner

High- and Mid-Level Professionals

Resumes & LinkedIn

For career Search, Advancement or Transition


Realizing you need a resume is one thing, but the thought of actually writing it is a whole new ballgame. Beyond the task of trying to figure out how to convey all that you have done into something someone will actually read, what can be debilitating is the thought of selling yourself. Why are we so adverse to this? Because of our internal programming.


With over 20 years in leadership, coaching, and development combined with 10 years as a Certified Professional Resume Writer and Career Coach, Lisa McDonald discovered the secret hampering nearly every high-performing professional: aversion to bragging. 


This is why anything you write on your resume that speaks to your value, no matter how true it is, makes you feel like you are bragging.  And then, as is the most common reaction, you probably end up using job descriptions as bullet points. This isn't you and it isn't going to get you noticed or selected for that coveted position.


​This is where working with Career Polish makes the difference.  Lisa is triple certified as a Professional Resume Writer, Career Coach and Social Media Brand Analyst. She has spent over a decade helping professionals realize their career goals.  She has the innate ability to identify your true, market-impacting value from a simple conversation.


She is also an expert storyteller who weaves your voice and value into your career tools seamlessly to pass through the three critical audiences: ATS systems, screeners, and decision makers. You will only be working one-on-one with Lisa, she does not subcontract any writing or coaching. 



Two significant differences in working with Career Polish are: Lisa does not confine her clients to strict time limits or revisions. She provides support, guidance and expertise throughout the entire project.  


Most importantly, her clients get results. If you are ready to work with a professional who is completely dedicated to your success, let's get started now!


Let's find the right Resume / LinkedIn solution for you!


Below you will find three packages: Primary, Enhanced, and Ultimate, broken down from Mid-Level Rising Professionals to Senior Executives.  Find your current/desired position, review the package details and pricing then click on "Let's Begin!" button to initiate your confidential consultation with Lisa to schedule your plan of action.  Although the vast majority of our clients fall within these categories, we do assist those outside these parameters. If you are uncertain of which category, or cannot find your position description, please contact us.

Passionate about your career?  We are. 


Primary


  • Refine/Define and Master Your Value with One-on-One Comprehensive Strategy Sessions
  • Powerful Matrix Executive Resume
  • Networking & ATS Relevant provided in  Word & PDF formats
  • Master Cover Letter
  • Customization of your Executive Resume & Cover Letter To a Selected Opportunity
  • Post- Delivery Strategy Session
  • Mastering Resume Relevancy
  • Unlimited Email Support Throughout Process

Mid-Level Professionals - High performing non-management or technical professionals with 3-9 years of experience.

Enhanced


  • Refine/Define and Master Your Value with One-on-One Comprehensive Strategy Sessions
  • Powerful Professional Resume - ATS Relevant / Word & PDF
  • Master Cover Letter
  • Customization of your Resume & Cover Letter To a Selected Opportunity
  • Post-Delivery Strategy Session
  • Mastering Resume Relevancy Session
  • Unlimited Email Support Throughout Process
  • Full LinkedIn Profile Creation/Overhaul, Optimization & Strategy

Primary $797                         Enhanced $1.197                          Ultimate $1,274