IAmA - We are professional and published resume writers in the US that specialize in perfecting resumes to landing people interviews. We're here for the next 12 hours. Ask Us Anything!
Final Update Thank you so much to the entire Reddit community that engaged with us here! Awesome questions! We really enjoyed the conversations and we hope we helped many of you. We're sorry that we couldn't address every single post.
For those that signed up for the resume review - bear with us. We have several emails with tech support requests for the file upload, and we'll get back to you ASAP too. We'll be working extremely hard over the next week to get a reviewed product back in your hands.
Best of luck to ALL of you that are on this journey. Stay positive, stand out, and think like the employer.
We're thinking of compiling and addressing a lot of these posts (including the ones we didn't answer) a little deeper. If this interests you, click here to let us know. We're not doing a spammy newletter thing with this - just trying to gauge interest to see if it's worth it, because it'll be a lot of work!
Take care all,
Peter and Jenny
Update 2- Amazing response here Reddit. Thanks for all the awesome questions. We're trying hard to keep up but we are falling behind...sorry. We'll keep working on the most upvoted comments for a couple more hours!!!
Hey Reddit! This is Peter Denbigh proof and Jenny Harvey. We're a diverse duo that help people land interviews, and as part of that, help these folks create great resumes. More about us here.
We're doing an IAmA for the next 12 hours, and want to help as many people as we can. Ask us anything that relates to resumes, and we'll help. Need your resume reviewed? See #3, below.
Here are a few things that will help this go smoothly:
We're going to be candid and not necessarily give you the Politically Correct answer. Don't be insulted.
We're expressing our opinions based on many years of experience, research, and being in this craft. If you're another HR person that differs with our opinion, you are of course welcome to say so. But we're not going to get into a long, public debate with you.
We are accepting resume review requests, but please understand we can't do this for free. We set up a special page just for this IAmA, where we'll review your resume for $30, and we're limiting that to the first 50 people. Click here to go there and read more about what's included. The purpose of this IAmA is not to make money, hopefully as evidenced by the price.
We'll get to as many questions as we can and we won't dodge any that have been upvoted (as long as they pertain to the topic at hand)
We'll try to keep our answers short, for your benefit and ours.
I (Peter) am the author of 20 Minute Resume, which has been an Amazon Kindle best seller and is used in many colleges and universities as the career offices guide for students (hence the "published" part in the title).
Let's have fun at this. It's a serious topic that could use a little personality, don't you think?
UPDATE Woah, we sold out of all $30 reviews really fast. So, we're going to add 40 more slots, but we can't promise those in 5-7 days. It'll be more like 10-12 days. So, if you are signing up after ~1:30pm EDT, know that the timeframe will be longer. After these 40 are gone, we can't open up any more, sorry. Just don't want to over promise. Thanks for the understanding.