Step by step. Learn how to transform your toughest work history challenges into a job-winning resume!

A comprehensive e-manual of professionally written sample resumes that show you step-by-step (using 101 REAL before-and-after examples) exactly how to create your own job-winning resume – or transform one that isn’t working for you!


... Are you struggling to write your own resume?

... Do you worry that the resume you have isn't good enough because you still can't land a job?

From: Michelle Dumas, CEO and Founder, Distinctive Career Services, LLC

June 02, 2020

Have you been searching the Internet for resume templates or other resume examples? If you are like many people, you have probably been hoping that looking at examples of other resumes would give you a clue how to solve YOUR resume problems and write YOUR OWN job-winning resume.

Just like 99.9% of the population, it is very likely that you are dealing with one of a multitude of possible challenges in writing your resume.

Do one or more of these issues describe YOU?

On your resume, are you...

Whatever the issue is, it is making your resume difficult to write and you are CERTAIN that if you could just find the RIGHT resume template or example, all your problems would disappear.

But the problem is this:

YOUR work history is unique. YOUR work history just isn’t one that can be plugged into some simplistic, one-dimensional resume template. Maybe you have tried, but when you look at your template-based resume, you know something just isn’t right.

Maybe the format doesn’t emphasize your individual strengths like you want it to.

Or maybe it just seems to bring all your flaws and the less-than-perfect features of your work history to the forefront.

Or maybe you don’t have a clue what the problem is. All you know is that when you use it, you don’t get any results. Your phone is silent. Nobody seems interested in hiring you.

There is a simple reason for that!

Resume templates are created for the masses. YOU are an individual and you need a resume that will position you as being ONE-OF-A-KIND. Instead, resume templates make you appear to be just one of many. Employers can spot a template resume a mile away. And more often than not, they just throw it away.

So what is the secret of writing a successful resume? One that will get your phone ringing and get you back to work fast?

The secret is creating a customized resume, designed and written to promote your unique strengths, to correct any problems in your background, to overcome troublesome challenges, and to position YOU as the PERFECT candidate for the JOB YOU WANT.

But, I know what you are thinking: "There isn’t an easy way to do that!" You are absolutely right! We already agreed, there simply isn’t a way to accomplish the customized appearance using resume samples or resume templates made for the masses.

I have been hard at work rewriting my resume myself all week long...In that process the chance-happening of discovering your before-and-after guide was most beneficial. That was well worth the price I paid. I’d recommend you at least double what you charge. Your book was a great help. Seeing possible examples there broke my “writer’s block”. Thank you! For your information then, attached is my much improved resume

- S.K., Washington

Just in case you read customers letters to you, I have the following as a feedback to you. * 101 is a really a big help to me. I haven't even finished doing my resume and already the tips you gave are most helpful. * I can feel and see the difference between my first draft and the old resume. * Love you for coming out with a product like this! * Mwahhh!!!!! Thank you so much!

- E.D., British Columbia, Canada

But what if I told you there WAS a solution?

.... a solution that ONLY I AM OFFERING

and that you can’t find ANYWHERE but here?

The solution is before-and-after examples. Examples that take you by the hand and show you step-by-step REAL mistakes that REAL people just like you have made in writing their resumes, and the REAL solutions – EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS – developed by a nationally recognized and respected authority on resume writing.


Hi, I’m Michelle Dumas, one of the most highly credentialed professional resume writers in the United States. I am a published author and have been a contributor to more than 12 books on resume writing and job search topics. I sit on the advisory committee for the resume writing industry’s most prestigious certification, setting and upholding quality standards for professional resume writers worldwide. My work has won multiple awards and since 1996, my company, Distinctive Career Services, LLC, has delivered professional resume writing services to many thousands of professionals around the globe. Personally, my work is so highly regarded that I am able to command thousands of dollars for writing a single resume.

But, don't just take my word for it. Take a look at what some of my clients have had to say about the resumes that I write for them...

The job search went well, and I have accepted a position with XXXX as an Executive Consultant. There is no doubt in my mind that the quality of my resume opened some doors. In addition to XXXX, I was a finalist for a CTO position at XXXXX, and I declined another offer from XXXX International. Only two things matter when trying to get your foot in the door: networking and the quality of your resume...Feel free to use me as a reference at any time.

