Process & Timeline
Please see our process and current turnaround time here.
Digital Guide to Cold Emails and Thank You Notes
Download from email after purchase. Great writing is important for more than just your resume and cover letter. It also improves your networking, which is how 70-80% of jobs are filled. This 25-page guide featuring examples and templates will show you how to write effective reach-out messages to decision-makers and thank-you notes for interviewers.
Additional Version of Resume
If you're applying to multiple different kinds of jobs or industries, this is a good choice for you. The most successful resumes are the ones that are most targeted to the particular job, so emphasizing certain skills for different job types by tweaking your bullets, summary, and even the order of your sections can go a long way.
With this add-on, we'll modify the content of your resume into a second version for a different position, company, or industry.
Additional Version of Cover Letter
To land an interview, your cover letter should always be targeted to each position. Different jobs might require you to emphasize different stories, values, and accomplishments to show why you're the best fit. Get this add-on to have us write an additional version of your cover letter tailored to a separate industry, position title, or job posting.
Smart Job Search
You need a job search strategy beyond simply hitting “Apply” on job boards over and over again.
That’s why we’ve partnered with Smart Job Search, your next ally to tap into the “Hidden Job Market,” which includes the following:
- Proven strategies to get you hired: 70-80% of jobs are filled through networking. Learn how to avoid getting stuck in job boards, connect with company decision-makers, and ally with external recruiters.
- Guidance from a seasoned hiring expert: Chris Campbell, founder of an executive search firm, built Smart Job Search based on his real experience of what works.
- Self-paced video learning & resources: Fit job hunting into your schedule with 7 self-paced video modules plus downloadable worksheets and trackers to build your own strategy.
A great resume is only half the battle. Add this must-have to your cart today!
Premier Team Upgrade
Upgrade to have your package handled by one of our top-performing writers! Select this product if you are applying for upper-level positions -- or you simply want to go all in your job search.
NOTE: Although all of our writers at Let's Eat, Grandma are incredibly talented and must pass our rigorous training program, our premier team consists of writers who have proven themselves as a top-performers for an extended period of time. Our premier team upgrade may result in a longer turnaround time due to higher demand. Please contact [email protected] to inquire about turnaround times.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our Most Common Questions
What is the resume writing process like?
Our highly personalized, custom-tailored process is what sets us apart from budget resume services. First, you'll complete a questionnaire and schedule a phone consultation with a writer. In the consultation, your writer will learn about your background and come up with a targeted strategy. After the consultation, the writer will deliver the first drafts, and you'll have 7 days to request up to 2 rounds of revisions to make sure we got it perfect.
You can see the process diagrammed out with our current estimated turnaround time here.
How long is your turnaround time? Can I get an expedited package?
Your exact time to final drafts depends on when you schedule your consultation with your writer and how many revisions you request. Currently, our personalized process takes up to 10 days until first drafts, followed by up to 7 additional days for 2 revision requests.
PLEASE READ: During holiday weeks, including Thanksgiving and Christmas, our resume writers have limited availability which may result in extra wait time. Higher demand options such as Premium Packages and our Premier Team upgrades may take even longer based on availability.
- If you would like to know the next available consultation date, please contact us here.
- If you would like to know more about our process, click here.
We have limited availability for expedited delivery for an added fee. If you would like a rush turnaround, please contact [email protected] to see if this is possible.
Do you work on Academic CVs or Federal Resumes?
Not at this time, unfortunately. Academic CVs and Federal Resumes have specific conventions that are different from the typical professional resumes that we specialize in.
Do you work with clients outside of the U.S.?
Yes! We work with clients anywhere in the world. Here are things non-U.S. clients need to know:
- Consultations outside of the U.S. will be held over video call to avoid international phone charges.
International requirements for CVs/resumes can differ, so please check your region’s requirements before ordering one of our resumes. The resumes that we create:
- Do not include photos
- Do not include any personal demographic information such as marital status
- Use a maximum of 2 pages
Working with a Resume Writer
How do I know if I need a professional resume writer?
If you’ve said or thought any of the following, you’d definitely benefit from working from a resume writer:
- "I want to do everything I can to stand out from the crowd in this competitive job market."
- "I haven’t touched my resume in years and don’t know what recruiters are looking for nowadays."
- "I can talk about my accomplishments but can’t translate them to paper."
- "I don’t feel like I’ve accomplished anything I could put on my resume."
- "I just can’t stand writing my resume!"
What sets you apart from other resume services?
A cheaper level of service won't help you land interviews. Here are three main things that set us apart from budget resume services:
#1) Thoughtful Individual Attention: We offer more touchpoints with your writer than any other major service in our category. With a built-in phone consultation, revision period, and the ability to communicate with your writer by email at any time, we go far beyond just a questionnaire to get to know you. Clients often tell us they’re blown away by their writer’s professionalism and willingness to go the extra mile.
#2) Highly Trained Writers: Budget services employ writers with minimal experience. Nearly all writers on our exclusive team have at least 5+ (and usually 10+) years of writing experience and complete rigorous testing and ongoing training.
