Welcome to the Resume FAQ Page!

This is a special page designed to answer questions and issues related to your resume draft. If you still have questions, please feel free to email or call me.

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Question: I reviewed my draft, and it’s perfect! What do I do now?

Excellent! Either send me an email or call me to let me know you are ready to finalize the project. I will then proceed to convert your file to PDF and text formats. This process usually takes 1-3 business days to complete. Please note: If you are satisfied with your draft, you can begin to use it immediately. The Word document can be printed, emailed, or edited to your liking.

Question: I would like to make changes to my resume. What is the process?

Easy! Changes can be made as follows:

* Send me an email with your changes. Please be as clear and specific as possible. I will make your changes and email you a revised version, usually by the following business day. When you receive the new version, please review it, and then send me back an email to let me know there are no more changes.

* “Track” changes. If you know how to turn on “Track Changes,” you can make the changes on the document, and email me the file. I will see every keystroke you made. This way, I can review your changes and let you know if I see any issues with them. I will then make your changes on the master document and send you a new version, usually by the following business day. When you receive the new version, please review it, and then send me back an email to let me know there are no more changes.

* Call me with your changes. If you need to discuss changes with me via phone in more detail, we can schedule a time to speak. I will then make your changes and send you a new version, usually by the following business day. When you receive the new version, please review it, and then send me back an email to let me know there are no more changes.

Question: My resume does not seem to line up properly or it appears longer than we originally discussed. Why?

Here are some possible reasons and solutions:

* You are seeing it in a “Reading Layout” in Microsoft Word. This will make the resume appear on multiple pages on your screen (but not when you print it). Solution: Simply click “close” toward the top of the screen, and the reading layout will disappear. You will see the resume the way it was intended to be read.

* We have different versions of Microsoft Word, or our printer settings are different. This may cause your resume go just beyond the page by a line or two. Solution: Click file, page setup, and change the margins slightly (left and right, and top and bottom). If this doesn’t solve the issue, please send me an email explaining the problem. I will email you a PDF file, which will appear corrctly on your screen.

Please Note:  All computers/printers have slightly different settings. When your resume is finalized, you will receive a “PDF” file, which will appear the same on every computer.

* You do not have Microsoft Word. You are viewing the file in another program, such as Microsoft Works, Word Pad, or WordPerfect. If you do not have Microsoft Word on your computer, then you will not be able to view the document as it was intended to be seen. Solution: Email or call me, and I will email your draft as a PDF.

Question: What are those squiggly green and red lines on my resume. Can I get rid of them?

Microsoft Word “green lines” suspected grammatical errors, including phrases and incomplete sentences.  Resumes are full of these (the subject is missing from just about every sentence – this is standard; otherwise the word “I” would appear on every sentence). You can remove the green lines from your view by launching a spell/grammar check and “ignoring” the alerts. If you remove them, however, they will still appear on recipients’ computers once they open the file.  Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done to permanently remove the green lines. People who use Word regularly generally are aware of this feature and know how to remove the lines on their end.

Squiggly red lines appear when Microsoft Word does not recognize the word in its dictionary. If the word in question is a proper noun (specific name of a person, place, company, job title, product, program, or department), then Microsoft Word will flag it with a red line. If you suspect a word is incorrect on your resume, please contact me.

Question: I ordered a resume only, but would now like to add a cover letter, coaching session, web portfolio, LinkedIn Profile, or other service. Can I still get it at the package price?

Absolutely! Simply order any other service before your project is finalized, and you will receive the full package discount. More information on servicies and package pricing can be found by clicking here.