FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Question: How do I get started?

Answer: You can get started by visiting our Services page and placing an order online.  This will bring you through the process of making a payment, scheduling your phone consultation, and uploading your supporting documents.

 

Question: What is your turn-around time?

Answer: We generally produce resumes within ten business days of your scheduled consultation.  However, we can generally meet deadlines outside of those timeframes, if you arrange a custom deadline prior to making a purchase.  If you have any questions about whether or not we can work within your timeline, simple use our contact form to ask us if we can meet your needs, and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

 

Question: You did a resume for me in the past.  I’ve changed jobs since then and need to have it updated.  Can you help?

Answer: Yes.  We offer Update Services for existing clients of both Loomis Hannah Wordsmithing and Wildland Fire Careers who have previously purchased full federal resume writing services.

 

Question: I have more documents to upload.  Can I send them to you?

Answer: Once you place an order, you can always upload additional document to your account by logging in at: WildlandFireCareers.com and clicking on the “My Account” link in the menu.  We request that all documents are uploaded at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled phone consultation.

 

Question: It’s fire season and I’m not sure if I’ll be able to keep my phone consultation.  Can I reschedule?

Answer: Yes.  You can re-schedule your consultation if you get dispatched prior to the scheduled date/time.  When you make your initial appointment, you’ll be sent an email with instructions on how to make changes.  You can also login to your account on WildlandFireCareers.com to schedule a new consultation.   Just follow the steps to let us know!

 

Question: What is the difference between a Private Industry Resume and a Federal (or State) Resume?

Answer: Private Industry-style resumes are typically 1-2 page resumes that meet the needs of most private sector hiring practices.  They can also be used for municipal (structure) departments and for general networking.  Federal-style resumes, which also typically meet the needs of state agencies, are longer, more in-depth resumes that generally total 4-12 pages in length.  Why are they so long?  These resumes are designed to demonstrate that you meet the minimum qualification and specialized experience requirements set by federal hiring standards.

 

Question: I already have a resume I use for Federal jobs, but I just want someone to elaborate on it and maybe add in my current position.  Can you do that?

Answer: Because our resume formatting and writing style is so successful, we generally recommend that clients purchase our full Federal Resume Writing Services.  We will review your existing content and, in many cases, may use some of your content as we develop your new resume.  However, we really focus on highlighting your unique distinctions and experience in a manner that is fresh, clear, and well-styled.  We know that many people have already spent hours building their documents – we are determined to take your work and bring it to a whole new level.  Nevertheless, if (after reviewing your document) we don’t believe that you need full Federal Resume Writing Services, we will ‘straight-up’ let you know and suggest our Proofread/Light Edit (or Assessment and Coaching) services, instead.

 

Question: Wildland Firefighting is a specialized industry.  How do I know that you understand what I need?

Answer: Bethany Loomis-Hannah, the owner, spent years working in the operational side of wildland firefighting, including spending six years on Hotshot crews.  She also has completed significant Masters-level work in Wildland Fire Management.  In addition, she has worked with hundreds of wildland firefighters at all levels, developing career documents and resumes.  All of her writers also come from operational backgrounds.  Rest assured, you won’t have to waste your time explaining what it means to swing a Pulaski…

 

Question: Do you only work on resumes for the wildland firefighting industry?

Answer:  No.  We are happy to write resumes and career development documents for all industry types.  We specialize in wildland firefighting and land management professionals because of our personal background in the industry.