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Here's a business you can start for virtually nothing, parlay into a million dollar enterprise in five years or less. Many established resume writing services in the large metropolitan areas are reporting annual incomes of $250,000 or more. Even the smaller operations, in towns as small as 15,000 are experiencing sales of $50,000 or more.

No special knowledge, education or experience are required for total success in this business. An awareness of the general format of the "modern resume," and the ability to keep oneself up-to-date on refinements or new approaches to presenting resume material are about the only prerequisites to successfully operate a resume writing service.

Probably the most exciting and motivational aspects of this business idea are the low investment and risk factors involved, and the growing demand for resume service. Up until the past couple of years, few if any Americans really had to look for jobs. People in general have either forgotten how to look for a new job, or never knew how in the first place.

Since the start of World War II, back in 1941, the American worker has been spoiled by an affluent society and an ideal market for the job seeker. Usually, all he had to do whenever he lost a job or wanted to change jobs was to report in to the local branch of his local employment service office, check in at his union office, look at the want ads in the Sunday paper, or call a few friends and ask about job openings.

But no more! Times have changed! There are fewer jobs and an increasing number of people applying for those jobs that are available. Just recently, the post office department in a large west coast city advertised that applications would be accepted on two days only, for 600 upcoming openings. Would you believe that twenty thousand applicants showed up to fill out applications? Can you imagine the post office personnel people reviewing all those applications, and then interviewing all those people, according to the fair employment practices act?

On another day, word got out that there was going to be an opening for a forklift driver at a local warehouse. Fifteen hundred men and women showed up even before the job was advertised!

Times are tough, and we're moving ever deeper into the age of specialization. Employers are demanding to know more about the applicant - his work record, natural talents and personality traits. They want more information upon which to base their interview selections than just the cold facts on the application form. Personnel managers are placing a higher premium on their time, and delegating to others the job of "weeding out" the unqualified applicants from those whose backgrounds and goals come closest to fitting the needs of the company.

To get in to see the person doing the hiring nowadays, the job applicant has to "sell the short-stopper," and that calls for a professionally written resume. More and more firms are demanding resumes. Industry estimates are that by the year 2000, most of the jobs worth having will require a written resume before even an initial interview is granted. And that's where you can fit into the picture with your Professional Resume Writing Service. Probably 80 percent of the people searching for jobs don't have a resume. Of the 20 percent who do have resumes, many are ineffective; they simply do not adequately present the applicant's total qualifications.

Everyone - with or without a resume - is looking for this key: A professionally written resume, a sales presentation of their qualifications and experience that will get the job for them - the job they want. The jobhunters are wound up in their own specialties and problems. They don't know how, and they don't have the time - AND they're willing to pay you to put it all together for them. Just as you're willing to pay a doctor, dentist or investment broker, those who need a resume are willing to pay you for this service. The market exists in every city and town in this country, and the demand for this service is growing daily. Your opportunity for success beyond your fondest dreams has never been greater! The brass ring is here! Grab it, and hold on!

You'll need a modern, professional quality typewriter. You can begin, and perhaps get by for a month or so, with a top quality portable, but do yourself and your business a favor: Arrange to rent, lease or buy on monthly payments if necessary, the best machine for the quality of work that will command top dollars for you.

Setting up and operating from your own home will be the most economical way to begin. In addition to your typewriter, you should have a typewriter stand, typist's chair, adjustable long-arm lamp, and a file cabinet. However, just as you can make do with a portable typewriter for a month or so, you can get by for starters with a kitchen chair at your dining room table.

To prepare yourself properly, invest in a good book on how to write "job-winning" resumes. Select a book which discusses both the cover letter and the format of the body of the resume.

The most important part of any resume package is the cover letter the applicant sends as part of the resume. This letter states the specific job the applicant is applying for, explains why he believes he is qualified, and pointedly asks for an interview. In most cases, you'll be able to provide an "all-purpose form letter" which your client can adapt to any position that interests him. More later about actual writing of the resume and the cover letter.

The format and style of the body of the resume are the items you want to learn from your book. Resumes of today generally follow this outline:

1. Name

2. Address

3. City, state, zip.

4. Phone Number

5. Type of job or position wanted

6. Goals and/or desires in life

7. Job history, starting with current or last job held

8. Special courses, education or training completed

9. Military History

10. Formal Education

11. Activities while attending school: athletics, offices, awards

12. Hobbies and special interests

13. Notation that names of business and personal references will be furnished on request.

14. Availability

15. Health

Once you're organized with space and equipment, you're ready for business. All that's necessary from this point on will be advertising, client interview, and producing the final product.

