Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. My services offers a full line of offerings to not only write a professional resume, but also assist with the job search, write cover letters, thank you notes/follow up notes, provide interview coaching and also career counseling and guidance. There are not many services that are complete full service companies. I provide low costs to my clients and ensure when their service is complete, they are 100% satisfied and most of all, confident.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. In this field there are many schemes and scams. The best question to ask is: How many years the resume writer spent in the Human Resources field or in a hiring capacity. Most resumes writers are simply just writers with no hiring experience or even knowledge of the Human Resources process within a company. Without essential knowledge of hiring processes, the advice is not going to be correct and your resume will just look pretty. Pretty resumes do not necessarily get the job, sometimes they just get pushed to the side.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. This business was started with the sole intention of providing a reasonably priced service to job seekers in need of a better search strategy.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. The job search is a full time job in itself and one of the most difficult tasks you will have to do in your life. Many people need guidance and direction to enhance their strategy and put them on the right path.
No matter what level of experience or type of position, we can give you essential knowledge, tips and advice. This will ensure you are equipped with a smart strategy and ultimately succeed in finding a job.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. I served in the United States Marine Corps for 12 years and a majority of it was spent as a Senior Recruiter and Career Counselor. I separated in 2001 and started working directly for a start-up Staffing Agency in Boston working as an Executive Recruiter for Accounting and Finance candidates. I then moved on to two other Staffing Firms, working as a Senior Technical Recruiter. I placed a variety of candidates into temporary and permanent positions in several industries for companies such as: Mass General Hospital, Kayem Foods, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Raytheon, General Dynamics, National Grid, Suffolk Construction, Sepracor, Lucent, Hasbro, Genzyme, Biogen, Abbott Labs, Gillette and Amgen just to name a few. After over 5 years with these firms, I moved on to the Corporate Recruiting side as a Senior Recruiter staffing various level candidates for the past 5 years. I have worked directly for: American Power Conversion Corporation, Adidas/Reebok International, Shawmut Construction, Nuance Communications, Aspen Technology and Millipore Corporation. I have currently been providing consulting services, maintaining a role as a Senior Recruiter. My professional training includes: Advanced Behavioral Interviewing, Resume Creation/Analysis, Career Advisement and Planning, Human Resources Process Improvement, Organizational Change Management, Presentation and Selling Skills, Salary Negotiations and Social Media/Networking.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. I spent 12 years in the US Marine Corps and separated and became a Recruiter for staffing agencies and moved to corporate recruiting. I started this business after assisting separating veterans with their job searches and resumes.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR CLIENTS
"I hired Matt to re-do my resume and write a few cover letters for me. He was very professional, had many great ideas and helped me through the interviewing process. I would recommend Matt for anyone needing assistance or motivation with finding their next position and careerÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â” Ron - seeking a position in Food Service - Newton, MA
ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â“Matt is an on the ball sort of individual that always strives to deliver the best results. A pleasure to work with, Matt is a great source to tap into if you are looking for resume writing advice, or interview prep. I would highly recommend Matt if you are seeking advice in either of those two areas.ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â” Brian - seeking a position in Product Management - San Diego, CA
"I hired Matt to evaluate and revamp my resume. He did an outstanding job. His suggestions about job hunting, my resume, and interviewing skills were insightful, detailed, and most of all, helpful. I would recommend his service to any professional looking for career advice." Joe - seeking a position in Information Technology Management - Waltham, MA
"I was at a dead end in my job search and constantly getting turned down by every place I applied. I came to Matt and he not only revised my resume, but he assisted me with the interview process and gave me confidence and advice that helped me get a new job with a great company!" Dan - received a new position in Software Engineering - Dallas, TX
"The San Francisco market is a tough place to find a job and Matt assisted me with my resume and cover letters and also helped boost my exposure on social networking. I have just landed a job as an Accountant at a large company and could not have gotten the job without Matt's services" Gina - received a new position in Accounting - San Francisco, CA
ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â“My organization hired Matt for a resume workshop, and he was just what we were looking for. His knowledge of the subject was immediately apparent, and he was helpful and clear throughout the event. In the future if we hold events of a similar nature, he will most definitely be on our list of contacts for help.ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â” Justin - President New England Japanese Exchange Teacher Program (NEJETAA) - Boston, MA
"Organized, prompt, goes the extra length, provides great value. Matt is indeed a great resume advisor. He exceeded my expectations by far. To anyone who didn't get explicit professional feedback regarding the quality of their resume, I highly recommend Matt's services." Ed - seeking a position in Electrical Engineering - Framingham, MA
"I was hesitant at first to use a resume service since I have a very specialized industry. I was not sure if a person that hasn't done my actual line of work could translate my skills. I was wrong and I am glad I was. Matt not only deciphered my skills and background but put together a very thorough, organized resume that opened doors at many companies. I am proud to say I started my new job and could not have done it without Matt's assistance." Brad - received a new position as a Research Scientist - Denver, CO
ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â“I hired Matt to help me with my Job search and got exactly what I needed, a Professional career coach who knows the recruiting industry, is easy to work with and follows up with help and advice. He quickly got my Resume updated, helped me with my job search and coached me on my interview techniques, all for a very reasonable cost. I would highly recommend Matt to anyone who is looking for work!" Chuck - seeking a position in Project Management -Hardware Test Verification - Acton, MA
"Matt is very knowledgeable about resume writing, what employers look for, and how to find jobs, sincerely concerned about your employment status; eager to help; creative and diligent in making you more marketable; and very friendly. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for career advice or resume revision." James - seeking a position in Software Engineering - Chelmsford, MA
"I looked around at several resume services and many were looking to charge me an outrageous amount to write and revise my resume. Matt's rates were reasonable. I also felt comfort knowing I was getting advice from a person that works as a Recruiter on the inside and knows the tricks of the trade." Meredith - seeking a position as a Chief Financial Officer - New York, NY
"I had been out of the job market for several years and I didn't know what to do about revising my resume. I also was rusty with interviewing and didn't know where to look for a new job. Matt put me on the right track and not only straightened my resume out, he helped me get an interview and land a new job!" Steve - received a new position as a Director of Marketing - Walpole, MA
"Even though I have been in the staffing field for 10 years, I turned to Matt for assistance when it came time to put together my own resume. He offered great advice on how to write a resume that highlighted my strengths and talents. He pulled information from me that even I didn't realize. He was positive and movitating throughout the process. He knows what companies are looking for! Don't waste your time and money on other services - call him first!" Beverly - seeking a position in Recruiting/Staffing - Burlington, MA
"I hired Matt to rework my existing resume. I had been getting quotes for hundreds of dollars to rewrite resumes so I was happy when I found out Matt was so affordable! He was extremely professional, energenic, helpful and positive. We worked together to bring my resume to a new, much more professional level. I am confident this will put me ahead of the competition with my job search. Not only did he assist with my resume, he was helpful with a professional cover letter and has offered to coach me through the interview process. I would highly recommend his services especially in this competitve job market." Janet - seeking a position as a Director of Marketing - Portsmouth, NH
"Matt is an excellent resource for resume writing, with so much experience in recruiting he knows what employers are looking for and proper way to highlight your most marketable skills. He has continuously exceeded my expectations with quality answers within minutes of me asking a question. Matt's services are an excellent value and I would recommend him to anyone looking for an advantage in a job search." Chris - seeking a position in Operations Management - Worcester, MA
"Matt has been a tremendous help in my job search. I needed a resume that shows transferable skills into my desired field of work. Matt has been outstanding with helping me create this kind of resume and putting me in contact with key recruiters in my area. He is very attentive and gets back to you right away with any questions you might have. He also charges significantly less that most of the larger resume companies where you might not get as much individual attention." Nicole - seeking a position as a Financial Analyst - Providence, RI
"Working with Matt has been an incredibly rewarding experience. I am relocating from Florida and he worked with me to tweak my resume to better suit the Boston job market. He is thorough, friendly, and quick (will respond within minutes)! I am very confident that I will land a great job thanks to his expertise and assistance. Highly, highly recommend!" Jamie - seeking a Graphics Design position - Boston, MA
"Matt's inside knowledge of the hiring process is an absolute necessity for anyone seeking employment. I hired Matt to revamp my resume. He not only produced for me an extremely professional looking resume in a timely manner, but also provided me with valuable advice and insight that I can't imagine getting from anyone else. I highly recommend his services to anyone in need of an advantage over other job applicants." Stan - seeking a Software Engineer position - Boston, MA
ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â“Matt, the principal of Resume by Recruiter, LLC is concise, efficient and very professional. I had a complete rough draft of my resume within two days of first contacting him. His strong background in recruiting and his attention to detail is phenomenal. His understanding of how to get the most pertinent information and make a CV/Resume flow and catch the eye of a potential Employer is exceptional. I highly recommend anyone looking to revamp or tweak their CV/Resume to use MattÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â’s services. He is very affordable and very prompt with his work.ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â” Adam - seeking a Sales Management position - Hadley, MA
"Matt helped me with my less than professional resume, and turned it around. Matt is great to work with and is very knowledgeable on what people are looking for in a resume these days. Matt made the process quick and painless and has given me a revamp in attitude about my resume. Matt really cares and shows it on the one on one interview and in the work he does. I recommend him to any and everyone looking to get a leg up on the competition out there." Greg - seeking a position in Food Service - Somerville, MA
"Matt helped me put together a professional looking resume in a very short amount of time that allowed me to immediately apply for jobs. He was very professional, enthusiastic and genuinely cared. His approach was to work with passion and dedication. I highly recommend this service to everyone." Adam - seeking a Financial Analyst position - Keene, NH
"I am so happy that I bought Matt's service on resume and cover letter writing and job search assistance. Not only did this service make my resume and cover letters look professional and elegant, it also provided me with an incredible amount of contacts and advice on how and where to look for a job as well as how to approach companies. Matt is very encouraging and supportive and his prices are very reasonable. Just call him like I did, you will not regret it." Maria - seeking a Product Management position - Newton, MA
