Every year, we work with applicants who previously worked with other leading firms. You can read their reviews here. These reports have unearthed several critical insights that are important to highlight about our Packages. In many cases, we didn't realize the extent of these differences until applicants started telling us:
Volume of calls and interactions. Numerous applicants who completed Packages with other firms have told us that they only spoke to their consultant 2 or 3 times!! Our Packages typically include more calls than that just in the first couple of weeks, and ultimately several-fold more calls and interactions in total (see below).
Depth and quality of reviews. We are equally surprised to observe what other firms typically deliver in a resume or essay review. Applicants often tell us that while other firms advertise "unlimited reviews," each review amounts to little more than a handful of comments. Our reviews go way, way deeper than this.
Overall time and commitment. There are firms that charge over 50% more than we do because they promise a certain number of hours per engagement (e.g., 40-45 hours in a three-school Package). Whenever we read time figures like this, we are surprised at how low they are — for "unlimited" Packages, no less.
I hate describing our Packages in such comparative terms, but it is otherwise difficult to articulate major differences when every firm appears to do the same thing. If you drill down — by reading below and reading our reviews — you will see real differences in call volume, time, depth, quality, commitment, and care.