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I’m Ed Bagley

I can help you. I have options. As a professional resume writer, my professional resume service will present you at a higher level, opening the door for more responsibility, more income, more benefits, more success, and a much brighter future. My resume writing services have generated proven success in the marketplace, and garnered Google Reviews.

Testimonials

As creator and chief writer at Quality Resumes by Ed Bagley, I know just how effective my resume writing and job coaching services are. I have helped more than 6,100 people find better jobs — often the job of their dreams — and look forward to helping you find your future success.

But if you need a little more evidence of the invaluable impact my services will have on your life, check out the Google Reviews online, or read additional reviews here about what my clients, past and present, have to say about my work:

From Susan:

“When I first walked into your office I was scared and apprehensive.
I knew I had to make a career change, but didn’t know how.
I also thought all resume services were the same and expensive.  After meeting with you, seeing your work and meeting with other career services, I decided you were the best for the best price.

The response I received to your well-prepared resume was literally overwhelming.  I had responses from practically every company I sent a resume to.  I had one woman call and say, ‘Although you’re not really qualified for this position,
I wanted to meet with you because your resume is so impressive’.  I decided not to meet with her because, after hearing more about the position, I didn’t want it.  I ended up taking a position with a pharmaceutical company, something I’ve wanted to do since graduating from college.

Not only was I able to change careers but I also did not have to take less salary or perks.  This leads me to conclude that my resume was written expertly to open doors and shows how my previous experience could cross over to another career.  Lastly, Ed is an understanding and compassionate man who helped me define my goals.  The extras above and beyond the resume helped immensely, and I am looking forward to the partnership I can expect in managing my career choices!  Thanks again.”


From Meyer:

“I am grateful to have met Ed Bagley. I wouldn’t have landed that tenure-track position without him. Early on, he asked me to send him a copy of my resume. After reviewing it, he called me back and said, ‘Your resume is a disaster, can we meet?’ I must admit, I was taken aback by the ‘tough love,’ but Ed took that resume and the information I provided him, and he crafted a new and vastly improved resume that literally blew me away. Ed told me a person who writes their own resume will usually undersell themselves. He corrected a lot of little things — some were subconsciously subtle — that projected a negative image of myself. Example: a big header page in front of the resume with name and title of ‘Ph.D’ in big, bold letters really tells an employer that you are desperate.
It doesn’t project self-confidence. We fixed that — and many other little things — with better wording and proper placement.

When I got invited for an interview, Ed took the time to sit down and help me rehearse answers to some 20 interview questions I thought the hiring committee might ask. This process was most helpful.
I rehearsed and studied the answers to those questions — with all of Ed’s suggestions, revisions, and edits built in
. The preparation paid off, I felt confident in the interview. Even though it may not have been my best interview performance, nonetheless, my answers were substantive because I rehearsed and I was prepared. I got the job!

Ed guided me every step of the way — from resume writing to interview preparation. Thanks, Ed, for all your help, guidance, and expertise. You gave so freely of your time to teach me and to show me the right way to do things. I am forever grateful.”


From Kevin:

“Hi Ed,

Thank you for your resume services. Prior to having my resume done by you, I had struggled to secure interviews. I just graduated from the University (of Washington) and was working a temp job trying to find my path to a career. After getting my resume done by you, I was able to get 3 interviews in a week and a half. Though your resumes get noticed,
I think what helped me the most were your interview tips.
That paid the price of the resumes 10-fold. Now, I am in a career that I absolutely love, and I have you to thank for helping me reach there.
Thank you.”


From Richelle:

“I had forgot to email you that I got a job at the same company
I was working at ‘DeVita’. I was hired two weeks after I saw you. I totally love it and am very blessed to have a job! Thank you for everything that you did for me. Have a wonderful and blessed Holiday.”


From Maria:

“Ed Bagley is by far the BEST and most knowledgeable resume professional in the business! He does detailed work and is an ongoing resource even past delivering you the finished product.
He really cares about his clients and goes above and beyond for his clients through the whole process. I would highly recommend his services. You will not regret making a choice to go with the best resume service around.”


From Marcus:

“Ed Bagley has been a great help in the process of me finally being employed. Thanks to his quality resumes and experience, he helped me market my skills and abilities. The first thing my present employer told me after seeing my resume was, ‘Nice presentation.’

Thanks again, Ed, for all of your help.”


From Darin:

“Few people realize the pitfalls and underlying complexity associated with resume writing.  Ed’s advice can help anyone to not only avoid making crucial mistakes but also project the most favorable image possible.  Over three decades of experience has put Ed at the top of his field. Anyone from a corporate executive to a high school student can benefit a great deal from his knowledge.”


