Frequently Asked Questions
Over the past 4 years, we have written close to a thousand resumes working with clients in a broad range of industries and fields including (but not limited to):
- Accounting, Banking & Finance
- Administrative Support
- Construction, and Property Management
- Education & Teaching
- Entertainment / Media
- Executive (Senior Management)
- Hospitality & Restaurant Management
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Law and Paralegal
- Law Enforcement / Security
- Marketing & Sales
- Non Profit Management
- Nursing, Medical & Healthcare
- Operations Management
- Retail Management
As part of the resume writing process, we suggest you identify several target job descriptions so we can better cater the resume to the types of jobs you are most interested in.
We write personalized cover letters that emphasize your skills and experience.
We strongly recommend that you get a cover letter. Career studies have shown that 80% of companies prefer resumes with cover letters. About 30% of companies will discard resumes that do not have a cover letter. Your cover letter is a marketing document almost as important as your resume in selling your skills to your future employer and showing your specific interest in the employer..
We will give you a Word document that you can edit if you want to update your resume in the future.
We customize all of our resumes to meet client needs. Every resume we write is completely unique and fitted to the client. Vijay is an expert in resume layout and will select a format that is appropriate for you. It is important to recognize that with resumes, content is more important than formatting. Therefore our career coaches will spend most of their time focusing on developing resume content that is specific to you.
Vijay Ingam writes most resumes for the Los Angeles Resume Service. You will work directly with Vijay throughout the resume writing process. Cheryl is currently on maternity leave and Vijay is handling her clients while she is away.
Vijay has strong qualifications as a professional resume writer.
- Four years of experience as a professional resume writer and job interview coach
- Author of The Definitive Guide to Ace Your Interview and Get the Job (available on Amazon)
- Student Career Coach for the Parker Career Management Center (UCLA’s graduate school level career counseling service)
- Master in Business Administration (MBA) from UCLA Business School
- BA from the University of Chicago
- 10 years of experience as hiring manager
See the About Us Page for additional information.
The Los Angeles Resume Service does not outsource resume writing or career services to inexperienced subcontractors from overseas. All resume writing is done by experienced career professionals based in Los Angeles.
Our offices are generally open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday to Sunday. We work limited hours on most major holidays. Please call ahead as our career coaches are often offsite providing career services.
Quality control is critical for resumes. A second resume writer reviews all of our resumes for content and quality control purposes. We want to ensure that all of resume meet the highest standards. Even our senior resume writers have a second resume writer review their work before sending each resume out.
Cheryl has taken a maternity leave. Until she returns, Vijay Ingam is filling in for her clients. Cheryl still provides proofreading and editing for Los Angeles Resume Service resumes and cover letters.
In general, you should not include a list of references with your resume. You can simply state “References available on request” or wait for the employer to request them as part of the interview process. It is best to spend the limited space on your resume selling your skills and background most effectively, especially as one-page resumes are the norm these days.
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