Full-Service Professional Resume Writing

A resume is the foundation of your job search.  However, a complete portfolio of career-related documents can be very helpful for both your job search and good career management.  This writing is a very collaborative process.  You know about your career, I know how to help you write about it.  It’s all about starting with a clear writing strategy.

After you have these documents, I can provide specific coaching on how to use each of them as part of your job search strategy. The goal is to get your new job and career, not just a beautiful resume.

Go to “Writing Samples” to see my own documents and other examples

  • Master Resumes – This is a working document that you can easily edit. But you don’t want to have 30 versions of your resume – and no job!  The writing process is as important as the final document.  People say this is the most they have ever reviewed their careers – and what they have to offer their next employer.
  • Resume Updates – Many times I have heard “I’ve been meaning to keep my resume updated, but never did.  Now, oops, I need to have a new resume on a rush basis so I don’t lose a great opportunity.” A yearly review and update of your resume is important.  You never know when someone is unexpectedly interested in you!
  • LinkedIn Profiles – These are used now by almost all recruiters, human resource professionals, and hiring managers. These are important for both your job search, and for maintaining your professional network after you get a new job. Basically it is no longer optional, particularly in some fields. LinkedIn now has 120 million people using this internationally! The writing strategy is different than that used for your resume, because your profile is an opportunity to “be seen” in the business world.
  • Cover Letters – These can be very targeted or set up as personalized templates that you can edit. These can be used for specific  job opportunities – whether you know the cover letter recipient or not. Or they might be required for an online job application.  They can serve as your  introduction to express you interest in a specific company.
  • Executive / Professional Bios – These are suitable for situations where you are not looking a specific job, but you want someone to understand what you have to offer.  This can include looking for clients or investors, or website bios as a member of a Board of Directors. These can also be speaker’s bios, as part of a written meeting announcement, or to give to the person introducing you as the featured speaker at an event.
  • Online Job Applications –  These can be daunting because you don’t want your resume to go into that proverbial “big black hole”! I can help you complete the actual application to properly provide all the requested information that will be used by the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) software that companies use to manage incoming resumes. 
  • Networking Cards – These are an important tools for your job search. The format requires that what you say about yourself is very short and concise.  These should be kept with you at all times, because you never know when you might meet someone who can help with your job search.  Small disclaimer – I am not a graphic artist! But I do have great ideas.
  • Salary Histories – It is very important to have a strategy about salary negotiations before you even apply for a job.  A written salary history might be requested, and you want to be prepared.  Do you remember what you were paid in 1999?
  • Reference Sheets – Even though you will want to make sure you have good recommendations on your LinkedIn profile, you might be asked to provide a listing of people your potential employer can call for recommendations.  You want to be prepared with the right information.
  • Thank You Notes – Generic thank you notes are not very useful, and I have never actually written one!  However, a strategic thank you note after a promising interview can be very helpful to move the hiring process along.  We can develop this together if we set an appointment in our calendars for after the interview.  Time is of the essence.
  • Resignation Letters – It is very important to leave your current company as gracefully as possible.  A well-written letter will help you make the transition.

Always be prepared to convey what you have to offer another company or organization!  Different documents have different purposes, so think beyond just your resume.

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My Credentials

  • Certified Professional Resume Writer
  • Certified Employment Interview Professional
  • Certified Professional Career Coach

 

  • MBA, University of Santa Clara
  • B.S., Accounting, California State University, Hayward

 

  • 15 years helping people find jobs
  • 3 years recruiter at Robert Half
  • 40+ years business experience
  • 25 years business owner