#3) Unparalleled Customization: There is no "one-size-fits-all" resume– only targeted resumes land jobs. That’s why we have you send us actual job postings for us to customize your documents for. Our writers go through extensive training in analyzing job descriptions and incorporating the exact language that proves to recruiters you can do the specific job they’re hiring for.
Is hiring a resume writer really worth the cost?
Yes! Just like with any other professional service (tutoring, personal training, life coaching), this is an investment in a brighter future.
With a professionally written resume, you’ll land a new job faster. That means your investment will return a salary increase, months of free time returned to you, and potentially months of living expenses saved if you’re currently unemployed!
What qualifications do your resume writers have?
Our writers come from diverse and varied backgrounds. Nearly all have more than five years of experience and many have been writers for over 10 years. They must complete a rigorous technical resume writing test during their application process.
All writers complete a four-week onboarding and receive ongoing support that includes industry best practices and standards for effective resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn Profiles that are ATS-compliant and designed to be persuasive and compelling to hiring managers. Writers also receive guidance from an experienced LEG writer as a Mentor and from an Editor on all their client projects.
Our Writing Process
Will I be able to talk to my writer?
Yes! Every client schedules a 30-minute consultation with their writer. Your writer will also send you an introduction email a week before your consultation and from then on, you can communicate with them directly over email at any time.
Will my writer have experience working in my field?
While we cannot guarantee that your writer will have hands-on experience in your field, it is more than likely that they will have experience writing professional documents for positions like the ones you’re targeting. Our team has served hundreds, if not thousands, of clients in your industry, and your documents will benefit from all of that experience. We have countless resources available to our writers (including assistance from proofreaders and other writers) to ensure targeted, optimized documents every time.
There is a logic that is common to writing these documents across all industries: we must understand what your employers of interest are looking for in a candidate, and then represent you to be that perfect fit by speaking their language and giving them the keywords they’re looking for. Our writers are experts at this process.
How do you ensure the quality of my documents?
Each of our writers works with a Mentor and a senior-level Editor to ensure their work consistently meets our standards of content, phrasing, and design.
Are your resumes optimized for Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)?
Yes! We incorporate keywords from the job descriptions you send and use simple but elegant ATS-compliant formatting to make sure those keywords scan properly. This ensures your resume is likely to come up when a recruiter searches for qualified resumes in their ATS and that recruiters can see your key qualifications when quickly skimming it.
It’s worth noting too, though, that Applicant Tracking Systems aren’t as big of a deal as you might have heard – there is a lot of misinformation out there about them. An ATS will almost never "auto-reject" a resume, and it is always up to the individual recruiter whether they read every resume or not. You can hear more in this episode of our Career Warrior Podcast.
Can you write me a general resume that will get me any kind of job?
Unfortunately, “one-size-fits-all” resumes do not land jobs. In the modern job market, only resumes that clearly showcase the qualifications for the specific job get called in for interviews. While we do tailor your documents to an overall industry (or several if you order additional versions of your resume or cover letter), it is also required for you to include at least two job postings that you’re interested in for us to target your documents towards.
We promise that doing this work of defining your job target before putting together your resume will help you see much better results!
Can you write me an infographic resume?
We can create for you a clean and creatively designed resume that matches your requests and passes through ATS systems. We do not, however, use infographics or images in our resumes.
Unorthodox resumes with non-traditional formatting are often appropriate and effective for creative fields, such as graphic design, or some small companies where they fit the company culture.
In any other situation, however, we don’t recommend infographic resumes. Our research has shown that recruiters prefer simple, easy-to-read resume design over out-of-the-box creativity – they just want to quickly see if you can do the job!
Ordering a Package
How much do your services cost?
You can view the starting prices of our base packages here – you can also upgrade with add-ons such as additional versions of your resume once you click into each package.
Can I read reviews?
Can I see samples of resumes you’ve produced?
Absolutely – scroll through a PDF of some successful resumes and cover letters here.
Do you have a satisfaction guarantee? What’s your refund policy?
Yes, we have a 60-day satisfaction guarantee that you can see here. Please note, though, that since job searching is a holistic process that involves much more than your resume, we do not guarantee interviews.
You can also see our refund/cancellation policy here – all refunds are subject to a 10% processing fee.
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Writing Process Timeline
Your exact time to final drafts depends on when you schedule your consultation with your writer and how many revisions you request. Currently, our personalized process takes up to 7 days until first drafts, followed by up to 7 additional days for 2 revision requests.
1. Questionnaire & Scheduling
Right after purchase
You'll fill out a brief questionnaire, upload your resume, and schedule a consultation with your writer.
2. 30-Minute Consultation
Date scheduled at purchase
Your friendly writer will send an introduction email and a list of preliminary consultation questions for you to prepare for. During the consultation, they'll get to know you more, ask targeted questions about your job search goals, and describe a customized strategy that they'll use to write your first drafts.
3. Receive First Drafts
7 days after consultation
Using their notes from your consultation, your writer will email you completed custom-tailored initial drafts of your documents no more than 7 days after your consultation.
4. Get Up to 2 Rounds of Revisions & Final Drafts
Up to 7 days
You can request 2 rounds of revisions to your writer within 7 days of receiving your first drafts. Once you’re completely satisfied, your writer will email you final drafts in PDF and Word formats!