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SAMS’ Resume Preparation Service (Beta Offering)

SAMS: India’s largest and best-known search and talent acquisition agency for non-profits, has recently launched a specialized Resume Preparation Service, catering exclusively to the needs of development, public health and CSR professionals.

This is a premium offering by a specialist agency that works in close association with the world’s leading non-profits including UN agencies and INGOs, reviews +40k social sector resumes annually, has a clear understanding of what Hiring Managers expect to see in your resume and can help you improve it, to ensure your application is taken seriously.

SAMS has a first-hand understanding of how Hiring Managers actually assess resumes and the stringent scrutiny they subject the Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Attributes of applicants, to confirm their ability to do justice to vacancies. Our service gives you ready access to this uncommon knowledge for developing high impact, professionally written resumes, positioning you as a credible, top choice, to the hiring organization.


Largest Search and Talent Acquisition agency for India’s leading non-profits, including UN agencies

Unmatched experience of screening and assessing +40k resumes annually for +22 years

Extensive experience of working in close collaboration with Hiring Managers of diverse non-profits. This provides us a clear understanding of their approach to assessing applications and expectations from prospective candidates they would like to meet with

Conduct of thorough review, based on the above, to ensure your resume fully addresses the information needs of Hiring Managers

Provision of expert advisory inputs to fully leverage your qualifications, experience, skills and achievements and project as a highly suitable prospect worth meeting

Provision of expert editorial improvements to content, language, grammar and formatting of resume

Substantive improvements to the look and feel of your resume, selecting from multiple contemporary, elegant and appropriate templates

How to Subscribe to Our Service

Step 1: Register on SAMS website for availing Resume Preparation Service. Create your password protected account by filling up a simple form, where you need to provide basic information about yourself and upload your draft resume in MS Word format.

Step 2: SAMS’ turnaround time (TAT) for Resume Preparation Service is conveyed to you through a calendar widget. TAT is typically 3-5 days, but may vary, depending on request pipeline and/or complexity of request.

Step 3: If you find the TAT acceptable, please proceed to make the online payment. You will be directed to the payment gateway, where you can make an online payment, as per applicable rates.

Step 4: Once SAMS receives the payment, you will be notified via an email, confirming your order details.

Step 5: SAMS Team shall share three sample templates with you to illustrate and agree the style and format in which your resume shall be developed. You may select one and give us the go-ahead for resume preparation.

Step 6: Work on your order commences right after this! SAMS develops your resume in the finalized template and shares draft version(s) within the agreed timelines.


SUBSCRIBE (Click here to subscribe to SAMS Resume Preparation Service)

Highlights of Service Offering

SAMS’ Resume Preparation Service has a specific and limited purpose: We review and re-construct your resume, ensuring that it is a professional-looking, high-impact document that does full justice to your experience and credentials, from the perspective of hiring organizations.

Resume Overhauled: Submission of your draft resume in MS Word, enables us to get started. Once you subscribe to our service through the SAMS website, you are required to submit a soft copy of your latest resume, providing complete information about your qualifications, experience and skills, apart from key responsibilities handled by you in all roles, from the time you commenced working, to date. Please note that SAMS does not develop resumes or sections of a resume, on the basis of oral inputs provided by subscribers.

Resume Restyled Using A Contemporary Template: We maintain a library of resume templates for multiple roles and levels and shall share a maximum of three templates that we believe to be suitable for your profile. Based on need, a SAMS team member shall additionally interact with you to help select the template that best represents your candidature to hiring organizations. We will thereafter commence work on developing your new resume, using the finalized template.

Gaps Systematically Addressed; High-Impact Application Constructed: We shall study your draft resume, closely reviewing details of key qualifications, experience, skills and attributes, provided by you. We shall relate this to your current job role, as well as the positions you wish to apply for, to identify apparent information, experience and/or skill gaps, that may constrain your active consideration. This approach helps ensure that your resume is fully responsive to the expectations of the more progressive hiring organizations, in the social sector.

Turn-around Time (TAT): Following successful registration and submission of your draft resume in the desired format, SAMS will provide you visibility to our online scheduling widget to indicate the TAT you could expect for your resume. Average TAT for the final delivery of resume shall be 3-5 days from receiving the soft copy of your draft resume. Once you agree to the timelines proposed, you will be requested to make an online payment for the service.

Agreed Output Delivered: We shall discuss and make revisions requested by you to the draft resume shared, allowing two rounds of iterations/ revisions, before delivering the final output. Please note that the revisions shall need to be requested within a fortnight of submission of our draft output.

Key Components of SAMS’ Resume Preparation Process

Key Sections in Resume

Career Summary

Skills & Areas of Expertise

Educational Qualification

Professional Experience

Achievements/ Rewards/ Recognition

Publications (if any)

Training & Certifications

Language Proficiency

Contact Details

SAMS shall work in MS Word format and provide you variants in both .docx and .pdf format. The resume developed by SAMS will address the following key aspects to help improve the quality of presentation:

  • Improved Language:  SAMS shall ensure use of correct language (English), spelling and grammar to give the resume a professional touch.
  • Succinct and Well-written: The resume shall read well and be drafted in a concise manner to make a positive impact on prospective recruiting managers.
  • Length: The resume shall be typically between 2-4 pages in length, depending on your level of experience. Resumes for junior profiles shall not exceed more than 2 pages, while senior profiles may warrant more pages based on the experience. Relevant experience shall be given more priority.  
  • Structured and Well-formatted: The final layout shall be well organized, structured and formatted to enhance readability and to give your resume a clean, polished and professional look.
  • Highlight Skills and Strengths: Your resume shall highlight your skills, areas of expertise and the potential value you are likely to bring to an organization, based on past performance demonstrated in your career, so far.
  • Professional Accomplishments: The resume shall highlight your professional accomplishments and achievements pertinent to the roles you have played
  • Factual and Not Flowery: SAMS shall develop the resume purely based on facts and shall not endorse any embellishments.
  • Quality Checks: SAMS shall ensure a rigorous quality check by completing optimal levels of proofreading before making the final delivery to you.
  • Chronologically Sequenced: SAMS shall ensure that facts pertaining to educational background and work experience are represented in an appropriate chronological sequence. Gaps and stream changes, if any, shall be clearly explained.

Service Exclusions

SAMS does not provide the following outputs in the Resume Preparation Process:

(1) Cover Letter: This service does not cover preparation of cover letters. However, SAMS may assist you - on request - by providing you access to a resource section that shall include five to six sample cover letters, which you may then develop on your own. This facility shall be made available to you, post-subscription.
(2) Design Elements: Resumes, by default, will not be creative in nature or contain any special design effects such as infographics and other graphics. In case you would like to have creative elements included in your resume, this shall be treated as a special request and is not covered under the routine service offering.


Pricing of SAMS’ Resume Preparation Service is based on the experience and role of the applicant:

# Experience and Role Pricing for Resume Preparation (INR)


0-2.9 years



3-7.9 years



+8 years



Functional Heads/ Leadership Roles



Resume Preparation is an independent service offered by SAMS and in no way linked to our Recruitment Consulting Practice.

We have no way of identifying and give no preference or special consideration, during our screening, assessment and shortlisting processes, to subscribers, who apply to vacancies with SAMS clients, using resumes developed by us.