Have Career Goals Waiting to Be Realized?

Career opportunities can be exciting but also challenging. I can help.

Offering proven expertise at assisting clients with:

Defining their unique value

Making a strong first impression

Generating interview requests and job offers

“In my job search since sending out the resume you created for me, I have had three 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. What I paid for your service was well worth the value I received.”

— L.N., Stevens Point, WI

Transitions … in one sense, a career is nothing more than a series of transitions. If you land a new job following high school or college, that will be the start of a transition. If you win a promotion, that new position will involve a transition. If you change careers, that new direction will mean making a transition.

According to numerous studies, workers on average change careers 5-7 times over their lives. Are you at a point where you are ready to make a career change or transition? But unsure of how to position yourself, especially for a position outside of your industry? I specialize in helping career professionals of all kinds – including professionals, managers and executives as well as members of the skilled trades – make transitions both within and outside of their current industry or employment sector. My services include resumes, cover letters, additional resume and cover letter versions, resume addendums, LinkedIn profiles, portfolios, bios, personal statements and interview coaching. When it comes to career transitions, here are just a few areas where I can help:

Career Beginnings | Career Advancement | Career Changes | Career Challenges | New Directions at Retirement

Career beginnings. 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 continued steps in one’s career, however large or small, is essential to both professional and personal growth. I help clients prepare compelling, well-crafted documents that clearly indicate career growth, demonstrate value and align with employer requirements. I am also experienced at helping clients show their ability to think creatively in solving problems or in finding innovative solutions to new challenges and opportunities – traits that employers continue to seek in building their workforces 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 or transition 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 challenges. 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 how are we going to respond. 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 at 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.

Experience across a wide range of industries and employment sectors

My background includes experience serving clients across industries and employment sectors such as healthcare, government, education, IT, financial services, manufacturing, construction and transportation and logistics, as well as the fine arts and other traditionally creative fields.

Small business marketing and publishing support

Although my primary focus is on career marketing, I also on occasion assist clients including entrepreneurs, authors and small business owners with marketing and publishing support needs. Services include content creation, publicity and book manuscript development.

“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

“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

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Some thoughts on sailboats, careers and personal fulfillment …

Whenever I take walks with my family along Lake Michigan, I always marvel at the beauty of sailboats and the raw energy that enables them to churn forward, pushed by the ever present winds against a backdrop of shimmering water and (sometimes) breathtakingly radiant, cloud-swept skies. When thinking of the clients I have been blessed to work with over the years, I am reminded of a powerful and yet different kind of energy – the energy that comes from the promise of a new career direction or life-changing opportunity. In assisting clients with new directions or opportunities, I strive to create deliverables that define their unique value, build on their sense of purpose, and ultimately help them realize greater career satisfaction and personal fulfillment. I would be honored to serve you in the same way.

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