Your Edge For Success YES LLC

Your Edge For Success YES LLC

5.0 (4)
6 employees
6 years in business

About this pro

We are the DC metro area's top-rated career success company on Google, Angie's List, and the Better Business Bureau. The owner is an award-winning writer, and the company received the Angie's List Super Service Award in 2016 and 2017. On average/median, our clients get interviewed by 5 organizations, contacted by 5 recruiters, and get an offer for 10% more in 6 weeks. Please learn more or request your free phone consultation at

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Alexandria, VA 22312
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4 Reviews


  • Amir M.

    If you are in need of professional resume writers and career coaches, don’t look anywhere else. YES offers all you need! I started my job search after being out of market for almost 10 years. My resume needed a serious update given all I had accomplished during my long tenure at my previous company. I did a lot of research and contacted different resume writing services. YES company was different from all the others, not only in the sense of their professional approach and the great job they did updating my resume, but also in the sense that unlike many other places, you get to have 1:1 interaction with their staff. I chose their Career Strategy Rocket Fuel package, which is really worth every penny. From the initial call with Abbie to updating the resume, from updating the LinkedIn profile to the mock interview with Katherine, everyone acted very caringly and professionally. The entire process was very well planned and went smoothly. The sessions with Michael and his advice and recommendations are very informative and valuable. Although I have used all my sessions with Michael, both Michael and Katherine still call me to follow up on my progress. This is something that you won’t get anywhere else. YES really cares. Many thanks to the professional and talented YES team. I would highly recommend YES and their dedicated staff. You can get a free phone consultation at their website,

  • Michelle Saphir

    Honestly, I had no idea how to transform my resume into an effective one, which can land me a better job. At first, we encountered a delay due to an oversight from YES but Katherine Metres Akbar was quick in her response and assigned me a new writer, Nathan Moseley. Kudos to my writer! YES deserve an A+ rating for their excellent customer and resume service. When my resume and LinkedIn profile was delivered, I was very happy with the write-up and how executive level looked. This is beyond my expectation and I will surely recommend YES services. Thank you very much!

  • Lucas Plogger

    I contacted YES when I began applying to positions and needed my current resume updated. My experience working with the team was simple and straightforward. Discussing critiques and adjustments about my resume with the writers/editors were smooth. They provided me with a professional resume and tips on how to go about my job search. After putting out my new resume, I noticed an increase in the number of recruiters contacting me and attribute that to the help and services of YES. Overall, I had a positive experience and would recommend their services to anyone job searching or looking to advance their career.

  • Andre Winkfield

    Working with YES has completely changed my approach to job hunting for the better. I was searching desperately for a summer internship, but after working with the good folks at YES I received two $20+/hour offers within the next month. In addition to completely overhauling my resume, they gave my LinkedIn profile a lovely paintjob, and worked with me to develop interview and networking skills. YES’ completely personalized approach brings out the best in YOU. They ask a series of detailed questions to obtain an accurate snapshot of you, so that they can help bring out your strengths and cover your weaknesses. The whole experience felt incredibly personal, and I could tell that my success was a priority to them. It’s not just a redone resume. The comprehensive personality profile, interview coaching and personalized feedback they gave me are all incredibly valuable resources that have taken my professional skills to the next level. Investing in YES will provide you with the tools to carry you through your career for the rest of your life. I would like to thank the president, Katherine Metres Akbar and the wonderful people at YES for all they’ve done. Their services are a must for anybody looking to make an advancement in their career.


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

We start with a free 30-minute phone consultation to understand your needs and goals. We explain our offerings and facilitate your purchase if and when you are ready. We sign a professional services agreement with you and provide you access to our proprietary resume tool and/or a personality test and meeting with our coach. If you are getting a resume, we assign you to a writer once your worksheet is complete. That person asks you 20-30 questions to improve the content and targetting of your documents. We send you drafts five business days later (or sooner if you need a rush), and then you have 30 days to get any needed edits. If you are in coaching, you may first work with the coach to get clear on which direction you want to go. The coach will work with you throughout your job search to create and coach you on implementing a job search plan rooted in networking.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

Our regular resume is $299; federal resume is $499. What your investment will be for packages that include cover letter, LinkedIn profile, Interview Aikido training, and/or coaching will be provided once we understand your needs and can make the best recommendation.

How did you get started in this business?

I, Katherine Metres Akbar (owner and president), struggled for a decade to figure out what to do career-wise. I became an expert in writing resumes and cover letters that marketed my varied background for different types of jobs. I realized that most people want to be successful and happy in their careers, and that if I could help them attain success, I would attain mine as a byproduct. YES started as a tutoring company and morphed into a career services company due to resume-writing service demand. We still consider ourselves primarily teachers who coach our clients to successfully manage their career.

What types of customers have you worked with?

We have worked with all types of customers, from college students to retirees. We have worked with people in diverse fields: IT, data analysis, management, administration, law, accounting, real estate, construction, healthcare, marketing, sales, writing/editing, human resources, international development, public service, and many more.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

-Make sure you are working with more than one pro. No one mind can be as good as two or more experts strategizing on how to sell you best.

-Work with a company that understands your local marketplace. 

-Work with a company that offers a satisfaction guarantee so you don't waste your money.

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

Do you know what type of position you are targeting? If not, would you like coaching to get clear on that? How good is your LinkedIn profile? Your interviewing skills? Your network?

Services offered

Career Counselors Work-life Balance Coaches