Resume & Cover Letter Service

Do you need help with your resume or cover letter?

I’ve written more than a few posts on these subjects (as linked to above), but maybe you need something tailored to your specific situation. I’m glad to help!

It’s pretty simple. You send me your cover letter and/or resume (in a format I can edit, such as .doc1) to AnonymousProductionAssistant at Gmail dot com. I’ll read it, discuss what you wrote (and maybe didn’t write), and offer my experienced view on the whole thing, from the overall structure down to the smallest typo.

I googled around to see if anyone else offered a similar service. The samples I found for “production assistant resume” are completely wrong, written by people who clearly have never stepped foot in a production office. And most of them charged upwards of $200 to give you shitty advice.

I won’t charge you nearly that much. It breaks down like this:
• $65 for a resume
• $65 for a cover letter
• $100 for both

That’s it. We can go back and forth through as many drafts as you like (within reason, of course).

Obviously, I can’t promise you’ll get a job, or even a call back. I don’t even get called back most of the time. But I can promise your resume and cover letter will be a lot more readable and professional.

Payments are done through Paypal, but you don’t have to have an account; a regular credit card will do.

Yup, as long as this page is visible, I still offer this service.

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  1. Not .docx; I don’t have a new enough version of Word for that

55 Responses to Resume & Cover Letter Service

  1. asis says:

    This is great. I sent you an email.

  2. tumaini rivera says:

    I would love to use your service!! I’ll be sending you an email shortly. You’re on to something!!

  3. Roisin says:

    Heya, really like your blog, very interested in your CV and letter service!

  4. Ed says:

    I am starting a website called (Charlie Rose meets Inside The Actors Studio) and ( a site that will distribute movies online) both sites are not live yet, I am looking for bloggers for if you interested hit me back with and email and I can send you a clip , would rather chat with you though.

    • Alya says:

      you ever think that when they (the employer) apmhaticelly states no calls , it is designed to see if you can actually follow instruction. I don’t believe that is a positive approach, unless you’re cold calling.

  5. shawn says:

    Well, it is nice idea to extend your resume services at such an affordable price. It was nice to read this blog.

  6. Kristen Bertolacci says:

    I am very interested in a career change, and getting back into my field of study. I have been working as a bartender for years and my last tv production internship was about 6 years ago. Can you help me? I am willing to move; I live in Florida but will head to New York if need be.

  7. T D says:

    Hey, what is your e-mail address/best way to reach you? Would definitely like your resume help.

    • The Anonymous Production Assistant says:

      It’s in the upper corner, TD. anonymousproductionassistant at gmail dot com.

  8. nypa says:

    Would you review a resume/cover letter for the editorial dept?

  9. Brittany Sterrett says:

    I just wanted to make a comment about how amazing the resume/cover letter service was. You really helped me clean up my resume and give me straight forward and constructive criticism on my cover letter which I think really helped!
    I ended up landing an internship at a production company for this summer and I definitely couldn’t have done it without your help! So thank you so much! I will definitely be in touch again if I ever need any assistance with this stuff.

  10. Greg says:

    TAPA! You did it! You helped a poor, starving, PA refugee from Seattle get his first LA job lasting longer than three days!

    Oh, its nothing glamorous. Just a corporate web-series. After five weeks of prepro (I hate working in the office) I will away to such exotic locations as Chico, Fresno, and yes, the far-east Bay! Then, after another week in West Hollywood, and with a profound bitter-sweetness, it will end!

    I will lounge around my beautiful Noho apartment for at least a week until finally screwing myself up to once again propaganda-bomb the internet with the elegant, informative, and savvy resume and cover letter you helped me craft for the amazingly affordable price of $30.00. TAPA won’t be undersold!

  11. Kelley says:

    Thanks for sharing the post. I just want to make a comment about how important the resume cover letter for resume. You really helped me to how to write my resume and give me straight forward and constructive criticism on my cover letter which I think really helped!
    So thank you, I will definitely see you again if I ever need any assistance with this stuff.

