The Contingent Plan
The Contingent Plan

The Contingent Plan

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Offers remote services
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Introduction: We optimize client resumes for the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) that are used by most employers. We use the ATS regularly as recruiters and share this knowledge to help customers know exactly what the hiring manager or recruiter wants to know. Our proven methodology incorporates the knowledge of recruiters in multiple markets, insights from employers, and the keywords identified by analyzing the Department of Labor’s O*NET database that is the foundation of most jobboards and ATS programs. We combine resume writing, recruiting, career coaching, and outplacement services to effectively connect the right employers with jobseekers. This unparalleled blend of talent acquisition and employment services enables our team to remove the technology barriers to filling most jobs that are experienced by both candidates and employers. Our results speak for themselves. Claim your free quote today to find out how if we can help jump start your job search today! Resume writing quotes include: 1. Tailored cover letter for a specific position or a template to use in your search 2. Resume (all edits, but frequently 2-3 drafts) 3. Consultation by phone (at least 1, but more as requested) LinkedIn services include: 1. Review of LinkedIn profile 2. Proposed edits in a document with step-by-step guide 3. Audit of profile to ensure maximum impact *Resume clients receive a discount on all LinkedIn services Packages available: **My Contingent Plan - get the forms to build your own job search tools and gain exclusive access to resources created by our resume writers, coaches, and recruiters. **Unlimited Cover Letters - have an expert in your field write all of your cover letters. This month-to-month package includes seamless communication, a dedicated professional writer, and fast turnarounds on all cover letters. ** Unlimited resumes or cover letters - this package provides the option for unlimited resumes or cover letters for 1 flat rate. Have a dedicated professional write a customized message for your job applications today! ** Have an Expert Pull Jobs for You - job postings are confusing and filled with HR buzzwords. For one flat price, have our talent acquisition experts do the research for you. Save time and find the right jobs for you! Packages are month to month and you can upgrade/downgrade at any time. Free consults available for new clients to design something right for your needs. Still not sure? The Contingent Plan offers a free resume analysis by one of our advisers. We offer this at no risk nor obligation. This unique benefit is offered to ensure that our customers know that we can help them before they even get started.
Overview

Hired 3 times

Serves Chicago, IL

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5 employees

6 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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Thumbtack Customer

I would definitely recommend Kathy at the Contingent Plan. She is great! It only took her a few days to write an awesome resume, and it only took a few weeks after that for me to land the perfect job. Thanks Kathy!
Aug 31, 2018
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Review from Google
Thumbtack Customer

Very impressive results! There is no comparison between my before and after resumes. The process was also a pleasure and very collaborative. Within one week of my new resume out there, I'm already getting contacted for prospective job opportunities.
Nov 26, 2018
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Review from Google
Thumbtack Customer

I wanted to get a job in a multinational company and The Contingent Plan helped me with the resume. I did get the job. I really recommend them!
Nov 24, 2018
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Review from Google
Thumbtack Customer

Kathy at The Contingent Plan is an excellent resume writer. She took the time to interview me and understand my job history, which is somewhat convoluted due to being a stay at home mom and recent graduate student returning back to work. The final product was outstanding and while explaining my situation accurately, also highlights my current skills and relevancy. Thanks so much Kathy!
Jul 9, 2018
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Thumbtack Customer

I have been in my profession for a while with much experience. I approached Kathy with an outdated resume. I needed help updating and describing my role and experience in a way that would get attention. Kathy started out by getting to know me and the specifics of my job title. She listened, offered suggestions and captured the details, resulting in a completely redone, polished, well written cover letter, resume and linkedin, that embodies who I am as a person as well as a professional. I highly recommend Kathy, if you are looking for that cutting edge resume!
Jun 26, 2018
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Flat rates, hourly pricing, and subscription pricing. The pricing is set to each client's needs and depends on the services requested. Ask about our 100% guarantee.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    The process is usually pretty simple and it depends on the client's needs. Typically, resume services follow the timeline of: 1. Client emails their old resume and any jobs of interest. If no resume, then the client schedules a call to provide the info to us for drafting. 2. We prepare the rough first draft of the resume that includes questions in comments in the document. Standard turnaround time on the first draft is 2 - 3 business days from receiving client's info. 3. Confer with client (by phone or email) to receive edits or comments. 4. Incorporate requested edits/comments from client. 5. Send client second draft. Repeat editing process as needed to get the resume right for our client. 6. Make any further edits as requested. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Our proven method for writing resumes to beat the ATS was developed by: 1. Analyzing the Department of Labor databases that are the foundation of most online jobboards and applicant tracking systems; 2. Applying experience of recruiters that have used multiple ATS programs and how employers frequently modify the systems; 3. Leveraging the knowledge of our experience as recruiters to focus the resume on what hiring managers really want to see; and 4. Continuing to test and improve our methods against the evolving technologies used by employers.

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