I love to travel, try new restaurants, do CrossFit, and enjoy culture events in NYC, which gets expensive. Cue my primary side hustle: I’ve been editing resumes and cover letters across industries for over a decade. I use my managerial, design thinking, and writing talents to help people unlock opportunities by improving their first impression on a hiring manager. Clients walk away with stronger job application materials and also a clearer understanding of the goal of these documents. With sincerity and authenticity as guiding principles, I will not completely rewrite anything, but rather flag suggestions, edits, and questions that will lead the client to strengthening their own story.
My resume/CV/cover letter process is simple: you’ll send me your document(s) in an editable format along with a link to a job or fellowship you have in mind; I thoroughly mark it up and send back to you; you circle back to me with any lingering questions. A conversation is not a part of my process, though I will let you know if I think one would be mutually helpful and within scope.
$120 for complete resume/CV edit, one week guaranteed turn-around.
$180 for complete edit of resume plus cover letter, ten day guaranteed turn around time.
$350 for the above plus a 60 minute mock interview or strategy session over video conferencing with feedback.
Related custom services available upon request. There is a 15% discount if you currently are a student, teacher, or nonprofiteer. Payment is by Venmo (preferred) or check.
Like all side hustlers, I do other consulting on a case-by-case basis too. I’ve facilitated board meetings, built websites from WordPress templates, provided communications strategies, gone deep on UX, oand more. This is also where the “can I pick your brain 25x” requests fall. Let me know what you want my brain on and if I have capacity, I’ll price it out for you and we can make it happen. Oh, I also officiate weddings.
“Jen helped bring out the best in my materials. She was strategic and smart in shaping my story and partnered with me to ask questions and spark new thinking. Then, she brought an attentive and careful eye to the final version of my resume. She is an incredible writer and copy-editor, but more importantly, an astute strategist.”
-Naomi Rothwell, former political consultant and current content strategist at the George Washington University
“Can’t recommend Jen’s insight enough! Totally worth it!”
-Khayriyyah MuhammadSmith, former graduate student and current program assistant at a private foundation
Referrals are always appreciated!