Resume Service

Do you need help with your resume or cover letter? As long as this page exists, I’ll be around to help!

Send me your cover letter and/or resume (in a format I can edit, preferably a word doc) to AnonymousProductionAssistant at Gmail dot com. Then, we’ll (virtually) meet over Google Doc to discuss what you wrote (and maybe didn’t write). Together, we’ll edit every aspect of it, from the overall structure down to the smallest typo.

The whole process takes maybe an hour, but by the end of it, you’ll not only know what I changed, but why. It’s a collaborative process, so you can carry that knowledge into the future.

Most of the production assistant resumes I’ve seen online are completely wrong, written by people who clearly have never stepped foot in a production office. And most of them charged upwards of $400 to give you shitty advice.

I won’t charge you that much. It breaks down like this:
• $125 for a resume
• $125 for a cover letter
• $200 for both

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; it’s the nature of the business. But I can promise your resume and cover letter will be a lot more readable and professional.

Payments are done through Paypal or Venmo, 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. TAPA spent over an hour going over my resume, changing it up, and answering any questions I had about the industry. They were extremely straightforward and helpful, it was worth the money, and I’m so glad that all the positive comments people had been leaving turned out to be true. I feel more confident about moving to LA now! Definitely give the service a try.

  2. The resume service is definitely top notch, I highly recommend it. TAPA explains why everything is the way it is (or needs to be).

    However, as equally impressed as I was about the resume help, I was equally unimpressed with the cover letter ‘service’. It seemed forced, like TAPA forgot about it and threw it together for me last minute. Sorry to say it left a lot to be desired and I never got a response to my questions about it.

  3. Thank you for this helpful information about concerning resume service. It is good to know that in order to go through with this process, a cover letter is essential. I think that it is a good idea to work with a professional on this project to help the resume look more professional. Something else to consider would be to make the resume creative and personal through various ideas.

  4. After using her resume-building service, TAPA brought my resume from zero to 100. Every time someone used to ask me for my resume I would cringe because I knew what I had didn’t look good/professional on paper. But now I feel way more confident having a professional-looking resume thanks to TAPA’s service. You never know, having a well-dressed resume in your arsenal could seal the deal in locking down a job, especially if all someone knows about you is written down on a piece of paper, so it’s definitely worth having!

  5. Hey, I just wanted to say thank you again. I got the resume and cover letter service because I was a hot mess and I got a job with a production company (my first Hollywood job!) within, like, two weeks.

  6. As a reality producer who had the good fortune of coming up and growing with one production company, I found myself after a nice long stint looking for new opportunities at other companies interested not only in getting an unscripted job, but something in scripted. TAPA was extremely helpful in helping me polish my resume and was extremely helpful in drafting me a cover letter. TAPA is definitely an expert when it comes to production and provided invaluable intel in how to best get hired. Thanks TAPA!

  7. Thanks TAPA!! You rule!! I really loved working with you on my resume and I am so happy with the final product. The resume looks great, and while we were working on it, I learned so many important tips from you!! As someone who is switching industries, you taught me a lot of production assistant resume preferences that I wouldn’t have known otherwise. Thanks again!

  8. Thank you for the billionth time for all your help! When I reached out, I didn’t expect such a quick reply. You answered all of my (many) questions, and never got annoyed. I got my mojo back and am feeling more confident than ever now with my shiny new resume/cover letter. Appreciated.

  9. 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. 👍🏻🍪🌹🌹🧀

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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! 🙂

  14. 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 cost! 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!

  15. 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?

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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!!!!

  19. 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.

  20. 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!

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

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