How does the loft resumes process work?
We have a talented group of writers and designers that can help make your resume sound and look its best. We offer resume design services as well as resume writing services. After completing the checkout process, you'll be directed to a page where you'll upload the information for your resume and provide any special instructions. Resume writing services are sold separately from our designs services.
Here's how our design process works:
1. You choose the design you like based on the style, not our sample content.
2. Choose any options like adding additional pages, a custom color palette, or expedited service, and then add these choices to your cart.
3. You will be prompted to upload the current version of your resume after checkout and provide us with any special instructions.
4. Your assigned Loft Resumes graphic designer will copy the content from your resume and style it into the design of your choice, taking into account any specific requests you made (eg. highlighting your "skills" section.) You also have the option to give us a call before we get started on the layout.
5. Then we'll send you a PDF of your new resume for you to review.
6. Send us any changes via email or phone and we'll make them for you and then send you new PDF files along with the matching, editable, cover letter files. Your purchase includes up to two rounds of revisions, if they are needed. If at any time in the future, you'd like to update your resume, you can purchase a new version for just $5. This is limited to the original design you chose. You can switch to a completely new design for $35.
How much does it cost?
A one page resume with our standard three business-day service is $99. Each additional page is $10. Service within two business-days is available for an additional $15 and service within one business-day is available for an additional $30. If you'd like to use custom colors that we don't currently offer on our site, you can purchase that option for $30.
What if i need to make updates to my resume in the future?
If you'd like to make changes to the text of your resume at any time after you've approved the design, you can purchase additional revisions for $5 (3 business day turnaround) or for $20 (1 business day turnaround.) Keep in mind that these additional revisions only include changes to the text on your resume. If you'd like to use a different design, you'll need to shop for another resume.
Will my resume look exactly like the ones in the photos?
No. The designs in our portfolio are just starting points. Your unique resume will be based on the design that you choose, but we will customize it to work with your content. Since everyone's content and preferences are different your resume won't look exactly like the design you choose.
What if i don't like the initial layout?
You get two initial revisions with the purchase of your resume. While the revision process is structured, you'll have the opportunity to let us know of any changes you'd like to see.
How does the revision process work?
We'll email you a PDF of your resume. You can reply to that email with any changes that you'd like to make. All changes must be within the framework of the design that you chose. We'll email your resume back with your changes within 2 business days. If at that time you notice any additional edits, you can send those to us by email. We'll make the necessary alterations and email the final version of your resume to you within 2 additional business days.
What do I receive?
We'll email you a high resolution PDF of your resume suitable for printing, emailing, or uploading. We'll also send an editable, matching cover letter in Microsoft Word (can also be opened in Pages for Mac.)
Can I get the source files for my resume design so that I can make changes to it myself?
Due to the copyright agreements that we have with the designers who created the resumes and the font foundries who created the typefaces, we aren't able to release the InDesign source files. We've tried to keep the cost of additional versions/revisions/edits low at $5 a piece. We send you a PDF of your resume along with a matching, editable cover letter in Word and Pages.
Does Loft Resumes offer writing services in addition to design services?
We offer resume editing/rewrite services for Entry-Level, Professional Level, and Executive Level candidates as well as resume writing from scratch. All content services include a phone interview, set up via email, to begin the editing process. Your writer will ask you about your goals and any concerns with your current resume and offer professional editing for typographical errors, clarity of wording, and content consistency. Your writer will correct errors and will re-word items that could be confusing to a hiring manager. In addition, your writer will provide suggestions for improving your content and/or to present yourself in the best possible light.
When do I upload my resume?
You will be prompted to upload your resume, along with any special instructions for our design team, on a screen that loads after you complete your purchase. If you have any trouble uploading your resume then you can email it directly as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How long does it take?
Our standard service is three business-days (if ordered before 5 PM EST.) We offer service within two business-days for an additional $15 and service within one business-day for an additional $30.
Can I choose custom colors for my resume?
Yes. We can create custom colors for your resume. This option costs an additional $30 and can be chosen on the product detail page before you add the resume to your cart.
Does my content have to fit in the same sections as the example resumes?
No. It's our job to adjust the resume design to accommodate your unique content and place it in the most appropriate location. If you're not pleased with the initial design we send you, you can always adjust it during the two revisions that are included with your resume. If you have any special instructions, it's best to let us know. You'll have the opportunity to do so at the end of the checkout process.
What about cover letters?
We'll email you a Microsoft Word document (can also be opened in Pages for Mac) that matches the design of your resume. You can use this document to compose your cover letters.
Can i change the section names on my resume?
Absolutely! If the content you provide contains different section names, then we'll use those instead.
What do i need to provide?
You'll need to upload the content for your resume (any common word processing format such as Microsoft word, Pages for Mac, or a Rich Text File). If you've chosen a theme with a photo, you'll need to upload your photo (recommended minimum size of 1800 pixels x 1200 pixels in jpg, eps, or tiff). If you've purchased the custom color option, you'll need to provide direction as to what color(s) you would like us to use.
Does loft resumes offer its services to those outside the united states?
Who is responsible for typos?
You are responsible for any typographical errors. We'll do our best to correct any glaring mistakes but ultimately typos are your responsibility. We suggest that you carefully proofread your resume and have someone else proofread it for you as well.
Who designs the resumes on the site?
We hand pick talented designers around the country and commission them to create custom work. You'll notice their names on the detail page for each of our resumes.