Thank you Paul
Mark R., San Francisco, CA,Jan. 2012
"Thank you Paul for taking the time to meet with me and review my current qualifications. Just by answering a few questions and by giving him access to my present resume Paul was able to totally revamp my resume and cover letter. It is always interesting to me to see the difference between a resume created on one's own versus that created by a professional. My cover letter was another concern of mine. Paul noticed it was outdated and rewrote it so that I can use the same structure for years to come. It is definitely comforting to know that I have it if I need it."
Far More Than a Resume
Joe D., San Mateo, CA,May, 2012
"Job search is a stressful activity and Paul helped me stay calm and focused. He never told me it was easy but he gave me confidence because I knew I had a good resume. And from time to time over the past year even though I've remained employed I give him a call to get his suggestions on office politics issues and he has helped me get better performance reviews by avoiding conflicts. Far more than a resume."
I highly recommend Shimmering Resumes
Loyd L., Millbrae, CAMay, 2012
"I highly recommend Shimmering Resumes for anyone looking for work and sprucing up your resume. I was laid off from work after being with the same company for over 14 years. I had many different responsibilities at my former company and it was tough trying to highlight my skills on my resume. I met with Paul and I talked about my experiences and what I wanted to do going forward. He is excellent at putting into words what my core competencies are. He not only helped me with my resume but also coached me through interview preparations. I am very happy with the quality of service I received from him."
Great Personal Marketing
Provided by Citysearch - posted by Jimmy Ciaro on 01/18/2012.
“Just when I was feeling little hope, I found Shimmering Resumes. I have never had such a positive experience with a local service provider. Caring and professional. Quality work that got my job search going and I'm sure the resume helped me get a higher paying job. Don't go anywhere else for your resume.”
Worth a Drive Across the Bay
Provided by YP.com - posted by gonzom7 on 04/27/2010.
“I had to drive across the bridge to visit Shimmering
Resumes but a friend suggested it and I am glad he did. Paul spent two
hours with me, uncovering details about my background that I had forgotten. The
result was a resume that makes me feel better about myself. His counseling to
get me ready for job interviews was even more useful. This has been one of my
best service experiences in years.”
Provided by YP.com - posted by Valbobarie22 on 03/31/2010.
you want to get better at finding a new job, then this is the business for you.
I started out with just the resume service. I loved the result. All of a sudden
I was getting calls. But then I realized I really should improve my
interviewing skills so I called Shimmering and added the Interview Coaching.
The fellow was so helpful in our session that I came away a lot more confident
and I feel that I'm an interviewing expert now. And I decided right then and
there to get his Job Search Strategy Service, too. I'm meeting with him weekly
or more or less as I need and I feel like I'm making sure my resume is getting
the best use possible. My job search was dead before I started working with Shimmering Resumes. I had tried using
The Ladders and spent more than Shimmering but the result was insulting
treatment. This is a local Bay Area business that cares. Order the best. It's
your career, after all.”
Best Gift My Career Has Had
Provided by YP.com - posted by Miriam9B on 02/18/2012
“I needed job search advice. I knew that there had to be new techniques for
finding a job since I last had to look about 15 years ago. I figured I would
waste months figuring out the techniques for myself so I decided to take a
friend's advice and use Shimmering
Resumes. I suggest you do the same. This is basically a one-man business
and Paul is as helpful as they come. He wrote my resume from scratch, and then
worked with me week in and week out with my job search strategy. There is a happy
ending as I took a new job a few days ago. I happen to be in sales and
marketing but I would trust Paul with a resume on anything. Thanks Shimmering Resumes. Keep up the good
My Best Resume
by YP.com - Posted by hobollman1 on 02/14/2010.
never had my resume written by a pro before. But of all the investments I've
made I feel darn good about this one. I now have a document that will improve
my brand. I'm confident it will result in a better paying job. This is a high
quality service that you won't regret. Thank you Shimmering Resumes!”
by YP.com posted by JoeD15 on 02/06/2011.
“Thank you for coming through just like you promised with a resume that makes my
career shimmer for the reader. Your interviewing tips have helped my confidence.
