In fact, the ONLY way to work with me is through my 100kCareerMarketing.com service catering exclusively to the needs of top-caliber leaders and seasoned managers and executives.
What do you get when you work with me? Besides more than a decade of experience, award-winning career marketing talent, and national recognition as one of the leading professional resume writers in the nation, YOU WILL RECEIVE MY DEDICATED, PERSONAL, ONE-ON-ONE ATTENTION FOR AN ENTIRE WEEK.
That’s right. Because it takes time, collaboration, and intense attention to quality and detail to create truly compelling, powerful, results-generating executive career marketing portfolios, I make certain that I give you – and you exclusively – all of the time and attention you need. When our work together is complete, you will have:
- All of the tools and resources you need to conduct an organized, fast, successful search
- A feeling of self-assurance in your exceptionally professional personal marketing presentation
- Confidence in promoting yourself and your value proposition in the executive job market
- A powerful marketing presentation that will make it easy for you to rise above the competition
- Well-articulated, polished success stories to enhance your interviews
- The ability to command higher pay and executive benefits
- A real understanding of your personal branding and unique value proposition
1) MY EXCLUSIVE, ONE-ON-ONE ATTENTION FOR 2 FULL WEEKS
I will set two entire weeks aside. The first week, I will focus all my time and attention on your project and only your project. I will not divide my attention between multiple projects. I will not rush your project because I have another one due right behind it. At the end of the first week you will have your complete portfolio of documents. Week two will be spent refining and finalizing your documents, developing your LinkedIn profile, and planning/executing job search strategies. This is the ONLY way to work directly with me and I limit myself to working with no more than 20 new VIP clients per year. (Value of more than $9000.00)
4) DEVELOPMENT OF AN ENTIRE SUITE OF EXECUTIVE JOB SEARCH CORRESPONDENCE
I don’t create just one letter and then expect you to use it with all audiences and in all circumstances. I actually create FIVE SEPARATE LETTERS. Whether you are broadcasting your letter to recruiters, responding to ads or contacting companies directly, contacting venture capital firms to inquire about positions in their portfolio companies, or sending a letter to people in your personal-professional network – you will be prepared! I make sure you have letters to meet all of these circumstances and more. To provide you even more help, I will write a custom thank-you letter that you can modify after interviews to thank your interviewer and reiterate your interest in the position. (Value of more than $1200.00)
7) DESIGN AND PRODUCTION OF YOUR FULL-COLOR NETWORKING CARDS
During your job search, provide everyone you meet with a dynamic, branded, memorable Networking Card. More than 80% of all jobs are found via networking and word-of-mouth. This is a classy, professional way to ensure that you are top-of-mind when a contact hears of an opportunity that may be of interest to you. I custom design the card for you and provide full-color printing on high-quality, glossy stock. 500 cards will be shipped directly to you. (Value of $140.00)
10) PREPARATION OF YOUR FILES IN ALL THE FORMATS YOU WILL NEED
The Internet has made the job search process far easier and more efficient is some ways, and far more complex and confusing in others. If you are confused about which document formats to use and when, you aren’t alone! ATS-optimized, ASCII text, .doc, .pdf: the possibilities and requirements are mind boggling. But I make it easy for you, ensuring that you have all the document formats you need and clear instructions on how and when to use them. (Value of $150.00)
13) ONGOING, ONE-ON-ONE LASER JOB SEARCH COACHING SUPPORT
Three 60-minute coaching/ consultation sessions to be used within six months. Select from coaches with varied expertise to help you get unstuck and move your job search forward. Sessions can help you with any aspect of your job search you need assistance with, such as LinkedIn for job seeking, interviewing, salary negotiations, choosing between offers, networking, job search strategy and process, and more. (Value of more than $500.00)
2) INSIGHT GAINED FROM MY PROPRIETARY INTAKE PROCESS
Over the past two decades I have created and refined my client intake worksheet to guide you easily, step-by-step in thinking deeply about all the aspects of your career and professional accomplishments from the perspective of the employer. The worksheet gets rave reviews from my clients, who say it helps them to get clear on focus and goals, to clarify exactly what it is that sets them apart in the workplace, and to rethink their career achievements in terms of challenges, results, and strategic impact. (Value of more than $250.00)
5) CREATION OF AN INFOGRAPHIC VALUE PROFILE
Using cutting-edge, eye-catching style that is certain to grab attention, I will transform your value proposition, personal brand, and most compelling accomplishments and qualifications into a one-page, full-color, graphically enhanced value profile. This document will be incredibly valuable and useful at networking meetings and events, makes a memorable leave-behind at interviews, and is superb multimedia content for your LinkedIn profile. (Value of more than $800.00)
8) DEVELOPMENT OF YOUR PROFESSIONAL, BRANDED LINKEDIN PROFILE
