After you've accepted the terms outlined in our Client Agreement, you'll forward me your current resume to provide me with the skeleton of your experience (head to, What if I don’t have an old or outdated resume to send you? if that sounds like you). And please, feel no shame in sending me something archaic, super outdated or downright gag-worthy, because that's why you're hiring me in the first place, right?
Along with your resume, you'll also email me 2 to 3 complete job descriptions that you found online, to serve as examples of the types of positions you're planning to apply to (if this is a possible deal breaker, head to my What if I want to keep my career options open? page, stat).
If you're lucky enough to find 10 good-looking positions, that's great, but I will ask that you take the time to sort through them to select the 2 or 3 that best represent your ultimate career direction, because it's focused resumes that get the interviews that lead to dream jobs, our ultimate goal.
The homework gold star will be yours once you've forwarded me any recent work evaluations, recommendation letters or transcripts (for recent grads).
Though I'll need to have all of the above at least 24 hours before our first official appointment to give me time to prepare, you'll have until after our initial 1/2-hour strategy session to post your payment (more on that at How will I pay you?), solidifying your commitment to a career revolution.