I endorse this business.”
Highly Professional, Got My Job Search Started right
by Citysearch -posted by JoeD15 on 02/06/2011.
“Ichecked out other services and this was the only one that had good reviews and
gave me confidence. I spoke to the owner who also does the writing. He was very
considerate and spent a lot of time with me.”
A New Job with a Better Boss and a Raise
by YP.com Posted by HBlum99hb on 02/04/2010.
I lost my job in the recession last year, I floundered for a couple of months
and got depressed. My self-created resume was getting me nowhere and I was
getting really worried. Shimmering
Resumes couldn't have been better. In days I had a resume that got me
excited about myself. And Paul tutored me and stuck with me to help me
understand how to find a job. Now it's paid off, and I feel like Shimmering Resumes was my smartest
move. It took a couple of months but now I feel lucky.”
I'm Back at Work Thanks to Shimmering Resumes
by Citysearch posted
by JB3 aton 02/04/2010.
was as reliable and helpful as can be. He took a personal approach, interviewing
me to understand my background. Then he wrote my resume and guided me in using
it successfully. I know I would not have found a job as fast without Shimmering Resumes. Above and beyond
expectations. It's nice to find a business that is so reliable. And I'm making
money now. That's what I call a good investment.”
Resume Posted and Interview Followed
by YP.com - posted
by sandynhp66 on 01/28/2010.
posted my new resume on Monster.com and within 3 days, I received 2 phone
calls, and I have an interview in a few days. Thank you for help! I feel better
about my chances.”
I Had to Stop the Business Travel
by YP.com- posted by GaryAnth76 on 01/14/2012.
“I was on a business trip for the fifth time in 2 months for my company. I was
sitting in the lobby of the hotel feeling tired of the business travel and
pondering what kind of job could free me from this travel. I wanted to get home
to California for the family and stop missing birthdays. That's the day I
started working with Paul of Shimmering
Resumes. Three months later I am working in a job that has only a
fraction of the travel, and I'm making more money. This has to be one of my
best investments ever”
Thanks for the Great Work!
by YP.com - posted by EllenM9 on 01/14/2010.
want to thank Shimmering Resumes
for working with me to create the best resume I've ever had. The quality of
your work is outstanding. You have helped me market myself in new ways.”
Essential Part of My Job Search
by YP.com - posted by Heidizyx on 01/13/2010.
wasted 8 months job hunting with a poor resume and ignorance about job search
skills. Now I realize that a better resume and job search plan makes a huge
difference. In two months of working with Shimmering Resumes I found a job. But more than that, I
immediately felt better about myself because I started getting better feedback
right away. So even though I have never done an Internet review before, I had
to do this one. If you are job hunting, you'll be doing yourself a favor if you
use Shimmering Resumes.com.”
Quality and Compassion
by YP.com posted by Bretpbret123 on 07/11/2009.
showed a sincere interest in my situation. He didn't see me as just another
marketing executive. He asked enough questions to understand my complicated job
history and the resume was the best one I've ever had. Then he reviewed some of
the job search basics and gave me some tips that really helped me. A job search
is not fun, but getting the job sooner makes it less painful. I believe I found
my job many months faster thanks to Shimmering
I was Recommended to Shimmering Resumes…
by YP.com - posted by Lori_S on 03/01/2010.
was recommended to Shimmering Resumes
by one of my colleagues. I had been surfing the web, contacting some of the
online services and comparing prices. I found myself still unsure until I spoke
to Paul from Shimmering Resumes.
Paul was insightful, caring, and efficient in his consultation with me. He was
able to produce a resume that was extremely well written and highlighted my
strengths in a way that will stand out to potential employers. I would highly
recommend Shimmering Resumes to
all of my colleagues.”
Super Professional Resume Writer
by YP.com posted by jblankabc123 on 12/19/2009.
had been 15 years since I needed a resume. A friend recommended Shimmering Resumes and I selected the
Diamond Plan that also includes job search help. Paul was as reliable and
helpful as can be. He took a personal approach, interviewing me to understand
my background. Then he wrote my resume and guided me in using it successfully.