Your advertising needs, in comparison with many other businesses, need not cost you an exorbitant amount of money. It should, however, be consistent and eye-catching.

You should contact your area's most widely read newspaper and arrange to run a one-column by one inch ad every day for the next six to twelve months. By purchasing your ad space on a daily insertion basis, and over at least a six month period, your rate will be much lower than the rate charged for shorter contracts.

Your newspaper ad might read something like this:
A Complete, Professional Service MIDWEST RESUME SERVICE
Resumes - Letters - Portfolios ...that result in jobs!
Phone 123-4567

Aside from an ad in the newspaper, and perhaps a similar one in your area shoppers' papers, the only other advertising efforts you should worry about are those that don't cost money - free bulletin board announcements, radio and television talk show interviews, and low cost flyers, circulars or brochures that describe your services.

One method of gaining business exposure which is most often overlooked is the radio and television talk show interview. Call the broadcast stations in your area and get the names of the producers of these talk shows. Then write them a letter explaining your services, and how you believe an appearance on their program could be educational and beneficial to their audiences. Include a brochure with your letter. A couple of days after you're sure they've received your letter, give them a call on the phone, and ask them to consider an interview with you.

Another area to explore for free publicity is as a guest speaker for your civic clubs. For these, simply write out a speech emphasizing the need for a resume, and the proper way to write one that will result in a job for the job-seeker. Explain the growing trend of employers to use the resume as a screening device, and the fact that a well-written resume can get a better job for someone when there are seemingly no openings. Don't be afraid to explain what goes into a professionally written resume.

Many of the people listening to you - if you sell them on the idea of a resume - will come to you to have it written because they don't have the time or know-how, and because you'll have the reputation of an "expert" after having spoken before their club. Basically, people are lazy in this respect, and would rather pay someone else to do something than to take the time to learn how and do it themselves. Once you spread the word that you're in the business of preparing resumes for people looking for work or wanting better jobs, you'll have no trouble at all keeping busy!

Your brochure can be as simple as a Z-folded 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. It should de scribe your services, emphasize your professionalism, fast service and reasonable cost. It would be best to have your story typeset and laid out in three columns down the width of the paper.

Most quick print shops can handle all this for you, at a nominal cost. Once you've had your brochures printed, leave off a supply with your area high school and college counselors, vocational and trade school placement directors, and with as many private employment agencies as will take them.

When prospective clients call you, simply explain your services and prices, and set up an appointment for them to meet with you. For this it's best to prepare a script, which might read like this:

YOU: answering the phone: Good morning! Midwest Resume Service. May I help you?

CLIENT: Yes, I'm calling about your ad in the paper.

YOU: Oh yes, and thank you for calling. Let me explain our services. We're professional resume writers - we interview job - seekers such as yourself - learn the important features of their backgrounds as those features apply in helping us to write a resume that will land them the job they're looking for. Then we assemble all this information into a winning presentation, type it out, give you the original plus 50 copies and a cover letter (which you can modify as necessary on your home typewriter and have copied each time you submit a resume). Your cost is only $50, and usually we can have everything ready for you within three or four days. Now, does that sound like what you had in mind?

CLIENT: Yes! That's just what I had in mind. When can we get together and start the ball rolling?

YOU: How about this afternoon at 3:15, or would tomorrow morning at say 9:45 be better for you? We're located at 600 North Main Street. Are you familiar with the area?

CLIENT: Yes, I know the area, no problem. This afternoon at 3:15 will be fine.

YOU: Good! Now, let me have your name and phone number please.

CLIENT: Gives you his name and phone number.

YOU: All right, Bob, we'll look forward to seeing you this afternoon at 3:15.

You now have a client, and an appointment to interview him for background information in order to put together a resume that can result in a job for him. Be sure you're prepared with a "researcher's questionnaire," to guide you in the questions to ask.

Type your resume format on a separate sheet of paper, numbering each question you want an answer to, or subject you want to cover. This of course serves as a "master" which you duplicate and use as the researcher's questionnaire guide.

For each interview, take one of these "interview guides" and an ordinary yellow legal tablet, and start asking questions. Identify each page of notes with a number or subject matter from the resume format, and use a separate page of the tablet for each subject and each job the client may have had.

The interview should be relaxed, with the client doing most of the talking. However, you should control the interview and take notes as the client gives you the information you need. Be confident, but friendly. Maintain your confidence and ask leading questions that elicit complete, revealing responses. Take your time, and "listen" to what the client isn't telling you as well as what he is telling you. With a bit of practice, you'll be able to find out all there is to know about your client in twenty minutes or less.

