What We Do


When you work with our career success coach, we guarantee you will get a job. You will master guerrilla job hunter strategies for snagging jobs on the hidden job market.


At YES, for a reasonable price, you get the interviewing, writing, and editing efforts of not 1 but 3 to 4 resume experts.


Have us write your LinkedIn profile for search engine optimization. Our average client is sought out by 10 LinkedIn recruiters!


YES's Interview Aikido(TM) program will teach you how to get out of your head and into the game of connecting to what matters to hiring managers.

Peter M.

Senior Operations Director

After being unemployed for 5 months and filling out several dozen job applications I constantly wondered why I wasn’t receiving any phone calls or interviews from employers. I’ve worked since I was 16 years old and being in this position was both hurtful and depressing.

A few weeks after I first made the phone call to YES, I received my new resume, cover, and thank you letter. Within two hours of submitting my application for one of the positions I received a call! I scheduled an interview practice soon after.  First thing the morning after my interview I received a phone call with a job offer! Thanks to Katherine and her team for all of their help, hard work, and assistance during this process. 

Client Profile

YES has success stories from clients in all fields, including IT, government, government contracting, nonprofits/associations, sales, marketing, finance, engineering, public relations, law, education, human resources, health care, and many others. Most of our clients are accomplished senior or mid-career professionals looking for their next great opportunity or finding and transitioning to their dream career. Our client base also includes recent graduates, parents returning to the paid workforce, and retirees looking for the next challenge.

Our clients typically find a new job within 5 weeks of working with us. Our average client is contacted by at least 10 recruiters, interviews with 7 different employers, and gets 12% increased pay at the new job.


Steps to Success


Initial consultation


Worksheet Intake & Interview


Draft, Edit, Finalize Resume & Cover Letter


Finalize the LinkedIn Profile


Post Delivery Edits, Diagnostics & Advice


Career Strategy and Interview Coaching

Welcome to Your Edge for Success, YES, DC metro’s top resume writing and career success company!
We are here to help you get a job that you will love.

Step One to Getting Your Edge for Success

Watch YES President Katherine Metres Akbar on The Top 5 Resume, LinkedIn, and Interview Strategies for Job Search Success.

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