Frequently Asked Questions About Our Executive Branding & Career Marketing Services
- How long does executive branding and resume writing process take?
The average turnaround time for delivery on your initial executive resume / career marketing document drafts is between 7 to 10 business days following the strategy / consultation session and receipt of all other supporting documents and assessments.
Work does not begin on projects until a deposit or full payment has been made.
In the event that your executive resume / career documents require more time for completion, you will be notified by email about the expected delivery date.
You are allowed one major revision with each document and you have 30 days to submit changes before the documents are consider final.
- Who actually conducts the branding session and writes my executive resume and career documents?
All executive resumes and career marketing documents are prepared by me, Abby Locke.
I have been working with professionals and executives in their career growth for 15+ years and my focus has always been on executive and leadership development.
I do branding and career marketing for executives, leaders and rising professionals only. So I have honed my skills, knowledge and expertise is this area.
Do your research and you will find that I am among a handful of experts who has successfully attained top credentials in personal branding, resume writing, career management and leadership development.
I am the former Certification Chair for the National Resume Writers Association and played a strategic role in the certification process for other resume writers around the world.
You can easily access my advice through a large collection of articles on resume writing can be found throughout the Internet and on major career sites including Monster.com, Localcareers.com, Careerealism, Excelle.com, TheLadders.com, and Executiveagent.com to name a few. (Read more about Abby)
- Will I have the opportunity to speak directly with Abby Locke?
All executive branding and resume services include a comprehensive strategy and information-gathering session with me. You will have the opportunity to clearly explain your career background, job situation, unique employment challenges and any other issues that would impact the final documents.
Once the executive resume portfolio and career documents are complete, you can upgrade your package to get individual or group coaching sessions on job search and career acceleration for additional fees.
- I have seen similar services that charge less, why are your prices higher?
Distinctive online and offline executive branding, compelling leadership resumes and career marketing documents and a new sense of confidence and clarity is vital for executive career management in today’s competitive market; for those results, you need the efforts of a highly certified executive branding and career marketing expert.
By working with me, Abby Locke, you have the unique opportunity to partner with well-recognized writer who holds certifications in resume writer, job search, career management coaching and personal branding.
My ABrandYou executive branding program is based on the proven methodologies of personal branding, strengths assessment and strategic career analysis.
— you will experience the powerful impact of personal, career and executive branding through our proprietary system
— you will unlock your leadership potential by answering key, thought-provoking and insightful questions
— you will be challenged to think outside the box about your strengths and value proposition during your the entire process
Prices have been established to provide top quality service and the costs reflect the investment required to work with a top executive branding strategist, master resume writer and global career expert who works exclusively with senior-level professionals, rising leaders, C-level executives and global executives.
I specialize in executive branding and executive resumes!
Your satisfaction is guaranteed and we work very hard to make sure that you are 100% satisfied with your final documents and coaching services. Read out client testimonials
- Why should I hire Abby Locke over other certified resume writers?
The job market is too competitive to take chances with your career. With recruiters, employers and hiring managers spending about 10 seconds on your resume, you want to make those 10 seconds count.
Clients who have worked with me have frequently cited that they received more than a resume in the process – they walked away knowing more about their strengths, feeling better prepared for interviews and having a better understanding of personal branding.
I offer an objective eye and a very strategic, “dig-deep” approach to gathering information and capturing compelling facts about your career that translate into visually appealing, sharply written career marketing tools for your online and offline brand presence.
- What job or interview guarantees come with the executive branding and career marketing / resume service?
Executive resumes and career documents are strategic marketing tools, not a magic pill or a quick fix.
However, when my clients have used their new resume and career marketing tools (consistently and effectively) as part of a multifaceted, integrated job search or career growth campaign, they have gained top-paying job offers and double-digit salary increases.
That being said, please keep in mind that even with the best efforts, your personal results will depend on the following:
- economic and market conditions, your individual skill set and qualifications
- the level of candidates you will be competing against
- availability of viable opportunities in your industry that match your career goal.
If you have been unsuccessful in securing interviews within 90 days after circulating your executive resume and career documents, Abby is happy to assist you with developing a contemporary job search strategy plan at no additional cost.
- Do I need to submit written answers through a questionnaire?
As a client, you will be automatically enrolled in my ABrandYou branding program and I will also spend a minimum of 2 hours (90-minutes for Resume Only options) with you during your in-person/phone/Skype video strategy session as part of the branding process.
Trust me, you will appreciate the time to think critically about your career situation, long-term career goals, signature strengths and more.
Remember when working with me, you walk away with some much more than the physical resume!
You experience personal transformation, deep confidence in your abilities and sharper clarity on your value proposition.
- Can I talk to other executive clients that Abby has worked with to determine if it’s right for me?
While I make no secret of my success with other executive clients, welcome referrals from successful clients, and fully appreciate word-of-mouth marketing, I really don’t like to impose on my former clients to do the “selling” of my executive career marketing services.
I am careful and diligent in making sure that prospective clients have enough information to make a sensible, informed decision for an investment in their careers.
So, following the discovery session, I am happy to provide any additional information on the service process and make sure that you are clear on what to expect in terms of timeline and deliverables.
- What is the cancellation or refund policy?
Once the proprietary ABrandYou assessment paperwork has been released or the first round of documents have been delivered for review, there is no refund. Project start dates and completion deadlines can be adjusted to suit clients’ situations.
- Can I pay for the service through installments?
The unique nature of our services require full payment in advance, but we can arrange for you to break up the total fee in two payments providing that you use a credit card and can clearly demonstrate that there are sufficient funds to cover the service.
In addition, Abby encourages clients to leverage the convenient BillMeLater service offered through PayPal.
If you choose this method of payment, there is a $75 additional processing fee for each installment and all payments must be processed and cleared before final documents/drafts are released to clients.
- If I refer someone to you or my spouse and we both want to investment in your services, can I get a discount?
I have strong confidence in the value of the high-level branding and self-marketing services I offer.
In addition, I stand behind the quality of my deliverables and more importantly my brand. I do not operate my business based on price matching, 2-for-1, arbitrary discounts based on affiliations or relationships.
Instead, I have built a successful practice on pricing that is fair and consistent with level of value and transformation that my executives clients get, time and time again.
Therefore discounted pricing for the same level of services to one client over another is not a practice I offer to anyone.