Career Management Professional with nearly 10 years of industry experience. Certified Professional Resume Writer and Certified Federal Job Search Trainer with works published in leading resume books. Create strategicially designed personal marketing documents and professional resumes that significantly enhance candidate's career search while providing quality service. Facilitator of highly interactive live resume workshops and interview presentations. Expertise in outplacement, resume writing, interview coaching, and career search.
Aug 2004 - Present
Owner, Resume Writer
Empower job seekers with strategically designed resumes that bolster job search success. Engage professionals to think beyond the mundane and motivate them to strive for the goals they desire. Currently a member of Career Director's International, Career Management Alliance, National Resume Writer's Association, Entrepreneur's Exchange, and Anne Arundel Society of Human Resource Management. Compose resumes, cover letters, professional bio's for all levels of career professionals across multiple industries. Specialized experience with career changers, entrepreneurs, recent graduates, clergy/professional lay people, and federal job seekers.Selected Accomplishments
Two-time contributor to ResumeRx article for the Washington Post.Published contributor in Designing the Perfect Résumé, third edition, Barron’s Publishing, 2005Published contributor in Expert Résumés for Baby Boomers, Jist Publishing, 2006.Published contributor in Federal to Civilian Resumes 2007Successfully assisted approximately 100 clients in 2007 and more than 100 in 2008.
Penetrated outplacement industry with employers in the Washington, D.C. Metro area.
Jan 2000 - Jun 2004
Advanced from Resource Specialist to Career Consultant within one year. Advised dislocated workers and underemployed individuals on job search techniques, résumé development, training needs, and career planning.Selected AccomplishmentsConducted initial informational interviews with clients and developed effective plans of action based upon individual training and employment needs. Achieved the highest client job placement and retention record among five experienced consultants. Monitored client progress while in training, providing encouragement and counsel as needed. Effectively managed and prioritized an annual case load of over 150 individuals while providing attention and detail to client progress, training, and professional development. Received numerous letters of thanks from individual clients for attentiveness to their professional goals/desires and for providing appropriate guidance, training, and direction.
Four-year Baccalaureate liberal arts education in traditional music performance discipline with an emphasis in church music. Studies encompassed significant individual discipline in preparation for individual recitals, performance-based exams, and weekly individual instruction for three instruments. Proved knowledge and competency in the field through both oral and written comprehensive examinations and a one hour solo voice recital prior to graduation. Extensive stage performance and public presentation training and experience.