  12. Alice Powell says:

    Well, it is good idea to extend your resume services at such an affordable rate. good keep it up.

  13. Mark says:

    I would just like to say, as a recent recipient of a TAPA resume overhaul, how valuable this service is. For somebody who thought his resume was pretty damn good, I have learnt a lot from the insight provided by someone who is actually on the inside and has, by the sound of it, more than his/her fair share of experience as a PA. Time to take this baby out for a test drive!

    Thank you, thank you and thank you!!!!

  14. Cory Minor says:

    What if you have no experience in the film industry and no resume. I am 29 and I have been a personal assistant for my best friend’s mom the last 8 years. This is the only job I have ever had. I have never written a resume before. Can you help someone with no experience as a PA that is just starting out in the film industry write a cover letter and resume.

    • Eliseo says:

      I’m in the same situation. I’m currently in the Navy as an Yeoman (Admin) and I will be getting out in two years. My initial plan is to go back to school and get my degree in human resource management, but I would like to try to get my foot in the door in the film industry.

  15. Greg says:

    RE: Cory

    Why’d you give up the sweet gig?

  16. Cory Minor says:

    I didn’t give it up I’m still her assistant. She knows I want to be a filmmaker.

    • becky says:

      I have the same question as Cory…I’ve got plenty of assistant experience just not in the industry. Monster offers a $300 service to do a “transition” cover letter/resume but I’m having a hard time swallowing that price even though they actually write them both. I already have one (of each) and would be more than happy to pay the $30 for some advice on whether or not there’s certain terms/words/placement, etc. that might make it look a little more appealing to employers….thanks

  17. Ricardo Ardila says:

    Hi, I would like to talk to you about my resume and I would love to do this ASAP please.
    Thanks a lot.

  18. Ricardo Ardila says:

    I would like to have your resume services. How can I contact you please?

  19. Jo says:

    Hi there,
    Do you just do CVs and cover letters for production assistant type roles, or can you do it for designers, art dept roles etc?
    Also I am in the UK, so I wonder if what works in the US, would work over here?

    • The Anonymous Production Assistant says:

      My way of handling resumes works for most departments, including art. I’m not sure about how they do things in the UK, though. Send me your resume, and I’ll see if it looks coo-coo bananas.

  20. ajdecoded says:

    Hi Tapa, It’s spring 2013 and I’ve been reading your blog for the past hour and a half-very insightful thank you. I was also wondering if you’re still doing resume reviews? I’m moving to LA in September and am exciting to play my hand in production!

  21. Takuya says:

    Where can I find your email address?
    Do I just need to send my resume and cover letter?

  22. Alex says:

    I used TAPA’s resume and cover letter service to help get some production experience for the summer. I had no experience applying for film positions before, and wanted to learn the best way to feature my experiences as a student filmmaker. It was worth the 30 dollars! My resume was completely made over and is much better organized than before. TAPA also did not hesitate to answer any questions that I had beyond looking over my resume and cover letter. I now feel confident that my resume is matching what companies are looking for and since using the service, I have two job interviews lined up in film. Thanks TAPA!

  23. Arash F says:

    Hi TAPA, I have an extreme interest in the film production and development industry and was wondering if having NO experience at all would pose a problem in handling and assisting me with my cover leter and resume? I would greatly appreciate your advice. Thank you.

    • The Anonymous Production Assistant says:

      Send me your resume and cover letter first, then I’ll be able to judge whether or not I can help.

  24. Cody T says:

    I am very interested in your services. Might you be able to post a sample? I have a pretty solid resume, I would just like to know if this is an upgrade from my current one or not.

  25. rachel says:

    Hey, after I send you an email. How long does it take for you to get back to me?

  26. Tiffany says:

    I utilized TAPA’s Resume & Cover Letter service back in July.. I already had a few features under my belt, and a few miscellaneous projects, but they were all projects that were handed to me on a silver platter… But I found that I didn’t get replies from films that I actually submitted my resume to. After TAPA sent me their edit of my resume & a revamped cover letter, I got replies to ALL of my inquiries.. Mid-August I received a job offer for a high-budget film (the biggest I’ve worked on). I HIGHLY recommend this service! It works, I promise! :)

  27. lpc says:

    Hi TAPA! Are you still doing the resume service? I recently sent you an email.