"Getting some great comments on my new resume now. I wanted to pass that along. Words such as "impressive" are now forwarded with contact information. Was not getting that before. The response has been great and strong leads are coming in. What a difference a strong resume can make! I want to thank Matt for his help and effective services." Monique - seeking a Business Analyst position - Andover, MA
"My resume was in rough shape before I met Matt. He was able to help me reformat the entire resume to make it more professional. He is very detail oriented and his responsiveness is impeccable. He makes you feel comfortable and has a genuine interest in helping. I highly recommend Matt to anyone looking to turn their average resume into a great professional resume that is ready to be sent out to potential employers." Kenneth - seeking a Senior Accountant position - Cambridge, MA
"My resume needed revamping as it understated my experience. Matt helped me produce a competitive and professional looking resume in short order. He is very attentive, professional and responsive to any questions you may have. His insights into today's competitive job market and job search strategies are invaluable. I would highly recommend his services." Melinda - seeking a Sales Management position - Topsfield, MA
"I was led to Matt after meeting with another resume writer and feeling that her prices were way too much for far too little. Matt offers several packages of services to fit all budget levels and his help is priceless. I bought the full service package and everything has exceeded my expectations. Matt's response time is quick and he's thorough and to the point. Not only did I have a revised resume within 2 days but a whole slew of contacts and tips of the trade! I didn't have to meet with him which is fantastic since it's difficult to leave work and not raise suspicions. It seems like Matt is available 'round the clock, be it via email or telephone! I never expected that a revision of my resume and some contacts would get me in the position I am in now." Moria - received a new position as a Treasury Analyst - Quincy, MA
"Matt is very responsive and gets the industry he is in and how to have it help you. He gave me good advice and kept it simple and something I could use right away relative to resume tweaks!" Maura - seeking an Executive Vice President position within Financial Services - Ashland, MA
"I was hesitant about hiring a professional to help with my resume, but I am so glad I did. The first job I applied for with my new resume got me a call for an interview. Matt gave me a lot of feedback and pointers with my resume. Matt was great with helping me identify my skills and accomplishments important for my resume. He was also very attentive to my questions and responded quickly. Thanks." Abby - seeking a Manufacturing Engineer position - New York, NY
"After not having the time myself to revamp my resume, I decided to search for some help. Someone who could also provide a unique edge to my resume in this competitive job market. Matt was the answer. I looked over his website and decided to utilize his experience to review and edit my current resume. I heard back from Matt within 24 hours and we began to communicate immediately! After reviewing his first draft for me we were on our way to my completed resume! This was all done over the course of a few days. Matt did an outstanding job ensuring that my unique qualities stood out on paper. This is key in today's job market so that your resume stands out to the Hiring Manager. I would highly recommend Matt's services to everyone! It is absolutely worth it." Page - seeking an Event Planner/Sales position - Lowell, MA
"This was a very worthwhile service for me, glad I did it. Matt was excellent to work with, he had up- to-date ideas and concepts that made lots of sense. Thanks for the help.?" Mike - seeking a Sales Manager position - North Andover, MA
"Matt did a very nice job organizing my resume into a format that actually made sense. He knows his stuff!" Joe - seeking a Director of Business Development position - Andover, MA
"In the past, anytime my resume needed to be revised I always did it myself. In todays economic landscape we all could use a competitive edge. Matt helped give my new resume the "WOW" factor it was missing. His prompt attention to detail and positive feedback helped me restore my confidence and re-energize my job search. I would highly recommend his services to everyone. Well worth the money!" John - seeking a Manager of Business Development position - Arlington, MA
Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?
A. Most resume writers I have encountered are wonderful writers but are lacking experience in Human Resources, Recruiting and the Hiring Process. I live this everyday in my full time role as a Recruiter and I have a pulse on the latest hiring trends and newest hiring processes. In the next ten years, the hiring process may shift again and job seekers need fresh eyes and tips and tricks to get up to date advice.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. My services offers many types of packages to fit the individual job seekers needs. I offer a standard resume revision, revamping and analysis and then I also offer full service packages that contain all of my services for a specific time period for one low price. Other services include cover letter writing, social networking assistance, job search strategies and interview coaching.
Q. What is your greatest strength?
A. My background within staffing and employment has given me the knack of narrowing down job experience and skill sets and translating them into professional terms to document on a resume. This in turn has allowed me to assist clients with upgrading their current resumes into a remarkable looking item they can feel confident about sending into a potential employer. To have the peace of mind knowing that the resume you turn into an employer is will gain you an interview and then the job is the greatest reward and is the definitive difference between my business and my competitors. Nowhere will you find a resume writer that has also been a recruiter within the New England area. Most resume writers are just simply writers that have never spent a day within a hiring process.
Q. Write your own question and answer it.
A. How does the resume impact the decision of a hiring managers to move forward to the interview stage with a candidate?
Employers and Recruiters receive hundreds of resumes per day and it takes approximately 10 seconds to quickly scan the contents of a resume to prequalify for a position.