• Make those opportunities

    rain down

    Your digital resume

    intelligently designed

    for all devices ... even paper.

  • What we are about

    "The mind is like an umbrella. It's most useful when open."


    Open your mind, take charge, and curate your own online reputation

    We interviewed many professionals from varied industries. Topic: Job hunting. The main takeaway was clear: With so many applicants pouring into the marketplace every day, how are you to make your experience and specialized expertise relevant enough to capture an organization's attention? Answer: Stand out in the rain!


    Did you know that research shows almost 50% of our workforce will be an independent contractor in the next 5 years? That is amazing. What that means is, jobs are temporary. If that is the case then we all need to be responsible for our value and our ability to attract employers.


    Job seekers are a business of one and need to market themselves explaining the value they can bring to organizations. Online resumes are another way to highlight your experience in a way that is uniquely you.


    Here is why an online resume works:

    1. Sure recruiters leverage LinkedIn, they also use Google to verify candidate's background.  A site not only increases your online reputation, but it also shows an advanced resume with a more robust story being told.
    2. A site boosts your chances of getting that interview  because it is the logical place to promote your portfolio. You've worked hard.  Show it off.
    3. Every single detail/element of your site speaks volumes about who you are both as an individual and a professional.  At Real LIfe Resume, we make sure you use those traits  to your advantage. 

    We see more than not that online resume sites are being a game-changer that gets your "foot in the door" to secure that interview. And isn't that what it is all about? In fact, at Real Life Resume, we continue to see a 200% increase in resume activity based on our products and services!


    As my Grandfather used to say "Every advantage bestows another advantage - prepare to charge!" Online visibility promoting your professional value is just one of those advantages!


    *research provided by J.T. O'Donnell - Work it Daily

  • The Umbrella Promise

    "They want you to use a black umbrella; use yellow, use red, use green and always refuse the thing they want you to use! Refusal is often more honorable than conformity!"


    Our Promise is that, through honest collaboration, together we can reinvent you online

    RLR.com Consultation Umbrella Promise


    Building a partnership

    We will work closely work together to discuss your objectives for the site. Will it be a site to find that new professional position in life? Is it meant to highlight your achievements? Or is it simply a step forward into the future to positively increase your online reputation?

    RLR.com build Umbrella Promise


    Pixel perfect design

    Real Life Resume will develop a site to your specifications that renders seamlessly across all devices and browsers. Through our Umbrella Promise you are offered final approval on all design and format from a host of templates developed by top industry professionals.

    RLR.com delivery Umbrella Promise


    Optimized to win

    This is where all your hard work over the years pays off. We launch your new digital resume optimized to garner the height of search page rankings. Over time, you'll begin to see this beautiful website soar when people seek you out and you can watch new opportunities pour in.

  • Examples of stunning digital resumes

    "Rain is nature’s art; umbrella is man’s art."


    These templates and more can create an online resume that reveals your unique personality and style



  • Resume enhancements

    "Let a smile be your umbrella, and you'll end up with a face full of rain!"


    Upgrade your paper resume to develop a complete personal brand that won't leave you wet out in the cold

    Real Life Resume Pre Consultation Example


    Using yesterday's standard to win today's jobs just isn't enough. Can your resume stand-up alone in this digital environment? Maybe it's time for an upgrade.

    Real Life Resume After The Umbrella Promise

    After The Umbrella Promise

    With a professional consultation and our premier services, your digital resume and it's downloadable paper version offers and cohesive brand and an advantage to job seekers.

  • Pricing

    "A good friend would offer you an umbrella in the rain,

    a best friend would steal yours and say 'Run Bitch! Run!'."


    We will be your new bestie with these affordable rates

    Real Life Resume Pricing

    • Scope of Work (SOW) will provide a detailed outline of deliverables, project plan, and pricing based on your requests
    • 50% payment due upon SOW signature. 50% due at project delivery
    • Ongoing updates to online and offline resumes are provided by Real Life Resume at an affordable rate based on time & materials

    Procurement of vanity URL, website hosting, and images will be priced in addition to pricing above to client specifications and scope of work.

  • FAQs

    "Worrying is like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain."

    Isn't it true most that recruiters and HR departments leverage an Application Tracking Software (ATS) for submitted resumes and LinkedIn profiles?

    You are correct. ATS is a vital software for these hiring gatekeepers. Not optimizing your resume with that in mind would be unwise. (ATS optimized-resumes are part of our basic services.) However, it should be stated that HR representatives and recruiters do not hire candidates. They make recommendations. It is the hiring managers that hire candidates. Further, our research shows that hiring managers leverage online search results when researching candidates. Having a strong online reputation will help you stand out to those hiring managers. A resume site is just the personal information you want them to find online.

    Can I use my current resume?

    Of course. But if you'd like some professional consulting to enhance your original CV or want a brand new one, we are here to help!

    Where is your office?

    You might say we have a "home office". Our team is a consortium of professionals that work from home. We believe strongly in a work/life balance. But don't worry, you can always contact your client representatives by voice during business hours and via text during off-hours.

    How do you work with me as a client?

    We favor the immediacy of our client partnerships. This is why we collaborate closely with you to be certain we are achieving your objectives.

    How long does this process take?

    That completely depends on your availability. We can not make promises until we know the completeness of our scope of work. But trust us when we say, we will work with judicious speed to make sure we get this done right for you and your future.

    Can I make changes to my website and downloadable resume?

    Absolutely. We know how important it can be to customize your resume highlighting your strengths in faceted ways depending on the role you are applying for. Before the end of our engagement, we will discuss ongoing pricing that is right for you.

    But, really. Who creates these websites and resumes for your organization?

    We have a highly trained team of subject matter experts that will look over your original resume collaboratively. These same people make all recommendations for industry-based enhancements to the website resume and paper resumes. These are consultants working with closely with Real Life Resume. This provides the flexibility to find a subject matter expert in your field providing valuable feedback. Once all the pieces are in place, we have a team at Real Life Resume to keep your online presence following best-practices for online optimization.

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    "I didn't invent the rainy day. I just own the best umbrella."

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