Peter Merritt

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. I came up with all sorts of reasons as to why things weren’t going my way.

I considered getting a professional resume before but thought it would be a waste of time due to my thinking that I already had “the perfect resume”. I finally made up my mind to do some extensive research and decided to take a chance and give YES a call. At this point I had nothing to lose. I purchased their resume, cover letter, thank you letter, and career coaching package. They were very thorough. I received several calls and emails from my YES resume writer asking more details and specific questions from the original information that I provided. They were always positive and took the time to reassure me that things would work out.

I also purchased the LinkedIn profile to assist me with making business connections, not just in helping me get a job now but for advancement in the future. Although I already had a profile, they created a much more professional one.

A few weeks after I first made the phone call to YES, I received my new resume, cover, and thank you letter. After viewing them I realized that this is something I should have done five months earlier. I was excited and felt rejuvenated for the first time in months. I immediately found a few jobs to apply for. Within two hours of submitting my application for one of the positions I received a call! I couldn’t believe it. I scheduled an interview soon after. When I informed YES they suggested that I also purchase their Interview Aikido training program. Being that my job interview was in two days they were good enough to schedule my training the next day. All of the information YES provided plus the mock interview made me more relaxed and ready for anything I would encounter during the interview.

After my interview, which I thought went extremely well, I was informed that they had several more candidates scheduled and they would make a decision by the end of the week. First thing the next morning I received a phone call with a job offer! I accepted and now I am with a great company. Since that time I have received a few more phone calls from other companies that I sent my YES resume and cover letters to. Thanks to Katherine and her team for all of their help, hard work, and assistance during this process. I couldn’t have asked for more!