Our Resume Revamp Team
Twersky is currently a partner at Kinetic Arts, a New York-based independent
film and commercial production company. Alex has worked in international marketing,
business development, consulting, content development, licensing, and film production.
Alex began his career at Scholastic, where he marketed digital content based
on best-selling properties such as Harry Potter, cut co-marketing and licensing
deals with major media and technology companies, developed an international
licensing and distribution business for Scholastic's branded digital content,
and produced localized versions of Scholastic content in numerous foreign languages.
After leaving Scholastic, Alex worked as an independent consultant for content
and digital strategy for various Fortune 500 companies. He has also advised
numerous Internet start-ups on launch and market development strategies in the
United States and abroad. In addition, Alex directed the marketing for various
Sundance and Toronto Film Festival selections. The author of Random House's
Instant Scholar guides to Art and Literature, Alex received his B.S.
in Marketing and International Business from NYU's Stern School of Business
Temming currently serves as the MBA Career Advisor at St. John's University
where she delivers seminars on networking, interviewing and salary negotiation;
counsels candidates on resume and cover letter development; and implements university-wide
programming which involves extensive employer and alumni outreach. While obtaining
her M.A. in Higher Education Administration at New York University, Angie worked
as a Placement Assistant in NYU's Office of Career Services. Prior to graduate
study, Angie worked in the public relations and marketing industries where she
edited news releases, consulted clients on current investment trends and promoted
the stock of over two dozen publicly owned companies. In her spare time, Angie
enjoys teaching exercise classes and traveling. Originally from Cincinnati,
Angie received her B.A. in Political Science and Nutrition from Miami University
located in Oxford, Ohio.
Tim Haft is the author of Job Notes: Resumes, Trashproof Resumes, Crane’s Guide to Writing an Effective Resume, and co-author of JobSmart. Tim was also a contributor to The Career Toolbox, an interactive CD-ROM and Web site. Mr. Haft served as a career counselor at New York University between 1988 and 1995 where he designed and delivered workshops on self-assessment, researching careers, career decision-making, resume writing, interviewing, and job hunting. Tim has also worked as a staffer and freelancer in the book publishing and new media industries. A native of New York City, Tim holds a B.A. in history from the University of Virginia, and an M.A. in sociology from New York University.
Terach has presented numerous workshops on such topics as resume and approach
letter writing, interviewing, and networking, and lectured at a conference of
the Association for Continuing Higher Education on the topics of distance education
and online career advice. For NYU's Center for Career, Education, and Life Planning,
Terach developed an online advisory service, which each year provides counseling
for thousands worldwide. Joseph has had articles published in both Money
Magazine and Tech News (Online). Outside of the career counseling and educational
planning arena, Joseph can often be seen on other stages throughout New York
City, performing as a stand-up comic. He holds an M.A. in Counseling and a B.A.
in Psychology and English, both from New York University.
Resume Revamp Testimonials
"Thanks so much for the resume advice...all of your comments and suggestions
made complete sense...I guess I just needed to hear it from a resume expert.
I feel more confident already!"
"First let me say "THANK YOU RESUME-REVAMPER-GODLY-ONE"!! I had been
trapped in my former cover letter format for a year. The blinders were permanently
attached. Your precise comments were so helpful. I feel like I have a really
punchy and direct letter now. And the resume is less editorial and more quantitative.
"You really did a brilliant job on my resume. I've been in this biz a
long time, but I still have a complete mental block when it comes to my resume
and cover letters. Thanks again; I really appreciate your hard work!"
"I think you did an awesome job on the resume and cover letter. I read
so many things from so many different viewpoints, but this opened my eyes to
some glaring points that I was missing. Anyway, again, fantastic job on this."
"In a million years, I'd never have come up with these changes. I like
it so much more now! This is a much-needed overhaul and hopefully it catches
some eyes. Very grateful!"
"Thank you for taking the time to give my resume a second look. I'm impressed
with your thoughtful and relevant critique! Your suggestions will definitely
help to create a more concise resume that is more along the lines of how I would
like it to read. Again, thank you for a superior job. It is appreciated!"
"I just wanted to convey my complete satisfaction with mediabistro's
resume service. Tim's critique of my resume was great, and worth every cent
spent. He really narrowed down the meaningless b.s. most people find themselves
drowning in when trying to revise on their own. The edits, content and format
suggestions were more than helpful, and evident they were coming from an expert.
I'd recommend his services any day. Thanks again!"
"I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful resume and cover letter
revamp—you did an excellent job. I used all of your suggestions and don't have
any questions. You brought up lots of great points. I'm madly applying for jobs
now—wish me luck!"
"I found the resume revamp service really helpful in getting me to focus
and hone my resume. My advisor really spent time studying the details of my
presentation and making pointed, useful suggestions tailored specifically to
"I can whole-heartedly agree with the changes you've made in my resume...
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK!"
"I would like to thank you for the resume revampit was well worth
the investment. The critique allowed me to make the necessary tweaks to my resume
and cover letter, things I knew needed a little more finesse. Additionally,
I'd like to mention that the changes were easily interpretable, and allowed
me to make the decisions on my own, while guiding me through the process. I
thought the suggestions would be more definitive, but it was good that they
were more of a guide-it made the whole thing seem like it was still mine. Lastly,
I did receive correspondence within 72 hours-and I submitted it all on a Friday
no less, so it came back Sunday. Nice! Overall, a nice experience in getting
my new job search rolling... now if you can only help get the economy rolling
for us all..."
"Thank you very much for your revamp of my resume. I found your comments
and suggestions right on and very helpful. I think it will improve my chances.
Although judging from what I saw at the Javits center job fair yesterday, who
knows? I'm a little old to join the Air Force. :) Thanks again! I will recommend
"As far as getting some feedback on the resume revamp and what I expected,
I'm happy with it. You clarified it and made me change things so that it flowed
better and was more concise and to the point and just overall 'cleaner' I
guess. So it didn't disappoint and it showed me which details I should leave
in, add and take out to make it look better and have relevance to my experience
and what I want the other person to understand about me."
"Just wanted to thank you for hooking me up with Timothy Haft to re-do
my resume. I had been worried that there was a glaring error that was responsible
for my never getting any responses to my resume. Fortunately-or unfortunately,
as that might have been a magic bullet--there was no such glaring error, but
Timothy very patiently walked me through a cleanup and re-write that I'm very
comfortable with. Unfortunately, I could not persuade him to run over other
senior editors, whose jobs I might want, in a taxicab. But nobody's perfect.
Thank you again for this very good service. It did involve a lot of work on
my part, but the finished product is something I'm confident about."
" I found the remarks helpful and took many to heart. You were responsive
to my questions and prompt in your review. Thanks."
"Many thanks for your efforts here, Mr. Twersky. You have made terrific
"Joey, Thank you soooo very much for your help on the resume/cover letter.
You rock!! Your suggestions were excellent and I'm pleased to see my printer
spitting out less red ink this time. I actually did get a job with the San
Mateo Times, so thanks for your contribution to this. Take care, I'll be sure
to recommend my j-friends to you whenever they need to get their stuff in
"I can't help but be tremendously excited, and I wanted to express my utmost gratitude for your help. I
don't know if they would have given me a second look if not for the precision and care with which you revised my
resume. I really appreciate the work you did on my resume and cover letter. Both are vastly improved, and
definitely offer a stronger representation of my skills and experience. I am grateful to you for also being able
to turn this around so quickly out of respect for my deadline."
"Thank you so much!! You're a resume editing genius! My cover letter and resume look 100% better. I can't
wait to apply for my next job now that I have a decent resume."