From Ann:

“Hello, Ed! Just wanted to update you on the job that I applied for here
at American Lake VA. Yes, I did get the job! Will be starting orientation (soon). For the first time in my 24 years of nursing, (I) will actually be working days, Monday-Fridays, no weekends, no holidays.
Thank you for all the help and advice you’ve given me. Take care.”


From Ole:

“I showed my resume to a local business leader and he felt it was one of the best presented resumes he had ever seen.  I was hired after distributing only one resume.”


From L. W.:

“’Sharp-looking resume!’  ‘Impressive!’  These are just two of the comments I heard from managers describing the resume brochure Ed Bagley developed for me.  Not only did Ed prepare an attractive and professional product, but he also gave me some helpful advice for presenting the resume appropriately during the interview process.

One of his recommendations was to carry several originals of my resume and offer them to those conducting the interview.  He emphasized the importance of this, regardless of whether or not I had previously mailed one to the organization.  This worked out extremely well for me in one particular interview that led to a job offer!

In applying for the position,  I followed the instructions in the job announcement and mailed my resume to the Human Resources (HR) office.  Because this was a large, state-run organization, the HR office was located in one city while the director responsible for hiring the individual for the position was located in another. Subsequently, one of the HR representatives provided the director a copy of my resume via facsimile.

The quality in the appearance of the faxed resume could not compare to the original Ed prepared.  As a result, the director was eager and appreciative in accepting the original I offered at the interview.  Since the only copy of my resume had been faxed to the director, the other three company representatives each received their first copy (an original) at the interview.  Ed’s advice seemed insignificant at the time, but I now believe
it contributed to a polished and professional interview presence.”


From Patricia:

“The resume Ed prepared for me got me an interview every time!  And they always mentioned how impressed they were with my resume.”


From John:

“I was extremely impressed with the work Ed did on my resume.
He not only put my work history on paper but managed to ‘package’ my background and experience, and relate it to future career goals. This, in combination with the high quality products Ed uses, layout, and design measures, produced a final product of which I was very proud.

Of course my liking it is one thing, but the proof came in the form of actual verbal compliments and positive feedback from prospective employers.  I am 100% convinced that Ed’s expertise helped with my recent employment.”


From Tami:

“Hey Ed! Guess what? The job I told you I was applying for —
I GOT IT.
I am the new GIS Manager for Thurston County. Long application process, multiple interviews, lots of reference checks, great feedback on the resume. Brought extra copies, which was appreciated. Awesome. Thanks!”


From Kimberly in Bonn, Germany:

“Your letter dated Nov. 25, 1996 finally caught up to me. I now live in Bonn, Germany.  I’m writing to give you my testimonial for your upcoming book, that is if it’s not too late. I went to you seeking help on writing a resume to obtain an Administrative Assistant position when we arrived in Tacoma from Southern California via Mississippi.  One week later I had a beautifully written resume in my hot little hands.

Now here comes the best part.  I brought my resume with me to MultiCare Health System (Tacoma General and Mary Bridge Children’s Hospitals) to apply for a secretarial position.  Even though I still had to fill out the application,
I was hired in the Fund Development Department because of the extra effort put forth by providing a resume.

The resume provided information that a regular job application doesn’t.  Along with my standard qualifications, it included many noteworthy accomplishments that qualified me even more for the position.

Now it gets even better. Because my husband is in the United States Air Force, we were lucky enough to receive an assignment to Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

Because I didn’t have any time to have my resume redone by you before we left, I scanned it into the computer and added my most recent job and submitted it to the Civilian Personnel Office on base and, because of its contents, I am the Commander’s secretary in the base legal office, which is the biggest overseas legal office in the Air Force.  I have a tremendous amount of responsibility here and my supervisor has a lot of faith in me.  Thank you for helping me and others obtain the positions we deserve.”


From Josh:

“Mr. Bagley,

Just wanted you to know your resume you made me was awesome and
I did get the job! I am now a lead firefighter on McChord. Thanks!”


From Gary K.:

“Ed Bagley did the one task I absolutely dreaded – got me started. The resume is the first and primary tool I need in my search for employment.  I tried several times myself, but I never felt comfortable with my product.  Ed’s view of my worth to prospective employers was honest and exhaustive, but more important, gave me a resume
I felt comfortable to present.”


From Arthur:

“Dear Ed,

Just a quick note to thank you for your time and energy in putting my resume together. The result looks quite professional. I am feeling very fortunate in having a mentor like you.”