With tens of millions of users around the globe, the odds are good that you have already created your own LinkedIn account. We will develop or redevelop your LinkedIn profile using your newly created branded portfolio materials. Through LinkedIn, then, you can search for jobs, you can easily make personal “inside” connections in relation to job opportunities, you can promote your personal brand and qualifications and be found and pursued for job opportunities, and you can form relationships that are critical to your career success and progression. (Value of more than $500.00)
14) TARGETED EMAIL DISTRIBUTION OF YOUR RESUME TO EXECUTIVE RECRUITERS
Once you have approved your documents as final, I will send your resume and letter to executive recruiters nationwide that match your job search criteria. It is important for you to understand that this service is not at all similar to the many “resume blaster” offers on the internet, most that offer services of very questionable quality. We go to great lengths to make certain that our data is of the highest quality and that the recipients of your resume are individuals who will have an interest in receiving a resume from a candidate with your qualifications. Our service is a “rifle” approach as opposed to the “shotgun” approach taken by the blaster services. Additionally, this service is handled with the same care and attention as all of our other services. Each email will arrive in the recipient’s inbox as a “classy” and appropriately formatted message, addressed specifically to them. THE TYPICAL DISTRIBUTION WILL GO OUT TO 500+ EXECUTIVE RECRUITERS SPECIFICALLY SELECTED FOR YOU. (Value of $425.00)
3) CREATION OF YOUR BRANDED EXECUTIVE RESUME
A powerful and compelling executive resume is easily the most important piece in your marketing portfolio. Starting from a blank sheet of paper and a brainstorming session, I will develop a standout, results-generating resume developed specifically for you – to showcase your personal brand, highlight YOUR most important qualifications and achievements, and to promote you as the candidate of choice for the job you want. If requested, I will also create two separate versions of your resume: one using color in distinctive, eye-catching, cutting-edge ways and the other in grayscale for those situations when a more conservative style is called for.(Value of $1895.00)
6) YOUR EXECUTIVE BIOGRAPHY PROFESSIONALLY WRITTEN
Ensuring that the same personal brand and value proposition messaging is carried consistently through all your documents, I will craft your executive biography. You will find many uses for this document,such as using it to enhance online profiles, for speaking engagements, Board appointments, business plan submissions, and more. (Value of more than $550.00)
9) CREATION OF YOUR REFERENCES DOSSIER
References will be requested for virtually every position for which you interview. You must be ready! Going beyond just a simple, standard listing of names, I use a distinctive format to transform your references into another key selling piece in your overall career marketing strategy (Value of more than $150.00)
12) ACCESS TO THE DISC & STRENGTHSFINDER ASSESSMENTS
Scientifically validated and extremely valuable tools for you throughout the job search and interviewing processes, you can take these two assessments online at your convenience. In return, you will receive multi-page reports that will help you to clarify your career directions and goals, communicate your strengths in networking conversations and interviews, and pinpoint and maximize your unique value in the workplace. (Value of more than $95.00)
15) TARGETED EMAIL DISTRIBUTION TO VC AND PE FIRMS
This service will help you to access the “hidden” job market. Venture capital and private equity firms invest in companies and corporate divisions. They are in a unique position to either know about or be actively trying to fill open positions in these companies. In most cases, when we send your resume and letter to VC firms, we will be asking for referrals to their portfolio companies. THE EXECUTIVE RECRUITER AND VC DISTRIBUTION SERVICES ARE THE BEST WAY I HAVE FOUND TO REALLY KICK A JOB SEARCH INTO “HIGH GEAR.” It is not unusual for clients to begin getting phone calls the same day that we perform the distribution. On the other hand, this is also an investment that will have long-term benefits.It would not be unusual for you to receive a phone call many months after we do the distribution (which could be beneficial to you even if you are in a new position by then). (Value of $425.00)
Of course, the benefits and value of the above are incredible! But, I LOVE to give things away, so to make this offer even more special for you, I am giving you 5 FREE GIFTS!
FREE GIFT #1 - Access to my groundbreaking, step-by-step program titled Secrets of a Successful Job Search: 7 Simple Steps to Land the Job You Want in Half the Time
I'll give you FREE access to the digital version of my groundbreaking audio program and workbook that outlines a simple-to-follow, step-by-step system to cut your job search time in half. In the program, I share with you EVERYTHING I have learned about job searching and career marketing over the past decade-plus. But more importantly, I do so in a simple, stress-free, step-by-step system that will guide you quickly, smoothly, and successfully through each phase of your job search – from the initial step of setting your job target to the final steps of negotiating multiple job offers and landing the job you want.