- G.S., Michigan

I just wanted to thank you very much for your help. The resume is great and I can't believe that I did not do it sooner. It is a night and day difference between my old and new resume. After I received the resume the response went from 1 in 10 [originally] to 9 in 10 [with new resume]. I have accepted a position with a large insurance company less than 4 wks after I received the resume. Again, thank you very much and I am sure that I will be back to update my resume.

- R.B., Ontario, Canada

Why is this important?


It’s important because in 101 Before-and-After Resume Examples I have revealed my trade secrets developed and perfected over the course of 15+ years while writing thousands and thousands of resumes. 101 Before-and-After Resume Examples is a manual that you are able to download and begin using RIGHT NOW to transform even your toughest work history challenges into a job-winning resume.

a_valuable_resourceThe information, knowledge, and ideas you will get from this book are priceless. I don't hold anything back. This is a true collection of professional trade secrets that you simply won’t find anywhere else. This book is so valuable it has even been adopted for use in training career counselors, as part of the only online curriculum of the Global Career Development Facilitator credential offered by the National Employment Counseling Association and Life Strategies, Ltd., an approved training provider of the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), an affiliate of the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).

resume-examples-transparentThis is the same knowledge that my clients pay thousands of dollars to access, and I have revealed it ALL in this book, making it available to you for just $12.97.


With 101 REAL examples taken directly from my files, in this book, available for immediate download, I actually illustrate and explain the problems are in the “before” versions. Then, I give you tips, explain strategies, reveal to you ALL of my most valuable trade secrets, ultimately telling you exactly how I solved the problems in the “after” versions.


I'll show you step-by-step how to
overcome stumbling blocks
(101 of them!) so that you can
write your own job-winning resume

If you need to learn how to…

  • Overcome age discrimination (whether you are worried about being too old or too young)
  • Convert an international CV into a U.S.-style resume
  • Transition out of the military into the civilian workforce
  • Include achievements and results in your resume when you don’t even think you have any
  • Overcome the appearance of job-hopping
  • Structure your resume to return to work after a long absence
  • Strengthen your first professional resume when you have little-to-no experience
  • Illustrate how your technical position adds value
  • Find succinct, compelling ways to present long, complex job descriptions
  • Make a career change into a completely new profession
  • Make a career change into a completely new industry
  • Reposition your resume for progression into management
  • Return home after working overseas as an expat employee for many years
  • Include unpaid, volunteer experience in your resume
  • Demonstrate a history of progression even if you have been in the same position for many years
  • Explain an unsuccessful career change
  • Show cohesion and consistency even when you have had multiple short-term positions
  • Make a wordy, dense resume much easier to read
  • Turn your dull internal resume into one suitable for external purposes
  • Present education even when you didn't go to college
  • Include an incomplete degree whether it is in-progress or not
  • Fix your functional resume that isn’t generating any results
  • Explain why you left a company
  • Create a consulting resume around client engagements or specific projects
  • Minimize gaps of unemployment in your resume
  • Reformat so that multiple job changes look like a positive rather than a negative
  • Translate your entrepreneurial background for a transition into the corporate world
  • Turn your focus on responsibilities into a focus on achievements
  • Include a long list of numbers
  • Strengthen your simplistic resume
  • Return to a career path from your early career history
  • Restart a stalled career
  • Transform your consulting resume into a corporate resume

Your before and after resume book is excellent so much so that I'm attempting to write my resume myself and think I should be able to manage that. If when I go on the market I'm not getting the feedback I expect, I will reconsider using your services. Your book has been a fantastic discovery and real value for money. Thanks for making it available at such a competitive price.

- M.C., London, U.K.

In this manual – through 101
illustrated examples and
hundreds of included tips, techniques,
and trade secrets, you will discover...

