Offering proven strategies and techniques for new directions, fresh starts and other opportunities
Are you a better job candidate than what your resume or LinkedIn profile shows?
Are you effectively weaving together the critical value elements that define you as a unique, compelling candidate?
During interviews, do you struggle with what to say or how much to say — and end up with interviewers unable to understand or appreciate all that you have to offer?
If these situations and challenges are among those you face as a job seeker, the first thing you should know is that you are not alone. Simply stated, many people struggle with how to communicate their value to an employer. When I think of the many resumes that have I have reviewed and the many conversations that I have had with job seekers over the years, I can say with a reasonable level of certainty that most people find it difficult to define their value even with minimal adequacy and to talk about it in an interview with assurance.
Drawing on a strong career services background in addition to a diverse background in marketing and communications, I currently work with job seekers and other clients using a proven, straightforward, process-oriented approach to help them elevate the quality of their resumes and LinkedIn profiles and to interview with greater confidence. My goal is to enable each client to unlock, define and present a compelling 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 convincing presentations that have resulted in interview requests and job offers.
In guiding clients on how to present themselves to employers with greater precision and impact, I work with individuals of all kinds including members of the skilled trades, professionals, and managers and executives. Using sound, time-tested strategies and techniques, I assist clients with the following:
- Career changes or transitions
- Second careers or “encore” careers at retirement
- Recovering from a disruptive career event, such as a layoff, termination or debilitative health condition
- Work histories with employment gaps and numerous jobs
- Minimal employment experience
“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
Time for a new direction?
I help clients with a wide range of career opportunities and needs. My services include LinkedIn profiles, resumes, cover letters and interview coaching. In addition, during this global pandemic in which many careers have been turned upside down, I have adopted, as a sincere gesture to help, a flexible fee approach for those trying to stretch their budgets further.