  28. Patrice says:

    Hi TAPA, I recently sent you an email regarding your resume service a few days back. You may be swamped at the moment, but I wanted to follow-up just to make sure it didn’t get lost in a spam folder. Thx!

  29. fi says:

    Hi! Do you still offer this service? I’m a theater technician (primarily stage manager, although I sometimes do hospitality/stagehand calls) looking to transition into being a PA, and I would love some assistance figuring out how to best present myself in my cover letter (e.g., which of my skills as a stage manager are the most relevant to being a PA).

  30. Ameliazc says:

    Hi TAPA,
    I urgently need a resume makeover: mine is far too scattered. Are you still offering this service? Your help would be much appreciated.

  31. Marissa Barrientos says:

    Hi there, I was wondering if you still offer this service? Very interested in the help. Thanks!

  32. JJ says:

    I am about to graduate college, and I am a science major. I have absolutely no experience at all, but after much thought, I realized that I really want to break into the tv/film industry and eventually be involved in writing. What should I do with my resume? Would really appreciate your advice. Thank you.

    • The Anonymous Production Assistant says:

      Email me directly: anonymousproductionassistant at gmail dot com.

    • leslieba says:

      I’m in the same situation. I kept changing majors in college because I didnt know what I wanted to do and eventually landed in Communications. Now as a junior in college I realized I wanted to be involved in the television industry with a focus on writing. Dont have any experience or skills with broadcasting so I’m not sure what exactly to put on my resume. Some advice would be helpful. Thanks!

  33. Josh says:

    Hey, I was wondering if you could help out someone seeking an internship in development. I know it’s not PA work, but do you think you could provide some valuable insight for that type of resume & cover letter (assuming it’s even different)?

  34. Rashad says:

    Can you help me? I’m wanting to work for a trailer editing company. It’s what I would like to do the most, editing trailers for films. I am definitely not on that level yet, but I’d like to break into it somehow. But I have that issue from your blog post a while back about not having any job actually related to the industry, so I’m stuck on how to make a presentable resume/cover letter for that field of work. Do you still offer this assistance?

  35. Heather says:

    This is very intriguing and tempting considering I totally suck at writing cover letters no matter how hard I try every time. I just need to find a decent template for quick send outs. I have been freelancing in this world for 3 years now after college and am looking for a job within a production company. The freelance world is tiring for me, from AD to PA to sound mixer and boom op, out in Indianapolis anyway. I think I will follow up on that email if you are still considering editing some.

    Reply to let me know so I don’t waste my finger strength shooting you an email.

  36. BK says:

    TAPA’s cover letter and resume service is totally amazing. Responses were honest, candid, thorough, and quick. Feeling much more confident about going forward in my job hunt. Totally worth it.

  37. sandra evans says:

    Do you still do resumes?

  38. killertofu says:

    I’ve been working in production for about 5 years in Ohio-I’ve done PA and wardrobe/art department freelance style, so I have a combination on my resume. I have a mix of photography, commercial and film experience. Could you help with blending all of that on a resume?

  39. Jackie says:

    I used TAPA resume and cover letter service and I got a job as a PA on a tv show here in Portland (not Portlandia). I would recommend this service for anyone trying to land their first job in the industry or if you just need help tweaking what you have.

    Thanks again TAPA for your help!

  40. Francine grimp says:

    Your site has been so helpful. Thank you. My man is a 20 year P.A. Being black and giant (6’4″ )is a hard sell in your industry you have given him hope. He has anamazing list of jobs yet life has made it very difficult to reach his goal of 2nd A.D. You have made him realize his knowledge and true understanding of being a key P.A. hislove of film and music can be used for many other things that at least pay a living wage. You are quite awesome. 👍🏻🍪🌹🌹🧀

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