Value of $127.00.
FREE GIFT #2 - Job Search Jumpstart 30-Day Challenge
Want to give your job search a jump-start? This 30-day challenge is designed to help you take action in your job search.
During this challenge, you’ll take 30 days of consistent action in six different areas:
• Branding Yourself
• Getting Started in Your Job Search
• Expanding Your Offline Network
• Connecting With Recruiters and/or Hiring Managers
• Online Job Search
• Grab Bag
Take one action each day in each of these areas (see the list below for ideas). This challenge will reward effort, not results. But results WILL COME when you take consistent action day after day in meeting your job search goal.
Value of almost $30.00.
FREE GIFT #3 - Our Collection of 4 Job Seeker's Job Search Guides
Our collection of Job Seeker's Job Search Guides will help keep your job search momentum going at every stage of the job search.
DOWNLOADABLE E-BOOK: Job Seeker's Guide to Preparing for the Job Interview - The goal of the resume is to get you a job interview. Once you secure an interview, researching and preparing for the interview is important.
DOWNLOADABLE E-BOOK: Job Seeker's Guide To Networking Your Way to Your Next Job - Research consistently identifies networking as an important job search tool — anywhere from 40-80% of job placements are attributed to networking. Networking can also be a way to identify unadvertised job opportunities — accessing the “hidden job market.”
DOWNLOADABLE E-BOOK: Job Seeker's Guide to Salary Negotiation - There are generally two opportunities to influence how much money you make: when you get a new job and when you ask for a raise in an existing job. Money is usually the most sensitive issue in the hiring process. Discussing compensation often causes anxiety for both employee and employer. Negotiating an initial salary can be stressful; it doesn’t get any easier once you have the job and want a raise.
DOWNLOADABLE E-BOOK: Job Seeker's Guide to Comparing Multiple Job Offers - You may find yourself in a position where you are choosing from among multiple job offers. Or perhaps you’re evaluating how a job offer compares to your current position. This guide — and worksheets — will help you with your decision.
Value of almost $120.00.
FREE GIFT #4 - Getting Started With LinkedIn In Your Job Search
LinkedIn has more than 467 million registered users as of January 2017. The site adds two new members every second, and 106 million people visit the site each month. With so many members, the rate at which your network expands on LinkedIn can be truly amazing. A hundred strategic contacts could mean access to millions of people in a short amount of time. You’d have to attend dozens — or hundreds — of in-person networking events to equal the reach you can get on LinkedIn.
LinkedIn allows you to leverage the power of your network — the people you know, and the people those people know — to help you connect to a person who is in a position to offer you a job. Our 54-page guide leads you step-by-step in everything you need to do to leverage LinkedIn for maximum benefit in your job search.
Value of almost $30.00
FREE GIFT # 5 - The 30 Best Websites For Your Job Search - Special Report
A lot of the legwork for your job search -- at least initially -- can be done online from the comfort of a safety zone. Susan Adams, who covers the job market for Forbes, recommends that you spend a healthy 10% of job-hunting time online. Expertise in this part of the search can be the rudder for the ship of other hours spent researching good prospects and building old-fashioned networks.
This first step -- where to start digging deeper -- is critical. If you're just booting up your computer and wondering where to start after a job loss or sudden transition, this special report, sent to you as a PDF, will provide you with the 30 of the most valuable sites to visit. Value of almost $25.00
Okay Michelle, I'm Ready To Get Started!
Excellent! Once again, let’s run through everything you will get when you become my VIP client.
#1 - Job Search Planning & Organization
- Get online access to my "Secrets of a Successful Job Search: 7 Simple Steps to Land the Job You Want in Half the Time” program to guide you step-by-step through all the planning and execution phases of your job search
- A highly insightful, personal report generated from your completion of the DISC assessment,. a widely used and scientifically validated assessment that defines your unique characteristics, areas for improvement, and a guide in leveraging the information for success.
- Discover your top 5 strengths and dominant talents by taking the Gallup Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment. Gallup research proves that people succeed when they focus on what they do best. When they identify their talents and develop them into strengths, people are more productive, perform better, and are more engaged. Clifton StrengthsFinder results give people a way to discuss and develop their unique combination of skills, talents, and knowledge -- also known as strengths.