From Jim:

“Ed,

Your reputation brought me to you. Your integrity introduced me to possibilities, and your character is one that is rare in this world. You are one of a handful of honorable men I have been privileged to know in my life.”


From Sara:

“Dear Ed,

Thanks for your generosity. You are a very kind and thoughtful person. I really wanted to say thank you again for EVERYTHING you have given Patrick and I. I hope soon I will be able to thank you with more than a card! I can’t wait to start really making the $$$$$.”


From Bill:

“Ed,

I appreciate your help and moral wisdom. Thanks again.”


From Gary O. and Susan:

“Ed,

Susan and I are overwhelmed by your generosity. That you would reserve significant parts of two days just to help us is well beyond want any reasonable person could expect. And not only are you sharing business information, but you are also providing life advice.

“Regardless of the outcome of our business venture, we want you to know that what you have already offered will have a long-term benefit — not only to us, but to others — because we intend to model your generosity. It is our hope to serve in many ways. Thank you for re-enforcing our commitment to others and for providing the example.”


From Gary O.:

“Ed,

Once again, I owe you big-time. There is no way that I could have accomplished so much in so short of a time frame. And my efforts probably would have resulted in mistakes and oversights. Susan and I opened the bank account in the afternoon. I plagiarized your initial minutes later on Saturday.
I will visit the City of Lakewood this afternoon.

In the next couple of days, I will follow up; perhaps we can meet briefly to discuss the particulars of resume writing and
I can begin my quest to learn from the master. Thank you so much for you invaluable assistance.”


To discover how Quality Resumes by Ed Bagley can set you on a clear path to continued future success, call me at 800-965-6484 for more information today!

Online Hiring Threatens to Do Away With Traditional Hard Copy Resumes – Is It Really True? (Part 1 of a 4-Part Series)

Copyright © 2007 Ed Bagley

The presentation of this story in my Wednesday daily newspaper is dramatic.

A smaller headline in color above the main headline says “Digital Job Searches Gain Ground”.

The main headline says “Straight to the Waste Basket” and shows a picture up top of a resume folded like a paper airplane headed presumably for a wastebasket (if you are wondering, wastebasket is one word, not two).

Is it really true? Well, I guess that depends on who you are talking to and what advice you choose to believe.

The story—and I use the word story rather than article because I believe most of the story is make believe—makes some observations and assumptions that are without substance in fact.

“Instead of reading your resume,” says Daine Stafford of The Kansas City Star, “an employer might ask you to fill out an online form or take an online test that measures how well you fit the job, based on responses from successful workers.”

That is an observation and at least the first part of it is correct, that more and more employers are asking for an email version of a resume rather than the traditional hard copy (printed) version we have used in recent decades.

Stafford says “Google, for example, uses a screening program to measure applicants’ attitudes, behaviors, personality and biographical details. Answers are scrunched in a formula that creates a score, indicating how well the candidate is likely to fare on the job.”

Fair enough, Google probably does so if Stafford says so.

I have often wondered what a screening question like “Which would you rather be: 1) a monkey, 2) a bear, 3) a tiger, or 4) a kangaroo?” actually tells human resources about a person’s personality that they could not better find out by interviewing them.

If you get the impression that interviewers are personnel types who are lazy in the hiring process, you might be right. Anything to get them to the point where they have nothing to do but push paper around, and look important and arrogant in the process (like I have mine, screw you).

Stafford continues: “It’s all electronic,” said Michael Doyle, a 60-year-old job seeker from Prairie Village, Kan. (sic), who recently landed a job through personal contacts. In nine months, Doyle said, he’s spoken to exactly two interviewers as a result of online postings.”

My guess is that Doyle may have submitted an email version of his resume to dozens, if not hundreds, of online destinations.

I could have told Doyle that probably 60% of all hiring is contacts, knowing people in the workplace or knowing people who know people in the workplace. Yes, it helps to have qualifications, but it helps more to have qualifications and know someone who wants to help you.

Reading about Doyle’s experience might lead me to conclude that online posting is not the best method to proceed here given the results. No wonder hiring is so screwed up.

From this and another example, Stafford then draws the conclusion that the applicants “discovered that resumes have gone digital.”

She goes on to say “In some cases, resumes have disappeared from the hiring process completely. Some employers don’t even want them in digitized format. They prefer customized online forms, tailor-made to cull the applicant field.”

Again, anything to make it easier on personnel types, we certainly would not want to put them out for even a minute of their precious time.

From the input of experiences of two applicants this conclusion comes bursting forth as implied truth that a new paradigm has taken place in the America business of hiring.