Time for a Fresh Start or New Direction?
Offering proven techniques and approaches to help you define your unique value, make a strong first impression, and better connect with employers
Are employers missing out on the real you? Are there certain strengths of yours – such as your ability to solve problems, innovate, or support or lead a team – that they are not seeing? Do you feel you have more to offer than what your resume shows?
As a career consultant, writer and editor, I help individuals – including members of the skilled trades, professionals, managers and executives – who have a strong sense of what they want to do but are looking for assistance with organizing their experiences and articulating and fine-tuning their unique value to increase their ability to generate interviews and job offers. My services include resumes and cover letters, additional resume and cover letter versions, resume addendums, LinkedIn profiles, presentation portfolios, bios, personal statements and interview coaching. Here are just a few areas where I can help:
Career launches. Starting a new career can be one of life’s most exciting ventures. I assist individuals who are getting started in their careers (including those fresh out of college or younger) with creating resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles, as well as with other documents and services as needed.
Career advancement. Taking the next step in one’s career can be a vital contributor to both professional and personal growth. I help clients prepare compelling, well-crafted documents that align with employer requirements and that clearly demonstrate value. I am also experienced at helping clients articulate their ability to think creatively in solving problems and in finding innovative solutions in responding to opportunities – traits that employers continue to prize according to recent surveys.
Career changes. According to the latest research, people on average change careers as many as 5-7 times over their lives. Is there a career change on your horizon? I have extensive experience helping clients pursue new career directions by reworking their resumes and LinkedIn profiles using fresh approaches so their value can be quickly understood and appreciated by employers in different industries.
Career adversity. As the saying goes, sometimes “bad things happen to good people.” Layoffs, terminations, healthcare challenges are just a few. When we encounter misfortune, the issue quickly moves from the fact that it happened to what are we going to do about it? I am experienced at assisting clients in difficult career situations with new tools – such as a reworked resume or different resume versions for multiple career directions – to enable them to move forward.
New directions in retirement. While on the one hand retiring is a tremendous milestone, on the other hand it is a doorway to yet another phase of life. Is there a new career, volunteer activity or other direction that you are eager to go in but are unsure about how to present yourself? I can help you sort out and organize your skills and experiences in a relevant and impactful way to increase your ability to connect with employers.
Drawing on a strong career services background in addition to extensive experiences in marketing and communications, I work with clients using a proven, straightforward approach to help them elevate the quality of their resumes, LinkedIn profiles and other documents and to interview with greater confidence. My goal is to enable each client to unlock, define and present a strong picture of value that is instantly evident to busy hiring managers and recruiters, who sometimes spend as little as 6 to 10 seconds initially looking at a resume. In using this approach that is also well aligned with today’s sophisticated resume scanning technologies, it has allowed me to help numerous clients make persuasive, memorable presentations that have resulted in interviews and job offers.
Please note: Currently services are primarily focused on career assistance. Small business marketing and publishing support services are also available and are offered based on fit and workload capacity.
“In my job search since sending out the resume you created for me, I have had 3 job interviews and yesterday I received a solid job offer that I will be accepting. I wanted to let you know that I am beyond pleased with the resume you prepared, as I feel it showcases my career history and skills well. I also greatly appreciate the change made to a two-page format as this is something I was timid about and unsure of how to display. People who I have shown my resume to think it looks great. This is a tough job market going on right now and what I paid for your service was well worth the value I received.”
— L.N., Stevens Point, WI
“I found a job! I wanted to send a big THANK YOU for all of your efforts in revamping my resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile. It was a pleasure working with you, and I will refer your services to my friends and colleagues.”
— A.S., Brooklyn, NY
I just wanted to let you know that I got a new job! The resume that you created for me said all of the right things in just the right way and it really made a difference. Thank you very much!”
— J.S., Central Wisconsin
Ready to take the next step with your career?
In working with clients, I strive to provide reliable, attentive and professional service and high-impact documents that get results. I would welcome an opportunity to do the same for you! I greatly enjoy the process of helping clients define and present their unique value to employers, while at the same time contributing to their understanding of their purpose and strengths as well as their ultimate goal of attaining greater career satisfaction.