I know I would not have found a job as fast without Shimmering Resumes' help. Above and beyond expectations. It's
nice to find a business that is so reliable.”
by YP.com posted by sfsailor on 11/03/2009.
at Shimmering resumes is a miracle worker. He listens intently and then
produces a well organized, concise, top notch resume. A big thumbs up for his
Best Resume I ever had
by Citysearch posted by jason94024 on 03/01/2008.
“Shimmering Resumes gave me
professional service and the best resume I've ever had. Paul said he could do
it in one day and he kept his word. I highly recommend.”
If you're at all thinking of renewing your 'personal brand'
by Yelp – posted by Shawn R., Oakland.
job market, Shimmering Resumes is a great place to start. My job hunt was
getting looong and it was time to kick it up a notch. As a marketer
between gigs and a decent writer, I thought I could put together a pretty good
resume myself - but the proof was in the pudding. Not many calls, not
much interest. Paul took my tired resume and breathed new life into it.
It's not just a design thing; he sits you down and quizzes you through your
career to draw out and wordsmith your best qualities & experiences - and
even possibly find some you had skipped over. Best of all is the feeling
you get from having a new resume that puts your best foot forward. It's
like getting a jolt of confidence, a reminder that "Hey that experience
was pretty strong!" Now I'm off to get some employers to agree!”
Paul is awesome!
by Yelp – posted by D. B., Burlingame, CA on 3/25/2011
not updated my resume in 8 years and called Paul to help get my resume pulled
together. Paul was frankly the only service I could find that wanted to meet in
person and get to know me so he could craft my resume...and this was just what
I was looking for. All I can say is that I sent out my impressive looking
resume on a Monday, by Wednesday all 3 companies had called back for interviews
and 14 days later I accepted a job offer. This was for a professional $150K/yr
job...I really believe that my resume made all the difference....Also to note
he helped write all my Thank You letters...and turned these around in
hours so I could be timely with my replies. My advice to job seekers is
call Paul today!”
I used the services of Shimmering Resumes
by Yelp – posted by C.V., Sunnyvale, CA on 3/22/2011
not want to use one of the online resume writing websites and I was looking for
something more personal and local. I found Shimmering through yelp and I was
absolutely satisfied with their services. I liked Paul's personal approach
- I met him 1:1 in his San Mateo office, which was a nice and quiet place
perfect for a focused conversation. He was very patient, asked many specific
questions to get out the best from my background, took his time to understand
what I was looking for and created a perfect resume that clearly highlighted
how my background was suitable for the job that I wanted. I also liked his
cover letter and the interview preparation tips that I got for him. If you are
looking for any help in your job search, I highly recommend Shimmering
I highly recommend Shimmering Resumes!
by Yelp – posted by Jacqueline L., Newark, CA on 1/17/2011
with Paul has been a very positive and productive experience. Paul is very
professional, very accommodating and knows exactly what he is doing! He will
take the time to get to know you and your career goals, and produce a
very polished resume. I am very happy that I choose
Shimmering Resumes, in specific Paul, because in addition to the stellar
resume, cover letter, and thank you letter he created for me, he provides
valuable advice and tips on interviewing, networking and job searching techniques.
He will even take the time to prepare you for an interview. Paul will help you
get from where you are to where you want to be! You will be very
satisfied with the final results. You will not be disappointed!”
I went to Paul with an old, poorly written resume.
byYelp – posted by Judy M., San Ramon, CA on 11/18/2011
interviewed me to get more details about my past and current experience and
skills. Within just a few days, he created a masterpiece! In reading it, he
actually made me impressed with myself! He also gave me lots of interview tips
that were VERY helpful. Being able to submit a professionally, well-written
resume and interviewing with the skills he taught me, gave me great confidence
and that confidence shined! I landed the job with a very large company in
just one interview! I highly recommend Shimmering Resumes!”