Look ahead to the day when you have employees working for you. Develop your interviewing techniques to a state of maximum efficiency for your business, and then record three or four interviews for use in training your employees. You should also reproduce several examples of completed resumes and put them into an instruction book for study by new employees .

After the interview, you need to interpret your notes and type the information into a resume. This should be easy because you have gathered the details in sequence with your resume format. Familiarity with format writing style makes the task of putting every-thing into finished form quite simple.

At the very least, a quick course in resume writing will be necessary. Check out a book on the subject from your public library. The important thing to remember is to drop the "I's" and write in a kind of note-taking reportorial style:

"Hired as an entry level shipping clerk. Recognized need for organization on the loading dock to eliminate congestion. Suggested designated spaces for incoming and out going shipments. This program was adopted and immediately eliminated congestion of trucks and decreased overtime requirements, with an estimated savings of $700 per week for the company. Promoted to Line Expeditor after six months."

Don't put a time limit on the amount of time you devote to each client, but once you're organized and established, the interview through the finished resume shouldn't take more than an hour or two.

After you have the resume typed, call the client in to check it over and approve it. In almost every case, he'll be very favorably impressed and ready to go with anything you suggest. The secret is in the quality of your work - a modern type writer with good type, clean paper and error-free copy.

So, you explain to your client that his resume will make a more favorable impression on the prospective employer when it is printed on better quality paper. Suggest to him that you have it printed for him on colored "offset" paper instead of ordinary bond. Ivory, tan or blue shades are desirable. For the really expensive-looking resume, suggest that it be printed on 11 x 17 paper, and then folded in half to make a kind of "book" about the client.

The charges for your service should be about $50 for the interview, original resume, 50 copies on white bond paper, and a universal cover letter. For colored offset paper, or for 11 x 17 sized sheets, check current prices at your print shop. You should pass those costs on to your client, plus a nominal service charge of $5 or so. Also explain to your client that you can up-date or add to his resume whenever the need arises, and for this service you charge $10, plus the cost of printing as many copies as he requires.

Now for the cover letter - probably the most important part of any resume submitted for job consideration. The first thing you ask your client regarding the cover letter is if he intends to submit his resumes in answer to advertised positions, or if he intends to "shot-gun" them out to possible employers. According to his stated plan, you simply use one of the two general forms for cover letters.

And that's it - the basics you need for starting your own highly profitable resume service. A couple of things to always bear in mind: Your success will be directly related to the quality of the finished product you put out. Learn to do it right, and then strive for perfection with every job you complete for a client.

Remember too that the image you project is the credibility rating you'll carry with your customers. Shabby surroundings, a disorganized office and a less than professional appearance will doom you to failure. Be impressive! Keep your eyes open, and move into an office among professional people as soon as you can.

Finally, put some real planning into starting your business; get it well established and running smoothly; then hire other people to do the work. The object of a business of your own is not steady employment for you, but financial security and independence - to achieve and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Plan your business, nurture its growth and then hire other people to do the work while you guide, supervise and make bank deposits.

COVER LETTER IN RESPONSE TO AN ADVERTISED OPENING

Your recent ad, expressing a need for an experienced stock clerk, has come to my attention. I'd like very much to get together with you at your earliest convenience to discuss my qualifications for this position.

With hopes for such a meeting in mind, I'm enclosing a copy of my resume for your information and consideration.

I assure you that I am experienced, learn very quickly, and am adaptable to new methods of operation. I have heard favorable comments about your company as the place for one with ambitions for growth and self-improvement .

I'm available to come in and meet with you at your convenience and can begin work immediately.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. A call from you will be most welcome and appreciated.

Sincerely yours,

/s/ Your signature Your Typed Name (123) 456-7890


COVER LETTER FOR THE SHOT-GUN APPROACH WHERE NO KNOWN OPENING EXISTS

As a salesman, I have ambitions to improve my status in life.

Your company's reputation as a leader in the publishing of educational materials impresses me, and I would like to explore the possibilities of becoming a part of your sales force.

I'm currently a top-producing salesman, but feel stymied with my present employment. I think I could do much better with a company receptive to innovative ideas and energetic people such as myself.

Could we get together and discuss the possibilities of my joining your organization in some capacity that would utilize my abilities to a greater extent, and at the same time benefit your company?

I will be free from 10 o'clock on, next Tuesday, the 27th. Please give me a call at (123) 456-7890.

Thank you! I am looking forward to meeting you.

/s/ Your signature Your typed name

PS: Enclosed is a resume that will give you an in depth look at my accomplishments, and an idea of my potential. I appreciate your time and consideration.

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By far and away the most profitable mail order products are simple 3-to-5 page informational reports such as this one. Once you've got your act together, these 3-page reports can be produced for $10 per hundred or less, and sold for at least $200 per hundred.