- Take our Job Search Jumpstart: 30-Day Challenge. This will will be an immense help to you in launching your job search on the right foot and keeping the momentum going.
- My intake worksheet and process will guide you easily, step-by-step in thinking deeply about all the aspects of your career and professional accomplishments from the perspective of the employer. The worksheet gets rave reviews from my clients, who say it helps them to get clear on focus and goals, to clarify exactly what it is that sets them apart in the workplace, and to rethink their career achievements in terms of challenges, results, and strategic impact.
- Do you need help defining your focus and setting your goals for your search? You may wish to use one of your 6 laser coaching sessions now.
#2 - Creation of Your Executive Career Marketing Portfolio
- Executives require more extensive, in-depth career marketing support than offered by most of the executive resume writing firms. While I will work with you one-on-one to create a powerful, branded executive resume, I don't stop there. Your portfolio of documents will include:
- Executive resume
- Infographic value profile
- Executive biography
- References dossier
- Five custom-written letters (usually includes the following)
- Letter introducing you to recruiters
- Letter introducing you to venture capital and private equity firms
- Letter reaching out to your professional network for referrals
- Letter to respond to advertised openings
- Letter following up on a referred lead
- One of the latest trends in executive resume writing involves the use of color in distinctively understated ways to increase eye appeal and present a professional image. My creative and eye appealing resumes have won multiple awards and I will make sure you benefit from this expertise. However, I will also provide you with a second copy of your resume in grayscale (with identical content) for those times when a more conservative approach is called for.
- Once you have approved your documents, I will transform them into all the various file formats you will need during your search (.txt, .doc, .pdf) and email them to you along with instructions on how and when to use the various formats.
- While I highly encourage you to keep a backup, we store all our clients' files in a secure, backed up archive. If you ever experience a hard drive failure or other disaster, contact me and I'm likely to have the profile documents you need.
#3 - Online Image & Brand Building
- We will develop or redevelop your LinkedIn profile using your newly created branded portfolio materials. Your new LinkedIn profile will be keyword-optimized and written/, formatted, and arranged in ways specifically designed to help you achieve your goals.
- I will create and produce 500 full-color, branded networking cards that will ensure that you remain top-of-mind with all your network contacts
- Acclaimed Getting Started With LinkedIn In Your Job Search--a 54-page step-by-step guide to help you optimize your use of LinkedIn for your career
- Receive a PDF copy of my special report that will help you conduct your job search efficiently on the Internet, by guiding you to the top 30 most valuable websites for job hunters
- Do you feel like you need more help with how to use LinkedIn or other internet sites for your job search? Again, this would be a great time to consider booking one of your six laser coaching sessions.
#4 - Search Strategy & Execution
- There are well over 15,000 recruiting and headhunter firms in the U.S. and Canada. I help you devise a strategy and narrow these firms down to the top executive recruiting firms that match your search criteria. I then help you reach out to each of these, emailing your resume and a personalized letter to each
- Applying a search strategy that is especially relevant at the executive levels, I also help you identify and introduce yourself to the venture capital and private equity firms who invest in companies and industries that might interest you. Again, your resume and a personalized letter will be emailed to each. This is an outstanding way of accessing the "hidden" job market for unadvertised openings
- Interviewing is an area in which nearly everyone would benefit from some help and support. For this, your Job Seeker's Guide to Preparing For The Job Interview will be invaluable, helping you prepare for and turn interviews into job offers
- Would you like some one-on-one interview coaching? Or would you benefit from expert feedback on your overall search plan and the techniques you are using? This is another excellent opportunity to book one of your six laser coaching sessions
#5 - Ongoing Executive Job Search Support
- As you conduct your job search you may have questions, have problems that you need help solving, need feedback, or need support to help you stay accountable and on track. I have partnered with some of the best career and job search coaches in the industry to help you with all of this! When you become my VIP client, you will be able to book as many as six 30-minute laser coaching sessions over the next six months, selecting the coach whose expertise best matches your needs
Added together, that is more than $16,200.00 in products and services. Above I just told you that in order to work with me, you should be prepared to make an appropriate investment in your career. But $16,200.00+? I agree with you--THAT would be a major investment.
But how much are the above services worth to you? Let me ask you...
How much does it COST YOU daily to be unemployed or underemployed?
How much would it be WORTH TO YOU if we could help you shorten than time by even a couple of weeks? A few days?
Many of my clients have indicated that hiring me was one of the BEST INVESTMENTS THEY EVER MADE for their careers.
What will be your return on investment from working with me?
As reported by numerous past clients, my services will:
Save you both TIME and MONEY
generating more phone calls, winning more interviews, and ultimately shortening your job search.