My tested, proven formulas for generating amazing results with your resume

Step-by-step, how to transform even the most troubled work history into an
attention-grabbing and job-winning resume

The secrets of writing a professional profile for your resume that
grabs your readers’ attention

How to eliminate costly mistakes on your resume BEFORE you make them

Easy changes that you can make to your resume today that will
dramatically improve your job-search results

The tricks to writing an achievement-focused resume,
even when you don't have any notable achievements to include

Illustrated techniques that you can put into practice right now to increase the eye-appeal of your resume, gaining you competitive advantage in the job market

How to get fast results (if I get you back to work even one day sooner, this manual will pay for itself 10X, 20X, 50X over!) through simple changes to your resume format and structure

Ideas for wording your resume in ways that will literally
compel readers to pick up the phone and call you

Professional trade secrets that will help you overcome nearly every possible problem or challenge on your resume you can think of

What's the catch? You may as well give it away!"

I think your price point is way too low on your book! You should raise it to at least $37, if not more!

- T.G., Florida, Executive Recruiter

Let’s face it. At just $12.97 this is really a no-brainer decision. I've set the price for this valuable resource so low that even I am second-guessing myself. After all, to hire my company to write even the least-expensive entry-level resume requires an investment of $395.00. And, I personally am not available for less than $5795.00 per project.

Why $12.97? I actually have two reasons. One altruistic reason and one a little more selfish.

check_markReason #1 (the altruistic one) – Thousands of people visit my websites every day. Many thousands. And, I can tell from my web logs that the most frequent search terms people are using to find my sites are “resume samples,” “sample resume,” “example resumes,” and “resume examples.” The VAST majority of these visitors to my site will NEVER become a client of my company. For whatever reason, they aren’t willing to or aren’t able to invest several hundred (or several thousand) dollars in their careers. But, this drives me crazy because I KNOW that my knowledge and my help would make an incredible, immense difference in most of these peoples lives and their careers. So, my goal in creating 101 Before-and-After Resume Examples was to provide all of these people – to provide YOU – with the benefit of my help and my expertise, by developing a comprehensive manual that I could sell inexpensively, but that was SO INCREDIBLY AND OBVIOUSLY VALUABLE at the same time, that you simply can’t pass it up.

check_markReason #2 (the selfish one) – Very honestly, I know that you are going to be absolutely blown away by the secrets, strategies, and solutions presented in this manual. The quality and creativity of my work is superior. After looking through this manual and seeing for yourself what an incredible difference my 101 “after” versions have made for my clients’ resumes, I know that at a percentage of you WILL become my clients. In 101 Before-and-After Resume Examples, I give you everything you need to do it yourself, but still, I am confident that after reviewing my work, many of you will decide that it IS worth the investment to have your resume overhauled and redeveloped by a professional. So, I also have a good, solid business reason for practically giving 101 Before-and-After Resume Examples away at just $12.97.


And, as if the outrageously low price wasn't enough, ACT IMMEDIATELY and get THREE FREE BONUSES...


A copy of the very same 15-point checklist that I use to quality-check every resume that leaves my office. Double-check your resume before you use it and avoid costly mistakes and errors BEFORE you make them!


Proprietary, valuable worksheet with questions designed to help you identify and uncover all of your most impressive achievements and results to include in your resume -- even if you think you don't have any! These are the same questions that I use with my clients when I write their resumes.


Access to Michelle's acclaimed 5-part audio mini seminar: "Revive Your Resume: A Simple 5-Step System to Dramatically Improve Your Resume Results." Listen online or download and listen to the audio files on your computer or MP3 player.


I’m blown away already by Michelle’s samples – so creative, innovative, and “distinct”. I will learn much and will, in turn, share that new knowledge with our students. Thanks again.

- C.M., University Professor


Your satisfaction is guaranteed with my 100% iron-clad money-back guarantee. If you aren’t absolutely thrilled with 101 Before-and-After Example Resumes, just contact me within 30 days and I’ll refund 100% of your purchase price out of my own pocket. It doesn’t get any better than that. Go ahead and get it and try it out. If it isn’t everything I say and more, I’ll give you every cent of your money back. You have NOTHING to lose and EVERYTHING to gain!

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Every strategy, solution, and idea in 101 Before-and-After Resume Examples is a results-proven winner -- a strategy I've used successfully for my clients’ resumes in real world situations.

They're the same strategies and solutions that I use every day in my practice, the ones that I have used to help thousands and thousands of people over the past decade-plus to conduct and successfully conclude fast, effective job searches.

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