Generally speaking, everybody either in or wanting to get into mail order, feels that they have the final answer to what the general public will beat a path to their door to buy. The problem is that once they've invested a good deal of hard-earned cash and countless hours, their programs don't sell quite as well as they had hoped they would. Thus it is that these people begin to feel that they've left something out or perhaps not doing "some little thing" that they should be doing.

At this point in their lives, they'll send a couple of dollars for anything that pretends to fill them in on the secrets that they haven't yet discovered. The bottom line in building a fortune through mail order is not necessarily in working your plan, but in "filling in" the people who either have tried and failed, or else are wanting to get into mail order but are not yet quite sure of themselves.

The numbers of people fitting into the category are literally millions! The idea is to take a complete inventory of these reports - the titles of each report "promising" an answer to their specific problems - and sell it - your complete inventory of titles - a thousand times over each year. Assuming that you have an inventory of 100 titles - reports that sell for $2 each - and you sell 1,000 copies of each report per year for 10 years, you would have made a million dollars.

Nobody like to get taken, and nobody likes to pay anymore than the absolutely has to for what he wants - yet, it you get right down to the real nitty-gritty of life, everyone wants "in on the secrets" of getting rich. Thus, by allowing these people wanting to get rich - the majority of the people on the face of the earth - in on a program or a method of operation that could make them very rich, for just a couple of dollars or so, you will have a steady stream of people beating a path to your door with money in hand! The ideal approach is to write these reports yourself. However, not everyone is blessed with the talent of stringing together coherently - but that's no big deal when you consider the "number of people out there", clamoring for "how to get rich" information.

In fact, the best way to learn - and to get started - is to get your name on as many mailing lists as possible, and then to "check out" the various people offering reports of this kind. Always look for the prime source, and when you find the one you want, ask about their dropship and reproduction rights prices.

If you "hook up" with the prime source, you'll generally be allowed to advertise and promote their list of reports - at your cost - and then on all orders you receive, you're generally allowed to deduct 50% for yourself, and required only to send the remaining 50% with the order form in to the prime source. The thing is, this allows you to get into the mail order sales field without having to spend a lot of money for set-up and inventory. Many of the biggest advertisers in mail order operate from their kitchen tables, spare bedrooms or one room offices with all of their orders being fulfilled by someone else.

Often-times a prime source will sell you the reproduction rights to his reports at a special price because you buy a specific number of reports and/or spend a specific amount of money. Provided you're buying the reproduction rights to "new" reports, and the titles of these reports really appeal to the get-rich-quick market, this is the best way to go. With these thoughts in mind, it's always best to send for a few sample copies in order to see for yourself the quality, and value of the reports you'll be selling.

Once you've got the reproduction rights to a set of reports, you can rewrite them - change the addresses and make up or have made up, your own advertising circulars to sell them as you wish.

If you have a printing press, or a quick print shop, you can make millions with these reports almost overnight! If you don't have a printing press or a photocopy machine, your best bet is to set up a working agreement with a quick printer or copy shop - they print or photocopy your reports either at a great reduction from their retail charges or you give them a percentage of the profits. In other words, you might get a quick printer to print up a supple of 100 of these reports for you, with the agreement that you would allow him 25 cents from each report you sell. Quite naturally, you let him hang onto your inventory - coming to him for replenishment as you need it. You might even work a deal where you would use his address as your business address, and that way he'd know for sure just how many had been sold, and which ones he needs to print more copies of. There are hundreds of angles and ideas to launch such a mail order product and business such as this - the important thing is to keep your costs as low as possible - and you do this by allowing other people to make money as you make money.

Renting and/or selling mailing lists can make you just as rich as selling "get-rich-quick" reports, but compiling mailing lists, and keeping them up-to-date, requires a lot more time and work.

Basically, you make out a 3-by-5 index card on every name you come across. File these cards in shoe boxes according to zip code, and type out an envelope for each name as you file it. Then at the end of each month, you send out all these envelopes with your primary offer, always supplemented with a listing of the "get-rich-quick" reports you have for sale. Those that send in an order, mark the date, the amount and what was purchased on their card... Those that don't order, don't do anything to - just leave them in your file... Those that come back marked refused, out-of-business, or moved - mark an "X" across their card in your file.

When you've acquired a thousand or more of these names and address simply start advertising and sending out direct mail sales letters, offering to rent or sell these names. Generally speaking, you can rent your names - they'd have to be typed up onto mailing list masters from you cards - for $25 per thousand and, providing your list pulls a minimum number of reruns, you can quickly build a mailing list rental business into several thousand dollars a month.

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