ELEVATE your EARNINGS potential
and position you to command premium compensation in line with the TRUE value you offer.
DIFFERENTIATE YOU from your executive competition
and make you stand out from the crowd, setting you ahead of others in your field.
ACCELERATE your executive career
pursue your dream job, reach for your highest goals, and propel YOUR PROGRESSION up the corporate ladder
Create a highly professional, POLISHED FIRST IMPRESSION
that captures attention while providing you with the confidence to reach higher than you ever before dreamed possible.
MAXIMIZE your strengths
and solve tough job search challenges, merchandising and selling your qualifications, achievements, successes, skills, and knowledge that position you as the perfect candidate for exactly the job you are seeking.
Have you ever actually done the math? Imagine for a moment that you have been toiling away in a job paying you $125,000 a year. You know you are worth more, and you have your eye on a job – a promotion – for which you would be paid $150,000. That’s a $25,000 difference. An increase of over $2,080 per month!
So, can I ask you again? How much does it cost YOU to be underemployed?
But a $25,000 increase is moderate. It is not AT ALL uncommon for clients to come back telling us about increases of $30,000, $40,000, even $50,000 and more.
But what if you are currently unemployed? Let’s imagine for a moment that in your last job you were, again, earning $125,000. Now, unemployed, every day counts. Each week of unemployment you lose $2,404.00. Every single weekday represents $481.00 in lost wages.
So, how much is it costing YOU to be unemployed?
How much would it be worth to you if I could shorten your job search by just a couple of weeks? By a few days?
Is YOUR career worth the investment?
Your investment to become my VIP client and receive all of the benefits listed above is probably far less than you thought it might be. Yes, the total of the individual components is more than $16,200.00. But, that is NOT your investment!
Your investment to receive all the products, services, benefits outlined on this page, in addition to my exclusive, one-on-one attention for two entire weeks is just $5495.
And, to make it even easier for you to say “yes” to what could be a life-changing program for a small additional charge I can break that total into three or even six easy monthly installments. So choose the payment schedule that best meets your budget! Now let me make the decision even easier, and show you how to...
- be 100% confident that I understand your needs and that you will receive value from working with me, and
- save $155.00 on the total program fee right now.
If you are considering the program, as a first step I highly recommend that you schedule an introductory consultation with me first. During the 45 minute consultation I will review your current resume (if you have one), clarify your career goals and any concerns you have about your job search, answer your questions, and discuss with you my initial thoughts regarding the strategies I would use in developing your portfolio and planning your job search campaign.
The consultation will give me a chance to make certain that my program is a good fit for your needs and it will give you a chance to make sure that you will enjoy working with me. There is no obligation, and even if you choose not to proceed on to the full program you will walk away the beneficiary of my expert advice and recommendations.
Assuming we both agree it will be a valuable investment for you, when you do proceed to the next step I will give you a a full $155 credit for the consultation on the VIP program! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain, so book your consultation today.
Yes, I am ready to book my VIP program and secure Michelle's exclusive attention throughout the Career Marketing portfolio development process.
- Depending on the option I choose, I understand my credit card will be charged a one-time charge of $5495. For a small finance charge, other options include 3 monthly installments of $1845 or 6 monthly installments of $935, each beginning today.
- I understand that I'm investing in your VIP services at NO RISK whatsoever, because if I follow through with the project and am not fully satisfied with the quality of the services and deliverables that you provide, within one week of receiving proof documents I can destroy the electronic copies of the proof files, return any other products or materials sent to me, and can request and receive a full 100% refund.
- I understand that by booking a project, I am retaining your exclusive attention and focus for one week, during which the portfolio will be developed. During week two,the focus will be on my LinkedIn profile, finalizing my portfolio, and developing/executing the job search strategy and resume distribution. I understand that if I choose not to proceed with the project or do not prepare informational worksheets as required so that project can not proceed, payment for the fully retained week is still due in full and is non-refundable. If a project must be rescheduled, I agree to provide at least 3 weeks/21 days of notice so that Michelle can reschedule her time. If a project scheduled less than 3 weeks in the future must be rescheduled, I understand that there will be an additional fee of 25% (of total project charge) to be charged at the time of rebooking.
- My continuation with this booking indicates my acceptance of these project terms.
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When you invest in my VIP services it is at NO RISK whatsoever, because if you follow through with the project and are not fully satisfied with the quality of the services and deliverables that I provide, within one week of receiving the proof documents you can destroy the electronic copies of the proof files, return any other products or materials sent to you, and can request and receive a full 100% refund.