Paul is a genuine master craftsman.
by Yelp – posted by John B., Palo Alto, CA on 10/27/2010
turns a difficult, stressful process into a delightful work of art. He invests
his time to listen and learn about you in order to represent you in the best
possible light. Paul is capable of mining skills and talents from what may seem
like mundane responsibilities. He asks those pointed questions that uncover
valuable skills and experiences that employers are looking for. In a tough
labor market, your resume is the difference between an interview and a silent
phone.... Paul can make the difference for you if he is on your team!”
Paul is awesome!
by Yelp – posted by G.K., Seattle, WA on 8/9/2010
very professional, has lots of experience in resume writing. Also he is very
helpful and interested in your status. He is always on top of your situation
and is willingly to help whenever needed. After his touch up my resume got a
lot of attention, many recruiters complimented on my resume pointing out how
organized and eye catching it is. I totally recommend his service, it is so
worth it! ”
What makes Shimmering Resumes and Paul so great
by Yelp – posted by Amy H., San Francisco, CA on 7/22/2010
with is his finely honed skills as a journalist. I came to him with a
frightfully outdated resume (I hadn't needed one in nine years) and he asked
great questions to make me think about what I had accomplished in my career, he
offered perspective on how to articulate my skills and he did it all with good
humor and an encouraging manner. The resume he produced is indeed
"shimmering". It presents my broad set of skills and professional
experience in a way that is easy to read and very understandable. Let's just
say that Shimmering Resumes gave me a good shot at the positions I want.
Don't wait, call him today.”
To all those looking for help with your resume.
by Yelp – posted by John H., Mill Valley, CA on 7/26/2010
guidance/coaching.... finding the right job for you period, if you don't select
Shimmering Resumes you have not considered your best option. Paul is brilliant,
caring, attentive and has for me gone way beyond his "obligated"
scope. The service is outstanding and you can count on them being with you
every step of the way. 10 stars and 10 thumbs up for this organization. And as
important, you can trust them. Give it a go, you will be amazed at the
Moved to SF last fall in need of a job
by Yelp posted by Art T., San Francisco, CA on 5/28/2010
to find a job and had no luck, right in the middle of the recession. A friend
of mind found Shimmering Resumes on Yelp and suggested I check it out. I
subscribed to the company's Diamond plan -- THE WORKS! It works. Worked
for me and I'm working now with a new marketing job. Paul helped me enormously
with his knowledge of the Bay Area corporate scene, a great resume, interview
coaching, job searching. And now I've placed my first review on Yelp as I need
to thank Yelp too.”
My small firm had to cut several
by Yelp – posted by Laura S., San Jose, CA on 4/29/2010
wanted to offer them some practical and reasonably priced outplacement help. I
hired Shimmering Resumes to work with my employees and all five found the
assistance useful. Thumbs up.”
Shimmering Resumes turns a chore into a pleasure
by Yelp – posted by Vicki R., San Mateo, CA on 4/27/2010
didn't want to do my resume. Who does? But I knew I needed to make the best
impression possible and now I feel ready to present myself on a job
search for the first time in a long while. Paul quizzed me about my background
and turned my fairly dry jobs into success stories.”
I'm on the other side of the Bay but I wanted
by Yelp – posted by Mike G., Piedmont, CA on 4/27/2010
I could work with so I went with Shimmering Resumes. I pat myself on the back
for making such a smart career move. I met with Paul in his office in San
Mateo and the interview lasted nearly two hours, because he wanted to be
thorough. The result was a resume better and more impressive than any I have
had in my career. I also used the interview preparation counseling and I am now
a much smoother interviewer. Paul really can get you ready for your job
If you want to get better at finding a new job, then this is the
by Yelp – Posted by Rob V., San Francisco, CA on 3/28/2010
for you. Order the best dish is what I do at restaurants and it's what I
suggest you do at Shimmering Resumes: Order the full-service. I started out
with just the resume service. I loved the result. All of a sudden I was getting
calls. But then I realized I really should improve my interviewing skills so I
called Shimmering and added the Interview Coaching. The fellow was so helpful
in our session that I came away a lot more confident and I feel that I'm an
interviewing expert now. And I decided right then and there to get his Job
Search Strategy Service, too. I'm meeting with him weekly or more or less as I
need and I feel like I'm making sure my resume is getting the best use possible.
My job search was dead before I started working with Shimmering Resumes. I had
tried using The Ladders and spent more than Shimmering but the result was
insulting treatment. This is a local Bay Area business who really gives a damn.
Order the best. It's your career, after all.”
I took care of my resume by contacting this business via email.
by Yelp – posted by Bret P., Sacramento, CA on 3/20/2010
Sacramento so I didn't want to drive to the Bay Area. So I emailed my old
resume and then Paul interviewed me on the phone for about an hour and asked me
detailed questions. Then he wrote my resume and got it to me in a couple of
days. Good result and I found a job and the resume always got compliments.”
The job search frightens me, I'll admit it.
by Yelp – posted by Miriam B., Cupertino, CA on 3/20/2010
actually signed up for The Ladders first and I spent a small fortune. What a
disappointment. They sold me nicely but the resume was a disappointment and I
would never use it to try for a job I cared about. Based on a couple of
friends' advice I signed up for Shimmering Resumes. My friends were right. Paul
charges far less and performs like a dream. He is so kind and a great writer
and he has gotten me ready for job interviews. I'm glad Yelp is here to help me
share this great service.”
Paul from Shimmering Resumes is amazing!
Yelp – posted by Jaime D., Los Angeles, CA on 2/20/2010
a resume and looking for work is extremely stressful. Paul helped me to really
search and think about my accomplishments thus far in my career. I have not
only landed some interviews but the interview prep that Paul conducted with me
was essential. He really listened to my concerns and helped me to feel
confident about what I was going to say. I have a few options now where before I
had none. Shimmering Resumes is the best. I would recommend it to anyone who is
serious about finding a great job. Thanks Paul!!!”
Since revising my resume and cover letter from Shimmering
by Yelp – posted by Jason G., San Mateo, CA on 5/15/2011
I've gotten great results. I'm a Silicon Valley software designer and realizing
I needed a strong resume for programmers I looked far and wide. Paul has
written a couple of great books on technology and he also put me in touch with
some of his clients. Each of them spoke highly of his work. I checked him out
very thoroughly as I do all the service providers I use. My own experience with
Shimmering Resumes lived up to the recommendations. I've been getting calls and
some interview requests. This is a big improvement and Shimmering Resumes has
to get some of the credit. Five digital stars! ”
My problem was my confidence had been shaken.
by Yelp – posted by Ellen M., San Francisco, CA on 1/24/2010
losing 2 jobs in 2 years. I knew it was not my fault and I have many friends
who have had similar situations recently. But confidence is everything in a job
search. From my first conversation with Paul I felt better. It just helps to
know you are working with a competent individual. I got a resume that really
showed me off and then I got good advice about how to conduct a creative job
search using old techniques and new ones like social networks. Now I have a
Shimmering Resumes to the rescue!
by Yelp – posted Adam R., San Carlos, CA on 12/29/2009
needed my resume updated for a potential opportunity, and had a very short
timeline. Paul came through in a big way, not only was he efficient, it
was extremely well written and I thought, a bargain for the end result.I am very satisfied with Shimmering Resumes.”
Paul listens, and listens some more.
by Yelp – posted by Larry J., Emeryville, CA on 11/3/2009
questions when something isn't clear, and an hour later says, "Okay, I'll
get back to you." Then, like magic, he sends a document that has
turned muddy waters into pure clarity. He's well organized, gets back to
you quickly, and produces a superb product. A big thumbs up!”
Paul at Shimmering Resumes offers an exceptional resume writing service.
by Yelp – posted by Philippe P., Palo Alto, CA on 12/23/2008
brings to the table a clear understanding of technology combined with
outstanding writing skills. He did an incredible job revamping my old resume. I
can't recommend Shimmering Resumes highly enough.”
Shimmering Resumes rocks!
by Yelp – posted by Stephanie M., San Jose, CA on 12/12/2008
“I worked with Paul who is very impressive. He has several books published and
really knows his stuff. Because of his help I got several interviews because my
resume highlighted my skills and successes in a way that made my resume stand
out against other candidates. I REALLY recommend Shimmering Resumes!”